5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 8

Aug 8 2019, 5:00 am

This Thursday is looking to be a stunner, with sunny skies, warm weather, and plenty of great events to check out all around Calgary, today, Thursday, August 8.

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Adults Only Night at Telus Spark – Artistry of Alcohol

What: Free reign in our galleries, a fully licensed bar, dance jams, and even riskier science. With no children around, Telus Spark brings out more involved challenges, invite innovative collaborators from the community and turn up the excitement.

When: August 8, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $26

Movies at the Meadows

What: Enjoy Hollywood hits at Spruce Meadows this summer, with movies being featured on Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 15 on the All Canada Ring. There will also be children activities, live entertainment, and food available.

When: August 8 and August 15, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Admission: $20/carload ($15/carload if purchased in advance), more info online

Taste of Calgary 2019

What: The annual celebration is celebrating its 23rd event this year, and it will feature global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Going down from August 8 to 11 at 200 Barclay Parade SW (Eau Claire Market), this event offers patrons free entry and then the opportunity to buy $1 sampling tickets for food and drink once inside. Expect amazing vendors and some live music too.

When: August 8 to 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free entry

2019 SeaFood Boil

What: Cravings Market Restaurant presents its annual Seafood Boil event. Enjoy all-you-can-eat seafood, served family-style on paper-lined harvest tables with drawn butter and side dishes.

When: August 8, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Where: Cravings Market Restaurant – 7207 Fairmount Dr SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

High River Farmers’ Market

What: Located in High River’s beautiful downtown, the outdoor farmers’ market features over 50 vendors on Thursday afternoons until September 12, 2019. You can expect to find everything from locally grown fresh produce, home-baked breads, pies, fudge, and smoked meats, as well as unique and handcrafted housewares, jewellery, and clothing. There is also always a variety of food trucks selling everything from wood-fired pizzas, hand-made perogies and more.

When: Every Thursday until September 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: High River Downtown – 4 Avenue SW and 1 Street SW
Admission: Free