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Festivals & Fairs

Calgary Zoo - ZOOLIGHTS.
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 22, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Takes place November 19 to January 2 (excluding November 23, 28 & 30 and December 3, 25 & 31). ZOOLIGHTS, presented by Olympia Trust Company, is back for its 25th year! This year's ZOOLIGHTS will feature exciting new themed areas and activities including a 25th anniversary Memory Lane, the Nutcracker in the ENMAX Conservatory, and an all-new “Tunnel of Light,” a tribute to Canada’s wetland, a holiday Zoo Market, and a very special “Dinos at Night” experience like you have never seen before! Of course, the Zoo is bringing back all the classic activities everyone has come to love like the Skating Rink, Fire pits, and Rival Axe Throwing. ZOOLIGHTS comes to life at night with twinkling lights at every turn, including over 200 light figurines, along with interactive and choreographed light displays. The lights are turned on at 5pm nightly and run until 9pm. It takes approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours to experience all that ZOOLIGHTS has to offer - but you are able to stay for as little or as long as you like!
Location:Calgary Zoo: 210 St. George's Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out
Link:calgaryzoo.com/zoolights
Inglewood Night Market.
Everyday from Jun 10, 2022 - Sep 16, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles and artisan eats.
Location:10 Avenue and 10 Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Nooks and Crannies Festival in Okotoks.
Everyday from Jul 28, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A festival where artists create temporary site-specific installations in downtown Okotoks. This art festival sees artists repurpose and animate forgotten places with ‘forgotten’ materials, bringing public art to forgotten corners of downtown Okotoks. Individual artists and teams use recycled products to create installations that raise environmental awareness, animate spaces, and entertain audiences.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://okotoks.ca
BUMP Festival.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
BUMP self-guided mural tours are a perfect way to explore the murals and experience new works of art as they are being created right before your eyes. New tours will be released throughout the month of August. The Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) is a program that funds and installs art on buildings in the Beltline.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yycbump.ca/festival
Alberta on the Plate.
Everyday from Aug 12, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Every August during Alberta Local Food Week, Alberta on the Plate hosts a ten-day, province-wide dine around festival. For those ten days, participating restaurants offer multi-course, fixed-price menus highlighting local producers, growers, distillers and brewers. Show your support of Alberta food by dining in or ordering out at our participating restaurants both during the festival and throughout the rest of the year.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:https://www.albertaontheplate.com
Lucent Festival.
Everyday from Aug 12, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Lucent will be hosted at Camp Adventure in Kananaskis. You can expect a weekend of incredible connection, yoga and movement classes of all kinds and for every ability. As well as holistic workshops, arts and crafts, free play, a creatively curated marketplace, live music, relaxation, meditation, bonfires, nature hikes and dancing.
Location:Camp Adventure in Kananaskis
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Full Bloom Festival.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A two-day celebration of the Beaulieu Gardens, local entertainment, the Beltline and the Downtown Calgary communities. The Full Bloom Festival takes place on the grounds of Lougheed House in the gardens and parks and includes live music, food trucks, a market and more.
Location:Lougheed House
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://lougheedhouse.com
Alberta Open Farm Days at Granary Road.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This year Granary Road is partnering with Frosted Fern to host a brunch and high tea made with fresh and local ingredients. After you eat, come tour the Aquaponics centre to learn about regenerative agriculture and how they make fresh produce possible at Granary Road.
Location:Granary Road – Farmer's Market & Active Learning Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.granaryroad.com/openfarmdays
Alberta Open Farm Days.
Everyday from Aug 13, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
More than one hundred farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.
Location:Various Farms
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://albertaopenfarmdays.ca
Calgary Bliss Community Hall Pop-Up.
> Sunday Aug 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
This free event takes place along 6 Street SE, between Fort Calgary and 8 Avenue SE. It features organizations in Calgary that work to support your wellbeing, like the Distress Centre Calgary, Calgary Reads’ Little Red Reading Van, Alberta Health Services’ Mobile Response Team, and Immigrant Services Calgary.
Location:Along 6 Street SE, between Fort Calgary and 8 Avenue SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Chestermere Music Fest.
> Sunday Aug 14, 2022 at 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Come and enjoy the sounds of summer with a free music festival by the shores of Chestermere Lake.
