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.

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Join The Coming Out Monologues YYC for Passionate Kisses: An Evening of Story and Song | Photo: Laura Kelly, courtesy of Loft 112

Calgary Pride Festival

It’s your year to join—that’s the thought behind this year’s Calgary Pride Festival. With the aim of spurring diversity, Calgary Pride is throwing open its arms and welcoming all.

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Giant monster movie screenings continue this week with Big Man Japan | Photo: Calgary Underground Film Festival

Free This Week

Back off Mother Nature! Don’t you know summer isn’t over yet? It’s another week and there’s still tons of free events to check out. Here’s what we’re heading to this week.

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Hushabye explores the foibles of impending parenthood | Photo: Courtesy of Sizzle and Spark

Hushabye

Sizzle and Spark Fandango have the perfect life—a big house, beautiful yard and a white picket fence. But not the 2.5 children, so they strike a nefarious deal to have it all.

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Theatre of Consequence’s Brilliant Traces | Photo: Lauren Hamm Photography

Brilliant Traces

Hot on the heels of its successful inaugural production earlier this summer, Theatre of Consequence is back with Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson.

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Hoodlum Theatre’s DNA featuring Taylor Sisson, Robert Morrison, Miku Beer, Michael Rolfe, Maxean Brigley, Sarah Ord, Malik Elassal, Walker Nickel, John Tasker and Andrew Burniston | Photo: Christian Goutsis

DNA

When a group of teenagers do something really bad, they panic and cover the whole thing up, uniting them and bringing harmony to their once fractious lives.

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Team Philippines dazzles during last year’s GlobalFest | Photo: Timothy Huynh, J&J Lawrence Photography

GlobalFest

It’s time for Calgary’s most explosive festival! GlobalFest will once again be lighting up the skies and celebrating our city’s cultural communities, August 18 to 27, 2016.

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The Jabberwocky Players Present The Gruffalo I Photo: Courtesy of The Jabberwocky Players

Free This Week

Summer might be winding down but the chances to get out and see some amazing, free events certainly aren’t. In fact, there are so many to check out, our calendar is beyond full!

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Award-winning and formerly imprisoned journalist and author, Mohamed Fahmy | Photo: Courtesy of the Jeff Jacobson Agency

GlobalFest Human Rights Forum

Award-winning and formerly imprisoned journalist Mohamed Fahmy is in Calgary this week to take part in the 2016 GlobalFest Human Rights Forum.

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