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Farmers & Makers Market Beltline

Located in Calgary’s oldest public park, The Farmers & Makers Market takes place every Wednesday among the beautiful gardens and water features of Central Memorial Park. Each week, you’ll find 45+ local farms and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.

Showtime: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Central Memorial Park (1221 2nd St. SW)Free
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U/D Night Markets

Marketspot is once again partnering up with University District for U/D Night Markets taking place at Central Commons Park, surrounded by beautiful landscaping, a stage, fire pits and more! Stop by for a chance to support over 30 local vendors and enjoy live music and entertainment.

Showtime: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Central Commons Park (4019 University Ave. NW)Free
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La Forêt Ebouriffée

Join Alliance Française for a contemporary dance and theatre show. Choreographed and designed by Christian and François Ben Aïm, this piece tells the story of Racine, a young boy seeking refuge from his difficult life in a forest that exists only in his mind.

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Family Puppet Festival Day

WP Puppet Theatre is partnering with Highland Park Community Association for the second Family Puppet Festival Day, with this year’s theme water, featuring: Walter the Water Droplet” a micro puppet show, puppet making stations, information and displays on water stewardship, puppet yard sale and more!

Showtime: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Highland Park Community Centre (3716 2nd St. NW)$6.99
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Summer Revolution

Check out this three day indoor and outdoor concert featuring 3 Toronto headliners and 40 local performers, A fashion show with 14 local brands, and art showcase. The festival is all ages, so fun for the whole family.

Showtime: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Prices Vary
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Create Together: Family Workshop

Esker invite families with children up to 12 years old to explore themes together in our current exhibitions through collaborative art-making, and creative experiences. Often inspired by the work in our current exhibition, each workshop introduces new mediums and techniques in all art forms.

Showtime: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free
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Bring the Baby Art Tour

Parents, caregivers and their babies are invited to join Esker Foundation for this gentle baby-led conversational tour where they explore their current exhibitions. Afterwards, babies have a chance to enjoy some tummy time on artist Yvonne Mullock’s extraordinary interactive sensory blanket. Register now!

Showtime: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free
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Youth Indigenous Beading

Check out this beginner-friendly Indigenous beading workshop for youth (ages 13–20). You will start with a keychain, learning skills such as single-needle beadwork on multiple fabrics. If completed early, you’ll have an option to work on a bigger piece to further your skill set. All supplies included.    

Showtime: 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Location: Okotoks Art Gallery (53 N Railway St, Okotoks) $30
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Community Family Drumming Circle

Every other Saturday morning, check out a Community Family Drumming Circle, an opportunity for families with children up to 12 years old to immerse themselves in the rhythms and energies of drumming, storytelling and sharing that reflects traditional ways of connecting spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. Registration required.

Showtime: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Tawaw West (2340 1 Ave. NW)Free
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Esker Kids Studio

Esker’s Kids Studio program is a series of free hands-on workshops for children aged 8 to 12 where they independently explore creativity through process-based art making, movement and play. Parents or guardians are not required to be present. All materials and snacks will be provided. Dress for mess!

Showtime: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9 Ave SE)Free


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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