"Festival" is just another word for a great big party – and you're invited! The city's music and culture festivals are the high point of the year for many Calgarians.
If the arts are your thing, be sure to take in the Nuit Blanche, EnBridge playRites, Wordfest, Hispanic Arts Society and the High Performance Rodeo. For music lovers, there’s the Calgary Folk Music Festival, International Blues Festival, Afrikadey, GlobalFest, the sweet independent music of Sled Island and many more.
In addition, most of Calgary’s grand old neighbourhoods like Marda Loop, Mission, Kensington and Inglewood have their own summer street festivals, so keep your eyes on our Events Calendar and plan your visit to coincide with Calgary’s biggest block parties.
AUGUST 31, 2014. Parade and annual festival at Shaw Millenium Park. Festival grounds. Entertainment stage. Beer...
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
May 29 to June 1, 2014 will celebrate the 50th Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Lace up your shoes...
Halloween carnival with Halloween themed carnival games, rides, shows and entertainment including freak shows, bug...
Sled Island Festival
June 24 - 28, 2015 - A celebration of independent, music, art and film at multiple venues in Calgary taking place at...
Sun and Salsa Festival
JULY 20, 2014, 11AM - 5PM The Sun & Salsa festival gives Calgarians and visitors the chance to taste a variety of...
AUGUST 2, 2014 Sunfest is a renaissance street fair with art, performances and food in Inglewood.
FEBRUARY 21-22, 2014 - Winefest is Calgary’s premiere wine tasting event.
OCTOBER 12-17, 2015 will be packing the city's comedy venues and theatres with performances from North America...
Banff Summer Arts Festival
JUNE - AUGUST, 2013 The Banff Summer Arts Festival is an eclectic arts festival featuring dance, theatre, opera, visual...
Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival
OCTOBER 26 - NOVEMBER 3, 2013 The Banff Mountain Film & Book Festival are premier international events for...