Woohoo, it’s the weekend Calgary! AND the sun is shining, so let’s get out and explore what this city has to offer. Not sure what to do this weekend? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with activities for everyone from the sports enthusiast to the cultural goddess. Check out our #YYC Top Things to Do in Calgary this Weekend below.
1. Calgary Fringe Festival – Inglewood – Fri Aug 7 – Sat Aug 8th
Check out the final two days of the Fringe Festival. With a packed schedule of fun theatre, stand-up and art featuring both local and international talent, you’re sure to find something you fancy. Most shows will cost you around $10-12, but be sure to pick up a Fringe button for $5 beforehand to get in the door!
Cost: Starts at $10 + $5 Button Good all week – www.calgaryfringe.ca
2. Chasing Summer Festival – Fort Calgary – Fri Aug 7 – Sat Aug 8 – 1– 11pm
It’s not too late to take in Western Canada’s largest electronic music festival. Two days of music and community starts today at Fort Calgary, near the heart of the city featuring world-renowned artists including Tiesto & Kaskade. Check out a lineup of some of the world’s best talents in electronic music with thousands of other fans! The Festival is fully licensed for liquor and attendees must be a minimum of 18 years old to attend. The festival is open from 1-11pm Daily. Admission starts at $99+s/c for single day wristbands.
Cost: Starts at $99+fees – www.chasingsummerfestival.com
3. Shaw Charity Classic PGA Champions Tour – Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club – Aug 7, 8, 9
Calgary’s PGA Tour Professional, Stephen Ames and local pro, Darryl James, will welcome the world to their backyard at the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour 2015 Shaw Charity Classic. Catch some of the world’s best including many hall of famers in the Golf Charity Classic. Tickets are $30 for any one day Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
Cost: $30 – www.shawcharityclassic.com
4. City Crush Outdoor Birthday Bootcamp with Proceeds to Right to Play – Marda Loop – Sat Aug 8 – 10:30 am
Start of your weekend the right way… Drop in for a sweaty HIIT session and give others a helping hand while you do – win win! $10 to Right to Play will get you in on this Outdoor Bootcamp put on by City Crush at Kiwanis Park in Marda Loop.
Cost: $10 Donation – www.citycrush.ca
5. Family Favourites at the Movies: Air Buddies – Select Theatres – Sat Aug 8 – 11am
Need to get the kids out of the sun for a bit? Have fun with the whole family at the movies with Saturday morning showings of family favourites for only $2.99 – a fun and affordable way to enjoy the weekend with the family! This week check out Air Buddies at Cineplex theatres Scotiabank Chinook, Sunridge Spectrum and Crowfoot Crossing – please check the link for showtimes.
Cost: $2.99 – www.cineplex.com/Events/FamilyFavourites/
6. Afrikadey – Prince’s Island Park – Sat Aug 8 – 12-10pm
Check out Afrikadey’s Island Show in Prince’s Island Park this Saturday for a celebration of the music, food, dance, theatre, and visual arts of Africa and her descendant cultures. This final celebration will feature music, an interactive children’s area, a visual arts display, an arts and crafts market, a beer garden & DJ, and field entertainment. Entry for the full day is $25 in advance ($30 Door – Children 12 & under and Adults 65+ have FREE admission) and the celebration runs from 12 pm to 10pm in the park.
Cost: $25 – Children & Seniors FREE – www.afrikadey.com
7. Calgary Arab Festival – Olympic Plaza – Sat Aug 8 10am – 6 pm & Sun Aug 9th – 10 am – 8 pm
From the mountains of Morocco to the Egyptian Sahara, find out all about the Arab World and vibrant Arabic culture this weekend at Olympic Plaza. Head down to the plaza for a taste of traditional Arabian food, live music, and some shopping in a fun ancient middle-eastern marketplace. Visit one of the many authentic cultural tents and even have your picture taken as you dress up as a Saudi Prince or Yemeni Princess. Entry is Free.
Cost: FREE – www.calgaryarabfest.com
8. Marda Gras Street Festival – Marda Loop – Sun Aug 9 – 10 am – 5 pm
This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event takes place in Marda Loop on Sunday August 9th and attracts over 35,000 visitors from around the city almost every year! Enjoy a variety of musicians, dance performances, and cultural displays as well as outdoor activities, a wide variety of cuisine and activities at this New Orleans themed festival. The festival takes place in Marda Loop on 33rd & 34th Avenue SW. Entry is Free.
Cost: FREE – www.mardagras.ca
That’s your Things to do in Calgary this Weekend scoop! See you out there Calgary!