10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week (August 22-26)
Well friends, another weekend is over – but no need to worry! We have another roundup of exciting events, markets and more. Not sure what’s happening in and around the city? Here are 10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week.
THE SKATE PARK’S RETRO ROLLER TRACK
The sun is out and Calgary’s town of Deerfoot 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
MEET THE GLOBALFEST
Get ready folks because 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: Until 08/27
Where: 1827 68 St SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m
SHOP AT STEPHEN AVENUE MARKET
Featuring a slew of local vendors, food trucks and artists, Stephen Avenue Market will fill your pockets (and your hearts) with memories, treats and one-of-a-kind pieces made right here in Calgary.
When: Tuesday, 23.8
Where: Stephen Avenue, Calgary
ENJOY THE BUMP FESTIVAL 2022
It’s an art attack! This week, enjoy live music and take a self-guided tour of some incredible murals created by the best of the best as part of BUMP Festival 2022. For a full map see the link above.
When: Until 08/28
Where: See locations above
HAVE A DRINK AT SHAKE STIR AND STRAINBOW
We hope you’re thirsty because this week you’re encouraged to indulge at Shake, Stir and Strainbow – the city’s tastiest festival. 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: Until 08/26
Where: Different places
WATCH THE SERIES OF SUMMER EVENTS ON THE 17TH
From silent walkers and aerialists to drag royals and local musicians, 17th Avenue is right in the thick of its Summer 2022 series of fun! Enjoy movies in the park, fitness classes and more this week. See the link above for a full itinerary and enjoy!
When: Until 09/21
Where: 17 ave. & 8 St. SW, Calgary
GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF THE DOME
From the Flames dressing room and luxury suites to places where some of your favorite musicians have hung out before a concert, the Dome wants you to see it all, but only for a limited time. From now through August 31, the People Under the Gable Roof are giving MTV Cribs-style tours — FREE, no registration required. Check the times below and enjoy!
When: Monday, Wednesday and Friday until August 31st. – except 26.08. *
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m
HUNT SOME WATERFALLS
There is nothing better than a waterfall that could stop you. Head to the mountains this week and see some of the finest – not just in the province, but across the country! Click on the link above for our favorites.
CELEBRATE DEFEAT AT 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 up-and-coming Museum of Failure.
When: Until 08/31
Where: Southcenter Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
LEAVE YOUR FLAG FLOW AT CALGARY PRIDE 2022
From humble beginnings to thousands of allies, participants and leaders, Calgary’s Pride Festival is sure to be one of the liveliest events of the year and finally gets underway this week. From a parade to inspirational speakers, parties and more, there are tons of incredible events in and around Calgary to celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community!
When: It starts on Friday, August 26th
Where: Different places
PARTY AT HOTEL ARTS
Head to Calgary’s ultimate pool party destinations for sun, fun and the occasional live music this week! Now open to the public again, Hotel Arts will be THE place to relax and tan after work.
Where: 119 12th Avenue SW Calgary, AB
And there you have it folks! 10 things to do in Calgary this week! It’s going to be good, we can feel it!