Of all the months of the year, July is a biggie for Calgary. This is when the city hosts its biggest festival of the year and (hopefully!) gets to enjoy some nice weather. If you’re in Calgary this July, here are some things to keep you busy:Canada DayA little boy engages in old fashioned lawn games at Heritage Park’s Dominion Day celebrations [Heritage Park Historical Village]July 1, 2019 at multiple venues Celebrate Canada’s birthday with a number of events being held around the city. There will be public parties at Fort Calgary, Eau Claire, Prince’s Island and in the East Village as well as free admission and activities at the National Music Centre’s Studio Bell. If you’d rather avoid downtown, head to Heritage Park for its Dominion Day celebration.Shakespeare by the BowJune 27-August 18, 2019 at Prince’s Island ParkThis year, Theatre Calgary’s outdoor Shakespeare festival will present a staging of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Admission is pay-by-donation and performances take place Tuesday to Sunday at 7 pm with an additional Sunday matinee at 2 pm.Spruce Meadows North AmericanJuly 3-7, 2019 at Spruce MeadowsFeaturing some of the best riders in the Americas, you don’t have to be an equestrian expert to enjoy this horse-jumping tournament. In addition to the competition, visitors can enjoy activities like face painting, pony and wagon rides and much more.Calgary StampedeThe rodeo competition is just one part of the Calgary Stampede [Calgary Stampede]July 5-14, 2019 at Stampede Park and other locations To Calgarians, “Stampede” is so much more than one event. Officially speaking, the Stampede consists of rodeo events, entertainment, midway fun and an agricultural exhibition, all taking place on Stampede Park in downtown Calgary. Less officially, the entire city joins in the Western-themed celebration, with entertainment tents, major concerts, food events, free pancake breakfasts, community parties and a 10 day-long festival atmosphere.MexifestJuly 5-7, 2019 at Eau Claire PlazaGet a taste of Mexico right in Calgary at this festival highlighting Mexican culture. The three-day event will include multicultural arts and entertainment, live music, Mexican wrestling and, of course, plenty of food.Inglewood Night MarketJuly 12, 2019 in InglewoodThis market takes place once a month throughout the summer, but July is a particularly fun one since it coincides with Stampede week. Walk through the side streets of Inglewood and shop for artisanal and vintage goods from more than 50 local vendors, get some bites from Calgary’s food trucks and enjoy entertainment from bands and dancers.Calgary Turkish FestivalJuly 12-14, 2019 at Eau Claire PlazaThis free festival is a celebration of Turkish culture and heritage. Shop for Turkish products and handicrafts, indulge in delicious Turkish cuisine and watch performances and demonstrations by Turkish dancers, musicians and artists.CyclepaloozaJuly 12-21, 2019 at multiple venuesEvery year bike riders unite at this annual community cycling festival. Events are all arranged by community members on a do-it-yourself basis, which results in a fun slate of activities for bike enthusiasts of all levels.FiestavalJuly 19-21, 2019 at Olympic PlazaImmerse yourself in Latin culture at this free outdoor festival. In addition to food and craft vendors, you’ll enjoy a full weekend of entertainment, with performers representing a wide range of genres.CreekfestJuly 20, 2019 at Bow Valley Ranch at Fish Creek ParkOne of the best thing about Calgary is the bounty of parkland, which will be celebrated at this free family-friendly event. Learn about the importance of protecting this parkland and enjoy kids activities and entertainment.Calgary Folk Music FestivalThe Calgary Folk Music Festival takes place each year at Prince’s Island Park [Tourism Calgary]July 25-28, 2019 at Prince’s Island Park Calgary’s annual showcase of musical acts representing every possible description of “folk music” is more than just a concert. With artists spread over several stages performing throughout the day, a kids area, a bustling beer garden and plenty of food, the fest is now in its 40th year. 2019’s performers include Sheila E, Belle and Sebastian, The Rheostatics and many others.Pet-A-PaloozaJuly 27-28, 2019 at Eau Claire PlazaGive your pets the attention they deserve at this beloved annual pet festival. Activities include the Running of the Bulls (French and English bulldog races), wiener dog races and a doggy mud run.Packwood GrandJuly 27, 2019 at Century Downs RacetrackPut on your best fascinator and floral dress or dapper suit and hat for this luxurious day of fashion and horseracing. This is the premiere see-and-be-seen event of Calgary’s summer social season.Calgary International BluesfestJuly 29-August 4, 2019 at multiple venuesSing the summertime blues with a great line-up of Canadian and international blues musicians. This year’s lineup includes concerts by the likes of Colin Linden, Amos Garrett, the Cash Box Kings and many others.