Spring might be a capricious mistress in Calgary, but April is filled with the hope of things to come! It’s easier to head to the playground when you don’t have to bundle up quite so much and sidewalks are (hopefully) ready for biking. It’s time to get out and play or maybe even get those gardens ready. Whatever the weather, make sure you plan something fun for your family this April!

Head to Barnyard Baby Days at Butterfield Acres this month. It’s the sweetest celebration of new life and it runs Saturdays and Sundays from April 1 – 16, 2023. You can even meet the Easter Bunny on Easter weekend!

It’s almost Easter and that means it’s almost time for the Calgary Zoo Easter Eggstravaganza! Every day from April 7 – 10, 2023, will bring a host of wonderful, themed activities, including treats, of course. It’s the perfect spring welcome.

Looking for more Easter weekend events? Check out the Family Fun Calgary Easter Weekend Guide!

Jubilations Junior has another fun family show beginning April 15, 2023! Get your tickets for Super Duper Mario Musical and an outing the whole family will enjoy.

SUPERTRAIN is back from April 15 – 16, 2023! This is Canada’s biggest and best Model Train Show, with a children’s play area, new exhibits, spectacular displays, and a fun, affordable day out for the whole family.

Jurassic Quest is roaring into Calgary from April 21 – 23, 2023. Your little dinosaur lovers can dig up fossils, ride their favourite life-sized dinosaur, enjoy walking dinosaur and baby dinosaur shows, and much more!

Get ready for Stampede with Aggie Days from April 22 – 23, 2023! This free event brings the country to the city with interactive agriculture activities including cow milking, sheep shearing, farm animals, corn maze, and much more. Find out where your food comes from and see real farm animals.

Heritage Park always has fun stuff going on, even when they’re not fully open for the season! Families with older kids will enjoy the Heritage Park Dinner and a Movie, with a classic film and a special menu to go with the movie. On April 25, 2023, they are playing The Princess Bride.

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo is back! From April 27 – 30, 2023, celebrate all things pop culture, including comics, sci-fi, gaming, fantasy, horror, and more. Don’t forget to check out the free POW! Parade of Wonders to kick it all off.

Hey, Mom! Do you need a break? (Okay, I know you need a break.) Consider the Women’s Wellness Retreat at Camp Cadicasu on April 29, 2023. Grab a friend, call a sister, and plan to attend. It includes all sessions and meals and with no kids, no cooking, and no cleaning for the day, it’s a relaxing adventure that will leave both new and experienced yogis feeling rejuvenated, restored, and whole.


There are lots of other events happening during the month of April. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the new contests we will soon be running and if you are planning your summer, take a look at our Summer Camp Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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