Happy Sunday, everyone! The weekend has nearly come and gone, but there’s more fun coming your way. This time around we’ve got markets, outdoor fun, and concerts that will get you out, and about! Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week.
With warmer weather finally in our forecast, we’re all about long walks in the inner city, and why not support local while you’re at it? Tuesday, June 13th check out the Stephen Avenue Market! and shop until you drop!
When: Tuesday, June 13th, 2023
Where: 1st Street SE – Centre Street SW, Stephen Avenue, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
Do you have the meats? Look no further than the Halal Ribfest, a finger-licking, saucy extravaganza with more bones than the Halloween isle at Party City.
When: Friday, June 16th – 18th 2023
Where: ParkPlus Lot 6, 311- 8 St W, Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 9 pm
SPONSORED PICK: TAKE A NOSTALGIC WALK BACK THROUGH TIME AT NIGHT AT THE MIDWAY
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Night at the Midway by Heritage Park is back this summer, running for only 3 nights in June, July and August. So, mark your calendars for this super unique and nostalgic way to spend a summer evening.
Officially kicking off this Friday, June 16th it’s the perfect date night where you can stroll through the Antique Midway, spin on turn-of-the-century rides like the Big Eli Ferris Wheel and Bowness Carousel, check out classic carnival games, and indulge in sweet or deep-fried treats at the concessions and beverages from the cash bar.
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When: Friday, June 16tn, Friday, July 28th, & Friday, August 11, 2023
Where: The Conklin Lakeview Amusement Park at Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $21.95 plus GST
Whether you’re a foodie, love shopping local or are just looking to get some fresh air – this artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Where: 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB | 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: see times above
SPONSORED PICK: THIS 350-ACRE EQUESTRIAN FACILITY IS THROWING WORLD-CLASS EVENTS ALL SUMMER LONG AND IS A MUST-SEE FOR ALL CANADIANS
Make your summer unforgettable with a visit to Spruce Meadows in Calgary! From Wednesday, June 14th until Sunday, June 18th, ‘The National’, presented by Rolex, promises thrilling equestrian sport, exciting family activities, and an epic concert with renowned country stars. Celebrate the bond between horses and the military at the inspiring ‘North American’, presented by Rolex, from Wednesday, July 5th until Sunday, July 9th. And witness the world’s finest equestrian competition at the prestigious ‘Masters’ event from Wednesday, September 6th until Sunday, September 10th. Spruce Meadows is your must-see destination for an extraordinary summer!
Pop some corn, support local, and save a couple of bucks. This week, check out one or all 45 of the incredible films featured in the 25th FairyTales Queer Film Festival – an annual event that gives the LGBTQ+ community a platform to share stories of self-love, suppression, acceptance, and misrepresentation.
Date: Friday, June 9th – 18th, 2023
Location: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
With a single launch bay at the Waterfront Park, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat. Gear up and head down for the magical glowing kayak experience launching this June in Calgary.
When: Launching Friday, June 1st, 2023
Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour
Based on the 1980 hit movie, Stage West presents their 2023 production of 9 To 5 The Musical. For tickets and showtimes head to their website above!
When: Until June 25th, 2023
Where: Stage West, 727 – 42 Ave SE, Calgary
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A little competition never hurt anyone right? This week, those looking for a day of fun and sun are encouraged to check out Winsport’s 18-hole course. Good luck and enjoy.
Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Featuring music by Peter Gabriel, New Blood is a true story of a residential school survivor and explores the impact of the system on First Nations children and adults.
When: Thursday, June 15th, 2023
Where: 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 7:30 pm
And there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!