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15 things to do this Canada Day in Calgary

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 29, 2015 3:37 pm

Canada Day is coming up on July 1 and what better way to celebrate our marvelous country than getting out and enjoying it. Here are several events happening around Calgary that you should check out.

First Nations Powwow

  • What: The First Nations Powwow,a traditional Powwow, is being presented by the Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Center. The powwow showcases traditional dancing, drumming and storytelling. Enjoy a proud part of Canadian heritage and engage in cultural sharing with the First Nations, Metis and inuit people.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park-698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: 10a.m. to 6 p.m.

Living Flag Presented by Calgary After School

  • What: Be apart of the living flag tradition by wearing red or white. The First 3,000 people receive free red or white t-shirts.
  • Where: Prince’s Island Park- 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary
  • When: 11 a.m to 12 p.m

Food Truck Roundup

  • What: Food trucks will be rounded up into one area for everyone to come and enjoy a nice meal or snack while listening to some local DJ’s. There will be Japaneses, Greek, tapas and modern Canadian foods to choose from.
  • Where: Festival Market- Between YMCA and Eau Claire Market
  • When: 11a.m to 11p.m.

Riverfront Festivities

  • What: The riverfront festivities kick off at noon and end off with bands playing at the riverfront stage starting at 7p.m. and they are expected to play until 11p.m.. The bands are Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and Stars.
  • Where: Harry Hays Building (The north lawn facing the Bow River)
  • When: 12p.m. to 11 p.m.

Fireworks presented by Hudson’s Bay

  • What: Watch the spectacular fireworks display on Centre Street bridge. Be sure to tune into Kool 101.5 and/ or The Peak 95.3 as the music will be synchronized to the fireworks.
  • Where: Centre Street bridge, Calgary
  • When: 10:45 p.m.

Heritage Park Canada and Dominion Day Events

  • What: Commemorate the formation of Canada in 1867 by joining friends and family at Heritage Park. Watch a Dominion Day parade, Calgary Police Service Band, vintage motor vehicles featuring the Foothills Model T Ford Club, Horse-drawn vehicles and costumed townsfolk.
  • Where: Heritage Park- 1900 Heritage Dr. SW, Calgary
  • When: 9:30am. to 5p.m.

Spruce Meadows Canada Day Celebrations

  • What: There will be an art walk, pony rides, wagon rides and face painting with the kids, family entertainment and shopping for this Canada day.
  • Where: Spruce Meadows- 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
  • When: July 1

Calgary Stampede Canada Day & Harry the Horse’s Birthday Bash

  • What: Celebrate Canada day and Harry the horse’s birthday, there will be stage entertainment, photo booths, interactive displays and more.
  • Where: Olympic Plaza-228 8 Ave SE, Calgary
  • When: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate Canada

  • What: Celebrate Canada is an initiative of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (AMJ) Calgary to get Calgarians of diverse backgrounds together to celebrate our country. The event will have singing of our national anthem, a flag hoisting and more actives.
  • Where: Prairie Winds Park- 223 Castleridge Blvd. NE, Calgary
  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Chinatown Fest

  • What: Calgary’s Chinatown street Festival, held by the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association, is back by popular demand to help celebrate our countries birthday.
  • Where: Chinatown
  • When: 3 p.m.-10 p.m.

Downtown Calgary- Soundtown Calgary Canada Day Music

  • What: Enjoy live music on the #IAMDOWNTOWN stage and explore other events, vendors, patios and buskers.
  • Where: Stephen Avenue Walk-8 Ave SW Calgary
  • When: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

East Village Street Fair, Show & Shine and 5th Street Square

  • What: This East Village Street Fair includes craft vendors, children’s activities and local performances.
  • Where: Various locations in East Village
  • When: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Eau Claire Market

  • What: A morning of fun awaits you in Eau Claire Market! There is tons of stuff to do and see including a magic show, jugglers, dancing and children’s activities. What’s the best part? FREE ice cream for the first 1000 guests!
  • Where: Centre Court and North Plaza, Eau Claire Market, Calgary
  • When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Fort Calgary

  • What: Come down to the birthplace of Calgary and have some family fun, history, culture, and free outdoor activities. There will be a free pancake breakfast, petting zoo, children’s crafts and more.
  • Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
  • When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Sien Lok Park

  • What: Best spot to see the Canada Day Fireworks! Guided tours of the Park start at 6 p.m. and the fireworks are expected to start at 10 p.m. from the Harry Hays Federal Building. Come a little bit earlier to get a good viewing spot!
  • Where: Sien Lok Park, Calgary
  • When: 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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