Trust 17th Ave to find a way to spice up every season and make supporting local irresistible. This time, they are doing it with a whole event calendar dedicated to four themes: eat, play, shop and explore. The Ave recently released its event calendar for spring, aka Business is Blooming, and it’s definitely not disappointing. 

Each week of April and May is dedicated to one of the four themes- eat, play, shop and explore. And you’ll find everything from exclusive menus, great deals, special workshops, fun activities and more– all relating to the theme of the week. 

So with that in mind, here’s a round up of 10 events to look forward to this spring! 

Scavenger Hunt

17th Ave is hosting a month-long scavenger hunt for adults where you complete missions to earn points. These missions would obviously entail attending events, eating, shopping and exploring The Avenue. And yes, there will be prizes too. They’re giving away prizes every week and one grand prize at the end. All you have to do is download the GooseChase app, search the Business is Blooming game and start playing.

When: April 15 – May 15

Drink Specials at Whisky Rose

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Frankly, we’d visit this Nashville-inspired Saloon any day but for the next 8 weeks, there is more reason to do so. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, you can enjoy buckets of Domestic Beer for $25 and shots of Jim Beam for $5. 

When: April-May, Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 11am – 6pm

Live DJ Weekends at Jameson’s Pub

This iconic pub is a popular choice when looking for a lively place for drinks with friends. And the place will be even more happening through April and May with their live DJ nights over the weekends. So, round up the squad for a few good sips and some upbeat music.

When: April-May, Fridays and Saturdays, 10pm onwards

La Hora Loca at Heaven Restaurant

Heaven is turning its weekend brunches into crazy hour, aka, La Hora Loca. Taking cues from a Venezuelan tradition, Heaven is hosting a crazy hat competition. And anyone voted to have the craziest hat will win a $20 gift certificate. If you’ve ever wanted to channel your inner Mad Hatter, now would be the time.

When: April-May, Saturdays and Sundays, 11am – 1pm

Paint For Fun at Paint Ur Art Out

 Paint Ur Art Out
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There’re few things more fun than spending a few good hours with your besties and letting your creative juices run wild. And this wine glass and bottle painting workshop is the perfect way to do both. Let your wine glasses match your patio season vibe!

When: April 29, 6pm – 9pm

Spring from Head to Toe at Diva Salon

Grooming and pampering ourselves is one of our fave ways to welcome any season. And Diva Salon at West Mount Royal is letting us do that for a pretty good price. Get $49 pedicures and earn a haircut and deep conditioning gift card. Beautiful mane and pretty feet, here we come!

When: April – May

Kit & Ace Community Gardens

In the spirits of spring, Kit & Ace is planting a community garden in the 16th Ave store, and every week, they’ll be hosting a different local business to set up a pop up space in the shop. That means that every Sunday, you’ll get to check out the garden and shop from the new pop up shop! 

When: Every Sunday in April 

Spring sale at Indo Designer Rugs

Nothing amps up a décor quite like a nice, statement piece of rustic rosewood furniture. And when this furniture comes with a 20% discount, well, it’s even more alluring. So, thank heavens for Indo Designer Rugs spring sale. 

When: Now – April 30th

Rubaiyat Mother’s Day Trunk Show

Rubaiyat just gave us a way to snag the perfect Mother’s Day present. The gallery will be hosting a Mother’s Day Trunk Show with Anzie Jewellery of Montreal. You can custom-make bracelets with the designer or bag a few styles from the collection on display. Worth the splurge!

When: May 11am – 4:30pm

Single’s Spin Class at Move Crew Fit

Spin class
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This spin class for singles at Move Crew Fit is perfect for anyone looking to up their fitness game and sweat their way through spring. Fitness fanatic or not, this high-on-energy class is definitely worth trying.

When: April-May, Fridays – 5:30 pm – 6:30pm, Saturdays & Sundays – 10am – 11am

That was our list guys. But with everything taking place, make sure to check out their full events calendar here for everything happening over the next few weeks! Happy spring-ing!