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The All New Royal Canadian Family Circus Spectac!® 2019 Tour

The all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 Tour, coming to CrossIron Mills for 12 spectacular Show under the magnificent Big Top from June 14 to June 23, 2019, will mesmerize, astound, thrill, and captivate audiences beyond the extraordinary. Jam-packed with explosive live entertainment, the show brings tradition and thrilling acts featuring the Flying Cortes trapeze family, acrobatics, death defying Wheel of Destiny, hilarious Clowning and towering feats of Balancing strength, fearless Motorcycle Globe, Chinese acrobats, Contortionists, extreme Teeterboards athleticism and beautiful Aerialists in the air.

This is an animal-free Spectac! show - human performers only. Purchase 2-for-1 tickets at royalcanadiancircus.ca (Promo Code: calgaryschild). For more information, visit the website.

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Purchase Your Tickets Now for the all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 Tour.
Everyday from Apr 24, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Purchase your tickets now for the all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® 2019 Tour, taking place June 14 to 23. The all new Royal Canadian family Circus Spectac!® is coming CrossIron Mills, under the Big Top, for 12 spectacular shows. This internationally-renowned circus will bring thrilling acts featuring Chinese Acrobats Flying Trapeze, Wheel of Destiny, Comedy, Motorcycle Globe, Hula Hoops, MotoSwing and Aerialists. (This is an animal-free show.) For more information and to purchase 2 for 1 tickets, visit the website below (promo code: calgaryschild).
Location:CrossIron Mills - Under the Big Top
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:royalcanadiancircus.ca
Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm Baby Animal Festival.
Every Sunday, Saturday, May 25, 2019 - Jun 30, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays, from May 18 to June 30. Spring is the perfect time to meet the Farm's new baby animals and explore all the great attractions at the Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm. During this event, you can interact with all of the baby barnyard animals, including miniature horses, donkeys, lambs, goats, rabbits, piglets, ducklings, chicks, calves, and kittens, plus get to meet the Spring babies (now all grown up) from previous years, too! Admission also includes access to over 35 great Fun Farm Attractions. Note: The corn mazes are not open for this event, as they are newly planted and actively growing.
Location:Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:www.calgarycornmaze.com
Popping Up in the West Location on June 22.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open the second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions visit the website below.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/pop-up-market-at-greenwich-june-22
Inidgenous Day Live Calgary.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2019 at 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
On June 22, for the first time, APTN will host Indigenous Day Live from Fort Calgary (Moh'kins'tsis) as part of Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary that runs from June 17 to 22. Indigenous Day Live is the largest national celebration in recognition of National Indigenous Peoples Day and the summer solstice in Canada. There are free daytime celebrations and activities followed by an evening concert. Musical performers to be announced in May.For more information, visit the website below.
Location:Fort Clagary (Moh'kins'tsis ): 750, 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:indigenousdaylive.ca
Remington Race for Pace.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2019 at 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
It’s time to embrace your inner hero and run or walk for children with special needs at Remington Race for Pace! Join in the fun and help Pacekids change lives by participating in a 1K Superhero Parade, 5K walk/run, or 10K run. To register for the race, visit the website.
Location:Remington Development Corp.: 200 Quarry Park Boulevard SE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:raceforpace.ca
Grandparents Weekend at Calaway Park.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 - Jun 23, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place June 22 & 23, 10am to 7pm. Grandparents Weekend at Calaway Park. Come celebrate the grandparents in your family’s life! This weekend is for the kids and the kids at heart. Grandma and/or grandpa receive 50 percent off regular admission when accompanied by a grandchild.
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calawaypark.com
Solstice in the Wetlands at Ralph Klein Park.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2019 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
This family-friendly event will introduce you to the critters of the Shepard Wetland and outline the importance of natural stewardship! Enjoy face painting, pond dipping on the ConocoPhillips Canada dock, guided walks, nature crafts, and more.
Location:Ralph Klein Park: 12350, 84 Street SE
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Mad Science® Science of Toys Preschool Workshop.
> Saturday Jun 29, 2019 at 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
Mad Science® Science of Toys Preschool Workshop. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library, presented by Mad Science®. Through toy-themed activity centres, children will learn about motors, energy, and the centre of gravity. Each child will take home their own Spring-Thing, too! Spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 3 to 5. To register, visit The Calgary Public Library website below.
