Well, even in Calgary, we can safely say that spring has arrived! I love this time of year and the possibilities it holds. (Almost as much as I love moving the outgrown snow pants and dirty boots out the door. And that last lonely mitten that doesn’t have a pair and no one apparently has ever seen before? Who cares anymore?) I love spring. There are all kinds of great things happening in Calgary when the weather turns warm, so it’s time to get out and play!
Oh, I love a good deal and I love going to garage sales to find all the things I never knew I needed! Hunting for the best deals takes time, but with the community parade of garage sales around Calgary, you can hit lots of garage sales in one day, without a lot of driving. We’re compiling a list of community sales as we find out about them.
Is your family ready for an emergency? You can head to Disaster Alley on May 4, 2019, and find out! Meet our First Responders, check out the equipment, and discover how to put together a 72-hour emergency kit for your family.
That Very Useful Engine is coming back to town, ready to whisk you to the Island of Sodor. (Okay, he’ll just whisk you around Heritage Park over the first 2 weekends of May.) During Day Out With Thomas at Heritage Park, your train lovers can ride in a train pulled by Thomas himself and enjoy all kinds of other train activities.
Maybe I’m biased, but the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale needs to be on everyone’s calendar! (It’s May 10 – 12, 2019, if you want to write it down.) This annual Big Book Sale event and an important fundraiser, supporting a year-long commitment to literacy for children across Alberta. Get ready for a great summer of reading!
Do you have football fans in your house? The annual Stampeders Fanfest is May 11, 2019, and is your chance to support your team before the beginning of the season and have some FREE family fun at McMahon Stadium. It’s the unofficial kickoff to the upcoming football season!
Mother’s Day is May 12, 2019, and we have a great Mother’s Day guide in the works to give you some fun ideas on what to do for the weekend. Plan brunch, a concert, or maybe a visit to that Big Book Sale!
The Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond will be open for the season on May 15, 2019. It’s a catch-and-release pond and you can get your kids going on a lifetime of fishing fun!
Have you introduced your kids to the symphony yet? The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra offers Symphony Sundays, a family-friendly musical experience designed to delight young audiences. On May 26, 2019, you can hear Gershwin’s Magic Key. If you have Lord of the Rings fans in your house, the CPO is presenting Lord of the Rings from May 17 – 19, 2019.
If you love the creepies and the crawlies, you’ll want to check out the Calgary Reptile Expo on May 25 and 25, 2019. It’s dedicated to the love of reptiles!
There’s just something about dinner and a show, isn’t there? With Jubilations Jr., you can take your kids for a family-friendly lunch and live show. They are presenting Motel Transylvania on Saturday mornings until May 4, 2019, and starting Alex in Wonderland on May 25, 2019.
There are lots of other events happening during the month of May. 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! Happy May, Calgary!
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