Well, Calgary, we made it! We’ve found our way to the last weekend of the 2021 Stampede. We hope that you guys are all feeling alright because while we’ve been at it all week, this is really where people kick up the dust. Of course, if you’d like to avoid the honky-tonk craziness all together there’s still plenty to see and do in and around Calgary. Not sure what we mean? Here are 10 of the best events or activities that you can enjoy over the next few days!
Whether you’re a fan of unique cocktails, are the meat and potatoes type, or love trying new eats, Calgary’s Taste of Calgary is THE even to check out this weekend! From specials and discounts to enhanced service and temporary menu items, restos new and old will feature incredible eats, one-of-a-kind sips and amazing deals – all of their choice. Don’t miss it, folks!
When: Friday, July 16th – 25th
Where: See restaurants above
Want a sneak peek of the Calgary Farmer’s Market’s new location? This is your chance! This weekend, check out the NW’s newest community and wander booths curated by the local vendors who will be occupying the upcoming mega stop! Trust us, it’ll be worth getting familiar with them, folks!
When: Saturday, July 17th
Where: Along Greenbriar Dr. NW, next to the CFM West Building.
Time: 10 am
We hope you’re ready to indulge, because a new community-positive event meant to showcase local businesses and celebrate seasonal grub, clothing, and more, is hitting Calgary! From the folks who put on the city’s massive Hot Chocolate Fest comes another amazing way to raise money for Meals on Wheels so don’t miss it!
When: Until Tuesday, August 31st
This summer has been the hottest on record, but we’re not even halfway through it. There’s still plenty of fun to be had in the sun and plenty more days where it’s safer to hide away from it. Prefer to soak up every last ray this season? Do so this weekend, at one of Alberta’s best waterparks! Check out the link above for our favourites!
Two weeks down, one weekend to go! After last year’s cancellation, the midway, the food, the music, and the rodeo are back and in full swing. For the last time this year, mask up and hit the Stampede grounds in celebration of the city’s resilient spirit!
When: Until July 18th, 2021
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker and we don’t have a whole lot of time left to enjoy the Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth. This weekend either before or after you hit the grounds check out one of Calgary’s best bars for a unique sip as part of the city’s 10-day Stampede Caesar Roundup – a celebration of the most wonderful time of year!
When: Friday, July 9th – 18th
Where: See above
Beer? Pancakes? This weekend, check out Cold Garden for a perfect-for-summer event! In partnership with our pals at Neo Financial, Calgarians are encouraged to hit the East Village, grab a plate of flapjacks and a beer later on in the day then enjoy some live music under the heat of the sun. You will not want to miss it!
When: Saturday, July 17th-18th
Where: 553 Riverfront Avenue
Time: Pancake breakfast 10 am | Beer garden 11 am – 10 pm | Greta Foodtruck – 1 pm | Live Music – 6 pm
We think it’s safe to say that after the year we’ve had, your Instagram could use a little ‘spice’. Luckily, Calgary’s CORE Shopping Mall has come to your aid, opening their brand new ‘Gram Garden’, an interactive display where shoppers can snap a picture or two in a series of season-perfect photo booths. This weekend check it out and enter to win a $500 gift card!
When: Stampede Theme – until July 20th | Summer Theme – July 20th to August 15th | Pride Party Theme – August 16th to September 7th
Where: 324 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Is all of this Stampede craziness too much for you? This weekend, inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat out the insanity at an incredibly relaxing Yoga class in Stanley Park. After all, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local or are just looking to get some fresh air check out this weekend’s Farmers and Makers Market! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks. Does it getting better than this?!
When: Every Saturday until October 9th
Where: 1729 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! It’s going to be good one, folks, we can feel it!