5 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, July 27

Jul 27 2017, 3:07 pm

There’s lots happening in the city today from a pop up retail market in East Village to the Folk Fest kicking off at Prince’s Island Park.

Get out and enjoy Thursday, it’s bound to be fun.

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Victors, Villains, and Vixens

  • What: A run off of Shakespeare After Dark. East Village has partnered with Theatre Calgary to bring you a week’s worth of performances on St. Patricks Island.
  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: July 25 – 30
  • Cost: Free

Container Pop-Up Retail Park in East Village

New to the East Village this summer, this Pop-Up retail park offers Calgarians a place to shop, eat and play. Be sure to check out all 12 retailers located in 12 x 12 shipping containers, along with food trucks, live music and more! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!

  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: July 27 to July 30
  • Cost: FREE

As you like it – Shakespeare by the Bow

Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.

  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

Take a float down the Bow River

The ultimate refresher in the midst of 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

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Grab your lawn chairs (regulation size), tarps, refillable water bottles and get ready to hang out all day long at Prince’s Island Park. Check out our guide to this year’s Folk Fest to plan your weekend.

  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: July 27 to 30
  • Cost: $65 and up for single day tickets. (Kids 12 years old and under are free, youth and students receive discounted prices).