July in Calgary

July in Calgary
July in Calgary
Things to do

July in Calgary

20+ things to do this July

Soak up the sun and explore all the great things to see and do this July in Calgary. From the Calgary Stampede to the Calgary Folk Music Festival, get ready to check out the hottest events of the summer.

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S.S. Moyie at the Heritage Park

S.S. Moyie at the Heritage Park 

Visit Heritage Park 

Plan a getaway to Heritage Park this summer and witness the past come to life. Be sure to take a ride on the authentic steam train, appreciate the historic midway, take a bite of fresh baked treats, make old-fashioned ice cream, ride the horse-drawn wagon ride, and set sail on Calgary’s only paddlewheeler, the S.S. Moyie. 

Where: Heritage Park 

When: Open Daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Looking for a fun family activity? Make magic memories at the Heritage Park. 


Join fellow cyclists at Cyclepalooza, a festival that lets you ride all around Calgary and do fun activities like learning about bike history, camping in Chestermere, and attending a bike prom.

Where: Various locations

When: July 12 – 21

Dancers at Fiestaval

Celebrate Latin American culture at the Fiestaval


Fiestaval is a free multicultural arts and entertainment event that celebrates all things Latin American through dance, food, and concerts for three days!

Where: Olympic Plaza

When: July 19 – 21

Historic Calgary Week

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Historic Calgary Week and explore a variety of historical monuments throughout the city, with over 60 different events. Historic Calgary Week lets you learn more about the city’s history and culture from gardens and parks to family-fun activities. 

Where: Various locations 

When: July 23 – August 3

Backstreet Boys: DNA World Tour

The Backstreet Boys come to the Scotiabank Saddledome this summer with their biggest arena tour in 18 years and special guest Baylee Littrell. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: July 24 

‘Backstreet’s Back’, Alright! Check out the Backstreet Boys Guide to Exploring Calgary

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Celebrate 40 years of Calgary Folk Music Festival this summer. Listen to over 70 local and international artists from eight different concert stages. The lineup features notable artists such as Belle & Sebastian, Half Moon Run, The Strumbellas and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Enjoy a wide variety of musical genres along with food stalls, a beer garden and fun interactive activities. 

Where: Prince’s Island Park 

When: July 25 – 28

Calgary Farmer's Market

Eat delicious local foods at the Calgary Farmers’ Market

Sunday brunch and a Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour

Listen to Calgarians tell stories while sampling local foods and eating a delicious brunch at the Calgary Farmers’ Market.

Where: Calgary Farmers’ Market

When: Sundays from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Puppy at Pet-A-Palooza

Let your pets join the fun at Pet-A-Palooza (Photo Credit: BarkingMadPhotography)


Pet-A-Palooza is a free festival all about pets! Featuring dozens of local treats, foods, exhibitors and entertainment, yoga, adoptable puppies, mud run, Wiener dog races and so much more. 

Where: Eau Claire

When: July 27 – 28

Calgary International Blues Festival

Celebrate the 15th annual Calgary Bluesfest this summer at Shaw Millennium Park. Highlighting an entire seven days stretch of Blues workshops, shows and exceptional entertainment followed by nightly dance parties. Enjoy performances from Canadian artists, YYC Food Trucks, a beer tent. 

Where: Various Venues Shaw Millennium Park

When: July 29 – Aug 4 

Def Leppard in Concert

World renowned rock-n-roll artists Def Leppard will be in concert this summer at the Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: July 31

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Canada Day at Heritage Park Historical Village

Canada Day at Heritage Park Historical Village

Celebrate Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day in Calgary with free family-friendly events full of music, dance, art, and culture. The evening will close with live music at the Tim Horton’s Canada Day Stage and finishing off with a spectacular firework show! 

Where: Various locations

When: July 1

Check out all the great ways to celebrate Canada Day in Calgary.

Ranchman’s PBR Charity Classic

The Ranchman's PBR Charity Classic is an event you wouldn’t want to miss, with professional bull riders and bucking bulls, competing for a $75,000 cash prize, it’s the perfect kick-off to the Stampede. 

Where: Ranchman’s Cookhouse & Dance Hall 

When: July 2 – 4 

Cowtown Rodeo

Get front row seats to the Cowtown Rodeo this summer and watch bull riding, extreme bull fighting, live auctions and participation events with prizes. 

Where: Girletz Ranch 

When: July 5

Riding ponies at Spruce Meadows

Kids can ride ponies at the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’

Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ Tournament

Watch the Spruce Meadows ‘North American’ Tournament with your family and try fun activities like face painting, pony rides, and more! 

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: July 4 – 8



Mexifest highlights the best of Mexican culture with authentic Mexican cuisine, music, and arts. Two stages bring live bands and Mexican luchadores to Eau Claire Plaza in Calgary.

Where: Eau Claire Plaza

When: July 5 – 7

Oxford Stomp

Bryan Adams and Amanda Marshall headline Oxford Stomp at Shaw Millennium Park, a music festival that celebrates the best of Canadian music. 

Where: Shaw Millennium Park 

When: July 12

Calgary Stampede rodeo

Calgary Stampede rodeo

Calgary Stampede

Go to the Calgary Stampede, The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, and watch amazing performances like the Bell Grandstand Show, the rodeo, Bulls After Dark or catch live concerts at the Coca-Cola Stage. Try exciting delicious food and take a ride on the Calgary Stampede Midway.

Where: Calgary Stampede Park

When: July 5 – 14

Tim McGraw in Concert

Chart-topping country music legend Tim McGraw hits the stage at the Scotiabank Saddledome for Stampede's final night! 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: July 14

Ready to party? Don’t miss Tim McGraw’s blockbuster performance in Calgary

Become the world’s greatest superhero at Calaway Park’s Comic Fest

Become the world’s greatest superhero at Calaway Park’s Comic Fest

Calaway Comic Fest for Kids

Dress up as your favorite superhero with Comic Fest for Kids at Calaway Park. Get your face painted, shop from local artists, enjoy character meet and greets, and be transported to another world with your family. 

Where: Calaway Park

When: July 13 – 15

WildHorse Saloon Stampede Tent

The WildHorse Saloon is the place you want to be if you’re looking for a party this Stampede, with daily concerts with notable artists, dance floor, and over twenty bars. Keep the celebration going even off the Stampede grounds. 

Where: WildHorse Saloon Stampede Tent 

When: July 4 – 13

Sugarland in Concert 

This award-winning country music duo Sugarland will be performing as a part of the Virgin Mobile Concert Series for the Calgary Stampede at the Scotiabank Saddledome. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: July 13 

Love Country Music? Plan your day in Calgary when Sugarland’s comes to town  

Calgary Turkish Festival

Explore the rich culture of the Turkish people at the 12th Annual Calgary Turkish Festival and try out Turkish pastries, watch folk dances and participate in family friendly activities. 

Where: Eau Claire Market 

When: July 12 – 14

Roundup Music Fest

Listen to award winning bands and artists like the Headstones, Doug and the Slugs, Blondie and the rock-'n'-roll superstar Billy Idol at The Roundup Music Fest.

Where: Shaw Millennium Park

When: July 10 

Zac Brown Band in Concert

Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum selling artist Zac Brown Band are coming to the Scotiabank Saddledome this July, performing hits as like “Chicken Fried”, “Knee Deep”, “Toes” as part of the Virgin Mobile Concert Series. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome 

When: July 12

Going to the concert? Check out the Zac Brown Band Guide to Exploring Calgary