From Inglewood Sunfest to Heritage Day at Heritage Park, here’s what’s up this long weekend in YYC.
1. Inglewood Sunfest
August 4th from 11am-6pm
Inglewood, 1230 9 Ave SE
Bring your date to the heart of Inglewood on Saturday, August 4th for Inglewood Sunfest. With activities ranging from live music, street performers, summer patios, and over 200 vendors, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Vendors range from artisan crafts to imported wares, community organizations and more.
2. Chasing Summer 2018
August 4th-5th from 1pm-11pm
Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Tr SE
One of Calgary’s most popular summer music festivals takes place on August 4th and 5th. Slip on your best festival clothes and head over to Max Bell Centre with your crew to dance to music from big name artists like headliners Martin Garrix (Saturday) and DJ Snake (Sunday). Other performances include artists like Kaskade, Bro Safari, Tigerlily and Kris Kaiden.
3. Dinner En’ Dogge
August 4th from 8pm-10pm
Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5 Ave NW
Show off your love for your pup at the first annual Dinner En’ Dogge event. This incredible evening will include a sit down catered dinner for you and your four-legged BFF. Your ticket includes a bow-tie for your dog, a swag bag, Pawsecco provied by Bon-A-Pet Treat!, dinner for you and your pup, sparklers to ring in the night and live music to keep the good vibes flowin’.
4. Heritage Day at Fort Calgary
August 6th from 10am-4pm
Fort Calgary, 750 9 Ave SE
Celebrate Heritage Day at one of Calgary’s most historic sites. Bring the family to Fort Calgary to enjoy some fun activities including a family-friendly movie with free popcorn, a NWMP Commemorative Band, free museum tours, educational talks, Mountie uniform try-on sessions and so much more. Admission is free for this event.
5. Heritage Day at Heritage Park
August 6th from 10am-5pm
Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW
Bring the family down to Heritage Park this Heritage Day for an interactive day full of history and fun. Costume interpreters will be bringing history to life in the homes, shops and streets of Heritage Park. Stroll through the exhibits, take a ride on the antique midway and tour the park on an authentic steam train. There will be old-fashioned games like three-legged races and potato sack races for the family to enjoy as well as a welcoming of new Canadians and a march with the Mounties. Dress up in your traditional cultural clothing in celebration of your family’s heritage.
BONUS: Go Floating Down the Bow River with Bae
The Paddle Station, 4900 Monserrat Dr NW
If you’re looking for something fun and unique, you’ve got to try floating down the Bow River with your bae. The Paddle Station makes it easy for you – they cater to your outdoor experience by having dedicated rental stations located along the shores of the Bow River for all your mobile kayak and raft rental needs. No more fussing about renting and transporting. All you have to do is pick a date, vessel and location and they’ll take care of the rest. Sounds like a win-win to us.