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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!

Take the Whole Family, Canines Included, Out for Some Fun at “Paws in the Park”

Paws in the Park, August 29, 2015 in Calgary AB

The 2nd annual Paws in the Park is a fundraiser, and family fun event, supporting Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS). Bring the kids, bring your dogs, and enjoy food trucks, pet-related shopping, a family photo booth, bouncy house, ‘hound lounge’, agility zone, face painting, adoptable pets, mascots and a “Strut Your Mutt” costume ‘paw-geant’. There […]

Spice Up Your Weekend at the Okotoks Chili Fest and Cook-Off

Okotoks Chili Fest, August 29, 2015 in Okotoks AB

Spice up your weekend with the Okotoks Chili Fest and Cook-Off! This fun festival in downtown Okotoks has a western theme and includes chili sampling, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market. Tasting tickets are $5 each. Okotoks Chili Fest Event Details: When: Saturday August 29, 2015 Time: 10 am – 3 pm Where: downtown Okotoks […]

Rainbows Abound: Calgary Pride Parade & Festival Top Off Calgary Pride Week

Calgary Pride Week, August 28 - September 7, 2015.

The Calgary Pride Festival celebrates its 25th year in 2015. The Pride Parade, happening September 6th at noon, is a big highlight of the week and is immediately followed by the festival, at Shaw Millennium Park. This event includes local food trucks, beer gardens, vendors and a family zone and runs from noon to 8 pm. […]

Take to Calgary’s Roads on Your Bike, CAR-FREE (!!) During the Tour of Alberta Ride the Road Tour

Alberta Ride the Road Tour, August 30th in Calgary AB

Want to ride your bike on the road, but too nervous of (or simply annoyed by) all the traffic? This is your big chance! The annual Tour of Alberta Ride the Road Tour is happening in Calgary on August 30th. There are 4 routes to choose from; distances range from a 2 km kids’ route, up to 16.5 […]

Art, Science and Engineering Come Together in a Technology Smash-up at Beakerhead

Beakerhead, Calgary AB, September 16-20, 2015

Beakerhead is an annual citywide interactive movement that brings together the arts and engineering sectors from across the city, province, country and world to build, compete and exhibit interactive works of art, spectacle and entertainment during an annual week-long international happening each fall. The event includes outdoor artworks, late-night laboratories, community contests and celebrations, interactive […]

GlobalFest Lights up Calgary’s Nights This August

Globalfest in Calgary AB takes place August 20-29, 2015.

The skies of Calgary are going to light up during the annual Globalfest extravaganza! The annual fireworks festival kicks off on August 20th with the display from China. Philippines, Spain and USA will show their presentations throughout the next week, culminating in the big Canada finale on August 29th. **Note: Night 1 was postponed due to inclement weather. China […]

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 […]