The Tuesday after a long weekend is tough, but it’s nothing that a little fun can’t fix! This week, from outdoor activities to markets and more there are a ton of exciting things to get you out and about – but there’s no time to waste! Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week!
POP SOME CORN FOR THE CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL
Featuring a series of Indie Films, Calgary’s FringeFestival returns in support of lesser know creators, and up and coming legends. Tickets are on sale now so check out the link above for more information!
When: Until August 6th
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH TASTE OF CALGARY
This week, explore global cuisines from all over the city! With a unique mix of restaurants and beverage companies, Taste of Calgary will be celebrating the finest food, drink, and entertainment in the city for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s gonna be a good one, friends!
When: Thursday, August 4th – 7th
Where: 311, 8 Street SW
Cost: FREE Admission
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
GO BERRY PICKING
Strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons? This week, head to one of the many u-pick fields in and around Calgary and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Could there be a sweeter way to spend a day?
Cost: Prices vary
PARK 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
WATCH THE PERSEID METEOR SHOWER
Whether you put your feet on the dash and point your peepers through the sunroof or really commit to an evening with snacks and a picnic blanket, stargazing is a fail-safe date idea and an original way to chill with your friends. This week, check out one of the many dark sky reserves in and around the city and take in the year’s most magical meteor shower.
When: Until August 21st (peak on August 12th)
Time: After sunset
TAKE A CAPTAIN’S CRUISE
Surrounded by breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, indulge in everything from shrimp cocktail and bruschetta to skewers, sushi and desserts as well as wine, beer and an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages all while enjoying live music this week.
When: Thursday, August 4th
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
OR A HIKE
Now that the sun is out it’s important that we make the most of it! This week, as long as the weather continues to cooperate, why not treat yourself to a stunning summer hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains? Check the link above for our favourites!
CATCH SHAKESPEARE ON THE GO
A Calgary Classic! Theatre Calgary is back again for a summer of tragic, comedic, and dramatic stories written by a literary genius– but with a twist! This week, catch the company on the run as they perform at various locations around the city. For more information, check out the schedule above!
When: Until August 7th
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
ENJOY 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 and continues on throughout the seson with 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
And there you have it, folks! 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy!
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