Ready to celebrate Canada Day 2022? In the city of Calgary, there are over a dozen major festivals and several neighbourhood-sponsored festivities. Tasty treats, live music, and community fun await at all of them. No matter how you choose to spend the day, it’s a great time to explore your city and spend time with your neighbours. Keep reading to learn about Calgary’s top three Canada Day 2022 events.
BownessFest Canada Day
The BownessFest Canada Day Festival invites people down to the fields at Our Lady of Assumption School dressed in their finest red and white attire to ring in the festivities. This is the debut of what will be an annual event, as it promises to be one of the largest Canada Day festivals in Calgary!
The festival will showcase local talent on the main stage with various performers. Headliners include singer-songwriter Alex Caileigh, guitarist Awab Paracha, local entertainer Gord Barge and the fantastic DJ Skrapbeats and DJ Raven Saphir. Additionally, the winner of this year’s Canada Day Poetry Festival will be invited to recite their work during the opening ceremony.
Be sure to come hungry, as the free community BBQ and food truck pavilions won’t disappoint the tastebuds. Gear up for family activities, contests, prizes, and more before taking a trek through the local vendor market. The festivities culminate with a huge “O Canada” performance by local musicians and the cutting of a massive Canada Day birthday cake.
#YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on The Boulevard
The third annual YYC BlockParty is a showcase event that allows vibrant and talented Calgarians to engage with outdoor public art, other artists, and other community members. This Deerfoot City spectacle keeps things moving with a new installation called the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Let the good times roll, Calgary!
Whether you’re wearing vintage four-wheel skates or brand-new inlines, strap on your wheels and propel down to the Block Party for a 1970s retro fest that will blast you to the past. The rink will be open year-round, and the Block Party will go on all summer long after launching to bring Calgary locals fitness lessons, iFly, lawn games, artisan markets, and fitness lessons.
Holiday Tea at Heritage Park
Celebrate Canada Day with Holiday Tea at the Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women. What better way to celebrate Canada Day than with a menu fit for royalty? A few samples of the menu will include:
- Mini-lobster rolls
- Montreal smoked meat finger sandwiches
- Serrano ham and pesto pinwheels
- Crème fraiche cheese cake mousse
- Maple leaf shortbread cookies
- Buttermilk and currant scones
Come and explore the delights provided by some of the region’s top chefs, tea purveyors, delicatessens, and bakeries in the province of Canada at Canada Day Tea and Treats at Heritage Park.
Find Canada Day Fun in Calgary
Whether you are a local or a visitor looking for things to do, there is no denying that Calgary is famous for year-round fun. On July 1, 2022, be sure to note these top-rated events for Canada Day in Calgary.