Festival Frenzy: 10 Best Family Events in Calgary


With our woefully short summers, getting a dose of vitamin D during family-friendly festivals is simply smart multi-tasking. Take in these top performances over the next three months, and make every moment of outdoor time count.
Spirit of Okotoks Parade Day
Why we like it: Small town events are the best. They’€™re less crowded, full of the usual pleasures kids demand, like ice cream shops and playgrounds, and oh, so sweet! Make a day of it on June 14 with a free pancake breakfast, parade and afternoon children’€™s festival. (Tell me more)

Calgary Folk Music Festival
Why we like it: Even if you’€™re not a hippy or a hipster, you can still get your groove on at this trendy outdoor concert from July 25 to 28. Expose your tribe to different musical genres, browse the global village or burn off steam at the massive outdoor playground. (Tell me more)

Marda Gras Street Festival 2013
Why we like it: Taking in the sights and sounds of New Orleans with tykes is made much easier in electric Marda Loop than venturing to the Big Easy. Sussing out the variety of cultural performers and musical acts, including jazz, rhythm, blues and zydeco sounds, ensures you won’€™t miss a beat on August 11. (Tell me more)

Looking for more to do with the family this summer? Check out the rest of our 10 Family-Friendly Festivals in Calgary.

Tested by Jody R., Calgary


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