An image of EnChor Choir
Catch a noon-hour concert by Enchor Choir | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

Free This Week

Storytime, pancakes, live music, and more!

Haider Ali

  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

The city is alive as the Calgary Stampede approaches, and the smell of pancakes is in the air. Make sure to check out a range of free arts events around town this week, as well as a chance to hit up the first pancake breakfast of the season with us!

EnChor Choir

July 6, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00 pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

The EnChor Chamber Choir, directed by Liz Paynter, presents Connected as part of the ProArts@Noon Concert Series. Join them as they share music from the Renaissance, the Beatles, and the latest choral music. Bring your whistling talents and singing voices, and get connected again.

Live Music in the Plaza — Matt Masters

July 6, 2022, 6:00pm
Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)
Free to attend

Heritage Park is back with another summer of much-needed free summer concerts. Enjoy some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer every Wednesday evening in Heritage Town Square. This week catch country singer and Calgary music-scene mainstay Matt Masters.

First Flip

July 7, 2022, 7:30 – 10:30am
Stephen Avenue Walk (340 8th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Proudly hosted by City of Calgary’s civic partners, you’re invited to enjoy the first pancake breakfast of the Stampede festivities featuring entertainment by Red Hot Hayseed, Emily Triggs, Justine Vandergrift, Liz Christensen, Green Fools and Chinook Country Line Dancers!

ArtsXpeditions — Rattle & Strum

July 7, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Auburn Bay School (7 Auburn Bay Ave. SE)
Free to attend

ArtsXpeditions brings pop-up music concerts and performances to communities around Calgary all summer long! This event features an interactive band that will have kids of all ages dancing, clapping, singing, and playing.

Summer on 17th — Stampede

Begins July 8, 2022
Tomkins Park ( 17th Ave. SW)
Free to attend

Celebrate Stampede on 17th Ave. SW! On weekdays, catch live performances from artists Brandon Lorenzo, Lulahh n’ the Classic Crew and more! On Saturdays, enjoy live music from Pistol Noon Band, line dancers, a calf-roping machine, and a mechanical bull from Girletz Rodeo.

Western Storytime

July 8, 2022, 10:15 – 11:00am
Calgary Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)
Free to participate, registration required

Get into the Stampede spirit with this action-packed reading-and-roping storytime session. It starts with a trick-roping demo by Comedy Cowgirl Sheila Edgar, followed by a read-aloud of Howdy, I’m Flores LaDue by the author, Ayesha Clough.

Summer Market in Quarry Park

July 9, 2022, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Cardel Theatre Parking Lot (180 Quarry Park Blvd. SE)
Free to explore

Grab your friends and family and see all Quarry Park has to offer. Join them every other Saturday in July and August to support local businesses and find your new favourite artisans, treats, fashions and more.

Picnic & Posters

July 9, 2022, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Sunalta Community Association (1627 10 Ave. SW)
Free to attend

TRUCK Contemporary Art invites the public to join them in distributing a collection of commissioned posters curated by Alexa Bunnell titled From Another Place. Participants receive guidance and materials for postering and share in food and discussion during the afternoon.

ArtsXpeditions — Wagonstage performs Bee Betrayal

July 12, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00pm
Battalion Park School (369 Sienna Park Dr. SW)
Free to attend

ArtsXpeditions brings pop-up music concerts and performances to communities around Calgary all summer long! This event features a new play for kids about pollinators – those tiny but important creatures who are critical to the health of our entire ecosystem.

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