5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, June 21

Jun 21 2018, 12:09 am

Welcome to the first day of summer!

After such a cold, dark winter (and first half of spring) we thing Calgary deserves to sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm, sunny days that are surely on their way.

Make the most of the start of a brand new season by getting out and attending any of these Calgary events!

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The Flaming Lips with guests

What: This classic ’80s rock band is coming to Calgary to rock the stage! The group has been going strong for over 30 years and still put on an amazing show. Get out to see them play.

When: Thursday, June 21

Time: 7 pm

Where: MacEwan Hall – 2500 University Drive NW

Tickets: Online, $15 to $195

Celebrate the first day of summer on a patio

What: With it being the first day of summer, there is no better time than the present to enjoy a meal, cold drink, and good company in the great outdoors. Luckily for us, Calgary offers a never-ending list of fabulous patios, providing city views, people-watching opportunities, endless sunshine, and solid menu choices.

Where: See the full list here

Sled Island 2018

What: Calgary’s favourite entertainment festival is back and larger than ever! The sheer amount of entertainment, art, music, and comedy that is packed into the five-day long festival is incredible. Here are some tips on how to get the most out of the festival and see as much as possible. Have fun!

When: Wednesday, June 20 to Sunday, June 24, 2018

Time: Full schedule can be found here

Where: 35+ venues around the city… so check the schedule

Tickets: Discovery Pass available online for $214 (until June 17)

POPs in the Park

What: Enjoy a mouth-watering BBQ as you enjoy a lively program of classical favourites by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

When: June 20 to 21

Time: 6:30 pm

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Tickets: Online, $30 to $70

Hang out with the Pandas

What: The long wait is finally over! The Calgary Zoo has officially welcomed four pandas, two adults and two cubs, into their newly built habitat, The Panda Passage. These furry black and white friends are charming and have a ton to teach us in the five years that they will be at the zoo before returning to China.

Where: The Calgary Zoo — 210 St. Georges Drive NE

Admission: Regular admission to the zoo

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