A new week is here and despite a mixed bag of weather in the forecast – we’re ready to get things started. This time around we’ve got a ton of markets, a film festival, and exciting ways to get out, about, and breathing in the fresh air. Cross your fingers for minimal rain – here are 10 things to do in Calgary.
Showcasing a ton of local vendors, food trucks, and artists, the Stephen Avenue Market will fill your bags (and your hearts) with memories, goodies, and unique pieces made right here in Calgary.
When: Tuesday, June 7th
Where: Stephen Avenue, Calgary
You don’t have a lot of time left, folks! This wek check out one or all 45 of the incredible films featured in the 24thFairyTales Queer Film Festival – an annual event that gives the LGBTQ+ community a platform to share stories of self-love, suppression, acceptance, and misrepresentation.
Date: Until Sunday, June 12th
Location: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
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. This week, check it out and say bon voyage to reality.
When: Now open
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Calgary isn’t blessed with coastline beaches, palm trees, or consistent weather, but there are places we can go to forget that – and man, are we thankful. This week, take off those shoes, rally your pals and get competitive at one of the city’s sandy volleyball courts.
Brought to life by the folks behind the Inglewood market (also this week), guests from all over the city are also encouraged to head over to the Mission neighborhood to shop, eat, drink and explore at a similar event. Double the experiences, double the fun!
When: Thursday, July 9th
Where: 4th Street at Elbow Drive SW
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
Food and fresh air? Sounds like a plan to us! This week – pack a basket full of goodies, hit the link above link, and enjoy a bite to eat in one of our picks for Calgary’s best picnic-friendly gardens.
Featuring vendors from all over the city – the beloved Inglewood Night Market is back! Here, you can check out their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many, MANY dogs that fellow attendees will be walking through the area. Enjoy!
When: Friday, June 10th
Where: 925 11 St SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Spring hiking season is in full swing, Calgary! Grab a buddy, lace up your shoes, and hit the link above to check out some of our favorites within a few hours of the city and enjoy!
Take a leisurely walk and support talented artists. This week, check out Calgary’s FREE Glenbow Museum popup exhibition space at the Edison for Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors, a commemorative photography exhibit that you won’t want to miss.
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Already checked out the Glenbow’s new space? This week you can also wander Contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with wide-open spaces and many a tale to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10 – so go ahead and get that extra espresso shot in your coffee on the way there.
When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA
And there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!