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Earth Hour 2024.
Everyday from Jan 1, 1970 - Mar 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 9:30 pm
Calgary Unplugged is an annual family-friendly Earth Hour event. Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024 Time: 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Location: Central Library (800 3 Street SE) Join us for music, entertainment, and opportunities to experience what environmental actions you can take in Calgary. Pedal power midway games and experience how our natural world affects our daily lives. Bring personal lighting and dance to the DJ when the lights go down for the Earth Hour party! Calgary Unplugged is hosted by The Arusha Centre's Climate Program, with support from The City of Calgary and community agencies. If you can't make it to the event, turning off nonessential lights, "unplug" from electronics at 8:30 and reconnect with people, games or hobbies! After Earth Hour, share your participation with #EarthHour and #EarthHourYYC. Email programs@arusha.org with questions.
Location:Location: Central Library (800 3 Street SE)
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Open House & Tours, Playtime & Story Time, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/earth-hour-calgary-unplugged-tickets-795640240377?aff=oddtdtcreator
Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – Penguin Walk.
Everyday from Jan 15, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Once again this winter, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds. The Penguin Walk offers the king penguins an opportunity for wintery enrichment as well as additional daily exercise. Don’t miss out on a waddling good time!
Location:Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryzoo.com.
Da Vinci The Exhibition at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Jan 22, 2024 - May 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Da Vinci The Exhibition is a hands-on exploration of Leonardo da Vinci's life, research, and art, developed by Aurea Exhibitions and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, Inc. Guests can go beyond the canvas, exploring over 65 life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies, and captivating displays.
Location:TELUS Spark
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sparkscience.ca
Mirror Mirror by Moment Factory at Chinook Centre.
Everyday from Feb 2, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Mirror Mirror seamlessly blends creative expression and interactive innovation to create an ever-evolving playground of immersive art. Spanning nine dynamic art installations, each explores themes sparked by the wonder of the human mind, designed to entertain visitors of all ages.
Location:Chinook Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://momentfactory.com
StoryBook Theatre Presents: A Wrinkle in Time.
Everyday from Feb 16, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
One of literature's most enduring young heroines, Meg Murry, is back — braces, stubbornness and all. Meg Murry and her little brother, Charles Wallace, have been without their scientist father, Mr. Murry, for five years, ever since he discovered a new planet and used the concept known as a tesseract to travel there. Joined by Meg's classmate Calvin O'Keefe and guided by the three mysterious astral travellers known as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, the children brave a dangerous journey to a planet that possesses all of the evil in the universe.
Location:Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://storybooktheatre.org
Toddler Time.
Every Friday, Mar 1, 2024 - Mar 29, 2024 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
It can be tricky to find family friendly things to do during the wintertime — Fort Calgary is launching Toddler Time. Every Friday, join for exciting story times, age-appropriate crafts, coloring and more for youngsters aged five and younger. Tickets include the event and admission to the Interpretive Centre so you can make the most of your day out. Pre-registration for this event is required. Learn more at fortcalgary.com.
Location:Fort Calgary
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://fortcalgary.com/events/toddler-time
Pysanky for Peace.
Everyday from Mar 4, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Pysanky for Peace is a Ukrainian artwork fundraiser intended to raise funds and support for Ukrainians who have been displaced or otherwise impacted by the war in Ukraine. A group of more than 20 local artists led by pysanka master Daena Diduck, will design 50 three dimensional eggs (in honour of Southcentre’s 50th anniversary this year), ranging from a few inches to nearly five feet tall. The eggs will be displayed at the mall as public art until the end of the month and will be available for purchase in exchange for a donation to WUNDERfund, a nonprofit that provides humanitarian aid to Ukrainians locally and abroad.
Location:Southcentre Mall
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://southcentremall.com/
Spruce Meadows Winter Farewell.
Everyday from Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Winter Farewell welcomes horses and riders to the Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex.
Location:Spruce Meadows Equiplex
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
Calgary International Auto and Truck Show.
Everyday from Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 10, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
All the latest and most exciting cars and trucks will be on display at the BMO Centre from for the Calgary International Auto and Truck Show.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://autoshowcalgary.com
Alberta Ballet Presents: Hansel and Gretel.
Everyday from Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Prepare for another world-class treat when Hansel & Gretel illuminates the Jubilee stage. Inspired by the charm of old-fashioned black and white movies, with the brilliant energy of a fantastical adventure, this family ballet presents a true feast for the senses.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://albertaballet.com
Lougheed House Women’s Day History Tours.
