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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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Calgary's Child on Global Calgary Morning News

For parenting tips and updates from local experts, don't miss the Calgary's Child Magazine Parenting Segment on the Global Calgary Morning News Show every Monday morning! Each segment has a different guest and topic, and our segment airs between 8:15 and 8:45am.

Monday, June 24
Guest: Nicole Herrmann, WASHED + WORN (curated kids consignment)
Topic: Camp can be costly. Add on the extra cost of camp clothing and the necessary outerwear to keep your little camper warm at night, and the expense of sending your kid to camp can really add up! But it doesn't have to. Enter WASHED +WORN, a pre-loved kids consignment store! Tune in for Nicole's top picks of kid's camp- and budget-friendly clothing. Reused never looked so good! 

Monday, July 1
There will be no Global Morning Show. 

Monday, July 8
Guest: Nicki Brown, Calgary's Child Magazine
Topic: Let's face it, summer can be expensive. With a rodeo, plenty of food, bevvies, and lots of activities to partake in, funds can deplete rather quickly. That's why we've put together our top family-friendly festivities that won't cost you a penny. Nothing. Nada. Your family can still have tons of fun and be frugal at the same time. Tune in for Nicki's top picks for July summer fun! 

Monday, July 15
Guest:
Soraya Lakhani, R. Psych., Yellow Kite Psychology
Topic:
Summer is in full swing and although we imagine our kids spending these warm days playing in the great outdoors, the reality is, many kids - especially tweens and teens - will be playing their video games indoors. Looking for ways to tame your child's game? Tune in for Soraya's expert advice. 

Calgary's Child on Soft Rock 97.7 with Christina Rowsell

We're delighted to announce a new partnership with Soft Rock 97.7FM. Every other week, our favorite radio host Christina Rowsell will be featuring select topics brought to you by Calgary's Child Magazine to start conversations on the issues that matter most to Calgary's families. Listen in from 11am to 12pm!

 

 

 

 

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Free Events

Stampede Kick-Off at Westbrook Mall.
> Saturday Jun 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dust off your boots and get ready to kick-off the Calgary Stampede at Westbrook Mall! Experience an afternoon of fun in the spirit of the wild wild west with face painting, a vinyl craft hosted by Children's Wish Foundation, photo booth with a free 4 x 6 print and more! Plus, be entered to win 2 tickets to the Calgary Stampede evening show (valued at $220) by taking a photo in the Westbrook saloon from June 24 to July 4. Post it on social media and tag @westbrookmall using #WBMWINS for your chance to win. This all-ages event is free to attend.
Location:Westbrook Mall, Centre Court: 1200, 37 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:westbrookmall.com/events/westbrook-wild-west
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
The Mac + Cheese Festival.
Every Sunday, Monday, Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 1, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 29, 12 to 11pm, June 30, 12 to 8pm, and July 1, 12 to 7pm. Come celebrate with celebrity chefs, savvy cooks, and talented entrepreneurs as they come together for one weekend to raise funds for charity by creating new concoctions of mac + cheese to try. Admission is free!
Location:Olympic Plaza: 228, 8 Avenue SE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
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
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
Have a Stompin' Good Time at a Stampede Pancake Breakfast!.
Everyday from Jul 5, 2019 - Jul 14, 2019 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Your Complete Listing of All Calgary Stampede Pancake Breakfasts for 2019 right at your fingertips! Find all of the pancakes you can eat by visiting the website below.
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:stampedebreakfast.ca
Stampede Breakfast at Marlborough Mall!.
> Saturday Jul 6, 2019 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Come celebrate the greatest outdoor show on earth during Marlborough Mall’s annual Stampede Breakfast! This event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, games, and activities for children, prizes, marching bands, Indigenous dancers, an interactive rodeo display, visiting Stampede celebrities, and live music from a western band. This year, the first 500 families lined up for their pancake breakfast will receive an exclusive coupon book for Marlborough Mall. Recipients of this booklet will also have a chance to win a $100 Marlborough Mall gift card by filling out and dropping off the ballot found inside the coupon book at customer service. The Calgary Food Bank will also be accepting non-perishables on-site.
Location:Marlborough Mall: 3800 Memorial Drive NE
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:marlboroughmall.com/posts/stampede-breakfast-at-marlborough-mall
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
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
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
Pet-A-Palooza.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Jul 27, 2019 - Jul 28, 2019 at 10:00 am - 12:00 am
July 27, 10am to 4pm & July 28, 11am to 4pm. With events including running of the bulls (French and English Bulldog Races), Wiener Dog races, a puppy stampede, and dock diving in the middle of the city, this is one event you don’t want to miss! Pet-friendly, of course!
Location:Eau Claire Market: 200 Barclay Parade SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Youth Activities
Link:petapaloozawest.com
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
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
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
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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