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8 Things To Do At Home And Around Calgary This Week (July 6-10)

Via @calgarystampede Instagram

To say that this week is going to be a busy one, would be an understatement. Stampede week is here, Calgary, and the events are in full swing despite the event itself being cancelled for 2020. Thanks a lot, COVID.  If you’re still unsure about how to celebrate, don’t you worry, we know it’s a bit overwhelming so we threw together a little list of the 8 best things to do in Calgary and at home this week!

GRAB SOME GRUB AT THE STAMPEDE FOOD TRUCK RALLY 

Midway food has become our absolute favourite part of the Stampede, and we know we’re not the only ones. This year, like every year before it, we can sink our teeth into greasy, sugar-coated, deep-fried goodness via drive-thru during the Stampede Food Truck Rally!

When: Friday, July 3rd – Sunday, July 12th
Where: Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary and Around Calgary TBA
Time: 12 pm – 9 pm

CELEBRATE 7-ELEVEN DAY 2020 WITH FREE SLURPEES

This week, Sev will be sharing the gift of chill! From July 6th to the 12th, Canadians can get a buy one, and then get one Slurpee delivered through UberEats or Skip the Dishes for free. They’ll also be throwing a virtual block party where they’re encouraging fans to create and share #SlurpeeDancePartee videos on their TikTok or Instagram.

When: All July Long
Where: Skip the Dishes, UberEats and in-store. Find your nearest location here!

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A MINI DONUT DRIVE-THRU

Yaaahoooo! This week, roll into the Stampede grounds for a pop-up mini-donut drive-thru! Grab and go OR purchase a pail ahead of time for two free gate admissions to the 2021 Sneak-a-Peak!

When: Monday, July 6th – 7th and Thursday, July 9th – 11th
Where: Stampede Grounds – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Time: 12 pm – 9 pm

BMO KIDS’ DAY PANCAKE DRIVE-THRU

The Calgary Stampede just really just thought of everything this year! This week wouldn’t be complete without a FREE pancake breakfast, right?! Register now, and roll up to get a few flapjacks just like last year, and every year before that.

When: Wednesday, July 8th
Where: Stampede Park – 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 4 pm

CHECK OUT THIS YEAR’S VIRTUAL SHAKESPEARE BY THE BOW!

Not ready to take on the city?! No problem. Take on a classic from the comfort of your own home instead. Shakespeare by the Bow is one of Calgary’s favourite summer park activities, but unfortunately, because of the virus, we won’t be able to hit Princes Island while we watch. Instead, tune in online!

When: Until July 18th
Where: Online here
Time: 7 pm

CRAFT BEER MARKET – STAMPEDE-ISH EVENT

This year, at all CRAFT locations, you can really take in the energy of the Calgary Stampede at a safe and responsible distance. These guys will have hay bales, wagon wheels, boots, hats, country tunes, and cold beer, so basically everything you need for a proper Cowtown party!

When: Friday, July 3rd – 10th
Where: See the nearest location here

SUPPORT THE COMMUNITY AT THE ANTI-RACISM PUBLIC HEARING

We stand with you! Thanks to the thousands of people taking to the streets this month demanding change, Calgary will open the floor for what will likely be two days, encouraging those who have felt like their voices and concerns haven’t been heard to speak to them directly.

When: Tuesday, July 7th
Where:  800 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 9:30 am

OUTDOOR DISTANCE-FRIENDLY LINE DANCING CLASSES

Boot scoot and boogie at this safe and fun Stampede themed line dancing event put together by dance company Puddle of Mud Productions. Tighten that belt, slip on those cowboy boots and yahoo to the country music stylings of your favourite artists.

When: Various days in July
Where: See locations here
Time: Various times
Cost: $10

There you have it, friends, 8 things to do around the house or around Calgary this week! See… we told you it was going to be a crazy one! Have an amazing time out there, buckaroos! Be safe, be smart, and stay busy!

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