East Village Weekly Round-Up (May 29-June 4)


From Studio Bell to hot spot eateries, from urban plazas to the library, there’s always something happening somewhere in East Village. We’ve rounded up our top picks of this week’s events, programs, classes and more. Don’t forget to check the calendars of our community partners for other goings-on in the neighbourhood!


Platform Calgary has moved into the historic Hillier Block, where they're working to make our city a global hub for startups and innovation. Join them for Coffee Hour to learn about all the cool things they're up to, like EV's future 9th Ave Parkade & Innovation Centre!

When: Wednesday, May 29 at 1:00pm
Where: 429 8 Ave SE
Cost: Free

Placemakers 8: Local Innovators and the Future of Community in East Village

Want to learn how local innovators are shaping community in East Village through city building, acceleration and social impact? Join EV master developer Calgary Municipal Land Corporation on May 29th for their eighth Speaker Series event.

When: Wednesday, May 29 at 5:30pm
Where: City Building Design Lab at the Castell Building (616 Macleod Trail SE)

Float the Bow with The Paddle Station

Your river is waiting. Are you ready to explore? Paddle Station makes rafting, kayaking and paddle boarding down the river easy and hassle-free. They’ll provide all the gear at your starting point and collect it all when you hop out at St. Patrick’s Island. After your river adventure, explore St. Patrick’s Island or head into East Village to refuel!

When: Saturdays & Sundays, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Where: Start point at Shouldice Park, end point at St. Patrick’s Island

Pride Ride - Part of the 2019 Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

As part of the 21st Annual Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival, join the Calgary Queer Arts Society for Pride Ride! Bike Calgary will guide you through beautiful riverside pathways in this family-friendly, inclusive bike ride.

The ride starts at The Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW) at 1:00pm, and ends at C-Square in East Village, where you’ll enjoy tunes courtesy of BassBus and snacks from some of Calgary’s best food trucks.

When: Saturday, June 1 at 1:00pm

East Village Hive Tour with MOB Honey

Learn all about urban beekeeping with MOB Honey's workshops at The Hive in East Village. You'll get a tour of the five beehives behind the EV Experience Centre and get up close and personal with thousands of honey bees who live there!

When: Sunday, June 2 at 10:30am and 1:00pm
Where: 553 Riverfront Ave SE

Sunday Funday on St. Patrick’s Island

A quick game of giant jenga? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Come find EV’s EAST Crew, who will be set up every Sunday this summer with games to borrow for a perfect day at the park!

When: Sunday, June 2 from 11:00am - 4:00pm
Where: The Rise on St. Patrick’s Island

Seniors' Days at Studio Bell

All seniors (65+) can enjoy free admission to Studio Bell on June 3 and 4 as part of Seniors’ Week in Calgary. A multi-generational experience that’s fun for the whole family, enjoy five floors of exhibitions, historic musical treasures, interactive activities, and more.

When: June 3 & June 4, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Where: 850 4 Street SE

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