July in Calgary

Swinging chairs ride at the Calgary Stampede
Swinging chairs ride at the Calgary Stampede
Things to do

July in Calgary

Things to do this July 2022 in Calgary

With July comes the Calgary Stampede, so get out your cowboy boots, shine up your belt buckle, and practice your two-stepping skills. The Stampede offers plenty of iconic experiences, including the rodeo, midway rides, agricultural exhibitions, wacky and wonderful food, Indigenous culture, and more. If you want to take a break from yahoo-ing, you can also watch the best volleyball players in the world at the Women’s Volleyball Nations League, celebrate our country’s birthday during Canada Day festivities, enjoy dinner and a show at a live theatre event, groove to a concert at the Saddledome, and go for a whirl on a roller rink at Deerfoot City. Do all of this and more in Calgary this July.



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Father and son sharing ice cream at the Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Stampede 2022

The Calgary Stampede returns with its iconic experiences for visitors and locals to enjoy this summer. From rodeo to midway rides, unique food to western art, and Indigenous culture to agriculture, there’s something for everyone at The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth.

Where: Stampede Park

When: July 8-17, 2022

 

Jubilations Dinner Theatre: The Beatles Back in Time

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beatles Back in Time, transporting the audience back to the legendary rock and roll group’s early days. Enjoy a delicious multicourse dinner that includes a set appetizer, choice of dinner entree, and choice of dessert, while you watch the show.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: June 4-August 6

 

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Women's Volleyball Nations League

Women's Volleyball Nations League

Women’s Volleyball Nations League

Get a front row seat for world class volleyball action at the Women’s Volleyball Nations League, featuring the top women’s volleyball teams from around the world.

Where: 7 Chiefs Sportplex & Jim Starlight Centre

When: June 28-July 3

 

TD JazzYYC Summer Festival

The TD JazzYYC Summer Festival features 14 shows in six venues, boasting some of the best Calgary-based, Canadian, and international jazz musicians. To finish off the festival, catch the free outdoor JazzWalk event returning to Inglewood on July 3.

Where: Various venues in Calgary, including Central Library, Ironwood Stage and Grill, King Eddy, Festival Hall, Jack Long Park, and Asylum for Art.

When: June 29-July 3

 

Canada Day at Century Downs Racetrack

Take part in Canada Day festivities all weekend long at Century Downs Racetrack. Kick off the weekend with a prime rib dinner, live music, and fireworks on June 30, try your luck with cash prize draws on July 1, and enjoy horse racing and a picnic on July 2.

Where: Century Downs Racetrack

When: June 30-July 2

 

Spruce Meadows Pan American

The top riders in the world return for the Spruce Meadows Pan American at this world class equestrian facility in Calgary. Be sure to purchase tickets ahead of time.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: June 30-July 3

 

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Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (Brandon Wallis)

Canada Day at Studio Bell

Studio Bell celebrates both Canada Day and its sixth anniversary this July 1. Explore Canada’s incredible music industry with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, pop-up performances, an instrument petting zoo, and the Dueling Piano Kings all-request show. Admission is pay-what-you-can, and you can reserve your tickets now.

Where: Studio Bell

When: July 1

 

City of Calgary Canada Day Celebrations

City of Calgary invites you to celebrate Canada Day with events and entertainment at Olympic Plaza, Fort Calgary, and St. Patrick’s Island. A live fireworks show will be launched at 11:00 p.m. from atop the Calgary Municipal Building, which you can watch live or via livestream. See the full lineup of entertainment by Arts Commons ArtsXpeditions and check out the complete schedule of the City's Canada Day festivities to celebrate our country's birthday.

Where: Olympic Plaza, Fort Calgary, and St. Patrick's Island

When: July 1

 

No Cover Canada Day at the King Eddy

The iconic King Eddy will be rocking all day long, with Canada Day performances by Bebe Buckskin, Devin Cooper, Amy Nelson, ZENON, and other talented musicians. The venue’s kitchen will be cooking up comfort food classics and shareable bites, and creative cocktails and local beers will also be available. Both the main floor and the rooftop patio will be open on July 1, with no cover charge in effect.

Where: The King Eddy

When: July 1

 

Millarville Racetrack & Market

Celebrate Canada Day at the Millarville Races. Thoroughbred horses, locals with their stock horses, ladies side saddle, and wiener dogs are sure to entertain. There are also children's races throughout the day, beer gardens with live music, and a Farmers' Market. Gates open at 10 a.m. and races start at noon.

