From Oxford Stomp to a Friday Night Dance Party, here’s what’s up today in YYC.


Image via Oxford Stomp Facebook

1. Oxford Stomp
3pm-10pm
Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW
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Get your fix of country music at this year’s Oxford Stomp. Celebrating their 30th anniversary, live performances will be hosted by Canadian roots rockers, Skydiggers, JUNO award winner, Barney Bentall, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, John Fogerty, and Grammy® Award winner, Melissa Etheridge. Round all your friends for an evening of incredible entertainment.

2. Inglewood Night Market
July 13th from 5pm-11pm
Inglewood, Calgary
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The Inglewood Night Market returns this month on July 13th. Host to over 50 local vendors selling unique goods, live entertainment, food trucks and fun activities, this is the ideal spot to kick off your Friday night date.

3. Cowboy Kiss
7pm-9pm
Vin Gogh Paint & Sip Studio, 7004 Macleod Tr
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Bring your date to Vin Gogh Paint & Sip Studio to help get into the Stampede spirit with this Cowboy Kiss painting. Doors open at 530pm if you want to grab a bite to eat (the flatbreads come highly recommended). Otherwise, please arrive at 630pm to check in, get a glass of wine and your apron. Painting begins at 7pm. This can be painted as a couple or on one canvas as an individual.

4. North on 64th: Two-Steppin’
6pm-1am
The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE
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It’s a cowboy invasion at The Rec Room where their eats & entertainment are going a little bit country! Each Friday of Stampede, they’re dusting off their dancing boots and getting into the swing of the season with dance lessons and country music so you can finally learn how to two-step. If you need a little liquid courage, have no fear – their Cowboy cocktail is here to help.

5. Friday Night Dance Party
10pm-late
Jamesons 17th Ave, 1230 17 Ave SW
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Friday night and the feeling’s right. After work, head on down to Jamesons on 17th to kick off your weekend where they’ll have a new DJ spinning sick beats starting at 10pm so you can let loose and tear up the dance floor. Drink and food features available.