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Cyclepalooza Festival July 14th - 23rd

Posted 2017-05-16

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 15th

Posted 2017-05-16

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.

Fiestaval Latin Festival July 21st to 23rd

2017-06-05

Calgary Fiestaval Latin Festival

Fiestaval is a 3-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 Folk Music Festival July 27th to 30th

Posted 2017-06-05

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.

Calgary International Blues Festival July 31st - Aug 6th

Posted 2017-06-05

Calgary International Blues Festival

Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 31st to August 6th, 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 11th 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.

Franco Festival Calgary August 4th to 5th

2017-06-05

Calgary Franco 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.

Inglewood Sunfest August 5th

2017-06-06

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 Inglewood Sunfest web site for more information.

Calgary International Fringe Festival August 4th to 12th

2017-06-06

International Fringe Festival

The 2017 Calgary Fringe Festival will take place August 4th to 12th 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.

Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament! August 11th

2017-06-20

FCC Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament

Are you itching for a fun game of golf that includes lunch, 18 holes in a power cart with goodies along the way, a delicious dinner, a fantastic foursome competition, and the opportunity to win amazing prizes, while also supporting a great cause? If so, register today for the Federation of Calgary Communities 5th Annual Chip in Fore Communities Golf Tournament, presented by Save-On-Foods! The tournament will take place on Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Canal at Delacour Golf Club.

Registration fees are extremely affordable at only $160 for an individual golfer and a discounted rate of $600 for a foursome! Your fee includes lunch, 18 holes of golf in a power cart, dinner, and most importantly – fun! This tournament isn’t about winning, but about having fun.

There are 152 community associations in Calgary who need a support organization that understands their needs. The Federation of Calgary Communities is that organization. This golf tournament will help raise funds for the Federation of Calgary Communities to continue providing programs and services that help community associations build capacity, support and mobilize residents, be on the front lines of important issues in their community, and improve neighbourhood life in Calgary.

Help us help them by golfing with us on Friday, August 11! Visit the Federation of Calgary Communities web site for more information and to sign-up today.

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri August 12th

2017-07-01

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri

Held at the Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE. 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.

Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival August 12th -13th

2017-7-08

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 GlobalFest August 15th to 26th

2017-07-08

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.

Calgary International Reggae Festival Aug 17th to 19th

2017-07-08

Calgary International Reggae Festival

Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. Chill out with a brew in The Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home.

In October of 2003, six Calgarians came together with the same vision – to increase the awareness of Reggae Music in Western Canada and to provide an avenue where this music can be heard. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society (CRFS) was formed. CRFS is set on a mission to promote local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada and will also strive to lobby mainstream media to give the music more airplay. The Calgary International Reggae Festival is one of the largest reggae music festivals outside of southern Ontario. Visit the Calgary International Reggae Festival web site for more information.

Expo Latino August 18th to 20th

2017-07-08

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 18th 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 Expo Latino Festival web site for more information.

Calgary Carifest August 26th Shaw Millenium Park

2014-07-01

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.

BBQ On The Bow Competition September 2nd - 3rd

Posted 2017-07-08

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 September 2nd

2017-07-01

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 celebrated 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.

Calgary International Film Festival Sept 20th to Oct 1st

2017-07-01

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.