Calgary Events and Entertainment

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Explore the Calgary StampedeConsidering that Albertans refer to Calgary as "Cowtown" it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest events held in the city each year is the "Calgary Stampede". As you'd expect from a bunch of humble cowboys and ranchers the stampede is modestly referred to as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", and it quite literally is exactly this.

When is the Calgary Stampede?

The Stampede offers visitors and current residents of Calgary 10 days of fun during July of each year and is one of the biggest events on the Calgary social calendar. As you might expect when something is billed as the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" it's bound to attract a lot of visitors and more than 1,000,000 (1 million) guests come to enjoy the Stampede each year;

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Where Can You Celebrate Culture in Calgary?

Canadian history has been influenced by numerous cultures since it became a country in 1867. Our country is known for being accepting of various cultures and embracing them into our own, and Calgary is no exception! Celebrations of culture are found throughout the city of Calgary, with 1.3+ million people who speak over 120 different languages in all four quadrants.

Calgary is famous for the multitudes of cultural celebrations seen in the music, art, dance, food, films, and events scenes year-round. "We value diversity and we believe that the expression of individuality through the arts, culture and recreation are vital to a vibrant lifestyle," states the City of Calgary website. Want to know more and get involved? Take a look at a few of the best

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Where Are the Best Calgary Museums?Want to know more about the wonderful city of Calgary? Great! Because it’s very easy to do thanks to the many history museums you will find here. Here are just a few of the top ones in the area.

The Glenbow Museum

The Glenbow Museum is one that has received not only critical acclaim but popular acclaim as well. Not many museums can say that. If you want to know about the history and heritage of Western Canada you will find it here.

It’s a pretty big museum housing three stories full of information. Browse around a bit and you will find a very detailed account of the early years in Canada. You will also get a glimpse into some of the hardships that took place as well. It is the perfect museum for both children and adults.

Calgary Chinese

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The Best Summer Calgary FestivalsMany great summer events happen in Calgary for adults, kids and the entire family. Some of these events are more popular than others. If you're moving to the area and looking for a great summer sunshine event to help you become a part of your new community, try one of these great festivals.

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival will be held in June for anyone ready to celebrate music. This festival features many different venues with all types of talent taking the stage. Last year nearly 30,000 people were in attendance and this year is expected to be the same. The bands on stage aren't your typical types of bands. Instead, the festival looks for bands that stray from the typical commercial rock.

The best

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The Best Parks in CalgaryCalgary is often not seen as having leisure strolls but in fact there are a number of walks that you can take advantage of and the city still offers a lot to see and do. There are a number of walks that you can explore and they are all brought together in one place and are now in a book which means if you are new to the area you can read about them and learn more about what each one offers. Here are some of the top walks in Calgary that are considered to be the best.

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park

This is a great getaway and offers a breath-taking view. You get a view of the sky and more and with a remote location, paved paths are still accessible allowing you to take peaceful strolls in the early morning hours and there are also paths that

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The Best May Events in Calgary

The time has passed for Spring showers, now it is time for May flowers!

It is in May that the city of Calgary truly comes alive! Those warm rays of sunshine will be soaked in by every patio-goer and child at the playground because spring has sprung! It is within these next months that events begin to become a daily opportunity. Particularly, May is a time where local events, fundraisers, farmer's markets, and so much more become available to Calgarians giving them an endless list of things to do!

In addition to enjoying the warm weather at outdoor events, Calgarians are often out and about in May to enjoy Mother's Day outings, get organized for upcoming weddings, and simply enjoy this sunny season to the fullest! Take a look at the upcoming

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The Best Places to Have Large Gatherings and Events in Calgary

Whether you are planning your upcoming wedding or are looking to organize a charitable gala, one of the first things all event planners consider is the venue. Without knowing where you will host your gathering or event, nothing else can continue, as dates may need to change with availability. Luckily, there are plenty of gorgeous, unique, and extravagant locations to host your event right here in the city of Calgary! Take a look at these top Calgary event venues for your large or corporate gatherings:

Telus Spark

220 St Georges Dr NE

Just seconds from the Calgary Zoo and minutes from the Calgary downtown core is TELUS Spark. This local science museum is held within a large building with high ceilings, and is where you can find interactive

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The Best Spring Festivals in CalgaryCalgary will have plenty of things for everybody to enjoy throughout the spring. Some of the top choices coming through the city will arrive later in May. Here are a few of the best upcoming events in Calgary.

Funnyfest Calgary Comedy Festival

For those that love a good laugh every now and again, the Funnyfest, Calgary’s comedy festival is coming to town and they are inviting you – yes you – to join in on the fun and laugh a little.

Not only can you find some of the best comedians – both new and old – but there are many things to eat, products to buy and an all-around good time. A group of volunteers who are giving up their free time to ensure you are entertained puts on this entire comedy festival. Coming is a great way to show your

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The Best Family Day Events in CalgaryIn parts of Canada, Family Day has become a beloved annual tradition. Calgary officially commemorates Family Day on the third Monday in February, but the city comes to life throughout the entire weekend with unique and fun ways to spend time together as a family. Families come in all shapes and sizes, and there's an event for every type of family in Calgary.

These are the top Family Day events and activities in Calgary this year:

Family Quest

The Gasoline Alley Museum has created a Family Day adventure that will allow families to work together and enjoy a little bit of friendly competition as well. The Family Quest event will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 14 through February 18 at the museum. Families will be able to choose

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Top Softball Leagues in Calgary for Men and WomenSpring weather in Calgary is historically unpredictable. Cool days mixed with warm days mixed with freak snowstorms has been a recipe for disaster on many occasions. Our crazy weather was enough to chase away pro baseball teams that have tried to make Calgary home. But not enough to deter little league teams and softball or slow pitch teams who just want to have fun.

The Best Softball Fields in Calgary

Team tryouts start indoors because of this but once the season is underway there's no denying that we're got some great facilities in our city. Here are just a few of them with more outlined on the City of Calgary website.

South Calgary

Pop Davies Athletic Park: This park in the heart of the community of Ogden was dedicated in 1983 to

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