5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 25

Aug 25 2016, 1:40 pm

Only one more day until the weekend, let’s hope for some good weather!

Plenty of events worth checking out today to keep you busy and entertained until the weekend.

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.

Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
When: Thursday, August 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Calgary Ribfest

Get your sticky on at the 1st Annual Calgary Ribfest. From August 25 to 28 experience four awesome days of grilling heaven. Ribs, BBQ chicken, and pulled pork will be headlining the festival, available from six different vendors. There will also be live music, craft beer, wine pairings, and a pulled pork eating contest. Booths for foodie and BBQ demonstrations will also be in site.

When: August 25 to 28 (check website for times)
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free admission / Food tickets extra


Calgary’s annual fireworks festival is back. The event, which runs from August 15 to 27, will include several pyromusical shows, as well as cultural music, a human rights forum, a night market and even a citizenship ceremony.

Where: Elliston Park in East Calgary (main gate at the corner of 17th [International] Avenue and 60th Street SE).
When: August 25 6 to 11:30 pm – No entry after 9:15 pm
Tickets: Available at online or at Calgary Co-op Customer Service Offices and Marlborough Mall.

Movies on the Rise

Catch a classic movie at St. Patricks Island’s outdoor 9-metre high natural amphitheatre. This week’s feature movie is Top Gun. Bring a tarp or lawn mat as your chairs won’t work on the steep slope. There is pedestrian access to St. Patrick’s Island from East Village and Bridgeland via the George C. King Bridge.

Where: The Rise, St. Patrick’s Island
When: Thursday, August 25 from 9 to 11 pm


Toronto’s MSTRKRFT made a name for themselves by remixing tracks for stars like Katy Perry and Kylie Minogue, but its their original material that have won them fans across North America.

When: Thursday, August 25 at 10 pm
Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S
Tickets: Available online for $25. 18+

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