Are you planning to move into your dream home in the city? You can get familiar with your new area by checking out the different events and activities. There is always something to do in the city of Calgary, from a day at the park to a festival designed for pets. You are sure to feel right at home when you check out the following events and activities this summer.

Butterfield Acres Children’s Farm

If you are looking for family-friendly activities, look no further than Butterfield Acres Children’s Farm. There is nothing like being surrounded by adorable animals or planning a summertime picnic party. You can also sign your children up for the summer day camp to keep them busy as your custom home is being built.

Alberta Oyster Festival

Treat yourself to a day of seafood and fun at the Alberta Oyster Festival. Put your skills to the test by entering an oyster shucking competition. There is even an amateur competition to help you learn the ropes of shucking oysters. If you do not want to compete, the festival is full of food, beverages and music.

The Calgary Zoo

Your family is sure to enjoy spending the day at the zoo, where you can get a glimpse of fish, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. The exhibits include the Panda Passage, Prehistoric Park, Canadian Wilds and Conservatory and Gardens. Check the calendar for special events, including educational classes and animal feedings.

Folk Music Festival

If you love music, the Folk Music Festival at Prince’s Island Park is one you will not want to miss. Enjoy music from artists such as A Tribe Called Red, Land of Talk and The Milk Carton Kids. Bands perform on the Mainstage or National Stage 4. The festival also includes the Family Zone, Arts Market, Beer Garden and concession stands.

Prince’s Island Park

Spend the afternoon with your family at Prince’s Island Park. There is something for everyone at this park, including the playground, flower gardens, hiking trails, an on-leash park and the River Cafe. The park is also the home to events and festivals so check for calendar updates regularly.


The Pet-A-Palooza at Eau Claire is perfect for giving your four-legged friend a break from the crate while your general contractor is hard at work. Watch or participate in the Puppy Stampede, Wiener Dog Race and Dock Diving. The festival also includes exhibitors, free merchandise and live music. If you are looking for a new furry friend to complete your family, pet adoptions are available right on site.

Heritage Park Historical Village

The Heritage Park Historical Village offers a blend of fun and education for the whole family. You can attend a self-guided walking tour of the village, or you can check the calendar for special events such as Tea on the Verandah. The village also includes restaurants, concession stands and shops. If you need a break from your custom home building project, turn your visit into a vacation by staying at a nearby hotel.

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Building your new home in Calgary is about more than just the construction of your house. It’s also about building a lifestyle for your family. Take the time to discover all the amazing activities this city has to offer, and leave the oversight and organization to us. Alair Homes Calgary is ready to support you with professional project management and a uniquely transparent building experience. Contact us to learn more or schedule your complimentary, no obligation consultation.