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!

Fireworks off of the Centre Street Bridge

Canada Day

The City of Calgary has once again partnered with dozens of local cultural organizations to program a day filled with fun, family-friendly, and free events taking place on July 1. Find our can’t miss highlights of the day here.

The audience at a Sled Island show

Sled Island

With more than 250 bands alongside comedy, film, and visual art lineups, Sled Island returns with five days of incredible programming. With guest curator Julien Baker leading the way, it’s a must see for any festival or music fan!

A graphic for the 2019 JazzYYC Summer Festival

JazzYYC Summer Festival

Start your summer on a high note with a diverse blend of world-class jazz as the annual JazzYYC Summer Festival takes over Calgary. You can even check out late night jams, public workshops, and signature events.

A photo of two older people enjoying a film screening

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

Celebrating the act of getting older through film and talks, this festival features older adults in leading roles and address issues around ageing. The lineup includes nine screenings and is part of Alberta’s Seniors’ Week.

#EverydayQueeros by illustrator Caanan Grall and colourist Ellie Pickett

Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival

Embracing, sharing, and celebrating queer voices, Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival kicks off this week with films, documentaries, shorts, panels, live performances, a family-friendly bike ride, and so much more.

A postcard for Create – Calgary's New Children's Festival


There’s a new festival in town and it’s all about sparking a love of art in Calgary’s youngest citizens. Create is an interactive, multidisciplinary event for families that provides lots of opportunities to engage with the arts.

A graphic for Jane's Walk Calgary

Jane’s Walk Calgary

It’s the perfect weekend to get out and explore as Jane’s Walk returns. With three days of free, locally-led walking tours inspired by urban activist Jane Jacobs, everyone is encouraged to celebrate their neighbourhood.