Oh, sweet summer, how I love thee. The warmth of the sun, a good thunderstorm, the long, light evenings, and playing outside. Of course, I also hear certain requests on a continuous loop. “Can we have . . . friends over, another snack, a lemonade stand, and screen time?” But Calgary has terrific summer events for families to keep everyone occupied and happy, and July holds so much fun. Just in case you start running out of ideas to keep the kids engaged and happy, you can also check out our 100 Things to do this Summer list.
It’s time for a summer party! The beautiful Lougheed House is inviting you to a Garden Festival from July 20 – 27, 2019. They have lots of free family fun planned, especially on July 27, 2019. Come enjoy kid-friendly activities like sponge relay races, bubble bounce, and a kinetic sand table. There will be live music, tours of the Lougheed House, and food and drink for sale. Read more about it here.
Of course, July starts off with a bang and Canada Day celebrations all over Calgary. We’ve done our best to compile the ultimate guide to great events all day in Calgary and area, and ending with the fireworks show. (Is this the year you let your kids stay up to watch it?)
17th Avenue is hosting Saturdays on 17th this July. It includes live music, games, giveaways, and outdoor movies in Tomkins Park and it’s all free!
Need an excuse to head to Cabela’s this summer? Check out the Cabela’s “summer camp” activities for kids most of July. Kids can enjoy games, activities, casting, and workshops. Or find similar fun at Bass Pro Shops.
The Calaway Park ComicFest for Kids takes place this July. Your mission, if you choose to accept it (don’t worry – it’s easy!): come to the park to experience Calaway like you never have before! Also in July, Calaway Park is hosting Family Fun Friday Nights, for some summer evening fun.
The RCMP Musical Ride is coming to the Calgary area with stops in both Cochrane and Carstairs. Enjoy this cool, patriotic event!
There are LOTS of festivals in Calgary over the summer. We made it easy for you by putting everything we could find in one guide! Check out our Summer Guide to Festivals. Some are ticketed evenets, but some are free!
Pet-A-Palooza is at Eau Claire Market during the last weekend of July. This is a free, pet-friendly, family event featuring great events, vendors, and exhibits.
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 new contests we are running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!
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