The best food events happening in Calgary on Canada Day

Jun 22 2018, 4:41 pm

We can’t believe it, but Canada Day is just around the corner.

And what better way to celebrate your national pride on Sunday, July 1 than to eat and drink to your heart’s content on our beloved country’s birthday?

While there will be awesome parties, parades, and firework displays all around town, loads of restaurants will also stay open to offer some awesome Canada Day food specials and just amazing culinary events in general.

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We have put together a list of amazing places to get your Canada Day eats and drinks.

Bring your friends, family, and get into the red-and-white holiday spirit!

Hudsons Pub

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As we march into the 151sth year of this beautiful country, Hudsons is saying farewell to 150 years with $1.5 beers every Friday and Saturday in June, from 9 pm to close. On Canada Day, the pub will also have half-off drinks in celebration of Canada’s birthday.

When: July 1
Where: Hudsons Pub’s various locations
Price: Free entry

Canada Day Celebration in Chinatown

Calgary’s Chinatown is hosting an all-day celebration for Canada’s birthday and decades of Chinese contributions to this great country. You can expect a variety of delicious Asian eats, instead of a traditional barbecue dinner. There will also be cultural performances and family-friendly activities like Kung Fu and Chinese musicals.

When: July 1 from 11 am to 11:30 pm
Where: Chinese Cultural Centre and its surrounding areas — 197 1st Street SW
Price: Free

Calgary Farmers’ Market

Calgary Farmers’ Market’s Sunday brunch and market tour will fall on Canada Day next weekend, and this is a can’t-miss event for Calgarian foodies. You’ll learn how to eat Alberta first while enjoying pastries, salads, cheeses, meats, vegetables, sweets, and beverages.

When: July 1 from 10:30 am to 1 pm
Where: The Calgary Farmers Market — 510 77th Avenue SE
Price: $55 per person; buy online

Heritage Park Canada Day

There is no better place to celebrate Canada’s 151st birthday than Heritage Park Historical Village. The first 2,018 guests will get to enjoy a free pancake breakfast in the morning, and there will also be a mouth-watering barbecue tent. The park will be buzzing with activities all day long, including crafts, old-fashioned outdoor games, and a parade.

When: July 1 from 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park Historical Village — 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Price: $26.5 for general admission; buy online

Canada Day at Eau Claire Market

Come celebrate Canada Day with a free all-day party at Eau Claire Market. There will be free ice cream, live entertainment, a petting zoo, magicians, and more. For adults, Garage Sports Bar will also be hosting a licensed area with live music until 9 pm.

When: July 1 from 11 am to 9 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market — 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free entry

Canadian Lumberjack Party at the King Eddy

Throw on those Canadian tuxedos and lumberjack plaid ensembles, and get ready for some suds, pub grub, and live music at the historic King Eddy. The King Eddy will open permanently on July 20, 2018.

When: July 1 from 11 am to 6 pm
Where: King Eddy — 438 9th Avenue SE
Price: $10 cover charge; buy online

Home & Away Canada Day Patio Party

Home & Away is throwing a special, all day, long weekend edition of Sunday Night Lights. Come down for $4 happy hour all night, $16 buckets of Molson Canadian, and $10 boozy red and white slushies.

When: July 1 from 2 pm to 2 am
Where: Home & Away — 1331 17th Avenue SW
Price: Free entry

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at Canada Day Celebration

Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at AMJ Calgary Chapter has been organizing Canada Day celebrations since 2006. The chapter aims to promote national pride and community spirit. There will be a free barbecue and fun activities for children, and around 7,000 Calgarians show up each year.

When: July 1 from 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Prairie Winds Park — 223 Castleridge Boulevard NE
Price: Free entry

Canada Day at Fort Calgary

Spend Canada Day on Fort Calgary’s 40+ acres of breathtaking riverfront grounds. Although they will not be hosting their regular pancake breakfast this year on Canada Day, there will be a barbecue tent, a family-friendly beer garden, and loads of food trucks for you to choose from.

When: July 1 from 9 am to 4 pm
Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE
Price: Free entry

Canada Day Weekend Calgary International Jerk Festival

Come to celebrate an early Canada Day with a twist at the Calgary International Jerk Festival. It is a Caribbean food and music festival, highlighting the famous jerk dishes from Jamaica. Participants are invited to enjoy the smell, taste, music, and other cultural aspects of the Caribbean.

When: June 30 from 6 am to 3 pm
Where: Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Society — 3688 48th Avenue Northeast
Price: $15 to $140

5th Annual Canada Day Block Party

You can get the best view of the fireworks in all of Calgary at this Canada Day Block Party. There will be tons of food trucks and also a beer garden by WildRose and Garage Sports Bar. Six entertainers will provide live music at the event, and there will also be many free kids activities.

When: July 1 from 2 to 11 pm
Where: Max Bell Centre — 1001 Barlow Trail SE
Price: Free

Canada Day Beer Showdown

Canadian brewers have been showing their full talents and starting to knock imported beers off the shelf. As an early celebration for Canada Day, The Kensington Wine Market will drink to our beautiful nation by running through some of Canada’s best drinks.

When: June 28 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: Kensington Wine Market — 1257 Kensington Road NW
Price: $30 per person; buy online

Mill Street Brewery’s Red & White Canada Day

Come to Mill Street Brewery to celebrate 151 years with delicious beers and some juicy burgers. The pub will have $5 pints, $5 burgers, and $7 flights all day long. Call 403-454-6871 to set up your reservation today.

When: July 1 at 10 am
Where: Mill Street Brewery — 219 17th Avenue SW
Price: Free entry



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