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25 things to do in Calgary this weekend: June 14 to 16

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Daniel Chai Jun 14, 2019 5:00 am

The last official weekend of spring is here! Enjoy these 25 events happening in Calgary on Friday, June 14, Saturday, June 15, and Sunday, June 16. Roll Out Roller Skate Festival, Father’s Day, and more!

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Friday, June 14

Roll Out: Calgary’s First Roller Skate Festival

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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

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

The ABBA Show

What: The ABBA Show, direct from Australia and following more than 5000 international shows, is coming to Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.

When: Friday, June 14, 2019
Time: 8 pm
Where: Grey Eagle Resort & Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Saturday, June 15

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 includes Barb Higgins, Paul Brandt, Mark Erickson & 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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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

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

Sunday, June 16

CHROMA at Southcentre Mall

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What: CHROMA is an interactive event, complete with a 12-piece art installation by eight different local artists, including  Peaseblossoms, Michelle Hoogveld, Tyler Lemermeyer, Maria Dina Galura, Rei Duncan, Rhys Farrell, Rachael Meckling, and Caine Chow.

When: Now to June 16, 2019
Time: Mall Hours
Where: Southcentre Mall – 100 Anderson Rd SE
Admission: Free

Father’s Day Brunch

What: Treat your good ol’ dad to a delicious brunch on the mezzanine of the iconic Gasoline Alley Museum.

When: Sunday, June 16. 2019
Time: Seatings at 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm and 2 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Call (403) 268-8500 to reserve your table, Adults: $34.95 Children (3-11): $24.95 Children 2 and under: Free. Prices do not include GST.

Father’s Day BBQ at Mount Engadine Lodge

What: Enjoy a juicy burger with your dad as you bask in the beauty of the rocky mountains.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Where: 1 Mount Shark Road
Tickets: Call 587-807-0570 or email [email protected] to reserve

The Stampeders

What: Juno Award-winning Canadian classic rock band The Stampeders bring all of their hits to Jack Singer Concert Hall.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall at Arts Common – 205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Father’s Day BBQ

What: Panorama Hills Community Centre hosts a Father’s Day BBQ. In addition to the BBQ, there will be lots of games and a photo booth to remember your special day with Dad.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 4 to 6 pm
Where: Panorama Hills Community Centre – 88 Panamount Hill NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Jazz Orchestra: The DUKE! Featuring Cory Weeds

What: Join Calgary Jazz Orchestra for their 14th season closer, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Vancouver Saxophonist Cory Weeds, and CJO Saxophonist Shane Statz.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 7 to 9:15 pm
Where: River Park Church – 3818 14a St SW, Calgary
TicketsOnline

Rad Dad Day

Calaway Park

What: Bring your Pop’s or even Grandpa to Calaway Park for a fun-filled day that will celebrate just how great they are. Calaway Park is Western Canada’s largest outdoor family amusement park, with 32 family-friendly rides, entertainment, treats and more.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 7 pm
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission: Dads and granddads get free admission when accompanied by a child.

Father’s Day Brewery Tours at Red Bison Brewery

What: The tour starts off with an explanation of Red Bison’s name and why founder Steve started the brewery. Attendees will then see the homebrew system Steve used to brew beer on the balcony of his downtown Calgary condo, and talk about malt and how each of the flavours impact the recipes. After this, it’s a walk through the processes for the brew day and the fermentation process. Once the tour is complete, guests will be able to drink beers. Ticket includes Brewery Tour, a flight consisting of 4 x 5oz glasses plus 10% off merch purchases.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 1 to 2:30 pm
Where: Red Bison Brewery – 111, 3016 10 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, $10

Father’s Day at Spark – Free entry for Dads

What: Bring dad for free to Calgary’s Science Centre. Challenge him to a fully loaded burger tower at the outdoor BBQ, or just chill out with live summer tunes, beer tastings, wicked science, and Calgary’s largest outdoor playground – the Brainasium. Access to the outdoor BBQ is included in your General Admission or Membership to TELUS Spark. Guests will be able to purchase food and drink tickets onsite. BBQ menu items and beverages are individually priced.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
More Info: Online

Summer Jazz Festival Jazzwalk

What: JazzYYC’s annual JazzWalk, sponsored by TD and the Inglewood BIA, is a free, family-friendly event at various venues throughout Inglewood and the Music Mile.! Don’t miss your guided tour of all the afternoon’s music with Art Walk With Art.

When: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Time: 12 to 6 pm
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

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