It goes without saying that Alberta has some of Canada’s most beautiful scenery (The Rocky Mountains, Lake Louise, Banff National Park… just to name a few) but that’s not all! In addition to the Instagrammable sights, Alberta is also home to some amazing music events and live entertainment.
Thinking of heading West this summer? Here’s a look at four major events happening in Calgary that you need to add to your list:
Working to preserve and celebrate western heritage, culture, and community spirit, the Calgary Stampede is a ten-day long celebration happening throughout the month of July that features food, music, midway rides, rodeos, and so much more.
Saddle Bronc 101: Rhythm between a cowboy and his horse is key in Saddle Bronc. The rider moves his feet from the horse’s neck toward the back of the saddle, in time with the bronc’s action. The cowboy holds on to a braided rein that is connected to the horse’s halter, using it to balance himself. He cannot change hands on the rein. If his hand placement is too low on the rein, he will be pulled over the front, too high and he may be bucked off the back before his eight seconds are up.
This year, see some amazing musical performances by artists like Johnny Reid, Brooks & Dunn, Alabama, USS, Theory of a Deadman, Sabrina Carpenter, Nelly Furtado, Marianas Trench, The Strumbellas, Alessia Cara + so many more!
Oh, and we can’t forget about the food. The Stampede will be serving up some interesting and delicious snacks like Chili Lime Popcorn Shrimp Perogies, Cereal Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches, Double Bacon Mac N’ Cheese Dog, Deep Fried Jell-O, and Canadian Bacon Pickle Balls. Seriously, get your forks ready before checking out the full list.
This summer, Virgin Radio and The Source are presenting the iHeartRadio WestFest! Taking over the Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary on July 8th, this music festival is bringing together an amazing lineup of artists for one unforgettable night.
Tickets are available for purchase here!
Roundup MusicFest is Stampede’s hottest corporate party. This year, it is being held at the Shaw Millennium Park in Calgary!
A portion of the proceeds raised will go towards the Calgary Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC) helping military personnel and their families.
Tickets are available here!
One Love Music Festival is Western Canada’s largest Hip Hop music festival. This year, it is happening in early August at the Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds in Calgary.
Since 2015, the festival has welcomed more than 23,000 fans and performers including J. Cole, Nas, Big Sean, Logic, and more.
This year, One Love is featuring a phenomenal lineup including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Migos, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Wale, RZA as Bobby Digital ft Stone Mecca, Lecrae, Blackbear, Seven, Chedda Cheese, + so much more!
Don’t miss out on Alberta’s biggest day of Hip Hop! Tickets can be purchased here.
Chasing Summer Music Festival is the largest EDM event in Western Canada! This two-day festival is completely packed with amazing artists and good vibes.
Make the most of your weekend with Single Day, Weekend, VIP, and Combo Passes! Tickets can be purchased here!