Happy Thursday, friends! The time has finally come – to explore, play and relax. This time around do so by getting a drink, breathing in some fresh air, or catching up with friends and family. Not sure where to start? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
This weekend, Sunday, March 6th check out the Grey Eagle Casino, where the YYC Food Trucks will be holding a charity event in support of the Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine. Serving specials between 12 pm and 6 pm, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Red Cross which has promised to continue matching donations up to $10 million.
When: Sunday, March 6th
Where: Grey Eagle Casino Overflow Parking Lot – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr.
When: 12 pm – 6 pm
GRAB A DRINK AT THE ICE BAR ON LAKE LOUISE
Thirsty? This weekend start your engine and head to the mountains for a day of skating, laughter and sipping. From now until the bar literally melts away in mid-April, check out the magically delicious ice bar on Lake Louise and grab a cold one!
When: Until mid-April (weather permitting)
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
CHECK OUT THE TIPSY PARROT RUM SHACK
From the bright, elaborate decor and the loud uppidy beats to the Palliser’s world-class service, 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 right here in Calgary!
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
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EXPLORE MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION
Feeling artsy? Well, it’s finally time! This weekend hit the grand opening of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition, a celebration of one of the most famous Renaissance painters in history. For more information or tickets, check out the link above.
When: Thursday, March 3rd – April 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
COZY UP NEXT TO A FIREPIT FOR FREE
Stay warm and get some fresh air. This weekend, rent one of Calgary’s community fire pits and make a s’more or two with your closest friends or family. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one now for FREE.
CHECK OUT THE TOPSY TURVY ALICE POP-UP
Curiouser and Curiouser! 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
SKATE OLYMPIC PLAZA
Free AND easy? This weekend, if you haven’t already this season, why not check out Calgary’s only outdoor refrigerated ice rink – Olympic Plaza! As of right now, this bad boy remains open and available to the public so check it out and enjoy!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
WANDER THE NEW QUANTUM SANDBOX EXHIBIT
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 month 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)
WADDLE WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
It won’t melt the snow, but it’ll melt your heart! This weekend, f the weather permits 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
CHECK OUT THE NATIONAL MUSIC CENTRE
Extended for 2022, Calgary’s National Music Centre will be offering free admission to Calgarians this weekend in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary. This will only last for a limited time, so check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
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. We’ll see you out there!
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