16 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, June 22

Jun 21 2019, 4:54 pm

It’s the first Saturday of summer which means that you absolutely have to live your very best life at one of these amazing events.

Get out there and enjoy today, June 22!

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Cavalry FC vs Forge FC

What: Cavalry FC take on the Forge FC on June 22 in Canadian Premier League action to Spruce Meadows

When: June 22, 2019
Time: 3 pm
Where:¬†Spruce Meadows ‚Äst18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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

5K Foam Fest Alberta 2019

june 22

5K Foam Fest/Facebook

What: The 5K Foam Fest features some super exciting obstacles to get over, under, and around, including the world’s largest inflatable waterslide. Combine these obstacles with 2.5 million cubic feet of foam that is pumped out at each event, and chances are you’ll be enjoying an epic summer day.

This year, the event takes place just outside of Calgary in Red Deer and foamy runners will get to enjoy live DJs and a vendor village. If you miss out on the Red Deer event, the race will also visit Leduc and Medicine Hat ‚ÄĒ it may be a somewhat longer road trip, but that‚Äôs all part of the fun anyway. And it‚Äôs all for a good cause. The family fun event supports the¬†Make A Wish Foundation.

When: Saturday, June 22 (Red Deer), Saturday, June 29 (Medicine Hat), and Saturday, July 6 (Leduc)
Time: Various wave times throughout the day
Where:¬†Heritage Ranch ‚Äď 6300 Cronquist Drive, Red Deer (June 22), Medicine Hat Exhibition & Stampede ‚Äď 2055 21st Avenue SE, Medicine Hat (June 29), 4330 Black Gold Drive, Leduc (July 6)
Tickets: Register online, $60 to $75

Millarville Farmers’ Market 

What: Meet and shop at growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists at Millarville Farmers’ Market. Children 5 to 12 years can also join the Market Buds program. Participants will learn where their food comes from, gain confidence in conversation with Alberta Produce farmers and BC Fruit farmers, make healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibility for maintaining their own punch card and tokens. Tokens for spending on vegetables and fruit are earned by completing a weekly activity in the Market Buds area located in the garden.

When: Every Saturday until October 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Admission: $3, with proceeds going to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

APTN Indigenous Day Live 2019

What: Join the gathering for APTN Indigenous Day Live 2019 at Fort Calgary. There will be a free pancake breakfast, Powwow, children’s corner, vendors and food trucks, live entertainment, and more.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 9 am to 9 pm
Where:¬†Acadia Recreation Centre ‚Äď 240 90th Avenue SE, Calgary
More Info: Online

9th Annual Calgary Horror Con

What: Browse over 125 horror vendors, watch panels from our celebrity guests, get your favourite memorabilia signed and participate in our international film festival featuring roughly 70 films.

When: June 22 to June 23, 2019
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Where:¬†Clarion Hotel and Conference Centre ‚Äď 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Mad Max Ride YYC

What: A free critical mass, post-apocalyptic themed parade featuring music, art, costume and motion. Mad Max Ride YYC is a family-friendly active transport parade rolling from Stampede to a Sled Island Block Party. Show up to show off your Mad Max themed costumes and wheels. All modes of non-motorized active transport are welcome to enter (bicycles, roller blades, skateboards).

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where:¬†Meet at Calgary Stampede Parking Lot 14 ‚Äď 520 13 Ave SE, Victoria Park, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

4th Annual Lobster BBQ

June 22

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What: The Delta Calgary South by Marriott Presents the 4th Annual Lobster BBQ in support of Inn From The Cold. Guests will be treated to a delicious lobster and steak dinner. Entertainment will include an exciting competition between five of Marriott Calgary’s top chefs as they battle for the title of Master of the Grill. This year’s BBQ is an adult only event, with a live auction, music, silent auction and more fun to be had throughout the entire evening.

When: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where:¬†Southland Yard Bar and Table ‚Äď 135 Southland Drive Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Pollinator Picnic

What: Bring your own picnic lunch and blankets and learn how to assemble your very own bee box while learning about what Grow Calgary and the Alberta Native Bee Council do. Enjoy many bee-themed games and crafts for the whole family.

When: June 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: St. Philip School Field ‚Äď 13825 Parkside Dr SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cochrane Farmers‚Äô Market ‚Äď 2019 Market at the Ranche

What:¬†The ‚ÄúMarket at the Ranche‚ÄĚ is open for its 21st Season. As an Alberta Approved Farmers‚Äô Market, each and every week will showcase the perfect mix of vendors ‚Äď full-time favourites alongside a wide range of new and unique products. Farmers, growers, brewers, distillers, artisans & makers ‚Äď an amazing variety every week.

When: Every Saturday until September 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Address: Cochrane Ranche Historic Site 663 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane
Admission: Free

The 2019 Royal Canadian Family Circus

june 23

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: Now to June 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Crossiron Mills ‚Äst261055 Crossiron Blvd, Rocky View No. 44
Tickets: Available online starting at $25 for general admission

Calgary Zoo Panda Passage

What: Witness the Calgary Zoo’s four resident giant pandas as they munch on their favourite snack, bamboo. Adults Er Shun and Da Mao and cubs Jia Panpan and Jua Yueyue are ambassadors for the vulnerable species and are the pride of China. This May marks the one-year anniversary of their arrival at the Calgary Zoo. The two cubs will be returning home to China soon, so be sure to enjoy their cuteness while they are still here. If you are a member of the Calgary Zoo, you will be able to access exclusive member-only viewings of the Panda Passage, as well as fast-track your way into visiting these cuddly, lovable creatures.

When: Open seven days a week
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where:¬†Calgary Zoo ‚Äď 210 St George‚Äôs Drive NE, Calgary
Memberships: Sign up via Calgary Zoo

Sled Island Music and Arts Festival 2019

What: The Sled Island Music and Arts Festival will be back in Calgary and features over 250 amazing bands and performers. The festival spans multiple venues throughout the city, and live music events will be accompanied by comedy, film, and art showings during the five-day bash.

When: Now to Sunday, June 23, 2018
Time: A full schedule will be released closer to the date of the festival
Where: Multiple venues throughout Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $214 for a full festival pass, individual tickets vary in price

Banff Gondola

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019.
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
Tickets: Online, various prices

Sled Island presents: We Are Not An Island Queer Zine Fair

What: A two-day event celebrating and showcasing the thriving community of self-identified queer-folk and other traditionally marginalized and excluded members of the Calgary creative community. This year the Fair will feature over 40 artists and collectives providing exhibitors an accessible and inclusive marketplace to share with the public a selection of zines, comics, books, posters and other printed matter. There will also be a line-up of additional programming including a panel, workshop and an all-ages afterparty.

When: June 22 and June 23, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Saturday), 12 to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where:¬†Calgary Central Library ‚Äst800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

SiStar Circle: Summer Solstice Market

What: SiStar Circle Summer Solstice Market will be hosting over a dozen local makers and artisans, including crafts, chocolates, flowers and more.

When: Friday, June 21 to Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: SiStar Circle YYC ‚Äď 234 7th Street NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

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