Happy Monday, friends. We hope that you’ve had another incredible weekend of sun, fun and friends – but it’s time to get back into it. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do that’ll have you laughing your way through another beautiful week in Calgary. Here are 10 of our favourites.
HAVE A DRINK AT SHAKE STIR AND STRAINBOW
It’s here! This summer, indulge during Shake, Stir and Strainbow – the city’s tastiest festival. Between now and August 26th check out one of the many taverns and brewhouses, distilleries, cafes and bars offering an array of colourful offerings and ring in another year of Calgary Pride!
When: Friday, August 5th – 26th
Where: Various locations
SKATE PARK’S 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 week, 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
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 week 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
CHECK OUT THE MUSEUM OF FAILURE
If you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Filled with everything from board games and skin care products, to vehicles and foods – browse and ogle flops from all over the world at the recently opened Museum of Failure.
When: Until August 31st
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS
This summer, hit Calgary’s ultimate pool party destinations for sun, fun, and on occasion – live music! Re-open to the public this summer (without its winterized top), Hotel Arts will be THE place to wind down and catch a tan after a long day of work.
Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
FLOAT THE BOW
It’s going to be a long hot summer! The best way to cool off? By floating the Bow, of course! This week, grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit the city’s winding river. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory Calgary adventure.
CHECK OUT GLOBALFEST
Get ready! The city’s most explosive festival is back for 2022! Like the years before it, Calgarians will be able to cuddle up close in Elliston Park under a sky illuminated by stars and fireworks. It really is magical.
When: Thursday, August 18th – 27th
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
GET HONKY-TANKED AT COUNTRY THUNDER
We hope you didn’t hang up your hats for good after last year’s cancellation because this Friday, Country Thunder and all of its crazy shenanigans, artists, and food trucks will be back with Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice, and Morgan Wallen.
When: Friday, August 19th – 20th
Where: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary – Prairie Winds Park
ENJOY THE 2022 BUMP FESTIVAL
Calgary has some incredible artists. This summer, enjoy live music and take in take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best. A complete map can be found at the link above!
When: Monday, August 1st – 28th
Where: See locations above
TAKE THE TOUR DE CRAVE
Grab your friends and family, download the Strava app, and join in the second annual Tour de Crave! After last year’s resounding success, the Tour de Crave is back in Calgary (in Edmonton and Saskatoon too)! Ride the Tour’s city loops to explore your city in a whole new way, plus be rewarded with a coupon code for one mouthwatering Crave cupcake, a Crave branded water bottle and be entered to win our grand prize!
When: Until September 30th
Where: See Calgary loop above
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this week! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!
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