We made it, friends! It’s Friday eve and in only a matter of hours, you’ll be free to do whatever and go where ever you want. Now it’s just a matter of planning! Not sure where to start or what’s even happening in the city this time around? Don’t worry, we’ve got you! Here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend!
Music, sunsets, beer, and BBQ? Until September 9th, you’ll find all of this and more 7,400 ft up the side of Sulphur Mountain during the Banff Gondola Annual Sunset Festival. Do not miss this one, Calgary – it’s going to be something else.
When: Now until September 9th
Where: 513 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Yarrr! Are ya’ ready, kids?! This weekend, buccaneers, lads, and landlubbers alike are encouraged to crack codes, solve clues, and piece together puzzles in hopes of being finding the hidden bounty before the time is up during this one-of-a-kind city-wide pirate escape game! Prizes will be given out for both the crew who completes the game the fastest and the scallywags who dress better than all the others, so do your absolute best and pay close attention. It’s not meant to be easy.
When: August 28th
Where: Downtown Calgary – meeting points TBA
Time: 10 am
Cost: $52. 50 / per-team
It’s here, Calgary – the end of Globalfest, the city’s most explosive festival. This weekend, just like those before it, Calgarians will be able to cuddle up close in Elliston Park under a sky illuminated by stars and fireworks for one last time!
When: Saturday, August 28th
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
From humble beginnings to thousands of spectators and supporters, Calgary’s Pride Festival is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year and 2021 will be no different. From a virtual parade to speakers, check out the link above to see everything happening in and around Calgary in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
When: Friday, August 27th – September 6th
Miss live theatre?! So do we! Shakespeare by the Bow is back again for a summer of tragic, comedic, and dramatic stories written by a literary genius – however, unlike year’s past, 2021’s event will take place all over the city. For more information check out the schedule above!
When: All August long
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary! From now until September 3rd, Wild Rose Country’s best taverns and brewhouses, distilleries, cafes and cocktail bars will all be serving an array of unique and colourful offerings in celebration of Calgary’s Pride month – check out the link above for all participating spots!
When: Until September 3rd
Where: See above
‘Free’ is our favourite F word! Right now Calgary’s National Music Centre and ATB are actually offering free admission Saturdays and Sundays in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary and you won’t want to miss out. Want more information? Check out the link above!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
We’re down to the wire, Calgary! You’ve only got a few more days to check out the insane Van Gogh Exhibit. This weekend, immerse yourselves into the wonderfully colourful world of a mad genius! Guided by his own dreams, thoughts, and words, experience the world of the troubled artist as if it were the first time.
When: Until Sunday, September 26th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
It’s a market season, Calgary! This weekend, whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local or are just looking to get some fresh air check out the adorable Farmers and Makers Market! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks. That sounds like a perfect spring afternoon to us!
When: Every Saturday until October 9th
Where: 1729 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
This August, Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood took a ‘simple life approach, asking that on the last day of every weekend, the public park elsewhere and use their legs to get around instead. This weekend, check out Inglewood’s Car-Free Sundays, a wholesome day of family fun in Calgary’s cutest neighbourhood.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 9th Avenue, Inglewood
There you have it, friends! 10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend! Now get out there and have all the fun!