15 things to do in Calgary this week: July 4 to 10

Jul 5 2016, 5:13 am

Looking for something to do this week? Here are some of the top events to check out in Calgary between July 4 to 10.

Okotoks Dawgs Games

  • What: See the Western Major Baseball League Okotoks Dawgs for a special weekday edition. The Dawgs are playing a total of 15 games in June.
  • Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
  • When: 
    • Monday, July 4 vs. MelVille Millionaires at 7:05 pm
    • Tuesday, July 5 vs. MelVille Millionaires at 7:05 pm

Check out Studio Bell

  • What: Studio Bell is officially open and now you can check it out. The facility includes 22,000-square-feet of exhibition space, a 300-seat performance hall, as well as recording and broadcast facilities.
  • Where: National Music Centre – 134 11th Avenue SE
  • When: Open from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Cost: $18 (Adults) $14 (Seniors/Students)

Farmers Market on Stephen Avenue

  • What: Fresh produce and local vendors right outside your office. Twice a month, over 40 vendors will setup shop for the farmers market coming to Stephen Avenue in downtown Calgary. Check online for dates.
  • Where: On 8th Avenue between 1st Street SE and 1st Street SW
  • When: Tuesday, July 5 from 10 am to 3 pm

Lunchtime Pop-Up Picnics

  • What: A Pop-Up Picnic is a lunch hour (Noon to 1pm) event hosted by Downtown Calgary in various locations around the downtown core. They’ll provide the tables, chairs, entertainment and all you have to do is bring your lunch and some friends. Each picnic will have a unique theme – this week’s being ‘Green Fools Circus Camp’ and will be held at a different location each week.
  • Where: J. Bowlen Park – 620 7th Avenue SW
  • When: Wednesday, July 6 from 12 to 1 pm
  • Cost: Free

Shakespeare by the Bow: Hamlet

  • What: Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet comes to Prince’s Island Park. No need to buy tickets for the show, just arrive early to grab a seat and bring a blanket with you if you’d like. The show runs on donations, so pay what you’d like when the collection hat makes it’s way through the crowd. Find showtimes online.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
  • When: Now until Sunday, August 21 (Excluding Mondays)
  • Cost: Pay What You Will

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

  • What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market every Thursday during the summer! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.
  • Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
  • When: Thursday, July 7 from 3:30 to 7:30 pm

Wagonstage Children’s Theatre at the Calgary Zoo

  • What:  Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: Now until Friday, August 19
  • Cost: Regular admission to the Zoo

Cyclepalooza 2016

  • What: The annual 10 day bike festival is back. Events include bike polo, Bike Maintenance 201, Bike Prom 2016, 2nd Annual YYC Bike Awards and much more. Check website for details.
  • Where: Various venues around town
  • When: Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 10
  • Cost: Varies. Tickets can be purchased online

First Flip Stampede Breakfast

  • What: Tourism Calgary, Calgary Telus Convention Centre, Calgary Parking Authority, the Calgary Downtown Association and Downtown Calgary are hosting a free kick-off Stampede Breakfast.
  • Where: Outside the Telus Convention Centre – 8th Avenue between 1st street SE and Centre Street
  • When: Thursday, July 7 from 7:30 to 10:30 am
  • Cost: Free

Calgary Stampede Parade

  • What: To kick off stampede week running July 8-17, Calgary’s best floats and bands will be lead by Canadian music stars Jann Arden and Paul Brandt.
  • Where: Starting point at 6th Avenue and 3rd Street SE to the official finish line at 9th Avenue and 4th Street SE.
  • When: The parade main event begins at 9 a.m. with the stampede prelude starting at 8 am on Friday, July 8.

Calgary Stampede

  • What: The Greatest Outdoor Show in the world celebrates it’s 104th year in Calgary. Bring the kids, take the girlfriend or wonder solo, this is a right of passage if you’re in Calgary from July 8 to 17 this year. Sneak-a-peak is on July 7.
  • When: July 8 to 17
  • Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Price: Park admission is $18. Tickets can be purchased online here

Calgary Night Market 2016

  • What: Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.
  • When: Friday, July 8 from 4 to 10 pm
  • Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2nd Street SW
  • Event page: facebook.com

Something Old, Something New: 125 Years of Wedding Fashion

  • What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
  • Where: Lougheed House – 707 13th Avenue SW
  • When: Now until October 2
  • Cost: Regular admission $8.50

If you’ll be in Banff during the week:

A Night at the Banff Mountain Film Festival

  • What: Every Thursday night in downtown Banff for 14 weeks, two identical shows per night will be shown featuring four unique film programs rotating each week.
  • Where: Lux Cinema – 229 Bear Street, Banff
  • When: Thursday, June 16 to Thursday, September 8. Shows at 7 and 9:30 pm
  • Cost: $12 can purchase online

Blue Rodeo

  • What: Overnight packages are available from The Banff Centre which will get you two tickets, accommodations, and breakfast for two starting at $369 plus fees and taxes.
  • Where: Shaw Amphitheatre – 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff
  • When: Sunday, July 10 at 6:30
  • Cost: $50
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