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.
Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience.
Every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Jul 30, 2021 - Aug 29, 2021 at 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Takes place until August 29. In an imaginative and immersive presentation crafted for these unique times by world-renowned audiovisual designers, Beyond Van Gogh uses cutting-edge projection technology to create an engaging journey into the world of Van Gogh. Using his dreams, his thoughts, and his words to drive the experience as a narrative, you move along projection swathed walls wrapped in light, color, and shapes that swirl, dance ,and refocus into flowers, cafes, and landscapes. Masterpieces, now freed from frames, come alive, appear and disappear, flow across multi-surfaces, the minutia of details titillating your heightened senses. Through his own words set to a symphonic score, come to a new appreciation of this tortured artist’s stunning work! To purchase your timed tickets, visit the website.
|Location:||BMO Centre, Stampede Park: 20 Roundup Way SE|
|Category:||Family Fun, Holiday Fun, Parent's Night Out|
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.
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 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|
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.|
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.
Carifest Band Launch.
> Saturday Jul 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Get your holiday weekend started with Carifest, Calgary's annual festival celebrating Caribbean arts and culture, with Band Launch! Enjoy costume displays, Caribbean music, food trucks, and more! Limited in-person audience is allowed.
|Location:||containR: 1020, 2 Avenue NW|
|Category:||Festivals & Fairs, Free Events, Holiday Fun, Music, Theatre & Performances, Parent's Night Out|
Calgary Zoo - ZooNights.
Every Friday, Saturday, Jul 30, 2021 - Jul 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Takes place July 30 to 31 & September 3 to 4. Come enjoy a summer evening at the wildest place in the city - the Calgary Zoo! The Zoo will be open late throughout the summer, so you can enjoy your favorite animals and the beautiful grounds a little longer. Grab a delicious bento box and a cold adult bevy* as well! Whether you make it a date night or you bring the whole family, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Don't forget, you'll be directly supporting the Zoo's wildlife conservation initiatives through your admission, so it's a win-win! *Must be legal drinking age - everyone will be ID'd.
The Drive-In at TELUS Spark: Cars.
> Saturday Jul 31, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Drive-In at TELUS Spark Presents: Cars. A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family. Doors open at 5pm; movie viewing from 6 to 8pm. For more information on COVID rules and regulations and to purchase tickets, visit the website.
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|
The Drive-In at TELUS Spark: Mortal Kombat (2021).
> Saturday Jul 31, 2021 at 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Drive-In at TELUS Spark Presents: Mortal Kombat (2021). MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. Doors open at 8pm; movie-viewing from 9 to 11pm. For more information on COVID rules and regulations and to purchase tickets, visit the website.