Santa & Sleigh Bells on SPI
Dec
11
12:00 pm12:00

Santa & Sleigh Bells on SPI

This family-friendly holiday event is for everyone - kids all the way from 1 to 92! Meet Santa and his sleigh at St. Patrick’s Island for carols, photos and horse-drawn rides around the island. We’ll help to make the season bright (and warm) with chestnuts roasting on an open fire at the top of the Rise. Sunday, December 11, noon - 4pm.


First Responders Half Marathon
Nov
6
9:00 am09:00

First Responders Half Marathon

Register for Mulitsports Canada First Responders Half Marathon in support of Canadian Mental Health Association. Sunday, November 6th is your opportunity to run with all the First Responders through Calgary's beautiful river pathways. Any skill level is accommodated with everything from a 1k to a full Half Marathon.

The Book Truck
Oct
26
11:00 am11:00

The Book Truck

This “library on wheels” brings books, movies, and many library services to the community and gets people of all ages excited about reading and books. At the Rise at 11:00am.

The Book Truck
Oct
12
11:00 am11:00

The Book Truck

Meet Calgary Public Library’s newest addition: The Book Truck! This “library on wheels” brings books, movies, and many library services to the community and gets people of all ages excited about reading and books. The Rise, 11 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Oct
12
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Confluence Plaza, 10:30 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Oct
5
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! Confluence Plaza, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Sep
28
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

The Book Truck
Sep
28
11:00 am11:00

The Book Truck

Meet Calgary Public Library’s newest addition: The Book Truck! This “library on wheels” brings books, movies, and many library services to the community and gets people of all ages excited about reading and books. The Rise, 11 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
28
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
21
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Sep
20
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

The Book Truck
Sep
14
11:00 am11:00

The Book Truck

Meet Calgary Public Library’s newest addition: The Book Truck! This “library on wheels” brings books, movies, and many library services to the community and gets people of all ages excited about reading and books. The Rise, 11 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
14
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Sep
13
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

Board Game Night on SPI
Sep
12
5:30 pm17:30

Board Game Night on SPI

Spend your Monday evening battling it out for bragging rights. Connect over the classics (Monopoly, Scrabble and Yahtzee) or learn a new game from our local game gurus, Stay2Play. At Confluence Plaza, 5:30 to 8:30PM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Sep
7
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Sep
6
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

Long Weekend Island Escape #3
Sep
5
12:00 pm12:00

Long Weekend Island Escape #3

We've got your long weekends covered! All without leaving the city. Bring the whole family down to St. Patrick's Island for a fun-filled island staycation. Get your beach boogie on with music from BassBus. Food trucks will have the beach snacks, and EAST Crew will be on site with classic summer games and activities. 12pm-4pm at Trout Beach.

Movies on the Rise: Pride Edition
Sep
1
8:30 pm20:30

Movies on the Rise: Pride Edition

Thursday, September 1st we're hosting a special Pride Edition of Movies on the Rise! A special outdoor screening of the cult classic film “Priscilla Queen of the Desert”. Laugh along as 2 drag queens and a transgender woman journey through the Australian Outback. Movie starts at 8:30pm.

The Book Truck
Aug
31
11:00 am11:00

The Book Truck

Meet Calgary Public Library’s newest addition: The Book Truck! This “library on wheels” brings books, movies, and many library services to the community and gets people of all ages excited about reading and books. The Rise, 11 AM.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Aug
31
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Aug
30
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

Board Game Night on SPI
Aug
29
5:30 pm17:30

Board Game Night on SPI

Spend your Monday evening battling it out for bragging rights. Connect over the classics (Monopoly, Scrabble and Yahtzee) or learn a new game from our local game gurus, Stay2Play. At Confluence Plaza at 5:30 to 8:30PM.

Outdoor Games Station
Aug
28
11:00 am11:00

Outdoor Games Station

A quick game of Bocce? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set-up on the island every Sunday to lend out activities and equipment for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honour system applies. 11:00am – 5:00pm

Music on the Island
Aug
27
2:00 pm14:00

Music on the Island

Enjoy acoustic sets by a local musician every Saturday on the island. It's a great way to spend a summer afternoon on a beautiful urban island oasis! Specific location will vary week to week.

Movies on the Rise
Aug
25
8:45 pm20:45

Movies on the Rise

Experience outdoor cinema like never before at The Rise; our 9-metre high natural amphitheatre at the center of the island. We’ve curated an epic movie series including some selections for the whole family and others for a nostalgic adult night out. No chairs, please. Presenting: 'Top Gun' - Thursday, August 25, 8:45pm.

BATL Axe Throwing
Aug
24
4:00 pm16:00

BATL Axe Throwing

Dust off your plaid and come connect with your inner lumberjack at this truly Canadian event! Work on your axe throwing technique with BATL Axe Calgary’s four mobile throwing lanes, fill up on the best of Canadian food truck cuisine and enter for a chance to win the ultimate in lumberjack prizes. Axe throwers must be 16 years and older. The Rise, 4-8pm.

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library
Aug
24
10:30 am10:30

Tot Storytime with Calgary Public Library

Calgary Public Library brings endless imagination to the park with children’s stories every Wednesday. Stay after and spend some time exploring the island playground. The program is designed for ages 1-5 years, but siblings are always welcome! The Rise, 10:30 AM.

Sketching Class
Aug
23
6:00 pm18:00

Sketching Class

Local artist and educator Andrea Lau will walk you through basic techniques of capturing the amazing urban and natural landscapes of St. Patrick’s Island. The class is FREE, but please bring your own supplies. Class is first-come first-served up to 15 participants. Every Tuesday in August & September, 6:00-7:30pm.

An Afternoon in the Park, Presented by excursions.fm
Aug
21
12:00 pm12:00

An Afternoon in the Park, Presented by excursions.fm

The 9-metre high natural amphitheatre at the Rise on St. Patrick's Island will play host to an afternoon of music featuring selections by local DJs. This free, family-friendly event is presented by excursions.fm. Saturday, August 21 from noon-4pm.

Outdoor Games Station
Aug
21
11:00 am11:00

Outdoor Games Station

A quick game of Bocce? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Track down EV’s EAST Crew, who will set-up on the island every Sunday to lend out activities and equipment for a perfect day at the park! First-come, first-served. Honour system applies. 11:00am – 5:00pm