15 things to do in Calgary this week: July 2 to 4

Jun 28 2019, 1:41 am

Enjoy the first week of July with these 15 things to do in Calgary from July 2 to July 4. Katya, Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfasts, and more!

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

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Tuesday, July 2

Cody Snyder Charity Bullbustin’ 2019

What: Cody Snyder Charity Bullbustin’ features 25 of the top professional bull riders including several World Champions from the PRCA Xtreme Bull Riding Tour. Riders are vying for over $50,000 in prize money, as they compete against the toughest bucking bulls in the world. Over the past 19 years, the event has raised over $1.5 million dollars for Alberta charities, and will continue to support these charities and the amazing work they do for the community.

When: June 2, 2019
Time: 5 to 9:30 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino -3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Triwood Farmers’ Market

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What: Check out the weekly Triwood Farmers Market running from July 2 to October 15th. Grab some food and explore the various vendors, including produce, bath and body, jewelry, and more.

When: Every Tuesday from July 2 to October 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Book Launch – Direct Action Gets the Goods

What: Join the Graphic History Collective as they explore the history of the strike in Canada through their new comic book, “Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada.” Meet the creators and discover Canada’s history form the perspective of protest.

When: July 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 7:30 pm
Where: Calgary Public Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Protospace Open House

What: Check out Protospace’s open house every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Furniture, bikes, robots, electronics — no matter what your jam is, you can make it here.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Protospace – Bays 110 & 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Pride Lawn Bowling

What: Pride Lawn Bowling is a recreational league that encourages social fellowship among lawn bowlers. Calgary Pride welcomes people of all skill levels and stripes to become part of their league. Drop-in participation is also welcome as new teams are formed every week and are paired off.

When: July 2, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Drop-In fee of $10 per night

Wednesday, July 3

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series. Talk, learn, and play.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – Wednesday, July 3, August 7, September 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Spruce Meadows North American Tournament

What: Witness the best show jumping athletes and horses from around the World. Enjoy shopping, pony rides, face painting, wagon rides, and the family favourite RE/MAX Prairie Dogs from Friday to Sunday.

When: July 3 to July 7, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Tickets: Online

Music in the Plaza

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What: Each Wednesday evening throughout July and August, rain or shine, Heritage Town Square plays host to a wide range of the best performing talent you’ll find anywhere. From roots and country to blues and swing, this line-up of free concerts offers something for everybody. Each week starts with a rising star of tomorrow from the Stampede Talent Search topped off by a featured act guaranteed to delight.

When Wednesday evenings from July 3 to August 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive NE
Admission: Free

Katya – Help Me I’m Dying Tour

What: As RuPaul’s Drag Race Miss Congeniality and All-Stars S2 finalist, Katya Zamolodchikova brings her stand-up show to Vancouver for the first time this March. Katya is known for her personas and characters, starring in UNHhhh with Trixie Mattel.

When: July 3, 2019
Time: Doors 7 pm, show 8 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Wild Rose Brewery Beer 101

What: Wild Rose Brewery has compiled and created a 101 class to help introduce attendees to their world of craft beer. Discover and learn the secrets behind Alberta’s Wildest beers. Take a brewery tour of the original AF23 brewery and enjoy a tasting profile of all of their beers.

When: July 3, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Wild Rose Brewery #2 – 4580 Quesnay Wood Drive SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Thursday, July 4

Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfasts

What: The annual event has a million different traditions that it’s known for – world-famous rodeos, bull-riding, music festivals, and food galore. But the most delicious tradition of them all is the pancake breakfasts that are held all over the city, from free to bougie.

Celebrate the Calgary Stampede in the most belly-satisfying of ways and gorge on fluffy pancakes, sweet syrup, buttery goodness, hot sausages, eggs, coffee, and OJ to your heart’s content. Scroll through this comprehensive list of all the pancake breakfasts scheduled during the stampede and start marking your calendar.

When: Various dates from July 4 until July 14, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Full List: Online, various prices including free

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

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What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – July 4, August 1, and September 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Canadian Music Competition-Canimex Gala Concert 2019

What: Attend the 2019 Canadian Music Competition-Canimex Gala Concert and discover the best young musicians in the country. The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will accompany the young soloists in a unique musical evening.

When: July 4, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Eckhardt-Grammaté Concert Hall – 206 University Court NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

East Coast Kitchen Party with Nova Scotiables

What: Join Fionn MacCool’s Calgary Beltline on Thursday, July 4 to celebrate an East Coast festival with a classic Kitchen Party. Featuring live music with Nova Scotiables.

When: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Fionn MacCool’s Beltline – 1249 11 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Bastid’s BBQ

What: Bastid’s BBQ is a massive party on the eve of Calgary Stampede. Featuring performances by Kardinal Offishall, Skratch Bastid, Shad, Choclair, and more.

When: July 4, 2019
Time: Doors 5 pm
Where: Knoxville’s (Knoxville’s Tent) – 840 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free with RSVP, valid until 7 pm only

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