14 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, June 15

Jun 14 2019, 3:03 am

We’ve made it back around to the best day of the entire week!

Make the most of this Saturday, June 15, at one of these wonderful events.

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Hansel & Gretel: In Concert

What: Three Sisters Young Artists present a twist on the classic fairytale, Hansel and Gretel: In Concert. The quirky English translation written by Marcie Stapp combined with Humperdinks lush dreamlike harmonies transports the audience to a magical land full of candy and gingerbread people.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Christ Church Elbow Park – 3602 8 St SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Roll Out: Calgary’s First Roller Skate Festival

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Woman roller skating/Shutterstock

What: A festival that brings magic on wheels for a weekend of workshops, performances, great music and skating at the Village Square Leisure Center. Watch, dance, skate, and learn from international guests, local professionals and skaters from across North America. Featuring a Friday night skate, Saturday night spectacular Gala Showcase featuring international stars, an amateur showcase, park skating, and roller dance workshops.

When: Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Village Square Leisure Center – 2623 56 St NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The 2019 Royal Canadian Family Circus

What: The internationally-renowned event is coming to Calgary for 12 shows on its 2019 Canadian tour. Expect explosive circus acts like the Flying Cortes Trapeze, the Wheel of Destiny, chair balancing, and aerialists, to name a few.

When: June 14 to 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Crossiron Mills – 261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View No. 44
Tickets: Available online starting at $25 for general admission

Heritage Park Summer Season

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Heritage Park Historical Village (Bernard Spragg. NZ/Flickr)

What: Enjoy a different experience every day at Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Take a tour back in time on a horse-drawn wagon ride, play traditional Aboriginal games in the First Nations’ Encampment and pick up a freshly baked cheese bun from the Alberta Bakery. Plus S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler will once again sail the Glenmore Reservoir this summer, which means the return of the much-loved Captain’s Cruises.

When: Daily
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Bumble Block Party

What: Join Bumble users from all over Calgary for a full weekend takeover of Ol’ Beautiful’s patio (1103 12th St. SE). Come for the lawn games, live musical performances, inspiring panels, a drag brunch, beer flights and tastings, a women-led market, and lots of empowering connections. Throughout the weekend, for every social media post with the hashtag #BumbleBlockParty, Bumble will donate $5 to local charity Making Changes.

When: Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Ol’ Beautiful’s Brewing Co. – 1103 12th St. SE, Calgary
Admission: Free for everyone with a Bumble profile

Little Modern Market: Spring Edition

What: A modern and local pop up market, bringing amazing small and locally owned shops to the suburbs of Calgary

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where: Rally Pointe Volleyball Club – 11511 35 Street SE
More Info: Online

TEDxYYC 2019 – You Are Here

What: This year’s TEDxYYC theme is “You Are Here” and will feature big thinkers, action takers, courageous innovators and more. Speakers this year include Barb Higgins, Paul Brandt, Mark Erickson and Matthew Kennedy, and more.

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 11 am
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SE
Tickets: Online

Calgary Babes Who Brunch

What: Each Babes Who Brunch event is led by a fierce female keynote speaker who shares her insights, experiences and life story. There are also brunch time eats and sips, and all the inspiration and insight you need to get a grip on your goals and kick-start your hustle long after.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 10 am to 12 noon
Where: Murrieta’s Bar & Grill – 200-808 1 Street SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $50-$60

VegFest Calgary

What: VFC 2019 will be a one-day epic festival filled with delicious food, powerful industry speakers, local businesses, live local musicians, kid-friendly Cold Garden Beer Gardens, and more.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 12 to 8 pm
Where: Millennium Park – 1220 9th Avenue SW
Admission: FREE with a voluntary donation

Calgary Stampeders vs Ottawa Redblacks

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Candice Ward / Calgary Stampeders

What: The Calgary Stampeders take on the Ottawa Redblacks on June 15 at McMahon Stadium.

When: June 15, 2019
Time: 4 pm
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturdays on 17th

What: Spend your Saturday on 17th Ave all summer long. From now through to July 27, the neighbourhood will be featuring live music, games, giveaways, and movies in Tomkins Park. Bring the whole family and enjoy the festivities.

When: Every Saturday from now to July 27, 2019
Time: 12 to 9 pm (movie screenings start at 6 pm)
Where: Tomkins Park (corner of 8th Street & 17th Avenue SW)
Admission: Free

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

What: The Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is a giant inflatable obstacle course big enough for adults to jump around on. The gigantic floating fortress features a 15-foot tower, a climbing wall, a launch bag, a trapeze swing, and basically anything else you could ever imagine. Located, as the name suggests, on Sylvan Lake, the aqua park can be found just west of Red Deer, meaning that it is only an hour and a half drive from Calgary for a full day of fun on the lake.

When: Open June 15 and 16 and June 22 and 23, and then from June 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm for opening weekend, 11 am to 8 pm for full season
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Tickets: Available online, starting at $15

April Wine

What: Halifax rockers April Wine perform all of their hits at Deerfoot Inn and Casino on June 15.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: 9 pm start
Where: Deerfoot Inn & Casino – 11500 35 Street Southeast #1000, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Fiasco Sounds of Summer Festival

What: Dan Mangan and Stars headline Sounds of Summer 2019, a gathering of food, beer, music and friends in our community. Taking place outside the Fiasco HQ, this all-ages event will showcase local brands of all industries and sizes that continue to grow our Calgary’s culture. Also featuring Ruben Young, Boreal Sons, Burchill, Joash Charles, Roy LT, Yung Nino, and Joanna Magik.

When: Saturday, June 15, 2019
Time: Doors 2 pm, music 3 pm
Where: Fiasco Gelato – 221 19 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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