Jul 03

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of July 2

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It’s officially Stampede season and downtown Calgary is fully loaded and ready to have some fun. Not a Stampede fan? Have no fear, we’ve still got you covered with some great programs and festivals as well!

FIRST FLIP STAMPEDE BREAKFAST
July, 5, 2018

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

Stephen Avenue Walk – 8th avenue between Centre Street & 1st Street SE

This is a FREE event with great food and live entertainment, so come on down and be our guest!

No RSVP required.

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THE CALGARY STAMPEDE PARADE
July 6, 2018

Getting up with the roosters, pulling on cowboy boots, and dusting off hats retrieved from the back of the closet – for thousands of people, these rituals spell the start of the annual pilgrimage to downtown Calgary to experience the parade that kicks off the annual 10-day Stampede.

The parade has always provided tremendous free entertainment. In its modern iteration, the pre-parade entertainment – including dancers of all kinds and nationalities, the Stampede’s Band of Outriders, martial arts experts, and magicians – warms up the crowd.

The Calgary Stampede is excited to announce a change to the annual Parade which will see the marching bands, floats and horses travelling in the opposite direction from previous years.

Riders will mount up and bands will strike their first chords at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 1st Street S.E. The Parade will then travel along the route to the end point of 6th Avenue and 3rd Street S.E.

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MEXIFEST
July 6 & 7, 2018

Mexifest is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Mexican Culture. It will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary at Eau Claire Plaza on July 6th and 7th. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Mexican community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians.Mexifest aims at attracting attendees from all walks, with a focus on promoting cross-cultural experiences and introducing the city to the finer aspects of contemporary and traditional Mexican culture.

Admission is $5 in advance or $10 at the door

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JANE’S WALK 10-MINUTE PLAYS
July 7, 2018

Three 10-Minute plays about Calgary will take place at 3 different sites along 8th Avenue. 1st location Horse Statue; 2nd in front of Telus Convention; 3rd in front of the Glenbow. 10-Minute Plays is a partnership between Theatre Junction, Alberta Theatre Projects and The Calgary Foundation

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ALSO HAPPENING THIS WEEK

Monday Blues Series
July 2, 2018

Bring your lunch and listen to a different blues artist every week at the Downtown Calgary Summer Stage.

THIS. IS. BUDVILLE.
July 6, 2018

Cowboys Music Festival Presents Charles Esten & Chris Carmack from the hit tv series NASHVILLE.

First Nations Parade
July 7 – 14, 2018

Members of the five tribes of Treaty 7 from Southern Alberta, dressed in traditional regalia, proudly share their heritage and culture.

Fluor Square Dancers
July 7 – 14

Kick up your heels and join the Fluor Square Dancers on Stephen Avenue Walk.

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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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