Canada Day is almost here and we think you should get out and celebrate. We have compiled a list of events happening around Calgary that you might want to check out.
Fireworks presented by Hudson’s Bay
Set against a breathtaking backdrop of Calgary’s skyline and the setting sun beyond the Canadian Rockies, the 2015 Canada Day fireworks will hit the horizon with a bang. Make sure to tune into Kool 101.5 and The Peak 95.3 as the music will be synchronized to the fireworks.
Where: Centre Street Bridge
When: 10:45 p.m.
Wondering where to watch the fireworks?
- Crescent Hill
- Valleyview Park West Ridge at 26 St SE
- Shaganappi Point and 26 St. S.W.
- Nose Hill Park
- Max Bell Centre
- Festival Market (between Eau Claire market and the YMCA)
- Tom Campbell’s Hill Park
- Riverfront Avenue
YYC Food Truck Roundup
Food trucks will be serving up some of Calgary’s most popular street eats at Festival Market near Eau Claire. Bring a picnic blanket, grab a bite and enjoy local DJs spinning tunes while you refuel. Enjoy a diverse range of Japanese, Greek, tapas and modern Canadian menus.
Where: Eau Claire Plaza
When: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
East Village Street Fair, Show & Shine and 5th Street Square
Enjoy family fun at the East Village Street Fair including craft and artisan vendors, children’s activities and local performances. Don’t miss the Show & Shine, Calgary’s premier classic car show! This spectacular car show features North American beauties and imports. Join the EAST Crew in the neighborhood’s newest urban parkette, 5th Street Square, to learn more about East Village.
Where: 5th Street Square (Between 7th & 8th Avenue)
When: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
First Nations Powwow
Explore a proud part of Canada’s heritage at a Traditional Powwow (PDF) presented by Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre. Prince’s Island Park comes alive with the heartbeat of Canada’s First Nations peoples as they showcase Aboriginal peoples’ ways through storytelling, drumming and dancing. Join us as we celebrate cultural sharing of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people to all Canadians.
Where: Prince’s Island Park
When: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fort Calgary Canada Day Celebration
Celebrate Canada Day in the birthplace of Calgary and the North West Mounted Police, Indigenous and intercultural relations, and strong community values. We’ll have family fun all day including a free pancake breakfast, live entertainment with Craig Cardiff, Kris Demeanor and more. We’ll have children’s crafts and petting zoo, food trucks, a chance to dress-up like a Mountie, Indigenous arts and cultural sharing, and Indigenous games facilitated by the Aboriginal Friendship Centre.
Where: Fort Calgary
When: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The riverfront festivities start at noon and end off with bands playing at the riverfront stage starting at 7p.m. and they will play until 11p.m.. The bands playing are Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and Stars.
Where: Riverfront Avenue (Between 1st Street & Macleod Trail)
When: 12 – 1 p.m.