Somehow another week has come and gone – but we’re not slowing down! In fact, with Thursday upon us, we’re ready to let loose for another weekend of fun in Calgary. Not sure what to do this time around? Here are 10 things happening over the next few days in and around the city
POP SOME CORN FOR THE CALGARY FRINGE FESTIVAL
Featuring a series of Indie Films, Calgary’s FringeFestival returns in support of lesser know creators, and up and coming legends. Tickets are on sale now so check out the link above for more information!
When: Until August 6th
Where: Various locations
Time: Various times
EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE TASTE OF CALGARY
This weekend, explore global cuisines from all over the city! With a unique mix of restaurants and beverage companies, Taste of Calgary will be celebrating the finest food, drink, and entertainment in the city for the first time since the pandemic began. It’s gonna be a good one, friends!
When: Thursday, August 4th – 7th
Where: 311, 8 Street SW
Cost: FREE Admission
GO BERRY PICKING
Strawberries, raspberries, and saskatoons? This weekend, 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?
Cost: Prices vary
SKATE PARK’S RETRO ROLLER RINK
With the sun in the sky, 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
RIDE THE CANYON ALPINE COASTER
It’s time, Calgary! This Friday, the brand new Canyon Coaster finally opens to the public. Get ready for a wild ride and head over to Red Deer to take a 40/km per hour whip through Alberta’s most surprising resort.
When: Opens Friday, August 5th
Where: 38433, Range Rd 264A, AB
Time: Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
TAKE A YOGA CLASS IN THE PARK
Inhale, exhale, stretch and sweat at an all-ages free Yoga class in the fields of some of Calgary’s most beautiful green spaces – after all, there’s really no better way to spend an afternoon than by winding down and breathing in some fresh air with your toes in the grass.
When: Every Sunday
Where: 1300 12 Street Northeast
Time: 1 pm
CATCH THE LAST WEEKEND OF SHAKESPEARE ON THE GO
A Calgary Classic! Theatre Calgary is back again for a summer of tragic, comedic, and dramatic stories written by a literary genius– but with a twist! This weekend – for the last time this summer, catch the company on the run as they perform at various locations around the city. For more information, check out the schedule above!
When: Until August 7th
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
TAKE IN THE SUMMER SUN ON 17TH
From still walkers and aerialists, to drag royalty and local musicians – 17th Avenue has kicked off its 2022 summer series with a bang. This weekend and throughout the rest of the season, check out 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
SUIT UP FOR THE PACKWOOD GRAND
Fancy hats, champagne and horse races? It’s almost time, Calgary! This weekend you’ll find all three of those things at the city’s highly anticipated, highly fashionable Packwood Grand, by far one of Alberta’s snazziest soirees. Get your tickets now!
When: Saturday, August 6th
Where: 260 Century Downs Drive, Rocky View County, AB
Time: 12 pm
SPOOK YOURSELF SILLY ON A BANFF GHOST TOUR
Halloween is still quite a few months away – but who’s counting? This weekend, wince, cringe, mix and mingle and visit Banff’s most “active” sights on a ghoulish ghost tour through the town. It’s Are you Afraid of the Dark, meets, “oh, that’s where we had dinner.”
When: Offered until October 31st
Where: 333 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
MAKE A SPLASH AT SYLVAN LAKE
Located just outside of Red Deer, Alberta, the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash park is THE place for sizzling summer days. With launch pads, trampolines, an obstacle course, slides, a 15-foot tower, and more – this ginormous floating playground is truly one of a kind.
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive– Sylvan Lake, Alberta
And there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend, Enjoy!
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