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JAN

High Performance Rodeo

The High Performance Rodeo is Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, where local, national and international performers share theatre, music, comedy and dance. One Yellow Rabbit Theatre produces the event which is held at a variety of downtown Calgary venues.

FEB

Winefest

Sample hundreds of local and international wines at this annual festival, held in Stampede Park’s BMO Centre. Delicious appetizers will be on hand, and you can purchase your favorite beverages to take home.

MAR

The Big Taste

Dwntown Calgary’s fabulous restaurants offer 3 course prix-fixe menus for lunch and dinner during this celebration of food and flavor.

MAY

Calgary International Childrens Festival

If you are looking for something entertaining and interesting for your children, head to the EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts for this multi-day festival featuring award-winning performances. Check out the schedules in advance so you can choose which events are perfect for your child's age.

JUN

Sunfest

Inglewood is the locale for this annual festival where 30,000 visitors enjoy street performers, pie eating contests, a vintage car show, great food, a fashion show and a plethora of vendors.

JUL

Calgary Stampede

For ten days in July over 700,000 people descend upon Calgary for its signature event. Enjoy rodeos, parades, fantastic concerts, ice shows and everything cowboy.

Canada Day

July 1 marks a day of celebration and fireworks for all Canadians. Prince’s Island, Olympic Plaza, Heritage Park, Fort Calgary and other venues all have special events scheduled for this day.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Prince’s Island Park is the site for this annual 4-day event, attracting 50,000 music lovers who enjoy 7 stages of live music from all over the world, an artisan market and global village. Food and drink are plentiful as well.

AUG

Dragonboat Festival

Get your adrenaline pumping at the annual boat racing festival, featuring more than 750 competitors and even more spectators. The weekend event is held at North Glenmore Park.

Calgary Fringe Festival

This unjuried theatre festival is held at historic Inglewood theatre venues over a 9 day period every August.

GlobalFest

This multi-day event includes fantastic fireworks, a OneWorld Festival celebrating culture, food and artistic performances from around the world, a Night Market with arts and crafts vendors, and a Human Rights Forum. The fest is held at Elliston Park in East Calgary.

SEP

BBQ on the Bow Festival

This free, fun, family-friendly event is held on Labor Day Sunday at Eau Claire Festival Market. In addition to lip-smacking bbq and tasty beverages, the mainstage presents lively entertainment.

Calgary Artwalk

This mid-September annual festival encourages the public to visit local art galleries to enjoy the beautiful artworks along with special refreshments and events.

Calgary International Film Festival

This 10-day fest screens more than 200 films from around the world, offering gala events, awards ceremonies, special presentations and local hot spots where you can get together with other attendees and discuss the films over drinks and food. A variety of downtown and other venues are utilized.

First Street Festival

The Haultain and First Street Festival is held annually at Victoria Park. It’s free!

OCT

Boo at the Zoo

Adults and children alike enjoy one of the best Halloween celebrations in Calgary, filled with spooky activities, fun food and cool costumes.

WordFest

WordFest attracts more than 14,000 people to a six day fest boasting more than 60 events, attracting over 70 writers. The venue for the festival is EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts.

MULTI-MONTH

Calgary Roughnecks

January-April - Head to the Scotiabank Saddledome for exciting National Lacrosse League action.

Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club

September-March - The CHL Calgary Hitmen Hockey Club play their matches at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Calgary Flames

October-April – For exciting NHL action, the Calgary Flames Hockey Club plays at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Shakespeare in the Park

Summer – The tradition of presenting Shakespeare’s works continues at the Mount Royal University’s Shakespeare in the Park Festival. Performances are held at Prince’s Island Park.

January ZooLights

November –January - Put on your mittens, bundle up and grab a cup of hot chocolate at the Calgary Zoo, where Christmas comes alive with twinkling lights and holiday cheer – you may even see Santa!

 

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