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Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps

2019-01-07

Calgary Summer Camps

It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.

Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.

Cyclepalooza Festival July 12th to 21st

Posted 2019-04-09

Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival

Cyclepalooza is a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival held every summer in Calgary. Cyclepalooza brings people together through cycling for fun and transportation. Cyclepalooza is a volunteer-directed, community-based, bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary.

It was formed out of the desire among Calgary area cyclists to bring more publicity and interest to cycling and its positive impacts on communities, and to bring communities together through cycling. BIKE PROM celebrates the kick off of Cyclepalooza’s 10 day bike festival! Join us in your snazziest prom attire for a night of bicycling, dancing, music, and goooooood times. Visit the Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival web site for more information.

Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 20th

Posted 2019-04-09

Calgary Myeloma Patient Society Annual Run

Join the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society for their Annual Multiple Miles For Myeloma to save lives! This 5 km walk / 5 and 10 km run will feature entertainment, great food, door prizes, gifts for top donation earners, and medals for top runners. Proceeds from the Multiple Miles for Myeloma will support the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells with devastating symptoms - bone thinning and lesions develop causing bone pain, spontaneous fractures, and paralyzing spinal cord compressions. Register now online through the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site.

Canada Day YYC July 1st

Posted 2019-06-09

Calgary Canada Day

Join us to celebrate Canada’s birthday. There will be events across downtown at locations like Prince’s Island Park, Olympic Plaza, and more. There will be many free family-friendly events full of music, dance, art, and culture. The evening will close with live music at the Tim Horton’s Canada Day Stage and The City of Calgary Fireworks Show at 11 p.m.

Canada Day 2015 will be a day to remember in Calgary with lots of activities for the whole family.

Visit the City of Calgary Canada Day YCC web site for more information.

Calgary Stampede July 5th to 14th

Posted 2019-06-09

Calgary Stampede

The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.

The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Visit the Calgary Stampede web site for more information.

Fiestaval Latin Festival July 19th & 21st

2019-06-09

Calgary Fiestaval Latin Festival

Fiestaval is a 2-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.

To provide a free multicultural event of excellence promoting an opportunity to experience Latin American arts, rhythms, and flavors. Fiestaval will showcase the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. It will advocate cultural awareness and organize activities to enhance multiculturalism in Calgary. Visit the Fiestaval Latin Festival web site for more information.

Calgary Sun and Salsa Festival July 24th

2019-06-09

Calgary Sun and Salsa Festival

Sun and Salsa Festival heats up Kensington as thousands of people descend on the neighbourhood to sample salsas, watch crazy performances, shop from all of our street merchants, and just sit on a patio relaxing in the summer sun. With so much to see and do it’s no wonder this Festival is one of Calgary’s favorites.

Our salsas are a definite highlight of the Festival. Be sure to buy a bag of chips to help support our two charities, the Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association and Norfolk Housing and sample all of the free salsas on offer. Visit the Calgary Sun and Salsa Festival web site for more information.

Calgary Folk Music Festival July 25th to 28th

2019-06-10

Calgary Folk Music Festival

The Calgary Folk Music Festival will be held at Prince's Island Park. It is a multi-tentacled creature: one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals plus a year-round presenter of music, art and cultural performances at its own curated space, Festival Hall, the first of its kind for a music festival. The organization also spearheads key mentorship and educational programs (Boot Camp, the Song Contest, educational outreach) which are key to developing the skills and careers of Alberta’s budding songwriters and musicians.

Visit the Calgary Folk Music Festival web site for more information.

Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 27th

Posted 2019-06-09

Calgary Myeloma Patient Society Annual Run

Join the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society for their Annual Multiple Miles For Myeloma to save lives! This 5 km walk / 5 and 10 km run will feature entertainment, great food, door prizes, gifts for top donation earners, and medals for top runners. Proceeds from the Multiple Miles for Myeloma will support the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells with devastating symptoms - bone thinning and lesions develop causing bone pain, spontaneous fractures, and paralyzing spinal cord compressions. Register now online through the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site.

Multiple Miles for Myeloma 5km Walk & 10km Run July 27th

2019-06-14

Calgary Myeloma Run

5KM Walk and 5 or 10 KM Run will be held at the North Glenmore Park beside the Canoe Club. In Support of Local Research for Multiple Myeloma. Families are welcome to this event. All monies raised go to Myeloma Research in Calgary.

Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society hosts a number of events throughout the year aimed at raising awareness for multiple myeloma. We also organize events dedicated to raising funds for multiple myeloma research at the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund.

Visit the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site for more information.

Calgary International Blues Festival July 29th to Aug 4th

2019-06-14

Calgary International Blues Festival

Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, when a full week of activities culminates in 4 days & nights of non-stop, world class blues on our Mainstage and at the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.

Join the party to kick off the 10th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! All are welcome. Visit the Calgary International Blues Festival web site for more information.

