Events in Calgary: July 7 to 9, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. Calgary Stampede Parade Day


Each year the Parade showcases more than 150 western-themed entries, including 30 marching bands, 40 floats, 750 horses and 4,000 people. It’s not just a Parade marching down an avenue; it’s a march through tradition, history and local Calgary culture. While our western roots are strong, we’ve also got multi-cultural flair with many people travelling from all over the globe to walk and ride in our Parade. Details

Friday, July 7, 2017 | 09:00 AM to 1:00 PM
11 AM to 1:30 PM. – Free admission to the Calgary Stampede

Downtown Calgary & Stampede Grounds

After the Parade go straight to the Stampede and get Free admission.

2. Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede has plenty of fun family events for kids – from midway to captivating shows that will get the whole family smiling. Interact with big and small farm animals and learn all about the western agriculture lifestyle. Events include Kids Pedal Tractor pull, magic shows, Cartoon Charaters, and more! Details

July 7 – 16, 2017

Stampede park, Calgary

Free & ticketed days

SNEAK-A-PEEK – Thursday, July 6, 2017 (select areas) | 5 p.m. – 1 a.m. | | $9 entry, FREE for children 6 & under

CENOVUS FAMILY DAY – Sunday, July 9, 2017 | FREE entry 8 a.m. – Noon

3. Stampede Fun Downtown

Visit downtown Calagary and enjoy free Fluor Rope Square’s Stampede-style entertainment includes marching bands, dancers, singers, fiddlers, friendly mascots plus so much more ! Learn more about our famous chuckwagon breakfast, performers and other entertainment, including the Fluor Great Western Flapjack Flip and Lammle’s World Champion Hat Stomp Competition.. Details

July 8 to 15, 2017 | 09:00 AM – 01:15 PM

Olympic Plaza and along Stephen Avenue.


4. Cranston’s Annual Stampede Breakfast

Line dancers, face painters, petting zoo, activities for kids and grown ups, and of course pancakes, butter, syrup and our raved about sausages! Don’t miss out on Cranston’s biggest event of the year! Details

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

11 Cranarch Road SE, Calgary


For other Stampede Breakfasts, see under Section: Food Events/ Sunday Brunch & Nightlife Events.

5. Free Fishing

Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply. Details

July 8 and 9, 2017

Alberta Waters (Not in national Parks)


II. Live Music

1. Calgary Stampede Concerts

Each year, every day during the Stampede, country legends, rock royalty, and rising stars grace the stages of the Calgary Stampede!

July 7 – 16, 2017

Nashville North
Chad Brownlee – Jul 06, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Aaron Goodvin – Jul 07, 2017 | 10:00 PM
The Dungarees- Jul 08, 2017 | 10:00 PM
Endless Summer – Jul 09, 2017 | 7:15 PM
Neal McCoy- Jul 09, 2017 | 8:30 PM
The Cadillac Three – Jul 09, 2017 | 10:30 PM

Coco Cola Stage
USS – Jul 07, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Theory of a Deadman – Jul 08, 2017 | 9:00 PM
Sabrina Carpenter – Jul 09, 2017 | 9:00 PM

Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary

Park Admission

Coco Cola Stage – Park Admission
Buck the Line at Nashville North – Tickets

2. Bell Live Series

The Bell Live Series at the King Eddy is bringing you 10 days of foot-stompin’ tunes. The King Eddy will be transformed into a pop-up country bar with real-deal western music: classic country, rockabilly, bluegrass, western-swing, and Americana. Details

July 7 – 16, 2017 | 11:30 AM – 2:00 AM

Leeroy Stagger: July 07, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Lindi Ortega: July 08, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Roots Revue: July 09, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Nice Horse: July 10, 2017 | 7:00 PM

King Eddy, 438 9 Ave SE, Calgary

11:30 AM – 7:00 PM, No cover
7:00 PM – Close, $20 cover

3. The iHeartRadio WestFest

98.5 VIRGIN Radio & The Source present iHeartRadio WestFest featuring Hedley, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Noah Cyrus, Midland, Scott Helman, Virginia To Vegas, Ruth B, Massari and MORE! Details

Saturday, July 08, 2017 | 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

$99 to $159, plus service charges.

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

Prince’s Island Park, Calgary


2. The Good, the Bad and the Improv

Just in time for Stampede the Kinkonauts are serving up two improvised westerns, straight up with a twist of comedy. Whether there are nameless gunslingers, high noon and swinging saloon doors- or bandits, rustlers and reluctant sheriffs- The Good, the Bad and the Improv promises to rope in an adventure that will have you singing into the sunset.… Details

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 08:00 PM – 09:30 PM

The Rose Room at The Alexandra Centre, Calgary

General: $10, Students: $5

IV. Sport

1. Spruce Meadows North American

The ‘North American’ Tournament hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the Americas. Come honour our Canadian Military and enjoy Shopping, Pony Rides, Face Painting, Wagon Rides, and the family favourite RE/MAX Prairie Dogs from Friday to Sunday. Details

July 5 – 9, 2017

18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

$5 & up

2. Stampede Rodeo

Every afternoon at 1:15 cowboys and cowgirls face off in a furious display of skill and grit, with every win building towards Showdown Sunday—The World’s Richest Tournament Style Rodeo, featuring the world’s toughest competitors.

July 7 – 16, 2017 | 01:15 PM

Grandstand, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary


3. Calgary Stampede Evening Show

Witness all the heart-stopping action over nine nightly heats as 36 drivers, supported by their outriders and 216 horses vie for over $1.15 million in total prize money. When the last wagon thunders over the finish line, the TransAlta Grandstand Show begins with elaborate song and dance numbers, acrobatics, and a spectacular fireworks finale!

July 7 to 16, 2017 | 07:45 PM

Stampede park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary


4. Stampede Sevens

46th annual Stampede Sevens – One of the most prestigious 7’s tournaments in Canada. Details

July 7 & 8, 2017

Calgary Rugby Park, 9025 Shepard Rd. SE Calgary


5. Cowtown Rodeo

This event is a fun Western rodeo with several different games for our guests as well a classic rodeo that features bull fighting and bull riding. This event raises funds for our charity, Medical Mercy Canada (MMC). Details

Friday, July 7, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 02:00 AM

Girletz Rodeo Ranch, 14188 Township Rd 264 Rocky View County


V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events



For one unforgettable evening, IgNITE gives you the Midway experience of a lifetime – watch the midway come alive with lights and fire, listen to top DJ’s blast beats all while sitting on the edge of your seats with an unlimited ride pass. Beakerhead will be joining the party with interactive art exhibits, a roaming hippo art car and pyrotechnics – watch as cannons shoot 10-foot flames. Details

Thursday, July 06, 2017 | 5:00 PM to 1:00 A

Calgary Stampede – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary


2. 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

Friday and Saturday, July 7 – 8, 2017 | 05:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary


3. Discover Canada

It’s rare you’ll find Leigh McAdam here in Calgary. She is always on the move writing and researching for her widely popular travel and outdoor blog HikeBikeTravel. Leigh is also the author of the book “Discover Canada – 100 Inspiring Outdoor Adventures.” Details

Saturday, July 8, 2017 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Sporting Life at Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Road SE, Calgary


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