Events around town: June 20 – 26

Sled Island 2016

Wednesday June 22 – Sunday, June 26

Sled Island is a five-day music and arts festival that brings together over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers, and artists as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues to transform the city into an art lover’s paradise. Join the festival for one-of-a-kind experience! You don’t want to miss it!

Sled Island offers multiple pass and ticket options.

Varying times and venues

Colborne’s Forces Benefit Concert

Thursday, June 23

Calgary Flames forward Joe Colborne has organized a charity concert taking place this June. The inaugural concert includes a concert by the country music group Emerson Drive, presentations to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, beer gardens and food from vendors like Spolumbo’s, Without Papers, Peanut Butter Cupboard and Sticky Ricky’s. All proceeds benefit Support Our Troops and the Military Museums Foundation / 5 p.m.

@ The Military Museums / Cost – $50

YYC Block Party

Saturday, June 25

Join this free, all-ages big, neighbourhood party! The event will include local agency booths, games, vendors, DJs, workshops, entertainment, speakers, a Street Dance battle, and more! YYC’s Block Party aims to unite the youth of Calgary together in a mission to engage and connect young people with their local communities, celebrate current youth involvement, as well as inspire other youth in also becoming leaders and making a difference. 1:00pm-10:00pm

@ Eau Claire Market / Free admission


Al Azhar Shriners Vintage Car Club’s 10th Annual Show and Shine

Saturday, June 25

This non-profit organization is hosting a fun day for car enthusiasts and families alike! There will be prizes, giveaways, mini swap meet, vendors, food trucks, and an outdoor play area for the kids. Close to 200 vintage cars will be on display at the Al Azhar’s 10th Annual Show and Shine. The event also includes vendor tables, food trucks and activities for kids, like clowns and a play area. / 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

@ Al Azhar Shrine Centre / Free admission; Vintage car registration $10

Bike to the Zoo

Saturday, June 25

Pedal with your pack, flock or herd to the Calgary Zoo for the third annual Bike to the Zoo event! Arrive to the zoo by bike and receive:

  • $10 off admission for the first 250 cyclists
  • Calgary Zoo members who bike to the zoo receive an ice cream coupon
  • Pick up your coupon for discounted admission or ice cream at the bicycle valet parking located at the North entrance / 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

@ Calgary Zoo

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