It's the long weekend, the sun is shining, and summer is still here — for now! If you're looking for the best Calgary things to do this weekend, then we have you covered. Along with endless Calgary Pride festivities and events, there are some unique and interesting happenings that you have to know about.
If you like beer, cute animals, live music and food then you will love this week's round-up of things to do in YYC. It's time to put those weekend plans together so you can make the most of every minute. Don't worry, we're here to help. Here are six things to do this long weekend in Calgary:
Price: Free mural tours/viewing & ticketed events
When: Now until Saturday, Aug. 31
Address: Various locations, see map here.
Why You Need To Go: The Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) is back for another colourful year in Calgary. This year’s festival will include 16 stunning murals, free guided mural tours, artists talks, like music, a massive outdoor movie screening, and more.
Party In The Park
Price: $60 and up
When: Saturday, Aug. 31 and Sunday, Sept. 1
Address: Canada Olympic Park in the WinSport Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W.
Why You Need To Go: This two-day outdoor rock festival is bringing in some huge names and you should probably be there. Watch iconic performers like Styx, Vince Neil from Motley Crue, Trooper, The Northern Pikes, The Static Shift, and more. On top of the tunes, you can check out this zipline, summer bobsleighs, scenic chairlift, and free fall.
Something From Nothing Fashion Show And Battle
When: Friday, Aug. 30, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29 Ave. S.W.
Why You Need To Go: Dancing, fashion, and shopping all happen on a rooftop patio. The unique fashion show and open-style dance battle are like nothing you’ve seen before. Models dance their ways down the runway, competing for the final battle. World-famous judges include Kid David, Logistix and Shotyme.
When: Friday, Aug. 30 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary, 219 17 Ave. S.W.
Why You Need To Go: Mill Street Brewpub Calgary is hosting their first-ever Backyard Beerfest in partnership with Get REAL to celebrate Calgary Pride. You can expect local beer, tons of lawn games, and a brand new beer launch. Tickets include snack stations and beer samples. All proceeds from the evening will be donated to the Get Real Movement which fights 2SLGBTQ+ discrimination & promotes acceptance in schools, camps, and workplaces.
Adults Only Night at Cobb’s Adventure Park
When: Saturday, Aug. 31, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Address: Cobb's Adventure Park, 1500 84th St. N.E.
Why You Need To Go: This adult’s only night at Cobb's will allow you to enjoy all of the attractions with a drink in hand. Your ticket includes wine and beer tasting, appetizers, visits with the kangaroo babies and a ton of other activities. Other actives include mini-golf, climbing wall, corn maze, ropes course, archery and more.
Fiesta Filipino YYC 2019
When: Aug. 20, 12:00 p.m. to Sept. 1, 6:00 p.m.
Address: Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave. S.E.
Why You Need To Go: Fiesta Filipino is back for its fifth year in Calgary. Join 60,000 other festival-goers for food, beer, non-stop performances, dancing, and more. This vibrant festival offers a celebration of Filipino culture and cuisine for a memorable weekend in downtown Calgary.