It’s here! We hope you had a wonderful LONG weekend, but now it’s time to get back to business. Luckily, that business is just having more fun. This time around we’ve got pancake breakfasts, music festivals, and markets so let’s get into it! Here are 12 things to do in Calgary this week.

Mexifest

Get ready to party! From the 4th to the 7th, enjoy live performances, luchador wrestling, authentic food and drink, an artisan market and a kid’s area – you’re going to have a blast!

When: Thursday, July 4th – 7th, 2024
Where: 311 8 St SW Along the river pathway on the corner of 4th Ave and 9 Street
Cost: Free

First Flip Pancake Breakfast

Hungry? This event will feature live entertainment, special guests, line dancing, activities, and of course, pancakes!

When: Thursday, July 4th, 2024
Where: 124 8 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Cost: Free

Sponsored pick: ACE High Stampede Kickoff

The Ace High Stampede Kickoff is back for its 3rd year with a mission of serving up great bites and good times. Kick-off Stampede in style with an upscale Western garden party that raises money for the Trellis Society, a local nonprofit that provides community services in Calgary. The event will take place in Inglewood at the historic Deane House and features live music along with tasty food and drinks. Get your tickets before they sell out!

When: Friday, July 5th, 2024
Where: The Deane House, 806 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 5:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Cost: $275 per person

The Badlands Music Festival 

Let’s dance! This week, The Calgary Badlands Music Festival will return with 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

Sponsored pick: Burwood Music Festival

Calgary’s biggest outdoor party is only a few months away, and if you’re planning your tent visits, you need to add this one to your list. The Burwood Music Festival is the Stampede’s newest tent. Located at the Currie Barracks and only 6 minutes from downtown, the lineup includes artists like Buckcherry, Gary Levox from Rascal Flatts, Tim Hicks, and more to be announced!

When: Thursday, July 4th – Sunday, July 14th, 2024
Where: 2520 Caen Ave SW
Cost: General admissions tickets start at $15

Cowboys Music Festival

Featuring Tate McRae, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Metro Boomin, the Cowboys Music Festival has returned with a ton of well-known artists. Get your tickets now!

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

The Calgary Stampede Parade

Are you an early riser? 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 5th, 2024
Where: Downtown Calgary – see route here
Time: 9 am (prelude starts at 7:30 am)
Cost: Free

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 Calgary Stampede

Here we go. Calgary’s city-wide honky-tonk has returned! 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. Want to save a few dollars? Check out FREE days Friday, July 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 2024.

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

Disney Animation: Immersive Experience

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+

Sam Centre

All things Stampede! Located on the Youth Campus at Stampede Park next to the Rundle Ruins, the Sam Centre is a 30,000-square-foot space that brings the Calgary Stampede to life come rain, sun, or snow.

When: Open now
Where:
 Stampede Park – 650 25 Ave SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $25