Canada Day will, once again, be a big party all across Calgary with events big and small for families and adults.
Here are 10 free Canada Day events in Calgary to check out as well as where to watch the Canada Day Fireworks in Calgary.
Image via Maureen on Flickr
Canada Day Events at Prince’s Island Park
First Nations Powwow 10a-6p
Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre presents a free powwow featuring drumming and dancing
Free ice cream for the first 1000 guests and entertainment including a magic show, jugglers, and dancers
Food Truck Round-Up 11a – 11p
Grab a bite to eat from a selection of Calgary’s food trucks featuring a range of ethnically diverse cuisines. Find them on the plaza between the YMCA and Eau Claire Market.
Living Flag 11a – Noon
A group of 3000 people will gather together in red and white tshirts to form a living Canada Flag
Image via Dave Bloggs on Flickr
Canada Day Events on Riverfront Avenue
Riverfront Festivities 12p – 11p
Events along Riverfront Avenue begin at noon and finish with a stage show featuring rising synth-rockers Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and Stars.
Riverfront Stage schedule
7p Opening Ceremony, 7:15 Dear Rouge, 8:30 Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 9:45 Stars, 10:45 Fireworks
Image via Chealion on Flickr
Canada Day Fireworks In Calgary
Fireworks on the Centre Street Bridge 10:45p – 11:00p
The 2015 Canada Day fireworks in Calgary will be synchronized with music broadcast on radio.
A free fireworks shuttle will frun between SAIT and McHugh Bluff Park from 6p until 12:30a,
Pay parking is available at SAIT, however you are encouraged to take the CTrain to meet the shuttles.
The fireworks are visible along the Bow River in downtown Calgary. With the fireworks being shot from the Centre St Bridge, you’ll be able to see them far to the east and west.
Here are some of the best places to watch the Canada Day fireworks in Calgary:
Festival Market (between Eau Claire and YMCA), Riverfront Avenue, Tom Campbell’s Hill Park, Nose Hill Park, The Max bell Centre, Shaganappi Point Golf Course, Vallyview Park West Ridge
Image via Teddy Kwok on Flickr
Canada Day at Fort Calgary 9a – 5p
Enjoy a free pancake breakfast, live entertainment, children’s crafts, and a petting zoo.
Canada Day events at Olympic Plaza
Calgary Stampede Canada Day and Harry The Horse Birthday Bash 11a – 4p
Harry the Horse is turning 30! Visit Olympic Plaza to celebrate his special day – and Canada’s birthday too! Birthday cake will be made available at 1:30p.
Prairie Winds Park
Celebrate Canada 11a – 2p
Celebrate Canada is an initative of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at (AMJ) Calgary. Thousands of Calgarians from different diverse communities will join together for a cultural festival including a flag hoisting and anthem performance.
East Village Street Fair 9a – 4p
Celebrate Canada Day with family fun at the Village Street Fair featuring a classic car show.
Image via Jose Quiroz on Flickr
Chinatown Fest 3p – 10p
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Chinatown during the second Chinatown Fest hosted by the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association.
via the Calgary Canada Day Committee