What’s Up This Weekend: July 27th – July 29th

From the 2018 Calgary Folk Music Festival to Kensington’s Fantasy Faire, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.

From the 2018 Calgary Folk Music Festival to Kensington’s Fantasy Faire, here’s what’s up this weekend in YYC.

Photo: Calgary Folk Music Festival Facebook, by Sebastian Hanlon

1. 2018 Calgary Folk Music Festival
July 26th – July 29th, Performances at Various Times
Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave SW

Catch the 39th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival in the city’s iconic Prince’s Island Park this weekend. The four-day festival welcomes 70 artists from Alberta and around the globe to perform on six daytime and two evening stages. There will also be a Talk Tent featuring comedians and spoken word artists, an artisan market, global culinary delights, a record tent and a beer garden.


2. Pet-A-Palooza
July 28th and 29th from 10am-4pm
Eau Claire, 200 Barclay Parade SW

We love our pets here in Calgary, so naturally, we love an event that lets us take our BFF’s along for the fun. Pet-A-Palooza happens this Saturday and Sunday and will feature over 100 vendors and events like Running of the Bulls (French and English bulldog races), weiner dog races, a puppy stampede and dock diving in the middle of the city. Did we mention the event is also free? You won’t want to miss it.

Photo: Packwood Grand Facebook

3. Packwood Grand
July 28th from 12pm-6pm
Century Downs Racetrack & Casino, 260 Century Downs Dr

Packwood Grand is set to be a true celebration of old world leisure and sophistication. Slip on your weekend best and head down to Century Downs Racetrack and Casino this Saturday for this must-attend social and lifestyle event. This will be an affair of luxury, horse racing, fashion and food and drink.

Photo: TSN

4. UFC Fight Night @ National on 10th
July 28th at 4pm
National on 10th, 341 10 Ave SW

Join National on 10th this Saturday to watch the UFC fights and show support for local Calgary fighter, Hakeem Dawodu. The fights will be up on their big screen and they’ll be featuring their Burger & Beer special for $17 with a portion of the proceeds going to Champion’s Creed MMA. Fights start at 4pm.

5. Kensington’s Fantasy Faire
July 29th from 11am-5pm
Kensington Rd and 10th St NW

Attention all magical wizards and fairies : Kensington is bringing you Fantasy Faire this Sunday. This one-day event is a rebrand from their previous Spend a Day in Kensington’s Diagon Alley. Expect the same entertaining events like a live music stage, tournament field, Quidditch games, life-sized chess board, costume contest and more. This is sure to be a hit for fans of all ages.

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