We have so many privileges living in Canada, and this July 1, it’s time to celebrate our country and make some memories with our families. We’re collecting all the Canada Day events we can find in and around Calgary, so get out there and embrace every opportunity!

BownessFest Canada Day Festival (Family Fun Calgary)BownessFest Canada Day Festival

Grab your red and white, embrace that community spirit, and head to Bowness this Canada Day for the inaugural BownessFest Canada Day Festival on July 1, 2022! You can celebrate all day long, while you enjoy loads of live entertainment, a free community BBQ, a local vendor market, food trucks, and lots of family fun activities. Don’t forget the 20-square-foot birthday cake!

Read more about it here.


Calgary Public Library Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library Canada Day

Head downtown this Canada Day and join the Calgary Public Library for free Canada Day activities at Central Library! The library is open from 11 am – 5 pm and from 12 – 4 pm, you’ll find refreshments, games, film screenings, and crafts. There’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Read more about it here.



Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Zoo Canada Day

This Canada Day, celebrate at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, with moose, beavers and maple, oh my! Kick off the long weekend in red-and-white style while you visit your animal friends at the zoo. Enjoy special treats, like maple Nanaimo bar sundaes (exclusively available on Canada Day) and Canada Day colouring pages for the little ones. Plus, you can end the day with ZooNights!

Read more about it here.

Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)City of Calgary Canada Day

This Canada Day, gather the family, as the City of Calgary is celebrating the Original Peoples of Canada and what makes us Canadian. Learn more about Indigenous culture and enjoy a full day of music, entertainment, and fireworks. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this Canada Day Get Together, all over the downtown!

End the day with a bang and fireworks off the Calgary Municipal Building. You can listen to a musical soundtrack here. Before the fireworks at 11 pm, there will be a blessing by Stoney Nakoda Elder Cindy Daniels, a moment of silence to recognize the children who died and are still missing after being taken to residential schools, and a message from Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek. Watch live from anywhere with a view of the Calgary Municipal Building or watch the livestream.

Read more about it here.

Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)East Village Canada Day

Celebrate Canada’s birthday at the East Village Street Fair. East Village is a vibrant, emerging community near Calgary’s core and is centrally located for many of Calgary’s family destinations. Visit over 100 vendors and food trucks and enjoy music, entertainment, and cultural performances, plus you can stop by the beer garden.

Read more about it here.


Fort Calgary Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Fort Calgary Canada Day

This Canada Day, celebrate the original people of Canada! On July 1, bring the whole family to Fort Calgary for the Indigenous Showcase and Powwow. Buy your lunch at on-site food trucks and one of the walking tours starting every hour. From 3 – 11 pm, enjoy the TD Canada Day Stage with a lineup of all-Canadian musicians and emcee, Angela Knight.

Read more about it here.


Granary Road (Family Fun Calgary)Granary Road Canada Day

O Canada! Granary Road is a proudly Canadian business, and they are celebrating Canada Day with a kite fair! Check out some fun events where you get to decorate and fly your own kite. They have all the supplies you will need, all you need to bring is your creativity! (But you need to register.) Don’t forget to sign up for Canada Day Goat Yoga, too. (This does not include park admission.)

Read more about it here.

Heritage Park Canada Day

There’s no better place in Calgary to spend Canada Day than Heritage Park Historical Village!  Travel back in time with your little ones and celebrate Canada’s birthday in historical style. You can enjoy the antique midway, train and boat rides and celebrate the old-fashioned way. See how people have celebrated during the last many decades.

Read more about it here.


The King Eddy Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)The King Eddy No Cover Canada Day

Celebrate this Canada Day, King Eddy-style, with live music! The King Eddy is presenting No Cover Canada Day, a family-friendly bash in celebration of Canada’s birthday. From 11 am until closing time, the main floor and rooftop will be filled with live tunes. There will be no cover fee all day, and it’s open to music lovers of all ages.

Read more about it here.


Lynx Ridge Golf Club Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Lynx Ridge Canada Day Fireworks

This Canada Day, head to NW Calgary’s biggest fireworks show at the Lynx Ridge Golf Club! Everyone is invited and there’s plenty of parking with a huge viewing area. Best of all, the event is free to attend!

Read more about it here.



The Military Museums (Family Fun Calgary)

The Military Museums Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day with The Military Museums! There will be plenty of activities and you can take a tour around the galleries and military artifacts. Learn about Canadian history and even play some fun games.

Read more about it here.


Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Olympic Plaza Canada Day

Head down to Olympic Plaza for a great day of music and public art this Canada Day! You’ll find ArtsXpeditions, presented by the Arts Commons and local music. Local musicians will entertain you with everything from jazz to Indigenous, folk, Afro-fusion, hip-hop, country, and more. Plus, it’s a great location to watch the fireworks!

Read more about it here.


