20 things to do in Calgary this week: July 29 to August 1

Jul 2 2019, 2:24 am

So long July, hello August! Here are 20 fun things to do in Calgary from Monday, July 29 to Thursday, August 1. Check out the Calgary Bluesfest, Tony Robbins, and more!

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

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Monday, July 29

Calgary Bluesfest

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What: The 15th annual Calgary Bluesfest features a full week of Blues workshops, concerts and special events that culminate in four days and nights of non-stop music on MainStage followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series

When: July 29 to August 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Heritage Park Summer Season

What: Enjoy a different experience every day at Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Take a tour back in time on a horse-drawn wagon ride, play traditional Aboriginal games in the First Nations’ Encampment and pick up a freshly baked cheese bun from the Alberta Bakery. Plus S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler will once again sail the Glenmore Reservoir this summer, which means the return of the much-loved Captain’s Cruises.

When: Daily
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Music in the Park

What: City of Calgary and Calgary Parks presents Music in the Park, a week of live music over the lunch hour at Central Memorial Park. Genres include country, jazz, and a Chinese orchestra.

When: July 29 to August 2, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canadian Heroes at Calaway Park

What: Canadian Armed Forces and veterans as well as Canadian First Responders (EMS, Fire, Police) will receive free admission to Calaway Park from July 27 to 29, 2019. Immediate family members (spouse and children) will receive a special admission rate of $25 plus GST. Identification required. Visit the Canadian Heroes tent in the front admission area for your tickets and discount admission vouchers.

When: Now until July 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
More Info: Online

Storytime with Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

What: Author Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail shares her new book all about aviation at The Hangar Flight Museum. Alis the Aviator by Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail and Kalpna Patel is an A-Z aviation tour from the Avro Arrow to the Zeppelin.

When: July 29, 2019
Time: 10:30 am
Where: The Hangar Flight Museum – 4629 McCall Way N.E., Calgary
Admission: $8-$15, free for children 2 years and under

Tuesday, July 30

Cavalry FC vs Forge FC

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

When: July 30, 2019
Time: 6 pm
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

C-Square Tuesday Market

What: Find over 25 local vendors at the C-Square Tuesday Market, who will offer everything from produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, fashion, gadgets, health and wellness products, and more.

When: July 30, August 13 and August 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Address: Celebration Square – 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Pride Lawn Bowling

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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: Every Tuesday until September 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Drop-In fee of $10 per night

Big Brothers Big Sister Beers Launch Party

What: Banded Peak Brewing and Last Best Brewing have collaborated with Big Brothers Big Sisters to make a beer to raise funds for the charity. A dollar for every liter produced of the new Big Brother NEPA from Banded and Big Sister Sour from Last Best will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The launch party will have tastings of both beers, as well as the work that Big Brothers Big Sisters is doing for the youth in Calgary.

When: July 30, 2019
Time: 4 pm to 2 am
Where: Last Best Brewing & Distilling – 607 – 11th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wetland Bug Safari

What: The interactive sessions hosted by Calgary Parks will explore swimming, flying and crawling creatures using hands-on activities. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

When: July 30, August 1, August 20, August 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Ralph Klein Park – 12350 84 St, Calgary
Admission: Free

Wednesday, July 31

Def Leppard

What: Def Leppard is coming to town during their Canada tour, and will be performing at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Wednesday, July 31. The English rock band, best known for their global success in the 80s following the release of their albums High ‘n’ Dry and Hysteria, also made headlines when their drummer Rick Allen lost an arm in a car crash, yet managed to continue drumming for the band by using his feet to play part of the kit.

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Time: Show at 6:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series

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What: Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers presents Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series. Enjoy films like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Jurrasic Park, and WALL-E.

When: July 29 to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Monday to Thursday), 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW, Calgary; Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Okotoks Dawgs vs Medicine Hat Mavericks

What: Okotoks Dawgs face off with the Edmonton Propects in Western Major Baseball League action.

When: July 31, 2019
Time: 7:05 pm
Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
Tickets: Online

A Play About a Dragon by Steph DeFerie

What: A hilarious and zany adventure about improbable heroes and even unlikelier villains from Calgary Young People’s Theatre. Calgary Young People’s Theatre provides performance opportunities for youth through classes, camps, classes, and productions.

When: July 31 to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 2 pm (Friday to Sunday)
Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

BNA Social Justice Film Series: “Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis”

What: Beltline Neighbourhoods Association’s Social Justice Film Series is a combined documentary screening and panel discussion. “Painkiller: Inside the Opioid Crisis” tells the human story behind the opioid epidemic in Canada.

When: July 31, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: McHugh House – 1515 Centre Street South, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Thursday, August 1

Shakespeare by the Bow – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

What: This summer, come together with the Calgary community to celebrate and support Alberta’s emerging artists in a gorgeous natural setting. One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors through the forest as they are influenced and manipulated by a band of forest-dwelling fairies. Join theatre: Calgary in Prince’s Island Park for this thrilling chase of love, identity and confusion.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Prince’s Island Park
Admission: Pay what you can

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

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

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

Power of Success with Tony Robbins and Friends

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What: American businessman, author, and philanthropist Tony Robbins is coming to Calgary for Power of Success, a talk on personal development, money, motivation, business strategies, and more.

When: August 1, 2019
Time: 7 am to 5:30 pm
Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way Southeast Calgary
Tickets: Online


What: Vancouver heavy metal rockers ANCIIENTS perform at The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club with special guests Legacy and Locutus.

When: August 1, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club – 109 7th Ave SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Revel Cider Tasting at SunnyCider

What: SunnyCider is hosting a Revel Cider Tasting on August 1, which includes informational presentation by a represtative of Revel, six 4oz glasses of cider, as well as some tasting food plates.

When: August 1, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: SunnyCider – 3300 14 Avenue Northeast #Unit 1, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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