Things to Do in Calgary in July 2020

Things to Do in Calgary in July: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Calgary during the month of July 2020.

Celebrate Canada Day, join for food truck drive-thrus, enjoy Calgary Stampede fireworks and more this July in Calgary.



1. Drive-in & In Person Events

Bee Basics
04 Jun

Chinook Honey Company & Chinook Arch Meadery, 16 Street West, Okotoks

June 4, 2020 To July 31, 2020

$7.50 to $10

Our knowledgeable guides are happy to present the magical world of the honeybees to people of all ages! Registration for our 2020 drop-in program, Bee Basics, will open ...  »

Tours with The Alice Sanctuary
11 Jun

The Alice Sanctuary, Wheatland County

June 11, 2020 To August 29, 2020


When you visit The Alice Sanctuary, you’ll know right away that this is a special place. Our sanctuary is home to rescued cows, pigs, goats, turkeys ...  »

Glass Blowing Classes Calgary
11 Jun

cSPACE, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 11, 2020 To July 18, 2020


$89- $329

Glass Blowing Classes ages 9+ see our variety of classes and choose what you want to make and take home. We are located in Mardaloop at cSPACE King ...  »

Outdoor Yoga
14 Jun

Stanley Park, 330 42 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 14, 2020 To October 25, 2020


Outdoor Yoga Every Sunday + DAILY LIVE YOGA Join us Sundays for some Outdoor Yoga in the Park! Classes are every Sunday from May-October 2020. Classes are currently capped ...  »

Granary Road OPENING!
19 Jun

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

June 19, 2020 To December 20, 2020


Free for Market. Learning Park is $10/person

Bring friends and family with you to enjoy the GOOD things in life including an over the top Active Learning Park with a 4 storey Ant Farm full ...  »

Canada Day Virtual Run
01 Jul

Location of your choosing

July 1, 2020


This Canada Day, let's go virtual and stand together, stronger than ever. Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or roll. All participants will receive a free Maple ...  »

Canada Day at King Eddy
01 Jul

King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

July 1, 2020

No Cover

The King Eddy is pleased to announce that it will reopen on July 1 from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Artists: Timothonius Alai Jory Kinjo Mariya Stokes Wyatt C. Louis ...  »

Boots On at the King Eddy
02 Jul

King Eddy, 438 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

July 2, 2020 To July 11, 2020

No Cover

In honour of Calgary’s favourite western time of the year, the King Eddy is pleased to announce Boots On at the King Eddy, a pared down ...  »

Science Workshops at Harvest Hills Hub
02 Jul

178 Harvest Glen Way Northeast, Calgary

July 2, 2020 To August 20, 2020


The Harvest Hills Hub is thrilled to partner with Mad Science of South Alberta to bring FREE science workshops to the HHHub this summer! These 1 hour workshops ...  »

Oishidesu Ramen Shack - 8 Course Tasting
02 Jul

Oishidesu Ramen Shack SOUTHVIEW, 3111b 17 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

July 2, 2020 To August 27, 2020


Join us in experiencing 8 items from the Oishidesu Ramen Shack menu. So amazing dishes, we will discuss the flavors of each course. For this tasting, you will ...  »

Rooftop Patio Stampede Party!
03 Jul

Toad n Turtle Pubhouse & Grill, 5155 130th Avenue SE, Calgary

July 3, 2020 To July 12, 2020


Hey ya’ll! Even though Stampede 2020 isn’t happening, we’d like to offer you the opportunity to party with your boots on at our Rooftop Stampede ...  »

Family Fishing Weekends Alberta
04 Jul

Alberta Waterbodies

July 4, 2020 To July 5, 2020


Family fishing weekends are offered twice a year in Alberta – during the Family Day weekend and during National Fishing Week in the summer. During Alberta’s twice-yearly ...  »

Street Food Saturdays
04 Jul

Raw Eatery and Market, 1145 Kensington Crescent Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

July 4, 2020

Cost of food

Join us for a special outdoor pop-up with Chef Lexx Ambrose of Lettuce Rebel! On the menu: *Tangy rebel-cheddar grilled cheese with smoked green apple, and garlic ...  »

Outdoor Line Dancing!
04 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary

July 4, 2020 To July 12, 2020


Let's keep the stampede line dance spirit alive! After years teaching line dancing on the grounds we've decided to find a way to keep boot scoot boogie-ing ...  »

Inglewood BIA: Summer Programming
04 Jul

Gopher park, 11 Ave SE & 11 St SE, Calgary

July 4, 2020 To July 18, 2020


The Inglewood Business Improvement Area has curated free Summer entertainment in Gopher Park located on the corner of 11th Street and 11th Avenue S.E. Every Sunday ...  »

Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric Sale
04 Jul

Ujamaa Grandmas, 3800 19 St NE, Calgary

July 4, 2020 To July 26, 2020

Free admission

After 40 years of providing home decor fabric and upholstery sales, offering design and decorating advise, and being a business owner with energy, heart, and beautiful product – Dawn ...  »

Calgary Stampede Mini Donut Drive-Thru
06 Jul

Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary

July 6, 2020 To July 11, 2020

$20.25 +charges

While the sights and sounds of the midway take a break this year, we’re serving up everyone’s favorite Stampede sweet treat: mini donuts! And with ...  »

Stampede Food Truck Rally
06 Jul

Various Locations, Calgary

July 6, 2020 To July 12, 2020


A taste of the midway, drive-thru style. From corn dogs to cotton candy, YYC Food Trucks is bringing you some of our beloved Stampede treats so you ...  »

Music Kids in the Park 2020
06 Jul

Kiwanis Park, 16th St & 38th Ave SW, Calgary

July 6, 2020 To August 31, 2020



Music Kids in the Park is Back! Looking for family fun in the sun? Check out our unique Music Kids outdoor program! Join our circle in the ...  »

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out
09 Jul

TELUS Spark , 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary

July 9, 2020 To August 16, 2020


$10.99 - $15.99

See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! Travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes and octopuses to ...  »

Yoga in the Park
09 Jul

Edgemont School, Calgary

July 9, 2020


Yoga in the park is back for the summer! Come join me with your own mat/towel and water bottle and flow through a 60 minute outdoor yoga ...  »

09 Jul


July 9, 2020 To July 11, 2020

$20 and up

“STAMPEDE of LAUGHS” – July 9 to 11 – 3 Shows / 6 Comedians – Presented by the 20th Annual FunnyFest COMEDY Festival Society “STAMPEDE of LAUGHS” – July 9 to 11 – 3 hilarious “Essential laughter Service” Shows ++ Shows ...  »

Fish Feedings
10 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440-17A St SE, Calgary

July 10, 2020 To August 29, 2020



Fish Feedings are oh-FISH-ally back! You can drop in and feed the fish on Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  »

Western at the Winery
10 Jul

City & Country Winery, 544 38A Avenue Southeast, Calgary

July 10, 2020

$22.23 - $319.28

City & Country Winery wants to host you and your friends for an evening tribute to Stampede week with a feature western: TOMBSTONE The feature film, Tombstone, ...  »

Community Pancake Drive-Thru
10 Jul

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, 4995 Market St SE, Calgary

July 10, 2020

Free admission

We’re taking pancakes on the road with The Community Pancake Drive-thru presented by GMC. Keeping the spirit alive in a community near you. The Community Pancake ...  »

Granary Road Giddy-Up!
10 Jul

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

July 10, 2020 To July 12, 2020


Free Admission to $10

CALGARY STAMPEDE SPIRIT is coming to Granary Road! GIDDY UP to Granary Road this weekend for all your Stampede favourites….like MINI DONUTS, CORN DOGS, MAPLE FUDGE, ...  »

Walk for Hope
11 Jul

Calgary Dream Centre, 4510 Macleod Trail S, Calgary

July 11, 2020


The Walk for Hope is a chance to come together on behalf of our city and those overcoming homelessness and addiction. It is a way to choose ...  »

Garth Books Tribute Concert
11 Jul

Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, 708 8 Ave SW, Calgary

July 11, 2020


Garth Books Tribute Concert feat. Fresh Horses (Stampede Nights) This concert model experience offers the ultimate VIP live music package and is just like watching a concert ...  »

Stampede 2020
11 Jul

Tool Shed Brewing Company, 801 30 Street Northeast, Calgary

July 11, 2020 To July 12, 2020

$22.23 - $22.23

Come celebrate Stampede 2020 at Tool Shed Brewing Co.! ‘Rona has cancelled the big one. So what? Come celebrate Stampede with us this year at Tool Shed Brewing ...  »

Patio Pig Roast
12 Jul

Free House Corral, 1153 Kensington Crescent Northwest, Calgary

July 12, 2020

$54.01 - $54.01

Send off the last Sunday of our 10 day Free House Corral with a pig roast on the patio! Join us for our first annual Pig Roast! This ...  »

#YYCBlockParty – Art on the Boulevard
15 Jul

901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

July 15, 2020 To September 30, 2020


Block Party provides a vibrant, accessible, and safe community space where Calgarians can engage with outdoor public art and one another while socially distancing. The installation is ...  »

