10 of the best things to do in Calgary this week (July 18-22)

Well folks, we’ve survived another Stampede and while this week certainly won’t be quite as crazy, there’s still a ton of exciting events and activities to experience in and around the city. From markets to festivals, here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy!

SHOP STEPHEN AVENUE MARKET

Featuring a ton of local vendors, food trucks, and artists, Stephen Avenue Market will fill your bags (and your hearts) with souvenirs, goodies, and one-of-a-kind pieces made right here in Calgary.

When: Tuesday 19, 26 July
Where: Stephen Avenue, Calgary

HAVE A BALL AT THE LATIN FESTIVAL FIESTAVAL

From salsa lessons, a kids’ area and 25 authentic Latin food vendors, to their 70 craft and community vendors and beer garden, Calgary’s annual Fiestaval kicks off this Friday and you won’t want to miss it, especially because it’s actually FREE to attend!

When: Begin Friday, 22nd of July
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

DISCOVER CONTEMPORARY CALGARY

This week, take a stroll through contemporary Calgary – a modern museum with big spaces and lots of stories to tell. The best part? Admission is only $10 – so go ahead and get that extra espresso in your coffee on the way.

When: Open Wednesday to Sunday
Where: 701 11th Street SW
Cost: $10 for GA

SKATE ON A RETRO ROLLER SKATE

With the sun in the sky, the City of Calgary Deerfoot wants to let the good times roll – literally ! This week, strap on a pair of skates and slide down the new retro roller rink at the third annual Block Party in partnership with forward-thinking organization PARK.

Where: 901 64th Ave NE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

OR CELEBRATE DEFEAT AT THE MUSEUM OF FAILURE

If you don’t succeed, try, try, try again. Filled with everything from board games and skincare products to vehicles and food, browse and ogle flip flops from around the world at the thriving museum of failure.

When: Until August 31
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
Cost: $18.99+

GET A TAN AT THE SUMMER EVENT SERIES ON THE 17TH

From stilt walkers and aerialists to drag racing royalty and local musicians, 17th Avenue has officially kicked off its 2022 summer season. Enjoy movies in the park. fitness classes and more all week long! Check out the link above for their calendar of events.

When: Until September 21
Where: 17 Avenue and 8 Street SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

HAVE A POOL PARTY

Need to beat the heat? Head to Calgary’s ultimate pool party destination for sun, fun and the occasional live music! Re-opened now without its winter roof, the Hotel Arts will be THE place to relax and sunbathe this week.

Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
Cost: $20

GET GROOVY AT THE TELUS SPARK IN CALGARY

With 21 illuminated “caves” spread over 11,000 square feet, experience Telus Spark’s new inflatable display, Luminarium. Bursting with color and expression, this stunning installation is unlike anything we have ever seen.

Where: 220 St. Georges Drive North East
Cost: $29

FLOAT THE BOW

This week, grab your buddies, a dull and some snacks, then head to one of Calgary’s meandering rivers! Kick back and enjoy the warmth on your face and the water on your toes on a must-have summer adventure.

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DANCE AND SING AT THE FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL

Festival season is in full swing and the Calgary Folk Music Festival is here to keep the party going! With 70 artists from Canada and around the world, they offer everything from folk to funk to hip hop, art markets, incredible meals, activities for all ages and yes, a beer garden! Be ready. Featuring performances from Allison Russell, Black Pumas, Courtney Barnett, DJ Shub, Josh Ritter, Kevin Morby, K’naan, Spoon and more.

When: From Thursday 21 July to Sunday 24 July 2022
Where: Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
Cost: Click here to see prices for single and 4-day passes

There you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy!

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