The weekend is so close we can feel it, and what a weekend it is going to be.
There’s no need to wait until work is over on Friday to start having fun, though, as there are plenty of awesome things to do around Calgary before the Stampede even starts!
Try any of these great events on for size this Thursday and you’ll see exactly what we’re talking about.
- These superfans brought a cardboard cutout of Seth Rogen on vacation (PHOTOS)
- The unlimited Calgary Stampede SuperPasses are still available
- Fireworks lit up the night over Calgary on Canada Day (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)
What: Do a little pre-Stampede to get you in the mood for the real deal as you help raise money for the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation — a more than worthy cause! Enjoy live entertainment by Steel and Timber, Fireside Music, and DJ Chris Brennan, along with a live art show, door prizes, promotional giveaways, and both live and silent auctions with killer items that you’ll definitely want to get your hands on.
When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 5:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: National on 17th – 550 17th Avenue SW
Tickets: Online, $30
What: Explore the Glenbow at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month. They are launching some neat new exhibitions this month that you won’t want to miss out on!
When: Thursday, July 5
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Rent a bike and go on a river adventure
What: Grab your squad, get yourself some wheels, and put those bike paths to good use — all while seeing the city from a different perspective.
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
What: Join local experts and firefighters Mike and Ryan as they show you all their favourite spots in the area and take you on a thrilling adventure in Handsome Andy, a 4×4 Ford E350. Don’t expect your typical cookie cutter tour, as these two are keen to take you off the beaten path and bring your dream of adventure to life.
Price: Varies per tour – book online!