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?” (And then it’s time for breakfast.) But Calgary has many terrific events for families in summer to help keep everyone occupied and happy, and July just holds so much fun. Plus, I can avoid wearing real shoes on almost all the days.
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?)
Enjoy Shakespeare the light-hearted and relaxed way with Shakespeare by the Bow this month. Pack a picnic and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.
Cineplex Family Favourites have some excellent movies planned for the summer months, and they’re only $2.99! Plus, they are adding an extra showing each week, with a movie on Saturdays that will play again on Wednesdays. Both showings are at 11 am.
Okay, I know you don’t need me to tell you about the Calgary Stampede. Happening over 10 days this July, Calgary is filled with a special energy. We have useful links to lots of information here.
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.
Just in case you start running out of ideas to keep the kids engaged and happy, check out our 100 Things to do this Summer list. You’ll only be bored if you want to be bored! (Admittedly, sometimes that’s agreeable, too.)
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.
Les Miserables is coming to Calgary this July with Broadway Across Canada. Classic.
The Calgary Folk Fest is taking place in Calgary towards the end of July. The Folk Festival offers a wonderful outdoor experience filled with a mutual enjoyment of music and other activities.
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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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.