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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
Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond.
Everyday from May 1, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Beginning May 1, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
Location:Bow Habitat Station
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://bowhabitat.alberta.ca
Rosebud Theatre presents: Songs for a New World.
Everyday from Jun 10, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy a soaring musical song cycle about a series of moments in the lives of a startling array of characters who not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. Rosebud Theatre anchors its 2022 Season with a summer musical all about hope!
Location:Rosebud Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://rosebudtheatre.com
#YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Block Party is back for the third summer, bringing the same vibrant energy to Deerfoot City with a new twist – say hello to the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Dig out your vintage roller skates (or rent some vibrant wheels) and live your best retro ‘70s summer life. Get your tickets at the door.
Location:Deerfoot City
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://deerfootcity.com/events-promotions/block-party/
Open Aircraft Days at the Hangar Flight Museum.
Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday, Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
the No. 1 wish visitors have expressed at The Hangar Flight Museum is to be able to sit inside the historical aircraft. Now’s the chance. From June 25 to September 5, there will be Open Aircraft Days on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions.
Location:The Hangar Flight Museum
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://thehangarmuseum.ca
Wagonstage 2022 presents: Bee-trayal.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Bee-trayal features bees, wasps and hummingbirds in a hilarious and interactive performance where our creatures vie for the top spot as Pollinator Extraordinaire. Wagonstage Children’s Theatre is part of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts.
Location:Wagonstage Children’s Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://arts.ucalgary.ca
Museum of Failure.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the first time. MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://showpass.com
Luminarium at Telus Spark.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Imagine walking through a larger-than-life kaleidoscope or a stained glass window, sprinkle in an immersive soundscape and you have Luminarium. An 11,000-square-foot inflatable structure with 21 mesmerizing rooms, filled with vivid colours that reflect the sun’s natural light off curved walls all within a labyrinthine of tunnels.
Location:Telus Spark
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sparkscience.ca
City of Calgary Family Golf Nights.
Everyday from Jun 30, 2022 - Aug 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Get your kids interested in hitting the links this summer with the City of Calgary’s Family Golf Nights! Juniors (ages four to 17) golf for free when accompanied by at least one adult.
Location:Lakeview Golf Course and McCall Lake Golf Course
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgary.ca
Museum of Failure.
Everyday from Jul 1, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022 at 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the very FIRST time! MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. From the Segway to Google Glass, some of the world's most prominent companies have produced their fair share of flops. But as the old saying goes, failure is the best teacher! - All-ages event, bring your friends and family! - July 1 - August 31 event dates and time slots available. End date is subject to change. - The MOX exhibit is located at Southcentre Mall on the Southeast end of the building, between Decathlon and Craft Beer Market. Free parking upon arrival. Exterior access only. - Bring your purchased MOX ticket to Milestones Southcentre for one free appetizer with the purchase of an entrée!
Cost:$21.93
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
Link:https://www.showpass.com/o/museum-of-failure/
Summer on 17th.
Everyday from Jul 6, 2022 - Oct 1, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Visit 17th Ave retail and entertainment district this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://17thave.ca/summer.
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
Calaway Park Family Fun Nights.
Everyday from Jul 8, 2022 - Jul 9, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Friday and Saturday evening in July, you can enjoy an extra two hours at Calaway Park, as they will be open from 10am to 9pm, for the regular price of admission. If you don’t want to play all day, you can visit from 5pm to 9pm for just $21.95 (plus GST) per person!
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calawaypark.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
Shakespeare on the Go.
Everyday from Jul 8, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
See a 75-minute version of The Merry Wives of Windsor performed at multiple locations in Calgary and area, such as Heritage Park, Brookfield Residential properties, and other public spaces. All performances take place outdoors, and are family-friendly, engaging, and easily accessible. There are no tickets required and no cost for the show, donations are welcome.
Location:Various locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://theatrecalgary.com
BADP - Dance Intensive.
Everyday from Jul 11, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 at 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
This FREE Immersive 3 Week Dance Intensive will be held in Calgary and invite five guest dance instructors to lead workshops and intensives for 40 African, Caribbean and Black participants ranging from five years of age to adults over three weeks from July 11 - 30, 2022. The instructors will be traveling from Africa (South Africa), USA (Denver, Chicago and Washington), and Vancouver bringing over their 20+ years of experience in African diasporic dance forms.
Location:ONLINE
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:woezoafrica.com/badp
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
Calaway Park Family Fun Nights.
Everyday from Jul 15, 2022 - Jul 16, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Friday and Saturday evening in July, you can enjoy an extra two hours at Calaway Park, as they will be open from 10am to 9pm, for the regular price of admission. If you don’t want to play all day, you can visit from 5pm to 9pm for just $21.95 (plus GST) per person!
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calawaypark.com
Calaway Park Family Fun Nights.
Everyday from Jul 22, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Friday and Saturday evening in July, you can enjoy an extra two hours at Calaway Park, as they will be open from 10am to 9pm, for the regular price of admission. If you don’t want to play all day, you can visit from 5pm to 9pm for just $21.95 (plus GST) per person!
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calawaypark.com
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
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
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
Calaway Park Family Fun Nights.
Everyday from Jul 29, 2022 - Jul 30, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Every Friday and Saturday evening in July, you can enjoy an extra two hours at Calaway Park, as they will be open from 10am to 9pm, for the regular price of admission. If you don’t want to play all day, you can visit from 5pm to 9pm for just $21.95 (plus GST) per person!
Location:Calaway Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calawaypark.com
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
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
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
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/
Summer Skirmish.
Everyday from Aug 19, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join us for an exciting weekend of historical re-enactments, food trucks, and more at the 2022 Summer Skirmish. There'll be plenty going on inside The Military Museums.
Location:4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:https://themilitarymuseums.ca/visit/events-and-exhibits/summer-skirmish
Disney in Concert: Frozen.
Everyday from Oct 7, 2022 - Oct 8, 2022 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This Thanksgiving, experience Disney’s Frozen like never before! See the film on the big screen as the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs Christophe Beck’s catchy score live.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryphil.com/events/disney-in-concert-frozen-2022-10-08/

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