For those old enough to remember the 1960s, if only vaguely for some, Canada's Centennial Year was celebrated across the nation through a full range of events, from Expo '67 in Montreal, to the debut of several high profile projects from performance halls to libraries, university buildings to museum galleries, and in the case of Calgary, the construction of what was once known as the Husky Tower. Begun on February 19, 1967, the future Calgary Tower (1971) was completed the following year, its grand opening on June 30, 1968 attended by thousands of cheerful Calgarians. 

Calgary Tower, image by Forum contributor GoVertical

A short fifty years later, Calgarians will once again have reason to celebrate their city's most iconic landmark in style, Calgary Tower to host a 1960s-themed block party, free to the public, on June 30, 2018 from the base of the tower at 101 9 Ave SW.

Calgary Tower, 1960s Block Party, Celebrating 50 Years, image via Calgary Tower

Running from 11AM-4PM, the familiy-oriented free event will include live music, food trucks, ice cream, and face painting booths. For those willing to brave the crowds, tickets to the Calgary Tower's observation deck will be 50% off. 

Planning on heading to the event? Be sure to take lots of photos and post them on our Forum!