Modus Vivendi Spanish Tapas Pop Up
15 Jul

SHELTER, 1210 1st Street Southwest, Calgary

July 15, 2020 To July 18, 2020


Shelter Cocktail Bar is pleased to welcome Chef Chris Picek who will be popping up at Shelter’s kitchen from July 15th to 18th, serving delicious and ...  »

17 Jul

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills County

July 17, 2020 To July 19, 2020


Free Admission

Calling all CHEESE lovers – it’s time to get CHEESY at Granary Road! Local cheese producers are excited to share their craft with you while they teach ...  »

Classi-Queen Dinner Show
17 Jul

Twisted Element, 1006 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

July 17, 2020

$100 to $300

Twisted Element presents: The Classi-queen Dinner Show! Starring Justine Tyme & Mr. Terri Stevens, with a weekly guest. What’s included in your ticket? A full ...  »

Calgary Ghost Walks
18 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary

July 18, 2020 To September 11, 2020

$15 - $22

Join us for an evening of ghostly entertainment. Locals and visitors alike will be fascinated by these glimpses into the mischief, mayhem, and murders of Calgary. All ...  »

Broom Making with David Campbell
18 Jul

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 Street West, Millarville

July 18, 2020


Make Your Own “Sweeping Beauty!” Join local broom maker David Campbell for a one-day workshop in the centuries-old craft of handwoven broom making. Participants are provided with ...  »

A Progressive Dinner Experience
18 Jul

The Gathered, Range Road 273, Rocky View County

July 18, 2020

$279.54 +charges

Join us at The Gathered for a unique dinner experience designed specifically to offer an evening of refreshment for COVID-19 wedding couples Couples will progress through their ...  »

Summer Market
18 Jul

Cardel Homes, 180 Quarry Park Boulevard, Calgary

July 18, 2020 To July 25, 2020


We are excited to present our new Summer Saturday, drive-thru Markets in Quarry Park! You can then do all of your shopping online for curbside pickup! However ...  »

Unplug n' Play 6 Feet Away
23 Jul

St. Albert the Great School, 225 Prestwick Dr S.E., Calgary

July 23, 2020


Join us in this free outdoor entertainment event that is geared for families of all ages. Two entertainers each evening, will ensure a fun time for all. *...  »

McMahon Drive In Movie
24 Jul

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

July 24, 2020 To July 25, 2020



The Rotary Clubs of Calgary Chinook and Centennial are proud to present two chances to get back to the movies this summer. With all profits going to ...  »

The Great YYC Staycation
24 Jul

July 24, 2020 To August 24, 2020



Rediscover Calgary’s iconic treasures and explore its hidden gems at the BIGGEST ever city-wide staycation scavenger hunt! The Great YYC Staycation is a unique opportunity for ...  »

Encore Drive-In Nights: Blake Shelton - Raymond
25 Jul

Town of Raymond Drive-In, 53 West 500 North, Raymond

July 25, 2020

$155 per vehicle (up to 6 people)

Encore Drive-In Nights Presents Blake Shelton with Very Special Guests Gwen Stefani and Trace Adkins, airing on July 25 at drive-in theaters across North America. The all-new, one-night-only ...  »

Outdoor Craft Sale
25 Jul

10690 Elbow Drive Southwest, Calgary

July 25, 2020

$0.00 - $0.00

Come shop a wide selection of beautiful, hand-made items, including home decor, garden items, and seasonal displays.   Proper physical distancing will be in effect and hand ...  »

Heritage Park Ghost Tours
30 Jul

Heritage Park Historic Village, Heritage Drive Southwest, Calgary

July 30, 2020 To August 28, 2020



Visit Heritage Park for a guided ghost tour through the streets of the Historical Village. Behind the Park’s old-fashioned charm lie stories of otherworldly encounters, spine-tingling ...  »

Edible Wild Plant Walk
30 Jul

Didsbury, AB

July 30, 2020 To August 2, 2020

$22.23 – $54.06

How many weeds can we actually eat? Can a tea help you have better health? Are you concerned about ingredients in commercial products? How many weeds can ...  »

Heritage Day Long Weekend
30 Jul

The Hangar Flight Museum, 4629 McCall Way Northeast, Calgary

July 30, 2020 To August 3, 2020



Come take a self-guided visit through the museum with these extended hours to celebrate Heritage Day in a safe way. Explore Canada’s aviation history at The ...  »

Best in Comedy featuring Chris Gordon
30 Jul

The Laugh Shop, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary

July 30, 2020 To August 1, 2020



Chris’ style of comedy has been described as “very unusual (as usual) and very funny… it’s what really sets him apart from the pack”. He is ...  »

