July in Calgary

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July in Calgary

Things to do this July in Calgary 2021.

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check back for updated event listings or explore visitcalgary.com for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

Summer is here and there are so many great things to see and do in Calgary this July. From Canada Day activities and the return of the Calgary Stampede to Summer Serenades with the Calgary Folk Music Festival and the long anticipated launch of Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, July is the perfect time to explore Calgary.

Please verify the status of all activities and refer to our COVID-19 Traveller Update for more information.



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Gram Garden

Take your shot at the Gram Garden at The CORE Shopping Centre, a touchless, garden-themed, photo-worthy display. Enter contests, enjoy live mural painting, and retailer pop-up shops.

Where: The CORE Shopping Centre

When: June 28 - September 5, 2021

 

The King Eddy Rooftop Patio

The King Eddy Rooftop Patio is a newly improved three season space for music and special events in the heart of East Village. Enjoy cold brews, street food-style bites, and live music.

Where: The King Eddy

When: Now open

 

YYC Summer Cool-er

Supper local businesses and make a difference in your community with the YYC Summer Cool-er, from the same team that brought you YYC Hot Chocolate Fest. Check back soon for more details about this new summer festival.

Where: Various locations

When: July 1 – August 31

 

Deerfoot City Block Party

The Deerfoot City Block Party returns with a new look and new games. This year's art installation and patio space, created by local artists, includes a 215-foot roadway mural, outdoor lawn games, ping pong, tetherball, and interactive art seating. 

Where: Deerfoot City

When: July 2 - September 30

 

Music in the Park

Music in the Park at Heritage Park returns with a series of free summer concerts at the Didsbury bandstand. Enjoy music from local musicians each Wednesday night from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Heritage Park

When: July 7 – August 25

 

The DRIVE-IN at Spark

The DRIVE-IN at Spark Science Centre is back for a sequel with family friendly movies under the night sky, featuring movies like JAWS, Ghostbusters, Toy Story, and Raya and the Last Dragon.

Where: 220 St Georges Dr. NE

When: July 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 22, 27, 29

 

Rosebud Outdoor Summer Concerts

Weekends are made for summer fun in Rosebud with the Rosebud Outdoor Summer Concerts, a series of weekend concerts featuring musicians from across Alberta, including the Rosebud String Quartet (July 10-11), High Level Trio (July 17-18), John Wort Hannam (July 24), and Peter & the Wolves (July 31). 

Where: Rosebud Theatre

When: July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 31

 

Rockin' The Jukebox

Jubilations Dinner Theatre returns with Rockin' The Jukebox, a live dinner theatre experience about a group of teens who find some magic in an old jukebox. The sparks are gonna fly!

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: July 10 - August 14

 

One Day on Venus

Experience the hottest showroom on the hottest planet with One Day on Venus at TELUS Spark Science Centre, a mash-up of science fiction and science fact with photo worthy moments and an inspired look at life on the planet Venus.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Now open

 

JubeFest

Enjoy live musical performances as JubeFest continues, featuring performances by Kate Stevens, The Allison Lynch Quartet, and Flint & Feather. 

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: July 15, 22, 29

 

Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events

Get that classic summer movie experience with Motor Nights: A Series of Drive-In Events. Sit back in your car and take in a classic movie or a family friendly film. Check back soon for the full movie lineup announcement.

Where: 43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane, AB

When: Check back soon

 

Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute

Have the ultimate 90s dance party with Wannabe: A Spice Girls Tribute at the Grey Eagle Drive-In and feel all the Girl Power of this Toronto cover band live on stage from the comfort of your own car.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: July 17 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

 

Dinosaurs: Awakened

Go back in time to when the dinosaurs reigned supreme with Dinosaurs: Awakened at the Calgary Zoo. Discover 26 new animatronic dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Park, included with daily admission, and available for purchase from the Calgary Zoo website.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: Now open

 

Get a Taste of CFM West

Get a sneak peek of the new Calgary Farmers’ Market West with a chance to meet the vendors along with local music, food trucks, and community groups.

Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market West

When: July 17

 

Anne Frank - A History For Today

On tour from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam, Anne Frank - A History For Today is an engaging exhibit that shares the story of Anne Frank and her family and Canada's role in the second World War with panels, video, and a guided tour.

Where: Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park

When: Open until September 6, 2021

 

Imagine On Air Presents Louise Candlish

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air Presents Louise Candlish in conversation with Ruth Ware, and discover Britain’s “Queen of the Sucker Punch Twist”. This is a free livestream broadcast.

Where: Online

When: July 18

 

Eggs, Henny!

Get into the summer spirit with Eggs, Henny!, a fabulous drag-meets-country-music brunch, presented in partnership with PARK Distillery, featuring singer Amy Hef and drag performers Ivy League and Abeiya Miraj.

