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NMC Presents: Rock the Nation — International Hits and Canadian Classics.
Every Sunday, Saturday, May 11, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Rock the Nation is a live tribute show of Canada’s best-known hits from the past 60 years. Produced by Annerin Productions, hear the soundtrack to generations every Saturday and Sunday at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, from May 11 to August 25.
Location:Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://www.studiobell.ca/whats-on/rock-the-nation
Rise Up Hot Air Balloon Festival in Medicine Hat.
Everyday from May 23, 2024 - May 26, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A free, family-friendly event happening in Medicine Hat. Over a dozen eye-catching hot air balloons will float amongst the Medicine Hat sky for four days.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://tourismmedicinehat.com
Calgary Black Film Festival.
Everyday from May 24, 2024 - May 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Black Film Festival (CBFF) aims to connect authentic Black stories with viewers of all colors and ethnic origins in Alberta at various venues.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgaryblackfilm.com
Young Entrepreneurs Business Fair.
> Saturday May 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Shop at Canada's largest student business fair for unique gifts, original artwork, toys and games, fashion accessories, entertainment, fantastic food, and more. The Young Entrepreneurs Annual Business Fair allows North Point students to experience the entrepreneurial process and provides a marketplace for our future business men and women.
Location:Seven Chiefs Sportsplex
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.northpoint.school/education/businessfair/
Summer of Legacy: Creative Corner.
> Saturday May 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Visit the Move Up Showhome Parade in Legacy to turn the outside into your canvas with an outdoor coloring book by @calgarychalkartist Rozzie Lee, while you satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from the Kwality Ice Cream food truck.
Location:Move Up Showhome Parade in Legacy
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://legacylife.ca
GlobalFest OneWorld Performances.
Everyday from May 25, 2024 - May 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
What better way to experience new a culture than by attending the GlobalFest OneWorld performances. Participating cultural groups will set the stage and surely enrich your world with their traditional and diverse routines. Join us at Sunridge Mall on May 25 (12:00pm-8:00pm) and Marlborough Mall May 26 (12:00pm-5:00pm) You won’t want to miss out!
Location:Sunridge Mall (May 25) Marlborough Mall (May 26)
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:https://globalfest.ca/contact-us
Airdrie Children’s Festival.
Everyday from May 25, 2024 - May 26, 2024 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The event will feature a Children’s Village play area, children’s entertainment, and inspiration stations. This event was created to inspire kids in learning activities with the goal of exposing them to future career opportunities at Nose Creek Park.
Location:Nose Creek Park in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://airdriechildrensfest.com
The Confluence Open House.
> Saturday May 25, 2024 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Gather family, friends, and everyone else you know for The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland Open House! The Confluence will have all sorts of excitement for all ages, including drummers and dancers, Indigenous-led talks, walking tours, gardening activities, kids’ crafts and games, and even a petting zoo.
Location:The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland750 9 Avenue SECalgary, AB T2G 5E1Canada
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://www.theconfluence.ca/events/open-house
North Point School's Young Entrepreneurs Annual Business Fair.
> Saturday May 25, 2024 at 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
At the 8th Young Entrepreneurs Annual Business Fair, over 150 students in Grades K-12 showcased and sold their creations. For one day only, hundreds of Calgarians are able to shop at dozens of student businesses at one of Canada’s largest student business fairs.
Location:7 Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://www.northpoint.school/education/businessfair/
Bikes and Beats on the Hill.
> Saturday Jun 1, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
In partnership with Bike Calgary, Capitol Hill Community Association will host music in the park, free bike tune-ups c/o Velofix, food trucks, kids' activity station, Horticultural Society booth, and interactive inflatable games.
Location:Capitol Hill Community Association
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://bikecalgary.org/event/bike-fest-2024-kickoff-event/
National Indigenous History Month Kick Off.
> Saturday Jun 1, 2024 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Join Calgary Public Library at The Confluence (formerly Fort Calgary) to kick off National Indigenous History Month. This free, family friendly event will include a round dance, tipi raising and teachings, traditional Dene and Inuit games, art activities, and a screening of Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger.
