The audience and performers at the Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

One of Alberta’s premier Black History Month celebrations, Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture is a not-to-be-missed showcase of diverse cultural displays in an all-inclusive environment.

Ndidi Onukwulu on stage at Studio Bell

Block Heater

Cure your winter cabin fever and wander from stage to stage, Calgary Folk Music Festival’s fifth annual Block Heater takes over the heart of Calgary’s Inglewood and East Village with an expanded, not-to-be-missed anniversary edition.

William Close and the Earth Harp Collective on stage

GLOW Winter Festival

With ice lounges, live music, captivating art, and endless lights, Calgary’s winter festival is ready to ramp up your Family Day long weekend. Created to celebrate and embrace the beauty of winter, GLOW is ready to light up Calgary’s downtown core.

Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait

Exposure Photography Festival

With more than 30 exhibitions alongside tons of special events, February is a great time to love photography. Don’t miss this month-long, province-wide festival of ground-breaking works as it takes over.

Solastalgia by Brad Necyk

PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival

Full of innovative works and amazing examples of creativity, PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival returns for its sixth year with another stellar lineup. Don’t miss this unique three-day celebration.

The crowd at a BIG Winter Classic show

BIG Winter Classic

Born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the warm summer months, the BIG Winter Classic pairs a killer musical lineup with local beer and local visual arts. You won’t want to miss this winter wonderland weekend.

Mark Tewksbury on stage in Belong

High Performance Rodeo

Full of surprising shows and audience favourites, a new year can only mean one thing—the High Performance Rodeo is back and ready to take you on one wild ride. There’s something for everyone so be sure to check out our not-to-be-missed picks.

People laughing outside of the Big Secret Theatre at Arts Commons

Winter Festivals

It might be winter but that doesn’t mean we have to resign ourselves to the snow and the cold. Many of Calgary’s festivals move indoors this season with amazing offerings from the High Performance Rodeo, Block Heater, and so much more.

Fireworks in Olympic Plaza

New Year’s Eve

Get ready to ring in 2020 with these awesome New Year’s Eve celebrations—it’s the start of a new decade! With family-friendly offerings to live music and a comic murder mystery, there’s something for everyone to check out.