Well hey there, YYC. We’re back at it again! Saturday and Sunday are upon us and with Father’s Day fast approaching you’re likely in need of something fun and exciting to do with the big guy. Feeling a little bit lost this time around? Well, that’s what we’re here for! Here are 10 of the best things to do this weekend in Calgary – enjoy!
CHECK OUT THE 10TH ANNUAL ‘YOUTH EXPLOSION’
In support of Canada Bridges, YYC’s 10th annual ‘Youth Explosion’ drive-thru is an event that you definitely shouldn’t overlook. Featuring stories and art created and presented by talented indigenous youth, organizers hope to engage, enlighten and entertain Calgarians from different backgrounds all for a good cause. Get your tickets now at the link above!
When: Saturday, June 19th
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
GO DOWNHILL GO-KARTING
A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This summer, proceed with caution to Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1800 metres downhill go-kart track or their mini-putting green! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterwards!
COOL OFF IN THE BOW
What better way to cool off this weekend than by renting a dingy and lounging in the Bow? This Saturday Grab your pals, your family, a paddle and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory YYC adventure.
SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP
Don’t have a bathing suit? Don’t fret! Because lucky for you, Swimco actually just opened a brand new pop-up shop in Willow Park Village so you don’t have to miss out on absolutely anything this summer! From now until June 30th, check it out and get a brand new fit for up to 70%
When: Until June 30th, 2021
Where: Willow Park Village, 10816 Macleod Trail, Calgary
DRINK EAT AND BIKE FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN
Thirsty? Well, get peddling! This year, In an effort to bring more people to the vibrant neighbourhood, The BLOX has organized a weekly challenge where people can take a ride, grab curbside pickup from one of their participating restaurants, and then get entered to win a weekly draw for prizes! For more information check out the link above!
CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN EARLY AT COBB’S
If we had it our way, every day would be Halloween, but we’ll settle for a halfway to a spooky day celebration. This weekend, check to Cobbs for an 18+ evening of costumes, haunted houses, and adorable baby animals!
Date: Saturday, June 19th
Location: 1500 84 St NE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
ENJOY A DRINK IN THE PARK
Want to soak up the sun, some good company and a few beers? From now 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!
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
GRAB YOUR DAD AND SOME GRUB AT THE YYC FOOD TRUCKS GRAB ‘N GO
Grab your pops and a fork, Calgary because this weekend YYC Food Trucks is holding a delicious spring drive-thru event! Start your engines and hit Calgary’s Waterfront Park where you’ll be able to grab some grub from local favourites – then take your seats in and around the park in celebration of Father’s Day!
When: Sunday, June 20th
Where: Waterfront Park 5225 101st. NW
Time: 1 pm – 7 pm
Cost: Prices vary
RE-CENTER WITH AN OUTDOOR YOGA CLASS
Was all that bit much for you guys? This Sunday, inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat out your crazy weekend at an incredibly relaxing Yoga class in Stanley Park. After all, 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
Well there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! Have an amazing time out there, Calgary!
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