We’re one week away from the long weekend, but things are heating up already. Get the weekend started early with these awesome Friday events.
Fiestaval is a free and family-oriented multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting Latin American Culture. The three day event will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary at the Calgary Olympic Plaza and feature over 18 authentic Latin food vendors, in addition to 60 plus community vendors.
When: July 22 to 24 from 11 am to 11 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza – 228 8th Avenue SE
Price: Free admission
The 37th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival will have 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries performing on 8 stages during the 3 day festival. 2016 performers include The New Pornographers, Cat Power, Braids, Lord Huron, Oyster Band and many more.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 689 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Thursday July 21 to Sunday, July 24
Cost: Single day tickets from $60 to $75. Click here to buy online
Theatre Calgary’s Production of Hamlet takes a small hiatus from Prince’s Island Park and moves to St. Patrick’s Island for the week. 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: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE
When: Tuesday, July 19 to Sunday, July 24 at 9:30 pm
Cost: Pay What You Will
Join in on the first ever two day event and explore the diverse, shifting landscape of fashion through film in the categories of beauty, lifestyle and luxury.
Where: Glenbow Museum Theatre – 130 9th Avenue SE
When: Friday, July 22 to Saturday, July 23
Cost: $30 individual screening; $250 two day pass
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