5 things to do in Calgary in July

July 13, 2020

Happy one millionth day of quarantine, or something like that! Are we still even calling it quarantine with things slowly opening back up? There’s so much information coming at us all the time it’s getting a little confusing. What we do know is that even through all of this crisis and uncertainty, Calgary has managed to remain as resilient as ever. Our city has come up with some really incredible ways to safely socialize outside the house, and we wanted to be able to share those with you. With companies being as active as ever on social media, we thought we would help cut through some of the noise by creating a list of our favourite things going on in Calgary in July.

Listen to live music from a box suite

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Do you miss live music as much as we do? This concert series is as close as it gets to a Saddledome concert but you can bring your own food and drinks! Hotels Live is a concert series that uses hotel rooms with balconies to act like VIP box suites, allowing you to have a concert going experience while still social distancing. Concert goers watch the live band on the pool deck. It’s a creative way to bring hundreds of people into the same building to enjoy live music together while still following Alberta Health Services regulations.

Where: Ramada Plaza Downtown Calgary

When: July 18 @ 7 p.m.

Watch a concert from the comfort of your vehicle

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Who would have thought that concert announcements would be few and far between. Feels like the last time a Saddledome concert happened was back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Okay yeah, that was a tad dramatic. Anyways, Gord Bamford will be in Calgary on his Drive-in for Mental Health tour. This drive-in concert is a part of a multi-city concert series in Alberta. All proceeds from this concert will be going to Breaking Free Foundation and Canadian Mental Health Association Calgary. Guests can choose from general admission or VIP front section tickets!

Where:  Grey Eagle Resort and Casino

When: July 18th 6 p.m and 9 p.m.

Hunt down a $750.00 shopping spree with your furry friend

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Got a fur friend or fur baby? Love a good mental and physical challenge combo? Then look no further than Charity Quest. This scavenger hunt is designed for you and your doggo (bring a smart friend or two as well). Doodle Dogs, in partnership with Eric Palin of RE/MAX house of real-estate have created a scavenger hunt complete with key riddles and hidden signs. It’ll be a race to the finish to win the big prize of a $750.00 shopping spree at Doodle Dogs! All proceeds will be donated to Parachutes for Pets and Skipping Stone Foundation.

Where: Bridgeland Community Hall Lawn

When: July 25 @ 11 a.m.


Explore a local farm

Photo: Kayben Farms

Need something to do with the whole fam? Or maybe you just need a new instagram pic. Kayben Farms is the perfect place for either of those needs. The farm is located just 10 minutes South of Calgary, close to Okotoks and was created so that they can share their farm with you! They have implemented time slot bookings in order to monitor the amount of people entering at one time. Kayben Farms is full of attractions, bound to keep you or the little ones busy for hours. The farm has a huge list of attractions including: A corn maze, nature playground, climbing wall, pedal kart track, 35 minutes of walking trails, tot’s bouncy castle and slide, Wheat Wonderland, splash zone and so much more.

Where: Kayben Farms - 316034 32 St E, Okotoks, AB T1S 1A2

When: Everyday 9 a.m to 5 p.m.

Step back in time

Photo: Heritage Park

2020 getting too intense? Wanna go back in time? That’s exactly what Heritage Park is set out to do: distance you from 2020. The park is known as Canada's largest living history; major attractions include the Gasoline Alley Museum and the Historical Village. Gasoline Alley Museum that tells the story of the automobile. The Historical Village depicts life as it was from the 1860s through the 1930s. Costumed interpreters help tell the story of the Canadian West, while guests can enjoy a variety of activities including steam train rides, a paddle wheeler boat and an antique midway.

Where: 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, AB T2V 2X3

When: Wednesday through Sunday @ 10am to 5pm

There you have it, 5 things to do in Calgary in July! All listed events can be found on Showpass as well as a larger list of events going on in Calgary and cities all over North America. To find more events head to the Showpass website, search the city of your choosing and select your timeframe.