Calgary International Fringe Festival August 2nd to 10th

2019-06-19

International Fringe Festival

The 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival will take place in historical Inglewood. Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals. The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in the world. The second-largest Festival in North America is in Edmonton, Alberta , and draws nearly 800,000 attendees a year!

The Calgary Fringe will host a combination of local, national, and international productions – 26 altogether, for a total of over 160 performances over 9 days. Visit the Calgary Fringe Festival web site for more information.

Inglewood Sunfest August 3rd

2019-06-18

Calgary Inglewood Sunfest

The Inglewood Sunfest proudly showcases talent from Calgary and around the world. We focus on interactive, fun, and family friendly acts and activities. Be prepared to be wowed. From daring sword swallowers to unicycle riding the Sunfest has an eclectic program of entertainment sure to please everyone in your family - we guarantee it! Visit the Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society web site for more information.

When Words Collide Festival August 9th to 11th

2019-06-12

Calgary Words Collide

When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, Childrens books, and Poetry. The festival brings together the literary community, both readers and writers, in Calgary and beyond, for a sharing of information, for learning, and to build a sense of community.

We would like a broad presence of local writers and other experts not only attending, but participating on panels. Visit the When Words Collide web site for more information.

Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival August 9th to 11th

2019-06-15

Calgary Dragon Boat Race Festival

Held at North Glenmore Park. Calgary’s premier sport festivals, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1250 competitors, +3500 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences.

The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day. Visit the Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival web site for more information.

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri August 10th

2019-06-09

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri

Held at the Bowness community centre, 7904 – 43Ave NW. The Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri presents a wide variety Japanese cultural activities, music, dance, food and merchandise. Families and children of all ages are invited to join us.

“OMatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival”. Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese food and snacks, presentations of traditional music, dance and song, dramatic re-enactments of classic Japanese fairy tales, martial arts demonstrations, and more! Visit the Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri web site for more information.

Marda Gras Street Festival August 11th

2014-07-28

Calgary Marda Gras Street Festival

This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. The streets of Marda Loop will come alive for the 35th time with this New Orleans themed festival. The sights and sounds of New Orleans; purple, green and gold pageantry; a variety of high quality cultural performers, dance groups and musicians; outdoor activities; and a wide variety of delicious cuisine draws kids of all ages to this popular festival every year. Free parking will be provided by the Military Museums.

The Marda Gras Street Festival attracts some 35,000 people to Marda Loop for a fun-filled and family-friendly event that embraces the culture and cuisine of New Orleans. Visit the Marda Loop Marda Gras Street Festival web site for more information.

Franco Festival Calgary August 17th

2019-06-13

Calgary Franco Festival

Fiestaval is a Free multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.

To provide a free multicultural event of excellence promoting an opportunity to experience Latin American arts, rhythms, and flavors. Fiestaval will showcase the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. It will advocate cultural awareness and organize activities to enhance multiculturalism in Calgary. Visit the Fiestaval Latin Festival web site for more information.

Chinatown Street Festival August 17th

2019-06-12

Chinatown Street Festival

First introduced in 2010, this Avenue is full of Fusion Cultural Activities. There is a stage where Music Performances will be showcased, that includes sessions of karaoke entertainment, Chinese traditional music performance, and drama skits. It is dubbed as a retro Hong Kong Style Flea Market in the 70s. This is fuelled by new community partners in Bow River Flow, Wish Tree Youth Engagement Tent, the Alberta Yo-Yo Club, Calgary Samba, the Calgary Junior Chess Club, Global Fest, Children’s Art & Craft Tent, Harmony Gu-Zheng Ensemble, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, Chinatown Wall Mural Tour and much more.

The footprint of the Festival has been expanded to cater the ever growing participation. In 2010, Chinatown Street Festival (CSF) attracted over 70,000 patrons throughout the day in Chinatown. It has been a premiere summer multi-cultural festival, which has a combination of food & merchant booths and entertainment. Visit the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association web site for more information.

Calgary Carifest August 17th Shaw Millenium Park

2019-06-10

Calgary Carifest

Carifest is an annual festival that showcases the arts and culture of the Caribbean. The Carifest Parade is a street parade that depicts that splendour and revelry for Caribbean masquerade (mas). Various Mas Bands have an opportunity to display their costumes while engaging Calgary’s community to experience a taste of what “Playing Mas” is all about. The parade begins at Eau Clare Market on the concrete pad behind the Barley Mill, travels along 3rd Street SW to Stephen/8th Avenue, then along Stephen/8th Avenue to Shaw Millennium Park where the Mas Bands cross the main stage.

The Sunshine Fest is the outdoor park event that is the climax to the Carifest festivities. The event features a mainstage where various artists engage the audience with their musical magic. Patrons can relax in the sun and get a bite to eat at the various Caribbean inspired food services located around the park. Visit the Carifest web site for more information.

Alberta Open Farm Days August 17th to 18th

Posted 2019-06-014

Alberta Open Farm Days

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province, using Alberta farm products. Farms across the province will open their gates on August 23. Admission is free. Join us and explore Alberta this summer. Visit the Alberta Open Farm Days web site for more information.

