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 Free Celebrate Canada Day on 17th Ave | Photo: Courtesy of 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District June 29, 2022 Free This Week Start planning your Canada Day long weekend! Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Free There’s a lot in store this week when it comes to arts events around town including a few different ways to spend the Canada Day holiday. From Fort Calgary, to 17th Avenue in the Beltline, to Bowness, the city is reverberating with things to do! Rod Squance June 29, 2022, 12:10 – 1:00 pm Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE) Free to attend Rod Thomas Squance is an exciting Canadian musician who captivates audiences with a perfect blend of maturity and sparkling technique. He is an active soloist and freelance percussionist in chamber, orchestral, jazz, Balinese and Hindustani musical traditions. proartssociety.ca Identifying Canadians June 30, 2022, 7:15pm The GRAND (608 1st St. SW) Free to attend, registration required Through music, poetry and educational conversation, this discussion focuses on how traditionally perceived Canadian identity is different for racialized Canadians. You are invited to not only listen to the stories of others but also share your own at this event celebrating the BIPOC experience in Canada. eventbrite.ca Canada Day at Fort Calgary July 1, 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) Free to attend The City of Calgary is hosting Canada Day celebrations at Fort Calgary. As part of the day, Fort Calgary invites you to join in with free museum admission, special art installations, film screenings and Canada Day-themed walking tours! fortcalgary.com BownessFest July 1, 2022, 10:00am – 9:00pm Our Lady of Assumption School (7311 34th Ave. NW) Free to attend The first annual BownessFest Canada Day festival comes to the heart of Calgary’s northwest and includes over 30 musical and cultural performers, a food truck pavilion, a local market with over 50 vendors and a free community BBQ, plus family activities, contests, prizes and more! bownessfest.ca Canada Day on 17th Ave. SW July 1, 2022, 11:00am – 4:00pm Tomkins Park (17th Ave. SW) Free to attend Celebrate Canada Day on 17th Ave! Enjoy musical performances from Emily Vay, hoop dancing from Lakota Tootoosis, dance performances from Jet Dance and Arthur Murray Dance Studio, and theatrical performers from the Little Red Ball Company. 17thave.ca ArtsXpeditions July 1, 2022, 11:00am – 5:00pm Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend Celebrate Canada Day with an afternoon of family-friendly performances from local favourites — the lineup includes Perpie Nwaefido, Walter MacDonald White Bear, Robert Adam and the Lucky Stars, Natalia Chai, and Sargeant x Comrade! artscommons.ca Canada Day at St. Patrick’s Island July 1, 2022, 11:00am – 5:00pm St. Patrick’s Island Free to attend Enjoy seeing the beautiful St. Patrick’s Island park come alive with family-friendly entertainment including buskers, stilt walkers, stage performers, face painting, crafts and activity tents. Make sure to go check it all out, along with beautiful views of the Bow River, a playground, and picnic spots. calgary.ca Canada Day Fireworks July 1, 2022, 11:30pm Municipal Building (800 Macleod Tr. SE) Free to attend The City of Calgary wraps up Canada Day festivities as the sun goes down with a free fireworks display presented with CJSW 90.9FM. The fireworks will be visible from anywhere in the city with a view of the Municipal Building and will feature the downtown skyline as a backdrop. calgary.ca Village Commons Grand Opening July 5, 2022, 10:00am – 1:00pm Village Commons (610 8th Ave. SE) Free to attend Get to know carya’s programs, services and community partners at the opening of Village Commons in East Village! Join them for a community breakfast followed by an official opening reception where they’ll host family games, activities, live music, and more. caryacalgary.ca Have a free event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.