Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps
It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.
Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.
Children’s Wish Gala May 24th
The most wonderful Wish-granting fundraiser in Calgary returns for the Children’s Wish Gala ‘Night of Wonders’. The ‘Night of Wonders’ takes place at the Grey Eagle Resort, Calgary with cocktails at 6pm and the program beginning at 7pm.
Visit the Children’s Wish web site for more information.
Scotia Bank Annual Calgary Marathon May 24th - May 27th
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids' marathon. On August 10, 1963 nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the first Calgary Marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada.
Register for the Race Weekend!. The Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a qualifier for the Boston Marathon.
Perennial Plant Exchange May 26th
Where: the field west of the Calgary Horticultural Society office located at 208 - 50 Ave. SW Calgary. The Society hosts two plant shares a year in the fall and spring. The objective of this event is for Society members to share excess plant material with other members and provide information about plants, their cultures and habits. Plant advisors are on hand to answer questions and help them find the right plant for the right location in your garden. Gardeners bring in their excess plants to share and plants can be purchased for $3.00 each. In order to better serve our members, this will once again be a members-only event. Please make sure your membership is up to date prior to the event and be sure to bring your membership card with you.
Visit the Calgary Horticultural Society web site for more information.
Annual Festival of Quilts May 26th - May 27th
The Festival of Quilts is Western Canada's largest outdoor quilt show held at Heritage Park! Hundreds of stunning handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques will decorate the Park's exhibits inside and out. Festival of Quilts is delighted to add to the festivities with some wonderful displays that will be sure to honour that milestone. We’re going to kick up our heels with the theme of Something Old, Something New. Whether you’re an avid quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is quilting fun to be had all over the Park. Visit the Calgary Festival of Quilts web site for more information.
Calgary Commuter Challenge June 3rd to June 9th.
Commuter Challenge is a week-long event that coincides with Canadian Environment Week. It is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces encouraging canadians to leave their cars at home and that rewards active and sustainable transportation.
If you cycle, take transit, walk, carpool, telecommute (work from home) or use other means of sustainable transportation to get to campus each day then you are ready to participate in the National Commuter Challenge. If you would like to try one of these viable options, start now in preparation and be sure to check out all the great program available to help you green your commute. Visit the Commuter Challenge web site for more information.
Calgary FunnyFest May 31st to June 10th
The FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, founded and produced by Stu Hughes, was conceived as a way to spread the Gift of Laughter by showcasing a world of hilarious comedy performers. FunnyFest is a truly original comedy celebration with every show and theme pushing the envelope with belly laughs! Everyone loves to laugh, yet we all seem too busy to take laughter seriously. So now it’s time for some serious funny with at least 6 performers per show from around the globe! FunnyFest actively promotes mental and physical well-being through a number of unique comedy offerings, delivered by some of the finest comedy minds in the world. FunnyFest will leave a memorable and successful impression with you.
FunnyFest shares the gift of laughter throughout the year with over 100 different performances. Visit the FunnyFest web site for more information.
Annual Walk to Fight Arthritis June 2nd - 3rd
The Walk to Fight Arthritis is The Arthritis Society’s marquee fundraising event. The Walk unites those who feel the emotional and physical pain of arthritis in communities across the country to fund a cure and improve the lives of those living with arthritis. It is one day of the year that people who live with arthritis can come together, laugh and cry with each other, and celebrate the strength and courage it takes to fight this devastating disease. The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one simple, common goal: help the over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day. Visit the Walk to Fight Arthritis web site for more information and to register.
4th Street Lilac Festival June 3rd
Each spring, thousands of attendees come out to enjoy the unique and pedestrian friendly 4th Street venue, offering an array of musical talent, artisan vendors, quality entertainment and some perfect people watching.
At the The 4th Street Lilac Festival, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for a trendy fashion; there is no shortage of things happening. Visit the Calgary Lilac Festival web site for more information.
Fathers Day June June 17th
In Canada, Fathers Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. Many countries celebrate it on the third Sunday of June, but it is also celebrated widely on other days. Father's Day was created to complement Mother's Day, a celebration that honors mothers and motherhood.
Father's Day typically involves spending time with one's father or the father figures in one's life. Small family gatherings and the giving of gifts may be part of the festivities organized for Father's Day. Fathers Day contnet provided by Wikipedia.
Calgary Relay For Life June 16th
The Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life is a 12-hr overnight family friendly fundraising event in which teams comprised of 10 people come together to celebrate cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against cancer.
