Another day, another opportunity to explore your city! This time around we’ve got a ton of exciting Pride events, tours, a retro-style roller rink and so much more – so let’s just get into it! Not sure what else is happening? Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week!
CELEBRATE CALGARY PRIDE 2022
It’s FINALLY here! From humble beginnings to thousands of allies, participants, and leaders, Calgary’s Pride is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year. From inspirational speakers to parties, and more, there are a ton of incredible events happening in and around Calgary in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community!
When: Until September 5th
Where: Various locations
CHECK OUT THE SUMMER EVENT SERIES ON 17TH
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 one of their many events which include 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
GO BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE DOME
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
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 11 am, 12 pm and 1 pm
SKATE PARK’S RETRO ROLLER RINK
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
CELEBRATE DEFEAT AT THE MUSEUM OF FAILURE
Last chance! 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
GO DOWNHILL GO-KARTING
A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This week, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
FLOAT THE BOW
What’s the best way to cool off this week? Well by floating the Bow or the Elbow, of course! Grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory summertime adventure.
PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS
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
HIT THE SUNFLOWER FIELDS
Need a new profile picture? Charge your phone and press play on your favourite playlist, because when it comes to summertime in Alberta, Sunflower fields are where it’s at! check out the link above for some of our favourite spots, and enjoy! You won’t regret it!
JOIN A FREE IMMERSIVE CONCERT EXPERIENCE IN OLYMPIC PLAZA
Grab a blanket, a snack, and the whole fam for some fun at Olympic Plaza! For over 30 years, Squonk has brought its immersive music spectacles around the world, and now Calgary is getting front-row seats for all the fun! Hand to Hand is a wild open-air show that features quirky upbeat rock and brings audiences of all ages to participate in operating two GIANT purple puppet hands to dance to the beat of the music.
When: Monday, August 29th, 30th and 31st
Where: Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave SW)
Time: click here for showtimes
Cost: FREE! Plus you can pre-register (for free) to receive a special Squonk-themed activity pack
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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