June 29, 2015 11:00 am
Updated: July 1, 2015 2:49 pm

10 Canada Day events in Calgary – and where to watch fireworks

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WATCH: Heritage Park, Olympic Plaza and Prince’s Island Park are just a few of the places Calgarians are heading to celebrate Canada Day. Heather Yourex reports.

CALGARY – There are plenty of ways to celebrate Canada Day in Calgary this year.

Here’s a look at some of the events:

Prince’s Island Park

  • First Nations Powwow
    10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre presents a free powwow featuring drumming and dancing.
  • Canada Day at Eau Claire Market
    11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Free ice cream for the first 1,000 guest and entertainment including a magic show, jugglers and dancers.
  • Food truck roundup
    11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Grab a bite to eat from a selection of food trucks featuring a range of ethnically diverse cuisines. (Located between the YMCA and Eau Claire Market.)
  • Living Flag
    11 a.m. to noon
    A group of 3,000 people gather together in red and white tshirts to form a living flag.

Riverfront Avenue

  • Riverfront Festivities
    12 p.m. – 11 p.m.
    Events along Riverfront Avenue begin at noon and finish with a stage show featuring rising synth-rockers Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Stars.
​Riverfront Stage Schedule
​7 – 7:15 p.m.​Opening Ceremonies
​7:15 – 8:15 p.m.​Dear Rouge
​8:30 – 9:30 p.m.​Dan Mangan + Blacksmith
​9:45 – 10:45 p.m.​Stars
​10:45 – 11 p.m.​Fireworks

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Fireworks

  • Fireworks on the on Centre Street Bridge
    10:45 p.m. (-ish)
    The 2015 Canada Day fireworks display will be presented from the Centre Street Bridge. The show will be synchronized with music, broadcast live on Kool 101.5 and 95.3 The Peak. A free fireworks shuttle will run between SAIT and McHugh Bluff Park from 6 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. Pay parking is available at SAIT, however Calgarians are encouraged to take the CTrain to meet the shuttle.

    Where to watch the fireworks?

    • Festival Market (between Eau Claire market and the YMCA)
    • Riverfront Avenue

Olympic Plaza

  • Calgary Stampede Canada Day & Harry the Horse Birthday Bash
    11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Harry the Horse is turning 30! Visit Olympic Plaza to celebrate his special day — and Canada’s birthday too! Birthday cake will be made available at 1:30 p.m.

Chinatown

  • Chinatown Fest
    3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
    Enjoy the sights and sounds of Chinatown during the second Chinatown Fest, hosted by the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association.

Prairie Winds Park

  • Celebrate Canada
    11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
    Celebrate Canada is an initiative of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamā’at (AMJ) Calgary. Thousands of Calgarians from different diverse communities. The event includes the singing of the national anthem and a flag hoisting.

East Village

  • East Village Street Fair
    9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Celebrate Canada Day with family fun at the Village Street Fair, featuring a classic car show.

Fort Calgary

  • Canada Day at Fort Calgary
    9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Enjoy a free pancake breakfast, live entertainment, children’s crafts and a petting zoo.

 

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