Antiquing at the ARC Aug 18th to 19th

2019-06-16

Calgary Antiquing at the ARC

ANTIQUING at the ARC will be held at the Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary. On behalf of the show management and Canada’s leading Antique experts we welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Antiquing at the Arc Show

Top Dealers from across Canada offering very special inventory...Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains.
They will bring their Best! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Adults $6.00 at the door
Children 13 and under FREE with an adult Admission
. ATM - Snack Bar - Wheelchair Accessible FREE PARKING LOCATION Acadia Recreation Complex

Visit the Antiquing at the ARC web site for more information.

Expo Latino August 18th to 20th

2019-06-14

Calgary Expo Latino

Western Canada's largest latin festival will be held at Prince’s Island Park, 1st Avenue and 4th Street SW. Celebrating it's 17th anniversary. Creating experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people, music and dance.

The Hispanic Arts Society Pesident would like to welcome you to this year’s festival. Since the Society’s inception in 1987, we have been working towards the presentation of major productions. Visit the Calgary International Reggae Festival web site for more information.

Calgary GlobalFest August 22nd

2019-06-13

Calgary GlobalFest

The groundwork for GlobalFest began in 1993 with the formation of The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society. The not-for-profit Society searched for a suitable fireworks launch site in Calgary for eight years to no avail. There were many potential sites, but none combined the suitable large viewing area, safety regulations, and ability to allow large-scale pyrotechnics to be launched. It wasn't until 2001 when the Society discovered Elliston Park in Calgary's Greater Forest Lawn district that the dream could now become reality.

GlobalFest burst onto the scene in 2003 with 10 cultural pavilions and three countries presenting pyromusicals in Calgary's very own international fireworks festival. On the fourth and final night of the festival, GlobalFest celebrated a remarkable accomplishment. The festival reached attendance of close to 100,000 in the very first year, making GlobalFest one of Calgary's top draws for local citizens and tourists alike. Visit the Calgary International Reggae Festival web site for more information.

BBQ on the Bow Competition August 31st to September 1st

Posted 2019-06-11

BBQ on the Bow

The Barbeque on the Bow Society, established in 1993, is a registered not-for-profit organization. The society is committed to enhancing the quality of life in Calgary socially, culturally and economically and hosts the "Alberta Championship" for Kansas City (Southern) style BBQ. The goals of the Society are achieved through production of an annual family oriented festival. In the BBQ on the Bow "Alberta Championship", teams vie for recognition as the Grand Champion by earning the most points in all four required categories. These categories are: Chicken, Pork Ribs, Pork Butt (shoulder) and Beef Brisket. There are also 2 extra category competitions called 'BBQ Sauce and Chef's Challenge' however the points earned in these categories do not count towards the BBQ on the Bow Grand Championship, just bragging rights.. Visit the Calgary BBQ On The Bow web site for more information.

Calgary Highland Games August 31st

2019-06-16

Calgary Highland Games

Held a Springbank Park, the Calgary Highland Games is one of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada. It is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 100 years in 2013. With competitors from around the world, the Calgary Highland Games is a proud spectacle of Scotland’s history come to life.

Did you know it takes 275 volunteers to run the Calgary Highland Games? The Calgary Highland Games is a totally volunteer run organization and could not run without them! Volunteers are needed for many jobs such as setting up the site and taking it down, security, parking cars, working the entrance gates, selling our souvenir items. We can not do it without you. Visit the Calgary Highland Games web site for more information.

Kindle Pursuit September 7th

2019-06-11

Calgary Kindle Persuit

Adventure awaits as planning for the second annual fundraising event, Kindle Pursuit, is underway! Kindle Pursuit is a Kids Cancer Care signature event which raises vital funds for programs designed to support children who are affected by childhood cancer, as well as their entire family through every stage of the cancer journey, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond. The foundation helps Alberta children and families by providing funding and programs in these key areas: Camp and Outreach; Research and Hospital; and Education Support and Scholarship programs. Kindle Pursuit is a one-day event, including some fierce competition, in which teams of four test their physical and mental stamina while racing to complete an obstacle course. This year the event is taking place on Saturday September 7th 2019, at Camp Kindle, a camp ran by Kids Cancer Care for children with cancer, as well as their siblings. We are hoping to have around 200 participants this year, as the event is still growing.

For more information you can click the link Web Site for more information.

Calgary International Film Festival September 8th to 30th

2014-08-30

Calgary International Film Festival

The Calgary International Film Festival is an 11-day showcase of over 200 multi-genre films from Canada and over 40 other countries. Hosting gala events, screenings, award ceremonies and special presentations, CIFF changes the way visual stories are shared and experienced.

The first Calgary International Film Festival was held in 2000 for six days, and was attended by 8,000 people. Within three years, attendance had more than tripled to 25,000 for the expanded ten-day festival. Today it is the largest film festival between the Rockies and the Great Lakes. Visit the Calgary International Film Festival Web Site for more information.