Two small dogs and a sign that says, dog parade here, July 20

Garden Festival

Bigger and better than ever, you need to head to the Lougheed House for this free summer festival. With six days of programming in the heart of the Beltline, it’s your chance to enjoy concerts, games, tours, live performances, and so much more.

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A performer in a glittering outfit stands in the Grandstand crowd

Calgary Stampede

From food to music, agriculture to rodeo, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth is bound to amaze. This year’s Calgary Stampede is home to a stellar lineup of events, so make the most of it with these tips and not-to-be-missed attractions.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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