Canada Day Prairie Winds Park (Family Fun Calgary)

Prairie Winds Park

Canada Day is a time to celebrate the opportunities, freedoms, and rights our beautiful homeland has given us. It’s an occasion to reflect back and look forward. Head to the annual Canada Day celebrations hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at at Prairie Winds Park. Enjoy a free BBQ, mingle with friends and fellow community members, and participate in numerous fun activities.

Read more about it here.


Springs Church Canada Day Outdoor Carnival (Family Fun Calgary)Springs Church Canada Day Outdoor Carnival

Grab your family and friends and head to the Springs Church Canada Day Outdoor Carnival on July 1, 2022, filled with great family activities, like a petting zoo, face painting, balloon animals, inflatables, and so much more!

Read more about it here.



Spruce Meadows (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credit Charity Quick

Spruce Meadows Canada Day

Spruce Meadows is planning a Canada Day party, while they are hosting the Pan-American horse jumping competition from June 30 – July 3, 2022! There will be activities for the whole family throughout the day, shopping and, of course, the show jumping! There will be no fireworks, but make a plan to come out for some family fun.

Read more about it here.


Studio Bell Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Studio Bell Canada Day

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (NMC), is ready to rock for Canada’s birthday! Explore Canada’s rich musical history with Pay-What-You-Can admission on July 1, 2022.

Visitors can explore Canada’s musical mosaic through new exhibitions, hands-on, family-friendly activities, and pop-up performances across multiple floors.

Read more about it here.


Summer on 17th (Family Fun Calgary)Summer on 17th Canada Day

Don’t let summer slip away! Summer on 17th is bringing you loads of FREE summer fun, with events and entertainment at Tomkins Park nearly every day of the week from July 1 to September 21, 2022. Throughout the summer you’ll find live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag, outdoor movies, and more, and all the fun kicks off with a full day on Canada Day!

Read more about it here.


If you are wanting to celebrate Canada Day outside the city, here are some Canada Day celebrations not too far away.

Airdrie Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Airdrie Canada Day

Celebrate Canada Day in Airdrie and start the day off with a parade at 10 am on Main Street. Enjoy the day and then you can usually head over to Chinook Winds Park at 10:45 pm (dusk) for fireworks!

Read more about it here.


Canada Day Banff (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo: Town of Banff

Banff Canada Day

The Town of Banff is the perfect place to celebrate Canada’s birthday on July 1! Fantastic family-friendly events run throughout the day, as the town has transitioned from just a parade to a full day of Canada Day fun. Find live music and special activities all day and enjoy a fireworks finish!

Read more about it here.


Bar U Ranch (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credit: Parks Canada

Bar U Ranch

This Canada Day, ride into history on a wagon pulled by Percheron horses to discover the life of a ranching cowboy from the late 1800s at the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site. It’s a true Alberta experience! There is FREE admission on Canada Day and lots of family activities.

Read more about it here.


Canmore Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Canmore Canada Day

This Canada Day, drive a bit down the highway and experience all that Canmore has to offer for Canada Day. There’s a parade at 12 pm, a fun run, a pancake breakfast, live music, and lots more. Then, to top it all off, enjoy fireworks at dusk!

Read more about it here.


Canada Day Chestermere (Family Fun Calgary)

Chestermere Canada Day

Come to Chestermere this Canada Day for a great birthday celebration! Enjoy a free pancake breakfast and visit the Library for a special celebration. There will be kids’ games, crafts, a trading post, and other entertainment. Try some birthday cake, fireworks, and dancing under the stars.

Read more about it here.


Cochrane Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Cochrane Canada Day

Cochrane is celebrating Canada Day with an all-day Canada Day Celebration! Head to Mitford Park on Friday, July 1, 2022, from noon to 11 pm for loads of family fun, live entertainment, food trucks, the Half Hitch beer gardens and, of course, fireworks! This event is put on by the Cochrane & Area Events Society (CAES)

Read more about it here.

Millarville Races (Family Fun Calgary)

Millarville Canada Day

Hosted by the Millarville Racing and Agricultural Society, the Millarville Races have been a tradition since 1905. Children can also participate in activities such as face painting, a petting zoo, foot races, and more! Between the races feel free to peruse a smaller version of the Millarville Farmers Market or unwind in the Beer Garden. Tickets are $15 and kids 12 and under are free.

Read more about it here.

Okotoks Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Okotoks Canada Day

Join the Canada Day celebration in Okotoks with family fun. Enjoy live music, treats, and family activities from 11 am – 4 pm at Wylie Athletic Park. Then, come back for the fireworks at 10:45 pm.

Read more about it here.


Strathmore Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)Strathmore Canada Day

Strathmore is putting on a Canada Day bash for the whole family! Head to Kinsmen Park on July 1, 2022, for loads of family entertainment, food, live music, and of course, fireworks. The day will start at 7:30 am with a daybreak ceremony and a pancake breakfast and continue with all sorts of things that kids love, like a petting zoo, canoe rides, bouncy castles, races, and lots more!

Read more about it here.


Happy Canada Day, Calgary!