Things To Do

8 things to do in Calgary this weekend (Aug 9–11)

Photo via Slam Festival

This weekend is going to be so much surfing. And sake. Also, tons of shopping. Sounds like anything but a normal weekend, right? Check out some of the raddest things to do in Calgary this weekend to see what we’re talking about!

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

Taste of Calgary

Calgary’s tastiest and most notorious food and drink festival is back for another year! Get yo’selves down to Eau Claire market an put your taste buds to the test. Switch your sample game between food and bevvies as you wash everything down with sample size libations from 30 of our favourite breweries and distilleries from around the city and take in live tunes.

When: Friday, August 9- Sunday, August 11
Where: Eau Claire Market
Cost: Free admission + $1.00/ticket

Indoor Skydiving

Ready to make your skydiving dreams a reality?? Good, ’cause iFly Calgary is now open at Deerfoot City. Discover indoor skydiving and cue Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'”! Book your reso online ASAP!

Where: Deerfoot City– 901 64 Ave NE
When: By reservation

Slam Festival

How often do you get to enjoy a day of live music, food trucks and surfin’ down by the river? Like, never. Except during Slam! And the best part? There’s a beer garden! Not to mention your ticket cost goes back into building surf culture in the city. Hang loose friends.

When: Saturday, August 10
Where: 311 8 St SW

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!).

*Edit– Movies On The Rise has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 15

When: Saturday, August 10 @ 9:15 PM – 11 PM
Where: St. Patrick’s Island

Inglewood Night Market

As if Inglewood wasn’t already cool enough, now they have a night market. Pop by for live music, entertainment, artists and artisans, great food, and fun surprises.

When: Friday, August 9 @ 5 PM – 11 PM
Where: 9th Avenue and 10th Street SE

Marda Gras

The annual Marda Gras Street Festival is back, baby! With live music, dance and cultural performances, a fun kids area, unique shopping and lots of great food, there’s no reason not to go.

When: Sunday, August 11 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Marda Loop

Dandyfest 2019

12+ of the most exciting breweries in North America are joining forces to help create an unreal outdoor festival. Expect rad bands, artists and some products that are available in Alberta only at this wicked party!

When: Saturday, August 10 @ 11 AM – 8 PM
Where: The Dandy Brewing Company– 2003 11th Street SE

Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”

You ready for authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance & song, martial arts demonstrations, and more? Of course you are. Fill up on several food kiosks and sip sake and brews in the beer gardens!

When: Saturday, August 10 @ 10 AM – 5 PM
Where: Max Bell Centre– 1001 Barlow Tr SE

So there you go, YYC: 8 great things to do in Calgary this weekend, so let’s get out there and have a great time!

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