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New Orleans Comes North (Way, Waaayy North), at the Marda Gras Street Festival

Marda Gras Street Festival in Calgary

Spend some time in bustling Marda Loop on August 9th for the 31st annual Marda Gras festival. Marda Gras is the Marda Loop BRZ’s annual New Orleans-themed street festival, complete with vendors, food, a kids’ area, a pet pageant, and live entertainment from musicians, street performers, dancers, and much more! Marda Gras Event Details: When: Sunday, […]

This August Long Weekend, Don’t Travel to the Beach – Head to Kensington Beach in the City

Kensington Beach in the City, Calgary AB on August 1, 2015.

This Heritage Day weekend, you don’t need to get away to the beach… the beach is coming to Calgary! Happening on the same day as Slide the City, Kensington is going to liven up your weekend with a sandy beach, live music, a mini-golf challenge, kids’ obstacle course and bouncy castle, and lots more beach-themed fun! […]

Here’s a Mouthful: Smoke’s Poutinerie World Famous Great Canadian Cross Country Plaid Gravy Train Fries Curd & Gravy Weird Wild and Wacky Poutine Eating Tour 2015

Smoke's Poutinerie Summer Tour 2015

Something Smokey is pulling into town on July 31st. It’s “Smoke’s Poutinerie World Famous Great Canadian Cross Country Plaid Gravy Train Fries Curd & Gravy Weird Wild and Wacky Poutine Eating Tour 2015”. Join the party at the Smoke’s Poutinerie Calgary restaurant for free poutine, an extreme poutine making demonstration and chances to win Smoke’s Poutinerie swag. […]

Make a Splash at the Chestermere Water Festival

Chestermere Water Festival, July 25, 2015 in Chestermere AB.

On Saturday July 25th, head to Chestermere for a splashin’ good time, as the city celebrates summer on the lake at their annual Water Festival. Attractions include live music, an artisan’s market and food trucks, beer garden, a kids’ fun zone, wake boarding competition, plus a rubber duck race and boat rides. The Chemical Cowboys get the […]

Delve Into Our City’s Fascinating History During Historic Calgary Week 2015

Historic Calgary Week 2015

Apparently the history of Calgary is so fascinating that a week celebrating it is not enough! Historic Calgary Week actually runs for 11 days, from July 23 to August 3, 2015. During those 11 days, you’ll find walks, talks and tours celebrating the history of Calgary and surrounds. You can find an overview of the events here, […]

Party on the Water, as Glenmore Sailing School Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

The Glenmore Sailing School in Calgary AB celebrates its 50th Anniversary on July 25, 2015.

  The Glenmore Sailing School at South Glenmore Park is turning the “big 5-0″, and the City of Calgary wants you to help them celebrate! Sailing rides, introductory 1-hour lessons and a BBQ will all be on offer at this fun, free event. No pre-registration required. Glenmore Sailing School 50th Anniversary Event Details: When: Saturday, July 25, […]

Explore Western Canada’s Rural History at the Heritage Park Country Kickback

Heritage Park

Spend a fun-filled weekend at Heritage Park exploring the fascinating rural history of western Canada. Country Kickback (formerly known as Rural Roots) is a special event chock-full of extra activities, exhibitions, and demonstrations. It’ll have you and your family stepping back in time to learn about the way that homesteaders lived, back when the West was young! The […]

My AeroAdventure: Meeting the Planes & Pilots of the
“Wings Over Springbank” Airshow

Meeting some of the planes and pilots of the Wings Over Springbank Airshow.

Ask my husband how I feel about air travel, and I bet he will tell you that flying (in a plane; learning how to do it myself would be pretty awesome) ranks high on my personal Top 10 List of Least Favourite Things to Do. I never let on to my kids, who love the experience, but I’m generally […]

It’s Christmas in July With 15% Off Tickets to Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker

Christmas in July, 15% off 2015 Alberta Ballet's The Nutcracker

Introduce your family to the ballet with Alberta Ballet’s stunning production of this holiday classic, which features everything from Russian princesses to Rat Kings and a stage full of young dancers to inspire your own kids. Don’t miss the Sugar Plum Parties one hour before every performance featuring Klara’s Closet, where boys and girls of all […]

Find Your Inner Puppeteer at WP Puppet Theatre’s Puppet Pop-Up Studio


Puppet Pop-Up Studio is a monthly puppet making and performing workshop offered on the third Saturday of each month at different locations in Calgary. All skills and ages are welcome, with a different theme each month. Please note that children and teens must participate with an adult or senior. July Workshop: The one’s outside! Make your own […]