What: The ultimate refresher in the midst of a prairie heat wave!
Tips: Make sure that you have enough life jackets for your entire group, book your raft ahead of time, park a vehicle at the beginning and the end of your route and check weather advisories before heading out.
What: On every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday join Barre Body Studio, Live YYC and Lululemon Ambassador Stef Rizvi for free classes of HIIT Barre and Yoga at 12pm sharp in front of the EV Experience Centre. There is no better way to spend your lunch hour!
Where: East Village Experience Centre – 553 RiverFront Avenue SE
What: After struggles with their previous venue, organizers made the decision to move this year’s music fest to Shaw Millennium Park. Previously known as the The Stampede Roundup, changes have also brought a new name and website. Calgary’s most anticipated corporate event will have Duran Duran on the main stage this year.
What: Launching this June is a unique gourmet dining experience at Heritage Park that is a different alternative to a traditional restaurant! The 1929 “River Forth CP Rail Car” has been fully restored to its original beauty as a dining car so you can go back in time and experience what it would have been like to travel across Canada by train in the early 1900’s.
What: Theatre Calgary is bringing As you like it outside starting Tuesday, June 20, as it begins its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. Performances are pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: June 20 to August 217, every day except Monday’s, performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
What: This year’s party at Fort Calgary is the Stampede Shaker. Taking place on Wednesday, July 12, gates open at 3pm. Enjoy performances by Tom Cochrane with Red Rider, Sloan, Trooper, and Steven Page.
What: This year’s event dubbed ‘Can’t stop the Stomp’ will kick off with Serena Ryder followed by Canadian rock group Our Lady Peace. 80’s heartthrob Corey Hart will close out the show, coming out of retirement and playing his first show since 2014.
What: This summer the Calgary Stampede is set to introduce Nashville Nights, “where the dust never settles at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.” Entry into NashvilleNorth is free with admission to the Calgary Stampede, July 7 – 16.
Where: Calgary Stampede – 1410 Olympic Way SE
Monday, July 10 – Cam
Tuesday, July 11 – the Dead South, Jess Moskaluke, Doc Walker
What: This March, Calgary Food Tours is bringing back everyone’s favourite, Craving Kensington. On this 3-hour walking-tour, you will eat your way through this inner city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area! Bon appétit!
Where: Meet at Pulcinella Ristorante – 1147 Kensington Crescent NW
What: This multidisciplinary installation will intrigue your senses and your mind. Andrea Roberts brings together sound using early recording techniques, vocal incantation, and drones mixed with groupings of prints and sculptures to explore feminist resistance in the context of neoliberal capitalism.
Where: TRUCK Main Space – 2009 10 Avenue SW
When: Opening reception is on June 2 at 8pm. Runs June 2 to July 15
What: Come kick it at the King Eddy just like they used to in the good ole’ days! The space will be converted into a country saloon with a revolving roster of western acts playing throughout the week of Stampede. This event is for those 18 years of age and up.
What: While cruising the grounds check out this new Maker Market, located in the regular Stampede Market in the BMO Centre, and shop your favourite local artists and makers. Makers will rotate throughout the 10 days so be sure to stop in more than once!
What: New to the East Village this summer, this Pop-Up retail park offers Calgarians a place to shop, eat and play. Be sure to check out all 12 retailers located in 12 x 12 shipping containers, along with food trucks, live music and more! Every Thursday through Sunday from June 1 – October 1 you can expect food truck eats, music, performances, art and much much more!
What: 2016 was the year of music here in Calgary, and the music industry in our city is now booming as a result. Spend date night at one of the many venues on YYC’s Music Mile, between Inglewood and East Village, and be entertained by some of our city’s best local talent at a live show, while enjoying a few drinks with your significant other. See the list of venues and performances here!
Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village
What: Cineplex Family Favourites are the perfect day to take your little one or your big ones to the movies on the cheap. Watch a family favourite film each week for only $2.99. A portion of the proceeds goes towards supporting Free The Children with this week’s movie being ‘The Wild Life.’
What: The Calgary Stampede announced that eight-time Grammy-winning artist Usher will be joined in concert by three-time Grammy-winning artists The Roots during Calgary Stampede 2017. Usher & The Roots will light up the Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, July 15. From “U Got It Bad” to “You Got Me” Usher and The Roots will be sure to play all of their classic hits.
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE