Jun 25

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of June 25

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This week there is a lot to celebrate! Canada takes on 151 years of confederation and the Calgary Tower turns 50, so if you’re in the mood for a party, downtown Calgary is the place to be.

June 26, 2018

Join Flower & Wolf and the Calgary Food Bank as we Put the Boots to Hunger with a Chili Cookoff. Our Culinary Team & Executive Team are battling for the title of Chili Champ. You get to choose the winner with a $5 Donation that will go towards the Calgary Food Bank.

June 29 – August 19, 2018


Known as Shakespeare’s first comedy, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, tells the take of friendship between best pals Proteus and Valentine who fall in and out of bromance over and over again. Join us in idyllic Prince’s Island Park for this silly comedy featuring adventure, outlaws, and even a dog!

*All performances are Pay What You Will

June 30, 2018

Thank you for 50 great years, Calgary!

On June 30th, 2018, The Calgary Tower will be hosting a 60s themed block party featuring food trucks, face painting, FREE ice cream from Foothills Creamery, music from BassBus and countless photo ops, PLUS, admission to the Observation Deck will be 50% off for the day! We hope you can join us!

FREE admission to the block party


July 1, 2018


Come celebrate Canada Day with a free all-day party at Eau Claire Market! There will be:

free ice cream,live entertainment (stage performances all day),artisan market, foodtrucks, children’s crafts, face painting, airbrush tattoos, petting zoo, magicians and much more!

Plus, for the adults, Garage Sports Bar will be hosting a licensed area with live music until 9:00 pm.


Vendors (Hudson’s Bay, Beatnik Bus, D’Alpaca Peru, Annabelle’s, Mangia)
WeLoveYYC – couch, cotton candy, photobooth, and more

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Canadian Artists for the Poor (CAP) is celebrating its 10th year anniversary art walk (Heart for Art 2018) along Stephen Avenue. Bring along your family and friends to join us with a fun filled day of art, music and entertainment. Come, meet, see and support the work of talented artists from the different non for profit organizations and other local artists across the city.

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Downtown Calgary’s Summer Stage will be moved down to Olympic Plaza with musical programming. Entertainment brought to you by Downtown Calgary.

11 a.m. – late: Downtown restaurants will have their patios open and full

6 p.m. – 9 p.m.: Join the Hispanic Arts Society for the debut series of  ‘Salsa on the Streets’,  on the 100W block of Stephen Avenue. Come ready to dance, learn to shake those hips or just sit back on a patio and enjoy the live music of the Klave Latin Band


As a place where the nation’s stories are discovered, shared and celebrated, the Calgary Public Library invites everyone to drop by the Central Library on Canada Day. We have lots of family-friendly activities planned including storytimes, a Canada-themed selfie station, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt and giant chess and jenga games.

Schedule of events:
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.: Storytime
2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Storytime


Celebration Franco-Albertaine (11am – 5pm)

Carnival and interactive games all day
Wheel of fortune at Francophonie Calgary small promo tent
Francophone multicultural music will play in the background all day
Food tent (Poutine, smoked meat)
Maple Taffy Truck (Wild Wild West Event Center)
Arts and Crafts in the big tent

Powwow & Indigenous Showcase (11am – 5pm)

Main Stage Performances (Emcees – Tony Delaney and Lance Scout (all day))
Children’s Area (arts and crafts, Metis entertainment)
Artisan Market
Traditional Powwow Grand Entry (1pm – 5pm)
Tipis and Metis Trapper’s Tent (Cultural teachings by Indigenous peoples)


July, 2018

July 5, 2018

Calgary’s first Pancake Breakfast of the Stampede season right on Stephen Avenue outside the Telus Convention Centre.

July 6 – 7, 2018

Mexifest is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Mexican Culture.

July 20 – 22, 2018

Fiestaval is a free and family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture.

July 29 – 29, 2018

A genre-bending affair that cleverly unites roots, world, and indie icons from around the globe; a destination event and essential community gathering for 53,000 Calgarians and tourists.


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If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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