Well, hiya, party people. Happy Friday-eve! With the sun shining and nothing but pure anticipation brewing, we think it’s about time to check out what’s happening around the city this time around, don’t you think? From exhibits to another Stampede – here are 10 things to do in and around Calgary this weekend.
GIDDY UP FOR THE STRATHMORE STAMPEDE
This year, between July 30th and August 1st, Cowfolk from all over will gather for a series of incredibly popular rodeo competitions as well as a live concert, cabaret, and a fireworks display for the annual Strathmore Stampede! Check the link above for more information and don’t miss it!
When: Friday, July 30th – August 1st
Where: 3 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore, Alberta
Time: See times above
Cost: Costs vary
EXPLORE THE VAN GOGH IMMERSIVE EXHIBIT
After being rescheduled no thanks to COVID, the Van Gogh Immersive Exhibit will finally open in Calgary this Friday and you won’t want to miss it! With your ticket in hand. 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: Friday, July 30th – August 29th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times above
KICK-OFF THE WEEKEND WITH A BAR CRAWL
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!
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE – FOR FREE
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 on the 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
TREAT YOURSELF AT CALGARY’S SUMMER COOL-ER
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
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AT INGLEWOOD’S CAR-FREE SUNDAYS
This August, Calgary’s oldest neighbourhood is taking a ‘simple life approach, asking that on the last day of every weekend, Calgarians park elsewhere and use their legs to get around instead. In support of small businesses, Inglewood has announced Car-Free Sundays, discouraging folks from parking in the area in hopes that they’ll walk Mainstreet instead!
When: Every Sunday
Where: 9th Avenue, Inglewood
TAKE IN A FILM OR TWO DURING THE FRINGE FESTIVAL
Featuring a series of Indie Films, Calgary’s Fring Festival returns in support of smaller creators – all of which are incredibly talented. This year’s event will be made up of several separate events so make sure that you check them all out above before you commit!
When: Until August 7th
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
RE-CENTER WITH AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
You look like you could use some fresh air! Every Sunday this month, 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
ENJOY ‘EVERY SECOND’ AT TELUS SPARK
It’s here, Calgary! Canada’s first-ever permanent immersive art gallery is finally open at Telus Spark and it’s already got some incredible reviews. Solidify your place as one of the very first who gets to check it out by purchasing your tickets for this weekend above!
When: Now open!
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Cost: Free with admission ($26)
TAKE IN SOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS FROM THE SUNSET FESTIVAL
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
There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! Enjoy yourselves out there and be safe!
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