July is here, and while the Tuesday after a long weekend is incredibly difficult, it’s nothing that a little fun can’t fix! This week, from outdoor activities to markets and more there are a ton of exciting things to get you out and about – but there’s no time to waste! Here are 10 of the very best things to do in Calgary this week!

ENJOY THE YYC SUMMER SCOOP FESTIVAL

Last chance! Featuring unique creations, fantastic flavours, and tasty toppings, the YYC Summer Scoop Festival has finally kicked off and will run until this Friday. It’s going to be a good one!

When: Friday, June 30th – July 7th, 2023
Cost: Price varies

RENT A GLOWING KAYAK

Want to do something extra special this week? Those looking to explore, lounge, and experience something new can do so to the soundtrack of their choosing, from behind the paddle of a glowing boat. Gear up and head down for the magical glowing kayak experience on Waterfront Park.

When: Open now
Where: Waterfront Park – 5225 101 St NW, Calgary
Cost: $35+ / hour

WATCH THE CALGARY STAMPEDE PARADE

It’s back! In order to celebrate the first day of the Greatest Show On Earth, check out the annual Calgary Stampede Parade – a must-see event featuring floats, performers and crowds of people.

When: Friday, July 7th, 2023
Where: See the parade route above
Time: 9 am
Cost: FREE

HIT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

YAHOOO! The midway, the food, the music, and the rodeo are back in action and we could not be more excited. This Friday giddy up for a celebration of resilience, and our city’s love for rides, deep-fried grub and denim.

When: Friday, July 7th – 16th, 2023
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Cost: $23+

VISIT THE CALGARY OPEN MARKET 

Fresh veggies and fruit shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg – luckily this summer, those in a bind will have one more place where they can eat better and spend less. Set to reopen every Thursday, the Calgary Open Market will sell fresh produce and desserts, eggs, bread coffee and more for pay-what-you-can prices.

When: Every Thursday
Where: Meadowlark Park Community Association – 623 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: FREE to attend

SEE PITBULL LIVE

 

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Mr. Worldwide! This Friday, Pitbull will kick off the Calgary Stampede at the Scotiabank Saddledome and music lovers will not want to miss it. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Friday, July 7th, 2023
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $195+

SEE SOME WILDSCAPES AT THE ZOO

From 21-foot-tall giraffes and snakes made entirely of plants, Wildscapes at the Calgary Zoo is a topiary event that features large living sculptures that have been hand-crafted to look like familiar creatures. Get tickets at the link above!

When: Until mid-September 2023.
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7V6
Cost: $29.95

HAVE A BEER ON A CALGARY PATIO

Finally, the warmer weather is here! If you’re like us, then you’re beyond ready to hit one of the many incredible patios in and around the city. Check out the link above for 10 of our favourite spots and enjoy!

PLAY A ROUND OF MINI GOLF AT WINSPORT

 

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A little competition never hurt anyone right? This week, those looking for a day of fun and sun are encouraged to check out Winsport’s 18-hole course. The best part? It’s totally affordable to do so!

Where: 168 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Cost: $13+

SHOP THE FARMERS AND MAKERS MARKET 

Love food, shopping and fresh air? This artisan market will be THE place! Support the community in a safe and fun environment and grab some grub at the food trucks!

When: Wednesdays and Saturdays
Where: 1221 2 St SW, Calgary, AB | 1627 10 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: see times above

And there you have, it friends – 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Now get yourselves out there and enjoy yourselves!