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There’s something about summer in Calgary that is just storybook. Maybe it’s the aromatic breeze of blooming tulips or the long sunny days that stretch into crisp starry nights, cause’ there’s nothing quite as dreamy as the brief summer that Cowtown has to offer. From the Calgary Stampede to trips the vibrant Night Market, the people of Calgary are quick to jump right into the season as soon as the sun comes out. There’s always a flurry of activates for both tourists and locals to enjoy such as countless outdoor festivals, scenic parks, diverse food and more. Visit the Stampede City this summer and watch the whole place come to life!
Experience the Calgary Stampede
Join the millions of people who come to Calgary’s Stampede Park to take part in one of the world’s largest rodeos and other popular activities the festival has to offer. The annual Stampede is a lively festival dedicated to the world’s top rodeo performers, and is the reason for Calgary’s nickname, Stampede City. Watch real-life cowboys and cowgirls compete in bull riding, bareback riding, barrel racing and more Old West themed entertainment. Witness teams of horses fly by at the chuck wagon races and end the day by rocking out to lineup of talented country singers, dancers and musicians! Celebrate summer with a modern, multicultural take on the Old West!
Visit Big Rock Brewery
Strap on your beer goggles and take a tour of Calgary’s world famous Big Rock Brewery. Whether you are a craft beer newbie or an ale connoisseur, a visit to Canada’s leading craft brewery is a great way to spend your time in Calgary. The tour offers a unique experience that shows the quality, passion and harmony required to make an amazing beer. Immerse yourself in the local brewing and distilling industry of Calgary and taste the latest beer on tap!
Listen to a classical concert in Heritage Park
Due to its popularity, Music in the Plaza is back for its fifth summer season, and is bigger than ever! Rain or shine, every Wednesday Calgary’s historic Heritage Park will have an evening of free outstanding classical music performances. Featured acts are selected from Western Canada’s finest up and coming artists, and will guarantee a romantic, musical night. Dine on the patio, pack a picnic, or bring a blanket and snuggle up while enjoying two hours of live music.
Check out the Calgary Night Market
Running every other weekend from June 3rd until the end of summer, Calgary’s Night Market returns to Central Memorial Park and is an exciting and delicious way to spend your summer nights with your friends and family. Sample a diverse array of food, enjoy live entertainment such as musical performances and street shows, and include in a little shopping too. Best of all, admission to the Calgary Night Market is free!