Historic Calgary Week is currently running, from now until August 1, and is a celebration of all the places and people that are historically important for Calgary. In reading up on the event and celebration, the southwest quadrant of the city is the hub of most of the events.
Southwest Calgary has a lot of historic importance, and since all (but one) of the events are free for the public, it's a great time to learn about the history of our city. Here's some events to check out in the next few days.
- Walking tour of Calgary's first library: July 26 at 3:30, head to Boxwood Cafe (340 - 13 Avenue SW) in Memorial Park for a walking tour of the location of our first library.
- Lougheed House garden design tour: July 29 at 7pm, head to Lougheed House (707 - 13 Avenue SW) for a tour of the historic gardens, as this location celebrates its 125th anniversary.
- Cold War exhibit tour: July 30 at 10am, head to the Air Force Museum of Alberta (4520 Crowchild Trail SW) for a tour of aircraft exploits.
- Heritage Day at Fort Calgary: Monday, August 1 is Heritage Day in Calgary, so head to Fort Calgary (750 - 9 Avenue SE) anytime from 10am to 4pm, for activities and performances for the entire family to enjoy.
- Heritage Day Festival: on Monday, August 1, head to Olympic Plaza (228 - 8 Avenue SE) from 12 to 6pm, for a day-long celebration of history and heritage in Calgary. This all-ages event will include multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique crafts.