Canada Day is fast approaching and Calgarians are getting ready for the action-packed day. With multiple events across the city celebrating Canada’s 151st birthday there is truly something for everyone. Celebrate Canada Day your way by following this handy guide!
For The Shopaholic
Support local artisan vendors at the East Village Street fair by shopping for hand crafted goods. Feeling hungry? Pick up some delicious street food! While you are there check out the classic car show.
For The Amateur Singer
Join One City, One Voice; the community sing-a-long in belting out the Canadian classic ‘Heart of Gold’ by Neil Young. This Canadian karaoke is being led by Brian Farrell, the mentor behind Canadian artist’s Paul Brandt, Kiesza, and Reuben and the Dark.
For The Independent Music Enthusiast
Discover local musicians including Rotary Park, The Griffins, Mariel Buckley, and Deicha and the VuDudes at the Fort Calgary folk fest. You won’t want to miss the lion dance performed by the Jing Wo Cultural Association!
For The Foodie
Pick up a bite (or two) from food trucks featuring a wide range of cuisines at the 5th annual Canada Day Block Party being held at the Max Bell Centre. Stay refreshed at the Beer Garden provided by WildRose and Garage Sports bar.
For The History Buff
Celebrate Canada’s history with the Heritage Park antique parade, tiny horse wagon race and live musical entertainment. Start your morning off right with a FREE pancake breakfast! For more details, visit heritagepark.ca
For The Family
The festivities at the Eau Claire Market are fun for all ages! Celebrate with free ice cream, magicians, face painting, airbrush tattooing, crafting and a petting zoo! There is even a beer garden with live music for the adults.
Have a blast at the end of the night by watching the ENMAX Firework Show held on Centre Street Bridge starting at 11 p.m. Get the best view by watching along the Bow River corridor—South Bow River pathway, Riverfront Avenue, Tom Campbell’s Hill Park, Nose Hill Park and Max Bell Centre.
For a list of even more events being hosted in Calgary, visit the City of Calgary website. Here you will find more Canada day event information including hours, prices, and locations.