A graphic for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra's Under the Influence Festival

Under the Influence Festival

A raucous and unforgettable musical journey that shines a light on the iconoclasts whose creativity has led to profound artistic upheaval, join the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra for this boundary-pushing festival.

An artist draws in the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo's Artist Alley

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

Love superheroes? How about comics? And what about science fiction? If you said yes to any of those questions, you need to hit up this annual pop culture extravaganza.

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.