From the Calgary Pride Festival to Ultimate Foodie Race, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.
1. Calgary Pride Festival
August 24th – September 3rd at Various Times
The 28th annual Calgary Pride Festival is back and bigger than ever this year. The festival hosts several popular events like a drag show hosted by Farrah Nuff, a Pride Raft on the Bow, a Pride Block Party and your chance to score free gelato from ATB and FIasco Gelato.
2. Super Soul Saturday
August 25th from 10am-1pm
Murdoch Park, 9 St and Centre Ave NE
Join us for a day of mindfulness at Super Soul Saturday. We’ve partnered up with Junction 9, The Ace Class, Barre West to serve up a day full of intentional activities this Saturday. Think, yoga x barre x meditation. Tune into your mindfulness with live music, a delicious yummy brunch and some of your favourite local community vendors.
3. Moonlight Market
August 25th from 3pm-10pm
Riverfront Lane SE, East Village Calgary
The 2nd annual Moonlight Market is making its way back to YYC. This free one-day event happens in East Village and highlights street-food, inspired eats and local goodies. There will be food & drink vendors, retail stops and artist performances. Most items cost between $2 to $10 so come with some cash and an appetite to savour a little bit of everything.
4. ULTRA Night Run
August 25th at 9pm
South Glenmore Park, 8415 24 St SW
The ULTRA Night Run happens when the sun goes down. This fun event features a course lit up with neon lights for its enthusiastic runners. Join in on the 10k run that begins at 9:05pm or participate in the 5k run/walk starting at 9:15pm. Each runner will receive an Energizer LED Headlamp, a marathon tee and a post-race beer and snack.
5. Ultimate Foodie Race
August 26th from 9am-5pm
Calgary Tower, 101 9 Ave SW
This Sunday, join a group of local Calgarians and foodies for the Ultimate Foodie Race in support of the Calgary Food Bank. The day begins with a light breakfast and a chance to mingle amongst your fellow competitors before being handed a puzzle passport full of tasks for you to complete. Race around the city, collect all the stamps, cross off all checkpoints and solve a master puzzle to find out the final destination. First one there with all stamps will be declared the winner. Once all teams have arrived, an epic after party complete with a prize ceremony and delicious libations will be waiting.