While the majority of Calgarians are going to be at the Stampede this weekend, if you don't plan on going, there's still plenty of other things to check out around the city. July 6th and 7th are the dates for Calgary's annual Mexifest, and it's looking like it's going to be an event to remember.
The goal of Calgary's Mexifest is to give the city a "Taste of Mexico" by sharing Mexican gastronomy, arts, music, culture, and more. You can expect to see some amazing live entertainment, along with some delicious traditional Mexican food and drinks.
Patrons can watch performances on two separate stages; one for dancers, and one for live bands. There will also be a wrestling ring with real Mexican luchadores fighting for the audience's entertainment.
Of course, one thing Mexicans are known for is their mouthwatering food, and this festival will be no exception. Treat yourself to some tacos, a drink or two of tequila, and finish off the day with a sweet, sugary churro - you won't regret it!
This year's festival will be happening on Friday, July 6th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Saturday, July 7th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. as well. The festival will be held in the Eau Claire Market Plaza.
Admission to Mexifest is just $10 in advance, or $20 if you wait to get your ticket at the door. Children under 10 and adults over 70 can attend for free, but everyone else requires a ticket, which can be purchased here.