Calgary Bluesfest

We’ve got the blues and you should too. Calgary Bluesfest features a full week jam-packed with the best of the genre including workshops, special events, and a rocking mainstage.


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.


Calgary Folk Festival

Straight on the heels of Stampede, another gem in Calgary’s summer festival season is about to get rocking. The 37th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival kicks off this week with a great lineup.


Common Ground Festival

If this edgy, emerging arts festival isn’t on your radar yet, make this the year you get to know Calgary’s own Common Ground Festival. It features eight new and local theatrical productions!

A traditional dancer performs in a powwow

Canada Day

It’s Canada’s 149th birthday and here in Calgary we’re celebrating big! With tons of great free events taking place, it’s the perfect time to party and downtown is the place to be.

A packed club with a dancing crowd.

Sled Island

Alright everyone. You know what time of year it is. Ready or not Sled Island is upon us and it’s time to get your party on. Calgary’s own eclectic music and arts festival turns 10 with a bang.


JazzYYC Summer Festival

Jazz fans get ready! You are in for a treat as Calgary’s jazz society, JazzYYC, brings back this popular summer festival to Inglewood for a second 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.