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Dads are special guys who work hard, play hard, and do a lot of great things for their families. This Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16, 2019), 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.
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Father’s Day Weekend Events
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.
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!™ 2019, under the European Big Top, comes to Calgary this spring. They will be performing right over Father’s Day weekend, and this year the spectacle will be taking place just a short drive from the city at CrossIron Mills! Plus, check out the discount code! Read more about it 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 15 – 16, 2019, will have airplanes, vintage cars, and helicopter rides with LR Helicopters (weather permitting, extra fee applies). 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 16, 2019, from 10 am – 2 pm, taking in their unique car show, massages, superheroes, and more. Read more about it here.
Spend some quality time with the family! Take your Dad down to Laser City on Father’s Day, because Dads play free from 11 am – 7 pm, with the purchase of a regular price game. It’s a great way to spend the day! Read more about it here.
Skip the gift of socks and ties this year and bring Dad to TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre, FREE, for Father’s Day! Challenge Dad to a fully loaded burger towered with the ultimate toppings at the outdoor BBQ, or just chill out with live summer tunes, beer tastings, wicked science, and Calgary’s largest outdoor playground – the Brainasium! Not only will Dad have a blast, but there will be some amazing science activities for the whole family. Read more about it here.
Treat Dad to a spectacular day of fun at Cobb’s Adventure Park! On June 16, 2019, 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.
Bring dad out to Granary Road Market for family fun on June 16, 2019, for Fathers Day! Dads get in free with the purchase of two general admissions. Children 2 and under are free! Read more about it here.
Go on an exciting and busy two-hour Father’s Day adventure for dads and their Littles with HorsePlay Ranch Adventures! On a pony, you’ll head out in search of the Gold Rush Trading Post. Once there you’ll need to trade in your pony for a mining claim and prospector tools to pan for gold and other treasures out of the creek. They key is to find enough gold to trade in for candy and coins, but most importantly, you’ll need to trade enough for another pony to get you back to civilization. Oh, and beware the trail robbers! Read more about it here.
Dads get in free on Father’s Day, June 16, 2019, with a child’s paid admission at any City of Calgary recreation facilities (including Southland and Village Square leisure centres). It doesn’t matter if the kids are five or 75; as long as there’s a paid child admission, Dad gets in free! Whether Dad wants to skate, rock climb, or swim, plan a fun family day. 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.
The Calgary Jazz Orchestra presents The Duke! Music of Duke Ellington and a tribute to Lester Young, featuring the CJO’s Shane Statz. Performing with the CJO is guest saxophonist Cory Weeds. Join them on Sunday, June 16, 2019, for the CJO’s final concert of the season and enjoy a show filled with outstanding music and a fun atmosphere. It’s a great way to spend an evening with Dad for Father’s Day! Read more about it here.
Join Avenida Food Hall for a far-out Father’s Day! In cooperation with the Calgary Vintage Volkswagen Association, they will be hosting a Vintage Volkswagen Show and Shine on Sunday, June 16, 2019, from 11 am – 2 pm. After checking out the show and shine, come inside and enjoy all of the amazing food, local produce, and artisan goods available at Avenida Food Hall.
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 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.
Treat Dad to a special brunch at Fort Calgary. Fill up on the award-winning buffet featuring a made-to-order omelette station, pasta station, eggs benedict, sausages, bacon, hash browns, pancakes, cheese platter, meat platter, and many more chef’s selections of hot and cold items. Read more about it here.
Hutch Kitchen and New Level Brewing invite you to join them the day before Father’s Day, June 15, 2019. Bring your loved ones to enjoy good weather, good beer, and good food. For $5, you get your choice of either a hotdog or a hamburger, and a beer, courtesy of New Level Brewing, or a kid-friendly beverage for the littles. There will be activities for the kids such as chalk drawing, bean bag tosses, and face-painting. 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!
Want even more ideas for Father’s Day activities? Check out our Calendar of Events, we update it daily with the best family fun Calgary has to offer.
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16, 2019. It also means 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. Admission to Calaway Park (by either season’s pass or day ticket) includes unlimited rides and entertainment (including live stage shows and the Cinemagic 3D theatre). Pack up the kids, head over to Calaway Park this Father’s Day, and know that your day’s entertainment will be amazing!
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.