Family Events and Activities in Calgary in April

Things to do in Calgary in April with Kids - SavvyMom

The snow is finally starting to melt in Calgary which means that spring is just around the corner! There are tons of fun activities and events popping up in Calgary in April, including Easter Bunny visits and eggs hunts, dinosaur encounters, fashion show extravaganzas, comic expos, and more. Mark these exciting events on your calendar – you and your family won’t want to miss a thing!

Family Fun Events & Attractions in Calgary in April

Photos with the Easter Bunny at Bass Pro Shops & Cabela’s |

Saturday April 1 – Sunday April 9
Cabela’s – 851 – 64th Ave. NE & Bass Pro Shops – 261055 Crossiron Blvd

Head to Cabela’s or Bass Pro Shops to meet the biggest bunny around! Get a free 4×6 photo or choose from one of three great packages (starting at $20). Dates and times must be booked in advance online, so head over to or to snag your spot!

Easter Eggstravaganza at The Calgary Zoo |

Friday April 7 – Monday April 10 from 9 am to 5 pm

Everyone’s favorite Easter Egg hunt is back and bigger than ever at the Calgary Zoo! This year, participants get to try out a new Easter Safari Game – explore the zoo while collecting stamps and learning about the world around you, as well as animals at the zoo and animals and interesting biofacts. Head over to one of the lawn areas to try out some Easter-themed games, and prepare to crack a smile at one of the egg photo stations. Kids 12 and under can get a free snack from one of the treat stations, and everyone in the family can get in on Easter brunch and a visit from the Easter bunny at the Safari Lodge (reservations required). Regular zoo admission gets you in to all of the fun (except for brunch)!

Rattle Making Workshop Hosted by Cree8 |

Arts Learning Commons – 205 – 8 Avenue SE
Saturday April 8 and Sunday April 9 from 2 – 6 pm

Rattles have been used in ceremony, performance, and personally by Indigenous people across Turtle Island. The sound of the rattle reminds us of the healing power of rain, chaos of the Storm, the nurturing and life giving Nature of Water, and the power contained in each and every one of us.  Cree8 will be hosting a Two Day Rattle Making Workshop where you’ll learn each step of the process, as well as Traditional Water and Healing songs to accompany their use. Materials include rawhide, sinew, sand, sticks, stones and sea shells, paint and sealer. Participants may bring their own sticks, stones, seeds, ribbons, leather or additional items of significance to personalize and decorate their rattles. Cost is $50 per person for instruction and materials. Children are $30 with a registered adult.

Spring Market Collective |

Friday April 14 – Sunday April 16

From April 14 to 16, Market Collective will bring over 140 artisans together, including 40 percent new and budding artists. Taking place at the BMO Centre, the 2023 spring edition takes place after a record-breaking holiday market; the highest number of attendees and artisan sales to date took place in December 2022. Market Collective has been passionate about working with thousands of local creatives, ensuring that artists keep one hundred percent of sales as a sustainable support for practices and small businesses. Admission is $7 for the weekend with free admission for kids 12 and under.

Metis Fingerweaving Hosted by Cree8 |

Arts Learning Commons – 205  8 Avenue SE
Saturday April 15 (Introduction to Fingerweaving)
Sunday April 16 (Advanced Fingerweaving)  from 1:30 – 6 pm

The Art of Fingerweaving originated among the First Nations of the Eastern Woodlands. As they began trading with the French, they acquired wool, and the belts woven by the First Nations became colorful, and were eventually adopted by French culture as well. As French fur traders began to move west, many of them took wives from Western First Nations. Their children, the Métis, carried on the fur trade tradition, sporting the sash of their forefathers. To this day, the sash is an integral part of Métis culture, and the art of finger weaving has become a proud tradition. Join an introductory or advanced workshop to craft your own for $35, or take part in both workshops for $60.

Toronto Kids Fashion Week Fashion Shows |

TELUS Convention Centre: 136 8 Ave. SE
Saturday April 15 at 1 pm, 4 pm, and 7 pm

Toronto Kids Fashion Week aims to build a global platform for talented kid models to showcase under the spotlight, for creative fashion designers to be recognized, for distinguished kids fashion brands to be better known, and for iconic kids fashion trends to be introduced to the world. This year’s event in Calgary in April features 3 separate shows at 1 pm, 4 pm and 7 pm. Check out local models as well as those from across the country as they strut their stuff on the runway. Prepare to be wowed by dancing, singing, and incredible fashion at this incredible event at the Telus Convention Centre. Tickets start at $60.48.


Jurassic Quest |

Calgary Stampede
Friday April 21 – Sunday April 23

If you’ve got budding paleontologists in the family, you won’t want to miss Jurassic Quest – the only place to experience unforgettable dino encounters such as true-to-detail (and size!) dinosaurs, including an 18 meter long Spinosaurus, 24 meter long Apatosaurus, and a gigantic life-size T Rex. Check out an interactive Baby Dinosaur Show and Raptor Training Experience, opportunities to meet and greet loveable baby dinosaurs, walking and stationary dinosaur rides, fossil digs, bounce houses, soft play areas, and more. Admission starts at $27.50 for folks between 2 and 64, and $22 for seniors. Kids’ unlimited admission is $45 and includes Includes admission to the exhibit, plus unlimited access to: dinosaur rides, Jurassic Jeeps, fossil dig, excavation station, and all dinosaur themed inflatable attractions.

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo |

Stampede Park
Thursday April 27 – Sunday April 30

The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is the ultimate playground for Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming. Prepare to immerse yourself in four days of citywide events, family-friendly attractions and meet and greets with world-renowned celebrities! Browse hundreds of vendor booths and exhibits, attend workshops and panels featuring iconic stars and artists, grab new art from world-class creators, and even meet your favorite heroes for a photo or an autograph. Don’t miss the free POW! Parade of Wonders downtown on April 28th at 10:30 am. Whether you want to walk in the parade in your favorite costume or would rather watch thousands of cosplayers from the sidelines, all are welcome. After the parade, head over to Stampede Park to take in the rest of the expo action. Single day admission starts at $22 and 4-day passes start at $109. Grab your Kids Free coupon here!

Loose Moose Theatre for Kids Presents: The Return Of Sherlock Jr. |

1235 – 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
April 15 – May 7 (select days)

The Loose Moose Theatre for Kids brings the fun of the stage to parents and kids between 4 and 10 years old. The Return of Sherlock Jr. is a children’s story inspired by Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Jr. must use his powers of deduction to stop a villain before they can successfully complete their caper. Tickets are only sold online up until 6 PM the day prior to a performance, and any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. General admission is $16.52 per person.

What events will you be adding to your calendar for Calgary in April? Are there any great ones we missed? Let us know in the comments!

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