Events in Calgary: July 28 to 30, 2017

I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Wings Over Springbank Airshow


Wings Over Springbank Airshow is a Not for Profit, 2-day outdoor event featuring the RCAF Snowbirds and the CF18 Demo Team as well as several other Civilian Aerobatic Performers. Performers also include Kent Pietsch, Brent Handy, Gary Ward, Yellow Thunder, and Erickson Collection’s P51 and F4U Corsair. Details

July 29 & 30, 2017 | 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Springbank Airport – 175 MacLaurin Dr, Calgary

$15 to $25

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2. Pet-A-Palooza

This year enjoy entertainment including: Running Of The Bulls – French and English Bulldog races
Your Wiener did what?! – Wiener dog races, The Puppy Stampede, West Central WaterDogs (Dock Diving)
Over 100 Exhibitors, Free Swag and SOOO much more!. Details

July 29 to 30, 2017 | 10:00 AM– 4:00 PM

Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary


3. Spend a Day in Kensington’s Diagon Alley

This year will be bigger, better and more magical. We will transform the Kensington community into a wizarding world full of brilliant oddities. There will be a Quidditch match taking place in the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association park. Enjoy watching the match and browsing the team’s official Quidditch merchandise. Participate in the costume contest, drink butter beer on the patio, rock out near the music stage and more! Details

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Kensington Rd and 10th Street NW, Calgary,


4. Celebrate Minion

Celebrate Minion with Krazy Monkey Indoor Playground. Get a free admission when dress up like a minion. Details

Sunday, July 30, 2017 | 09:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Krazy Monkey Indoor Playground, 128, 6008 Macleod Tr SW, Calgary


5. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Presented by Dewdney Presents. Bring a blanket or chair!. Details

Thursday, July 27 to Sunday, August 06, 2017

Olde Towne Plaza, Okotoks

By Donation

II. Live Music

1. National Music Centre Bootcamp Sessions

Choir! Choir! Choir! – A Vocal Bootcamp Session – An academic study into the effects of collective singing at one Mideast protest found that it helped the group vent negative emotions, strengthen solidarity, foster hope and experience spiritual transcendence. That’s also a typical review of a Choir! Choir! Choir! experience.

Donovan Woods – Lyrics and Melody Only – Sold out.

Terra Lightfoot – Guitar Town, Population: You.: Lightfoot’s class will teach the construction of a guitar solo, utilizing open tunings, fingerpicking and playing in a band setting. Students will learn about different genres of music featuring the guitar and will write their own musical piece in small groups and perform for the class.

Basia Bulat – Funny Voices in the Tower of Song: With little bit of darkness and a whole lot of light, multi-instrumentalist Bulat has proven that she’s willing to go where she needs to take her music to new and even deeper places and, best of all, she is willing to take her audience with her.

July 25 to 27, 2017

Studio Bell, Calgary


2. Calgary Folk Festival

This year’s line-up welcomes City and Colour, BlueRodeo, Barenaked Ladies, BADBADNOTGOOD, DJ Shub, Basia Bulat and over 65 more! Details

July 27 to 30, 2017

Prince’s Island Park, Calgary

$25 to $80

3. The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honoring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Details

Friday, July 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Grey Eagle Event Centre – 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

$39 – $59

4. Terminus: Impact

24 bands from all over the world will gather in Calgary for a weekend of dark electronic, synth, industrial madness. Details

July 28 to 30, 2017

Dickens Pub – 1000 9 Ave SW, Calgary

$70 & up

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Shakespeare by the Bow 2017

This summer, follow our brave heroine Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, as they escape the rigid rules of court life for the wilds and freedom of the Forest of Arden. Here, they will fall in and out of love, encounter one of Shakespeare’s greatest fools, and discover the value of true friendship.

June 20 – August 27, 2017

July 24 to 30 | 07:00 PM – Victors, Villians and Vixens (A buffet of best of Shakespeare in 40 minutes) – FREE ADMISSION

Confluence Plaza area of St Patrick Island
No show – July 24 to 30 @ Prince’s Island Park, Calgary


IV. Sports

1. Calgary Stampeders

Celebrate one of the greatest teams in Stampeders history as we honour the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Grey Cup Championship. Join us as we celebrate players and coaches from the championship team when the Stamps take on the Ti-Cats at McMahon. Vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats Details

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | Kickoff at 7:00PM

McMahon Stadium
1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary


2. Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race

25 EPIC obstacles, 5 rugged kilometers, and 1 rockin’ party! T-shirt, medal, and free beer included! Details

July 29, 2017

Spruce Meadows, Calgary


3. Arabian Horse Show

The Arabian Horse Association’s Region 17 Championships which is a competition for Arabian horses, showcasing their beauty, agility and heritage. Known as the all-around athletes of the horse world, this elegant and magnificent breed of Arabians are shown in a range of pleasure riding classes, such as side-saddle, English hunter-jumper and dressage, as well as costume classes where audiences will see the horses and their riders in native Arabian costumes. Details

July 25 to 29, 2017

Stampede Park, Calgary


V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events


1. Historic Calgary Week

Historic Calgary Week takes place at many different historical sites around the city and has a variety of activities including: Walking tours, Cycling tours, Family fun events & much more. Details

July 28 to August 7, 2017

Various venues in and around the Calgary area.

Free/donations appreciated.

2. Calgary Arab Festival

The Calgary Arab Festival is an annual event that aims to share Arabian culture with Calgarians, and build community relationships between the Arab community and other Calgarian community groups. Details

July 29 & 30, 2017

Olympic Plaza – 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary


3. Canadian Heroes Weekend

Free admission to Calaway Park for Canadian Forces / Veterans as well as Canadian First Responders (EMS, Fire, Police). Details

July 29th to 31, 2017

Calaway Park, Calgary

Free & Ticketed (special admission rate of $23 plus GST for spouse and children)

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Call of the Wetland: Volunteer to help monitor amphibian species in Calgary storm water ponds and wetlands.

Coffee and Lunch Bike Tour: Bike tour in Calgary’s downtown neighbourhoods, with a coffee flair! June 20 to August 29, 2017

Greenway150 Summer Challenge: Parks Foundation Calgary is launching a “Summer Challenge” encouraging Calgarians to run, bike, walk or rollerblade 150km over the course of summer.

Nominate a Calgary and area Senior for The Top 7 Over 70 Award before August 14, 2017.

4. Calgary Night Market

Enjoy exploring the maze of stalls featuring local artisans and food vendors, some of Calgary’s best food trucks, the entertainment of buskers and spirited live music. Details

July 28-29, 2017 | 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary


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