11 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, June 23

Jun 21 2019, 11:56 pm

Sundays are made for summer, from patio brunches to outdoor events, there are plenty of things to do in Calgary to make this one memorable!

Enjoy the most out of today, June 23.

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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 – 2120 16 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The 2019 Royal Canadian Family Circus

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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 – 261055 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 – 210 St George’s 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

Drags Benny 2.0

What: Drags Benny, presented by Eat North, will be going down at the Fairmont Palliser on June 23. Performers like RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Jade Jolie will be hitting the dance floor, along with local queens like Kaos, The Marvelous Mo B. Dick, Abeiya Miraj, and Angelina Starchild.

This event will also feature a silent auction with prizes like Eau Claire Distillery spirits, a farm tour package, and a one-night stay in a Fairmont Palliser luxury suite with a brunch up for grabs. All proceeds from the 50/50 and silent auction will go towards Calgary Pride

When: June 23, 2019
Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm
Where: Hotel Fairmont Palliser – 133 9 Avenue SW
Price: $65 – $640; buy online

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Puppies and Prosecco, there is no better combination! Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive 2 glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: June 23, July 7, July 21, August 11, August 25, September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 – 4 Street SW
TicketsOnline, $40

3rd Annual Alberta Oyster Festival

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What: Think you’re the fastest shucker in Alberta? Compete in the Expert Shucking Competition and win a trip to the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival in Prince Edward Island to compete in the Canadian Oyster Shucking Championship. Plus enjoy a live DJ, food and drink booths and some silent auction items. In support of in support of Meal Share.

When: June 23, 2019
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: Rodney’s Oyster House – 355 10 Avenue SW, Calgary

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
TicketsOnline, 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 with 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 – 800 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 – 234 7th Street NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Chinese Orchestra presents: Scenes from Tea Horse Road

What: Calgary Chinese Orchestra is presenting its 2019 annual concert, titled “Scenes from Tea Horse Road” at MRU’s Leacock Theatre on June 23. The concert features folk music from the ancient Tea Horse Road region in southwest China, as well as new works including a Canadian premiere. Joined by Suona virtuoso Wu Zhong-xi from Vancouver and CCO’s own Youth Ensemble.

When: Sunday, June 23, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Leacock Theatre – 4825 Mount Royal Gate Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

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