Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Festival Paul Brant on the roof of the King Eddy | Photo: Courtesy of The City of Calgary July 1, 2020 Canada Day Celebrate this national holiday virtually with amazing local programming Amy Jo Espetveidt Location From Anywhere Price Free Buy Tickets It might feel a bit different but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Canada Day with amazing local talent and incredible events! Canada Day goes online thanks to offers from The City of Calgary, Fort Calgary, Canadian Heritage, and the Calgary Public Library. From online storytime to family-friendly activities, the highlight of the day looks to be an amazing concert filmed at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre (NMC), and produced by local talent. Calgarians are invited to watch the premiere of The City’s virtual Canada Day concert featuring Canadian country music star and humanitarian Paul Brandt. The lineup is rounded out by local musicians neo-soul singer Lynn Olagundoye, Alberta roots singer-songwriter T Buckley, indie folk-rocker Chad Van Gaalen, and Métis/Cree blues-rock artist Bebe Buckskin. “This lineup of Calgary musical talent is outstanding, and I couldn’t be more excited to listen and watch them on Canada Day,” says Mayor Naheed Nenshi in a statement. “Although this year’s celebrations will be different, we are still going to listen to great music, we can decorate our homes or yards with red and white, maybe have your own pancake breakfast with your family. Even though we will be at home, we can still celebrate together as a city and country.” We may be apart physically, but we can still celebrate together. Here’s what we’re checking out: Canadian Heritage July 1, 2020 Stream online Free to watch Canadians are invited to take part in virtual celebrations from coast to coast to coast and come together virtually to express our pride in being Canadian. Wherever you are across the country, enjoy Canada Day midday and evening shows on Canadian Heritage’s social media sites and on CBC and Radio-Canada. facebook.com The City of Calgary July 1, 2020 Stream online Free to watch Celebrate Canada Day by taking part in a variety of activities from your own home. Dress in red and white, paint your face, decorate—there’s no end to the ways you can celebrate! Online musical performances feature Calgary artists including Paul Brandt, Lynn Olagundoye, T. Buckley, Chad VanGaalen, and Bebe Buckskin. calgary.ca Fort Calgary July 1, 2020, 11:00am – 5:00pm Stream online Free to watch Fort Calgary is doing Canada Day a little different this year! While still welcoming Calgarians to gather and celebrate this day with their families and friends, this year they will be gathering virtually, hosting some family-friendly activities and guest speakers online for the community to access all day. fortcalgary.com Calgary Public Library July 1, 2020, 1:00 – 3:00pm Stream online Free to watch Celebrate Canada Day from the comfort of your home. Join the Calgary Public Library online for a fun-filled afternoon to celebrate our national pride including a special, virtual storytime, streamed family-friendly performances, an Instagram contest, and more. facebook.com Share your at-home celebrations on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok using #OCanadaYYC.