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Westerner Days Fair & Exposition in Red Deer

July 19 to 23. Enjoy top quality, truly authentic, action-packed, all-Canadian entertainment at Central Alberta’s largest summer celebration! Free concerts on the main stage with nightly fireworks included with gate admission! For more information and schedule, visit

Global Calgary Morning News Segments

For parenting tips and updates from the experts, don't miss our Calgary's Child Magazine segment on the Global Morning News show on Mondays and Saturdays. Each segment has a different guest and topic, and air at approximately 8:25am on Mondays!

Monday, June 26
Guest: Ellen Percival, Editor-in-Chief, Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: We at Calgary’s Child literally have a Hundred Ideas for Summer Fun In and Around Calgary. Tune in for a few of Ellen’s top picks!

Monday, July 3
Guest: Heather Cowie, The City of Calgary
Topic: The kids are out of school, and summertime is finally here! But what to do with the kids? The City of Calgary has tons of ideas to keep you and your family active: Get Moving YYC; Summer Youth Passport; Splash & Swim; Mobile Adventure Playground; and more! Tune in for all the details.  

Monday, July 10
Guest: Richard Haber, M.D., FRCPC
Topic: Taking care of baby in the heat of summer can be tricky. You are always trying to weigh out the risks and benefits of taking activities outside and when you do go outside, you wonder if you are taking all the necessary precautions to keep your baby protected. Tune in for Dr. Haber's expert medical advice on how to keep your baby safe from the sun's harmful rays. 

Monday, July 17
Guest: Shannon Cleary, Writer and Contributor to Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: It's date night and you've found a sitter. According to your plans, the sitter know what to serve your kids for supper and when to put them to bed. But there's another important conversation to have with your sitter before you leave for date night. In this age of over-sharing, it's important to talk to your sitter about your expectations regarding digital safety. Shannon will provide expert advice on what areas to address.  

Monday, July 24
Guest: Jody Robbins, Travel Writer, Author of the Newly-Released Book, 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit, and Contributor to Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: In celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, why not travel within our great nation and check out places you’ve never been to before in Western Canada! Jody will provide her top 3 must-visit spots in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and BC for your next family vacation. 

Monday, July 31
Guest: Tanja Haley, R.Psych., Gottman Certified Couples Therapist, Contributor to Calgary’s Child Magazine
Topic: The transition to parenthood can be a joyous experience, but also a very stressful one. In order to become a ‘master’ couple of that journey, there are a few things that you and your partner can do to pave the way to a smoother transition to parenthood.

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Friday, May 19th, 2017

Festivals & Fairs

Iron Horses and Lego Trains!.
Everyday from Jul 7, 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
July 7 & 8 - Join special guests from Iron Horse Park (Airdrie) and climb aboard a 1/8th scale train to ride the mini rails along the historic pool deck at the Cave and Basin. Check out dozens of lego miniature model train sets.
Location:Cave and Basin National Historic Site: 311 Cave Avenue, Banff, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Calaway Comic Fest for Kids.
Everyday from Jul 14, 2017 - Jul 16, 2017 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Calling all Superheroes! Dress up in your best family-friendly costume and visit the Artist Market featuring unique items from local artists! Or stop by the Photo Op Zone to be transported to a world far, far away. Forgot your mask? Stop by the Superhero Face Painting Centre. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33 Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Fiestaval Latin Festival.
Everyday from Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 23, 2017 at 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
July 21 to 23. Fiestaval Latin Festival. This is a free, family-oriented multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting Latin American Culture! For all of the details, visit the website.
Location:Olympic Plaza
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Taste of Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 10, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 at 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
August 10 to 13. Taste of Calgary. Discover Calgary's global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus, get a taste of Calgary's great musicians! Free admission. For more information, visit the website.
Location:Eau Claire's Festival Plaza - Barclay Parade and 3 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Everyday from Aug 15, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
GlobalFest is an explosively multicultural festival that will take place from August 15 to 26. GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival. The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the night sky every August with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound.Sunbelt Rentals OneWorld Festival will play host to various activities including live performances, cultural pavilions, ethnic food booths, and a night market.    
Location:Elliston Park: 2421, 68 Street SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Everyday from Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
August 17 to 19. Experience why this family-friendly event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival! Chill out with a brew in the Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavors of island spices, and much more! For more information, scheduling, and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Shaw Millennium Park
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Expo Latino Festival .
Everyday from Aug 18, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The biggest Latin festival in Western Canada! There will be world-class performances, sizzling dancing, exotic food, and an art market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Prince's Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities

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