Fireworks and 10 other free Canada Day events in Calgary

Canada Day wraps up with a bang with fireworks at the Centre Street Bridge. Global News

If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate Canada Day, there’s no shortage of events to mark Canada’s 147th birthday.

Here’s a list of some of the celebrations in Calgary:

Prince’s Island

  • The First Nations Powwow goes on Prince’s Island from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  First Nations people will showcase aboriginal culture through storytelling, music and dance.

Olympic Plaza

  • The Calgary Family Experience runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with games, music and special activities for kids and parents, including circus training by the Green Fools Social Circus every hour on the hour.

East Village

  • There will lots going on at the East Village Street Fair with craft and artisan vendors, activities for the kids, music, street food and Calgary’s premier classic car show. The celebration goes from11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fort Calgary

  •  The fun starts early at Fort Calgary with a free pancake breakfast starting at 9 a.m. and children’s activities including bouncy houses, pony rides and a petting zoo.  Local performers will take to the Fort Calgary stage throughout the day. Catch the Strathcona Troop Musical Ride at 1:15 p.m.  Outdoor events are free and wrap up at 4 p.m.

Eau Claire

  •  If you’re in the mood for street eats head to the Food Truck Roundup and BassBus at the Festival Market in Eau Claire. Music by local DJs will keep the party going from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Stephen Avenue

Riverfront Avenue

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  • Show your national pride at the City of Calgary’s Living Flag event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Riverfront Avenue downtown. (between 1st Street S.E. and Macleod Trail S.E.)  The first 3,000 people to check-in will receive a free red or white T-shirt. Loose Moose Theatre will provide entertainment until the shutter clicks on the human flag.
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Harry Hays building

  • The Riverfront Stage swings into action at 6 p.m. outside the Harry Hays building downtown with official Canada Day ceremonies.  Performers include Scarlett Jane, Ridley Bent, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Mother Mother. Runs until 11 p.m.

Heritage Park

  • Celebrations start early with a complimentary pancake breakfast for the first 2014 guests through the gate. Activities include mini chuckwagon races, live music and an official citizenship ceremony at noon. Heritage Park is also celebrating its 50th anniversary. They will have Low-level family fireworks show in the Celebration Field at 8:00 pm and the main fireworks show (set to music) will happen at 11:00 p.m.


  • End your evening with a bang with Canada Day fireworks at the Centre Street Bridge at around 10:45 p.m. The show will be synchronized with live music broadcast on 101.5 Kool FM and 95.3 The Peak. So tune in wherever you happen to be.
WATCH: Heather Yourex takes in some of the festivities Tuesday afternoon.

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