14 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, July 28

Jul 25 2019, 8:14 pm

You’ve got one last day this weekend to check out the many great events going on around Calgary.

Make the most of today, Sunday, July 28!

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

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

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

The Strumbellas

Calgary Stampede / Facebook

What: The six-piece collective rocketed to mainstream success with their breakthrough hit “Spirits, which hit number one on Billboard’s Alternative Chart, won a 2017 Juno for Single of the Year and cracked the Top Ten in Europe. They perform as part of the Calgary Folk Music Festival on July 28.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 9:05 pm
Where: ATB Mainstage
Tickets: Online

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

Historic Calgary Week: A New Star in our Planetarium

What: Join Contemporary Calgary for a tour of the iconic Centennial Planetarium. Participants will learn about the history of this architectural landmark and future plans to transform the space into a world-class destination for modern and contemporary art.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 2:30 to 3:30 pm
Where: 701 11 Street Southwest Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 120 vendors at Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market. During the market, a caterer inside the Lions Hall provides breakfast and brunch/lunch from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Several of the outside food vendors also sell food you can eat at the market.

When: Every Sunday to October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw – 25240 Nagway Rd, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sun N’ Cerveza


What: Calgary’s newest craft beer festival is coming to
Kensington. Presented by Original Joe’s in partnership with over 13 local breweries, Sun N’ Cerveza features seven different bars and restaurants offering samples, prizes, live music and DJs. Then head to the Side Street Pub with prizes, live entertainment, DJs and more craft beer.

When: July 28, 2019
Time: 12 to 5 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

First Time in Drag – In support of the Calgary AIDS Walk & Run

What: The Social Lubricants present First Time in Drag a fundraiser for the Calgary AIDS Walk & Run. featuring a silent auction, music, and drag performers from HIV Community Link and friends. Donations for the team and tips received by performers will support the AIDS Walk & Run coming up in September.

When: July 28, 2019.
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Twisted Element – 1006 – 11th Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Pay what you wish.

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: 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

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. 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