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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
Summer on 17th.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Jun 6, 2024 - Aug 6, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Every weekend will be a unique experience, packed with exciting themes, live music, retro markets, guided tours, tasty bites, special offers, cultural delights, and movie nights.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Open House & Tours
Link:http://17thave.ca
Rosebud Theatre Presents: Little Women.
Everyday from Jun 7, 2024 - Aug 21, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Louisa May Alcott’s timeless, captivating story of the March family is brought to life in this glorious musical filled with personal discovery, heartache and hope. Jo March weaves the story of her and her sisters, Meg, Beth and Amy, and their adventures growing up in the wake of America’s Civil War.
Location:Rosebud Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://rosebudtheatre.com
Jubilations Dinner Theatre Presents: Friends: The One with Ace Ventura.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Jun 8, 2024 - Aug 10, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Featuring uproarious laughter and the greatest hits of the “Friends” era, performed by some of Canada’s best singers.
Location:Jubilations Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://jubilations.ca
Bugs & Bytes Summer Science at TELUS Spark.
Everyday from Jun 12, 2024 - Sep 2, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From ants to algorithms, Spark is buggin’ out with science this summer! TELUS Spark is buzzing with excitement as the science centre kicks off an epic summer of Bugs & Bytes! Guests are in for a summer full of exploring the secrets of both the digital and natural worlds while getting curious about science.
Location:TELUS Spark
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sparkscience.ca
Immersive Disney Animation at the BMO Centre.
Everyday from Jun 12, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Experience iconic Disney songs like never before. Custom-designed features will take your Disney experience to the next level. Become part of the stories you love at Immersive Disney Animation!
Location:BMO Centre
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://disneyimmersive.com
Stage West Dinner Theatre Presents: A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline.
Everyday from Jun 28, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Patsy was never shy about self-promotion and impressed everyone the moment they heard her. Featuring all her biggest hits from Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, Crazy (written by Willie Nelson), She’s Got You, Leavin’ on Your Mind, Sweet Dreams, Faded Love, and all the way to her last single release of A Closer Walk with Thee.
Location:Stage West Dinner Theatre
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://stagewestcalgary.com
Stories from The Confluence Daily Walking Tour.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 3, 2024 - Jul 31, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Take a 60-minute guided walking tour around the vibrant lands at The Confluence and learn some of the many histories of this significant place, including the history of the NWMP and their contribution to the birth of the city of Calgary, the railway, and the ways that many people have used this site since time immemorial.
Cost:$10.00
Location:The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland
Category:Family Fun, Open House & Tours, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:http://www.theconfluence.ca/events/walking-tour
St. Patrick’s Island Sunday Funday.
Everyday from Jul 13, 2024 - Sep 29, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Every Sunday you can head to The Rise for games like ladder ball, parachutes, giant Jenga, badminton, Connect 4, and more.
Location:The Rise on St. Patrick's Island
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://evexperience.com
Toys R Us: Beyblades Playday.
Everyday from Jul 19, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Canada’s toy store hosts free events for kids and families. Check with your local store to confirm.
Location:Participating Toys R Us stores
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://toysrus.ca
YYC Ice Cream Fest.
Everyday from Jul 19, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
This summer, participating cafés, restaurants, and creameries compete for the coveted titles of YYC’s Best Scoop, Best Non-Dairy Scoop, and special Golden Scoop award. Calgarians can taste a spectacular lineup of chilled treats and determine the entry that bests them all!
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://yycicecreamfest.com/
Calgary Folk Music Festival.
Everyday from Jul 25, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
An unforgettable weekend of ground-breaking icons, upstart songwriters, and instrumentalists — that Folk Fest feeling is like none other at Prince’s Island Park.
Location:Prince’s Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:http://calgaryfolkfest.com
Historic Calgary Week.
Everyday from Jul 25, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The festival is comprised of walks, talks, tours, and presentations making up 88 events in 11 days. In addition to events in Calgary, attendees explore the history of Chestermere, Cochrane, High River, Morleyville, and Okotoks.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars
Link:http://chinookhistory.ca
Team Canada FanFest.