Location:The Confluence (Fort Calgary)
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Free Events
Link:calgarylibrary.ca
Sam Centre Opening.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 2, 2024 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Experience the twists & turns and the dust & dazzle of Stampede’s greatest stories - year-round at Sam Centre. The Calgary Stampede’s newest experience opens on May 29 with free admission for guests 15 and under on June 1 and 2. Discover The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth in a whole new way—through captivating exhibits, immersive multimedia shows, and compelling storytelling at Sam Centre. Learn more about Sam Centre here: https://samcentre.calgarystampede.com/
Cost:$25.00
Location:Sam Centre632 13 Ave SECalgary, ABT2G 1C5
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://samcentre.calgarystampede.com/visit/plan-your-visit#things-to-do
Life Cycle.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Life Cycle is a virtual cycling event in support of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Taking place throughout the month of June families and cyclists will ride towards their personal fundraising and distance goals as they make a difference for kids across Alberta. Funds raised through Life Cycle will support the Child Life departments at both Alberta hospitals.
Location:Virtual
Category:Family Fun, Free Events
Link:http://www.lifecycleforkids.com/
Steel Dreamz Show and Shine.
> Saturday Jun 1, 2024 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Family friendly Steel Dreamz Show and Shine at Charlesglen Toyota. You’ll find custom cars on display and family-friendly fun, like balloon animals and a pay-what-you-can barbeque.
Location:Charlesglen Toyota
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://steeldreamz.ca
All Sport One Day.
> Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
All Sport One Day is a free event for youth to discover sport! Taking place at 12 multisport hubs across Calgary, we partner with community sport organizations and facilities to provide thousands of opportunities for youth ages six to 17 to try a new sport!
Location:MNP Community & Sport Centre, Trico Centre for Family Wellness, Citadel Community Association, Genesis Centre & Saddletowne YMCA, Marlborough Park Community Association, Glenmore Athletic Park, Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton, Southland Leisure Centre, VIVO for Healthier Generations, University of Calgary, Winsport, Westside Rec Centre
Category:Free Events, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:http://allsportoneday.ca
Okotoks Parade and Children’s Festival.
> Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Bands, floats, dancers, horses and fire trucks are all part of the proceedings that wind throughout downtown. The Children's Festival is always a hit with families and includes live entertainment and activities.
Location:Downtown Okotoks
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://okotoks.ca
Oakridge Run & Neighbour Day Celebration.
> Saturday Jun 15, 2024 at 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Oakridge Run is a community-driven event promoting health and wellness for all ages. This family-friendly event offers a variety of distances to choose from, including a 3K, 6K, and 10K, as well as a free 1K run for kids. The event takes place at the Oakridge Community Association, with routes winding through scenic Oakridge pathways and the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway. Enjoy live music and activities while supporting local greenspace enhancement efforts. It's a great way to celebrate the Neighbour Day!
Location:Greenspace near the Oakridge Community Association; 9504 Oakfield Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2V 0L1
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://oakridgecommunity.ca/run/
Okotoks BuskerFest.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Musicians, actors, magicians, jugglers, street performers, dancers, b-boys, singers and entertainers of all ages and acts will spread out on McRae and North Railway Streets for this fun street festival. It’s all free - if you like what you hear, show your appreciation for the performances with a loonie, toonie, or fiver - and don’t forget the applause.
Location:McRae and North Railway Streets
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://okotoks.ca
Parkland Summerfest.
> Saturday Jun 22, 2024 at 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A community festival bringing people together for a fun and memorable day in Parkland’s beautiful Park 96.
Location:Park 96
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://parklandsummerfest.com
Jazz YYC Summer Festival.
Everyday from Jun 25, 2024 - Jun 30, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This signature festival features both ticketed and free events along Calgary’s ‘Music Mile.’ With concerts, a club series, and the signature JazzWalk on the final Sunday of the festival, there is something for everyone.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://jazzyyc.com
Pet-A-Palooza.
Everyday from Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The West Coast’s largest outdoor pet festival has found its new home at Fort Calgary. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys and get hooked up with loads of free swag.
Location:Fort Calgary
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://petapaloozawest.com/calgary

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