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 best Canada Day events we can find in and around Calgary, so get out there and embrace every opportunity!

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Heritage Park Canada Day (Family Fun Calgary)

FEATURED EVENT: Heritage Park Canada Day

With loads of family fun and a day to celebrate all those who make Canada their home, Heritage Park Historical Village has everything you need this Canada Day! Get your tickets soon and celebrate with your family by stepping into history. You’ll experience the past, celebrate the present, and discover the future of this amazing country! Watch as 50 people become Canadians at a citizenship ceremony, enjoy fantastic performances from friends at GlobalFest, play fun family games, and so much more. With diverse cultures, languages, and traditions, there’s no better place in Calgary to spend Canada Day than Heritage Park Historical Village. From young to old, people of every nation can gather and celebrate together.

Read more about it here.

BownessFest Canada Day Festival
Celebrate Canada Day in historic Bowness at the second annual BownessFest Canada Day Festival! This free event features music, a market, a free community BBQ, face painting, carnival games, and more.

Calaway Park Canada Day
It’s all fun and games at Calaway Park this Canada Day! Be sure to stop by the Canada Day Station for flags and pins.

Calgary Central Library Canada Day
Head downtown this Canada Day and join the Calgary Public Library for free Canada Day activities at Central Library. Celebrate Canada’s many stories. Activities will include a special storytime, a spoken word performance, Métis music, films, and more!

Chinese Cultural Centre Canada Day
The Chinese Cultural Centre is hosting a celebration of Canada’s birthday. Enjoy cultural performances and family-friendly activities, or visit the wonderful stores and indulge your taste buds with culinary delights.

City of Calgary Canada Day and Fireworks
This Canada Day, gather the family, as the City of Calgary is celebrating all Canadians and what makes us who we are. Learn more about Indigenous culture and enjoy a full day of music, entertainment, and fireworks.

East Village Canada Day 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 50 vendors and food trucks and enjoy music and activities for all ages.

Fort Calgary Canada Day
Head to Fort Calgary this Canada Day for an Indigenous Vendors Marketplace and Powwow Arena. You’ll also find the Teaching Tipis & Trappers Tent and Cultural Booths and Activities. Then, join Emcee Megan Pierson for a free all-Canadian line-up of musical performances starting at 4:30 pm. Fort Calgary is a great place to watch the fireworks, too.

Granary Road Canada Day
Join Granary Road for Canada Day fun! You’ll find great activities like Goat Yoga, an Animal Parade, Canadian trivia, a hot dog eating contest, and a Canadian scavenger hunt.

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 1 pm until closing time, the main floor and rooftop will be filled with live tunes.

Lynx Ridge Golf Course Fireworks
If you’re in the northwest, Lynx Ridge Golf Course is hosting a fireworks display and food and drink will also be available for sale at the clubhouse.

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 family-friendly fun with food trucks, children’s art activities, cultural performances, and live music from Alberta musicians.

Prairie Winds Park Canada Day
Enjoy your friends and family and celebrate by participating in the annual Canada Day celebrations hosted by Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at at Prairie Winds Park. Enjoy a free BBQ, displays and educational activities run by various City departments, and numerous fun activities and games for kids.

St. Patrick’s Island Canada Day
Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and the beautiful St. Patrick’s Island. There will be buskers and performers, face painting, crafts and activities, live music, and more. Grab your lunch at a food truck and celebrate together.

Springs Church Canada Day
Springs Church is hosting an Outdoor Carnival on Canada Day. Enjoy great family activities, like the Butterfield Acres petting zoo and face painting.

Spruce Meadows Canada Day
Spruce Meadows is planning a Canada Day party, while they are hosting the Pan-American horse jumping competition! There will be activities for the whole family throughout the day, including a musical ride, show dogs, a Kids’ Zone, shopping and, of course, the show jumping!

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 FREE admission, live music, and hands-on activities.

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 and they have a full day of live performances on Canada Day.

The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo Canada D’Eh
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. Don’t forget to try the maple bacon poutine!

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

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!

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 a full day of Canada Day fun planned, with live music and special activities.

Bar U Ranch Canada Day
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.

Canmore Canada Day
This Canada Day, head to the mountains and experience all that Canmore has to offer for Canada Day. There’s a pancake breakfast, a fun run, a parade at 12 pm, live music, and lots more. Note that there will NOT be fireworks in 2023.

Chestermere Canada Day
While we don’t yet have a confirmed schedule for this event, normally you can expect a free pancake breakfast, kids’ games, crafts, a trading post, and other entertainment, usually with birthday cake, fireworks, and dancing under the stars.

Cochrane Canada Day
Cochrane is celebrating Canada Day with an all-day celebration! Head to Mitford Park from noon to 11:30 pm for loads of family fun, live entertainment, food trucks, the Half Hitch beer gardens and, of course, fireworks!

Millarville Races Canada Day
The Millarville Races have been an annual tradition since 1905. See the horse races, plus there are children’s races throughout the day, beer gardens with live music, as well as some amazing vendors from the Millarville Farmers’ Market.

Okotoks Canada Day
Join the Canada Day celebration in Okotoks with family fun. Enjoy live music, treats, and family activities from 11 am – 3 pm at Wylie Athletic Park. Then, come back for the fireworks at 10:45 pm.

Strathmore Canada Day
Strathmore is putting on a Canada Day bash for the whole family! Find loads of family entertainment, food, live music, and of course, fireworks. The day will start with a pancake breakfast and continue with all sorts of things that kids love.

Happy Canada Day, Calgary!