Great Family-Friendly Outdoor Summer Shows in Calgary

Published Jan 30, 2017

Live entertainment is not just limited to the Stampede! Here are some of our other favourite upcoming family-friendly options in the Calgary Area.

2015 Family-Friendly Outdoor Summer Shows in Calgary

Many options are available in Calgary but here are our favourite family-friendly choices this summer:


The Three Musketeers

A swashbuckling adventure tale that's fun and engaging for the whole family.

July 3-12, various times

Location: Drake Landing Northwest Field
Suggested donation: $10

Presented by Goodger-Pink Productions




Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Calgary Folk Music Festival  brings artists from around the world. The fest is family-friendly and there an area full of kids’ activities. Headlining artists include Hawksley Workman, and Father John Misty.

July 23-26

Location: Prince's Island Park
ticket prices vary, children 12 and under are admitted free




Calgary ReggaeFest 

Performers at the Reggae Festival over the two-day main stage include Auresia, Flo, Kaisha Lee, Tinga Stewart and many others. Hang out with the kids in the Zone and enjoy inflatable bouncers, face painting, crafts, and games.

August 14-15

Location: Shaw Millenium Park
some events are free



Shakespeare by the Bow

Shakespeare by the Bow is the perfect way to spend a summer’s evening. Starring a company of Alberta’s up-and-coming actors. 

June 23 - August 16, various times and dates

Location: Prince's Island Park
admission by donation

Presented by Theatre Calgary



Wagonstage Children's Theatre

Wagonstage, a partnership between the Calgary Zoo and Drama, produces entertaining, interactive and educational plays for families.

Wednesdays - Sundays, July 1 - August 12 at 11am and 1pm

Location: Calgary Zoo
Suggested donation: $10



Music in the Plaza

This popular series of free concerts features some of Alberta’s finest musical talent. Each concert opens with an outstanding young performer from the Stampede Talent Search. Click here for headliner schedule.

Wednesday nights July 8 - August 26 at 6:00pm

Location: Heritage Town Square
Free




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