Where: Ill-Fated Kustoms

When: July 18

 

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Midsummer Classic I

Join Rocky Mountain Show Jumping for the Midsummer Classic II to see live equestrian horse jumping in Calgary with magnificent views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains too.

Where: Anderson Ranch

When: July 21-25

 

Pet-A-Palooza

Calling all four legged friends and animal lovers for Pet-A-Palooza, the tail wagging event of the summer, for yoga with puppies, wiener dog races, and ninja dog obstacle courses. This event is free and pet friendly.

Where: Eau Claire Market

When: July 24-25

 

BCDC – High Voltage Rock ‘N Roll

Rock on to BC/DC – High Voltage Rock ‘N Roll at the Grey Eagle Drive-In, the ultimate AC/DC cover band with a legendary live show you can enjoy from your own car.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: July 24

 

Calgary International Blues Festival

The Calgary International Blues Festival is a sizzling hot week of summertime blues, with workshops, public performances, and special events 

Where: Shaw Millennium Park

When: July 25 - August 1

 

Maud Lewis at Glenbow

Maud Lewis at Glenbow explores the work of one of Canada’s most beloved folk artists, with her brightly coloured paintings of rural Nova Scotia. Don’t miss the opportunity to see this retrospective of 140 paintings.

Where: Glenbow

When: Open until August 29, 2021

 

The Digital Immersion Gallery

Experience Canada's First Permanent Digital Immersive Experience at Spark with The Digital Immersion Gallery. The first show Every Second debuts in the 6,000 square-foot gallery with a story that unfolds as you follow the pathway.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Opens July 29

 

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Immerse yourself in Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, a journey into the world of Vincent Van Gogh like you’ve never seen it before. Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an immersive experience of light, colour, and shapes, set to a symphonic score.

Where: BMO Centre at Stampede Park

When: Opens July 30

 

ZooNights

The Calgary Zoo is staying open late this summer with ZooNights so you can explore your favourite animals a little longer. Grab a bento box and a cold beverage for the perfect date night or family night out.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: July 30-31

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Past Events

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Canada Day/Dominion Day at Heritage Park

Celebrate Canada Day/Dominion Day at Heritage Park with a ride aboard the S.S. Moyie, tour the park on the antique steam train, and enjoy special performances from GlobalFest jugglers, magicians, and more. The first 100 guests will get a mini butter tart treat.

Where: Heritage Park

When: July 1

 

Canada Day at Studio Bell

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre reopens on July 1, 2021, to mark Canada Day and Studio Bells five-year anniversary, with free admission all day. Reserve your tickets now.

Where: Studio Bell

When: July 1

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

 

ZooNights

ZooNights is back and better than ever with a late night zoo experience, perfect for date night or a fun family night out. Explore the Calgary Zoo a little later with drinks, bento boxes, and buskers.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: July 2-3

 

Muay Thai World Cup Drive-In Event

Enjoy live sports with the Muay Thai World Cup Drive-In Event at the Grey Eagle Drive-In. Take in all the action from the comfort of your car includes amateur and professional bouts and headlined by a match for the WBC Canadian Cruiserweight title.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: July 3

 

Men Without Hats

Live music returns with Men Without Hats at the Grey Eagle Drive-In. You can “dance if you want to and take in all the action from the comfort of your car.

Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

When: July 9

 

Stampede of Laughs

Get a front row seat for Stampede of Laughs presented by the 21st Annual FunnyFest Comedy Festival Society with each show featuring six comedians for 100s of belly laughs.

Where: Dog and Duck Pub

When: July 9-10


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Past Events

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Imagine On Air Presents Kathy Reichs

Wordfest’s Imagine On Air Presents Kathy Reichs in conversation with Hart Hanson, for a celebration of The Bone Code, the 20th novel in the Temperance Brennan series. This is a free livestream broadcast.

Where: Online

When: July 6

 

Locked Zoo: Cryptic Cats

Get ready for a new adventure with Locked Zoo: Cryptic Cats at the Calgary Zoo for a special cross between a scavenger hunt and choose your own adventure with plenty of animals to see along the way. Pre-order a delicious dinner box and enjoy the zoo until 9:00 p.m.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: July 7

 

The Blue Jay Sessions: Summer Nights

The Blue Jay Sessions: Summer Nights is back with 24 talented musicians performing in songwriters' circles with original music and sharing the stories behind the songs.

Where: Ill-Fated Kustoms

When: July 7-10

 

FOCUSED

Catch the evening light with FOCUSED at the Calgary Zoo for exclusive access to iconic wildlife like lions and tigers. Photographers of all skills levels are welcome from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with full day admission included.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: July 13

 

Rocky Mountain Show Jumping Midsummer Classic I

Join Rocky Mountain Show Jumping for the Midsummer Classic I to see live equestrian horse jumping in Calgary with magnificent views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains too.

Where: Anderson Ranch

When: July 14-18

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