Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary this weekend, July 24 to 26. For a complete list of events, check out the Calgary Buzz event calendar.
Calgary Folk Music Festival
What: Live Folk music from 14 different countries with over 70 artists featuring Esperanza Spalding, Lucinda Williams, John Butler Trio, Patrick Watson, FatherJohn Misty, Richard Thompson, Hawsley Workman, Shakey Graves, Lake Street Dive, The Mavericks, Steep Canyon Rangers. This will be the 36th Folk Festival in Calgary.
What: During the 25th Anniversary of the Historic Week Calgary you will find 65 different events. Events include a hunt to discover hidden history nuggets throughout the city, historical cross word puzzles, and a history book is being developed from input by 20 volunteer authors.
What: This U of C event is late night star gazing for the public at the observatory. Observe the night sky alongside research scientists, if you have any questions they will try and answer them. The moonless nights provide a breathtaking view of our stars.
Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory- on the east side of Highway 22, 2.4 km south of the Hwy 22 and Hwy 22x interchange Priddis, AB
When: Saturday, July 25, 10p.m. to 2a.m. and Sunday, July 26, 10p.m. to 2a.m.
Cost: is a donation to the observatory’s educational programs