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Parks special events and programs

The City of Calgary Parks has been providing a variety of special events and programs for over 30 years. We offer many free public events families and individuals can participate in. We also offer numerous nature courses through our Parks Program Guide programs.

Parks special events

Special events

Shakespeare in the Core

Come down to Devonian Gardens and enjoy some Shakespearian monologues presented by The Shakespeare Company who are known for Theatre Calgary's Shakespeare by the Bow.
Date: Wednesday, August 13
Time: noon - 1 p.m.
Cost: FREE

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Flood Tours

Come visit the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary to participate in tours of the flood-affected areas. Free, one-hour guided tours start Saturday, May 10 until Sunday, September 14. Space is limited, so please sign up online to pre-register for these walks.
May, June, September:
  • Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
  • Sundays at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

July, August:

  • Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.

Programs and events calendar

Program & Events Calendar

More programs

School Programs

Teachers, help get your students interested in nature and the environment with our wide range of educational programs, designed for students from preschool to high school.

Community gardens

Community gardens are important to the health and well-being of our neighbourhoods – they promote partnerships, provide food and encourage land stewardship Calgary has a long history of community gardens, and The City is pleased to support these gardens by working cooperatively with community associations and gardening organizations.

Tree planting programs

You can contribute to Calgary's urban forest by planting a tree on your property or becoming involved in one of The City's following tree planting initiatives including the NeighbourWoods Program, Arbor Day, Planting Incentive Program, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program