5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 23

Aug 22 2018, 4:43 pm

Thursday is just a pre-party for the weekend, and there’s no better way to get things started than by heading into the city and doing something awesome.

Here are a few great things to check out in Calgary today.

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The Food Realm

What: Join Market Collective and Blank Page Studio every Thursday for an evening filled with good food from YYC Food Trucks, live music and a glimpse into the inner workings of Blank Page Studio. This week you can look forward to trying Waffles and Chix, Hearts Choices, Canadian Bear Balls and more.

When: Thursday, August 23

Time: 5 pm

Where: Blank Page Studio – 1221 B Kensington Road NW

Admission: FREE

Taber Cornfest

What: Enjoy a corn parade, fun run, chilli cookout, exciting entertainment, live music, a show and shine, and more as you celebrate this famous Taber vegetable. The night will end off with a huge fireworks show. Find out why Taber corn really is a big ol’ deal.

When: August 23 to 25

Time: Varies per event

Where: Confederation Park – 50th Avenue and 50th Street, Taber

Admission: FREE

Hang out at the 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. We hear BassBus might even be making an appearance tomorrow night!

When: May 18 to September 3

Where: 430 8th Avenue SE

Admission: Free

Find serenity at the new Kananaskis Nordic Spa

What: Looking for a quick escape from the everyday grind? This brand new spa combines the tranquil rejuvenation of a traditional Nordic Spa and the Alpine stillness of the Canadian Rockies. Opened in March, the spa has taken the last month off to add some new exciting additions to its facilities for summer. Come out for a relaxing experience and the opportunity to discover clarity in the midst of the mountains.

Where: 1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis

Take a 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