Spring 2024 has come and gone and June is nearing its end. With that, another National Indigenous Peoples Day has arrived and so has a variety of meaningful things to experience, see, and learn.

Celebrating heritage and culture concurrent with the Summer Solstice, here are just a few ways you can commemorate June 21st this year.

National Indigenous Peoples Day at TELUS Spark

Featuring plant music in the Brainasium Outdoor Park, traditional Métis music and dance, stories, and a Dome show, Calgarians are encouraged to celebrate the Summer Solstice and National Indigenous Peoples Day at the TELUS Spark Science Centre.

When: Friday, June 21st, 2024
Where: 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 9 am – 7 pm
Cost: $26+

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OHSOTO’KINO at Studio Bell

 

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This Friday, get FREE admission and enjoy incredible performances by Sandra Sutter, Wyatt C. Louis, and Willie Thrasher with his partner Linda Saddleback at Calgary’s Studio Bell. This very special event will celebrate local Indigenous song, music, and dance – so don’t miss it.

When: Friday, June 21st, 2024
Where: 850 4 Street SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free

Glenbow at the Edison

From now until September 1st, visit The Edison for a beautiful overview of Meryl McMaster’s career. Nikihci-âniskotâpân bloodline will showcase meaningful art from the past and present – and it’s free to attend.

When: Until September 1st, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: Free

Campfire Chats: A Celebration of Indigenous Music and Culture

In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day, enjoy a day of music, dance and expression! This year’s performers include Métis recording artists including Eya-Hey Nakoda, Armond Duck Chief, Craig Ginn, the Denby Family and Olivia Tail Feathers. It’s going to be spectacular!

When: Friday, June 21st, 2024
Where: Heritage Park Plaza
Time: 4 pm – 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

Walk for Reconciliation 

This Friday, join the 15th annual Walk for Reconciliation. Bring banners, signs and flags, and reflect on the legacies and atrocities committed against those in Canada’s residential school system.

When: Friday, June 21st, 2024
Where:
Time: 8 am – 12 pm

Whew, there you have it, friends. 5 things to do in Calgary this National Indigenous Peoples Day. Enjoy.