Summer and the Stampede are in full swing and the city has practically come to life! From markets and breakfasts to concerts and more midway craziness, there are so many things happening over the next few days, but if you’re not sure where to start – here are the best things to do in Calgary this weekend. Yahoo!

HIT THE GRAND OPENING OF EVIL CORPORATION BREWING

 

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It’s here! After much anticipation, Calgary’s Evil Corporation Brewing finally opens this weekend and those interested in ditching their cowboy boots are encouraged to stop by for an experience unlike anything else in the city. Described as a “bar with no bar,” Evil Corp. has 6 nitro taps, enthusiastic staff and one-of-a-kind space, so you’ll want to check it out sooner rather than later!

When: Saturday, July 15th – 16th, 2023
Where: 1220 20 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta Canada
Time: 12 pm – 12 am

YAHOO AT THE BUCKAROOS STAMPEDE POP-UP

Can’t get enough of all things Stampede? Check out Buckaroos, a new pop-up at the Pioneer on Stephen Avenue. This temporary party spot will feature live music, in-house food and tasty drinks for the 10 most exciting days of 2023.

When: Until July 16th, 2023
Where: 117 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB
Time: 11 am – late

SPONSORED PICK: FIND FREE PANCAKE BREAKFASTS WITH THE INTERACTIVE 2023 STAMPEDE BREAKFAST MAP

Can you believe it’s been 100 years since the first pancake breakfast at the @calgarystampede? What started as a chuckwagon driver cooking flapjacks to entice people to learn about the sport has turned into a beloved tradition that brings our community together. Well, we’ve curated an interactive map filled with all of the stampede brekkies happening around the city to mark the occasion & you can check it out here!

When: Wednesday, July 5th-16th, 2023
Where: Citywide
Cost: FREE

ENJOY SHAKESPEARE ON THE GO SHOW

Shakespeare and fun! Theatre Calgary is back again for a summer of tragic, comedic, and dramatic stories written by a literary genius– but with a twist! This Friday, catch the company on the run as they perform at various locations around the city. For more information, check out the schedule above!

When: Friday, July 14th – August 6th, 2023
Where: See locations above
Time: See times above
Cost: FREE

SPONSORED PICK: OKOTOKS DAWGS ALL-STAR GAME

The @okotoksdawgs are hosting the 2023 Western Canadian Baseball League All-Star Game! The festivities are taking place at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks, Alberta on July 15th, 2023!

Rally your family, date or friends and enjoy an evening of baseball, beers and good times just a quick 15 minutes outside Calgary!

When: July 15th, 2023 at 5pm
Where: Seaman Stadium, Okotoks, Alberta.
Cost: $15-$35 per person

KICK UP DUST AT THE OXFORD STOMP

 

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Stampede is here again and so is the Oxford Stomp! Featuring Alan Doyle, The Sam Roberts Band, and The Strumbellas, Calgarians are in for an evening of unforgettable performances this Friday, July 14th. The best part? This event will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Calgary Food Bank so get your tickets and enjoy!

When: Friday, July 14th, 2023
WhereWildhorse Saloon500 6 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 10 am
Cost: $59+

WANDER THE INGLEWOOD NIGHT MARKET

Night lights and local vendors? Consider us sold. This Friday small business owners from all over the city will gather again for the beloved Inglewood Night Market! Here, you can check out their beer garden, food trucks, live music, and the many, MANY dogs that fellow attendees will be walking through the area. Have fun!

When: Friday, July 14th, 2023
Where: 10th Ave and 10th Street SE
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm
Cost: FREE

HIT THE CALGARY STAMPEDE

But of course, we had to put it on the list! Stampede is back and the midway, the food, the music, and the rodeo are waiting! This weekend, giddy up for a celebration of resilience, and our city’s love for rides, deep-fried grub and denim.

When: Until July 16th, 2023
Where: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Cost: $23

DO THE TIME WARP AT THE NANTON GRAIN ELEVATOR

 

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Ready for a unique and memorable experience? The Nanton Grain Elevator often shows crowd-pleasing films including Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will take to the screen this Saturday, July 15th.

When: Saturday, July 15th, 2023
Where: 2119 19 Avenue, Nanton

SHOP HERITAGE PARK AFTER DARK

More markets, more fun! This Saturday and every weekend until September, Calgarians can spend an evening under the stars filling their bags with artisan goods and their stomachs with food and drinks from one of the attraction’s tasty eateries. From clothing to art, Heritage Park’s Night Market will practically have it all, making it what we can only describe as a ‘one-size fits all event,’ and it’s totally FREE!

When: Every Saturday until September 2nd, 2023
Where: 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., Calgary
Time: 3 pm – 9 pm
Cost: FREE+

And there you have it, 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Enjoy!