Jun 27

Canada Day 2018!

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151 years old and the party’s are only getting better. Make your way downtown this Canada Day to be a part of Calgary’s biggest celebrations. From Olympic Plaza to Prince’s Island Park, all of the city’s downtown core will be packed full of free and family friendly entertainment, so come down and enjoy the festivities.


Vendors (Hudson’s Bay, Beatnik Bus, D’Alpaca Peru, Annabelle’s, Mangia)
WeLoveYYC – couch, cotton candy, photobooth, and more

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Canadian Artists for the Poor (CAP) is celebrating its 10th year anniversary art walk (Heart for Art 2018) along Stephen Avenue. Bring along your family and friends to join us with a fun filled day of art, music and entertainment. Come, meet, see and support the work of talented artists from the different non for profit organizations and other local artists across the city.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Downtown Calgary’s Summer Stage will be moved down to Olympic Plaza with musical programming. Entertainment brought to you by Downtown Calgary.
11 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. - The Rondel Roberts Band
12:15 p.m. - 1:10 p.m. - Magik Spells
1:30 p.m. - 2:25 p.m. - High Love
2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. - Randi Boulton
4 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. - Randy Woods Band

11 a.m. - late: Downtown restaurants will have their patios open and full

6 p.m. - 9 p.m.: Join the Hispanic Arts Society for the debut series of  ‘Salsa on the Streets’,  on the 100W block of Stephen Avenue. Come ready to dance, learn to shake those hips or just sit back on a patio and enjoy the live music of the Klave Latin Band


Celebration Franco-Albertaine (11am - 5pm)

Carnival and interactive games all day
Wheel of fortune at Francophonie Calgary small promo tent
Francophone multicultural music will play in the background all day
Food tent (Poutine, smoked meat)
Maple Taffy Truck (Wild Wild West Event Center)
Arts and Crafts in the big tent

Powwow & Indigenous Showcase (11am - 5pm)

Main Stage Performances (Emcees – Tony Delaney and Lance Scout (all day))
Children’s Area (arts and crafts, Metis entertainment)
Artisan Market
Traditional Powwow Grand Entry (1pm - 5pm)
Tipis and Metis Trapper’s Tent (Cultural teachings by Indigenous peoples)


Come celebrate Canada Day with a free all-day party at Eau Claire Market! There will be:

free ice cream
live entertainment (stage performances all day)
artisan market
children’s crafts
face painting
airbrush tattoos
petting zoo
magicians and much more!

Plus, for the adults, Garage Sports Bar will be hosting a licensed area with live music until 9:00 pm.


As a place where the nation’s stories are discovered, shared and celebrated, the Calgary Public Library invites everyone to drop by the Central Library on Canada Day. We have lots of family-friendly activities planned including storytimes, a Canada-themed selfie station, arts and crafts activities, a scavenger hunt and giant chess and jenga games.

Schedule of events:
11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Storytime
2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Storytime

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