Location:Fish Creek Library: 11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Calgary Public Library Ultimate Summer Challenge 2019.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join the Calgary Public Library for hundreds of programs, plus a chance at awesome prizes! Kids and families can read (or be read to) to complete their Challenge Map for prizes and attend Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) programs. For teens, there’s the Ultimate Summer Challenge Teen Takeover, with new online challenges every week! To register, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarylibrary.ca/summer
Kayben Farms Summer Roundup.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place July 1 to 7. Celebrate our western heritage in a fun and family-friendly setting at Kayben Farms! There will be pony rides, horsemanship demonstrations, 4H demonstrations, music, food, tractor rides, and more! Use your season’s pass to get into this event. Tickets are available to purchase at a discounted rate online or purchase full price at the gate.
Location:Kayben Farms: 326064, 32 Street E, Okotoks, Alberta
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:kayben.com
The City of Calgary Recreation Fun Summer Activities.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
If you’re looking for something to do with family or friends or looking for a fun new activity for your child, check out the events and activities happening in a community near you! From Mobile Adventure Playgrounds to Music and Theatre in the Park, from Community Mobile Skateparks to Park n’ Play and Stay n’ Play, there are hundreds of activities to choose from! To find schedules and locations, visit the website.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/free
Old Time Stampede at Granary Road.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Takes place July 5, 6 & 7 and July 12, 13 & 14. It will be a hoot 'n holler good time at Granary Road! Join for games, activities, and fun for the whole family.
Location:Granary Road Market
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:granaryroad.com/events
Mexifest.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 7, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place July 5 to 7. Mexifest is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Mexican culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Mexican community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Mexifest aims at attracting attendees from all walks, with a focus on promoting cross-cultural experiences and introducing the city to the finer aspects of contemporary and traditional Mexican culture. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
Location:Eau Claire Plaza: 200 Barclay Parade SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link: mexifest.ca
Family Golf Nights.
> Saturday Jul 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 6, 5pm at the Richmond Green Golf Course. Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:Richmond Green Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Mad Science® Bubbling Potions Preschool Workshop.
> Saturday Jul 6, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Have a gas with Mad Science® as they explore the three states of matter and what makes Dry Ice so cool. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library, presented by Mad Science®. Spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 3 to 5. To register, visit the website below.
Location:Southwood Library: 924 Southland Drive SW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Calgary Turkish Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 at 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Celebrate, learn, and savor Turkish hospitality, culture, heritage, and cuisine. There will be kids’ activities, too! Takes place at Eau Claire Market.
Location:Eau Claire Market: 200 Barclay Parade SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Calaway Comic Fest for Kids at Calaway Park.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Takes place July 12 to 14. Calling all superheroes! Dress up in your best family-friendly costume and be transported to the Calaway Comic Fest for Kids zone. With character meet and greets plus special activities, a whole new experience is waiting for your superhero or heroine, princess or prince, and your trusty sidekick, too. Visit the Artist Market featuring unique items from local artists. If you forget your mask, stop by the Superhero Face Painting Centre ($5 per face).
Location:Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary, T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:calawaypark.com
Old Time Stampede at Granary Road.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 12, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 at 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Takes place July 5, 6 & 7 and July 12, 13 & 14. It will be a hoot 'n holler good time at Granary Road! Join for games, activities, and fun for the whole family.
Location:Granary Road Market
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:granaryroad.com/events
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Jul 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 13, 5pm at Lakeview Golf Course. Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:Lakeview Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Mad Science® Jr. Outer Space Explorers Preschool Workshop.
> Saturday Jul 13, 2019 at 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Have a gas with Mad Science® as they explore the three states of matter and what makes Dry Ice so cool. Brought to you by The Calgary Public Library, presented by Mad Science®. Spaces are limited. Suitable for ages 3 to 5. To register, visit the website below.
Location:Quarry Park Library: 924 Southland Drive SW
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Fiestaval Latin Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 19, 2019 - Jul 21, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
July 19 & 20, 11am to 11pm and July 21, 11am to 10pm. Enjoy performers, authentic Latin food vendors, Latin entertainment, international Latin bands, an international dance showcase, an amazing kids’ area, and more!
Location:Olympic Plaza: 228, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:fiestaval.ca
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
July 20, 5pm at McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3. Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Creekfest - Your Local Parks Day Event.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Friends of Fish Creek invite you and your family to the 9th annual Creekfest! This festival is part of the Watershed Stewardship Campaign, designed to inform community members about the importance of environmental conservation and this province's beautiful protected parks. This year, the Friends are pleased to welcome a new line-up of local performers to the Creekfest stage! Kids and families will learn about environmental stewardship, conservation and biodiversity through educational games and activities hosted by local non-profit groups and community-focused businesses.
