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Family seasonal programs

Looking for some free, high quality programs for the family? We offer programs in various Calgary communities that are open to everyone at no cost. Please note these events are weather dependent.

Pop up Play


Pop up Play is a one day drop in summer program that runs in different communities throughout the summer.  It is a free program where children ages 6-12 years can drop in and participate in various games and activities led by City of Calgary staff. Pop up Play will offer children structured programming with the opportunity to explore their imagination and create their own play while using free play principals.

Leaders will provide the structure by assigning a rough timeline and a category of games. For example, the first 30 minutes are tag games, the next 30 minutes are ball games, the following 30 minutes are parachute games, etc. Within this structure, the participants will be encouraged to customize and innovate by combining different versions and rules of games within that category. After trying their new game, they will be given an opportunity to evolve the game with new changes. 

Unplug n’ Play

family program

Join us for local entertainment, special guests, face painting, snacks, free games and activities for the whole family. This event is free and is open to all ages and abilities. No registration is required. Events will take place in various parks across Calgary.