Weekend Wonders: 7 Unmissable Things to Do in Calgary

How much “Calgarian” are you? Have you visited these unusual, fun, crafty, and delicious places in Calgary? Or, if you are a visitor visiting this vibrant city, have you explored these fantastic places to make the best out of your trip yet?
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Whether you’re an artsy soul, a craft beer connoisseur, or a budget-savvy explorer, 

I have summed up some unique Calgary experiences to help you discover the best things to do in Calgary this weekend. I will take you to do some artistic, crafty, and fun things for adults and kids in Calgary

Get ready to discover the Calgary waiting to be explored – by you!

1. Color Cafe, Calgary - Pottery Painting and more Art Fun

It’s time to get your hands colourful on the Pottery Painting. Hop on for an immersive pottery painting experience with your family and friends for the art activities with Crock A Doodle Calgary – Royal Oak. They allow people of every age and ability, seven days a week.

Dates – Open throughout the week between 10 am–12 am
Venue – Color Cafe Kensington (Calgary), 334 14 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1Z7, Canada
Ticket Price – Call at +1 (403) 249-4386 to book your spot.
Duration – The session lasts for around 2- 3 hours.

2. Calgary: Street Art & Craft Beer Walking Tour w/ Tastings

Drink and Walk. Can you really do that? That has its irony in itself. But you should try this “street art mural on a walking tour” of Calgary’s hip Beltline neighborhood. Follow your guide to 2 craft breweries with a beer tasting of 4 x 4 oz tasters & a 16 oz pint included. You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a total refund or reserve your seat now and pay at the venue. 

Venue: Bottlescrew Bill’s Pub, 140 10 Ave SW, Calgary
Ticket Price: C$ 129 per person
Duration: 3 hours

3. Calgary Culture - Scavenger Hunts by Let's Roam

For the history buffs, Calgary Scavenger Hunt: Calgary Culture will have you unearthing hidden gems and forgotten stories. Think Indiana Jones, but with fewer snakes and more selfies. And speaking of treasures, the Alberta Craft Gallery is a treasure trove for art lovers. Get lost in the labyrinth of local masterpieces, each one a testament to Calgary’s creative spirit.

Make impromptu plans, as there is no requirement for prior appointments. Isn’t that a save?

Venue : Arts Commons, 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Ticket Price: $20.74 per adult
Duration: 3 hours

4. Alberta Craft Gallery -

The Alberta-based artist, whose work evolves around contemporary and traditional Fine Crafts such as ceramics, furniture, jewelry, wood, textiles, and glass, has collectively placed all of their amazing works for you to gaze at and shop if you get seduced by their finest artwork. 

Dates: Wed – Fri: 11 AM – 5 PM, Sat: 10 AM – 5 PM (Holidays may affect these hours)
Venue: 1721 29 Ave SW 280, cSPACE, Calgary, AB T2T 6T7
Ticket Price: Admission is free.
(Tip –  When you arrive, you need to buzz #260 or call 587-391-0129 to access the building.)
Duration: 1-2 hours

5. Everyday Tourist - Fun Calgary Public Art Walk, Run or Cycle

Over 1,300 sculptures and installations, “Wolf and the Sparrows,” by Branden Vickers, “The Mighty and Once Many,” “Corridor of Connection,” and Calgary’s best-loved mural, which is none other than “Giving Wings To The Dream” by Doug Driediger.
For Calgarien or visitors, this is one of the other artsy and crafty things to do in Calgary for free. Try to cover as many as you can, while keeping your health in mind. Keep yourself hydrated, and don’t forget to take a break whenever necessary. 

See, this is one installation in the heart of Calgary. So, word around if you click the best photo of this place with your friends and family and share it on our Instagram. And get a chance to be featured on our social media page.

Dates: This is a self-guided tour, so there are no limitations on the dates. But in my opinion, springtime is the best. People love to walk, run, or cycle here.
Venue: Downtown Calgary
Ticket Price: Free
Duration: 2.5 Hours

6. Cold Garden - BEER! - Cold Garden Beverage Company

Flush your week’s work stress here at Cold Garden Beer. How is it different from any other beer spot in Calgary?

If you fancy a funky, industrial-style brewhouse with a patio offering snacks & a variety of craft beers. Then this is your place. The best news for PAWparents, this place is pet friendly. Bring your coochiee-poochie or patootie and enjoy the beer and food with your friends and family.

Wait, did I not mention this place allows outside food?  And it has Bar Games too. So, all the best in planning for your Beer Games.

Dates: Open 7 Days a Week.
Venue: 1100 11 St SE, Calgary
Ticket Price: Free Entry (Pay as go.)
Duration: 11 am–12 am

7. Master The Art of Baking & Cake Decorating In Calgary at Lambert Academy of Sugar Craft.

A perfect, creative, and fun thing to do in Calgary for adults this weekend situated in downtown Calgary. Romanticize your day with sugar indulgence at Lambert Academy of Sugar Craft, where you will craft layered cakes with your creativity, adding sprinklers and some rainbow colors and aesthetic decoratives. You can select the day or two-day workshop at your convenience. What better than putting some sweetness into a boring routine?

Dates: From Monday to Saturday.
Venue: 8236 30 St SE, Calgary
Ticket Price: $100.00 – $425.00
Duration: 9 a.m.–4 p.m

Isn’t Calgary a fantastic city to explore? 

“Picasso” at Color Cafe, where pottery painting ignites the imagination. Or, a “Calgary Scavenger Hunt,” a treasure map to hidden cultural gems – historical landmarks and quirky street art.
Speaking of art, “Calgary Street Art and Craft Beer Tour” – is a delicious fusion for the senses. But hey, not everyone craves adrenaline. Some fancies breathe into the city’s soul at the Alberta Craft Gallery, a haven for indigenous and contemporary art. Or, lace up your shoes for the “Everyday Tourist Fun Calgary Public Art Walk,” a journey through the city’s vibrant artistic tapestry.  And let’s not forget the Art of Baking & Cake Decorating. to satisfy the sugar cravings and learn some delicious crafty skills.

I hope I helped you with your weekend plans in Calgary. If you wish to spend your Saturday night painting and sipping the finest drinks with the fantastic artists and people in downtown Calgary. You know where to find us 😉

For Calgarien or visitors, this is one of the other artsy and crafty things to do in Calgary for free. Try to cover as many as you can, while keeping your health in mind. Keep yourself hydrated, and don’t forget to take a break whenever necessary. 

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