Happy Thursday, friends! Another weekend is upon us – but this one is special because we’ve also got Monday off! From beach-like experiences, Heritage Day events and markets there is a ton happening in the city and you won’t want to miss a beat. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary over the next few days!

PRETEND YOUR’E ON VACAY AT THE PLAYA PATRÓN EXPERIENCE

Leave your passport at home – because the beach is coming to us! This weekend, after much anticipation, Calgary can check out Patron’s pop-up beach club that’ll make you feel like you’re in beautiful Tulum, Mexico. Enjoy and don’t forget the sunscreen!

When: Until Sunday, July 31st
Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 Street NW, Calgary
Cost: $25+

TAKE IN THE SUMMER SUN ON 17TH

From still walkers and aerialists, to drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue has kicked off its 2022 summer series with a bang. This weekend and throughout the rest of the season, check out movies in the park, fitness classes and more. For a full itinerary, check out the link above and enjoy!

When: Until September 21st
Where: 17 Ave. & 8 St. S.W, Calgary
Cost: FREE

SKATE A RETRO ROLLER RINK

With the sun in the sky, Calgary’s Deerfoot city wants to let the good times roll – in the literal sense! This weekend, lace into a pair of skates and glide the new retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with the art-forward organization, PARK.

Where: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AT HERITAGE PARK

Where better to celebrate Heritage Day, than Heritage Park? This year, check out an entire day of programming, food and sunshine at Calgary’s living history museum! From musicians to dancers, drummers and more – celebrate our country’s diversity and make some memories along the way!

When: Monday, August 1st
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am
Cost: $29.95

OR FORT CALGARY

With a ton of enlightening performances, demonstrations and readings – Calgarians are encouraged to learn a thing or two at Fort Calgary. The best part? Admission is free, so check it out!

When: Monday, August 1st
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

LOUNGE ON AN ALBERTA BEACH

From Jasper to Waterton, Alberta has some beautiful beaches. No, we don’t have coconut trees and year-round heat, but we do have sand and occasionally comfortable sun. Click the link above and see which provincial spots are our favourite!

Cost: FREE

TAKE IN A FILM OR TWO DURING THE FRINGE FESTIVAL

Featuring a series of Indie Films, Calgary’s Fringe Festival returns in support of lesser know creators, and up and coming legends. Check out the link above to get your tickets now!

When: Friday, July 29th – August 6th
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times

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CHECK OUT THE HERITAGE DAY FESTIVAL AT OLYMPIC PLAZA

Performances, sun and FREE admission? It really doesn’t get better than that! This year, check out Olympic Plaza for the annual Heritage Day Festival held by the Calgary Folk Arts Council and enjoy!

When: Monday, August 1st
Where: 228 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Cost: FREE

ENJOY THE INGLEWOOD SUNFEST

Bouncy castles, local bands and street performances? This year’s Inglewood Sunfest will bring drinks, live entertainment and fun (along with over 200 vendors and artists) to the streets of Calgary. Talk about the perfect summer day in one of Calgary’s hottest neighbourhoods.

Date: Saturday, July 30th
Location: 9th Avenue SE from 11th to 14th Street
Cost: Free

SHOP THE EASY DAYS POP-UP

It’s back! Set to take place again along the stunning East Village Riverwalk, the Easy Days pop-up market will not only shed some well-deserved light on Calgary artists and various artisan vendors, but it’ll also bring several performances by musicians and performers in every genre to the streets of Calgary, so save the date!

When: Saturday, July 30th
Where: 1300 12 St NE, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

And there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this LONG weekend, Enjoy!