Dads are special guys who do a lot of great things for their families, so this Father’s Day, make Dad feel really special with some family time. We’ve got a whole bunch of ideas for fun family events and activities you can all do together in Calgary, for the weekend in general or right on Father’s Day.
Father’s Day Weekend Events
The circus is coming to town! You can experience the glamour, amazement, and magic of a traditional circus when the Royal Canadian Family Circus SPECTAC!™ 2018, under the European Big Top, comes to Calgary this spring. They will be performing for 6 amazing shows from June 15 – 17, and this year the spectacle will be taking place just a short drive from the city at CrossIron Mills! Read more about it here.
Aspen Crossing invites you to come to its annual celebration of everything to do with trains! It’s on Father’s Day weekend and will be sure to be a memorable day out for the entire family with pancakes, model trains, brunch, and the full-size locomotive. Read more about it here.
You don’t have to be into riding horses to enjoy watching some world-class show jumping at Spruce Meadows! This premier equestrian facility is conveniently located just at the southern edge of the city and hosts several top-tier show jumping tournaments throughout the year. The big tournaments are often accompanied by other events to entertain the whole family, just in case anyone needs a break from watching the intense competition! Read more about it here.
On June 16, 2018, is the Calgary Militaria Show. Military items and artifacts will be on display and for sale. This is a colourful event with militaria from all nations, periods and conflicts. There will be a vendor buy-sell-swap, educational displays and reenactor groups. Read more about it here.
Kids can celebrate their Superhero Dad at Saturday’s IndigoKids event. Dad can grab a latte and enjoy someone else doing storytime! Read more about it here.
Bring the kids to make Father’s Day cards (for a small fee) while you get some shopping done! Read more about it here.
Have you ever wanted to learn to fish? Fishing is a great family pastime. You get to spend time together – while enjoying the great outdoors – and you know there will be some fun and funny tales to tell afterwards. But if you’re wondering where to begin, you’re not alone! Calgary’s Bow Habitat Station is coming to the rescue with summertime Learn to Fish Clinics. Or maybe you’ll want to go Marsh Dipping! Read more about it here and here.
If a great day out with Dad has to involve vehicles of some kind, the Hangar Flight Museum is the perfect Father’s Day outing for you! The Hangar Flight Museum is proud to announce the return of the Wings and Wheels Weekend. This two-day event on June 16 and 17, 2018, will have airplanes, vintage cars, and helicopter rides with LR Helicopters (weather permitting, extra fee applies). Read more about it here.
It’s Rad Dad Day at Calaway Park! Bring your Father (or Grandfather) to celebrate how great he is! The best part . . . Dads and Granddads get FREE ADMISSION when accompanied by a child! (And you know that Dad is going to love that.) The park is open from 10 am – 7 pm so you can have fun together all day long! Read more about it here.
Shaker’s Fun Centre has something special planned for Father’s Day. Bring dad down and he gets a go-kart ride for free! See who’s the ultimate road warrior in the family! Don’t forget that Shaker’s Fun Centre also offers a full menu of tasty treats, from pizza to beverages so you can treat yourself! Read more about it here.
What are your best memories with dad? Join Granary Road to create another great memory this Father’s Day with activities for dad and the whole family! Enjoy the market and the Active Learning Park. Read more about it here.
Spend some quality time with the family! Take your Dad down to Laser Quest on Father’s Day, because Dads (and Moms) play free, with the purchase of a regular price game. It’s a great way to spend the day! Read more about it here.
Some of the best memories start on hot summer days spent cruising around with family and listening to great music. You’re invited to the Calgary Farmers Market for a memorable day of Tires & Tunes, and good times with Dad! Enjoy some quality time with Dad on Sunday, June 17th from 10 am – 2 pm, taking in their unique car show, from vintage and VW’s, to stylish and speedy, to antique tractors and a tiny tank, too! There’s a set of tires to delight every Dad. Read more about it here.
Spend Father’s Day enjoying the beauty of 30-hectare Ralph Klein park! The whole family can enjoy an afternoon of activities, including nature games, face painting, pond dipping, guided walks and much more. Learn about the importance of storm-water ponds, visit the park’s Environmental Education Centre and explore the wonders of nature all around. This is a FREE event. Read more about it here.
The only thing more fun than a day in the pool is a day in the pool climbing, playing and bouncing on these fantastic inflatable floating play structures! And even better when it’s FREE with your membership or drop-in admission. Although there are floatables for all ages, some do require participants to complete a 25m swim test. Swimmers under age 9 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Read more about it here.
Treat Dad to a spectacular day of fun at Cobb’s Adventure Park and Corn Maze! On June 17th, get access to all available activities AND unlimited pancakes all day! There is so much to entertain the whole family. Experience all that Cobb’s has to offer! Read more about it here.
You’ll be sure to put a smile on Dad’s face when you tell him about CenturySports’ Father’s Day Treat: FREE bowling and mini golf for dads on June 17th, 2018, from 10 am – 9 pm! Bring him in and bowl him over on his special day! Read more about it here.
You’re invited to the George Moss Park on June 17, 2018, for a Father’s Day Park Party! Victory Outreach is hosting a BBQ, bouncy houses, prizes, Father’s Day festivities, face painting, music, a photo booth, and more! Read more about it here.
Come to Grey Eagle Hotel on Father’s Day and enjoy music, movement, and fun with the ZooStreet Live Interactive Music Production! Come Zumba with the Zebras, Mambo with the Monkeys and Polka with the Penguins! It’s fun for all ages! Don’t miss the BBQ afterwards. Read more about it here.
A special treat for audiences, this program will feature the original composition by Johnny Summers, the Wonderment Suite, composed specifically for the Calgary Jazz Orchestra. Pairing this suite is a presentation of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, orchestrated by jazz icon, Wynton Marsalis. Take your dad out for a Suite Supreme! Read more about it here.
Horsin Around is getting ready for a great Father’s Day Celebration that will be fun for the whole family! All Fathers will get in for FREE when they are accompanied by a paying customer. The day’s activities will appeal to everyone in the family. Read more about it here.
Treat Dad to a delicious Father’s Day brunch on the Mezzanine at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley Museum! Brunch items include favourites like Brown Sugar Glazed Valbella Gammon Ham, Slow Roasted Strip Loin of Alberta Beef, Canadian Back Bacon, Eggs Benedict, and other delectable buffet selections. Tickets for the brunch must be purchased in advance. Read more about it here.
Enjoy a special Father’s Day Brunch on June 17th, 2018, at the Calgary Zoo. The food will be delicious (as always!), and kids can put their talents to work creating Dad a unique work of art at the craft table. Then you can enjoy a day at the zoo, visiting all your favourite animals. Read more about it here.
No matter the kind of Dad he is, or what you enjoy doing as a family, here’s hoping you have a very special Father’s Day – no matter how you spend it!
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