10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week (August 15-19)

Happy Sunday, friends. We hope you’ve had another incredible weekend of sun, fun and friends – but it’s time to revisit it. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do that will keep you laughing through another great week in Calgary. Here are 10 of our favorites.

HAVE A DRINK AT SHAKE STIR AND STRAINBOW

It is here! This summer, indulge yourself at the Shake, Stir and Strainbow – the tastiest festival in town. Through August 26, visit one of the many taverns and brewpubs, distilleries, cafes and bars offering an array of colorful offerings and ring in another year of Calgary Pride!

When: Friday 5th – 26th August
Where: Different places

THE SKATE PARK’S RETRO ROLLER TRACK

With the sun out, the town of Deerfoot, Calgary is looking to keep the good times rolling – literally! This week, strap on a pair of skates and slide down the new retro roller coaster at the third annual Block Party in partnership with art-forward organization PARK.

Where: 901 64 Avenue NE, Calgary
Costs: FREE

TAKE THE SUMMER SUN ON THE 17TH

From silent walkers and aerialists to drag royals and local musicians, 17th Avenue kicked off its summer 2022 series with a bang. This week and the rest of the season, catch movies in the park, fitness classes and more. See the link above for a full itinerary and enjoy!

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When: Until 09/21
Where: 17 ave. & 8 St. SW, Calgary
Costs: FREE

VISIT THE MUSEUM OF FAILURE

If you don’t succeed, try, try again. Filled with everything from board games and skincare products to vehicles and groceries, browse and marvel at flops from around the world at the recently opened Museum of Failure.

When: Until 08/31
Where: Southcenter Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
Costs: $18.99+

PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS

Visit Calgary’s ultimate pool party destinations for sun, fun and the occasional live music this summer! Reopening to the public this summer (without its winterized canopy) Hotel Arts will be THE place to relax and get a tan after a long day at work.

Where: 119 12th Avenue SW Calgary, AB
Costs: $20

SWIM THE ARCH

It’s going to be a long, hot summer! The best cool down? By letting the bow levitate, of course! This week, grab your friends, a dirty boat, and some snacks, then hit the city’s meandering river. Sit back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on a must-do Calgary adventure.

Costs: FREE

WATCH THE GLOBAL FEST

get ready! The city’s most explosive festival is back for 2022! As in previous years, Calgarians can snuggle up under a star-lit sky and fireworks at Elliston Park. It’s really magical.

When: Thursday 18-27 August
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
Costs: $18.50+

GET HONKY-TANKED AT COUNTRY THUNDER

We hope you haven’t hung up your hat for good after last year’s cancellation because this Friday, Country Thunder and all its crazy shenanigans, artists and food trucks will be back with Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Morgan Wallen.

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When: Friday 19-20 August
Where: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary – Prairie Winds Park
Costs: $300+

ENJOY THE BUMP FESTIVAL 2022

Calgary has some incredible artists. Enjoy live music this summer and take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best. See the link above for a full map!

When: Monday 1st – 28th August
Where: See locations above
Costs: FREE

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TAKE THE TOUR DE CRAVE

Grab your friends and family, download the Strava app and join the second annual Tour de Crave! After last year’s resounding success, the Tour de Crave is back in Calgary (also in Edmonton and Saskatoon)! Ride the tour’s sightseeing tours for a whole new way to see your city, and be rewarded with a coupon code for a delicious Crave cupcake, a Crave-branded water bottle, and entry into our grand prize!

When: Until 30.09
Where: See Calgary loop above

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

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