13 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, July 14

Jul 13 2019, 2:21 am

Start your Sunday off on the right foot by hitting up any one of these wonderful events taking place around Calgary today!

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Calgary Turkish Festival

What: The Festival will display Turkish art, folk dance, music and gourmet food, where visitors will get an opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage, and cuisine. Visitors will be able to browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs and handicrafts, participate in activities for children, view many authentic demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and more.

When: July 12 to 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 10 pm
Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: Free

Calaway Comicfest for Kids

What: Calling all mighty superheroes! Come dressed in your superhero costume, which includes superheroines, princesses, princes, and, of course, sidekicks. Shop the artist market for locally made goods, stop by the Photo Op Zone, visit the Superhero Face Painting Center ($5 per face), and sing your favourite tune at Comic Fest Karaoke.

When: July 12 to 14, 2019
Time: 10 am to 9 pm (Friday), 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission: Regular admission to the park


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: July 12 to July 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations around Calgary
Admission: Free

Tim McGraw

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What: Tim McGraw will be closing out the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth with a concert on Sunday, July 14. The concert will be part of the Virgin Mobile Stampede Concert Series and will have McGraw playing to (what we can only assume will be) a sold-out crowd on the last night of the festivities.

When: Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Tickets: Online

Bend & Brunch at Southcentre

What: Join Southcentre for the Bend & Brunch Summer Series with CRAFT Beer Market and Lululemon. Lululemon will be leading a 1-hour yoga session in Centre Court, followed by brunch at CRAFT Beer Market. B-Y-O-Y-M (Bring Your Own Yoga Mat).

When: July 14, 2019
Time: 9 to 11 am
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Sunday Funday at East Village

What: A quick game of giant Jenga? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Come find EV’s EAST Crew, who will be set up on the island every Sunday with games and activities for a perfect day at the park. First-come, first-served. The honour system applies.

When: Every Sunday to September 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – July 14, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation.

Taking Strides Stampede Breakfast

What: Taking Strides is hosting their third annual Stampede breakfast. If you’re looking for some free grub and fun, you can look forward to pancakes, music, games, and prizes.

What: July 14, 2019
Time: 8 am to 12 pm
Where: Rutland Community Centre — 3130 40 Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: Free

Bastille Day

What: The Alliance Française Calgary, Calgary Home, the Consular Agency of France in Calgary and the Association des Français in Calgary invite you to celebrate Bastille Day in a friendly atmosphere around a picnic at Stanley Park. There will be a bouncy castle, balloon animals, refreshments, and more. You can bring your picnic to enjoy, as well as enter a draw to win a gift certificate at a French restaurant in Calgary.

When: July 14, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: Stanley Park, Calgary
RSVP: Online, Free

A Queer Summer Night in Cowtown Book Launch

What: A Queer Summer Night in Cowtown features 10 hot and cold queer shorts for the 10 days of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Celebrate the launch of this fourth collaborative project by YYC Queer Writers. All profits from the anthology’s sales go to benefit Alberta’s Camp Fyrefly.

When: July 14, 2019
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: McHugh House – 1515 Centre Street South, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free

The Grandstand Show: Trailblazer

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What: The theme of the 2019 Grandstand show will be “Trailblazer,” 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 – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Tickets: Online, $17 for standing, $49+ for seats

Hip-Hop Brunch & Bingo: Country Grammar Edition

What: Enjoy the sunshine and good vibes on the Broken City Rooftop Patio for Hip-Hop Brunch & Bingo. Cover is $5 and includes a bingo card. Additional bingo cards available for $2.50, with awesome prizes at stake (vinyl records, merch, concert tickets, and more).

When: July 14, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $5

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