14 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, June 30

Jun 28 2019, 9:44 pm

Make the most of your last day of June by checking out any one of these wonderful events!

It’ll be sure to make this long weekend a memorable one.

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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: June 28 to September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm for full season
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Tickets: Available online, starting at $15

1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls

What: Raise a glass to Canada this weekend with 1/2 price Canadian wines at Earls. Perfect for before or after your Canada Day party plans.

When: June 28 to July 1, 2019
Time: All Day
Where: Various Earls Restaurants

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

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where:¬†Esker Foundation ‚Äď 4th Floor ‚Äď 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canada Day at Spruce Meadows

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Spruce Meadows / Facebook

What: Head to Spruce Meadows on June 30 for early Canada Day celebrations. There is a free ATCO Pancake Breakfast at 8 am for the first 5,000 people, top sport of show jumping throughout the day, and free family activities throughout the day. The Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra concludes the day with an outdoor performance at 5 pm.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 8 am to 7 pm
Where:¬†Spruce Meadows ‚Äď 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Market Collective Summer Takeover at St. Louis

What: Market Collective will be setting up a summer-long activation at the St. Louis hotel in East Village. There will be programming with food trucks, art installations, DJs, and musicians. There will also be an urban basketball court outside. Some artists will rotate on a monthly basis.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until September 1, 2019
Time: 12 to 7 pm (Friday), 11 am to 5 pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Where:¬†St. Louis Hotel ‚Äď 430 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Crafted Sessions Vol. 5 Canada Day Wknd 

What: Great Canadian Bash ‚Äď a two room special event for the Canada Day long weekend. Crafted Sessions will have music at both Cold Garden and Ol‚Äô Beautiful breweries, with the Vegan Street Eats and Zilford‚Äôs Fried Chicken food trucks outside.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 9 pm to 2 am
Where: Cold Garden ‚Äď 1100 11 St SE, Calgary; Ol‚Äô Beautiful Brewing Co. ‚Äst1103 12 St SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Cinematic Sundays at Glenbow Museum

What: A curated series of afternoon film screenings celebrating the world of art, style, and fashion on the big screen. Bar service is offered during the films and you can purchase a snack too.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 1 pm
Where:¬†The Glenbow Museum ‚Äď 130 9th Ave SW
Admission: $10, $8 for members. Entrance to the museum not included.

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food and more.

When: Open daily until Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14.
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where:¬†Calaway Park ‚Äď 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

From Racialization to Peoplehood: Exploring MeŐĀtis Identity, Past and Present

What: Lougheed House’s summer exhibit explores Métis identity from a number of perspectives, both historical and contemporary.

When: Wednesdays to Sundays until September 30, 2019. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
Time: 11 am to 4 pm (Wednesdays to Fridays), 10 am to 4 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where:¬†Lougheed House ‚Äď 707 13 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Admission:¬†$8.50 adult, $6.50 seniors and students $5 child (Ages 6 ‚Äď 12), $25.00 for a family, free for children under 6

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

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Calgary Zoo

What: Every Sunday until November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where:¬†Calgary Zoo ‚Äď 210 St George‚Äôs Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Community Festival: Canada Day Celebration

What: The one-day outdoor festival features local musical acts, artisan market, community displays and children’s activities. Food will be available for purchase from Plaza restaurants. Along with several local businesses, the communities of Deer Run, Deer Ridge, Queensland, Parkland and Lake Bonavista are all event sponsors.

When: June 30, 2019.
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Deer Point Plaza ‚Äď 14919 Deer Ridge Drive SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

School of Rock: Calgary House Band and Regina House Band

What: The School of Rock Calgary House Band team up with SOR Regina House Band for a performance at Broken City.

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where:¬†Broken City ‚Äď 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
More Info: Online

Craft Beer Market Canada Day Beer Fest

What: Head to CRAFT for Canada Day Beer Fest. Attendees will be sampling a selection of beers and drinks from some of the finest folks this country has to offer. Partial proceeds go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Ride To Conquer Cancer

When: June 30, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where:¬†CRAFT Beer Market ‚Äď Calgary Downtown ‚Äď 345 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online