Everyday from Jul 26, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The events will feature Team Canada competition viewing, athlete appearances, live musical performances, sport demonstrations as well as a roster of exciting Team Canada partner activations.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://olympic.ca/fanfest
Summer on 17th Outdoor Movies.
Everyday from Jul 26, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Free summer fun, with events and entertainment at Tomkins Park over three different weekends. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities.
Location:Tomkins Park
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://17thave.ca
Mastermind Toys Event: Friendship Bracelet Making Studio.
Everyday from Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mastermind Toys hosts free events at their Calgary stores. Be sure to check with your local store to confirm the details.
Location:Participating Mastermind Toys locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://mastermindtoys.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
Wings Over Springbank Airshow.
Everyday from Jul 27, 2024 - Jul 28, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wings Over Springbank Airshow is a non-profit, two-day outdoor event featuring the Canadian Forces’ Snowbirds, a nine-plane demonstration team, as well as several other civilian aerobatic performers. Don’t miss your chance to look up , look way up and see something awesome!
Location:Springbank Airport
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:http://airshowcenter.com
A Day in the Life of Helga.
> Sunday Jul 28, 2024 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to run a rural 1920’s home? Step into Helga Stephansson’s shoes and try one of the many household chores waiting for you like butter making and washing. Program free with admission.
Location:Stephansson House 2230 Twp Rd 371 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0M9
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
Link:https://stephanssonhouse.ca/events
Windwood Music Festival.
Everyday from Jul 28, 2024 - Aug 12, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Windwood Music Festival presents a series of creative music performance projects by international artists gathering in Airdrie for a two-week residency.
Location:Various locations in Airdrie
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://windwoodfestival.com
Calgary International Blues Festival.
Everyday from Jul 29, 2024 - Aug 4, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
A full week of blues workshops, concerts and special events culminates in four days and nights of non-stop music, followed by the Twilight Blues dance parties. Bring your family down to Shaw Millennium Park to enjoy world-class music, a colorful arts market, delicious cuisine by local food trucks, cool beverages and souvenirs.
Location:Shaw Millennium Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://calgarybluesfest.com
Taste of Calgary.
Everyday from Aug 1, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The city's most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample 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, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out, Youth Activities
Link:http://tasteofcalgary.com
Strathmore Stampede Heritage Days.
Everyday from Aug 2, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Ready for more Western heritage and rodeo? Check out the Strathmore Stampede to see entertainment, agricultural activates, and running with the bulls.
Location:Strathmore Agricultural Grounds
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Youth Activities
Link:http://strathmoreag.com
Alberta Kennel Club Dog Show.
Everyday from Aug 2, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Love dogs? Want to learn more about them? There is no better place to do so than the Alberta Kennel Club Dog Show at Okotoks Agricultural Society. Check out some amazing breeds and watch them strut their stuff for awards and accolades.
Location:Okotoks Agricultural Society
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://albertakennelclub.org
Bowden SunMaze.
Everyday from Aug 3, 2024 - Sep 8, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Bowden Sunmaze is in central Alberta in the Certified Organic fields of Eagle Creek Farms and is one of Canada’s few Sunflower Mazes.
Location:34530 Range Road 14, Red Deer County
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sunmaze.ca
Tour de Bowness.
Everyday from Aug 3, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
On Saturday, watch the cyclists from many great viewing points along the road course just outside of Cochrane. On Sunday, watch a hill climb on MacKay Road in Montgomery. On Monday, visit beautiful Bowness to see the racers tackle the challenging seven-turn Cory Meza Memorial Criterium.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://tourdebowness.com
Canmore Folk Music Festival.
Everyday from Aug 3, 2024 - Aug 5, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features 30 individual acts or performers, family friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling and a climbing wall.
Location:Centennial Park in Canmore
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://canmorefolkfestival.com
Tango 2 Echo Fest.
> Sunday Aug 4, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
From the local arts and vendors market to the beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, mural tour, and car show – Tango 2 Echo has something for everyone in the family at Greenview Industrial.
Location:Greenview Industrial Area
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids
Link:http://greenviewindustrial.com
Calgary Dragon Boat Festival.
