Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day — June 15, 2024

Neighbour Day is Calgary’s celebration of community connection. Held each year on the third Saturday in June, Neighbour Day is a step toward creating welcoming and inclusive communities where neighbours connect and belong every day of the year.

Good things happen when you get to know your neighbours. They can add a friendly visit to your day, and you can lend a helping hand when needed. Social connection with neighbours reduces loneliness and isolation and builds strong communities where people feel they belong.

Join with your neighbours on June 15 and get involved in Neighbour Day 2024!

Ideas for celebrating Neighbour Day


  • Organize a block party (permits are free) or backyard BBQ with your neighbours
  • Organize a neighbourhood sports activity or picnic in the park
  • Organize a small community clean-up using our TLC Kits
  • Lend a helping hand to a neighbour
  • Complete a My Neighbour card as part of creating a safe and caring community
  • Or another idea you have!

We had our first neighbour day party last year and it was a HUGE success! Everyone was thrilled! We recently had a new family move to the street and they said what sold them was when their realtor told them about our great neighbour day party!

Community events


Residents of these communities are invited to come meet their neighbours on June 15, 2024!

Check back weekly to see which new communities have been added!

N.E. communities

Community Event details Time Location
Marlborough Drum circle, BBQ, crafts and more 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine

Marlborough Community Centre, 636 Marlborough Way N.E.

Whitehorn Hot dogs, music, games and more 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Weather permitting

Whitehorn Community Centre, 228 Whitehorn Rd. N.E.

N.W. communities

Community Event details Time Location

Bowness

Planting a tiny Miyawaki Forest. Learn more

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Ave. N.W.

Hawkwood

BBQ, music, bouncy castle, crafts and more

1 – 4 p.m. Weather permitting

Hawkwood Community Park, 85 Hawkhill Rd. N.W.

Highland Park

Community market with hot dogs, balloons, face painting and more

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine

Highland Park Community Association, 3716 2 St. N.W.

Kincora

Hot dogs, games, face painting and bouncy castle. Learn more

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine

Symons Valley United Church, 38 Kincora Rise N.W.

Rosedale

Food, games and live entertainment. Learn more

11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Rain or shine

RCA hall and grounds, 901 11 Ave. N.W.

St. Andrew’s Heights Community BBQ, games and more 4 – 7 p.m. Rain or shine

St. Andrew’s Heights Community Association, 2504 13 Ave. N.W.

University Heights Community BBQ and games 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Weather permitting

3035 Utah Dr. N.W.

S.E. communities

Community Event details Time Location
Dover Indigenous blessing, kite making, children’s activities, garden activities, vendor market, snacks and more

1 – 4 p.m. Rain or shine

Twin Views Communal Garden, 2951 26 Ave. S.E.

East Village Live music, food and fun activities for all ages 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (live music begins at 1 p.m.)

5th Street Square, 712 5 St. S.E.

Inglewood Live music, activities, vendors, face painting, food and more 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

YW Community Hub, 1715 17 Ave. S.E.

S.W. communities

Community Event details Time Location
Downtown West Live music, activities, face painting, treats and more TBA

Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W.

Erlton Food trucks, games, sidewalk chalk and more 5 – 9 p.m. Weather permitting

Erlton Park, 2599 Erlton St. S.W.

Kingsland BBQ, games and more 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Rain or shine

Kingsland Community Hall, 505 78 Ave. S.W.

Marda Loop Bike Park grand opening with food, games, music and more Noon – 3 p.m. Rain or shine

Pump track, South side of 30 Ave. S.W., west side of Fire Hall off 14 St. S.W.

Southwood

Rhubarb Fest with live music, games, vendor market and more

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Rain or shine

Southwood Community Hall, 11 Sackville Dr. S.W.

Springbank Hill Family picnic, crafts and more 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Weather permitting

Springbank Hill Community Park, 7541 26 Ave. S.W.

Spruce Cliff

Hot dogs, music, crafts and  face painting. Learn more

11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Rain or shine

Spruce Cliff Community Association, 3375 Spruce Dr. S.W.


Share how your community is celebrating Neighbour Day by adding your event to the list

City-wide events


Neighbour Day at the Library

Join us at select locations for Elder storytime, Indigenous refreshments, Indigenous artist performances and more.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Libraries: Crowfoot, Judith Umbach, Saddletowne, Seton, Shawnessy

Celebrate Neighbour Day & enter to win!


Three lucky early bird winners will enjoy 30 minutes of live musical entertainment at their block party or event on June 15. Other prizes include family passes to Calgary Zoo, Heritage Park, TELUS Spark Science Centre, and City of Calgary recreation and golf gift cards.

Enter the prize draw

Start planning your event


Share your Neighbour Day celebration on social media using #YYCNeighbourDay

Permit information


View block party and street play permitholder information

  • The permit holder must obtain, place, and ensure barricades are monitored to safely close the road during the event. You will be able to pick up barricades, free of charge from Manchester Facility - 2808 Spiller Rd. S.E. Monday, June 10 – Friday, June 14 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. You will be required to bring your permit and driver’s licence to sign out the barricades. · Barricades must be returned to Manchester Facility - 2808 Spiller Rd. S.E. the following week Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • If barricades are not returned by this date, the permit holder will be charged for all barricades picked-up.
  • Please ensure you bring an appropriate size vehicle to transport the barricades safely. (Dimensions of each barricade are approximately 3.5m in length and 0.8m in height.) A large SUV or truck would be suitable.

Funding your event


Community associations, Business Improvement Areas and other non-profits may be eligible for funding to support a Neighbour Day event or activation in their community.

The City of Calgary Arts & Culture microgrant provides up to $5,000 for a new or improved Neighbour Day event. Funding is fully subscribed for 2024. Applications will re-open in winter 2024/25 for Neighbour Day 2025 events.

Private block parties and other events organized by individual residents are not eligible for funding.

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