Calgary Folk Music Festival July 23rd - 26th
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.
Historic Calgary Week July 23 to August 3
Time to plan for Historic Calgary Week. HCW 2015, a Chinook Country Historical Society program, will run from July 23 through August 3, highlighting our cultural, institutional, industrial, architectural, sporting and military heritage, including the celebration of milestones such as: Heritage Park's 50th anniversary, the Palliser Hotel's 100th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Travel North to Airdrie, West to Morley and South to Okotoks and High River to explore the contribution of these areas to our growth as a city and a province.
Visit the Chinook Country Historical Society web site for more information.
Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 25th
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.
Calgary International Blues Festival July 27 - Aug 2
Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 27th to August 2nd, 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 12th 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.
Inglewood Sunfest August 1st
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 July 31 to August 8
The 2015 Calgary Fringe Festival will take place Fri July 31 thru to Sat Aug 8 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.
Afrikadey! August 5th to 8th
Afrikadey! Festival, a week-long celebration of the music, food, dance, theatre, film, literature and visual arts of Africa and her descendant cultures. These events take place at different venues all over the city with a final day of music on Prince's Island. The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society shares the rich creative works of African cultures - from the continent and throughout the Diaspora - with Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. We create and stage events that bring these artistic traditions to vibrant, joyous life for audiences who might otherwise not get to experience them.
Visit the Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society web site for more information.
Marda Gras Street Festival August 9th
This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday August 10th, the streets of Marda Loop will come alive for the 30th 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.
Chinatown Street Festival August 11th
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.
Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament! August 14th
The Federation of Calgary Communities is excited to announce that registration is open for our 2nd Annual Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament will take place on Friday, August 14, 2015 at The Canal at Delacour Golf Club, and we hope to see you there!
Registration fees cost the same as last year at $150 for an individual golfer and a discounted rate of $575 for a foursome, so visit the Federation of Calgary Communities for more information and to sign-up today. Registration fees include lunch, a round of golf with a power cart, dinner, and the chance to win amazing prizes. Make sure to invite your friends, family, and coworkers to “be part of it” and support community associations - the largest collective volunteer movement in the city - by taking part in a day of golf, networking, and most importantly, fun!
This golf tournament will help raise funds for the Federation of Calgary Communities to continue providing programs and services that help community associations and their volunteers build capacity, support and mobilize residents, and be on the front lines of important issues in your neighbourhoods.
Calgary International Reggae Festival Aug 14th
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.
Calgary Japanese "Omatsuri" Festival August 15th
Calgarians are invited to attend Omatsuri, the Calgary Japanese Cultural Festival to celebrate Japanese Canadian culture in Calgary. 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 cuisine including sushi, soba, yakitori, gyoza, dharma dogs and traditional Japanese sweets, games for kids and beer gardens for the adults! We are honored that more and more Calgarians are choosing to spend an afternoon with us, eager to learn, understand and experience Japanese culture. The Japanese community takes immense pride in sharing it's culture with the broad community and our festival is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase our long-time traditions.
Antiquing at the ARC July 22nd - 23rd
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.
Alberta Open Farm Days August 22nd - 23rd
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.
Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival August 22nd -23rd
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 20th to 29th
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.
Expo Latino August 28th to 29th
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.