8 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, August 19

Aug 17 2018, 8:33 pm

There’s plenty of fun things to do around the city today, but you’d better get on it quick – the weekend is quickly coming to an end!

Here are 8 things to do around Calgary this Sunday.

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YYC Girl Gang Off the Clock: Patio Fun

What: Soak up the sun on one of Calgary’s best patios as you network with the city’s most ambitious boss babes, all while enjoying some chilled brews and delicious eats. This is the ultimate Sunday Funday.

When: Sunday, August 19

Time: 1 to 4 pm

Where: Brewsters Pub – 834 11th Avenue SW

Tickets: Online, $5


What: Calling all meat and beer lovers. Join Brewery and the Beast for an outdoor meal featuring local brews, the highest quality of meats, and live music from The Electric Timber Co. This entire event is through the extraordinary vision of a line-up of Calgary’s finest and most notable chefs.

When: Sunday, August 19

Time: 1 pm

Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE

Tickets: Online, $99.95

Tea on the Verandah

What: Pinkies up. Enjoy high tea and assorted baked goods on the front porch of Heritage Park’s newest exhibit the “Famous 5″ Centre for Women.

When: Saturdays and Sundays from June 32 to September 2

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Cost: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve, Adults – $22.95 +GST, Child (Under 12) – $15.95 +GST

Cut the heat and float down the Bow River

What: This is a tradition most of us Calgarians look forward to doing at least once during the summer. Plus, it’s the ultimate refresher when stuck in a prairie heat wave.

Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route, and check weather advisories before heading out.

WhereLazy Day Raft RentalsSports RentThe Paddle Station and the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary

Head out of town for a mountain adventure with Adventure Hub

What: Adventure Hub is a bonafide collective that has joined forces to give you unforgettable adventures in the Rocky Mountains. From horseback riding to cave tours to river rafting and much more. In the mood for adventure? Take your pick.

Where: In and around Banff and Canmore

Enjoy a day perusing the Glenbow Museum

What: There is no better way to spend the weekend. Grab a coffee and go see some seriously awesome works of art at one of Calgary’s favourite cultural centres.

Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master – June 16 to September 9

One New Work Gwenessa Lam: Who Magic – June 16 to September 9

Recent Acquisitions 2018 – June 30 to December 9

The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits – March 10 to January 2019

Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9tth Avenue SE

Cost: Regular admission to the museum

Shop the containers of East Village Junction

What: In only one year, this colourful container lot has turned into a popular Calgary mainstay. Located behind the King Edward Hotel, this is a unique destination that features local retail shops, workshops, music, art, and, of course, YYC Food Trucks. You won’t want to miss out on the fun summer festivities that they have planned at this hip community gathering space this summer.

When: May 18 to September 3

Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Hit up the King Eddy

What: The highly-anticipated King Eddy is finally (and permanently) re-opened. The revitalized King Edward Hotel was built way back in 1905, so to say this spot is legendary would be an understatement. Patrons can expect a regular lineup of talented musicians at this spot, along with a menu of killer grub and drinks. Don’t forget about their incredible rooftop.

When: Sunday, August 19

Time: 9 am to 10 pm

Where: 438 9th Avenue SE

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