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Canada Day celebrations in Calgary

Canada Day 2024

Thank you for a great Canada Day! We hope you enjoyed your experience and look forward to seeing you again in 2025.

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Featured events


The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland Main Stage Show

Join us at The Confluence Main Stage with Emcee Megan Pierson for a free all-Canadian line-up of musical performances starting at 4:30 p.m.

View main stage schedule

Fireworks

Canada Day will end with a fireworks show at approximately 11 p.m. launched from Stampede Park. The display will light up the sky in the downtown core and surrounding areas.

For the best Canada Day experience, join us at The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary) to enjoy the main stage evening show followed by the fireworks. 

You can also watch the fireworks from wherever you typically go to see Stampede fireworks. Onsite viewing at Stampede Park will not be available due to set up of the 2024 Stampede and vehicle access into west Ramsay (Scotsman’s Hill) will also be restricted. 

Event schedule


Be a good neighbour while celebrating Canada Day by parking only where permitted, putting garbage where it belongs and keeping noise levels down when walking to and from the fireworks show.

Need help planning your day? With so many events and activities to choose from, use the events schedule to see the event locations, times and descriptions.

Getting around on Canada Day

Let our map be your guide. Find event locations, activities, first aid stations, washrooms and more.

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Event locations


The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary)

Home to the Indigenous showcase and powwow and Canada Day main stage with a lineup of all-Canadian musicians.

  • Canada Day Main Stage Evening Show with Emcee Megan Pierson
  • Indigenous Showcase and Powwow Arena
  • Indigenous Artisans Market
  • Teaching Tipis and Trapper’s Tent
  • Cultural Carousel
  • Coke Canada Rest & Refresh Area
  • Food trucks

St. Patrick's Island

Enjoy family-friendly entertainment and the beautiful park. 

  • Three stages with live music (Trout Beach, The Rise & Confluence Plaza)
  • Calgary Fire Department water vessel display
  • Face painting and airbrush tattoos
  • Playground and picnic spots
  • Food trucks

Olympic Plaza & Municipal Building

Get together for a great day of music, children’s activities and multicultural performances.

  • Live performances by Alberta musicians
  • Multicultural performances at the Municipal Plaza, presented by Arts Commons
  • Indigenous digital art exhibit at the Municipal Atrium, presented by The City of Calgary’s Public Art program
  • Children’s sport activities, presented by Calgary Minor Soccer Association
  • Children’s art activities
  • Food trucks

Road closures


East Village

 July 1 at 6:30 a.m. - 11 p.m.

  • 8 Ave. S.E. between 4 and 6 St. S.E.
  • 5 and 6 St S.E. between 7 and 9 Ave. S.E.

Visit calgary.ca/trafficinfo for a list of current traffic incidents, road closures and detours.

Parking


On July 1, enjoy free parking in on-street ParkPlus zones and Calgary Parking parkades (with the exception of Arts Commons). Weekend rates apply at Arts Commons parkade and surface lots. Please note that regular rates will be in effect at partner lots, such as TELUS Spark, University District, Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park.

We encourage Calgarians to consider transit, ride sharing, e-scooter or biking to come downtown for Canada Day festivities as parking will be limited. 

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