What: 11 days of walks, talks and tours celebrating the history of Calgary and region. This year the contributions of several partners will be highlighted in learning, including SAIT, the University of Calgary and Calgary Public Library.Click here for the 2016 brochure. All events are open to the public and are free of charge with one exception. Donations are gratefully appreciated.
What: Theatre Calgary is bringing Hamlet outside as it shows its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. It is a pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed event, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult. All funds go towards the Shakespeare by the Bow program providing mentorship and support for Alberta’s emerging theatre artists.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Now until August 21, every day except Mondays; performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
What: Catch a show at the Lunchbox Theatre this week when participants from ‘The Cast Program’ take over the stage. The CAST program is a musical theatre program for ages 15 to 24. The Drowsy Chaperone has been labeled by the New York Magazine as “the perfect broadway musical.”
What: A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Shakespeare by the Bow’ and will be held at a different location each week.
What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
What: The Calgary Turkish Festival will feature Turkish art, folk dance, music, and gourmet food. Visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage, and cuisine (including sumptuous kebabs and mouth-watering pastries).
When: Thursday, July 28 to Sunday, July 31
Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade SW
What: Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.
What: Chasing Summer, Western Canada’s largest EDM festival, returns to Calgary for its fourth year this summer on July 30 and 31 at a new location, and it’ll be headlined by Martin Garrix and Hardwell.
When: July 30 and 31
Where: Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
What: July 31st marks the universal release of the 8th publication in the Harry Potter series; “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” To celebrate, Kensington is turing into Calgary’s very own Diagon Alley! Pages Bookstore will be home base as “Flourish & Blotts”, where participants can pick up their copies of the new book and a ‘Marauders’ Map’ guide to the other wonders of Kensington Village!