What’s Happening in May? Family-Friendly Events in Calgary This Month

May Events (Family Fun Calgary)

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!

Garage Sale (Family Fun Calgary)

Yard Sale via Shutterstock

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.




Disaster Alley (Family Fun Calgary).

Is your family ready for an emergency? You can head to Disaster Alley on May 5 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.




Heritage Park Day Out With Thomas (Family Fun Calgary)That Very Useful Engine is coming back to town, ready to whisk you to the Island of Sodor. (Okay, really just 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.




StoryBook Theatre Logo (Family Fun Calgary)

Storybook Theatre is presenting two classics in the month of May. Huck Finn plays until May 5th and Mary Poppins begins May 18th. Take the family to a show!





Calgary Zoo (Family Fun Calgary)

So, May 7th is the day we’ve all been waiting for! Panda Passage at the Calgary Zoo is officially open to the public! Get ready for a world of cuteness and welcome this new family to Calgary.





Calgary Reads Big Book Sale (Family Fun Calgary)

Maybe I’m biased, but the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale needs to be on everyone’s calendar! (It’s May 11 – 13, if you want to write it down.) This is the 16th 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 reading!



Stampeders' Fan Fest (Family Fun Calgary)Do you have football fans in your house? The annual Stampeders Fanfest is May 12th 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 High Tea with Alora Boutique (Family Fun Calgary)

Mother’s Day is May 13th, and we have a great Mother’s Day guide to give you some fun ideas on what to do for the weekend. Plan brunch, a concert, high tea, or maybe a visit to that Big Book Sale!





High River Little Britches Weekend (Family Fun Calgary)

There are lots of events happening over the May Long Weekend – the unofficial start of summer! High River is holding their Little Britches Weekend, with a parade and a Little Britches Rodeo. Take a drive for some Western fun.




Calgary International Children's Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Discover a World of Wonders at the Calgary International Children’s Festival from May 23 – 26! This highly anticipated event features a variety of performances that come to us from all over the world. Join the excitement with imaginative puppet shows, innovative tales told through black light, GRAMMY Award-winning musicians, and enchanting storytelling.



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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