Stampede Showband performing on the steps of the Saddledome

Summer Festival Guide 2018

Each summer, Calgary’s festival scene explodes with hundreds of local and international artists, lively outdoor events, and tons of family-friendly fun—there’s over 40 festivals taking place this season!

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Calgary Organ Festival

A series of exciting and inspiring events in celebration of the pipe organ and the people who love them, join the Royal Canadian College of Organists, Calgary Centre for the 2018 Calgary Organ Festival.

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Canada Day

Promising a celebration like no other, join Canada’s 151st birthday party. The City of Calgary has again partnered with dozens of local cultural organizations to program a day filled with fun, family-friendly, and free events.

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Sled Island

Get your party on with Calgary’s eclectic music and arts festival, this annual celebration is set to take over venues across the city and features seminal art rock band Deerhoof as guest curator.

Poster for JazzYYC Summer Festival 2018

JazzYYC Summer Festival

With four mainstage venues, late night jams, public workshops, a very special Women in Jazz panel, and the signature JazzWalk, this summer festival returns thanks to Calgary’s jazz society, JazzYYC.

Poster for THIRD ACTion Film Festival

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

This new film festival features older adults in leading roles while addressing issues around ageing. The lineup includes 31 films over nine screenings alongside special guest speakers and an art show by WP Puppet Theatre.

Poster for IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists by Samantha Charette

IGNITE! Festival of Emerging Artists

Dedicated to supporting, mentoring, and presenting emerging artists of all disciplines, don’t miss this eclectic and exciting festival hosted by Sage Theatre.

18th Annual FunnyFest Talent Search

FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival

Get ready to laugh as this Calgary comedy tradition returns for its 18th annual festival. Get your fill with 70 performers over 11 days and nights.

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East Town Get Down

Conceived with the intention of exposing Calgary music lovers to all that East Calgary has to offer, this brand-new music festival is taking over International Avenue with over 70 bands in eight different venues.