We made it! The first weekend of the Stampede is behind us, but the fun has just begun. This time around, we’ve got even more Western-themed events, outdoor activities, pancake breakfasts and concerts so there’s no time to waste. Here are 12 exciting things to do in Calgary this week

Pink Pancake Stampede Breakfast 

So many pancakes, so little time! Held in support of the CIBC Run for the Cure every year, this delicious event will feature more pink pancakes, more live entertainment, and more activities than ever before.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Where: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 11 am
Cost: Free

The Kensington Night Market

With warmer weather finally in our forecast, we’re all about late-night walks. Why not support local while you’re at it? Thursday, July 11th, check out the Kensington Night Market! and shop until you drop!

When: Thursday, July 11th, 2024
Where: 1209 Kensington Road NW Calgary
Time: 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

Sponsored pick: IHOP introduces new breakfast pancake tacos to celebrate Stampede week 

Pancake lovers rejoice! IHOP is celebrating the upcoming Calgary Stampede by introducing new limited-edition pancake breakfast tacos. Inspired by Western-style cuisine, this new menu item will be available for foodies and rodeo lovers to try from July 5 to 14 at select locations across Calgary

When: July 5 to 14
Where: Select IHOP locations in Calgary
Cost: $12.99 for each Pancake Taco Creation

The Calgary Stampede

Didn’t check it out over the weekend? There’s still plenty of time! As always, boot-wearing cow-folk will be encouraged to get down and dirty at the most anticipated event of the year – the Calgary Stampede. Check it out and giver’ a “yahoo!”

When: Friday, July 5th – 14th, 2024
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE, Calgary
Cost: $23+

Sponsored pick: Mastermind Toys’ Start of Summer Store Events

Every weekend Mastermind Toys will be holding in-store events that range from Science Sundays to designing friendship bracelets. There will be plenty of activities to keep kids busy and entertained all summer long whether they’re playing a game, making a takeaway toy or searching the store for fun prizes.

When: Saturday and Sundays from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: All Mastermind Toys stores
Cost: Free but some events require a sign up like Science Sundays

Cowboys Music Festival

The fun has just begun! The Cowboys Music Festival has just kicked off and this week’s lineup features some incredible artists. Get your tickets now and have fun!

When: Thursday, July 4th – 14th, 2024
Where: Calgary, Alberta
Cost: Varies

Sponsored pick: Goodwill Thrifting Hall Of Fame 2024

Calling all legendary thrifters! It’s that time of the year again: Goodwill’s Thrifting Hall of Fame! Get inducted as one of the best thrifters in Alberta. – or nominate someone you know. There are 6 categories and winners will get a prize package, a trophy, and a live award ceremony to celebrate their crowning achievement. Just try to stay humble!

When: Nominations open until July 28, 2024

The Badlands Music Festival 

Love to dance? Hit the Badlands Music Festival! This year features a ton of incredible artists including Thomas Wesley (AKA Diplo), John Summit and many more.

When: Thursday, July 4th – 14th, 2024
Where: 840 9 Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: Varies

Glenbow at the Edison

Take a break from the Stampede grounds and go for a walk around the Edison. Described as a comprehensive overview of Meryl McMaster’s career, nikihci-âniskotâpân bloodline showcases meaningful art from the past and present. Check it out and enjoy until September 1st for FREE.

When: Until September 1st, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

The Roundup MusicFest 

Known for bringing the bands of yesterday and today to the inner city, The 2024 Roundup MusicFest will feature the Goo Goo Dolls, Gin Blossoms, and Crash Test Dummies.

When: Wednesday, July 10, 2024
Where:  Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave SW
Cost: $79+

Inglewood Night Market

Showcasing live music, talented vendors, food trucks, and a beer garden, the Inglewood Night Market will return this week, then once in August and in September to wrap up the season.

When: Friday, July 12th, 2024
Where: 10 Ave and 10 Street SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 11 pm
Cost: Free

Prohibition Bar Comedy Night 

Laugh your way through the week! This Wednesday, enjoy a drink, a bite to eat and a comedy show featuring locally renowned funny folk. After all, nothing brings people together like laughter and alcohol.

When: Wednesday, May 29th, 2024
Where: 720 17 Avenue Southwest Calgary, AB
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $11+

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

Checking out the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth? Don’t miss this! An extraordinary exhibit where you can step inside some of your favourite Disney scenes and see your favourite characters up close. This month, don’t miss the Disney Animation: Immersive Experience.

When: Until August 18th, 2024
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $34+