Scott Dumas Comedy Shows
31 Jul

Yuk Yuk's, 218 18 Ave SE, Calgary

July 31, 2020 To August 1, 2020

$19.95 plus tax

Scott Dumas is truly a comic for every occasion, with thousands of performances under his belt ranging from corporate functions and fundraisers to golf tournaments and theatres. ...  »

2. Online Events – Virtually From Calgary & Across Canada

Calgary Folk Music Festival at Home
23 Jul

Online, Calgary

July 23, 2020 To July 26, 2020


Get those backyard tarps ready for Calgary Folk Music Festival at Home, presented by ATB Financial with support from Big Rock Brewery and ENMAX! From Calgary’s ...  »

Creekfest – Reimagined!
18 Jul

Online and in-person

July 18, 2020 To July 24, 2020


Join us for Creekfest – Reimagined beginning on Saturday, July 18! This free family celebration of nature is a component of the Friends’ Watershed Awareness Campaign, designed to raise ...  »

Allies for Change
16 Jul

Online via Zoom

July 16, 2020


What would change look like to you? The world has been rocked by violence against the black community in the U.S., and Canada is not exempt. ...  »

Canada Day Celebration Kit
01 Jul

At home

July 1, 2020


As part of National Canada Day festivities, Canadian Heritage in collaboration with partners, have prepared interactive, creative, and educational activities for the whole family. Have fun exploring ...  »

Canada Day 2020 Fireworks
01 Jul

Wherever You Are

July 1, 2020


On July 1, Canadians are invited to take part in virtual celebrations from coast to coast to coast. The Government of Canada has decided to celebrate Canada Day ...  »

English Word Game Study
01 Jul


July 1, 2020 To August 31, 2020



The University of Toronto’s Multilingual Development Lab is currently running an online study that will help us develop literacy tools for Canadian communities. We’re looking ...  »

Energize Don't Hide 2020
21 Jun


June 21, 2020 To September 21, 2020



Consistent activity is important for your physical and mental health. Our event is encouraging Canadians to set a fitness goal and challenge others to match your energy! ...  »

Met Opera Global Summer Camp
15 Jun


June 15, 2020 To August 7, 2020


Discover a new opera every week through hands-on activities and other fun learning prompts, watch the opera, and share their work with a global community of young ...  »

12 May

125 Scotia Point NW, Calgary, AB, Canada

May 12, 2020 To July 4, 2020



Storytelling Alberta has launched a special Story-Share-By-Phone outreach program during the pandemic for isolated Calgary seniors living in their own homes. Our storyteller/volunteer teams will set ...  »

3. Day Trips & Exploring Calgary Activities

25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

25 Day Trips From Calgary to the Canadian Rockies

Are you looking for an escape from the city just for a day? Check out these 25 Day Trips to the Canadian Rockies, all approximately 2 hours away from Calgary or less. There is so much to do, and so much to see, and it’s all so close! There are ...
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25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

25 Day Trip Waterfall Hikes from Calgary

Even though much of the area around Calgary is rolling hills and grassy farmland, there are still many awe-inspiring waterfalls you can explore because of Calgary's proximity to the Rockies. These waterfall hikes are all less than two hours from Calgary, so you can visit them and get back home ...
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17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

17 Must Visit Scenic Lookouts In Calgary

Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts. Whether it’s rolling farmlands to the east or majestic mountains to the west, Calgary has the scenic lookout you are craving. Not to mention, there are some pretty spectacular city views right ...
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25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary

Since the pandemic hit, one of the most common activities is going for a walk. It’s physically distant and it’s really good for you! If you’re looking to get some exercise, explore the great outdoors, and have some fun, check out these 25 Urban Walking Trails in Calgary. There’s an ...
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25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

25 Nature Attractions & Parks to Explore in Calgary

Now that the sun’s out and the leaves are budding, it’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Calgary has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these 25 Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Calgary. There are hiking ...
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25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

25 Places to Go to See Public Art in Calgary

Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out these 25 Public Art Features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about. Downtown has ...
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15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

15 Places to Go Birding in and Around Calgary

Check out these 15 amazing places to start learning how to spot local birds and other wildlife. Grab your binoculars, and be sure you know the rules and regulations before you set out ...
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25 Day Trips from Calgary

25 Day Trips from Calgary

Need ideas for a day trip from Calgary? Listed here are 25 places you can visit on a day trip that is within 2 hours of drive from Downtown Calgary. Whether you to go whitewater rafting or on an Alberta history trip, you are sure to find something in this ...
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