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Festivals

Calgary's festival season runs from May until October each year with many Festivals celebrating everything art, culture, music, friends, family and food!

Enjoy a Multicultural Afternoon in the City at Calgary’s Annual Heritage Day Festival

Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza

Head down to Olympic Plaza on August 3 for the 38th annual Heritage Day Festival, featuring multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, enjoy face painting, frolic on a bouncer, try a new dish, or simply soak up the sun on the grass in front of the stage and enjoy the folk […]

There’s Music in the Mountains at the Canmore Folk Music Festival

Canmore Folk Fest

Take a trip out to Canmore for a three-day folk music event in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! In addition to the great music, there will be food and craft vendors, a kids area, and more! This year’s performers include Bahamas, Shred Kelly, The Small Glories, Harry Manx, and many other great musicians. Don’t […]

Whatever the Weather, the Sun Will be Shining on Inglewood Sunfest

Inglewood Sunfest

Enjoy a day of local talent and fun, family-friendly activities at a fun outdoor festival in beautiful Inglewood! There’ll be live music, top-notch street performers, kids’ activities including a bouncer, and of course all the fabulous restaurants and shops that make Inglewood so special. Inglewood Sunfest Event Details: When: Saturday August 1, 2015 Time: 11 am – 5 pm […]

New Orleans Comes North (Way, Waaayy North), at the Marda Gras Street Festival

Marda Gras Street Festival in Calgary

Spend some time in bustling Marda Loop on August 9th for the 31st annual Marda Gras festival. Marda Gras is the Marda Loop BRZ’s annual New Orleans-themed street festival, complete with vendors, food, a kids’ area, a pet pageant, and live entertainment from musicians, street performers, dancers, and much more! Marda Gras Event Details: When: Sunday, […]

This August Long Weekend, Don’t Travel to the Beach – Head to Kensington Beach in the City

Kensington Beach in the City, Calgary AB on August 1, 2015.

This Heritage Day weekend, you don’t need to get away to the beach… the beach is coming to Calgary! Happening on the same day as Slide the City, Kensington is going to liven up your weekend with a sandy beach, live music, a mini-golf challenge, kids’ obstacle course and bouncy castle, and lots more beach-themed fun! […]

Celebrate Japanese Canadian Culture at the Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri

Experience Japanese culture through music, dance, food and family friendly activities at the fifth annual Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri (Omatsuri is Japanese for “traditional festival”). This exciting family event showcases Japanese cuisine, the arts, and culture of a country steeped in tradition. Come experience Japanese costumes, Ikebana flower arranging, song and dance, martial arts demonstrations, authentic Japanese […]

Get Yourself “Movin’ to Da Riddim” at Carifest 2015

Carifest 2015 in Calgary AB, August 22, 2015.

The annual Carifest Sunshine Festival takes place on August 22 at Shaw Millennium Park. Admission to this lively cultural festival is free! Begin with the parade at 11 at Olympic Plaza, then catch some great musical acts on the festival main stage and snack on some amazing Caribbean cuisine from various food vendors. There will also […]

Summer in Calgary Heats up at Expo Latino

Expo Latino, Calgary AB, August 28-30, 2015

Calgary’s Hottest Outdoor Festival, Expo Latino, will celebrate its 19th year in Calgary at Prince’s Island Park on August 28-30. Take in some world-class musical artists, dancing, and a unique Latin marketplace featuring art, and delicious food. This year’s performers include Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez, Latin reggae Gondwana, Bachata duo Monchy and Nathalia, Cuban sensation Leoni […]

Make a Splash at the Chestermere Water Festival

Chestermere Water Festival, July 25, 2015 in Chestermere AB.

On Saturday July 25th, head to Chestermere for a splashin’ good time, as the city celebrates summer on the lake at their annual Water Festival. Attractions include live music, an artisan’s market and food trucks, beer garden, a kids’ fun zone, wake boarding competition, plus a rubber duck race and boat rides. The Chemical Cowboys get the […]

Get Your Global Groove on at Afrikadey! World Music Festival

Afrikadey! World Music Festival in Calgary AB.

Afrikadey! is Calgary’s annual world music celebration! The festival holds events at various venues, starting August 5th, but the big show is on August 8th at Prince’s Island Park. This year’s festival features performances from a diverse array of musicians including Rocky Dawuni, Bill Clinton Kalonji, Nya Soleil, and many others. Tickets are available at various […]