May Long Weekend Fun!

Pg74-RinginSpring[1]May 20 & 21 – Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (Free Tickets to E.T. for Fort McMurray Evacuees!)
The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to support displaced residents of Fort McMurray staying in the Calgary area by offering complimentary tickets for 2 upcoming Calgary Philharmonic concert events. Residents showing Fort McMurray ID at the Box Office on the day of the eligible concerts will receive free entry! Tickets are subject to availability while seats last. The two eligible concert events are: May 20 at 8pm and May 21 at 2pm. To claim tickets: Show Fort McMurray ID to the Box Office at the Jubilee Auditorium on the day of the performance.

May 20 & 21 – Picnic in the Village
YYC Food Trucks Wheel Out Picnic in the Village. Admission is $5 and the event is free for kids under the age of 14! The picnic will be taking over Crossroads just east of the Simmons Building. More than 15 food trucks will be in attendance at this year’s event serving up a plethora of food. There will also be live music from BassBus, giveaways, cold beer from Village Brewery and a slew of things to see and do!

May 21 – The Banff Centre Children’s Festival
Check website for individual showtimes. Take a journey into the world of creativity! All ages welcome. Check out The Floating Mouse, The Kif-Kif Sisters and Dan Zanes. Plus, there will be many free events including circus, dance and craft workshops, bouncy castles and more! Don’t miss Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique for older audiences ages 10+. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

May 21 to 23 – Heritage Park Historical Village Opening Weekend
Kick off the long weekend with Heritage Park! Start the day off with a complimentary pancake breakfast, then take a spin at the Antique Midway, meet new baby farm animals, enjoy a new play and more! For more information, visit

May 21 to 23 – Grand Opening Weekend at Calaway Park
Calaway Park is celebrating 35 Years of Family Fun in 2016! Join in all the excitement of 32 rides, 23 skill testing games, 24 tasty food locations, 5 attractions and live entertainment all included with your one pay gate admission!

May 21- 35th Anniversary Charity Event & My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe
Come on down for a free single ice cream cone during the event for customer appreciation and the fundraising event for the Children’s Wish Foundation and First Steps! There will also be music, face painting, draw gifts and more! There are two My Favorite Ice Cream Shoppe locations: 2048, 42 Avenue SW & Unit #1114, 8561, 8A Avenue SW.

May 21 – Puppet Pop-Up Studio: Pop-Up Puppets
Make your own pop-up puppet from step-by-step instruction, perform with your puppet and be a part of a story. It’s fun for the whole family! Note: Children and teens must participate with an adult or senior. The Puppet Pop-Up Studio is a monthly puppet-making and performing workshop on the third Saturday of each month at different locations in Calgary. All family members, youngsters and elders can create art and drama together, and this workshop accommodates all skills and ages, with a different theme each month.

May 23 – Conspirare: A Company of Voices IN CONCERT
Don’t miss the Grammy Award-winning Conspirare: A Company of Voices in concert for one night only! Conspirare is a virtuoso choir – a dream team of singers from around the U.S.A. Their concerts are mosaics of music and poetry, beautifully crafted into inventive programs designed to surprise and delight. So whatever your musical inclinations, you’ll be moved and transformed by the Conspirare experience! In this concert, Conspirare will pay tribute to the late, great Stephen Paulus (1949-2014), known for his lush melodies, elegant craftsmanship and a mastery of understanding the human voice to create gorgeous compositions.