Hey there, party people. Congrats on making it through some of the hottest days in YYC’s recent history! Give yourselves an unpleasantly sweaty pat on the back. Once again, Friday is hot on our heels and this time around we’ve got festivals, tasty events and, because the heat just won’t quit, several NEW ways to cool down. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Calgary this weekend!
SUPPORT LOCAL AT CALGARY’S SUMMER COOL-ER
Let’s get right to it! 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 Calgary’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
INDULGE UNDER THE STARS
Last chance friends! This weekend, dine like the kings and queens that you are! Foodies In The Park are back, this time with a Bridgerton themed dining experience and what’s more stereotypically romantic than that?! Until July 4th, enjoy an incredible meal under the stars in one of Bow Valley’s unique, distance-friendly, backyard garden domes – because you deserve a little royal treatment!
When: Until July 4th
Where: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 5 PM, 7:05 PM and 9:10 PM for dinner, and 12 PM for afternoon tea on weekends.
COMPETE IN A CITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT
Organized by Parks Calgary in cooperation with PlayCityYYC will challenge those looking to get out and about to a game of wit, speed, and problem-solving. This Saturday, take part in a city wide-scavenger hunt that will have you racing for clues, exploring the city, and hopefully, winning some killer prizes1
When: Every Saturday
CHECK OUT CALAWAY PARK
Revving up for Stampede and looking to do something a little more fast-paced this summer? Lather yourself in sunscreen and hit the road because Calaway Park is officially open for the season. Mask up and head out for a full day of sun, fun and of course, cheap and delicious carnival food – you can never have too much!
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
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GO FOR A RUN
From beautifully landscaped gardens for lounging and picnicking to open fields where you can work up a sweat, YYC has got you! One of the most popular ways to get out and about in the city? Running! So – if you’re like us and feel like you’ve taken too many laps around the block check out the link above for 10 of the best places to go for a run in Calgary!
DIP YOUR TOES IN THE BOW
What better way to cool off this weekend than by renting a dingy and lounging in the Bow? This Saturday or Sunday grab your pals, your family, a paddle and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory YYC adventure.
BINGE NETFLIX’S JULY RELEASES
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through a long summer that might almost be too hot. This July those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through Calgary’s heatwave with a ton of new releases!
ENROLL IN AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Whew, after all that fun you’re going to need to wind down. This Sunday, inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat out your crazy weekend 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.
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
GET PREHISTORIC AT THE CALGARY ZOO
Have we got some dino-mite news, YYC! it’s no secret that the Calgary Zoo is one of the city’s best attractions in the city. What was a secret – until recently, was that it’s actually gotten even better! This weekend, take a trip back to prehistoric times with a stellar new exhibit, Dinosaurs: Awakened.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
TAKE A UNIQUE ROAD TRIP
Wild Rose Country looks beautiful on Instagram and postcards, but we’re so much more than blue water and the Stampede. Contrary to popular belief, Albertans are as strange as they come and we’re hardly shy about it. In fact, all over the province, we have entire towns and monuments in honour of our ‘particular’ interests and passions. This weekend, check them a few of them out!
Wowza! Well, there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What will you hit up first?
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