So gather your family, friends, coworkers, team members, neighbors, etc and register a team to join the fight. Or register as a survivor and/or volunteer. Visit the Canadian Cancer Society web site for more information.
Neighbour Day Saturday, June 16
Held on the third Saturday of June, Neighbour Day is a time for Calgarians to celebrate our neighbourliness and strong community spirit by organizing community events such as front yard barbecues, garden parties, picnics, clean-ups or afternoon teas in a local park. Make Neighbour Day the day you get to know your neighbours! Share your experience with us by visiting the City of Calgary Neighbour Day web site.
Reach out to your neighbours to help plan your event. Together, determine the type of event you want to have. This could include hosting a block party, organizing a picnic at your local park or lending a helping hand to tidy up a local green space. You decide.
Do it for Dads Walk and Run 5KM Sunday June 17th
The Do it for Dads Walk Run 5KM is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father’s Day, that raises awareness and funds for the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them. Registration: $35 or fundraise $125 and waive your registration fee. Your donor dollars are having an impact on research that has the greatest potential to improve prostate cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment to ensure a better quality of life for survivors.
Visit the Do It For Dads Walk and Run web site for more information.
Calgary Sled Island Musical Festival June 20th to 24th
Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival that began in 2007. Sled Island Announces a Full Lineup for the 8th annual festival edition featuring over 250 bands, films, artists and comedians spread across 30+ venues concentrated in the downtown core and surrounding areas of Calgary.
Everyone who attends (even the programmers) has something new to see. This festival caters to people who aren't intimidated by not knowing something. It caters to those who are inspired by that. Visit the Sled Island web site for more information.
Canada Day YYC July 1st
Celebrate Canada's birthday with free activities for the whole family including live music from Mother Mother and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald on Riverfront stage, First Nations Powwow on Prince's Island, Living Flag activity, Food Truck Roundup and BassBus at Festival Market, and an amazing Fireworks display presented by Hudson’s Bay.
Canada Day 2015 will be a day to remember in Calgary with lots of activities for the whole family.
Visit the City of Calgary Canada Day YCC web site for more information.
Calgary Stampede July 6th to July 15th
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Visit the Calgary Stampede web site for more information.
Cyclepalooza Festival July 13th to July 22nd
Cyclepalooza is a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival held every summer in Calgary. Cyclepalooza brings people together through cycling for fun and transportation. Cyclepalooza is a volunteer-directed, community-based, bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary.
It was formed out of the desire among Calgary area cyclists to bring more publicity and interest to cycling and its positive impacts on communities, and to bring communities together through cycling. BIKE PROM celebrates the kick off of Cyclepalooza’s 10 day bike festival! Join us in your snazziest prom attire for a night of bicycling, dancing, music, and goooooood times. Visit the Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival web site for more information.
Fiestaval Latin Festival July 20th to 22nd
Fiestaval is a 3-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.
To provide a free multicultural event of excellence promoting an opportunity to experience Latin American arts, rhythms, and flavors. Fiestaval will showcase the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. It will advocate cultural awareness and organize activities to enhance multiculturalism in Calgary. Visit the Fiestaval Latin Festival web site for more information.
Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 21
Join the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society for their Annual Multiple Miles For Myeloma to save lives! This 5 km walk / 5 and 10 km run will feature entertainment, great food, door prizes, gifts for top donation earners, and medals for top runners. Proceeds from the Multiple Miles for Myeloma will support the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells with devastating symptoms - bone thinning and lesions develop causing bone pain, spontaneous fractures, and paralyzing spinal cord compressions. Register now online through the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site.
Calgary Folk Music Festival July 26th to 29th
The Calgary Folk Music Festival will be held at Prince's Island Park. It is a multi-tentacled creature: one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals plus a year-round presenter of music, art and cultural performances at its own curated space, Festival Hall, the first of its kind for a music festival. The organization also spearheads key mentorship and educational programs (Boot Camp, the Song Contest, educational outreach) which are key to developing the skills and careers of Alberta’s budding songwriters and musicians. Visit the Calgary Folk Music Festival web site for more information.
Calgary International Blues Festival July 30 - Aug 5
Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 27th to August 2nd, when a full week of activities culminates in 4 days & nights of non-stop, world class blues on our Mainstage and at the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.
Join the party to kick off the 11th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! All are welcome. Visit the Calgary International Blues Festival web site for more information.