Summer is not over and we are going to squeeze every last ounce of fun and sun in while we can. If you're a fan of food, music, drinks, and unique events, you're going want to add these things to do in Calgary to your weekend agenda.
Calgary is buzzing with awesome things to do this weekend and we just can't wait. From a sunflower festival to a craft brewery crawl to an exclusive adults-only movie night at the zoo, it's a big one.
On top of all that, we are beyond excited about Calgary Pride which is kicking off this weekend. Because this year's festival is filled with unbeatable things to do, we've got a special Pride Guide event list coming for you, too. Stay tuned.
Here are 7 exciting events happening in Calgary this weekend. Enjoy!
Sunflower Festival 2019
Price: $18 for general admission, $26 for farm admission
When: Aug. 24 & 25, Aug. 31, & Sept. 1 & 2
Address: Cobb's Adventure Park - 1500 84th St. NE, Calgary
Why You Need To Go: Explore a stunning sunflower maze at Cobb's Adventure Park, take gorgeous photos, and take a sunflower home with you.
When: Saturday, Aug. 24, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Address: Elliston Park, 1827 68 St. SE, Calgary
Why You Need To Go: The final and most breathtaking show of GlobalFest 2019. You’ll be awe-struck by this magnificent firework display.
Jumanji Adult's Only Movie Night at The Calgary Zoo
Price: $50 plus tax, parking costs $12
When: Thursday, Aug. 22 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 210 St. George's Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
Why You Need To Go: This is a special adults-only, after-hours party where you get to watch Jumanji and explore the Calgary zoo with no kids in sight.
Bacardi Carnival Night At Tropical
When: Saturday, Aug. 24 4:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Address: Tropical on 17th, 1424 17th Ave. S.W., Calgary
Why You Need To Go: Head to Tropical for carnival night, from the streets for Brazil to downtown Calgary. Grab a carnival necklace when you arrive, enjoy happy hour from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and free entrance until 10:00 p.m.. Happy hour includes $6 mojitos, $2.50 tacos, and 1/2 price tequila.
ALL Country ALL Night
Price: FREE before 10:30 p.m.
When: Friday, Aug. 23, 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Address: Knoxville's Calgary, 840 9th Ave. SW, Calgary
Why You Need To Go: Jordan Kimball of Bachelor in Paradise is hosting this country dance party at Knoxville's Calgary. Weird combo, but we're not mad about it. Also, $5 highballs.
3rd Annual Barley Belt Tap Tour
When: Saturday, August 24, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address: Multiple Calgary breweries, see event for participants
Why You Need To Go: Join Calgary’s many epic breweries for a day of beer, cider, spirits, music, biking, food, and more. Tickets include entry into all breweries, your first beer, and bus service.
Bend + Brunch
When: Saturday, August 25, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Address: CRAFT Beer Market, 100 Anderson Rd. S.E.,Calgary
Why You Need To Go: CRAFT Beer Market Southcentre and Lululemon have collaborated to bring you a yoga and brunch event you’ll wish was every weekend. Enjoy an hour of yoga followed by a delicious brunch.