Another weekend has come and gone – but the fun doesn’t end when you close your eyes on Sunday night. With double digits in the forecast this time around, there are a ton of exciting things to do outside, as well as inside – if you’re not ready to see the sun. From food festivals to art galleries, here are 10 things to do this week in Calgary!
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH FILIPINO RESTAURANT MONTH
Appies, mains, drinks, and desserts. This week, hungry Calgarians can visit one of the many restaurants participating in the first-ever Filipino Restaurant month – a delicious celebration of traditional food and local businesses. Check out the link above for more info and enjoy!
When: April 1st – 30th
Where: See above
SPONSORED PICK: COAST HOTELS SALE
Looking for a much-deserved trip? North American hotel chain, Coast Hotels, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with a massive sale that you’re going to want to take advantage of! You can enjoy a BOGO 50% off for every other night of your stay, when you purchase during their 96-hour sale window from April 5th until April 8th!
ENJOY AGGIE DAYS
It’s here, Calgary! Spring has sprung and so have Aggie Days, a long-time favorite of families and farmers. From opportunities to visit with the animals to Alberta vendors and more, you won’t want to miss 2022’s FREE pre-Stampede event, which kicks off this Wednesday at the Nutrien Centre,
When: Wednesday, April 6th – 9th
Where: 1800 Stampede Trail SE, Calgary
GRAB A DRINK AT THE TIPSY PARROT RUM SHACK
A vacation may not be in the cards – but there’s no reason to fret. This week, check out Fairmont’s Tipsy Parrot Pop-up – a delightful bar meant to make you feel like you’re on a tropical island with boozy sips, Caribbean snacks, and sand under your feet!
When: Tuesdays – Saturdays
Where: Boulevard-level Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
TAKE A SPRING HIKE
Jonesing for some fresh air? This week, as long as the weather continues to cooperate, why not treat yourself to a stunning spring hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains. Check the link above for our favorites!
WANDER MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL: THE EXHIBITION
Wanna see something truly magical? This week, for those who haven’t already, check out Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition – a celebration of Renaissance art and architectural perfection. From Melbourne and Frankfurt to Vancouver and Montreal, this incredible event has already brought the art of a genius closer to audiences all over the world, and now, it’s Calgary’s turn.
When: Until May 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
SEARCH FOR A HIDDEN BAR
Whether you’re celebrating something or just going for a drink after work, why not shake things up this week? From hidden bars and silent speakeasies, indulge in delightful drinks and maybe a bite or two in secret and party like it’s 1929. Check out the link above for our faves.
Where: Click the link above for our picks
CHECK OUT CONTEMPORARY CALGARY
Grab a coffee, the hand of someone special, and support Canadian artists this week at Contemporary Calgary. From unique pieces to storytelling, this upcoming season is full of color, community and fun – so check it out.
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA
LOSE YOURSELF IN THE QUANTUM SANDBOX EXHIBIT
The first of its kind in Canada, Spark’s permanent digital art gallery has opened a brand new exhibit that will take you to a whole new dimension. Check it out and say bon voyage to reality – but beware, you might not want to come back!
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Cost: Included in general admission ($26)
OR ENJOY DINNER AND A VIEW
From mountain ranges, valleys, and lakes Alberta is home to some of the world’s most beautiful restaurants. This week, take a spin to one of our favorites and enjoy a view, a brew, and a bite with a newfound appreciation for your surroundings.
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first?
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