Canada Day celebrations in Calgary

Canada Day 2022

Join our Get Together

We’re celebrating the Original Peoples of Canada and what makes us Canadian at our Canada Day Get Together. Head downtown for all events, including learning more about Indigenous culture and a full day of music, entertainment and fireworks. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Canada Day Events


Head downtown for all our Canada Day events. Check out our event schedule below.

Fort Calgary

Home to the Indigenous Showcase and Powwow and TD Canada Day Stage with a lineup of all-Canadian musicians.

  • TD Canada Day Stage with emcee Angela Knight
  • Indigenous Showcase
  • Powwow
  • Food trucks
  • Walking tours starting every hour

St. Patrick's Island

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and the beautiful park. 

  • Buskers
  • Stilt walkers
  • Stage performers
  • Face Painting
  • Crafts and activity tents
  • Playground & picnic spots
  • Beautiful views of the Bow River

 

Olympic Plaza

Get together for a great day of music and public art.
 
  • ArtsXpeditions presented by Arts Commons
  • Local music - jazz, Indigenous, country and more!
  • Great location to watch the fireworks

 

Canada Day Activity Map

Find listings of performing artists and entertainment at Fort Calgary, St. Patrick's Island, and Olympic Plaza with more activities in the Municipal Building and the East Village Street Fair.

View Canada Day map

Fireworks show with CJSW 90.9 FM musical soundtrack

Thanks to support from Canadian Heritage, join us for a live fireworks show with CJSW 90.9 FM musical soundtrack featuring Canadian artists: Terez, Rupa, Selci, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, DJ Shub, The Tragically Hip, Smalltown DJs, Matt Blais, Celeigh Cardinal & Speed Control.

A blessing by Stoney Nakoda Elder Cindy Daniels, a moment of silence to recognize the children who died and are still missing after being taken to residential schools, and a message from Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek will precede the fireworks at 11 p.m.

The fireworks will be launched from atop the Calgary Municipal Building. Watch live from anywhere with a view of the Calgary Municipal Building or click on our livestream link below.

Watch the livestream

Canada Day Event Calendar


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Getting around on Canada Day


Consider walking, biking, or taking public transit on Canada Day. 

Transit on Canada Day

Check out Calgary Transit to plan your route.

Road closures

As a result of the events at Fort Calgary, Olympic plaza, East Village Street Fair and the fireworks, the following roads will be closed:

East Village - from 6 a.m. to Midnight

  • 8 Avenue S.E. from 4 Street to 6 Street S.E. 
  • 6 Street from 9 Avenue to 8 Avenue S.E. 
  • 5 Street from 8 Avenue to 7 Avenue S.E.
  • 7 Avenue & 5 Street Square S.E. and 5 Street from 8 Avenue to 7 Avenue S.E.

Ramsay - from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

  • Resident access by permit only at Spiller Road S.E. & Burns Avenue S.E. and Bellevue Avenue S.E. & MacDonald Avenue S.E.
  • More about additional road closures until July 17.

Downtown - from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

  • Macleod Trail S.E. between 7 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.
  • 3 Street S.E. between 7 Avenue S.E. and 9 Avenue S.E.

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