Happy Birthday, Canada!
One of our favourite weekends of the year, Canada Day long weekend is here! While the weather may not be ideal, there are plenty of affordable family-friendly activities and festivities happening around town to keep you and your family entertained if you're sticking close to home this weekend! Here are our favourite events that are being held to celebrate Canada, our wonderful and diverse country that we're proud to call home.
East Village Street Fair
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- East Village District, 439 8 Avenue SE
The community of East Village will be hosting a street fair for all ages with food trucks, a children's area and even live music by Los Majes and Rick Poltaruk.
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m
- 750 Ninth Avenue S.E.
Enjoy a concert series in the main tent with lots of local live music hosted by CBC's own Julie Van Rosendaal. There's an opening ceremony, family-friendly beer garden, kid's activities, food truck caravan and Indigenous children's games run by YMCA Calgary.
- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 222 Eighth Avenue S.E.
Look for the 10th anniversary art walk put on by the Canadian Artists for the Poor. The plaza will be full of art, music and entertainment. A summer stage musical lineup starts at 11 a.m., and of course outdoor patios as far as the eye can see.
Studio Bell National Music Centre
- 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- 850 Fourth Street S.E.
Free admission on Canada Day. Open the door to Canada's music story with live music, exhibitions and stages including the King Eddy. Live music starts at noon.
Canada Day Block Party
- 2 p.m to 11 p.m.
- Max Bell Centre - 1001 Barlow Trail SE
The fifth annual Canada Day block party put on by MarketSpot will feature a vendors market, live music, beer gardens and food trucks.
Canada Day Enmax Fireworks
Starting at 11PM, a firework display will take place on the Centre Street Bridge! Grab some folding chairs and head out to Scotsman Hill (or really anywhere near the Centre Street Bridge) for some spectacular fireworks.