Canada Day is right around the corner — do you know how you’ll be celebrating Canada’s birthday? There are, of course, parties and festivals going on throughout the country on July 1, ranging from small get-togethers to big public concerts. If you find yourself in the fair city of Calgary on the big day, here are some public ways to mark the occasion:Fort CalgaryThousands of visitors come to Fort Calgary every Canada Day [Travel Alberta/Ian Holmes @irrationalcarny]Celebrate July 1 at one of Calgary’s most historic spots, where you’ll be able to try on Mountie uniforms and utilize the Fort’s Indigenous Learning Space. Outside in the yard, enjoy activities like crafts and face painting and refresh yourself with some food-truck goodies and a (family-friendly) beer garden.City of Calgary Fireworks and Live Music on Riverfront AvenueRiverfront Avenue will be blocked off to make room for the Tim Hortons Canada Day Stage, with the show taking place from 6:30 to 11:30 pm. This year’s entertainment includes Calgary’s Ghostkeeper, Franco-Albertan band Post Script, Edmonton’s Captain Tractor and former Barenaked Lady Stephen Page. The show will be followed by the City of Calgary’s fireworks display, launched from the Centre Street Bridge.Eau Claire and Prince’s IslandThe area downtown near the Bow River is the place to be on Canada Day. Eau Claire will host family-friendly activities from 11 am to 9 pm, with free ice cream, live entertainment, a magician, a petting zoo, face painting and more. Over at Prince’s Island, there will be a Franco-Canadian celebration, a Powwow and Indigenous showcase and much more.National Music CentreAdmission to the National Music Centre’s Studio Bell is free on Canada Day [Travel Alberta / Chris Amat]Guests can enjoy free admission to the National Music Centre’s Studio Bell on Canada Day from 10 am to 5 pm. Take a look at the exhibits, take in musical performances, and join in a sing-along of “O Canada.” The King Eddy rooftop patio will be open, serving beer from Cold Garden and some tasty bites.King EddyInside the King Eddy (adjacent to Studio Bell), music fans of all ages can pop in for a free day of music, featuring youth performers from Major Minor Music Project, Girls Rock Camp Calgary, and the School of Rock Calgary playing from 10 am to 6 pm.East Village Street FairExplore one of the city’s most vibrant new neighbourhoods with a street fair featuring over 80 artisans and non-profit organizations selling goods and offering information on their programming. The fair will be populated with musicians and other entertainers, with a kids area to keep little ones busy.Heritage ParkCelebrate Canada Day the old fashioned way at Heritage Park [Heritage Park Historical Village]Heritage Park’s Dominion Day celebration is a great way to mark Canada Day without having to fight the crowds downtown. The first 2,019 guests through the gates before 10:30 am will enjoy a free pancake breakfast and the day will also feature an old time-y parade, mini chuckwagon races, a vintage car show, lots of entertainment and other special activities.Chinese Cultural CentreTake in multicultural performances, game and activities, traditional crafts and, of course, food from 11 am and 6 pm. The CCC is close to the East Village, Eau Claire and Prince’s Island, so it’s easy to stop in while partaking in other activities throughout the day.