The sun is shining and another week is upon us! After a few long days of sleeping in and chilling out, it’s time to wind things back up! From festivals to highly anticipated openings, here are 10 wonderfully exciting things to do this week in Calgary!
GO GREEN AT A GARDEN CENTRE
Want to spruce up your lawn or patio? With wholesale prices, 4 locations across the city, and expert staff, the popup glow gardens are back! This annual shopping event is familiar to many and beloved by plant enthusiasts and admirers and you can check it out now. Don’t miss it
TAKE ON YYCAESARFEST
It’s finally here! The Caesar is deeply rooted in our YYC’s history so it only makes sense that one of the largest events celebrating the drink be held in Calgary! This week, fans of the drink can hit the Stampede grounds where local bars and restaurants will be showcasing different variations of the boozy bevy under one roof.
When: Thursday, May 19th-20th
Where: 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
CHECK OUT GLENBOW MUSEUMS TEMPORARY GALLERY
Looking for something low-key? This week, check out Calgary’s FREE Glenbow Museum popup exhibition space at the Edison. Featuring art from all over the world and right here in Alberta, this unique experience is certainly one you won’t want to miss!
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
STROLL THROUGH NIKKA YUKO GARDEN
Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful places in all of North America and this week you can finally wander through fields of flowers, trees, and the beautifully cut grass of the iconic location. Check it out this Thursday and enjoy!
When: Opens Thursday, May 19th
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
ENJOY A MEAL AT FOODIES IN THE PARK
Last chance! This week, get a group together for Foodies in the Park- an intimate dome dining experience held in Calgary’s Fish Creek! From the menu to an incredible view, this is a unique dining event you won’t want to miss.
When: Until May 22, 2022
Where: 15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm, and 7:45 pm
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HAVE A PICNIC
Food, booze, and fresh air? This week, grab the hand of someone special and hit one of Calgary’s newly named liquor-friendly parks for an adorable lunch under the sun. There really is no better way to celebrate the warmer weather – than with a bottle of bubbly and your favorite person.
ENJOY A BEER ON A CALGARY PATIO
Coss your fingers for some beautiful weather this week, Calgary! It’s been one long winter and if you’re like us, then you’re beyond ready to hit one of the many incredible patios in and around the city. Check out the link above for 10 of our favorite spots and enjoy!
PLAY IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. This week, check it out and say bon voyage to reality – but beware, you might not want to come back!
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
CHECK OUT CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
Can’t get enough color and expression? If you’re an art lover, there’s nothing better! This week wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell – all for only $10.
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
ATTEND THE 90S DRAG SHOW
This week, check out some of YYCs best and most energetic as they dance, sing and entertain to 90s classics in sky-high heels. For more information check out the link above or the links above!
When: Friday, May 20th
Where: 4608 Macleod Trail SW
Time: 8:30 pm
Whew, there you have it, friends, 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?! Let us know – and enjoy!
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