14 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, July 6

Jul 5 2019, 11:20 pm

Start this Saturday off by making some plans with friends or family to get out into the city and check out one of these amazing events happening today, July 6!

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Calgary Stampede Rodeo

What: The Calgary Stampede is bringing 120 top-tier rodeo athletes from across North America and Brazil to compete at this year’s Stampede for the Calgary Stampede Championship. All six of the 2018 Calgary Stampede champions will also return in 2019 to defend their titles and will be joined by rodeo’s premier athletes from the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association and Professional Bull Riders. Along with the title, riders will also be competing for the $2 million in prize money up for grabs at this year’s stampede.

When: July 5 to 14, 2019
Time: Starting daily at 1:30 pm
Where: Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Online starting from $39


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What: Celebrate all of the very best in Mexican culture at the very first Mexifest! You can expect to eat tacos upon tacos, be entertained by a salsa competition, watch a wrestling match between real Mexican luchadores, and so much more!

When: July 5 to 7, 2019
Time: 11 am to 11 pm (Friday and Saturday), 11 am to 9 pm (Sunday)
Where:¬†Eau Claire Plaza ‚Äď 3rd Street and Riverfront Avenue
Tickets: Online

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: Now to July 7, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Spruce Meadows ‚Äď 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Tickets: Online

The Grandstand Show: Trailblazer

What:¬†The theme of the 2019 Grandstand show will be ‚ÄúTrailblazer,‚ÄĚ taking inspiration from the travelling shows of the early 20th century yet being performed on the most technologically advanced outdoor stage in the world.

The entire show will be led by show master Onalea, who will be joined by Calgary’s own travelling band of musical pirates, the Polyjesters. Music, acrobatics, and dance will all come together for a fiery tribute to the South American cowboy. The 2019 show will also include a participatory pre-show for all in attendance, thanks to this year’s title sponsor, Bell Canada.

When: Now until July 14, 2019
Time: 7:45 pm
Where:¬†Stampede Grandstand ‚Äď 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Online, $17 for standing, $49+ for seats

Much Music Video Dance ‚Äď Stampede Edition

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What:¬†Dig out your daisy dukes, plaid shirts, and cowboy boots, because National on 8th us having another MUCH Video Dance Party ‚Äď Stampede style. Get ready to sing and dance the night away to all your country faves like Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Dixie Chicks, and more.

When: July 6, 2019
Time: 8 pm to 2 am
Where:¬†National on 8th ‚Äď 255 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

5K Foam Fest Alberta 2019 ‚Äď Leduc

What: The 5K Foam Fest features some super exciting obstacles to get over, under, and around, including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide. Combine these obstacles with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that is pumped out at each event, and chances are you’ll be enjoying an epic summer day. The family fun event supports the Make A Wish Foundation.

When: Saturday, July 6
Time: Various wave times throughout the day
Where: 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc
Tickets: Register online, $60 to $75

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

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 ‚Äď 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Dog-friendly Stampede Breakfast

What: Ceilis on 17th, PAWS Dog Daycare, and Cultured Canines present a breakfast for humans provided by Ceilis and a breakfast buffet for dogs catered by Drool Pawtissiere. Celebrate the Stampede with people and puppies alike, while fundraising for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society’s cause.

When: July 6, 2019
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Where: 933 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $10 and $3 from every ticket will be donated to Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society

Bring the Energy: North American

What:¬†Bring the family and feel the freedom as Alberta‚Äôs best skateboarders, BMX and scooter riders throw down big air at the ATCOenergy Halfpipe Zone during the Spruce Meadows North American Tournament. Enter to win a board, bike, or scooter of your own ‚Äď or a bike park party for 20 of your closest friends.

When: Now to July 7, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Spruce Meadows ‚Äď 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW
Tickets: Online


What:¬†Winnipeg classic rockers Streetheart (What Kind Of Love Is This) perform at Deerfoot Inn and Casino.¬†Original founding members Daryl Gutheil and Ken ‚ÄúSpider‚ÄĚ Sinnaeve along with Jeff Neill will be joined by Paul McNair (Harlequin) on lead vocals and David Langguth (Kim Mitchell/Nelly Furtado) on drums to reignite the songs and legacy of one of Canada‚Äôs most iconic rock and roll bands.

When: July 6, 2019
Time: Doors 8 pm, show 9 pm
Where:¬†Deerfoot Inn & Casino ‚Äď 11500 35 Street Southeast #1000, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Badlands Stampede Music Festival 2019 ‚Äď Kaskade

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What:¬†In 2003, Ryan Raddon, more commonly known by his fans as the famous house and trance artist Kaskade, developed his alter ego with the debut of his first hit album ‚ÄúIt‚Äôs You, It‚Äôs Me.‚ÄĚ Originally from Chicago, Kaskade made his way from the windy city to New York, where he started his career as a DJ. He then moved to Salt Lake City, where he continued to explore DJing and started his own record label, Mechanized Records.

When: July 5, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm
Where:¬†Knoxville‚Äôs Stampede Tent ‚ÄĒ 840 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Price:¬†Tickets starting from $20 to¬†$189.00 (+ sc) ‚ÄĒ¬†Tickets available via website

Stampede Breakfast for Dinner Carnival

What:¬†Head over to the Stampede ‚ÄėBreakfast for Dinner‚Äô Carnival for free breakfast for dinner. Bring kids or young-at-heart adult friends because there‚Äôs going to be bouncy houses, an inflatable slide, games, performances, clowns, and more.

When: July 6, 2019
Time: 4 to 7 pm
Where:¬†New Horizon Mall ‚Äst260300 Writing Creek Crescent,¬†Rocky View County
Price: Free

Shakespeare by the Bow ‚ÄstA Midsummer Night‚Äôs 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

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