1. Dawson City Music Festival, Yukon TerritoryRevel in great music, friendly people, and authentic grassroots spirit in the heart of Yukon’s Klondike at the Dawson City Music Festival from 21 – 23 July 2017. Legendary among performers and music lovers across the world, the festival is famous for its annual line-up of Canada’s finest musical talent, presented against a backdrop of spectacular northern wilderness. Historic Dawson City offers the perfect backdrop to this diverse music festival, offering evening performances and afternoon workshops in intimate venues.
2. Calgary Stampede, AlbertaHides are raw, hearts untamed, and the world’s toughest rodeo stock walk on two legs at what’s known as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth – The Calgary Stampede, taking place from 7 – 16 July, 2017. Australians flock to this event in huge numbers each year, eager to rub shoulders with some of the toughest cowboys and cowgirls in the world. A prize pool of over two million dollars makes Calgary Stampede the world’s richest tournament-style rodeo. Contestants compete in bareback, bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc, steer wrestling, and down roping.
3. Canada Pride, Montreal, QuebecMontreal is set to host the inaugural Canada Pride for 10 days in 2017, featuring sporting events, a conference on LGBTI+ rights and a phenomenal parade. From 11 – 20 August, Canada Pride will celebrate the country’s LGBTI movement as Montreal marks the 375th anniversary of the city’s founding and the 150th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The program will include two days of sports activities and a major national conference on LGBT rights. The event will then be hosted by a different Canadian city every four years ensuring global visibility for its LGBTI community.
4. George Street Festival, St John’s, Newfoundland and LabradorFrom 27 July to 2 August 2017, more than 120,000 people will stroll through George Street in Downtown St John’s for the annual festival. George Street is famous for comprising two blocks of bars, pubs, restaurants – and nothing else. It's the centre of the entertainment district and has been a magnet for musicians and their fans for decades. During the festival, George Street is gated with a small admission fee charged, to allow revellers to wander freely from restaurant to bar, and enjoy the non-stop concerts at Prince Edward Plaza. Find out more at GeorgeStreetLive.ca
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