Fireworks over the lake at Elliston Park


Showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence, GlobalFest brings together a lineup of stunning pyrotechnics alongside multi-faceted arts and cultural programming. This inclusive festival is always a summer-must.

Visitors enjoy delicious food at the Taste of Calgary

Taste of Calgary

Get ready to get your nom on as the summer’s most delicious festival returns! Calgary’s festival of food and drink offers sensational samples from the city’s most interesting restaurants and beverage companies alongside fantastic live music.

Zach Running Coyote and Justin Lanouette on stage in Kohkum & me

Calgary Fringe Festival

Unexpected, uncensored, and unashamed, it’s time to get weird, wild, and wacky as the Calgary Fringe Festival brings a lineup of performances from around the globe to town for its 14th annual affair.

The crowd at the Calgary International Blues Festival

Calgary International Blues Festival

We’ve got the blues and you should too. Celebrating a milestone year, the 15th annual festival features a full week jam-packed with the best of the genre including workshops, special events, and a rocking mainstage.

Participants take part in a talk at Valnorma during Historic Calgary Week

Historic Calgary Week

Calling history buffs and all who love a good yarn. Historic Calgary Week returns for the 29th year as Chinook Country Historical Society highlights Calgary’s cultural history with talks, walks, concerts, tours, lessons, and so much more.

Audience members sit on the grass at the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Always a summer favourite, this genre-defying, continent-linking festival is back with another amazing lineup. Add in the fact that 2019 marks a huge milestone and you certainly won’t want to miss it!

Two small dogs and a sign that says, dog parade here, July 20

Garden Festival

Bigger and better than ever, you need to head to the Lougheed House for this free summer festival. With six days of programming in the heart of the Beltline, it’s your chance to enjoy concerts, games, tours, live performances, and so much more.

A performer in a glittering outfit stands in the Grandstand crowd

Calgary Stampede

From food to music, agriculture to rodeo, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is bound to amaze. This year’s Calgary Stampede is home to a stellar lineup of events, so make the most of it with these tips and not-to-be-missed attractions.

Fans support a guitarist at the Coca-Cola Stage

Summer Festivals

With over 40 festivals taking place between now and the end of September, there’s something new to check out every weekend—it’s a festival paradise. Grab your calendar and start planning, it’s going to be an amazing season!