Free Things to Do in Calgary in April

A list of FREE and cheap fun things to do in Calgary during April.


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1. Free Events

Nature Break 2021
29 Mar

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

March 29, 2021 To April 9, 2021


Are you ready for a nature break? Explore the outdoors with your family cohort during your spring break at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary. Drop in anytime between 11:00 ...  »

SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival
31 Mar


March 31, 2021 To April 4, 2021

Free & Ticketed Events

Canada's national Deaf Theatre festival celebrates its 5th annual edition and for the first time ever, we are offering our full programming online! Catch our mainstage performances, ...  »

01 Apr


April 1, 2021 To April 13, 2021


The daring, 70-minute performance of Messiah/Complex, filmed against iconic Canadian landscapes, will showcase multilingual translations, and feature a diverse cast of soloists and choirs representing every ...  »

Spring Virtual Egg Hunt
01 Apr

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary

April 1, 2021 To April 30, 2021


Using the power of augmented reality technology, giant Easter eggs (and other surprises) have been hidden throughout the halls of Southcentre. All you need to play is ...  »

Easter at the Calgary Farmers’ Market
02 Apr

Calgary Farmers' Market, 510 77 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

April 2, 2021 To April 5, 2021



Put a Little Spring in your Step! Who else is egg-cited for Easter? With plenty of spring cheer (and abundance of chocolate) we’re celebrating all weekend ...  »

A Celebration of Alberta Ag
09 Apr

Online from Olds College

April 9, 2021



Streamed live from the Olds College campus, the evening’s program will include an appearance by Alberta born country music star — Corb Lund, as well as showcasing ...  »

13 Apr


April 13, 2021


MLJFF Presents : The Forbidden Reel by Ariel Nasr Driven to create amidst war and chaos, Afghan filmmakers gave birth to an extraordinary national cinema. Driven to destroy, ...  »

Lyrid Meteor Shower
16 Apr

In the Sky

April 16, 2021 To April 25, 2021


It’s that time of the year again! Get ready to see spectacular meteor showers. Lighting up the sky in April is the annual Lyrid meteor shower, ...  »

Palette Fine Art Show & Sale
16 Apr

Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Drive Northwest, Calgary

April 16, 2021 To April 17, 2021


Palette Fine Art Show and Sale is nearly here! April 16 & 17. Covid precautions will be in place. The CCPS is a group of 90 local Calgary artists, founded ...  »

Little Modern Market
24 Apr

Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 35 Street Southeast, Calgary

April 24, 2021 To April 25, 2021


A modern + local pop up market is holding an online sale featuring a cool + modern environment for local makers to share their craft.  »

YYC Alternative Market
24 Apr

Chestermere Rec Centre, 201 W Chestermere Dr, Chestermere

April 24, 2021

Free Admission

Join us for the YYC Alternative Market at the Chestermere Rec Centre and check out a variety of local makers, artists, designers and small business owners. FREE ...  »

Beacon Original Art Show & Sale
24 Apr

Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

April 24, 2021 To April 25, 2021



Annual spring 2-day art show and sale with different artists in attendance each day showcasing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture and textiles. Beacon Original Art is ...  »

Winter Exhibition at Esker Foundation
01 May

Esker Foundation, 1011 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

May 1, 2021 To May 2, 2021


See winter exhibitions Louise Bourgeois: What is the Shape of This Problem, Chris Curreri: Thick Skull, Thin Skin and Fin Simonetti: An Appeal to Heaven at Esker ...  »

2. Free Activities

Go for a walk


Spring has sprung. It’s time to go out and enjoy the great outdoors. And lucky for us, Calgary has a lot to offer in that department. Check out one of these 25 Nature Attractions and Parks in and around Calgary. There are hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, off-leash dog parks, birding areas, and much more.

Explore some waterfalls

Warm spring temperature means, melting ice and thunderous waterfalls. Spend a sunny spring day outdoors and use the opportunity to see some of the most stunning melting waterfalls in and around Calgary (within 2 hours). Remember to bundle up and wear reliable hiking shoes when you go.

See some public art

Looking for something new to do in Calgary while keeping the recommended physical distance? Check out some of Calgary’s 25 Public art features! You can see many of them from your car or on a walk around the city. Look for local Calgarian artists’ work while you’re out and about. Downtown has also invited many guest artists from all over the world in recent years, so there’s a lot of amazing and inspiring pieces throughout.

See Calgary from up above

Calgary’s location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains offers a unique opportunity for some great scenic lookouts. Whether it’s rolling farmlands to the east or majestic mountains to the west, Calgary has the scenic lookout you are craving. Not to mention, there are some pretty spectacular city views right in the middle.

See Night Lights

When the sun sets, the night lights begin. From bridges to buildings, some of these art displays light up the night year-round for Calgarians. This April, check out the light displays, and you’ll be amazed at these hidden gems across the city.

Go Birding

With spring setting in, see whether you can spot baby birds on your day out! This is also an awesome way to get to know your city and find some new parks in and around Calgary. Here is a list of 15 places to go birding in Calgary.

Plan Your Summer Garden

Get your kids to plant and maintain a summer garden this year. It’s time to start planting seeds indoors and planning what your summer will have in store. Visit Garden Centres in and around Calgary with kids and get your seeds a sowing!

Fun Things to Do with Kids Inside Your Home

Just because you’re stuck indoors, doesn’t mean you really have to be stuck indoors. There are a ton of things that you and your kids can still do to have a blast from morning until night. And, to top it all off, you can do all of these things without your TV or your phone, unless you’re watching a tutorial video.

Play Easter Games

From the classic egg hunt to egg bowling, check out our list of fun creative indoor games that will lift everyone’s festive spirits.

Spring Clean & Donate

Do some spring cleaning this April and donate your clothes. Donating is a great way to give back, reduce waste, and get those feel-good vibes flowing. Keep your good deeds on the straight and narrow with this list of 15 places where you can donate your goods in Calgary.

Explore Our Stunning National Parks

There is much to discover in Canada’s National Parks and not being able to get to them physically shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the fabulous natural areas our country has to offer.

Traverse the parks online and plan your trip to these wondrous places when restrictions-free travel is allowed across the country.

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