YYC Summer Cool-er, Presented by Calgary Meals on Wheels.
Everyday from Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Calgary Meals on Wheels Presents, YYC Summer Cool-er, a new event aimed at supporting local businesses while raising funds to help keep Calgarians well-fed.
Some of the city’s favorite local businesses and organizations will host Cool Promos - the sale of unique goods or services - with partial proceeds helping Calgary Meals on Wheels. Supporting these businesses means supporting your neighbors and community. This year’s inaugural event will feature friends of YYC Hot Chocolate Fest and new partners, including: Tourism Calgary; Metrovino; Rosso Coffee;
Amato Gelato; TBB Desserts;
Amihan Grill; Bakeshop Italiano Please!; Cornerstone Music Cafe; Pixie's Candy Parlour; Sawa Market and Cafe; Cafe Jindo; and Aroma Cafe Bar. One of the exciting Cool Promos is the Stamp-Eats Food Competition, hosted by Tourism Calgary - a Stampede-Themed event taking place July 9 to 18. For more information, visit the website.
|Location:||Various Locations in Calgary|
|Category:||Community Sales & Markets|
Calgary Folk Music Festival Summer Serenades.
Everyday from Jul 22, 2021 - Jul 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
The Calgary Folk Music Festival’s 42nd annual event will look different this year. Rather than a multi-staged festival, there will be an outdoor concert series, Summer Serenades! Summer Serenades runs nightly from July 22 to 28, with two afternoon matinees on July 24 and 25. Come out and enjoy this grassroots community gathering as they work closely with The City of Calgary and Alberta Health Services to ensure a safe and fun live music experience for everyone! Mandatory masking and social distancing protocols will be in effect throughout the grounds. Summer Serenades is a small step on the road to recovery for the Festival, live music, and the arts! For more information, to book your tickets and reserve your plot, visit the website.
|Location:||Prince's Island Park|
|Category:||Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Music, Theatre & Performances|
Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze for Wishes.
Everyday from May 19, 2021 - Jul 28, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Make-A-Wish® Trailblaze for Wishes is a 10-week virtual challenge, which asks you to Hike, Walk, or Run your chosen challenge distance: 50K, 100K, or 200K. You set the pace, time, and destination. Get outdoors, track your kilometres, and raise funds to help children with critical illnesses. By participating and fundraising, you help bring the life-changing impact of a wish to children in the community who are battling life-threatening medical conditions. A wish experience can truly change a child's life, and you can help!
Hit the Links at WinSport for Family Fun.
Every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jun 30, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
June 30 to August 29. Wednesdays to Fridays, Noon to 7pm. Saturdays & Sundays, 10am to 5pm. WinSport's fun and intermediate 18-hole outdoor course will challenge all ages and abilities. It is a great way to get outdoors with your household. WinSport requires participants to be members of the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone. Mini Golf is $30 + GST (for up to five people from the same household or your two close contacts if you live alone). The course will take up to 60 minutes to complete. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.
Ultimate Summer Challenge at Calgary Public Library.
Everyday from Jun 1, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 11:59 am
Blast off to free summer fun with the Ultimate Summer Challenge at Calgary Public Library. Kids ages 0 to 12 can explore a galaxy of reading challenges, activities, and exciting free programs; and those aged 13 to 17 can join the Teen Takeover. All ages will have the opportunity to win prizes, including an iPad, Nintendo Switch, STEM activity kit, and more! Sign-up now on Beanstack with your free Library card.
Calgary Zoo - "Dinosaurs: Awakened".
Everyday from Jun 10, 2021 - Oct 31, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Based on the success of the past “Dinosaurs Alive” exhibit, the Calgary Zoo is introducing 26 new realistic animatronic dinosaurs (across 17 species) within Prehistoric Park, from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, covering the zoo’s regions including Canada, Asia, Africa, South America, and Antarctica.
The exhibit, designed to educate, as well as entertain, encourages visitors to go on an immersive journey through the newly designed Prehistoric Park to experience what it may have been like to roam the Earth with the dinosaurs, while inspiring action to prevent the loss of endangered species today. “Dinosaurs: Awakened” will be viewable within Prehistoric Park until October 31, and is included in the price of daily admission. Tickets can be purchased from the Calgary Zoo website.
|Location:||Calgary Zoo - North Entrance: 210 St. George's Drive NE|
|Category:||Family Fun, Fun for Kids|
Summer Fun at Calgary Farmyard!.
