Happy Thursday, friends! Congrats on making it through another wild week. Whether you worked your butt off and need a break, are tasked with entertaining the whole family OR are celebrating a personal win, birthday or pride, there is a ton happening in and around the city that will help make it a memorable one – so let’s just jump into it! Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend in Calgary. Enjoy!
It’s FINALLY here! From humble beginnings to thousands of allies, participants, and leaders, Calgary’s Pride is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year. From a parade to inspirational speakers, parties, and more, there are a ton of incredible events happening in and around Calgary in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community!
When: Friday, August 26th – September 5th
Where: Various locations
Last chance, Calgary! This weekend, cuddle up under a sky illuminated by stars and fireworks at the explosive finale of Globalfest 2022 – the city’s most colourful festival. You won’t want to miss it!
When: Saturday, August 27th
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm – 11:30 pm
It’s an art attack! This weekend, enjoy live music and take in take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best as part of the 2022 BUMP festival. A complete map can be found at the link above.
When: Until August 28th
Where: See locations above
From still walkers and aerialists, to drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue is in the thick of its 2022 summer series with a ton of fun to come! This weekend, enjoy one of their many events which include movies in the park, fitness classes and more. For a full itinerary, check out the link above and enjoy!
When: Until September 21st
Where: 17 Ave. & 8 St. S.W, Calgary
Held at the brewery grounds, Big Rock is set to host the 2022 Barn Burner Music Festival, featuring co-headliners the Zolas and Yukon Blonde. Get ready, You’re in for a hot summer day of music, beer, and memories – one that is long overdue.
When: Saturday, August 27th
Where: 5555 76 Ave, Calgary
Time: 3 pm
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t actually have to travel to the edges of the continent to enjoy a cruise! This weekend, climb aboard an hour-long tour of one of Alberta’s most beautiful lakes for everything from dinner and drink tours to sightseeing sails.
When: Until October
Where: Lake Minnewanka, 10 mins outside Banff
Cost: $46 +
The sun is in the sky and Calgary’s Deerfoot city wants to let the good times roll – in the literal sense! This weekend, lace into a pair of skates and glide the new retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with the art-forward organization, PARK.
Where: 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
If you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Filled with everything from board games and skin care products, to vehicles and foods – browse and ogle flops from all over the world at the up-and-coming Museum of Failure.
When: Until August 31st
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
What’s the best way to cool off this weekend? Well by floating the Bow or the Elbow, of course! Grab your pals, a dingy, and some snacks then hit either of Calgary’s winding rivers. Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on an obligatory summertime adventure.
Our fave kind of plans are the ones that include shopping, sipping, munching & dancing- and Township Shopping Centre’s Night Market in partnership with Marketspot checks all the boxes! With 30 vendors, live music, beer gardens, carnival games, and even giveaways, you’re in for a good time.
When: Friday, August 26th
Where: Township Shopping Centre – Corner of 210 Avenue and Macleod Trail SE
Time: 5 pm to 10 pm
And there you have it, folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!