July Roundup

Posted on : Tuesday, August 03, 2021


As July has now come to a close, we’d like to take a moment and reflect on some of this past month’s brightest moments


On July 7th, the Downtown Farmers Market made it’s long-awaited return! This event is located on 2nd Ave and runs from 9:00am-1:00pm every Wednesday until September 15th; the Downtown Farmers Market is the perfect summer activity. Filled with an exciting variety of vendors, this is your go-to event for fresh fruit, handmade crafts, local treats, and so much more! 


July additionally brought some new faces into the Downtown community as Grey Goat and Custom Kings YYC both opened new locations at 317 A 7 St S and Park Place Mall, respectively. Grey Goat specialize in modern farmhouse decor while Custom Kings YYC primarily offer clothing customization. We also welcomed The Place into the Downtown as they had their grand opening on July 9th. Lethbridge’s newest nightclub & arcade bar is located at 420 6 St S. Welcome!


On July 11th, Street Wheelers Car Club hosted their annual “Show & Shine” event at Galt Gardens where 450+ amazing cars lined up on display! This event closed out the largest car event in Western Canada: Street Machine Weekend.  


On July 17th, the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association held Latin Fest 2021 at the Multicultural Centre. This event featured various Latin American foods, dances, groups, and performances!


July added two more History and Beer Tours to this summer’s event calendar, featuring many of Downtown’s amazing restaurants. This event aims to celebrate Downtown's unique history alongside tasty drinks and treats provided by Downtown restaurants. Thank you to all who participated and were involved! Stay tuned to receive the details on this month’s History & Beer Tour on August 21st.


July included Downtown Pop-up Concerts from the Centric Music Fest! On July 21st, The Eaton Family performed in Festival Square, followed by the Jamani Duo at City Hall on July 28th! On August 4th, a variety of artists will be performing at the Park ‘n’ Ride Transit Terminal at noon.


July also brought two different plays into the Downtown as Hootenanny and Shakespeare in the Park made their summer debuts. Hootenanny presented “The Risky Yet Rewarding Adventure of Pearl and Dot”, a free outdoor play for the whole family! This play was filled with comedy and puppeteering, and was made possible by the talented U of L drama students. The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society presented “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, with five more dates scheduled  throughout August!