Family Events and Activities in Calgary in April

Things to do in Calgary in April with Kids - SavvyMom

Spring is just around the corner, and so are tons of fun events here in Calgary in April! From exhibits to concerts to encounters with dinosaurs and parades, there’s guaranteed to be something exciting for everyone in your family to experience this April in YYC.

Here’s a look at some fun family events & activities in Calgary in April

Calgary World of Wheels

Date: Friday April 5 – Sunday April 7
Kids 5 and under: free; Kids 6-12: $8; General Admission: $23; $21 discounted tickets available at Auto Value Auto Parts
BMO Centre, 20 Roundup Way

Auto aficionados won’t want to miss western Canada’s best collection of hot rods, customs, trucks and motorcycles. Snag a selfie next to your favourite vehicle, catch a glimpse of celebrity guests, grab some parts for your next project, and more!

Mini Pop Kids

Date: Sunday April 7 at 3 pm
Cost: $47.50
Location: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW

Get the good vibes rolling as Mini Pop Kids Live bring their GOOD VIBES TOUR to YYC! Dance to the beat of your favourite tunes in a fun and interactive concert that everyone in the family will enjoy!

Jurassic Quest |

Date: Friday April 19 – Sunday April 21
Cost: Children 2 and under: free; Seniors 65 and older: $22; Adults 13-64: $27.50; Kids Unlimited Ride Pass (includes stationary and walking rides, inflatable attractions and fossil dig): $45
Location: BMO Centre, Roundup Way SE, Calgary

In Calgary in April, head to the newly-renovated BMO Centre to travel back to the prehistoric age! Jurassic Quest is the world’s largest dinosaur event that brings exciting experiences and encounters for the whole family to roar about. Walk among the life-size dinosaur herd, play with baby dinosaurs, excavate fossils, and interact with animatronic giants like Spinosaurus and Tyrannosaurus Rex. Purchase an unlimited ride pass to go for a spin on some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America, enjoy the inflatable play areas, check out the “Tricera-tots” soft play space and more!

National Geographic Film Concert: Secrets of the Whales |

Date: Sunday April 21 – Tuesday April 23
Cost: $59.00 – $119.00
Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall

If you have folks in your family who are enamoured with the world of whales, this live film concert experience of National Geographic’s Secrets of the Whales is definitely a must-see. This Emmy-winning Disney+ series follows the lives of five whale families, including orcas, humpbacks, belugas, narwhals and sperm whales and was produced by James Cameron and Brian Derry. The immersive live screening will be accompanied by a 40-piece orchestra led by conductor Anthony Parnther and narrated live by Jann Arden.

Parade of Wonders (POW!) |

Date: Friday April 26 at 10:30 am
Cost: Free!
Location: Parade kicks off at 8th street and 8 avenue at 10:30 am and ends at Olympic Plaza at 11:30 am

Canada’s largest cosplay parade is back to kick off Calgary’s Expo activities downtown, and you won’t want to miss out on the fun! Whether you’re participating in the parade, or enjoying as a spectator, dress up in your favourite costume and join thousands of cosplayers as they march down Stephen Avenue toward Olympic Plaza for the Expo Opening Ceremony. Don’t miss this celebration of pop culture and creativity, with over 17,500 spectators expected along the route and in the Fan Zone!

Da Vinci The Exhibition |

Date: Until Sunday May 5
Cost: Kids 2 and under: Free; Children 3-17: $19; Students: $22; Seniors 65+: $12-24: Adults 18-64: $26. Family pass for up to 6 admissions available for $90!
Location: Telus Spark, 220 St. George’s Drive NE

Immerse yourself into the awe-inspiring life and work of Leonardo da Vinci at Telus Spark. This hands-on exploration features over 65 life-size inventions and more than 20 fine art studies including Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. See the worlds of science and nature through the eyes of the renowned inventor and artist thanks to themed galleries, multimedia experiences, and documentaries. Enjoy the rest of the exhibits in Telus Spark with your admission!

Which events and activities will your family be adding to their “Must-do” list in Calgary in April? Did we miss any great ones? Let us know in the comments!


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