8 things to do in Calgary this weekend

Dec 19 2017, 2:27 am

Looking for something to do in Calgary this weekend? Here are some of the top events happening around town.

For more events, check out the Calgary Event Calendar.

Last three days of Stampede

  • What: Enjoy the last few days of the Stampede, The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Catch the last performances, last chance at trying those weird and wacky foods, and have a blast down the midway to give a good good-bye to the Calgary Stampede until next year.
  • Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
  • When: July 10 to 12 from 9 a.m. to midnight
  • Cost: General $18 (18-64), Seniors $9 (65 and over), Youth $9 (7-12) and children free (6 and under).

Inglewood Night Market

  • What: Street food, arts and crafts, farm fresh produce, trunk sale and music, they truly are a fun market to be and shop around in.
  • Where: 10 Street at 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
  • When: July 10 at 6 to 11 p.m.
  • Website: calgary-inglewood.com/events

Jason Aldean

  • What: Returning to the stage at the Saddledome. Tickets include admission to the park.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: Saturday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Ranges from $50 to $266
  • Website: scotiabanksaddledome.com

Stevie Wonder at the Saddledome

  • What: Performing his only Alberta concert in Calgary, Wonder is a 25-time Grammy Award winner and an ineradicable musician. The tickets include Stampede Park admission.
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome-  555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • When: Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Ranges from $325 to $90.
  • Website: scotiabanksaddledome.com

Family Fishing Weekends

  • What: Come fishing on Alberta’s bodies of water with your family, no license is necessary for this weekend. Alberta has roughly 166 stocked water bodies and remember fishing regulations always apply. The water bodies are stocked with brook trout, brown trout or cutthroat troat.
  • Where: Alberta’s water bodies check here site for details.
  • When: July 11 and July 12
  • Cost: Free you just need your own fishing gear.

Stampede Coca-Cola Stage

  • What: Each artist hits the Coca-Cola Stage at 9 p.m. – and the Stampede most definitely did not disappoint in their selection. On July 10 it’s edgy alternative by July Talk, July 11 it’s Juno winning Arkells, and finishing on July 12 it’s Canada’s own Magic!
  • Where: Stampede Coca-Cola Stage – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
  • When: Friday July 10, Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12 at 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Admission to the Stampede

Nashville North Performers

  • What: The infamous Nashville North is only around for the 10 days of Stampede, so definitely make sure to check this place out. On July 10 it’s Bobby Willis, on July 11 it’s Jason Blaine and Finally on July 12 it’s the Nashville North All Star Band hosted by Jason Greeley.
  • Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE (North end of Stampede Park between Cowboys Casino and the park’s Olympic Way entrance)
  • When: Friday July 10 at 10 p.m., Saturday July 11 at 10 p.m. and Sunday July 12 at 9 and 10:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Entrance is free with paid admission to the Stampede. “Buck the Line” $111, check here for more details.
  • Website: Find tickets here

Wagonstage: There’s a Turtle in My Tub

  • What: There’s a Turtle in My Tub is a story about a young girl named Mabel who finds a turtle and makes it her mission to bring him back to the ocean. The show is about 25 minutes in length and performed by drama students from the School of creative and Performing Arts at the University of Calgary.
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary (between Kitamba Cafe and the Rhino enclosure)
  • When: Wednesday to Sunday from July 1 to August 12 at 11 a.m. and another showing at 1 p.m.
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