Happy Friday eve, friends! Congrats on making it through the workweek. Whether you’re in need of a break or want to celebrate another job well done, the sun is shining and the next few days are looking bright – so get ready! From popups to an unusual competition here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
Need a vacay but don’t have a trip planned? The Tipsy Parrot Popup Bar provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of city life! Grab a boozy sip or snack on Caribbean bites and enjoy a tropical escape all without hopping on a plane.
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Get loud, and get sickening! This Saturday watch some of YYC’s best and most energetic dance, sing and entertain in heels higher than your parent’s expectations. For more information check out the link above and enjoy!
When: Every Saturday
Where: 1413 9th Avenue SW
Time: 9:00 pm
Want to see something amazing? This weekend suit up and check out Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, a newly opened gallery that celebrates one of the most famous Renaissance painters in history. For more information or tickets, check out the link above.
When: Until April 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Save a few bucks and rock on. This Saturday and Sunday Calgary’s iconic National Music Centre will be shifting to a pay-what-you-can admission model for weekend guests! Explore five floors of exhibitions and catch also performances – it’s all included with the admission of your choosing! Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Don’t miss this one Calgary! An event that encourages a new and inspiring perspective, the Banff Gondola’s Nightrise brings the mountains to life with lights, projections and incredible storytelling. For more information and tickets, check out the link above
When: Until April 10th
Where: 100 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Time: 5 pm
Get topsy turvy! From now until the end of this month, Calgarians are encouraged to sip, play and explore an unusual event where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be.
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
Described as an infinite space where science and art meet, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery is the first of its kind in Canada and this weekend its new exhibit ‘Quantum Sandbox’ will blow you away. Check it out and escape reality – you might not want to come back.
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
Described on their website as the ultimate mashup of “rednecks, horses and ski bums,” the 5th ever Pole and Spur Skijoring competition will also have a beer garden, DJ, and food trucks in addition to the contest itself. Believe us when we say that this event will be unlike anything we’ve seen before.
When: Saturday, March 12th
Where: Blairmore, Crowsnest Pass, AB
Time: 11 am
Bundle up! As long as the weather permits, this weekend Calgarians can waddle over to the Zoo for their adorable 10th annual Penguin Walk! This event is truly as cute as can be, so check it out!
When: Every day until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Skiing? Not this weekend! Instead of hitting the hill with some poles, Calgarians are encouraged to check out Winsport where almost anyone can hit the slopes and enjoy the breeze for a day of inner tubing!
When: See dates above
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: Prices vary
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend What will you check out first? Let us know and remember to stay safe, wash your hands and have fun. We’ll see you out there!