Experience Calgary: Stampedes, Festivals, Music Events, and More!

Experience Calgary: Stampedes, Festivals, Music Events, and More!

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:

Calgary Stampede July 7 – July 16

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.

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.

Tickets for the Calgary Stampede are on-sale! Rodeo tickets can be purchased here and Evening Show tickets can be purchased here!

iHeartRadio WestFest July 8

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.

As an all ages event, bring friends and family to enjoy performances by Hedley, Fifth Harmony, Iggy Azalea, Massari, Midland, Noah Cyrus, Ruth B, Scott Helman, Virginia to Vegas + so much more!

Tickets are available for purchase here!

Roundup MusicFest July 11

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.

Enjoy the outdoors while listening to some great artists like Duran Duran, Capital Cities, and Walk Off the Earth!

Tickets are available here!

One Love Music Festival August 4

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.

Kick off your #canada150 Long Weekend with our #OneLove2017 playlist from @applemusic, up now at www.onelovefestival.ca/playlist

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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  August 4 – August 5

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.

On Saturday, experience sets from Tiësto, W&W, Infected Mushroom, Tritonal, Illennium, What So Not, Kill The Noise, Lost Kings, Grandtheft, Loud Luxury, + more!

Keep the party going on Sunday with  Zedd, Jauz, NGHTMRE, The Funk Hunters, Slushii, Rezz, Delta Heavy, Elephante, Bleep Bloop, Smalltown DJs + more!

Make the most of your weekend with Single Day, Weekend, VIP, and Combo Passes! Tickets can be purchased here!