Happy May, YYC! With the weekend behind us, it’s time to get back to business and this time around, we’ve got an entirely new month of exciting new things to check out! From delicious events to outdoor activities, there are a ton of ways to have some safe fun with the whole family. Here are 10 socially distant things to do in Calgary this week.
SCORE A SLICE DURING LA PIZZA WEEK
It’s time, Calgary! La Pizza Week is here and until Friday, May 7th hungry Calgarians will be encouraged to get down and get cheesy with fellow Za-fans all over the country. From coast to coast ovens will be hot and toppings will be plenty, with restaurants competing for your votes. Check out the link above to see the local restaurants participating in this year’s event!
When: Until Friday, May 7th
Where: See link above
HIT A YYC DOG PARK
Whether you’re looking to bond with your furry pal, get some exercise, or just to pup watch, there’s really nothing better than grabbing a coffee and wandering one of Calgary’s dog parks! Not sure which one you should check out? Click the link above for our favourites.
ORDER IN FROM ONE OF CALGARY’S NEW RESTAURANTS
Calgary has no shortage of bars, restaurants and pop-ups, but that certainly doesn’t mean we don’t love to see grand openings and announcements. From cafes to dessert spots and experimental concepts, spring is not only bringing beautiful weather, but it’s also bringing a ton of exciting new eateries. Check out the link above for just a few new and upcoming restaurants that you should try this week!
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CELEBRATE CINCO DE MAYO WITH THE CALGARY ZOO
Cinco De Mayo is upon us, friends and one of Calgary’s favourite attractions wants you out, about, and having fun… without your kids! This month enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo, where they’ll be holding an 18+ fiesta where guests will be encouraged to crack clues, solve puzzles, and have a few drinks in celebration of the holiday.
When: Wednesday, May 5th
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 4:30 pm – 9 pm
STAY IN AND BINGE NETFLIX’S MAY RELEASES
From documentaries comedies and originals, Netflix will be delivering hours of entertainment to get us through another month of craziness. This week, those who would prefer to stay indoors can binge their way through isolation with a ton of new releases! Enjoy!
SNAP YOUR WAY THROUGH JAZZYYC FROM YOUR COUCH
Tap, snap and vibe all month long at this year’s TD Jazz YYC Festival. Much like last year, this time around the organization is going digital, featuring Q and A’s and performances online until May 27th.
When: Until May 27
Where: Online above
Time: Various times
INDULGE IN GLOBAL CUISINE FROM HOME
This year, GlobalFest is extending its reach well beyond its annual fireworks show! For 2021 they have turned their attention to the flavours of their annual OneWorld Festival by hosting a 10-episode live mini-series! Each installment will feature a different culture and the entire journey from grocery store to plate!
When: Tuesday, May 4th
Where: Online above
Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
HIT THE PATIO WITH YOUR FURRY FRIEND
This May, leash up your best furry friend and hit the town! Calgary is spoiled for choice when it comes to pet-free patios, so really, it’s just a matter of where and when! Check the link above for some of our favourite dog-friendly restaurants in YYC.
GO FOR A BIKE RIDE
After lounging our way through the winter months, we think that it’s safe to say that a lot of you are ready to stretch your legs and get back outside. One of the best ways to really make the most of the spring or summer? By taking a leisurely ride on a two-wheeler, of course! Check out the link above for the 10 best places for a bike ride in Calgary!
CHECK OUT ONE OF CALGARY’S AMAZING ICE CREAMS SHOPS
Tis’ the season for frozen treats and waffle cones, but where to go? You could just go to your local convenience or grocery store and just buy a litre of vanilla… or you could go to one of the cities top-notch shops. Really crush that craving, and melt with the spirit of the season by checking out one of the 10 best ice cream shops in Calgary, which you can find in the link above!
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. 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!
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