15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, June 29

Jun 29 2019, 4:42 am

Set your sights on an extra special event this Saturday by choosing one (or a few) from our fantastic list of fun things to do this June 29.

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Calgary Night Market

What: Spend your Friday or Saturday evening shopping your favourite local makers, while munching on delicious eats and listening live entertainment. The market has two locations this summer – Calgary Night Market Bridgeland and Calgary Night Market SOUTH.

When: June 28 to 29, July 19 to 20, August 16 to 17 (SOUTH), July 26, and August 23 (Bridgeland)
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Calgary Night Market Bridgeland – 917 Centre St NE; Calgary Night Market SOUTH – Bonaventure Dr SE at 90 Ave SE
Admission: Free

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

What: The Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is a giant inflatable obstacle course big enough for adults to jump around on. The gigantic floating fortress features a 15-foot tower, a climbing wall, a launch bag, a trapeze swing, and basically anything else you could ever imagine. Located, as the name suggests, on Sylvan Lake, the aqua park can be found just west of Red Deer, meaning that it is only an hour and a half drive from Calgary for a full day of fun on the lake.

When: June 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm for full season
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Tickets: Available online, starting at $15

Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions

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Candice Ward / Calgary Stampeders

What: The Calgary Stampeders face off with the BC Lions on June 29 at McMahon Stadium.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Stonewall 50: Lgbtq2ia+ Liberation from New York to Calgary

What: In partnership with Calgary Queer Arts Society and Memorial Park Library, Calgary Outlink Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity presents: Stonewall 50: LGBTQ2IA+ Liberation from New York to Calgary.

Joe Kadi from the Women’s Studies department at the University of Calgary will open the event with a presentation focusing on key moments and stakeholders of the Stonewall riots, and the context of LGBTQ2IA+ social change history. The talk will be followed by a screening of “Outliers: Calgary’s Queer History” in partnership with James Demers of Calgary Queer Arts Society.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Where: Memorial Park Library – The Salon – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
TicketsOnline, Free

Saturdays on 17th

What: Spend your Saturday on 17th Ave all summer long. From now through to July 27, the neighbourhood will be featuring live music, games, giveaways, and movies in Tomkins Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities.

When: Every Saturday from now to July 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm (movie screenings start at 6 pm)
Where: Tomkins Park (corner of 8th Street & 17th Avenue SW)
Admission: Free

1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls

What: Raise a glass to Canada this weekend with 1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls. Perfect for before or after your Canada Day party plans.

When: June 28 to July 1, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Various Earls Restaurants

In Conversation: Nick Cave

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Nick Cave, Glenbow Museum / Facebook

What: Nick Cave: Feat. is the first time this celebrated and influential artist has had a solo exhibition in Canada. See Nick Cave in person as he speaks about his life and work. Join the conversation at Glenbow on the opening day of the new summer exhibitions.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: The Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Ave SW
Tickets: Online

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019.
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Millarville Farmers’ Market 

What: Meet and shop at growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists at Millarville Farmers’ Market. Children 5 to 12 years can also join the Market Buds program. Participants will learn where their food comes from, gain confidence in conversation with Alberta Produce farmers and BC Fruit farmers, make healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibility for maintaining their own punch card and tokens. Tokens for spending on vegetables and fruit are earned by completing a weekly activity in the Market Buds area located in the garden.

When: Every Saturday until October 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Admission: $3, with proceeds going to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

5K Foam Fest Alberta 2019

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5K Foam Fest/Facebook

What: The 5K Foam Fest features some super exciting obstacles to get over, under, and around, including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide. Combine these obstacles with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that is pumped out at each event, and chances are you’ll be enjoying an epic summer day. The family fun event supports the Make A Wish Foundation.

When: Saturday, June 29 (Medicine Hat), and Saturday, July 6 (Leduc)
Time: Various wave times throughout the day
Where: Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede – 2055 21st Avenue SE, Medicine Hat (June 29), 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc (July 6)
Tickets: Register online, $60 to $75

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Multicultural Orchestra 10th Anniversary

What: Calgary Multicultural Orchestra is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a gala concert on June 29 at Bella Concert Hall.

When: June 29, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall – Mount Royal University – 18 Mt Royal Circle SW, Calgary
Tickets: $15, more info online

Market Collective Summer Takeover at St. Louis

What: Market Collective will be setting up a summer-long activation at the St. Louis hotel in East Village. There will be programming with food trucks, art installations, DJs, and musicians. There will also be an urban basketball court outside. Some artists will rotate on a monthly basis.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm (Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: St. Louis Hotel – 430 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: Open daily until Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring Métis Identity, Past and Present

What: Lougheed House’s summer exhibit explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until September 30, 2019. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Lougheed House – 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission: $8.50 adult, $6.50 seniors and students $5 child (Ages 6 – 12), $25.00 for a family, free for children under 6

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