Canada Day in Calgary and the Foothills

O, Canada! There are events all over Calgary and the foothills region celebrating our beautiful country and the diverse people who call it home – why not pack up the kids and enjoy one of these great community festivals in your area? Don’t forget to stay up for the fireworks!

The City of Calgary and Partners Canada Day Celebrations
Join Canada’s 151st birthday celebrations taking place across downtown! There will be many fun, family-friendly, free events filled with music, dance, art and culture! The entertaining Indigenous Showcase is back on Prince’s Island Park, there will be a ‘One City, One Voice’ community sing-a-long at the Riverfront Stage, food trucks along Riverfront Avenue, a military showcase, Francophonie celebrations of food and music, a street fair in the East Village, and a multicultural celebration in Eau Claire (just to name a few!). Don’t forget that entrance to the National Music Centre is free on Canada Day, thanks to the support of Bell. As always, the evening will close with some great bands on the Riverfront Stage and the ENMAX Fireworks spectacular at 11pm! For the day’s schedule and full listing of Canada Day events with The City of Calgary and Partners, visit the website.

Celebrate Canada Day at Chestermere Lake
Celebrate Canada Day on the Lake! Start the celebrations with a free pancake breakfast in John Peake Park at 9am, followed by entertainment all day at the Pavilion Stage. Guests can also enjoy the bunny races, book sale, trading post, food trucks, and more! End the night with fireworks over the Lake. Check out the website for more information.

Airdrie Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks
Come celebrate Canada Day 2018 with Airdrie Parades and Fireworks! Airdrie’s favourite family-friendly summer celebration! Parade begins at 10am on Main Street, followed by the first ever Canada Day Street Festival! Fireworks begin at 10:45pm at Chinook Winds Park south of Yankee Valley Blvd. Bring the whole family and enjoy! Website.

Cochrane Canada Day Celebration and Fireworks
The Canada Day Community Celebration at Mitford Park. Cochrane Area Events Society is hosting a jam-packed family festival to celebrate, admission is free for the whole family. The celebration includes lots of fun for kids (petting zoo, pony rides, arrow tag, bouncy castle, mini golf and much more,) henna and sparkle tattoos, live multicultural entertainment and more! Fireworks display at 11pm. Website.

Canada Day at Spruce Meadows
Join for a variety of family-fun activities, a Rocky Mountain Symphony Concert, and amazing sport! Check out the website.

Canada Day at Fort Calgary
Enjoy family-friendly activities including free Fort Calgary scones for the first 1,000 guests, live music, kids’ crafts, circus performers, theatre games, a Fort Calgary artefact tent, the 3rd Annual Bow River Paddling Race, and more! All outdoor activities are free. Website.

Dominion Day/Canada Day at Heritage Park
Celebrate Canada Day the old-fashioned way! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, an old-fashioned parade down main street, mini chuckwagon races, family games, entertainment, and much more! Wear your red and white and celebrate Canada’s birthday! Website.

Canada Day Celebrations at the Calgary Corn Maze
Come on out for free pony rides and mining activities. Also, enjoy the farmyard animals in the petting zoo, train rides, zip lines, rope courses, and so much more! For more information, visit the website.

Canada Day at Calaway Park
Sunday Jul 1, 2018 at 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
There will be surprise giveaways at Calaway Park all day long! Join in for the fun. Website.

Canada Day at Eau Claire Market
Come celebrate Canada Day with a free all-day party at Eau Claire Market! There will be free ice cream (while supplies last), live entertainment, artisan market, children’s crafts, face painting, airbrush tattoos, petting zoo, magicians, and much more! Plus, for the adults, Garage Sports Bar will be hosting a licensed area with live music until 9pm. Website.

5th Annual Canada Day Block Party
Hosted by BassBus and MarketSpot YYC, the 5th Annual Canada Day Block Party is an all-ages celebration. The event boasts one of the best views of the Canada Day fireworks in Calgary, and will include Bassbus Live Music Stage, ft. headliner Justin Martin; Beer Garden (provided by Garage Sports Bar and Wildrose); Massive Local Vendor Market; Free Kids Activities (crafts, yoga, dance, and more!); and YYC Food Trucks! Website.