What’s Up This Weekend: July 5th-7th

Too many amazing things happening this weekend, YYC, so we've decided to list them all! 

Too many amazing things happening this weekend, YYC, so we’ve decided to list them all! 

Badlands Music Festival

Now until July 14th from 6pm-2am
Knoxvilles Tent, 840 9 Avenue SW
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Ten day, ten artists, a whole lot of talent. This weekend, head down to the Knoxvilles’ tent for the First Friday celebrations, Kaskade’s wild show on Saturday or RL Grime’s funky beats on Sunday.

Mexifest

July 5th-7th from 11am-11pm daily
Eau Claire Market Plaza, 200 Barclay Parade SW #202
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Tacos, margaritas and Mexican entertainment all weekend long. This three-day festival will entertain and educate you on Mexican culture and traditions as you watch and cheer on real wrestlers from the heart of Mexico and shop their artisan market.

Calgary Shadow Box

July 5th from 3-4:30pm
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way SE
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Time to get crafty, YYC. With the beautiful Calgary skyline as your guide, spend the afternoon DIYing in this interactive workshop. PLUS, enjoy free entry to the Stampede grounds post-event.

CSSC Slo-Pitch Tournament in Okotoks

July 5th-7th: Friday at 6:15pm, Saturday from 8am-9pm & Sunday from 8am-6pm
Okotoks On Deck Diamonds, 370 Avenue E
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Beer gardens, a home run derby, Fastest Pitch contest, full restaurant, on-site camping and so much more at this year’s slo-pitch tournament – how can you go wrong with this combo?! Come as a team or fly solo – they’ll match you up with someone just as great.

Made in France Cooking Class

July 5th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Take a break from your weekly cooking schedule and learn how to cook like the French do. Enjoy an evening learning French culinary traditions, authentic recipes and, of course, indulging in your very own creations with wine pairings.

First Nations Parade

July 6th-13th from 11:30am-12pm EXCEPT July 7th
Fluor Rope Square, starting at 9th Avenue at 1st Street SW
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Members of the five tribes of Treaty 7 from Southern Alberta, dressed in traditional regalia, proudly share their heritage and culture through dance, music and commentaries this Stampede. The parade starts on 9th Avenue at 1st Street SW, moving through Fluor Rope Square, and ending on 4th Avenue SW at the Westin Hotel, giving you plenty of time to catch the performance.

Table for Two Cooking Class

July 6th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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No more regular mac n’ cheese or Ichiban dinners – it’s time to learn how to cook from the pros! Prep, chop, cut and cook together at this interactive workshop for two. Bring your date, your gal, your pal or anyone who loves to eat – we know we do.

Movie Night in the Square

July 6th from 6-9pm
Fluor Rope Square, downtown Calgary
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Kick off Stampede with a movie in the great outdoors. Live music and food trucks start up at 6pm with Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron rolling at 7pm sharp. Bring your blankets and head on down!

Summer Latin Party

July 5th at 9pm
The Rec Room, 901 64 Avenue NE
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Get your dance on with Calgary’s finest at The Rec Room this weekend! Hear from DJ Henry and other Latin artists all night long as you learn how to dance like the pros.

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