Oh hello, July. We’ve got music & entertainment galore as we ramp up for Stampede in YYC.

Opening Night for Music in the Plaza: The Big City Lights

July 3rd from 6-8pm
Heritage Town Square, 1900 Heritage Dr SW
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Take in the sights and sounds of Heritage Park Square every Wednesday evening throughout the summer. Roots, country, jazz, folk – all genres will be performing at their Music in the Plaza event. This week, they welcome The Big City Lights, a roots band comprised of Canadians from across the country. Did we mention that it’s free?!

The Rural Alberta Advantage Live

July 4th from 6pm-12am
Wildhorse Saloon, 500 6 Ave SW
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Hometowns, heartbreak and a whole lot of passion is just some of what you’ll hear heading down to The Rural Alberta Advantage show this July. Located in the heart of downtown, you’ll be right in the action for all those pre-Stampede parties getting ready for 10-days of madness.

Cocina Mexicana Cooking Class

July 4th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Get your hands on some authentic Mexican recipes so that you can host the next Taco Tuesday at your place. Attend this hands-on cooking class to learn the ins and outs of guacamole, pico de gallo and all your Mexican faves.

Badlands Music Festival

July 4th-14th from 6pm-2am
Knoxvilles Tent, 840 9 Avenue SW
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Ten day, ten artists and a whole lot of talent. Head down to the Knoxvilles tent any night of the week to hear from some of your favourites, like RL Grime, Tim Hicks, DJ Pauly D, Tiesto and more.

Shakespeare by the Bow: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Now until August 18th at 7:30pm Tuesday-Saturday, 2pm & 7:30pm Sundays
Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave SW
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Theatre Calgary presents another summer of exquisite outdoor performances that will tap into your emotions and lead you back to a simpler time. Grab your blanket, a snack, your date, your pup – whatever you need to relax on the grass – and enjoy a night outside at the theatre.

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