Everyday from Aug 9, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is an exciting mix of dragon boat racing cultural celebrations featuring a main stage of entertainment beer garden, retail merchants, and food trucks. The Race & Festival strives to create an unforgettable experience while promoting teamwork and inspiration while respecting the land & water we play on.
Location:North Glenmore Park Road, N Glenmore Park Rd, Calgary, AB T3E, Canada
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances, Playtime & Story Time, Youth Activities
Link:http://calgarydragonboatsociety.com/marketplace/
Alberta on the Plate.
Everyday from Aug 9, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Alberta on the Plate showcases the incredible bounty that is grown and produced across our beautiful province. Throughout the year, we celebrate and share the Alberta food story by introducing you to the people and businesses that grow, raise, create, and support the agri-food industry in Alberta.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Parent's Night Out
Link:http://albertaontheplate.com
Korean Day Festival.
Everyday from Aug 10, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Korean Day Festival is open for anyone to broaden their understanding of the unique Korean culture, while promoting a joyful sense of multiculturalism and diverse community in Calgary. Join the festivities at Lot 6 downtown.
Location:Lot 6 downtown
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Calgary Arab Festival.
Everyday from Aug 10, 2024 - Aug 11, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Travel through the Middle East in a day, enjoying the sights and tastes of the region at Shaw Millenium Park.
Location:Shaw Millenium Park
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryarabartssociety.ca
Smákökur og Kaffi/ Cookies and Coffee.
> Sunday Aug 11, 2024 at 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Have you ever baked cookies using a wood burning stove? Come bake Icelandic cookies with us at the Stephansson House. Learn about the Stephansson family while you drink a cup of coffee with your freshly baked cookie. Program free with admission.
Location:Stephansson House 2230 Twp Rd 371 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0M9
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
Link:https://stephanssonhouse.ca/events
Marda Gras.
> Sunday Aug 11, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calgary’s longest-running street festival! Marda Loop’s big Marda Gras event returns this year with vendors, live music, performances and of course, their annual pet pageant.
Location:Marda Loop
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://visitmardaloop.com
Carifest Calgary .
Everyday from Aug 16, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Carifest celebrates the fusion of the Caribbean’s varied cultural components into a vibrant, dynamic, ambiance that draws millions of visitors to the Caribbean region each year at Millenium Park.
Location:Millenium Park
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://carifestcalgary.com
Expo Latino.
Everyday from Aug 16, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Celebrate Latin culture with live music, dance performances, and food at Prince's Island Park.
Location:Prince's Island Park
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://expolatino.com
Summer Skirmish at the Military Museums.
Everyday from Aug 17, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Almost 200 years of warfare comes to life in a weekend of scripted battle reenactments and demonstrations.
Location:Military Museums
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://themilitarymuseums.ca
Alberta Open Farm Days .
Everyday from Aug 17, 2024 - Aug 18, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
o Alberta Open Farms Days brings Albertans together through educational and experiential agricultural-based initiatives to learn about where your food comes from. Some of Alberta's most talented chefs will be hosting farm-to-table culinary events around the province using Alberta farm products.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours
Link:http://albertaopenfarmdays.ca
Calgary International Pin Club: Festival of Pins.
Everyday from Aug 24, 2024 - Aug 25, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of RCAF by buying, selling or trading your pins. Bring a donation for the Veterans Association Food Bank to the Centennial Legion.
Location:Centennial Legion
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://calgaryinternationalpinclub.com
A Day in the Life of Helga.
> Sunday Aug 25, 2024 at 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Do you have what it takes to run a rural 1920’s home? Step into Helga Stephansson’s shoes and try one of the many household chores waiting for you like butter making and washing. Program free with admission.
Location:Stephansson House 2230 Twp Rd 371 Red Deer County, AB T4G 0M9
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun
Link:https://stephanssonhouse.ca/events
Calgary Pride.
Everyday from Aug 31, 2024 - Sep 1, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
One of the most vibrant events in Calgary! From a parade to inspirational speakers, parties, and more, there will be tons of incredible things happening in celebration of the 2SLGBTQ+ community this summer.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgarypride.ca
Alberta Culture Days.