Everyday from Mar 7, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
When International Women’s Day comes this March, celebrate with a historic tour of Lougheed House. You will learn about the Victorian women of the past, the women who resided in the house over the years, and more.
Location:Lougheed House
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://lougheedhouse.com
Free Soccer Friday.
> Friday Mar 8, 2024 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
This is a free, unstructured, ‘drop-in’ style soccer opportunity to get females involved in soccer. This event is open to all female youth players – all ages, all skills, no soccer experience required at Calgary Soccer Centre and Genesis Centre.
Location:Calgary Soccer Centre and Genesis Centre
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Harlem Globetrotters.
Everyday from Mar 8, 2024 - Mar 9, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters global tour as they take the court with moments of extreme basketball innovation and unparalleled fan fun at Winsport Event Centre.
Location:WinSport Event Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://harlemglobetrotters.com
The Little Mermaid at Flanagan Theatre.
Everyday from Mar 10, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join Cirque En L’air as they present the tale of The Little Mermaid. With a circus twist and magical story telling, viewers of all ages will be entranced in this one-of-a-kind performance.
Location:Flanagan Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://thegrandyyc.ca
Festival of Animated Objects.
Everyday from Mar 11, 2024 - Mar 24, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Festival of Animated Objects marries the timeless practice of mask and puppet arts with contemporary spaces, themes and ideas. The festival not only provides a stage for Alberta creators to showcase their work but is also a forum for an international exchange of ideas providing learning opportunities for professional and emerging artists and the public at large to find expression through animated objects.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Playtime & Story Time, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:http://puppetfestival.ca
Calgary Young People’s Theatre Presents: The Inner Workings of a Concert Flute.
Everyday from Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Ten teenagers are trapped deep in a cave when rain waters flood the entrance. There is no way in, no way out, and no rescue plan. Now what? Presented at West Village Theatre.
Location:West Village Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://cypt.ca
Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome.
Everyday from Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 17, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Welcome to the Winter Series at Spruce Meadows, one of the most exciting indoor equestrian events of the year. Held in the Equi-Plex, the Winter Series offers spectators a unique opportunity to exciting equestrian action in a comfortable indoor setting.
Location:Spruce Meadows
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
Small Time Theatre presents Matilda Jr..
Everyday from Mar 14, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Rebellion is nigh in Matilda JR., a gleefully witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination! This story of a girl who dreams of a better life and the children she inspires will have audiences rooting for the "revolting children" who are out to teach the grown-ups a lesson.
Cost:$10.00
Location:Glenmore Christian Academy (16520 24th St SW)
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://smalltimetheatre.ca/productions/matilda-jr/
Hypnotic Friday in Capitol Hill.
> Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CHCA is excited to present an all-ages evening of fun and community. We will welcome to the stage Byron Hines of MINDPLAY. Have teenagers or seniors in the house? This is a perfect interactive evening for all members of your household!
Location:1531 21 AvenueCapitol Hill Community Centre
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://capitolhill.getcommunal.com/parent_programs/1066
Hope For Justice Concert.
> Friday Mar 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
See Hope’s Creed live in concert and hear stories of hope from International Justice Mission Canada as they seek to rescue, restore, and protect victims of violence, human trafficking, and slavery around the world. Check out this concert at Westside Kings Church.
Location:Westside Kings Church
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Step into the Magic.
Everyday from Mar 15, 2024 - Mar 16, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join the Young Canadians School of Performing Arts as they embark on a musical journey through 100 years of iconic Disney music. From beloved classics such as Pinocchio, Alice in Wonderland and Mary Poppins, to modern masterpieces such as Descendants, Soul and, Wish with a few magical princesses along the way – “Step Into The Magic.”
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://ticketmaster.ca
YYC Food & Drink Experience.
Everyday from Mar 15, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
YYC Food & Drink Experience is serving up 10 days of unforgettable dining experiences across the city. Enjoy multi-course prix fixe menus at the city’s most inspired restaurants, as well as exclusive culinary events you won’t want to miss.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yycexp.com.
Pumphouse Theatre Presents: The Calgary Region One Act Play Festival.
Everyday from Mar 20, 2024 - Mar 23, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Join for new shows every night as artists compete for the chance to showcase their art to the whole province.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://pumphousetheatre.ca
Easter Tea at Heritage Park.
Everyday from Mar 29, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Easter Weekend is a perfect time for tea! Enjoy petit finger sandwiches, your favourite treats from the Alberta Bakery and buttermilk scones with your freshly brewed cup of tea. Afterwards, explore one of the world’s largest collections of vintage vehicles in Gasoline Alley Museum (admission is included).
