Well, friends, another weekend has come and gone – but there’s no need to fret! We’ve got another roundup of exciting events, markets and more. Not sure what’s happening in and around the city? Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week.
The sun is in the sky and 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
Get ready, folk because 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: Until August 27th
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
Showcasing a ton of local vendors, food trucks, and artists, the Stephen Avenue Market will fill your bags (and your hearts) with memories, goodies, and unique pieces made right here in Calgary.
When: Tuesday, August 23rd
Where: Stephen Avenue, Calgary
It’s an art attack! This week, enjoy live music and take in take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best as part of the 2022 BUMP festival. A complete map can be found at the link above.
When: Until August 28th
Where: See locations above
We hope you’re thirsty because this week you’re encouraged to 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: Until August 26th
Where: Various locations
From still walkers and aerialists, to drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue is in the thick of its 2022 summer series with a ton of fun to come! This week enjoy 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
From the Flames’ dressing room and luxury suites to where some of your favourite musicians have hung out before a concert, the dome wants you to see it all but for a limited time only. From now until August 31st, the folks underneath the saddle top will be giving MTV Cribs-style tours – FOR FREE, no registration required. Check the times below and enjoy!
When: Monday, Wednesday and Fridays Until August 31st – with the exception of August 26th *
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
There’s nothing like a waterfall to stop you dead in your tracks. This week, head to the mountains and ogle at some of the most beautiful – not just in the province, but in the entire country! Hit the link above for our favourites.
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 up-and-coming Museum of Failure.
When: Until August 31st
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
From humble beginnings to thousands of allies, participants, and leaders, Calgary’s Pride Festival is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year and it finally kicks off this week. From a parade to inspirational speakers, parties, and more, there are a ton of incredible events happening in and around Calgary in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community!
When: Kicks off on Friday, August 26th
Where: Various locations
This week, hit Calgary’s ultimate pool party destinations for sun, fun, and on occasion – live music! Re-open to the public now, Hotel Arts will be THE place to wind down and catch a tan after work,
Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
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!