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15 festivals happening in Calgary July 2017

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Kristy Archibald Jul 05, 2017 9:09 am 310

Festivals are what make Calgary’s culture so rich and are truly the heartbeat of the city. There is nothing more exhilarating than seeing the strength and unity that is represented when Calgarians get together to celebrate all that our city has to offer.

There are so many different types of festivals happening this month that celebrate the multiculturalism in our city and provide opportunities to get the family out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors!

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Here are 18 festivals for you to check out during July!

Spruce Meadows North American

  • What: Enjoy shopping, pony rides, face painting, wagon rides and more, as you cheer on some of the best show jumping athletes in the Americas.
  • Where: Spruce Meadows – Spruce Meadows Way SW
  • When: July 5- 9
  • Cost: $5

IgNITE The Midway

  • What: Stampede and Beakerhead put together makes for one unreal night at the Stampede grounds! Ride the midway until 1 am, participate in the Silent Disco at the Coca-Cola Stage and party at the Stampede like you have never partied before.
  • Where: Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: July 6
  • Cost: $35.25

The Calgary Stampede

  • What: It’s the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth and its back for its 105th year – need we say more!
  • Where: Stampede Ground – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • When: July 7-16
  • Cost: Varies depending on the day

iHeartRadio WestFest

  • What: Hedley, Iggy Azalea, Noah Cyrus, Midland and Scott Helman are just a few of the outstanding acts that you can expect at this all ages music festival!
  • Where Shaw Millennium Park – 1220 9 Avenue SW
  • When: July 8
  • Cost: General Admission – $103.95(All Ages welcome)

Parks Day Celebration

  • What: Rediscover and connect with nature as you celebrate the beautiful and diverse park’s that Alberta has to offer. See a list of participating parks here!
  • Where: Various Provincial Parks across Alberta
  • When: July 15

Cyclepalooza

  • What: Join this community-driven bicycle festival for a week full of cycling festivities!
  • Where: Various locations around Calgary
  • When: July 14 – July 23
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Turkish Festival

  • What: Let yourself be transported Turkey as you experience some of the best of what this rich culture has to offer!
  • Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade
  • When: July 12-16
  • Cost: Free

Inglewood Night Market

  • What: Everyone’s favourite street party is back and happening on the first Friday of every month this summer. Be sure to come with an empty stomach and the desire to shop till the sun goes down. The event goes on rain or shine, so come prepared!
  • Where: 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE
  • When: July 14
  • Cost: FREE

Taste of Okotoks

  • What: Eat great food, enjoy live music and shop local vendors and this fun-filled event in the heart of Okotoks.
  • Where: Downtown Okotoks
  • When: July 22
  • Cost: FREE

Fiestaval Latin Festival

  • What: Celebrate Latin American Culture in this vibrant street festival!
  • Where: Olympic Plaza – 288 8 Avenue SE
  • When: July 21,22 and 23
  • Cost: Free admission

Pet-A-Palooza Calgary

  • What: A festival all about PETS! There will be a puppy stampede, French and English Bulldog Races, Wiener Dog races, free swag and more.
  • Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
  • When: July 29
  • Cost: Free Admission

Kensington’s Diagon Alley

  • What: The community of Kensington will be turning into a magical wizarding world full of brilliant oddities for a day!
  • Where: Kensington Road and 10 Street NW
  • When: July 30

Calgary Folk Music Festival

  • What: The Calgary Folk Fest is back for another year and bigger than ever. They are bringing some big names to the city that you won’t want to miss out on!
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park
  • When: July 27-30
  • Cost: $25-$190

Terminus Festival

  • What: If you enjoy electronic, synth and industrial music then this is a festival you won’t want to miss out on!
  • Where: Dickens – 1000 9 Avenue SW
  • When: July 28 – 30
  • Cost: $70-$180

Calgary International Blues Festival

  • What: Experience one full week of live outdoor blues performances and end each day off with a Twilight Blues Dance Party. See the full list of performers here!
  • Where: Shaw Millenium Park
  • When: July 31 – August 6
  • Cost: $35-$50
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Kristy Archibald
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.

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