Food, music, Molly Bloom & Mt. Norquay – you’re going to be busy this weekend, YYC.
Summer Season Launch: Via Ferrata & Cliffhouse Bistro
Starting June 14th
Norquay, Mount Norquay Road, Banff, AB T1L 1B4
June 14th marks the beginning of the Via Ferrata & Cliffhouse Bistro season! Experience Mt. Norquay like never before with their assisted climbing experience along four breathtaking routes on the cliffs above the mountain. Get ready to climb ladders, cross suspension bridges and marvel at the grandeur of the mountain vistas that surround you in the Rockies. With the retro-cool look of a European chalet, complete with mid-century modern décor and uninterrupted views over the town of Banff, enjoy one of the best mountain-gazing lunch venues in your backyard.
The ACE Brunch
June 15th from 10am-12pm
Fuel your body and your mind with this month’s tasty ACE brunch. Hear from Laura Incognito, Founder and Owner of Little Tucker, a company producing plant-powered energy balls made with simple, healthy ingredients. While her company focuses on fuelling your body, Laura is going far beyond that to prove that chasing your dreams is 100% achievable; you just have to be willing to put in the work. Eat and get inspired this weekend with Laura and the ACE babes.
3rd Annual VegFest Calgary
June 15th from 12-8pm
Millenium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW
Get ready for the largest outdoor vegan festival in Western Canada coming to Calgary this Saturday: VegFest! For the third year in a row, you will have the chance to hear from international industry speakers and try delicious food trucks all while shopping at a massive marketplace with over 70 local and sustainable vendors. VegFest happily brings you family-friendly beer gardens with local musicians performing throughout the day, a kids’ activity zone, dog chill zone (yes, this is a dog-friendly event!), stunning art installations and interactive games for all. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or just veg-curious, everyone is welcome!
This event is free to enjoy with the option of a cash donation.
Fiasco Sounds of Summer Festival
June 15th from 2-10pm
Fiasco Gelato, 221-19 St SE
It’s finally here – Fiasco Sounds first-ever summer music festival! This gathering of amazing food, beer, music and friends will be one to remember. Taking place outside the Fiasco HQ, this all-ages event will showcase local brands of all industries and sizes that continue to grow our city’s vibrant culture. Mark your calendars and get ready to experience the magic of this city while listening to some of the greats – and diving into your favourite gelato flavour, of course.
Headliners: Dan Mangan & Stars
Featuring Ruben Young, Boreal Sons, Burchill, Joash Charles, Roy LT, Yung Nino, Joanna Magik
Run/Walk & Father’s Day Brunch
June 16th: walk/run from 7-10am & 2pm brunch seatings
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. SW
Spend the morning outdoors with your dad at the 2019 Essex Lease Financial Corporation Father’s Day Run & Walk. Additional hang time with your pop: raise funds for the run together with all the money going towards the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at local Calgary hospitals. Plus, nobody likes a good brunch more than dad. Reward yourselves with a post-walk/run brunch in the spectacular mezzanine in Gasoline Alley Museum.
Trolley 5 Father’s Day BBQ
June 16th All Day
Join Trolley 5 this Sunday for Birdies + Brews & BBQ. Can’t your Dad wish for anything more? They will be playing US OPEN Golf – with the Sound on! Serving up 14hour smoked Alberta Beef.
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.