Super Hot Summer Date Night Ideas to Keep the Firing Burning all Season Long

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Summer Date Night Ideas in Calgary

The long-awaited sunshine has finally arrived and if you're like us you are eager to get back outside for date night. We created this list of summer date night ideas to help you create new, exciting memories and get the most out of the season ahead.

Get Your Festival on

The Lilac Festival is a free one-day event that encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and introduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city.

70+ artists perform in concerts and sessions – unpredictable mash-ups where artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, sharing songs and stories at the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

VFC 2019 is an epic festival filled with delicious food, powerful speakers, local businesses, kids activity zone, live musicians, beer gardens and so much more!

Country Thunder keeps on dazzling and exceeding expectations, so grab a cowboy and come and enjoy the world's premier country acts.

Fiestaval showcases the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. 

Regarded as a “must attend” festival, Oxford Stomp delivers exceptional experiences and many memorable moments in a professional run outdoor music festival.

Jump in a bouncer, discovering a new band, be wowed by street performers and over 200 vendors that vary from artisan crafts to imported wares, to community organizations at Sunfest.

The most appetizing festival in Calgary gives visitors the chance to sample the city's food, beverages, music and other cool things.

Attend the greatest outdoor show on earth, watch the rodeo, take a ride on the Ferris wheel and win your sweetheart a prize at the 2019 Calgary Stampede.

The Calgary Horror Con is the largest Convention in Canada dedicated to Horror. The convention consists of celebrity guests, vendors and an international film festival.

Raise a glass to the incredible brewer and Calgarians alike who call this beautiful city home for YYC Beer Week.  

The largest EDM event in Western Canada Chasing Summer is for those eager to grab what they can before the leaves change to herald the impending harvest.

Family-oriented, multicultural art and entertainment festival highlighting Mexican Culture.

Watch folk dances, and various athletic events including, raising, throwing, rope jumping, and airplay at the annual Korean Day Festival.

A travelling carnival of local food, beer, music, Weiner dog races, performers and more come together for a celebration like any other.

The Calgary Ukrainian Festival provides Calgarians with vibrant and colourful memories of traditional Ukrainian song and dance, an appreciation for its arts and costumes, and a taste for its delicious cuisine!

Showcasing a rich cultural heritage the Turkish Festival allows visitors to sample fine Turkish cuisine from sumptuous kebabs to mouth-watering pastries.

Listen and dance to the tantalizing sound of the steel drums at this year's Carifest. Enjoy Caribbean entertainment with international bands, dance performances, beer gardens, art and more.

Sounds of Summer is the first food and music festival that brings together local artists, food trucks and your favourite Alberta brews.

Each June, the five-day music and arts festival 'Sled Island' brings together 250+ bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in various venues across the city.

Breakfast in Boots

The Calgary Stampede brings a variety of free activities to the city. Watch the annual Stampede Parade or enjoy free pancake breakfasts or BBQs in and around the city. Other attractions include live entertainment, square dancing, an old-time horse-drawn carriage and the Indian Parade.

Feature and Short Films

A showcase of 200 multi-genre features and short films. The festival hosts events, screenings, special presentations and a behind the screening series.

Place a Bet

Calgary’s premier water sports festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws over 4,000 spectators with an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences, food trucks, beer gardens and more.

Monster Jam features high octane entertainment and intense competition, featuring the most recognizable monster trucks in the world.

Bizarre Installations and Artworks

Take in the hands-on public spectacles, contests, experiment with science, art and engineering and let gt go!

Spruce Meadows

The 'National' presented by Rolex hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the World. Enjoy Shopping, Pony Rides, Face Painting and more...

Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrate Canada's 152nd birthday with lots of fun events taking place around the city.

Dig for Dinosaur Fossils

Using tools and techniques of paleontology, you uncover fossil replicas in our simulated dig site, unearth their unique stories, and hold real fossils. Experience excavation on this 90-minute realistic dinosaur dig.

Wings and Wheels

This is the one weekend a year when Hangar Museum opens the doors to aircraft so that you can get the full experience!  They will also host vintage vehicles from local car clubs, have family activities, and helicopter rides for father's day weekend.

Hit the Green

Try golf at Golf Pro selected evenings for beginners every night from June -September at McCall Par 3 from 5-7 pm.

Urban Pedal Tour

Hop on a multi-passenger bike and pedal your way through Calgary's top craft beer taprooms and breweries.

French Macaroons Pairing

Taste four signature macarons with your choice of tea or French wine. Learn about the region of production, what makes these drinks unique, and become an expert at pairing.

Key to the City

A range of activities offered to provide a fun and educational exploration of Calgary's sites. A chance to not only be immersed in the city but to participate in activities that you are most interested in trying.

Show in the Sky

Take in the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes that Globafest has to offer. Pavilions from cultural communities will be showcasing their heritage dress, cultural music, incredible performances, and interactive activities for all. Then find your spot to watch as Fireworks illuminates the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound

Eat Your Heart Out

With 50 of Calgary's best restaurants taking part, it will be almost too easy to find the perfect burger at YYC Burger Week.

Track local food trucks and enjoy street food out and about in the beautiful city of Calgary.

Work on a Project

Get expert advice for every home project! Straight from the industry’s top home experts at the Fall Home Show.

Hit the Road

Take a road trip up to High River and see hot air balloons inflate and “glow” , with opportunities to meet the pilots, get up close to the balloons, and enjoy the visiting food trucks.

Enjoying Mother Nature

Have some fun in your own backyard or at your local park with some of these activities:

  • Badminton

  • Frisbee

  • Volleyball

  • Catch with gloves

  • Bocce Ball

  • Crochet

  • Yard Yahtzee

  • Gardening

  • Yard Work

  • Slip and Slide

  • BBQ, Music and a Fire

Shakespeare by the Bow gives Calgarians an opportunity to enjoy theatre in this gorgeous natural setting throughout summer. 

An evening of ghostly entertainment fascinated by a glimpse into the mischief, mayhem and murders of Calgary and the option to cap off your evening with a reading.

June Date Night Ideas

  • Wings and Wheels

  • Beginner Golfing at McCall

  • Vegfest

  • Pedal Tour

  • Shakespeare at the Bow

  • Horror Con

  • YYC Beer Week

  • Ukrainian Festival

  • Spruce Meadows National

  • Sounds of Summer

  • Dragon Boat Festival

  • Wine and Macaroon Pairing

  • Haunted Walking Tour

July Date Night Ideas

  • Canada Day Fireworks

  • Calgary Stampede

  • Mexifest

  • Turkish Festival

  • Fiestaval

  • Golfing for Beginners at McCall

  • The Oxford Stomp

  • Calgary Stampede

  • Folk Music Festival

  • Pedal Tour

  • Shakespeare by the Bow

  • Country Thunder

  • Haunted Walking Tour

August Date Night Ideas

  • Globalfest

  • Chasing Summer

  • Dragon Boat Festival

  • Taste Of Calgary

  • Korean Day Festival

  • Carifest

  • Inglewood Sunfest

  • Golfing for Beginners at McCall

  • Pedal Tour

  • Shakespeare by the Bow

  • Haunted Walking Tour

September Date Night Ideas

  • Circle Carnival

  • Golfing for Beginners at McCall

  • Pride Parade

  • Pedal Tour

  • YYC Burger Week

  • Beakerhead

  • Market Collective

  • Film Fest Movies

  • Fall Home Show

  • Hot Air Balloon Festival

  • Doors Open YYC

  • Monster Jam

  • Haunted Walking Tour

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