25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: July 19 to 21

Jul 2 2019, 1:50 am

July is just speeding by! Slow down and enjoy the good times with these 25 events happening in Calgary on Friday, July 19, Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21. Isle of Dogs, Food Truck Fiesta, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, July 19

Summer Yoga and Movie Night on the Rooftop

What: Take part in a 60-minute rooftop yoga session at Junction 9, then watch a classic film on the big screen. Bring your mat along with a blanket and pillow.

When: July 19, August 16, and September 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates – 919 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: $30 + gst

Calgary Night Market

What: Shop your favourite local makers, while enjoying delicious eats and listening to live entertainment. The market has two locations this summer – Calgary Night Market Bridgeland and Calgary Night Market SOUTH.

When: July 19 to 20, August 16 to 17 (SOUTH), July 26, and August 23 (Bridgeland)
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Calgary Night Market Bridgeland – 917 Centre St NE; Calgary Night Market SOUTH – Bonaventure Dr SE at 90 Ave SE
Admission: Free

Fiestaval Latin Festival

What: Fiestaval in Calgary is one of Calgary’s most lively summer celebrations, which showcases the culture of Calgary’s Latin community. Attendees can expect live music, shows, a beer garden, an artisan market, and a number of drool-worthy vendors with food.

When: July 19 to 21, 2019
Time: 11 am to 11 pm (Friday and Saturday), 11 am to 10 pm (Sunday)
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Edwardian Garden Dinner Party

What: Join Heritage Park on the Prince House lawn for an Edwardian Garden Party featuring croquet, a live harpist, and a delicious three-course dinner. Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume – there will be a prize for best costume.

When: July 19 and August 23, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, July 20

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark – Apollo 11

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What: TELUS Spark presents a special Adult Only Night on July 20 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon landing. There will be lots of activities in a party atmosphere, including a special live planetarium show produced for the occasion and presented in the Digital Dome by Alan Dyer, retired planetarium show producer.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Taste of Okotoks and Artisan Market

What: Eat great food, enjoy live music and shop local vendors in this fun-filled event in the heart of Okotoks.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Downtown Okotoks – Elizabeth Street
Admission: Free. Sampler tickets $1 each, samples cost a few tickets

Saturdays on 17th

What: Spend your Saturday on 17th Ave all summer long. From now through to July 27, the neighbourhood will be featuring live music, games, giveaways, and movies in Tomkins Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities.

When: Every Saturday from now to July 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm (movie screenings start at 6 pm)
Where: Tomkins Park (corner of 8th Street & 17th Avenue SW)
Admission: Free

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: Open daily until Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019.
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

Calgary Ice Dancers Summer Showcase 2019

What: Calgary Ice Dancers present their 3rd annual 2019 Summer Showcase. Provincial, National and International Ice Dancers will be performing their newest programs in the event, a precursor to the start of the competitive 2019-2020 figure skating season. See high-level skating from some of the top Pre-Juvenile to Junior level Canadian teams.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 1:30 to 4 pm
Where: Flames Community Arenas – 2390 47 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Alberta’s First Zero Waste Festival

What: An interactive festival focused on reducing waste and leading a low-waste lifestyle. Learn about sustainable living from expert speakers, connect with innovative waste-free businesses, enjoy live music and more.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: East Village – Crossroads
Admission: Free

Food Truck Fiesta


What: Food Truck Fiesta in Evanston features 20 food trucks. Bring the family out to enjoy a variety of food options and fun activities for the children including face painting, inflatables, glitter tattoo, balloon animals, candy cart, music and more.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 4 to 9 pm
Where: Evanspark Greenspace across from the Evanston Towne Centre
Admission: Free


What: The ninth annual Parks Day & Creekfest is a free family celebration of nature, and is a component of the Friends’ Watershed Awareness Campaign. Children and families can have fun learning about environmental stewardship, conservation and biodiversity through educational games and activities. There will also be live entertainment throughout the day.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park
Admission: Free

Alan Cross

What: Join writer and speaker, Alan Cross for an up-close & personal Salon Talk at The Village Event Centre. On Alan’s website and radio show, The Ongoing History of New Music, he focuses on the world of alternative rock and what that music means to the music of today.

When: July 20, 2019
Time: Doors 6:30 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: The Village Event Centre – 4039 Brentwood Road NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday, July 21


What: Join this community-driven bicycle festival for a week full of cycling festivities. Take part in the 2nd Annual Warrior Ride, Spoke and Word, Pedal & Paint and more events.

When: Now to July 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Outdoor Yoga


What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Sunday Funday at East Village

What: A quick game of giant Jenga? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Come find EV’s EAST Crew, who will be set up on the island every Sunday with games and activities for a day at the park. First-come, first-served. Honour system applies.

When: Every Sunday to September 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive 2 glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: July 21, August 11, August 25, September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 – 4 Street SW
Tickets: Online, $40

Cavalry FC vs York 9 FC

What: Cavalry FC take on York 9 FC at Spruce Meadows in Canadian Premiere League action.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 12:30 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Slash feat Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators Calgary concert

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What: Legendary guitarist Slash will be at the Grey Eagle Event Theatre on Sunday, July 21 alongside Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators for a show like no other. Slash, who had been the lead guitarist for the band Guns N’ Roses, co-created a band called Velvet Revolver in the 2000s.

The guitarist released his debut solo album in 2010 featuring many famous musicians including Ozzy Osbourne, Fergie, and Adam Levine. In 2016 he reunited with Guns N’ Roses to headline Coachella Music Festival and play other shows around the world. As of last year, Slash began touring with his band Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators.

When: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: Doors open at 7 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Event Centre — 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: $60+, available online

Story Slam Works

What: Story Slam Works aims to create a space for storytellers to hone their craft, professional networking, and authentic dialogue about professional life. Storytellers compete for the title of Master Storyteller and a $100 cash prize (plus bragging rights). Ticket includes breakfast, coffee and tea, as well as a chance at a door prize.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Infusion Coworking – 221 10 Avenue Southeast #100 Calgary
Tickets: Online

Boogie’s 50th Anniversary

What: Boogie’s has been crankin’ out burgers since 1969 and they’re celebrating their anniversary with a big ol’ barn burner. Head to Boogie’s in Renfrew for a block party with a dunk tank, a wheel of fortune, an outdoor grill (with 1969 prices), lawn games, a DJ, beer from local breweries, and more. All the proceeds from the games will go towards the Boys and Girls Club.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm
Where: Boogie’s Burgers – 908 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sage Hill Community Association – 1st Annual Kids Day

What: Enjoy a bounce house, petting zoo, airbrush face painting, kids yoga and Zumba (1:30 to 1:50 pm), Starbucks and a bbq. There will also be a guest appearance by an Ambulance and Fire Truck.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Sage Hill, Calgary
Admission: Free to attend for SHCA members. Non-members is $5 per person.

Cinematic Sunday: Nick Cave AS IS

What: A behind the scenes documentary about visual artist Nick Cave’s journey to Shreveport, Louisiana to begin an eight-month art project leading up to a one-time multimedia performance using hundreds of people from the local community. Screened in conjunction with Glenbow’s exhibition Nick Cave: Feat.

When: July 21, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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