Congratulations, friends! You’ve nearly made it through the first week after Stampede, one of the most difficult weeks on the calendar. Now that you’ve had some time to detox, recharge and rehydrate, it’s time to get back into all of the sun, fun and food our city has to offer, consequence-free! Not sure how to kick it all off? Here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend!
So you want to go out, but can’t decide where? This weekend, instead of having to confront your commitment issues, why not hit more than one of 17th Avenue’s best pubs, bars, and dives? We hope you wore a comfortable pair of shoes, Calgary because above you’ll find your ultimate 17th Avenue bar crawl checklist!
Music, sunsets, beer and BBQ? This weekend, 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
Summer is in full swing, Calgary! This weekend treat yourself during a new community-positive event meant to showcase local businesses and celebrate seasonal grub, clothing, and more. From the folks who put on the city’s massive Hot Chocolate Fest comes another amazing way to raise money for Meals on Wheels – the 2021 Summer Cool-er!
When: Until Tuesday, August 31st
Despite being in-between normals right now, the Calgary Folk Music Festival is back with a new, more COVID-safe concept! This weekend, take a seat on the grass with a basket of snacks and enjoy a day of Summer Serenades, featuring local and national artists. Get your tickets at the link above!
When: Tuesday, July 22nd – 28th
Where: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
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
The sun is out and some of you are looking for somewhere to escape the rays. Luckily, we’ve got just the place – and guess what? If you head over there this weekend, it won’t even cost you a dime! 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- check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
It’s shopping season, YYC! This weekend, check out the Little Modern Market, a two-day celebration of local vendors, entrepreneurs, and artists, as well as the sunnier days ahead. The best part? This event is totally free to attend, so check it out!
When: Saturday, July 24th
Where:221 10 Ave SE #120
Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Whether you’re an absolute klutz or a pro on a pair of skates, this weekend, you have to check out Calgary’s Summertime Magic popup roller rink! Throw on a pair of hot pants, tease your hair to the gods and boogie – heck, maybe we’ll see you out there!
When: Saturday, July 24th
Where: #130, 10 Smed Lane S.E, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
Stampede was a lot, but it’s all over now! 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! Enjoy yourselves out there and be safe!