It will be a busy weekend in Calgary with so much to see and do! We’ve summed up some of our favourite Calgary events for Aug 14-16, and there’s a little something for everyone. Get out there #YYC!
1. Inglewood Night Market – Inglewood 10th Street & 9 Ave SE – Fri Aug 14 6-11:00pm
The Inglewood Night Market has a little something for everyone with over 60 vendors featuring hand-crafted items and local foods, food trucks, and live bands in the Cult Parking lot. Be sure to also visit the night market neighbours along 9th Avenue – there will be live music at Cafe Gravity, and many shops open late to make everyone welcome.
Cost: Admission Free
2. ReggaeFest – Shaw Millenium Park – Fri Aug 14 4:00 – 10:00pm Sat 12 – 11:30 pm
Calgary’s Reggae Music Festival – Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. Chill out with a brew in the Village, savor the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home. Or bring the kids on Saturday and hang in the Kids Zone featuring Batter Up, lawn games, craft tent, face painting, sports & Dr Seuss in the Park (Saturday only 12:00 – 7pm).
Cost: Friday – FREE with pre-purchased ticket for Saturday or $10.00 at the Gate.
Saturday – Adults (Advance) $40 (Gate) $50, Youth & Seniors – (Adv) $20 (Gate) $25, Child 12 & under – Free when accompanied by paying Adult
3. Taste of Calgary – Eau Claire Market – Fri Aug 14 – Sun Aug 16
Try out some of Calgary’s best restaurants, food trucks and pubs all in one place. Check out the free entertainment or beer garden while you sample whatever your heart desires.
Cost: Free Admission – Sample tickets $1 approx. 3-5 Tickets per food/beverage sample.
4. Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” – Bowness Community Centre – Sat Aug 15 11:00am-6:00pm
Adults and children of all ages are invited to celebrate the Japanese culture, and the Japanese Canadian populations of Calgary and around the country. Visitors will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, traditional music, song & dance, traditional blacksmith and martial arts demonstrations, and more! There will be games for the kids, local Japanese arts and crafts as well as several food kiosks featuring traditional Japanese cuisine. Oh and did we mention sake tasting and beer gardens!
Cost: Adult: $5.00, Kids 6 to 12: $2.00, Kids 5 and under: Free
5. Calgary Stampeders Football Game – McMahon Stadium – Sat Aug 15 8pm
If you’re looking for a great outing, there’s nothing better than getting a group of friends together for a trip to a Stampeders home game. This Saturday, cheer on the Calgary Stampeders as they take on the Ottawa REDBLACKS at McMahon Stadium! For each Stampeders home game, arrive early and join in the tailgate festivities.Tickets are still available on Ticketmaster starting as low as $33.00.
Cost: Tickets approx. $33 – $125 – Children 24 months of age and younger are admitted to all Calgary Stampeders games FREE.
6. Bike to the Zoo – The Calgary Zoo – Aug 15 & 16
Ride your bike to the Zoo this weekend and receive $10 off your admission. The first 250 people who arrive by bike each day will receive $10 off their admission, while Calgary Zoo members will receive an ice cream coupon. Ride up in style and hand your bike to a valet that will greet you at either entrance to park your ride while you enjoy a day with the animals.