Things We Love to Do in Calgary
We don’t just work here, we live and play here, too. These are some of our favourite spots you won’t want to miss while you’re in town. We’ve highlighted a few well-known attractions as well as a couple of little gems you may not have heard about, but we think are well worth a visit. Need more hints about where to go and what to do? Just ask! We’d love to give you the inside scoop.
The world-renowned 10-day Stampede is something to behold, but the Calgary Stampede also hosts events all year round: concerts, hockey, home shows, and more.
A wonderful celebration of our diverse artistic and multicultural landscape. And incredible fireworks to boot!
Have a gander at your furry and feathered friends and participate in some of the great activities and learning opportunities the zoo has to offer!
Cross Iron Mills
Got the shopping bug? Cross Iron Mills features 17 large-format anchor stores, more than 20 stores new to Alberta, and over 200 premium brands and great outlets.
Telus Spark Science Centre
The wonder of science is at your fingertips at the Telus Spark Science Centre. Check out the latest exhibits!
Vizard – Theatrical Dance ShowJun 29, 2016 7:30 pm — Jun 29, 2016 9:30 pm
VIZARD Show is a dramatic and colorful theatrical spectacle based on the traditions of the Carnival of Venice.
Calgary Folk Music FestivalJul 21, 2016 4:00 pm — Jul 24, 2016 10:00 pm
Revel in one of the “7 musical wonders of the world” (Globe and Mail) at the 37th Calgary Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park, an annual sound salvation that programs 76 icons and upstarts from 16 countries on 8 stages in concerts and magical collaborative sessions.
Pet-A-PaloozaJul 23, 2016 10:00 am — Jul 24, 2016 4:00 pm
This free and petfriendly festival is the most fun you’ll have with your pet all summer. Bring your pet to sample treats, food, accessories, toys and get hooked up with loads of FREE swag!
Calgary International Blues FestivalJul 25, 2016 8:00 am — Jul 31, 2016 5:00 pm
The 12th annual Calgary Bluesfest will run July 25-31, celebrating with a full week of the best in blues. An exciting program of workshops and special events culminates in 4 days & nights of non-stop music on Mainstage at Shaw Millennium Park followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.
2016 Southern Alberta Music Festival – A Stars Air Ambulance FundraiserAug 5, 2016 7:00 pm — Aug 6, 2016 12:00 am
Kick back and relax while you listen to a variety of country, blues, folk and good old fashioned rock n’ roll. While at the music festival explore different vendors, relish a delicious meal from one of the concessions or unwind in the beer gardens.
Calgary Reggaefest 2016Aug 18, 2016 12:00 pm — Aug 20, 2016 10:00 pm
Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada.
Country Thunder Music FestivalAug 19, 2016 8:00 am — Aug 21, 2016 10:00 pm
The first year of our debut inner city festival in Calgary Alberta – featuring Luke Bryan, Big & Rich, Tim McGraw and many more as they invade Prairie Winds Park in NE Calgary for one unforgettable weekend.