Happy Happy Thursday, YYC! Though it’s a little gloomy and grey right now, the next few days are going to be absolutely beautiful and you won’t want to miss a beat. After all, we do live in Alberta and that can change in the blink of an eye so let’s make the most of it! Here are just 10 exciting socially distant things to do this weekend in Calgary, most of which will get you out, about and sweating.
SHOP THE FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET
Have a few bucks burning a hole in your pocket? This artisan market will be the place to be if your a foodie, love shopping local and are looking to get some fresh air! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks. That sounds like a perfect spring afternoon to us!
When: Saturday, June 12th
Where: 1729 29 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
PARTICIPATE IN SUMO SUNDAY AT THE NIKKA YUKO GARDEN
Established in 1967, Nikka Yuko was “was built to recognize contributions made by citizens of Japanese ancestry to the multi-cultural community of Lethbridge,” and emulates the many authentic gardens overseas. This place by far one of the most beautiful spots in all of Alberta and this weekend, they’ll be holding ‘sumo and samurai Sunday,’ a themed event where they invite guests to come and learn about their traditional artforms
When: Sunday, June 13th
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
SOLVE A CRIME AND WIN AMAZING PRIZES
It’s finally here! This weekend, put your detective skills to the test with The Calgary Ripper, an outdoor scavenger hunt that’s 50% Netflix docuseries, 50% escape room crazy, and 100% real-life fun. Rally your keenest pals, and embark on a mysterious journey through Calgary where you’ll crack clues, solve riddles, and complete challenges along the way in hopes of catching the killer as fast as you can. Do you have what it takes?
Date: Saturday, June 12, 2021
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Calgary-born Swimco just opened an amazing pop-up shop this month
The world premiere of ‘Beyond Monet’ hits Toronto this August & tix are on sale now
CHECK OUT THE SWIMCO POP-UP
Between the river floats, patios, backyard sunbathing days, and so much more, Calgary’s summer activities are basically endless. The downside? If you blink, you might just miss it. That means there’s definitely no time to waste on not rocking your best swimsuit, and luckily, Swimco just opened a brand new pop-up shop in Willow Park Village so you don’t have to! From now until June 30th, check it out and get a brand new fit for up to 70%
When: June 1st – June 30th, 2021
Where: Willow Park Village, 10816 Macleod Trail, Calgary
START YOUR ENGINES 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 weekend at 7 pm. See you there!
When: Thursday, June 10th – Sunday, June 13th
Where: Cochrane AG Society,
Cost: $55 per car
TAKE PART IN BETTY’S RUN FOR ALS
Lace-up, Calgary! This weekend, the 25th Annual Betty’s Run for ALS by the ALS Society of Alberta will be back, and this year- it’s virtual. That means you, your friends, and your family can participate (safely) from wherever you are! Check out the link above for more information or to register and make a world of a difference in the lives of those living with ALS. This really is the perfect opportunity to promote Care, Hope, and Community here in Calgary.
When: Sunday, June 13th
SUPPORT LOCAL THEATRICS
This is your last chance, friends! This weekend 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.
Date: Until, Sunday, June 13th, 2021
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Location: Online at the link above
COMPETE IN A CITY-WIDE SCAVENGER HUNT
Organized by Parks Calgary in cooperation with PlayCityYYC will challenge those looking to get out and about to a game of wit, speed, and problem-solving. This Saturday, take part in a city wide-scavenger hunt that will have you racing for clues, exploring the city, and hopefully, winning some killer prizes1
When: Every Saturday
RE-CENTER WITH AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at this all-ages, totally free Yoga class in Stanley Park. After the year we’ve just had, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
VISIT ALBERTA’S ‘JURASSIC PARK’
From Drumheller to the Calgary Zoo, Alberta is the epicentre for anything and everything prehistoric and we wear that will pride! This weekend, you can get up close and personal with lifesized herbivores, carnivores, and fellow primitive nerds, like us, at the Jurassic Forest.
Where: 23210 Township Road 564 #2, Gibbons, AB
Have an amazing weekend, Calgary!
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