Happy Tuesday! We hope that you’ve all had a wonderful weekend, but it’s time to jump back into it! Not sure what’s happening this time around? From artsy festivals and outdoor fun to markets and more, here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week!
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Calgary has some incredible artists! This week, enjoy live music and take in take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best. A complete map can be found at the link above!
When: Saturday, August 5th – 26th, 2023
Where: See locations above
Featuring an “anything goes” series of plays, Calgary’s Fringe Festival returns in support of local creators, and up and coming legends. Tickets are on sale now so check out the link above for more information!
When: Friday, August 4th – 12th, 2023
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
Ricky’s All Day Grill will soon be your next favourite breakfast and brunch spot! You can decide between the huge Grand Forks Breakfast, Bennies, or Chicken and Waffles until 4 pm Saturday and Sunday! Don’t miss our irresistible Mimosa Escapades, a thrilling journey through the world of mimosas, sip by sip. For only $13, it’s a brunch adventure worth waking up for!
When: Saturdays & Sundays
Where: Ricky’s All Day Grill
With more beautiful weather in our forecast, we’re all about long walks in the inner city, and why not support local while you’re at it? This Tuesday, check out the Stephen Avenue Market! and shop until you drop!
When: Tuesday, August 1st, 2023
Where: 1st Street SE – Centre Street SW, Stephen Avenue, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 4 pm
SPONSORED PICK: VISIT NARAMATA DURING VINEYARD SEASON
Did you know that fall is one of the best times to visit a vineyard? Sandy Beach Lodge is a picturesque getaway right beside Okanagan Lake and smack in the heart of wine country. The resort is steps away from fantastic restaurants, artisan distilleries, craft breweries, and – of course – wineries. Leave room in the trunk, you’ll need it for the boxes of vintage you’ll be bringing home.
This Friday, vendors from all over the city will gather again for the beloved Inglewood Night Market! Here, you can check out their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many MANY dogs that fellow attendees will be parading through the area. Enjoy!
When: Friday, August 11th, 2023
Where: 10th Ave and 10th Street SE
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Cost: FREE Admission
Strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons? This week, head to one of the many U-pick fields in and around Calgary and come home with a bucket full of fruit and a head full of memories. Could there be a sweeter way to spend a day? Need some ideas, just click the link above to find our picks!
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Another week is here and this summer? The after-dark events have felt even more magical. With a single launch bay at the Waterfront Park, those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat. Gear up and head down for the magical glowing kayak experience.
Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour
Fresh veggies and fruit shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg – luckily this week, those in a bind will have one more place where they can eat better and spend less. Set to reopen every Thursday, the Calgary Open Market will sell fresh produce and desserts, eggs, bread coffee and more for 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
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
There you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this week! As always, have fun and be safe out there! It’s going to be a good one.