This long weekend, don’t just hang around at home – go out and enjoy the many fantastic events and festivals in and around Calgary! We’ve got our top picks for long weekend fun.

Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic Show & Junior Handling National Finals
Jul 29, 2016 – Aug 1, 2016; The Alberta Kennel Club will be hosting the Summer Classic show at Spruce Meadows. Events will be taking place all weekend, including tours, conformation, obedience, rally-o, agility and scent hurdling. This year, they also have the pleasure of hosting the Junior National competition. This competition brings together young people from all over Canada who compete in conformation and obedience. Tickets can be purchased at the door. www.facebook.com/AlbertaKennelClub/

9th Annual Calgary Turkish Festival
Jul 29, 2016 – Jul 31, 2016; Come experience the Calgary Turkish Festival! Browse and buy Turkish products, souvenirs, and handcrafts, there will also be activities for the kids, sit back and watch demonstrations and performances, sample Turkish cuisine, and much more! This is a free event at the Eau Claire Festival Plaza. www.calgaryturkishfestival.com

Cochrane Ranche Days 
Jul 30, 2016 – Aug 1, 2016; Alberta’s oldest Ranche turns 130 this summer, and it’s time to celebrate. Whether you are interested in the pony rides, family picnic, expanded Farmers’ Market or the arts, crafts, music and entertainment on display, there’s truly something for everyone. Cochrane Ranche Days take place July 30, 31 and August 1. For the full schedule of activities and times of the events, visit the website. http://cochranesustainability.ca/ranchedays

Canmore Folk Musical Festival
Jul 30, 2016 – Aug 1, 2016; Take a short trip to Canmore for this annual folk music festival! In addition to great music, there will be food and craft vendors, kids area, and more! On Friday, July 29, there will be a free concert at the Canmore Civic Centre from 6 to 9pm (902, 7 Avenue in Canmore). There will also be a free pancake breakfast and live music on Monday, August 1 from 8 to 10:30am on 7 Avenue, between Main Street and 7 Street in Canmore. For the full schedule lineup, to purchase tickets and for more information about the Festival, visit the website. www.canmorefolkfestival.com

Inglewood Sunfest
Saturday Jul 30, 2016; Inglewood Sunfest will be celebrating the best of summer in Calgary with beer gardens, prime patios, food trucks, bands, bounce houses, dance troupes, a Show and Shine, performers from the Calgary Fringe festival, and much more. In other words, fun for all ages. For more information, visit the website. www.inglewoodsunfest.ca

Heritage Day Celebrations at Fort Calgary
Monday Aug 1, 2016; Explore your heritage! There will be lots of engaging family-friendly activities. For more information, visit the website. www.fortcalgary.com

Heritage Day Celebrations at Heritage Park
Monday Aug 1, 2016; Celebrate Alberta’s rich historical past! Start your day with a complimentary pancake breakfast, then discover how the west was once at Canada’s largest living history museum! Ride the train, visit the old-fashioned candy store, paddle with voyageurs and more. For more information, visit the website. www.heritagepark.ca

Tour de Bowness Street Festival
Monday Aug 1, 2016; Corresponding with the annual Tour de Bowness cycling race, the Tour de Bowness Street Festival will take over Bowness Road through downtown Bowness with local entertainment, businesses, artisan vendors, corporate booths, food booths, a kids’ area and buskers! For more information, visit the website. www.mainstreetbowness.com

Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza
Monday Aug 1, 2016; Head on down to Olympic Plaza for the 39th Annual Heritage Day Festival! Enjoy multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, enjoy face painting, frolic on a bouncer, try a new dish, or sit back, relax, and enjoy folk performances on stage! For more information, visit the Facebook page. www.facebook.com/FolkArtsYYC