What’s On in Calgary

Stay up to date with arts and culture events throughout the year

A woman sits on the shoulders of a man in a busy festival crowd.

Summer Festival Guide 2016

Each summer, Calgary’s festival scene explodes with hundreds of local and international artists, lively outdoor events and tons of family-friendly fun.

Chinook Country Historical Society presents the 26th annual Historic Calgary Week | Image: Courtesy of Chinook Country Historical Society

Historic Calgary Week

Calling all history buffs, community lovers and curiosity seekers. There’s another festival in town and it’s all about our past—the 26th annual Historic Calgary Week.

Catch 2016 Dance Action Lab: Fear, July 21 to 23, 2016 | Photo: Courtesy of Dancers' Studio West

Dance Action Lab: Fear

As part of its 2016 Dance Action Lab, Dancers Studio West presents this exploration of fear, featuring four new choreographic works inspired by the raw emotion and its various manifestations.


Living a Creative Life

Fuelling a vital, prosperous and connected city

Sam Hester works on a graphic recording| Photo: Dave Palmer

Sam Hester

Sam Hester is so creative, she can transform a concussion into an imagination opportunity. An unfortunate bump on the head gave her a chance to focus on her own creative projects.

Rick Thomas is an unabashed believer in the transformative power of local life | Photo: Courtesy of Rick Thomas

Rick Thomas

According to Rick Thomas, one of a city’s greatest strengths lies in the collective ideas of its residents—and great cities find innovative ways to tap into that.