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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
Spruce Meadows North American Tournament.
Everyday from Jul 7, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This tournament hosts the best show jumping athletes and horses from throughout the Americas. Honor our Canadian Military and the close ties between the horse and the military. The pageantry of the Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) 100 Man Guard as they perform the Feu de Joie ceremony on Saturday and Sunday is spectacular. With the Lord Strathcona’s Horse Musical Ride, live entertainment, displays, shopping and more, this week is perfect for a family trip
Location:Spruce Meadows
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
Calgary Stampede.
Everyday from Jul 8, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Yahoo! Don’t miss bringing your family to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth now that it is back in full swing! Visit calgarystampede.com to find out what exciting family-friendly events are going on as well as a list of free pancake breakfasts taking place around the city.
Location:Calgary Stampede Grounds
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.calgarystampede.com
Chuckwagon Breakfasts.
Everyday from Jul 11, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 at 8:15 am - 10:30 am
Get your flapjacks and bacon hot off the griddles from the back of the authentic GMC Rangeland Derby Chuckwagons and Fluor Smokies at Fluor Rope Square. You might even get to meet one of the drivers. The event will also include entertainment and activities, a horse-drawn old-time rig, First Nations parade and square dancing.
Location:Fluor Smokies at Fluor Rope Square
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Inspire Fest.
Everyday from Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022 at 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Inspire Fest is a community driven festival set at an urban farm near the heart of Calgary. Highfield Regenerative Farm is a grassroots organization designed to energize creative and engaged communities through art, permaculture, music, food and performance. Inspire Fest is a showcase of topflight Alberta bands, DJs, dancers and creators in a custom venue, backstopped by amazing lights and sound, with a Burning Man mutant vehicle to boot. Inspire Fest is a celebration of togetherness, and a central gathering intended to strengthen connections and foster collaboration across creative disciplines. Local Alberta builders, doers and makers will bring their big art, performances, and organic food creations to craft a dynamic backdrop to the grassroots homegrown locale of Highfield Regenerative Farm. The immersive art experience begins the second you enter the Highfield Farm. You can watch visual art such as graffiti or live paintings being created in the moment or participate in the process yourself. You can take part in the regenerative farming process by working with the plants soil in the brand-new greenhouse or enjoy the calming tranquility of the Wellness Meadow. Whether from the expressive performances, the farm-style permaculture knowledge, or the giant fire breathing turtle, the entire experience may leave you feeling like you’ve left the city and entered a whole new world.
Cost:$39.00
Location:Highfield Regenerative Farm - 1920 Highfield Cres. SE
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Playtime & Story Time, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:https://www.inspirefest.ca/tickets
Historic Calgary Week.
Everyday from Jul 22, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022 at 9:45 am - 5:00 pm
Chinook Country Historical Society, a chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta, is pleased to present the 32nd annual Historic Calgary Week from July 22 through August 1, 2022. Join us as we learn about and celebrate the history, culture, and community of Calgary and area with this year’s theme – We'll Meet Again: Unseen History Brought to Life. There are virtual and in-person events and with more than 65 different walks, talks, tours, and presentations there is something for everyone. All events are open to the public and almost all are free of charge. Pre-registration is required for most events and attendance at many in-person events is limited. Donations are graciously accepted and appreciated.
Location:Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:https://chinookhistory.ca/historic-calgary-week
Fiestaval/Latin Festival.
Everyday from Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Each July the weekend after the Calgary Stampede, Downtown Calgary becomes a big fiesta. Come and enjoy the 3 hottest days of the summer with over twenty-five authentic food vendors, hundreds of national and international performers, artisan market, kids area, beer gardens and lots of fun.
Location:Olympic Plaza
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:https://fiestaval.ca
Calgary International Blues Festival.
Everyday from Jul 25, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A full week of blues workshops, concerts and special events culminates in 4 days and nights of non-stop music on MainStage, followed by the Twilight Blues dance parties!. Bring your family down to Shaw Millennium Park to enjoy world class music, our colorful arts market, delicious cuisine by local food trucks, cool beverages and souvenirs.
Location:Shaw Millennium Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:https://calgarybluesfest.com
Calgary Fringe Festival.
Everyday from Jul 29, 2022 - Aug 6, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Fringe Festival features local, national, and international productions for a total of over one hundred performances over 9 days. This year's event will be a hybrid festival experience between live in-person performances and digital offerings (pre-recorded theatrical video/audio presentations and live stream). Visit the website for tickets and a detailed line up.
Location:Various Venues
Category:Festivals & Fairs, Parent's Night Out
Link:https://www.calgaryfringe.ca/2022-calgary-fringe-festival
Taste of Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 4, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Taste of Calgary is the city's most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample the city's food, beverages, music and other cool things. Discover Calgary's global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus get a taste of Calgary's great musicians.
Location:311 8 Street SW
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://tasteofcalgary.com
Calgary Dragon Boat Festival .
Everyday from Aug 5, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
As Calgary’s premier water sport festival, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival draws +1,850 competitors, +4,000 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences. Every year, the Calgary Dragon Boat Society (CDBS) organizes Dragon Boat Race and Festival at North Glenmore Park to showcase culture and dragon boat racing in a family-friendly environment.
Location:North Glenmore Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:https://calgarydragonboatsociety.com
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
Carifest.
Everyday from Aug 12, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Caribbean celebration of music, culture, traditions and costumes.
Location:Shaw Millennium Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:https://carifestcalgary.com
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/

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