Location:Bow Valley Ranch, Fish Creek Provincial Park (south end of Bow Bottom Trail SE)
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:friendsoffishcreek.org/event/creekfest
Popping Up in the West Location on July 20.
> Saturday Jul 20, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open their second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/pop-up-market-at-greenwich-july-20
Inglewood Sunfest .
> Saturday Aug 3, 2019 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
A stylish summer festival in the heart of Inglewood. There is an activity for all ages; this could mean a jump in the bouncer for kids, discovering a great new band, being wowed and amazed by cool street performers, choosing a perfect summer patio, or searching for a trendy fashion!
Location:Inglewood: 9 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun, Youth Activities
Link:inglewoodsunfest.ca
Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Aug 9, 2019 - Aug 11, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place August 9 to 11. As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, it draws 1,850+ competitors, 4,000+ spectators, and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences! Plus, check out the family fun zone, food truck, and beer gardens, too.
Location:North Glenmore Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgarydragonboatsociety.com
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Aug 10, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 10, 5pm at Lakeview Golf Course. Casual golf. Serious fun! Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings from 5 to 7pm with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:Lakeview Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Popping Up in the West Location on August 17.
> Saturday Aug 17, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open their second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/pop-up-market-at-greenwich-august-17
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Aug 17, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
August 17, 5pm at McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3. Casual golf. Serious fun! Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings from 5 to 7pm with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:McCall Lake Golf Course Par 3
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Chinatown Street Festival.
> Saturday Aug 17, 2019 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Join for the 18th Annual Chinatown Street Festival and multi-cultural performance stage with family fun zones, food, cultural experiences, crafts, gifts, and an adult activity zone!
Location:Chinatown on 3rd Avenue/Centre Street SE - downtown at the foot of the Centre Street Bridge
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:visitcalgarychinatown.com
Sweet Summer Corn Fest at Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm.
> Saturday Aug 17, 2019 at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
C’mon out to the farm for one free cooked cob of delicious Taber corn for each visitor (while supplies last), enjoy a magic show, face painting, corn decorating, candy cannon explosion and, of course, all of the regular activities (giant mazes, slides, train rides, zip lines, petting farm, tractor pull rides, mini golf) and more! Admission is free for kids 2 and under.
Location:Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm: 284022 Township Road 224, Rockyview, AB, T1X 0J6
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:calgarycornmaze.com
Family Golf Night.
> Saturday Aug 24, 2019 at 5:24 pm - 9:00 pm
August 24, 5pm at Richmond Green Golf Course. Casual golf. Serious fun! Golf for juniors (ages 6 to 17) with a paying adult (one adult per foursome required) on select dates at City courses. Green fees include nine holes, giveaways, game and etiquette tips. Golf pro in attendance on selected evenings from 5 to 7pm with free golf tips. Four-day advanced tee times recommended.
Location:Richmond Green Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:calgary.ca/golf
Country Kickback at Heritage Park.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Aug 24, 2019 - Aug 25, 2019 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Takes place August 24 & 25. Get back to your rural roots during this celebration of Western Canada’s agricultural past. Cheer on your favorites at the slow tractor race, watch a sheep-shearing demonstration, learn how to make rope, churn butter, and hand crank old-fashioned ice cream!
Location:Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:heritagepark.ca
Popping Up in the West Location on September 14.
> Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Calgary Farmers' Market just can't wait to open their second location in northwest Calgary, so they're popping up in Greenwich May to September. They'll be kicking off the excitement of having farm-fresh ingredients available to Calgary's west end with a fun event the whole family will enjoy. Pick up amazing ingredients, enjoy live music, see yourself in a fun new light with Garry Peck's caricatures, and visit the balloon artist, too! For more details and directions, visit the website.
Location:Calgary Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at Greenwich
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:calgaryfarmersmarket.ca/events/details/pop-up-market-at-greenwich-september-14
Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy.
> Saturday Sep 14, 2019 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Calgary Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a community event and fundraiser in support of persons affected by neuromuscular disorders. Admission is completely free. Walk event activities include 1K walk around Bowness Park, free BBQ cooked by the Calgary Fire Department, outdoor games, disability resources, impact presentations, music, kid’s activities, face painting, 50/50, and a very popular silent auction featuring prizes from local businesses. Funding from this special event is used to provide essential medical and mobility devices to individuals with MD, and to further groundbreaking research in pursuit of a cure.
Location:Bowness Park: 8900, 48 Avenue NW, Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:muscle.akaraisin.com/ui/walk2019/g/19822

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