Yet, another weekend has come and gone, but there’s still a ton of fun on its way! From markets, Pride events, exhibits and concerts it’s going to be an exciting few days. Not sure what’s happening this time around? Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week.

Be YOU at Calgary Pride 


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Calgary’s Pride Festival is easily one of the most vibrant occasions of the entire year and it’s back! From a parade to inspirational speakers, parties, and more, there is a ton happening in celebration of the LGBTQIA2S+ community! Click the link above to see all of the exciting events!

When: Until September 4th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Cost: FREE+

Hit the University District Night Market 

This week, Calgarians can spend a relaxing evening under the stars and are encouraged to fill their bags with goodies from various artisan vendors from all over the city at the University District Night Market!

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023
Where: Central Commons Park, 4019 University Ave NW
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: FREE

Explore the Barbie exhibit at TELUS Spark

Featuring interviews, vintage dolls and photo ops, Spark’s new Barbie exhibit will examine how pop culture and fashion trends shaped the international phenomenon in the 64 years since Mattel launched the brand. Don’t miss it!

When: Until September 10th, 2023
Where: 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: $26

Visit the Open Air Market

Want some fresh air? This week, eat better and spend less at the Calgary Open Market, where fresh produce and desserts, eggs, bread coffee and more are offered at pay-what-you-can prices.

When: Every Thursday
Where: Meadowlark Park Community Association – 623 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: FREE to attend

Take a hike

Stretch your legs and get some fresh air. This week, why not treat yourself to a stunning hike in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains? Check the link above for our favourites and enjoy!

Party in the Plaza with Kardinal Offishall & Kiesza


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This Wednesday, head to Olympic Plaza for a FREE event with food trucks, drinks, performances by local artists and an appearance of Canadian Hip-Hop pioneer Kardinal Offishall and dance diva Kiesza.

When: Wednesday, August 30th, 2023
Where: 228 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: FREE


It has returned! Cirque du Soleil is back in Calgary with Kooza, a show that features chills, thrills and explores everything from fear and identity to recognition and power. Tickets are on sale now!

When: Until October 8th, 2023
Where: 50 25 Ave SE, Calgary

Check out Fiesta Filipino

The first-ever cultural festival representing the Filipino community in all of Alberta Calgary’s Fiesta Filipino will showcase food, vendors, performers and more. You won’t want to miss it especially because it’s actually FREE to attend!

When: Friday, September 1st – 3rd, 2023
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

See the WildScapes at the Calgary Zoo

From 21-foot-tall giraffes and snakes made entirely of plants, Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is a topiary event that features large living sculptures that have been hand-crafted to look like familiar creatures. Get tickets at the link above!

When: Until mid-September 2023.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
Cost: $29.95

Sink your teeth into the Le Burger Festival 

Get ready, friends, because Canada’s tastiest festival, Le Burger Week, is back! From local bars to cafes Calgary is in 14 days of wildly tasty creations and we couldn’t be more excited. Bon Appetit, friends!

When: Friday, September 1st – 14th, 2023
Cost: Prices vary

And there you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this week! It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!