Canada Day in Calgary

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Canada Day Celebrations

Canada Day in Calgary

Activities and events for Canada Day in Calgary 2023!

How will you be celebrating Canada Day this year? Catch musical performances at Olympic Plaza, watch an Indigenous Powwow at Fort Calgary, or take in a dragon dance in Chinatown. Explore all the ways you can celebrate Canada Day 2023. 

Check back for more updates and special Canada Day event announcements for 2023!

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Canada Day Fireworks in Calgary

Enjoy the tradition of Canada Day Fireworks as they are launched from Stampede Park! View the fireworks from Scotsman’s Hill and other viewpoints in and around the downtown area. 

Where: Fireworks from Stampede Park

When: July 1, at 11pm


City of Calgary Canada Day Events

Show your Canadian spirit and celebrate Canada Day in Calgary!


Canada Day at Olympic Plaza 

Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Olympic Plaza will offer a gathering place to show off your national pride. Catch performances on Olympic Plaza’s stage throughout the day and celebrate with locals and visitors alike. Live ArtsXpeditions performances, presented by Arts Commons, will feature a variety of local musicians performing jazz, Indigenous, Afro-Fusion, hiphop, folk, country, and more. 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

When: July 1, 11am to 5pm 


Canada Day on St. Patrick’s Island 

This year St. Patrick’s Island will feature three areas with music, theatre, and fun activities on Canada Day. The island can be accessed via the George C. King bridge and has plenty of natural spaces to explore in between programming. 

Where: St. Patrick’s Island 

When: July 1, 11am to 5pm 


Canada Day at Fort Calgary 

The City of Calgary is hosting its Canada Day celebrations at Fort Calgary. Enjoy an Indigenous showcase, Powwow, and artisan market. Canada Day-themed walking tours are available every hour. The main stage will feature a lineup of all-Canadian musical performances from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Where: Fort Calgary 

When: July 1, 11am to 11pm


Canada Day Activities at Local Attractions

Celebrate Canada Day at some of Calgary's top Attractions!


Canada Day at Studio Bell 

Admission to Studio Bell is free on July 1st as they celebrate both Canada Day and their seventh anniversary. Explore Canada’s incredible music industry with new exhibitions, hands-on activities, and pop-up performances.  

Where: Studio Bell 

When: July 1, 10am to 5pm


Canada Day at the King Eddy 

The iconic venue, King Eddy, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with family-friendly live music at its rooftop stage! Canada Day performances include Tom Phillips and The D.T.s, Robert Adam, Cold Little Crow, Post Script, Amy Nelson, and many more! 

Where: The King Eddy 

When: July 1, begins at 11am


Canada Day at Heritage Park 

Celebrate Canada Day at Heritage Park with a ride aboard the S.S. Moyie. Tour the park on the antique steam train, enjoy a picnic on the lawn, or take part in gold panning demonstrations. And witness national pride, as 50 people become Canadians at a citizenship ceremony. 

Where: Heritage Park 

When: July 1, 10am to 5pm 


Canada Day at Century Downs Racetrack 

Take part in Canada Day festivities all weekend long at Century Downs Racetrack. Kick off the weekend with food and drink specials, live music, and fireworks on June 30th. Try your luck with cash prize draws on July 1st. Enjoy horse racing, facepainting and a live DJ! 

Where: Century Downs Racetrack 

When: June 30 - July 2 


Canada Day at Spruce Meadows 

Jump into Canada Day at the 'Pan American', presented by Rolex. Spruce Meadows will be offering families tons of exciting Canada Day activities! Enjoy a picnic lunch for the first 2,000 guests, live entertainment, pony rides, and face painting.  

Where: Spruce Meadows 

When: July 1


Canada Day Events in the Community

Get out and explore these neighbourhoods on July 1 to show your Canadian spirit!


Canada Day celebration at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 

Make your way to Chinatown on July 1st and visit the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre for its annual Canada Day celebration. The celebration will acknowledge our country’s multiculturalism through performances, family-oriented activities, and an international marketplace. 

Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 

When: July 1, 11am to 5pm


Canada Day at Eau Claire Market 

2023 will be the final Canada Day celebration for Eau Claire Market before the area is redeveloped. Indoor and outdoor fun includes live music, food trucks, face painting, balloon twisters, and arts & crafts. 

Where: Eau Claire Market 

When: July 1, 11am to 5pm


Canada Day in Bowness 

Don’t miss the Bowness Fest 2023 Canada Day festival! Take in an unforgettable line-up of musical and cultural performers, along with mouthwatering dishes from some of the city's hottest food trucks. There will be an outdoor market, community BBQ, face painting, carnival games, and more.  

Where: Our Lady of Assumption School 

When: July 1, 10am to 8pm


Canada Day at the Currie Market

Kick off Canada Day with the whole family in the award-winning community of Currie! The Currie Market will include 60+ local vendors, all-day entertainment, food trucks, community tours, a woof zone, and more!

Where: Parade Square, Currie

When: July 1, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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West facing Calgary skyline at night

East Village (Photo Credit: Trevor Lalonde)