"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, Arts Commons, 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 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.
Opera in the Village
AUGUST 13-22, 2015 Join us for a professional outdoor summer opera festival.
JULY 25, 2015: The Westcoast's largest pet festival - where all the cool dogs go! First time in Calgary!
AUGUST 28 to SEPTEMBER 7, 2015! Celebrating 25 Years of Pride!
Parade and annual festival at Shaw...
Rocky Mountain Dancesport Grand Prix
Scotiabank Calgary Marathon
MAY 28 to 31, 2015 will celebrate the 51st Annual Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Race Weekend. Lace up your shoes and...
Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 2015.
You will scream and if you like...
Sled Island Festival
June 24 - 28, 2015 - A celebration of independent, music, art and film at multiple venues in Calgary taking place at...
AUGUST 1, 2015 Sunfest is a renaissance street fair with art, performances and food in Inglewood.
OCTOBER 12 - 17, 2015 will be packing the city's comedy venues and theatres with performances from North America...
Banff Summer Arts Festival
JUNE 14, 2015 - AUGUST 24, 2015 The Banff Summer Arts Festival is an eclectic arts festival featuring dance, theatre,...