A concert on the skywalk at the National Music Centre

International Jazz Day(s)

Get ready, one jazzy party is about to begin! Calgary is one of the only cities in the world to take the inspiration from International Jazz Day and expand it into a full festival so join JazzYYC for this year’s celebration.

The audience fills a theatre at the Calgary Underground Film Festival

Calgary Underground Film Festival

Elevating Calgary’s cultural landscape with the best in international independent cinema, the Calgary Underground Film Festival returns for its 16th year.

Timely Tasty Talks, Make Your Worldview Soar, April 6 to 13, 2019

Timely Tasty Talks

Did you know that Wordfest has an awesome April festival? Get out of the house and expand your mind with Timely Tasty Talks. The week-long lineup features authors Jason Logan, Yasuko Thanh, and many more.

A photo of the audience dancing at a Sled Island show

Spring Festival Guide

Summer might be Calgary’s festival favourite, but spring brings several treats worth checking out. From events showcasing emerging artists and diverse cultures to film and street festivals, there’s something for everyone.

A poster for Alchemy: Festival of Student Work at the University of Calgary


A celebration of dance, drama, music, and interdisciplinary performance, the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts’ festival of student work unites disciplines once again.

A poster for 2019's Calgary Region One Act Play Festival at the Pumphouse Theatres

Calgary Region One Act Play Festival

See original one-act plays as the Pumphouse Theatre and Alberta Drama Festival Association team up for the 36rd annual Calgary Region One Act Play Festival.

A puppet fellow waits on the CTrain platform as a train goes by

Festival of Animated Objects

Did you know that Calgary is a hot spot for the art of puppetry? Every two years the Festival of Animated Objects awakens the inanimate, giving expression to the inert. Don’t miss this lineup of innovative storytelling.

Graphic for the Artifact Small Format Film Festival

Artifact Small Format Film Festival

An international celebration of creative storytelling and Calgary’s only celluloid-based festival offering, the Artifact Small Format Film Festival returns.

A photo of Ellen McIlwaine holding three guitars

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Shake off the winter blahs with the best in blues and check out the Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest as it returns with a full week of concerts, workshops, screenings, and so much more. Don’t miss this top-notch lineup.