Happy Thursday and congrats on making it through another week! While we’ve got another mixed bag of weather ahead of us, there are a ton of fun events happening in and around the city, so let’s jump into it! From markets to pride, garden centers, and more – here are 10 things to do this weekend in Calgary!
CATCH A FILM AT THE 23RD ANNUAL FAIRYTALES FESTIVAL
Last call, Calgary! This weekend check out one, two, or many of the incredible films featured in this year’s FairyTales Queer Film Festival – an 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 INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET
Get ready, Calgary! This weekend the beloved Inglewood Night Market returns! 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
CHECK OUT THE DUNVEGAN GARDEN CENTRE
It is easy being green! This weekend, get your flower fix at the Dunvegan Garden Centre! Located just southwest of Calgary at Granary Road, this larger-than-life greenhouse carries both indoor and outdoor plants, landscaping supplies, gardening tools, and a ton more.
Where: 226066 112 Street W, Foothills County
Time: 9 am – 5 pm
SHOP THE EASY DAYS SPRING POP-UP
Can’t get enough of Calgary’s late spring markets? We’ve got another one! This weekend, hit the East Village Riverwalk for the Easy Days pop-up. Featuring artists, supporters, and various artisan vendors, guests can enjoy performances, fun, and local goodies!
When: Saturday, June 11th
Where: Directions here, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
GO BEYOND THE RAINBOW
Featuring local drag superstars, a queer creators market, cocktails, food trucks, puppies, face and body painting, as well as professional pole dancers – this weekend you’re encouraged to check out Telus Spark’s pride-themed Adults-only night for a celebration of 2SLGBTQIA+ talent, science, and – of course, love!
When: Friday, July 10th
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT THE BETTY’S RUN FOR ALS
Lace-up, Calgary! June is here, which means the Annual Betty’s Run for ALS by the ALS Society of Alberta returns! Check out the link above for more information or to register and make a world of a difference in the lives of those living with ALS. This really is the perfect opportunity to promote Care, Hope, and Community here in Calgary.
When: Sunday, June 12th
Where: 7305 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary
THE VINTAGE MALL POP-UP, CALGARY
Featuring 20 vendors from all over Western Canada, nostalgia-loving shoppers can rummage through a ton of unique items from ‘the good old days,’ at this month’s Vintage Mall! From Jewelry to clothing, check it out and enjoy an experience unlike anything else!
When: Next Market June 11th – 12th
Where: 1 – 619 36 Ave NE, Calgary
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
HIT UP THE FABULOUS SUN N’ SIPS PATIO POP-UP
We’ve waited all year, and finally – patio season is upon us! Not sure where to go? How about Rümi’s tasty Sun n’ Sips Patio pop-up! This unique series will take place at the ATCO Park and will feature delish food and bevvys by our friends at the Blue Flame Kitchen, live music from local musicians from Prophets of Music, and outdoor activities and games for that extra round of fun. You can even snag their VIP outdoor living room space for up to six. You won’t want to miss it!
When: Saturday, June 11th, 18th and 25th
Where: 5302 Forand St SW, Calgary
CATCH THE PREMIERE OF RAGTIME: A CONCERT PERFORMANCE
For the first time ever, Ragtime: A Concert Performance is coming to Calgary! And the folks at the Calgary Downtown Association, Arts Commons, and The Westley Hotel are teaming up for a night out in style with great art, food & drinks. They’re offering a discounted room & ticket package for the weekend, so pack up and enjoy the show.
When: June 10th – 11th
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Commons -205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Contact The Westley Hotel at 403-764-6262 for more details on the discounted package
ENJOY A 4-COURSE PAIRING AT THE OXBOW
Celebrating something special, or just want to treat yourself to a fancy meal? This weekend, enjoy a lavish, 4-course Gérard Bertrand pairing at Calgary’s Oxbow Restaurant where guests will learn, eat and sip their way through 5 delightful wines. To learn more or to view the entire menu, you can visit the link above.
When Saturday, June 11th
Where: 1126 Memorial Drive Northwest, Calgary
Time: 12 pm
And there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!
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