Things To Do

8 things to do in Calgary this week (Aug 12–16)

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This week, we’re feeling a “Best of Both Worlds” Hannah Montana circa 2006 vibe. Like, chill it out take it slow (working) and then rock out the show (all these fun things to do in Calgary this week after work). Feel free to don the blonde wig and join us, friends!

Here are 8 of the best things to do in Calgary this week!

Shakespeare By The Bow

What goes with a picnic and sunny afternoon in one of Calgary’s fave places? Shakespeare by the Bow! Soak up the scenery during Theatre Calgary’s annual outdoor production.

Where: Prince’s Island Park– 698 Eau Claire Ave SW
When: Runs until Sunday, August 18

ATCO presents Movies at the Meadows

Outdoor movie excursions have definitely become a trend for summer 2019. Why not break out the licorice and popcorn at ATCO presents Movies at the Meadows? It’s only $20.00/car load (OR $15.00 if tickets purchased in advance!!).

When: Thursday, August 15
Where: All Canada Ring– 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

Deerfoot City’s outdoor fitness classes

Get your summer swoll on at Deerfoot City’s Outdoor Fitness classes led by expert trainers from GoodLife Fitness. Are you up for the challenge? Every Wednesday, until August 28, crush a 60-minute workout and then eat your heart out with complimentary energy treats from Booster Juice and Freshii!

When: Wednesdays till August 28 @ 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Deerfoot City– 901 64 Ave NE


*Cue Katy Perry’s ‘Firework’* Calgary you’re our firework! (Sorry, that joke was painful.) GlobalFest is back for its 2019 rendition of Alberta’s most explosive festival! Don’t miss it, or else we’ll keep torturing you with dad puns.

When: Thursday, August 15 – Thursday, August 22
Where: Elliston Park– 1827 68 St SE

Country Thunder

Grab those cowboy boots that you ditched after ‘Pede and hurry over to catch Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen, and Jason Aldean twang it up at Prairie Winds Park.

When: Begins Friday, August 16
Where: Prairie Winds Park

Summer Feast

Calgary’s fave foodie festival is back for another year! Experience 10 days of culinary indulgence and dine for less at some of Calgary’s top chef-driven restaurants. Taste delicious culinary creations and take your pick between lunch or dinner prix fixe offerings from $25-$65!

When: Begins Friday, August 16
Where: Check out the Summer Feast website to view all participating restaurants

Movie on the Rise 2019

We were really hoping Movies on The Rise would make a comeback, ’cause we absolutely loved it last year. Gather under the stars in the 9-metre-high natural amphitheatre and enjoy a heck of a show (the new Aladdin, to be exact!).

When: Thursday, August 15
Where: St. Patrick’s Island


Revel in this two-day Caribbean spectacle featuring music, cuisine and visual and performing arts! Carifest begins this Friday, and though Rihanna might not be there, the party definitely will be. Come listen and dance to the tantalizing sound of the steel drums– don’t miss out Calgary!

When: Begins Friday, August 16
Where: Shaw Millenium Park– 1220 9 Ave SW

Mix it all together, and you know that it’s the best of both worlds! AHAHAHA. If you know, you know. Enjoy these things to do this week in Calgary!

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