15 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, July 27

Jul 25 2019, 8:06 pm

July is coming to an end, but luckily you’ve got one last Saturday to truly live your very best life out here in YYC.

Take the first step by checking out one of these rad events!

Terminus Festival

What: If you enjoy electronic, synth, and industrial music, then this is a festival you won’t want to miss out on. Enjoy 24 bands alongside hundreds of fans at this year’s Terminus Festival.

When: July 26 to 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Dickens – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Chaos AB 2019

What: CHAOS AB will bring some of rock and metal’s biggest names to Edmonton’s Kinsmen Park for a two-day event this July. The festival will see Disturbed and Slayer headlining on Friday, July 26, while Rob Zombie and Marilyn Manson will tear up the stages on Saturday, July 27. Also included in the lineup are Headstones, GWAR, Animals as Leaders, One Bad Son, Royal Tusk, The Dirty Nil, Light the Torch, and Selfish Things.

When: July 26 to July 27, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Kinsmen Park — 9100 Walterdale Hill NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Available online starting at $180 for a two-day pass

Calgary Folk Music Festival 2019

What: The 2019 Calgary Folk Music Festival takes over Prince’s Island Park ablaze with lyrically lush folk music from headlining performers including Belle & Sebastian, Half Moon Run, The Strumbellas, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and over 60 other artists. Plus attendees can expect some drool-worthy food and drinks at this annual event.

When: Now until July 28, 2019
Time: Full schedule can be found here
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
Tickets: Available online, $60 and up for single-day tickets. $185 and up for a full weekend pass

Pet-A-Palooza Calgary


Downward dog (Pet-A-Palooza / Instagram)

What: A festival all about PETS. There will be a puppy stampede, French and English Bulldog Races, Wiener Dog races, photo booths, and more. Pets are welcome.

When: July 27 and July 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: Free

Free Family Fun Day at Lougheed House Garden Festival

What: Celebrate summer and meet your neighbours at the 2019 Free Garden Festival at Lougheed House. Enjoy family-friendly entertainment of live theatre, music, juggling and magic, all on our outdoor stage. Plus take part special activities and crafts inside the House, and adults can then enjoy the beer garden.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 4 pm
Where: Lougheed House – 707 – 13th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Acadia’s Garden & Art Tour

What: A self-guided tour of Acadia’s unique gardens, yards, and art installations. Starting at the Acadia Community Garden, participants can explore the featured yards, gardens and art installations at their own pace. Participants can chat with the hosts, share gardening knowledge, and appreciate outdoor art. Proceeds will go towards the Acadia Community Garden and Art Society’s annual operating costs.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Where: Acadia Community Garden – 332 94 Ave SE Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Packwood Grand

What: Packwood Grand is a true celebration of old world leisure and sophistication. This refined and colourful event has set the stage for the ultimate in luxury, horse racing, fashion, and food and drink.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: Red Carpet: 12 pm, Post: 1:20 pm
Where: Century Downs Racetrack – 260 Century Downs Drive, Balzac
Tickets: Online

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

Calgary Arab Festival

What: This is a free, family-friendly event that is presented as a platform to share Arabian traditions, such as folk dance, traditional music, food, customs, Arts, and much more, to the general public in Calgary.

When: July 27 and 28, 2019
Time: 10 am to 11 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 8 pm (Sunday)
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Okotoks Dawgs vs Lethbridge Bulls

What: Okotoks Dawgs take the field against the Lethbridge Bulls in Western Major Baseball League action.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 7:05 pm
Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
Tickets: Online

Calgary Glow Party 2019

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Glow sticks, high-energy music, and laser lights are coming to Calgary/Shutterstock

What: Get ready for the biggest Glow Party to hit Calgary. Dance all night long with complimentary glow sticks and glow wear. Top 40, dance, EDM and house, hip hop, and reggaeton.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 9 pm
Where: Knoxville’s Tavern – 840 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Inuit Throat Singing with Jenna Broomfield and Barbara Akoak

What: Join Inuit throat singers Jenna Broomfield and Barbara Akoak for a performance, workshop and talk where they will share their practice, the history and significance of traditional songs, and the importance of building new traditions through contemporary collaborations. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamentals of throat singing in a culturally appropriate space.

When: July 27, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Address: Esker Foundation – 1011, 9th Ave SE Calgary
Register: Online, Free

Wings Over Springbank Airshow

What: The thunderous roar of formation-flying jets screaming across the Springbank sky will officially return this summer. The Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds, a nine-plane demonstration team, will mark their fourth appearance at the Wings Over Springbank Airshow. Also featuring the F18 Demo Team, Brent Handy, Erickson Aircraft Collection, and Team Rocket.

When: July 27 and 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 4 pm
Where: Springbank Airport – Rocky View No. 44, AB T3Z
Tickets: Online

Canadian Heroes at Calaway Park

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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: July 27 to 29, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
More Info: Online

Ruff Mud Calgary

What: Run a 120-foot mud pit obstacle course with your dog at Eau Claire Market. Fastest time wins glory, bragging rights and some amazing prizes.

When: July 27 to July 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade Southwest #202, Calgary
Tickets: Online