Location:John Peake Park, Chestermere
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://www.chestermere.ca/1151/Music-Fest
Marda Gras Street Festival.
> Sunday Aug 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Marda Gras is a free family-friendly event in the heart of Marda Loop. The longest running street festival in Calgary. Take part in a pedestrian friendly, car-free day with your friends and family – shopping local and reconnecting with the community.
Location:Marda Loop
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://www.visitmardaloop.com/mardagras/
GlobalFest @ Elliston.
Everyday from Aug 18, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
GlobalFest @ Elliston is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children's programming and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, the 2022 event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from India, Austria, France, and Germany, plus a Canadian-produced finale.
Cost:$11.00
Location:Elliston Park 1827 68 St SE Calgary, AB
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:https://globalfest.ca/
Expo Latino.
Everyday from Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calgary’s hottest festival, Expo Latino creates experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people, music and dance. World-class performers, sizzling dancing, exotic foods, arts, crafts and so much more. Celebrate Latin culture at Prince’s Island Park.
Location:Prince’s Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://expolatino.com
Granary Road’s Family Fun Fair.
Everyday from Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Granary Road's biggest festival of the year is on August 20th and 21st! Family Fun Fair is our take on a good old-fashioned carnival, with tons of games, prizes, and carnival treats! With your tickets, you can play all of our carnival games (such as ring toss), where every game is a winner. Want an even bigger prize? Play Paul's Amusements fun carnival games too. No carnival day is complete without some delicious treats like caramel apples, cotton candy, french fries and more! Shop from our Farmer's Market vendors who will each have their own take on a fair. To add to all the fun: $5 per person Mini Golf admission all weekend! Learn more at www.granaryroad.com/familyfunfair
Cost:$10.00
Location:Venue: Granary Road – Farmer's Market & Active Learning Park Address: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB, Canada, T1S 5S5
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.granaryroad.com/familyfunfair
Annual Priddis and Millarville Fair.
Everyday from Aug 20, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Priddis and Millarville Fair is a full weekend of old fashioned, country-style family fun that draws our extended community together on the third weekend in August. The Fair is suitable for all ages and includes a wide variety of competitions, contests, displays and entertainment.
Location:306097, 192 Street W
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://www.millarvilleracetrack.com/priddis-millarville-fair/
Tango 2 Echo Fest.
> Sunday Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Rods and Rides Show & Shine is back to showcase over 150 classic cars, rare finds, and beautiful builds at Greenview Industrial. From the local arts and vendors market to the beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, mural tour, and car show – Tango 2 Echo has something for everyone in the family.
Location:Greenview Industrial
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://greenviewindustrial.com/tango2echofest
Granary Road’s Annual Family Fun Fair.
Everyday from Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 22, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy a carnival-themed day with games to play, delicious fair-themed food and fun surprises! Meet our the animals at the Farm Friends exhibit, take rides on the rover train, and shop from amazing vendors.
Location:Granary Road – Farmer's Market & Active Learning Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.granaryroad.com/familyfunfair
2022 Calgary Pride Parade and Festival, .
Everyday from Aug 26, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calgary Pride presents the return to in-person programming for the 2022 pride season. The Calgary Pride Parade and Festival is an annual event where thousands gather to celebrate the diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A variety of events will run throughout August, concluding with the Calgary Pride Parade & Festival on September 4 at Prince’s Island Park.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgarypride.ca/pride-2022
Calgary Medieval Faire & Artisan Market.
Everyday from Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Walk with brave knights, rub shoulders with vikings, wander the medieval market. Be amazed and entertained. Get ready for a weekend of epic excitement and treasures from throughout the realm including performers, magic, photo ops, face painting, balloons and more.
Location:Wild West Events Centre
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgarymedievalfaire.com
Barley & Smoke - Grillin' for a Cure.
> Saturday Aug 27, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
What’s better than tantalizing ribs and barbecue sauce or a flavour-bursting fresh hand-held or juicy, skewered meat? Pair it with samplings from a truly vast selection of local craft beers and ciders, then throw in sunshine and fun-packed entertainment, and you have the makings of a perfect summer day. ?This is the one and only ‘Barley & Smoke: Grillin’ for a Cure’ a fundraiser for children with cancer that draws together Calgary’s top chefs and brew masters to create the taste event of the year!
