Well hey there, friends! How was your weekend? What is magical, full of fun, sun and great food? If so, rest assured that the good times don’t stop rolling here. On the flip side, if your last few days were, for a lack of a better word, just “meh,” well, now’s your chance to make up for it, because as always, we’ve put a nifty list together of 10 socially distant things to do this week in Calgary. Enjoy!
HAVE A RIVERSIDE PICNIC
The sun is out and the heat is almost unbearable. That can only mean one thing! It’s time to hit the water, friends! Whether you’re the picnic-packing type, are looking for somewhere new to take a walk or have just forgotten how many incredible spots there are for an in-city summer toe dip, check out the link above for the best spots to hang out near the river in Calgary.
CATCH A LOCAL PRODUCTION – FROM YOUR COUCH
We’re down to the wire, Calgary! This week is your last chance to check out The Smartest Girl In The World, a heartwarming play about complex family dynamics, redemption and personal drive with incredible performances, beautiful sets and amazing writing by the folks at Calgary’s StoryBook Theatre. Don’t miss it!
Date: Until, Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Location: Online at the link above
FEEL THE WIND THROUGH YOUR HAIR DURING A LEISURELY SCOOT
You’ve got the need, the need for speed… and a breeze! After a long harsh winter and a pretty gloomy springtime, E-scooters have returned to Calgary this time with a few changes to the system. Check out the link above for everything that you might need to know before going for a ride this week!
GO FOR A MOUNTAIN BIKE RIDE
This week, stretch those legs and really make the most of the spring season is by taking a leisurely ride on a two-wheeler and getting some fresh air! Not sure where to go? Check out the link above for the 10 best places for a bike ride in Calgary!
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COMPETE IN AN INNER-CITY SCAVENGER HUNT
Ready, set, hunt! This week, Calgarians who are interested in winning some free booze and also in getting fresh air will be encouraged to follow a series of clues posted by YYC’s Burwood Distillery – all of which will lead them to a mystery destination marked with a neon pineapple decal. This neon fruit will be your ticket to scoring a summer’s worth of amazing prizes, so keep your eyes peeled! For more information check out the link above!
When: Until Friday, June 25th
TREAT YOURSELF TO A SUMMERTIME COCKTAIL
It’s almost the weekend, and no matter what your last few days looked like we’re sure that you could use a drink. Maybe you’re celebrating or perhaps you’re just looking to take the edge off. Click the link above for our favourite summer cocktails and where to find them in Calgary
REV YOUR ENGINE FOR MOTOR NIGHTS!
From vintage classics to new school cool, Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events will be bringing you everything you want in a night at the movies- nostalgia, excitement, and a sense of community in a year when we could all use it the most. The entire thing kicks off this Thursday, with a showing of Star Wars: Episode IV at 7 pm. See you there!
When: Thursday, June 10th – Sunday, June 13th
Where: Cochrane AG Society,
Cost: $55 per car
HAVE A BREW WITH THE CREW SAFELY
We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary because until Tuesday, September 7th, Calgarians will FINALLY be able to book out picnic tables and enjoy a European-style drink or two at various parks around the city as part of a new pilot program encouraging people to get out and stay safe during a long hot COVID summer. Be safe, be responsible and half fun, friends!
‘CHILL’ WITH YOUR FURRY FRIEND
Just in time for some of the hottest weather we’ve seen in a long while, Lanny Boy’s Ice Cream, Calgary’s highly anticipated pet-friendly pop-up has officially opened its doors! This week, leash up your fur baby, head to Stephen Avenue and pop in for a treat fit for two!
Where: 117 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES AT THE DUNVEGAN CENTRE
Feeling blue? Wiggle those green thumbs! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, Dunvegan Gardens carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more. This week check them out and breathe a little life back into your home!
When: Thursdays – Mondays
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
Wowza! Well, there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you hit up first? What about second? – May we suggest Motor Nights? You won’t regret it! See you out there, YYC!
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