July 1st is Canada Day! Canada Day is best spent celebrating with our neighbors – get out and enjoy some of the wonderful festivals and events around town!
The City of Calgary Canada Day Celebrations
Join Canada’s 152nd birthday celebrations taking place across downtown. There will be a fabulous lineup of events, activities, food, music, and fun in store to help your family celebrate. Bring the family downtown to join from Fort Calgary to Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, to Prince’s Island Park – and everywhere in between! Don’t forget to cap the day off with The City’s spectacular fireworks! To check out the full lineup of festivities, visit the website.
Ultimate Canada Day Celebrations at Southcentre Mall
Spend July 1 enjoying the sunshine, a few beverages, and a bite to eat at this one-day-only event including a Beer Garden presented CRAFT. Free family-friendly activities will be available, including a come-and-try-it booth with Breathe Parkour, an archery zone from Strike Combat Archery, beanbag toss games by Cornhole YYC, and a special kid’s zone by Trico Centre. Guests can also enjoy an unforgettable street hockey experience at the Encore 4-on-4 Street Hockey Championships, which will be held adjacent to the Beer Gardens. The family-friendly tournament welcomes all ages and skill levels to participate. Registration is now closed, but all are welcome to watch the games and cheer on your favorite team.
East Village Street Fair
Join for street vendors, food trucks, live music, and cultural dancing. Local businesses will be showcasing many unique goods and the community garden area will host face painters and balloon twisters! 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 more! Come early – lines are often long for this one! Website.
Canada Day at Fort Calgary
Experience Canada Day at Fort Calgary! Outside on the grounds, grab a bite from the food trucks’ caravan, take the kids to the Fort Calgary Kids’ Zone (crafts, games, and artifacts!), meet your neighborhood champions at the Community Tent Village, get a free temporary tattoo with the Girl Guides of Canada, and see the North West Mounted Police brass band perform live! Enjoy a drink in the family-friendly indoor/outdoor beer garden located on the Fort Calgary patio, featuring Village Brewery beer and cider. Head inside the museum to enjoy some shade, the Indigenous Learning Space in Burnswest Theatre, Mountie uniform try-on station, and more! Admission by Donation! Admission to the museum is by cash donation, or bring a non-perishable food donation to the Veterans’ Food Bank. Website.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Day Celebrations
Canada Day celebrations at Prairie Winds Park has become one of the city’s premier events attended by thousands of Calgarians representing diverse communities. There will be a BBQ, flag hoisting and national anthem presented by a group of children, recreational activities and games for kids, guided tours of Baitun Nur, one of the largest mosques in Canada, and more! Website.
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Canada Day Celebrations
Enjoy Canada Day in Chinatown and get an introduction to many merchant and restaurant offerings. Stunning performances from multicultural talent, delicious authentic cuisine, and family-friendly activities will enhance your knowledge of cultural groups. Spin the wheel to receive discounts to cultural experiences, color your Chinese zodiac, and more! Website.
Canada Day Block Party at Max Bell Centre
This event boasts one of the best views of the Canada Day fireworks and includes headliner music and entertainment acts, a massive YYC vendors’ market, beer garden, a bigger than ever kids’ zone, an Indigenous village, food trucks, and more! Pet-friendly, too. Website.