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.
Lunchtime music from CPO
Downtown Calgarians will be treated to three different music ensembles from the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performing at the City of Calgary's famous Devonian Gardens during April. Three FREE midday concerts, featuring different CPO musicians at each performance, will serenade lunchtime crowds and animate this lush public tropical garden space with beautiful live music.
Thursday, April 8, noon - 1 p.m.
Wednesday, April 23, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, April 30, 1 - 2 p.m.Location: Devonian Gardens
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.
- Tuesdays & Thursdays at 2 p.m.
- Wednesdays at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.
- Saturdays & Sundays at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
International Migratory Bird Day
The City of Calgary has been proudly participating in this annual celebration for the past 10 years and will again be hosting our popular event this Mother's Day! Join Parks staff and local experts for a fun-filled day of games, entertainment and activities to celebrate bird migration and conservation.
Walk with Wildlife
Walk with Wildlife promotes nature exploration, physical fitness and civic pride. This program is for citizens of all ages.
Date: June 12, 14 & 15
Location: various parks and green spaces throughout the city (check back for specific locations and times)
Ralph Klein Park - Parks Fest 2014!
On Father's Day join us for Parks Fest 2014 as we celebrate our great City parks! Visitors will have the chance to connect with nature and enjoy local entertainment during this fun-filled day. Bring your family and friends to enjoy games, activities and more!
Summer Solstice Picnic
Celebrate the beginning of summer with a vintage-inspired picnic! Join your fellow botanical buffs at Reader Rock Garden on the longest day of the year! Parks staff will be hosting garden picnic activities under the June sky, including guided walks. Bring your lunch and join us!
Programs and events calendar
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 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.