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8 things to do in Calgary this weekend (August 16–18)

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How was your week, fam? Do anything fun? Any good news to share? We’re hoping it was great, but honestly we’re thinking this weekend is going to be even better. With so many awesome things to do in Calgary this weekend, there’s not going to be a single dull moment! Until Monday morning, at least.

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

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!

When: August 16-25, 2019
Where: Check out the Summer Feast website to view all participating restaurants
Cost: $25-$65

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: Friday, August 16 – Sunday, August 18
Where: Prairie Winds Park


*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

Stamps games

The CFL season is in full swing! Whether you’re a football fan or not, attending a Stampeders football game is a unique summer experience you’ll want to check out. The Gridiron Gardens are back this year as your pre-game tailgate destination at McMahon. They’re bringing us new game themes, and best of all, new stadium food. Plus there’s fun game themes to look forward to: on Aug 17, Legacy Night!

When: Saturday, August 17
Where: McMahon Stadium

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

Ninetimes takeover at the Big Big Tent

Looking for something to do this weekend? Well fortunately for you, Ninetimes will be setting up a skateboard park at the former Cowboys tent (now called the Big Big Tent). With activities going on throughout the weekend, all kinds of skaters will get a chance to have some fun.

When: All weekend long
Where: 321 11th Avenue SE

Shelter’s CHS Fundraiser

Calling all animal lovers- Shelter will be hosting a fundraiser Friday night to support the Calgary Humane Society. We love tasty cocktails, and we love animals, so this one is kind of a no-brainer for us to talk about.

When: Friday, August 16 from 5PM-6PM
Where: 1210 1 Street SW

Chinatown Street Fest

The Chinatown Street Festival returns for the 18th anniversary this week, and is inviting around 30,000 people to come ‘experience the silk road’. Every year, Calgary’s Chinatown is transformed for one day only, so you shouldn’t miss it.

When: Saturday, August 17
Where: Chinatown

Alrighty, 8 great things to do in Calgary this weekend, and just a few days to make the most of them. Leggo!

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