An audience at CUFF.Docs


Featuring the best of non-fiction films yet to be screened in Calgary, join the Calgary Underground Film Festival for the seventh annual edition of CUFF.Docs. Each year, the lineup celebrates real life that’s worth watching. Don’t miss it!

A still from Jasper Kuipers’ Finity Calling

GIRAF Animation Festival

Back for its 15th year with a special pay-what-you-can model, join Quickdraw Animation Society for its annual festival showcasing the best of independent animation from around the globe.

Pyramid Schema on stage at the King Eddy

Femme Wave

With the goal of creating an integrated, encouraging arts scene with opportunities for women and non-binary artists, Femme Wave returns with more than 40 musical acts and a stellar selection of visual arts, comedy, and film programming.

Jazz musicians perform in a music shop

Canadian Jazz Festival

Back with its Canadian focused fall festival, join JazzYYC for a lineup of exciting collaborations, workshops, and all-ages events including a free jazz walk featuring local musicians. Find out our top picks and start planning.

Timepoint Ensemble perform at the 2017 Calgary New Music Festival

Calgary New Music Festival

With a diverse selection of new music, check out the vision of today’s new music composers and performers! It’s sure to be a weekend of engaging concerts full of improvisation, guitars, and more.

A graphic of Jacques Poulin-Denis in Running Piece

Fluid Fest

Featuring extraordinary local, national, and international artists, Fluid Fest ignites the city with performances, workshops, and happenings to inspire and connect. It’s your chance to celebrate the vast spectrum of what dance can be.

Authors on stage at last year's Imaginairium festival

The Imaginairium

Calling all book nerds, literary lovers, and fans of all things wordy. Here’s your chance to dive into Calgary’s liveliest celebration of authors and ideas. Featuring 71 authors, The Imaginairium by Wordfest is sure to be a breath of fresh air.

Literary Death Match participants on stage

Fall Festivals

Summer might be over but that doesn’t mean that Calgary’s festival season is. With the cooler weather comes a warm and cozy lineup from perennial favourites Wordfest, Fluid Fest, CUFF.Docs, the Canadian Jazz Festival, and many more.

A photo of a man and two women walking down Stephen Avenue

Doors Open Calgary

Ready to get a peek behind the doors of local institutions? Doors Open Calgary invites buildings in all quadrants to let Calgarians in for free. This year sees 40 sites offering behind-the-scenes experiences at some of the city’s coolest places.