Canada Day serves a few purposes. Officially, of course, it marks the nation’s birthday—this year we’re turning 147. Unofficially, it’s one of those moments when people pause, consider the calendar and say something like, “July? Where has the summer gone?” Make that a rallying cry. Get out and have some fun on Tuesday, July 1.

    East Village Street Fair Featuring music, art, crafts and wares, children’s area, show and shine and more. On 8th Avenue S.E. in the East Village. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
    Fort Calgary Free pancake breakfast for first 1,500 visitors, live music, pony rides and more. 750 9th Ave. S.E. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Airdrie Canada Day Parade Main Street, Airdrie, Alta. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Heritage Park Canada Day and 50th Birthday Celebration Complimentary pancake breakfast for the first 2014 guests to arrive before 10:30 a.m. Also, trick roper Bud Edgar, mini chuckwagon races and more. 1900 Heritage Park S.W. 10 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Regular admission rates, $12.99 – $24.99, apply. 403-268-8500,
    Powwow Presented by Bow Valley College, Iniikokaan Aboriginal Centre and The City of Calgary. At Prince’s Island Park. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free.
    Canada Day Celebrations at the Chinese Cultural Centre Featuring an art exhibition, multicultural performances, indoor market and more. 197 1st St. S.W. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Downtown Calgary Canada Day Celebrations Featuring biggest ever birthday party with cake from 12:30-1:30 p.m., Gymnaestrada performance, jumpzone trampolines and more. On Stephen Avenue Walk and Olympic Plaza. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Details at
    Wild Rose Humane Society Dog Day Afternoon Pet-friendly Canada Day event with barbecue, adopt-a-thon, vendor market, kids’ activities, agility demonstrations and more. At Nose Creek Park, Airdrie, Alta. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    109th Running of the Millarville Races Thoroughbred horse racing with pari-mutuel betting, musical ride and more. At Millarville Race Track, in Millarville, Alta, southwest of Calgary. Events start at 12 p.m. $10 per person; $20 per vehicle. 403-931-3411,
    Cochrane Canada Day Family Concert With High Valley and Hey Romeo. At Mitford Stage, 207 West Rock Rd., Cochrane, Alta. Gates open, 4 p.m. $10; children 12 and under, free.
    The City of Calgary’s Living Flag Led by Loose Moose Theatre. First 3,000 people to check in receive a free red or white T-shirt. At Riverfront Avenue (between 1st Street and Macleod Trail S.E.). 4-6 p.m. Free.
    Calgary Callie’s Major vs. U20 Ghana National Team—International Women’s Soccer Friendly At McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Tr. N.W. 5 p.m. $5.
    Canada Day Concert featuring Shad, Holy F— and A Tribe Called Red Hosted by Steve Jordan. At Shaw Amphitheatre, Banff Centre. 5 p.m. $30. 1-800-413-8368,
    Food Truck Roundup & Bassbus Presented by The City of Calgary. At Eau Claire Festival Market. 5-11 p.m. Food trucks accept cash only. Admission, free.
    Riverfront Stage Presented by The City of Calgary. At Harry Hays Building North Lawn, 220 4th Ave. S.E. 6-11 p.m. Free.
    A Canada Day Celebration presented by Lake Louise With Mat the Alien, The Gaff, Wakcutt and Smalltown DJs. At Banff National Park, 103 Village Rd. 6:30 p.m. $10.
    Canada Day Cavalcade featuring Transit, Ghettosocks and Relic At Dickens Pub, 1000 9th Ave. S.W. 9 p.m. $10. Tickets at Ticketfly.
    Airdrie Canada Day Fireworks At East Lake Park, 800 East Lake Blvd. N.E. 9:30-10:30 p.m. (Times approximate, fireworks will start at dusk.)
    Fireworks presented by Hudson’s Bay From the Centre Street Bridge. Approximate start time, 10:45 p.m.

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