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Taste of Calgary

Taste of Calgary, August 13-15, 2015 in Calgary AB

Sample delicious foods from a wide selection of Calgary’s restaurants at the annual Taste of Calgary festival! Yummy cuisine representing Calgary’s diverse cultural make-up will be offered at booths at Eau Claire plaza in exchange for paid sampling tickets ($1 each). This is your chance to try some new things and indulge in a few […]

GlobalFest Lights up Calgary’s Nights This August

Globalfest in Calgary AB takes place August 20-29, 2015.

The skies of Calgary are going to light up during the annual Globalfest extravaganza! The annual fireworks festival kicks off on August 20th with the display from China. Philippines, Spain and USA will show their presentations throughout the next week, culminating in the big Canada finale on August 29th. The festival will also feature food vendors, a children’s […]

The Big Smoke Heads West During Calgary’s BBQ on the Bow

BBQ on the Bow

What’s the Labour Day weekend without some BBQ? Come down to Eau Claire for the 23rd annual BBQ on the Bow, Calgary’s oldest BBQ competition and see what the city’s best grillers are cooking up this year! There will also be cooking demonstrations, live entertainment, a kids competition, and much more! BBQ on the Bow Event […]

Pan Am Games Torch Relay Visits Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary AB

The Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay is a 41-day journey that shares the Pan Am spirit with more than 130 communities across Ontario and major Canadian cities, including Calgary. On July 3rd, following the Stampede parade, Calgary’s Torch Relay community event will take place at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, located at WinSport Canada Olympic […]

Wings Over Springbank Airshow: Excitement Comes to Our Skies

Wings Over Springbank, Springbank AB July 18-19, 2015!

Get ready to hold on to your hats, as airborne excitement comes to our skies, during the Wings over Springbank Airshow! Happening July 18-19, 2015, for the first time at the Springbank Airport (just west of Calgary AB), this exhilarating event will feature over 60 aircraft in the air and on the ground. Springbank is excited to welcome an […]

Parks Day at Glenbow Ranch

Glenbow Ranch

On July 18th, take the family out to Glenbow Ranch for a day of family fun. The day kicks off with the Riversong Run at the Ranch (from Kids’ Challenge to Half-Marathon), then the fun continue with an interactive play, refreshments, facepainting, pony rides and more. Family activities are free, but donations are welcomed, with […]

Summer Nights Go Classic at Deerfoot Mall Drive In Movies

Drive In Movies at Deerfoot Mall in Calgary AB

Enjoy the thrill of going to an old-school Drive-in Movie in the Parking Lot of Deerfoot Mall. Dates have been announced for summer 2015, more details to follow: July 29, 2015 August 5, 2015 August 12, 2015 August 19, 2015 August 26, 2015 Gates open at 5 pm and you can come early for some […]

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekends

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekends

If you’ve been thinking about trying out fishing and have yet to take the plunge, why not try out the sport during one of Alberta’s Free Family Fishing Weekends? These weekends happen twice a year (February and July) and allow Albertans and visitors alike to fish without a licence. Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still […]

Bass Pro Shops’ Family Summer Camp – FREE!

Family Summer Camp - activities at Bass Pro Shops in CrossIron Mills, Balzac AB

This summer, head to Bass Pro Shops at CrossIron Mills for free interactive workshops and activities to enjoy as a family. Activities will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 pm, June 27 through July 26, 2015. Each day offers: Crafts (12-2pm), BB Range (12-5 pm), Archery Range (12-5 pm), Casting […]

Reels and Reins

Reels & Reins, Saturday July 11 at Bow Habitat Station

Celebrate Family Fishing Weekend at the Bow Habitat Station!  Discover the lure of fishing indoors and out. Enjoy family fishing outside at the Trout Pond, then head inside the Discovery Centre for more family games and to feed the hatchery’s fish at a special price of $5 per person (children 4 & under are free)! Reins and Reels […]