Everyday from Sep 1, 2024 - Sep 30, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
An opportunity to discover, experience and celebrate arts and culture through local events and activities, in person and online across the province.
Location:Various Locations
Category:Community Sales & Markets, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Open House & Tours, Parent's Night Out, Playtime & Story Time, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:http://culturedays.ca
Spruce Meadows Masters Tournament.
Everyday from Sep 4, 2024 - Sep 8, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Welcome to the 'Masters' at Spruce Meadows, where excellence meets champion sport. As one of the most anticipated gatherings in the equestrian calendar, the 'Masters' promises an unforgettable experience for riders, spectators, and enthusiasts.
Location:Spruce Meadows
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://sprucemeadows.com
Beat Beethoven + Phil in the Park.
> Sunday Sep 8, 2024 at 2:00 pm - 12:00 am
Run, walk, or waltz a 4km or looped 8km course along the beautiful Bow River while the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs at Prince’s Island Park. Challenge yourself to beat the clock and complete the course as the Orchestra finishes their first set!
Location:Prince’s Island Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://runyyc.ca
RBC Race for the Kids.
> Sunday Sep 8, 2024 at 8:30 am - 12:00 am
RBC Race for the Kids is back with a day of in-person fun that includes a family fun walk/run, race swag, as well as all-day parking and access to Heritage Park during Railway Days. This fundraising event is in support of important programs and services that help kids in our community who are struggling with their mental health. Registrants set up their own fundraising page and reach out to family and friends for donations. If you would like to learn more about the kind of programs and services RBC Race for the Kids supports, visit buildthemup.ca. Registration is open now with special early-bird pricing of $35 for adults and $25 for youth aged 3-17 until June 30. Children 2 and under are free. Register early to save on registration cost AND be entered to win a pair of tickets to a Kings of Leon concert at the Calgary Saddledome. To learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Catherine Feenstra, Manager, Community Initiatives & Events at 403-955-8886 or? cfeenstra@achf.com.
Location:Heritage Park
Category:Family Fun, Youth Activities
Link:http://heritagepark.ca/
Monster Jam Tour.
Everyday from Sep 14, 2024 - Sep 15, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Enjoy big-time family fun at Monster Jam, where the world’s best drivers and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you witness all-out racing, massive stunts, big air and backflips at GMC Stadium.
Location:GMC Stadium, Stampede Park
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids
Link:http://monsterjamcanada.ca
Beakerhead 2024.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2024 - Sep 22, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
TELUS Spark Science Centre is transforming into the ultimate playground where creativity, innovation, and mind-blowing science fuse together for a jaw-dropping weekend.
Location:TELUS Spark Science Centre
Category:Drop in & Ongoing Activities, Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances, Talks, Workshops & Seminars, Youth Activities
Link:http://www.sparkscience.ca/beakerhead
Pumpkins After Dark 2024.
Everyday from Sep 20, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Canada's largest Halloween Festival includes all new pumpkin displays, live pumpkin carving demonstrations, treats and sweets and photo ops.
Location:WinSport
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids, Youth Activities
Link:http://www.showpass.com/pumpkins-after-dark-2024-yyc/
Symphony Sundays for Kids: Babar the Elephant.
> Sunday Sep 22, 2024 at 3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Follow the adventures of Babar, the little elephant who grows up in the big city and returns to the great forest to become King, narrated to Francis Poulenc’s charming score performed by the Calgary Phil at Jack Singer Concert Hall.
Location:Jack Singer Concert Hall
Category:Family Fun, Fun for Kids, Music, Theatre & Performances
Link:http://calgaryphil.com
Harvest Pumpkin Fest at Butterfield Acres.
Every Sunday, Saturday, Oct 1, 2024 - Oct 31, 2024 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Stroll through the farmyard and find your perfect pumpkins at Butterfield Acres this year! Add in some great animal visits, fabulous fall photo-ops, pony rides, a ride through Scarecrow Alley in the back woodlands (spectacular at this time of year) and you’ve got the must-do fall family fun day that is great for the entire family..
Location:Butterfield Acres
Category:Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Fun for Kids
Link:http://butterfieldacres.com

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