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5 things to do in Calgary today, Thursday June 23

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 23, 2016 4:45 am

It’s finally Thursday! You’ve almost made it to the end of the week – so it’s time to reward yourself.

Here are 5 things to do in Calgary today, from partying at Sled to grabbing a bite at Bridgeland’s Farmers Market, theres something for everyone.

Sled Island 

Calgary’s annual Sled Island Festival is back this year, bringing a mix of 200 artists and bands to different venues around the city. From Peaches, to Kaytranada, this festival is filled with artists to suit all music lovers.

When: June 22 – 26
Where: Various venues
Tickets: Individual show tickets and festival passes are available online.

2016 Launch Market

Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market for their first market of the year! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
When: Thursday, June 23 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre at the Calgary Zoo

Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm

Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
When: Thursday, June 23 to Friday, August 19
Cost: Regular admission to the Zoo

Blue on the Avenue Launch

Blues-based singer, songwriter and multi – instrumentalist musician Tim Williams will be playing on the Stephen Avenue Summer stage. Catch a free show after work on 8th avenue S just east of Centre Street.

Where: Stephen Avenue – east of Centre street
When: Thursday, June 23 from 4 to 6 pm
Cost: Free

And if you escape to Banff early for the weekend:

A Night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

Every Thursday night in downtown Banff for 14 weeks, two identical shows per night will be shown featuring four unique film programs rotating each week.

Where: Lux Cinema – 229 Bear Street, Banff
When: Thursday, June 16 to Thursday, September 8. Shows at 7 and 9:30 pm
Cost: $12 can purchase online


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