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19 things to do in Calgary this weekend: July 22 and 23

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DH Calgary Staff Jul 20, 2017 10:28 pm 469

Don’t let the post-Stampede blues get you to.

Just because you can’t wander through the Stampede grounds, doesn’t mean there isn’t lots to do in town this weekend.

From festivals and outdoor activities to Shakespeare by the Bow, this week is looking good.

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Take a float down the Bow River

  • What: The ultimate refresher in the midst of a prairie heat wave!
  • Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route and check weather advisories before heading out.
  • WhereLazy Day Raft RentalsSports RentThe Paddle Station and the Outdoor Centre at the University of Calgary

Watch Live Entertainment on the #IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage

  • What: Spend your lunch hour listening to some of Calgary’s best local talent on this outdoor stage on Stephen Avenue. From DJs, to Dance Troupes, to live bands, to Comedians, you will always be pleasantly surprised by the live performances set to play this stage this summer.
  • Where: Stephen Avenue – between Street and 1 Street SE
  • When: July 13 – August 30
  • Cost: FREE

Slam Festival

  • What: Are you into surfing, skating, music and art? If so, Slam Fest is your jam. With a few free events happening this weekend, be sure to check out the main event – the first ever River Surfing North American Championships
  • Where: Canoe Meadows, Kananaskis Alberta
  • When: July 15 to 23
  • Cost: Prices vary for different events (free for spectators)

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

As you like it – Shakespeare by the Bow

  • What: Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
  • Cost: Free

Put the “Her” in Heritage

  • What: The Window Galleries present three new exhibits that focus on the alternative narratives of those whose voice was excluded from the first 150 years of our nation.
  • Where: Window Galleries (across from Max Bell Theatre in Arts Commons)
  • When: June 5 – August 28
  • Cost: Free

EV Junction Pop-Up Retail Park

  • What: New to the East Village this summer, this Pop-Up retail park offers Calgarians a place to shop, eat and play. Be sure to check out all 12 retailers located in 12 x 12 shipping containers, along with food trucks, live music and more! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!
  • Where: EV Junction – 439 8 Avenue SE
  • When: July 20 to 23
  • Cost: FREE

Check out some live Music on Music Mile

  • What: 2016 was the year of music here in Calgary, and the music industry in our city is now booming as a result. Spend date night at one of the many venues on YYC’s Music Mile, between Inglewood and East Village, and be entertained by some of our city’s best local talent at a live show, while enjoying a few drinks with your significant other. See the list of venues and performances here!
  • Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village
  • Cost: FREE

Summer Yoga and Movie Night on the Rooftop

  • What: Sweat it out in a rooftop yoga sesh and then curl up as you watch a classic film on the big screen!
  • Where: Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates – 919 9 Avenue SE
  • When: July 21, August 18 and September 15
  • Cost: Drop in fee

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

Chestermere Water Festival 

  • What: Celebrate everything water related as you enjoy Wakeboard competitions, a Kids Fun Zone, Artisan Market, Beer Gardens, live music and fireworks to end off a magical summer day.
  • Where: John Peake Park – 121 Chestermere Station Way
  • When: July 22
  • Cost: FREE

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders

  • What: Cheer on our Stamps as they make their way to the Grey Cup and face off against Saskatchewan Saturday.
  • Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW
  • When: July 22 at 7 pm

The Plunge at WinSport

  • What: WinSport is hosting the biggest and best slip n’ slide you’ll seen this summer. ‘The Plunge’ is a 810-foot, three-lane water slide that will be open weekends and holidays, July 1 to August 27.
  • When: July to August (Weekends and Holidays)
  • Where: WinSport – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Cost: $25 for two hours

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

Watch ‘A Monster Calls’ in theatres for only $2.99

  • What: Cineplex Family Favourites are the perfect day to take your little one or your big ones to the movies on the cheap. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children with this week’s movie being ‘A Monster Calls.’
  • Where: Participating Cineplex theatres
  • When: Saturday, July 22 at 11am
  • Cost: $2.99

Music on the Island

  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Every Saturday from June 10 – July 29
  • Cost: Free

Tea on the Verandah

  • What: Pinkies up! Enjoy high tea on the front porch of Heritage Park’s newest exhibit the “Famous 5 Centre for Women.
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: Saturdays and Sundays from June 3 to September 4
  • Cost: Adults – $21.95 +gst, Child (Under 12) – $15.95 +gst

Cave Lantern Tours

  • What: Get a guided tour of the Cave and Basin after-hours. Watch out for bats and don’t let your imagination run too wild!
  • Where: The Cave and Basin
  • When: July 15,22,29 and August 5,12,19,26
  • Cost: $10.80

Outdoor Games Station

  • What: Bocce, ladder golf and so much more! Both big kids (adults) and little kids are welcome.
  • Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Every Sunday from June 18 to July 30
  • Cost: First come first served
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