9 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, June 16

Jun 15 2018, 11:48 pm

There’s one last Saturday of spring before summer comes around on June 21, so make sure to live this one to its absolute fullest!

Here are a few events going on around Calgary that you can check out on your big day off.

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Movie night under the stars 

What: Come and sit under the stars with your date or group of friends and enjoy a viewing of Wes Anderson’s classic, Fantastic Mr. Fox. Seating is limited, so be sure to come early to secure your spot. There will be food trucks on site for any pre-movie snacking and the first 150 guests will receive a complimentary reusable tote bag, which will include a blanket to use during the movie, a snack, a water bottle, and more. All the more reason to come early!

When: Saturday, June 16

Time:  9:40 pm (movie begins)

Where: Park Point Discovery Centre – 301, 11th Avenue SW

Admission: FREE

Go on a helicopter tour

What: If you’re looking for an experience of a lifetime, then it’s time you see the Alberta landscape from a completely different view – the air! Grab a few friends and take a ride in a state-of-the-art helicopter for incredible views of the city and the surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Where: Takes off from the Springbank Airport or Drumheller Airport – 402 Otter Bay

When: Year-round

Cost: Between $400 to $1,600, rate for up to three passengers

Experience the new and improved Brewster Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for a beautiful view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine.

Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff

Tickets: Adult $62, child $31

Dust off your road bike

It’s the perfect time to get out your road bike and head down to the river for some beautiful views and a great afternoon of adventures by exploring Calgary’s bike paths.

Father’s Day Food Truck Frenzy

What: Join the Rondel Roberts Band and other local talents down at the Food Truck Frenzy, where you can shop the Market Collective Pop Up, have a brew at the beer gardens, and enjoy the best food trucks in the city! Bring your Dad and make a day out of it!

When: June 16 to 17

Time: 11 am to 7 pm

Where: Murdoch Park – 917 Centre Avenue NE

Admission: $5 entry, Kids under 14 and seniors are FREE

Winemaker’s Dinner at Heritage Park 

What: Join Heritage Park for a delicious four-course meal featuring a wine tasting from Italy’s Zenato Winery.

When: Saturday, June 16

Time: 6 pm

Where: Gasoline Alley, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Tickets: $106

Teatro Group 25 Anniversary Dinner

What: Join Teatro as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with a 25-course dinner. Yes, you read that correctly! Scallop Tartare Canoli, Smoked Sturgeon Begniet, Agnolotti, duck confit, celeriac, foie gras and Alberta Waygu Beef, pithivier, morels, and sauce bordelaise are just a few menu items you can expect to try!

When: Saturday, June 16

Time: 6 pm

Where: Teatro – 200 8th Avenue SE

Tickets: Email [email protected] to reserve your spot, $275/ person

Watch the Calgary Stampeders play the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 

What: Grab your jersey and head down to McMahon Stadium for a tailgate and a chance to cheer on the Calgary Stampeders!

When: Saturday, June 16

Time: 5 pm

Where: McMahon Stadium

Tickets: Ticketmaster

VegFest Calgary 

What: Eat and drink everything vegan at the second annual VegFest. Enjoy beets, beats, and brews all day long!

When: Saturday, June 16

Time: 10 am to 5 pm

Where: Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW

Admission: FREE with a voluntary donation

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