13 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, July 20

Jul 20 2019, 1:42 am

Start the weekend off on the right foot this Saturday at any one of these wonderful events!

We’re sure it will be a blast.

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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

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

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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 third 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

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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 and 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


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

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