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On July 1, 2024, Calgarians are invited to experience a day of free, fun, and family-friendly performances and activities that highlight our country’s diversity at The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary), St. Patrick’s Island and Olympic Plaza/Municipal Building. Check out the full schedule of events and activities at

All Canada Day activities will be dependent on any emergency considerations in place at the time. Our Festivals & Events Team is working closely with the Emergency Operations Centre to ensure Canada Day celebrations do not impact Calgary’s water supply during this critical time. The event will adhere to water restrictions currently in place and limit and monitor discretionary water use.

The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary)

• Indigenous Showcase and Powwow: Celebrating Indigenous culture through music and dance.
• Indigenous Artisan Market: View Indigenous culture and stories through arts and creativity.
• Teaching Tipi’s and Trappers Tent: Offering a variety of topics for discussion and learning.
• Cultural Carousel: Explore the variety of cultural booths and activities to learn about Canada’s diverse culture.
• Main Stage evening show: Starts at 4:30 p.m. with an all-Canadian lineup of musical acts including Grandtheft, Matt Mays and headliner act Keys N Krates.

St. Patrick’s Island

• Three stages showcasing live music and artistic performances.
• Calgary Fire Department and Aquatic Rescue Team teaching river and water safety.
• Stilt walkers, activity tents and other fun outdoor activities.

Olympic Plaza/Municipal Building

• Elder blessing at 11 a.m. followed by live music until 5 p.m. at the Olympic Plaza
• Multicultural performances presented by Arts Commons at the Municipal Plaza.
• Children’s art activity tent and sports activities.


• Canada Day will cap off with a fireworks show at approximately 11 p.m. launched from Stampede Park. The display will light up the sky in the downtown core and surrounding areas.
• For the best Canada Day experience, we encourage Calgarians to join us at The Confluence Historic Site & Parkland (formerly Fort Calgary) to enjoy the main stage evening show followed by the fireworks.
o Calgarians can also watch the fireworks from wherever they typically go to see Stampede fireworks.
o Onsite viewing at Stampede Park will not be available due to set up of the 2024 Stampede and vehicle access into west Ramsay (Scotsman’s Hill) will also be restricted.

Calgarians can also take part in Canada Day events hosted by our partners at the Central Library, East Village Street Fair, Chinese Cultural Centre and Studio Bell.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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