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 2, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021 at 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Looking for something to do with your summer days? Summer is the perfect time to visit the Calgary Farmyard. The lines are shorter and the days are just as much fun! Capture the perfect photo in the Sunflower Fields and be the first to take the 11-Acre Corn Maze Adventure for a spin! Come and see the barnyard babies. From the young to the young at heart, there's hours of fun for everyone. Zip through the zip lines, jump on the jumping pillows, and play on 25+ attractions!
|Location:||Calgary Farmyard: 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View, AB, T1X 0J6|
|Category:||Family Fun, Fun for Kids|
Calaway Park: Open for Another Season of Family Fun!.
Everyday from Jun 19, 2021 - Sep 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Celebrating 40 years of family fun! Enjoy 32 family-friendly rides. High energy entertainment. Tempting treats, and more! Calaway Park is Western Canada's largest outdoor amusement park and has something for everyone!
|Location:||Calaway Park: 245033 Range Road 33|
|Category:||Family Fun, Fun for Kids|
Wagonstage Children's Theatre Presents, Bev the Builder.
Everyday from Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 5, 2021 at 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Please visit the website for performance dates. Bev the Builder follows the story of a young beaver named Bev living in a river with her parents. Bev is trying to learn how to fix a hole that has formed in her dam, but the water in the river is moving fast, and the sticks keep getting washed away. Her parents leave Bev to keep trying while they look for sticks in the forest. Frustrated yet determined, Bev sets out on her own to find more sticks so she may continue trying.
Wagonstage Children’s Theatre is part of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. There are 2 shows a day at 10am and 11:30am. Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Free Exhibition: "Joy".
Everyday from Jul 8, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
"Joy" is a collaboration between the Alberta University of the Arts and ATB Art Vault. This free exhibition is available for viewing July 8 to August 29, showcasing artwork from 6 AUArts Alumni.
Each artist shares work in this exhibition that embodies their relationships to the Joy they feel in their lives. Featured Alumni artists include Daniel Labutes - ceramic vase, Joy in making. Jiaqi Xie - 3 ceramics, symbols of cultural Joy.
Janira Moncayo - video with sound, celebration of cultural and marginalized peoples Joy. Naomi Fong - paintings of cats in garden, disability Joy. Emma Kilburn-Smith - mixed media/embroidery, Joy found in polaroid’s of people throughout history. Banafsheh Khalesi Mohseni - abstract painting, Joy in making/life.
|Location:||ATB Stephen Avenue Centre Art Vault Gallery: corner of Stephen Avenue and Centre Street S.W.|
Music in the Park.
Every Wednesday, Jul 7, 2021 - Aug 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Music in the Park at Heritage Park is back with another summer of much-needed free concerts! The shows will take place inside the Park at the historic Didsbury bandstand where everyone can come together with a safe and comfortable amount of wide-open space. Enjoy some of the best emerging acts the local music scene has to offer. As always, rain or shine, the show will go on.
|Location:||Heritage Park Historical Village: 1900 Heritage Drive SW|
|Category:||Free Events, Music, Theatre & Performances|
Historic Calgary Week.
Everyday from Jul 23, 2021 - Aug 2, 2021 at 7:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Chinook Country Historical Society is pleased to present the 31st Annual Historic Calgary Week from July 23 to August 2. Learn about and celebrate the history, culture, and community of Calgary and area with this year’s theme - Zooming Back: Unmasking Our History. There are virtual and in-person events and with more than 55 different walks, talks, tours, and presentations, there is something for everyone! Pre-registration is required and there are attendance limits in place. Donations are graciously accepted and appreciated. Discover historical treasures in our city by taking part in the History Hunt (available on the website) and challenge yourself with the HCW Crossword Puzzle that will appear in the Calgary Herald on July 23. For full program details, visit the website or the CCHS Facebook page.
|Location:||Calgary & Area|
|Category:||Family Fun, Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Fun for Kids, Open House & Tours, Parent's Night Out, Talks, Workshops & Seminars|