Where: Millarville Racetrack

When: July 1

 

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Heritage Park Historical Village

Heritage Park Historical Village (Roth and Ramberg)

Canada Day at Heritage Park

Celebrate Canada Day at Heritage Park with a ride aboard the S.S. Moyie, tour the park on the antique steam train, a picnic on the lawn, gold panning demonstrations, and more. The first 1,000 guests will get a mini butter tart treat, and visitors will be greeted by the Chinook Country Line Dancers in the Plaza.

Where: Heritage Park

When: July 1

 

Made In Canada Music Festival

Calgary's newest music festival, Made in Canada, presented by Yersh Entertainment and PK sound, features an all-Canadian lineup of entertainment from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on July 1. The 18+ event showcases some of the country’s top talent across two stages at Max Bell Centre, with performers including Adventure Club, Dzeko, Shaun Frank, Young Bombs, and many more. Get your tickets for Made in Canada now and start counting down the days until this new festival!

Where: Max Bell Centre

When: July 1

 

Check out more great activities and events for Canada Day in Calgary.

 

Lunimarium at the TELUS Spark Science Centre

An 11,000 square foot inflatable installation will pop up at TELUS Spark Science Centre this July. The immersive installation is called Luminarium, and has a labyrinth of colourful tunnels and cavernous domes. Book your timed tickets online in advance, and get ready to explore the world of science.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: July 1-August 1

 

The Museum of Failure at Southcentre Mall

Worldwide touring exhibit The Museum of Failure is coming to Canada for the very first time, and will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall! This immersive walk-through exhibition displays more than 130 failed innovations from brands such as Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. Prebook your date and time slot online for the all-ages, family friendly event.

Where: Southcentre Mall

When: July 1-August 31

 

Stage West Theatre Restaurants: Forever Plaid

Join Stage West Theatre Restaurants for Forever Plaid, featuring some of the greatest nostalgic pop hits of the 1950s. This fun revue is chock-full of classic barbershop quartet harmonies and pitch-perfect melodies, and is paired with a delicious buffet.

Where: Stage West Theatre Restaurants

When: July 1-September 4

 

Summer on 17th

Visit 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free.

Where: 17th Avenue SW

When: July 1-September 21

 

Block Party 2022 at Deerfoot City

Deerfoot City is bringing vibrant local art and free events back for the summer with Block Party. This year, they’ve added a retro twist with the introduction of the Roller Rink on The Boulevard, so be sure to bring your old-school rollerskates or rent a pair of rollerblades!

Where: Deerfoot City

When: July 1-September 30

 

Shawn Mendes’ Wonder The World Tour in Calgary

Shawn Mendes's Wonder: The World Tour is coming to Calgary this July, and he’ll be joined at the Saddledome by special guest Dermot Kennedy.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: July 4

 

Spruce Meadows North American

Don’t miss the North American horse jumping tournament at Spruce Meadows. The North American is a celebration of the close ties between horses and the military, and will feature the Lord Strathcona's Horse Musical Ride, live entertainment, Canadian Military displays, shopping, and more. Secure your tickets in advance now.

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: July 7-10

 

Wildhorse Saloon

Wildhorse Saloon welcomes you to experience bands, performers, and live entertainment on the Wildhorse stage throughout the Calgary Stampede. The tent hosts daily concerts, western barbecue, 20+ bars, and more from July 7 to 16.

Where: Wildhorse Saloon

When: July 7-16

 

Cowboys Musical Festival

Get ready to party at the Cowboys Musical Festival this Stampede! The 18+ tent will have a mix of country, top hits, old school, and rock, with a lineup of incredible artists including Marshmello, Zac Brown Band, Nelly, Blue Rodeo, Flo Rida, and more. Skip-the-line and All Access Passes are available now.

Where: Cowboys Music Festival tent, directly outside the Cowboys Casino

When: July 7-17

 

Shakespeare On The Go

See a 75-minute version of The Merry Wives of Windsor performed at multiple locations in Calgary and area, such as Heritage Park, Brookfield Residential properties, and other public spaces. All performances take place outdoors, and are family-friendly, engaging, and easily accessible. There are no tickets required and no cost for the show, however donations are welcome.

Where: A variety of Calgary and area locations

When: July 8-August 7

 

Alanis Morissette's 2022 World Tour at the Scotiabank Saddledome

If you know every line of the tunes from Jagged Little Pill, this one's for you. Alanis Morissette is performing at the ‘Dome this July in honour of the album’s 25th birthday, and will be joined by rock band Garbage.

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: July 27

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