Happy Monday, friends. We hope you’ve had a fun and relaxing weekend with friends and family – but it’s that time again! Luckily, there are tons of exciting things happening around the city – from markets, food festivals and more. Not sure what to check out first? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week.
Get ready to eat, foodies because Calgary is in the thick of Canada’s tastiest festival, Le Burger Week. From local bars to cafes Calgary is in for one last week of some wildly tasty creations and we couldn’t be more excited. Bon Appetit, friends!
When: Until September 14th
We strongly believe that your wardrobe should reflect how you feel on the inside, and some of you are old, creative souls. But where in the heck do you go to find something that screams ‘I’m an individual?’ A consignment store of course. For 17 of our favourites, check out the link above.
The sun is in the sky and 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 colourful retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with the art-forward organization, PARK.
Where: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Described as an unauthorized experience, this award-winning parody created by the BBC’s Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner combines all seven of the beloved book Harry Potter series into 70 hilarious minutes that are sure to delight fans of all ages. It’ll be absurd, but you won’t want to miss it!
When: Tuesday, September 13th – 25th
Where: 215 8 Ave SE, Calgary
From still walkers and aerialists, to drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue is in the thick of its 2022 summer series. This week and throughout the rest of the season, check out 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
No matter the time of year, exploring abandoned (and possibly haunted) ghost towns around Alberta makes for a solid adventure. From mining towns and mountain settlements to a town sitting at the bottom of a lake, this province is filled with historical hamlets from a time gone by. Check out the link above for 15 ghoulish ghost towns in Alberta that you can actually visit this week!
This Friday 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, September 16th
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
No matter the day or the occasion – we’re always in the mood for carby deliciousness covered in cheese and sauce. If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of the good stuff, unhinge your jaws because YYC Pizza Fest is coming, and with it, a spotlight on some of the city’s best thin crust, deep dish, topping-heavy restaurants, and their most inventive slices!
When: Friday, September 16th – October 2nd
Cost: Prices vary
A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This week, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Step right up for a magical night out in Calgary at Heritage Park’s annual Carnivàle Fundraiser! When the lights go down, Heritage Park will be transformed into a dazzling display of street performances by Le Cirque de la Nuit, a dance party at the Didsbury Bandstand, fortune tellers, caricatures and tattoo artists, and more!
When: Friday, September 16th
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Cost: click here to see all package options!
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Now get out there and don’t forget the sunscreen!