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://heritagepark.ca
National Service Dogs 26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs.
> Friday Mar 29, 2024 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
How does the HUNT work? A vast area of the local park will be filled with thousands of colorful treat-filled eggs and prize tokens, just waiting for your furry friend to find them (with your assistance). In addition to the treats and redeemable prize tokens your pup will discover in their collected eggs, each participant will receive a fully loaded Signature NSD gift bag to take home. Grand Prizes will also be awarded to the top three (3) fundraisers.
Location:Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33, Calgary, AB T3Z 2E9
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://nsd.on.ca/
Easter Eggstravaganza at Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo.
Everyday from Mar 29, 2024 - Apr 1, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
With the first hints of spring in the air, Easter egg-citement descends on the zoo! Kids 12 and under will be thrilled to find treat stations abound, while visitors should be on the lookout for animals receiving egg-cellent enrichment. With games and activities along with a photo op to capture the family fun, there’s something for every bunny to enjoy.
Location:Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Holiday Fun
Link:http://www.calgaryzoo.com/events/
Experience Shen Yun.
Everyday from Mar 29, 2024 - Mar 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Shen Yun is a brilliant artistic revival and celebration of China’s rich cultural heritage. Each performance consists of about 20 pieces, quickly moving from one legend, region, or dynasty to the next. Experience Art with 5000 years of history, inspired by the Divine at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Audtitorium.
Location:Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://www.shenyun.com/calgary
Calgary Rock N’ Gem Show.
Everyday from Apr 4, 2024 - Apr 7, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
You’ll find interesting vendors, a selection of rocks and stones, handmade jewelry, and so much more at Spruce Meadows Equiplex.
Location:Spruce Meadows Equiplex
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgarygemshow.com
Jurassic Quest.
Everyday from Apr 19, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Take part in the largest and most realistic traveling dinosaur experience in North America at the BMO Centre. The event features true-to-detail (and size!) dinosaurs, including a 60-foot-long, sky-scraping Spinosaurus, an 80-foot-long Apatosaurus, and a life-sized T rex.
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://jurassicquest.com
YMCA Calgary Arts Presents: Calgary Young People’s Theatre in Sasquatch Sally .
Everyday from May 3, 2024 - May 5, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Combining folklore, familial drama and just a tiny sprinkle of summer camp shenanigans, this theatrical tale is as unique as a sasquatch! Summer is the best time of year, and for sisters Sally and Ali, summertime means Summer Camp. An escape from school work, bullies, and a chance to make new friends. Some kids choose to stick close to family, others craft new memories with their cabin roommates, while some find themselves making friends with the impossible. This show is perfect for all ages.
Location:Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge, BMO Theatre, 11300 Rocky Ridge Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 5H3
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Playtime & Story Time
Link:http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sasquatch-sally-tickets-764814780597?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
YMCA Calgary Arts Presents: Calgary Young People’s Theatre in Sasquatch Sally .
Everyday from May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Combining folklore, familial drama and just a tiny sprinkle of summer camp shenanigans, this theatrical tale is as unique as a sasquatch! Summer is the best time of year, and for sisters Sally and Ali, summertime means Summer Camp. An escape from school work, bullies, and a chance to make new friends. Some kids choose to stick close to family, others craft new memories with their cabin roommates, while some find themselves making friends with the impossible. This show is perfect for all ages.
Location:Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, Evan Hazel Theatre, 4995 Market Street SE, Calgary, AB, T3M 2P9
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Playtime & Story Time
Link:http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sasquatch-sally-tickets-764818622087?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=ebdsshcopyurl
Day Out with Thomas at Heritage Park.
Everyday from May 10, 2024 - May 12, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
‘Pop’ on board a train ride adventure with Thomas the Tank Engine! Day Out With Thomas: Bubble Tour is rolling into the station with loads of bubble-themed games and activities! Enjoy live entertainment, photo ops, the exclusive gift shop, lawn games and so much more. Take a real train ride with Thomas and spend the day creating memories for the whole family.
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://heritagepark.ca
Earth Hour.
Everyday from Mar 23, 2025 - Mar 23, 2024 at 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A worldwide campaign focused on energy reduction and celebration of reducing our energy and environmental impact. Join for music, entertainment, and opportunities to experience what environmental actions you can take in Calgary. Pedal power midway games and experience how our natural world affects our daily lives. Bring personal lighting and dance to the DJ when the lights go down for the Earth Hour Party!
Location:Central Library (800 3 Street SE)
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:http://calgarylibrary.ca/events-and-programs/programs/earth-hour-calgary-unplugged-2024/

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