Hey there, beautiful people, happy Sunday! We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, but it’s time to jump back into it! Not sure what’s happening this time around. Well, from highly-anticipated festivals to markets and more, here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week.
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
SHOP THE STEPHEN AVENUE MARKET
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 9th
Where: Stephen Avenue, Calgary
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
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 season 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
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
OR THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
This sunny season vendors from all over the city will gather again for the beloved Inglewood Night Market! Here, you can check out their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many, MANY dogs that fellow attendees will be walking through the area. Enjoy!
When: Friday, August 12th
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
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 11th
Where: 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
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
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.
TAKE IN A BREATHTAKING VIEW FROM THE SUNSET FESTIVAL
Music, sunsets, beer and BBQ? This week, you’ll find all of this and more 7,400 ft up the side of Sulphur Mountain during the Banff Gondola Annual Sunset Festival. Do not miss this one, Calgary – it’s going to be something else.
When: Until September 5th
Where: 513 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
Time: 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
There you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week! As always, have fun and be safe out there! It’s going to be a good one.
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