Oh, sweet summer, how I love thee. The warmth of the sun, a good thunderstorm, the long, light evenings, and playing outside. Of course, there’s also the non-stop chaos in my house. “Can we have . . . friends over, another snack, a lemonade stand, screen time?” But Calgary has terrific summer events for families to keep everyone occupied and happy, and July holds so much fun.

We have created a Summer Bucket List, filled with a variety of our top family fun choices in Calgary. We’re not just surviving this summer, we’re thriving! Plan some fun, all summer long.

Of course, July starts off with a bang and there are Canada Day celebrations all over Calgary on July 1, 2022. We’ve done our best to compile the ultimate guide to great events all day, with food, fun, and fireworks. (Is this the year you let your kids stay up to watch the fireworks?)

This summer, it’s time to celebrate (and learn from) failure! The worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the very first time! It’s popping up at Southcentre Mall this summer, beginning July 1, 2022.

Okay, I know you don’t need me to tell you about the Calgary Stampede, but our guide makes it easy to find information! Happening from July 8 – 17, 2022, Calgary is filled with special energy and community fun.

There’s a special Pink Pancake Stampede Breakfast at Southcentre Mall on July 13, 2022. Come out and enjoy FREE breakfast, entertainment, and Stampede-inspired activities for the whole family! OR, head to the Southcentre Mall anytime during the month of July and enjoy a special gift when you spend $100 on Southcentre Mall gift cards!

Broadway Across Canada is finally back and is bringing Hamilton to Calgary from July 12 – 31, 2022. Recommended for ages 10 and up, it is sure to be a popular event.

Calaway Park is hosting Family Fun Nights, for summer evening fun this July on Friday and Saturday evenings. Summers are too short, so let’s make the most of every moment!

Wings Over Springbank is back from July 23 – 24, 2022! This classic air show will take place at the Springbank Airport with a variety of in-air entertainment, including the iconic Snowbirds. There will also be plenty of static entries to enjoy.

Pet-A-Palooza is at Eau Claire Market from July 23 – 24, 2022. This is a free, pet-friendly, family event featuring great events, vendors, and exhibits. It really is a dog’s life!

Cheer on the Calgary Stampeders at their Family Day Game on July 30, 2022. Make sure to arrive at the Stadium early for the FREE pre-game family tailgate party at the Gridiron Gardens. Kids of all ages can enjoy interactive inflatables, face painting, games, giveaways, music, food and much more!


There are lots of other events happening during the month of July. 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 contests we are running and take a look at our Summer Camp Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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