Inglewood Night Market (Friday, July 11)

The once-a-month street party celebrates Stampede with live country music running from 6-11:30 p.m. and Stampede square-dancing in the street for all ages from 8-10 p.m. This is the icing on the cake that is the regular two blocks of arts and crafts, local farm produce, trunk sales, street food, and artists at work. More info at For a non family friendly night cap, it’s Just Jazz Fridays at Lolita’s, as detailed in our Things To Do blog for the older crowd.

Skyhoundz World Disc Dog Competition & Qualifier at Rosebud Run in Didsbury, Alta. (Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13)

This video is from Poland, but it is illustrative of what you can witness this weekend out in Didsbury. Dogs catch frisbees in a variety of entertaining and innovative ways in an official qualifier for the Skyhoundz world competition. You can’t bring your dog unless it’s competing, though (and to compete you need to pre-register and all that). For more info, contact Marion at

Reels & Reins at the Bow Habitat Station (Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13)

It’s family fishing weekend and for $5 per person (except for those under the age of four, who while still persons, don’t need to pay admission) you can try your hand at fishing. Saturday, the first 100 youth with paid admission get a fishing rod. Sunday, there’s a free pancake breakfast and free fishing rod rentals. The Bow Habitat Station website has the details.

“He’s From Bowness” by the Bownesians

Bownesians’ Picnic at Baker Park (Sunday, July 13)

Local surf rockers the Bownesians extend their warmest invite to their annual picnic. You have to bring your own picnic, but the band and their friends—including Heebster, The Ramblin’ Ambassadors, Miss Scarlet and the Mamen and Danielle French—provide the musical entertainment. The picnic runs from 12-6 p.m. in Baker Park.

Art on the Block Party at 802 2nd Ave. N.W. (Sunday, July 13)

From 1-6 p.m., you can experience live mural painting, music, entertainment and kids activities to raise money for ReFreshed and Eden Project: Cuba One. More details are on —Jon Roe

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