It’s nearing the end of the school year, and we’re starting to see more and more outdoor activities for Calgary families, festivals and events for easy (and often free) weekend family fun in Calgary. Speaking of weekend fun, here are some of our top picks for kid-friendly weekend activities in Calgary –
Millican Ogden Summer Carnival | 6901 20A St, SE
Family fun, carnival games, activities and a vintage car show are some of the activities that you’ll find at this 60th annual celebration within the community. There’s face painting, food and more.
When: Saturday, 9-3
Stampede Breakfast and Neighbour Day | 2223 146th Ave SE
Come out for your first Stampede breakfast of the year and enjoy some community fun! There’s
Free Pancakes, Juice, Sausage & Coffee, Face Painting, Bouncers, Games, Raffles, Vendor Market, Entertainment, Line Dancing, Music, Wagon Rides and More. Everyone Welcome!
When: Saturday, 8 am
Wings and Wheels | 4629 McCall Way NE Calgary
This year Father’s Day weekend falls on June 18th and 19th. We will have the cockpits of a few select aircraft open for viewing – this is the only event of the year where this happens! Vintage vehicles and motorcycles will be on display, and don’t miss out on the opportunity to take a helicopter city tour with your family (for an additional cost).
When: Saturday and Sunday
Okotoks Parade and Children’s Festival | Okotoks
Bring the whole family out for a full day of entertainment and activities at the Annual Okotoks Parade Day and Children’s Festival. Start off the day with a pancake breakfast, continue onwards to the parade and finish up the day at the Children’s Festival.
When: 23 Riverside Drive
Go Wading | Wading Pools around the City
Spend the weekend wading in the water to kick off the warmer weather. Hit up one of the wading pools or spray parks in the city, most are open now on the weekends, and open daily beginning June 18th.
When: All weekend Long
Food Truck Picnic in the Park | Haultain Park, 13 Ave and 1 St SW
Let’s keep the good times going, join us Friday, June 17th, Saturday, June 18th and Sunday, June 19th for Picnic in the Park. Haultain Park is looking forward to hosting our four wheel culinary friends once again. There will be 15+ food trucks, live music from our BFF’s at Bass Bus, giveaways, cold beer from Village Brewery, and a plethora of things to see and do. There’s a $5 Entry (free for kids under 14)
When: Friday-Sunday, 11-7
Parks Fest | 12350 84 Street SE
Bring your family and friends to Ralph Klein Park for an afternoon of free activities and entertainment. Enjoy face painting, pond dipping, guided walks, nature crafts and more. Learn about Canada’s largest man-made wetland, visit the park’s Environmental Education Centre and explore the wonders of nature all around.
When: Sunday, 1-3
Train Days | Aspen Crossing
Come for the pancake breakfast, children’s train ride, brunch buffet to celebrate Father’s Day, Rail tours, model trains and more family fun at Aspen Crossing. Tickets for the event are $20 for adults, $10 for children
When: Saturday/Sunday, 10-4
How are you going to spend your Calgary weekend with the kids?