What: Tour the Cave and Basin after hours with a lantern at your side. You will get to explore the ancient walls and experience the echoing sounds of the cave. Host to the thermal waters, the cave and basin makes an interesting trip. They will supply you with the lanterns so that you can explore the cave.
Where: Cave and Basin- 311 Cave Ave, Banff
When: May 30 to September 5, Saturday Nights at 7 p.m. to 8p.m.
What: If you feel uncomfortable riding your bike on Calgary’s roads, this is the course for you. The one day course has very willing staff to teach what you need to do to be safe on a bicycle. All Participants must be at least 18 years of age but youths, 14 and up, may participate when accompanied by an adult.
Where: CommunityWise Resource Center – 223 12th Ave SW, Calgary (on the Beltline)
When: Every second Saturday, May to September at 8:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person (Free for Friends of Bike Calgary) and a $40 deposit that you will get back upon completion of the course.
What: Get a free breakfast and entertainment too. Guest appearances by Kids’ CBC host Patty, Chirp and Daniel Tiger, Bobsleigh athlete Kaillie Humphries and world’s best Cowboy Up competitor Kateri Cowley will all be present!
What: The Entertainment never stops at the Stampede and this year they have awesome shows like President’s Choice Superdogs, Acrodunk, Ghost Riders, Evolution of Extreme, Candy King, Cannon Lady, First Nations Youth Dancers and more!
Where: Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
When: Monday, July 3 to Sunday, July 12 during 9a.m. to 11p.m.. Check for times for specific activity.
What: The Stampede Queen and Princesses make an appearance and other celebrities too. Enjoy marching bands, fiddlers, friendly, mascots, and more. Where: Olympic Plaza – Corner of 7th Anvenue and Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
What: Free admission between 6a.m. and 9 a.m.. There is also a free Suncor Family Day Breakfast, served 8a.m. to 10 a.m., for the first 20, 000 guests. A Free variety show will also be occurring at the grandstand featuring Extreme Dunk show by Acrodunk, a performance by Ukrainian Dancers Suzirya, Calgary Tai Chi Martial Arts College, the 2014 winner of the Nashville North Star competition Dylan Gillet and Mini Chuck Wagons.
What: Join the race, 5Km, 10Km and Half Marathon, the kids can race too (200m to 1200 m) at the Stampede Road Race. You will receive a Mizuno Technical shirt ($65 retail value) and kids receive cotton shirt too.
Where: Glenmore Track
When: Sunday, July 5 at various times
Cost: $65 Adults, $30 For kids up to 16 and $10 for kids races
What: Want to go for a picnic? Well these picnics all have different themes, and pop up at different locations. On there will be one at Harley Hotchkiss Park and on July 22 there will be one at John J Bowlen Green Space. Picnics always host a food vender, entertainment, and games.
Where: Various locations.
When: Every other Wednesday, July 8 and July 22 at 12p.m. to 1 p.m.
What: Country Music Miranda Lambert will be performing at the Calgary Stampede. Miranda has won Female Vocalist five times in a row, to say the least she is a fast rising star. The tickets also pay for your admission to the Stampede Park.
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome- 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
What: Ride on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat while listening to Jazz music and observing the gorgeous Rocky Mountains and views of Glenmore. Sample gourmet hors d’oeuvres and taste a selection of beer & wines. Remember to dress business casual for the event. Complimentary parking at the S.S. Moyie Dock.
Where: The S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler, Heritage Park- 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary
When: July 16, 23 and 30 & August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2015
What: The Fiestaval highlights and advocates for the Latin American Culture through multicultural arts and entertainment. It’s a free 3 day festival full of various activities and promotes multiculturalism in Calgary.
What: It’s an Independent Market that promotes local arts and culture and empowers our community towards positive growth. Showcasing hundreds of local artists, designers, artisans and musicians. MC was Founded in 2008 by Angela Guerra.
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre- 197 1rst Street SW, Calgary
When: Friday, July 17 at 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday July 18 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday July 19 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
What: East Village is having its own music fest featuring bands, vendors and food trucks. There will be around 20 venders and eat with the YYCFoodTrucks. The musical line up includes: Teledome 11a.m. to 12 p.m., Run Deer Run 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., 36? 2p.m. to 3 p.m. and The Lovebullies 3:30p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and featuring Napalmpom at 5p.m. to 6p.m..
What: Launching a variety of projects like education, awareness, promotion of immigration and diversity, sociocultural and economic integration, the Franco Festival, initiative by Le Portail de l’Immigrant Association (PIA), is sure to be exciting. Offering a Music Festival, Cultural Village, Childrens Area, Gourmet Cuisine, and workshops.
Where: Millennium Park
When: Saturday July 18 at 12p.m. to 9p.m. and Sunday, July 19 at 12p.m. to 9p.m.
What: A family fun event designed to inform and inspire the community to take actions to protect and preserve our water. Creekfest is an important part of the Friends Watershed Public Awareness Campaign.
Where: Bow Valley Ranch Fish Creek Provincial Park
What: Outdoor screenings will be held to watch a movie in the cozy CommunityWise courtyard. Every month there is a member of the Calgary society of independent filmmakers (CSIF) to give answers to your questions. For copyright reasons, they cannot give out the name of the film until you go and see it. It will be curated by Lewis Liski on July 19.
What: Featuring locally produced meats, fruits, vegetables, preserves, desserts baking, artistic goods and more. In addition, there will be music and fun to be had at this little city market. Don’t forget to bring a bag with you.
Where: Livingston Place Plaza- 222-3rd Ave SW, Calgary
What: Live Folk music from 14 different countries with over 70 artists featuring Esperanza Spalding, Lucinda Williams, John Butler Trio, Patrick Watson, Father John 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: Calgary’s first fashion market has tons of booths and if you can’t get all of your shopping in the first day it runs for two. Hosting retailers from across the city, there are lots of good deals to be found.
Where: Delta Bow Valley Hotel- 209 4 Ave SE, 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