Cost:$95.00
Location:ENMAX PARK Elbow River Pathway & MacDonald Ave SE
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:https://www.barleysmoke.ca/
Okotoks Chillifest.
> Saturday Aug 27, 2022 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Each year in late August, Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the main event - a chilli cook-off. Come down to taste the chilli creations, or register a team and compete! Spice up your weekend with chilli sampling, children's activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market!
Location:Downtown Okotoks
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:themarketsquare.ca
Calgary Highland Games.
> Saturday Sep 3, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Organized by the Calgary United Scottish Games Association, these games have gained the reputation as being one of the most prestigious Highland events in the West. Attracting competitors and spectators from across Western Canada and the USA, you will watch some of the world’s top pipers, drummers, dancers, and heavy event athletes compete and perform.
Location:Calgary Rugby Union
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Chestermere Country Fair.
> Saturday Sep 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Chestermere Country Fair is the oldest ongoing annual event at the Chestermere Recreation Centre, held every year in September.
Location:Chestermere Recreation Centre
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://rvcagsociety.ca/country-fair
Granary Road Garlic Festival.
Everyday from Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Head into the Granary Road Active Learning Park for all kinds of garlicky themed fun and don’t forget to visit our Farmers Market for all things garlic, including eats, treats and garlic features from our market vendors.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.granaryroad.com
Springbank Old Tyme Fall Fair.
> Saturday Sep 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join us for the 50th annual Springbank Park For All Seasons Agriculture Society Old Tyme Fall Fair. The Fall Fair is a great day where Springbank families have the opportunity to gather together and celebrate our agricultural roots and community spirit. Come out for a day of fun, fellowship, and festivities for all ages.
Location:Springbank Park For All Seasons
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://springbankpark.com
Marda Loop MADE SeptemberFest Outdoor/Indoor Festival.
> Saturday Sep 17, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shop Marda Loop MADE's Outdoor/Indoor Festival showcasing 85 Alberta artisans, makers and foodies at the Marda Loop Communities Association Hall.
Location:Marda Loop Communities Association Hall
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Pumpkins After Dark.
Everyday from Sep 22, 2022 - Oct 31, 2022 at 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pumpkins After Dark is Canada’s award-winning outdoor Halloween event. Featuring over 6,000+ hand-carved pumpkins, this one-of-a-kind walk-through experience is the must-see event of the fall season. Explore the magical pathway of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects. With classic Halloween characters, dinosaurs and dragons, movie, and pop culture icons – this family friendly event has something for everyone. Make Pumpkins After Dark your new annual tradition! Event operates Thursday to Sunday weekly.
Cost:$17.95
Location:Winsport, Canada Olympic Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Holiday Fun
Link:https://pumpkinsafterdark.com/calgary/
Beakerhead.
Everyday from Sep 23, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
It’s a time and place where engineers show their creative sides, and artists get technical, where science hits the street, and everyone gets ingenious. Everyone is warmly encouraged to take part. Find yourself immersed in engineered art, international ingenuity competitions, public performances, community challenges, backyard-built contraptions, and creations of your own making.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://beakerhead.com/events
Granary Road Apple Fest.
Everyday from Sep 24, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit Granary Road for Apple Fest with all things apple for sale including fruit, pies, crisps, perogies, applewood cheese, cake, cider and lots more! Vendors will be show casing their apple wares and creating delicious treats.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.granaryroad.com
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 14, 2022 - Oct 16, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 21, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com
Granary Road Pumpkin Fest.
Everyday from Oct 22, 2022 - Oct 23, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
With loads of pumpkins to choose from as well as homemade pies, perogies, mini donuts, soaps, cheesecake. Pumpkin decorated caramel apples, pumpkin milkshakes and much more from the Granary Road Market Vendors.
Location:Granary Road
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.granaryroad.com
Butterfield Acres: It's Pumpkin Time!.
Everyday from Oct 28, 2022 - Oct 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Harvest Pumpkin Festival takes place every weekend throughout October! Tickets must be pre-booked on the website.
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.butterfieldacres.com

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