Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Fun for the whole family in Calgary on Canada Day

To help you celebrate Canada Day we have added even more fun-filled events for Canada’s 149th birthday.

Prince’s Island Park

Prince’s Island Park will be alive with the heartbeat of First Nations peoples as they showcase their history through stories, drumming and a traditional powwow presented by Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre.

This area will also host a military display where attendees can learn more about our Canadian Armed Forces and our country’s proud military history. Thanks to 41 Canadian Brigade Group, HMCS Tecumseh, Canadian Cadet organisations, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Military Museum of Calgary, this promises to be an informative and eye-opening new feature of our celebrations.

Fort Calgary & East Village

Come down and help win our record-breaking crown back from Winnipeg for the most participants in a Living Flag. Don your red and white and join us at noon in Fort Calgary to help create Canada’s flag for the ultimate selfie. The first 1000 participants get a free t-shirt.

The East Village Street fair will have an array of vendors displaying crafts and artisan goods, plus a classic car show, Show & Shine, which features spectacular imports alongside classic North American beauties.

Eau Claire Market

Both indoor and outdoor entertainment such as jugglers, live music and the SHINE Youth Singers will be on display at Eau Claire. Food trucks, MarketSpotYYC Market and children’s activities running from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. will also be available.

There is free ice cream for the first 1000 guests so don’t be late.


Chinatown offers a peep into centuries of Chinese contributions to our country with cultural performances and culinary delights to tempt your tastebuds. Sien Lok Park is a great place to find an amazing view of the fireworks which will kick off at 11 p.m.

Riverfront Avenue

Riverfront Avenue will stage host interactive booths and food trucks, Francophone culture and food and an amazing concert showcasing homegrown Canadian talent.

Olympic Plaza

This area will be busy again this year with a market, a flower craft area, busker performances and a Famous Five picket sign craft and photo booth to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Suffrage movement. The Famous Five Foundation will help kids create their own picket sign to display their wishes for the world that can be shared via #myworldwish.

This is only a snapshot of what we have planned for July 1. Visit for a full list of events and join The City’s Facebook event for all the latest announcements leading up to the celebration.

Submitted by Roisin Haughey, Arts & Culture, Calgary Recreation

1 comment:

  1. The Calgary Stampeders Home Opener is also on Canada Day with kickoff at 8 p.m. and a fantastic post-game fireworks show at McMahon Stadium for everyone to enjoy!