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Canada Day 2015 at a glance

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First Nations Powwow
First Nations Powwow

First Nations Powwow

Prince's Island Park
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Explore a proud part of Canada’s heritage at a Traditional Powwow presented by Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre. Prince’s Island Park comes alive with the heartbeat of Canada’s First Nations peoples as they showcase Aboriginal peoples' ways through storytelling, drumming and dancing. Join us as we celebrate cultural sharing of the First Nations, Metis and Inuit people to all Canadians.


Calgary Canada Day Living Flag
Calgary Canada Day Living Flag


Living Flag Presented by Calgary AfterSchool

Prince’s Island Park

11 a.m. - noon
Don your red or white and be part of a living version of our Canada’s flag! Show off your Canadian spirit in this fun, family friendly Canada Day tradition since 2012. The first three thousand people to check-in are invited to receive a free red or white t-shirt to participate in this enormously popular activity. Anyone else wearing red or white is welcome to join as well.   

Food Truck Roundup

Food Truck Roundup

Festival Market
(between the YMCA and Eau Claire Market)
11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Food trucks a plenty will be serving up some of Calgary’s most popular street eats at Festival Market near Eau Claire. Bring a picnic blanket, grab a bite and enjoy Local DJs spinning tunes while you refuel before the evening’s festivities. Dishes and beverages will be served from a diverse range of Japanese, Greek, tapas and modern Canadian menus. Remind your inner foodie to bring along some cash, as not all trucks accept cards.

Riverfront Festivities

Riverfront Stage
Riverfront Stage

Riverfront Avenue
Noon - Food trucks and Beatnik Bus

Harry Hays Building (On the North lawn facing the Bow River)
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. - Stage Show
Official Canada Day ceremonies kick off at in the early evening and the stage will erupt with some of Canada’s most acclaimed performing artists. Grooving to the sounds of indie, rock, pop and folk, Canada Day celebrations on the Riverfront Stage offer a little something for everyone. The high-energy performances will capture audiences and build momentum in anticipation of the fireworks show at the end of the evening.

Fireworks presented by Hudson’s Bay

Fireworks from Centre Street Bridge
Fireworks from Centre Street Bridge

Centre Street Bridge
10:45 p.m. (-ish)
Set against a breath-taking backdrop of Calgary’s skyline and the setting sun beyond the Canadian Rockies, the 2015 Canada Day Fireworks presented by Hudson’s Bay will hit the horizon with a bang. This world-class fireworks show is synchronized with live music broadcast on 101.5 Kool FM and 95.3 The Peak. So tune in from wherever you happen to be. Stellar viewing opportunities along the entire Bow River corridor will make this a spectacular finale and a lasting memory of Canada’s 148th birthday.


Hosted by The City of Calgary partners

Calgary Stampede Canada Day & Harry the Horse Birthday Bash

Olympic Plaza
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bring the whole family to celebrate Canada Day and the 30th birthday of Harry the Horse! Activities throughout the day include stage entertainment, photo booths, interactive displays, and a whole lot more.  A special birthday cake celebration will be held at 1:30 with cake for the first 3000 people. Put on your hat and boots and come celebrate with Harry. Visit for more. 

Chinatown Fest 

3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Last year's debut Canada Day in Chinatown celebration returns by popular demand! The Calgary Chinese Merchants Association continues with the spirit and tradition of the Chinatown Street Festival to bring you CHINATOWN FEST on Canada Day. Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes that you have grown to love of Calgary's Chinatown, and celebrate Canada's birthday with us.

Downtown Calgary

Stephen Avenue Walk
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The historic Stephen Avenue Walk will feature its usual assortment of shops, restaurants, patios, street vendors and buskers, in addition to a full day of entertainment including live music on the #IAMDOWNTOWN stage and other special events happening down the avenue. For more check out 

East Village Street Fair, Show & Shine and 5th Street Square

Various locations in East Village
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
Enjoy all kinds of family fun at the East Village Street Fair including craft and artisan vendors, children’s activities and local performances. Don’t miss the Show & Shine, Calgary’s premier classic car show!  Bring the family, old & young, for this spectacular car show featuring North American beauties & imports. Join the EAST Crew in the neighbourhood’s newest urban parkette, 5th Street Square, to learn everything there is to know about East Village.

Eau Claire Market

Centre Court and North Plaza

11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Come down to Eau Claire Market for an afternoon of fun for the family. Experience a variety of local entertainment featuring a magic show, jugglers, dancing and children’s activities. FREE ice cream for the first 1000 guests. For more information and a schedule of events, visit
Also, visit the Farmer’s Market with live music on the North Plaza from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Fort Calgary

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Celebrate Canada Day in the birthplace of Calgary and many Canadian things in our area—the North West Mounted Police, Indigenous and intercultural relations, and strong community values. We have family fun all day including a free pancake breakfast, live entertainment with Craig Cardiff, Kris Demeanor and more, children’s crafts and petting zoo, food trucks, a chance to dress-up like a Mountie, Indigenous arts and cultural sharing, and Indigenous games facilitated by the Aboriginal Frienship Centre. For more information like us on Facebook, follow on Twitter or visit 

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