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Postcards From Sled Island

From panels and film screenings to the return of the mixtape exchange and a very special collaborative album exclusive to Sled Island, take in an online or in-person event featuring filmed performances, guest appearances, documentaries, and hopefully some live music!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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Summer Serenades

Featuring such artists as Cowboy Junkies, Dan Magnan, Lido Pimienta, Shad, Skratch Bastid, Whitehorse and many more, the Calgary Folk Music Festival takes shape this year as Summer Serenades, a small step on the road to recovery for the festival, live music, and the arts.

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Historic Calgary Week

Join Chinook Country Historical Society to celebrate the history, culture, and community of Calgary with this year’s theme – Zooming Back: Unmasking Our History. With virtual and in-person events, and more than 55 different walks, talks, tours and presentations, there is something for everyone!

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Location: See website for detailsFree
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Carifest

Carifest returns! Join the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary as it celebrates 40 years of bringing Caribbean culture to Calgary! It will look different, but it will be a unique and memorable celebration as it brings back a mix of iconic Carifest experiences—be sure to check out the schedule!

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Location: Various VenuesFree
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Brazilian Folk Festival

This party promises lots of fun for all ages! Join the Brazilian Association for a traditional celebration of the harvest season in Brazil – their very own Brazilian Folk Festival! Admission is free, so invite your friends and share a bit of Brazil’s cultural heritage.

Showtime: 4:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW)Free
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Brazilian Folk Festival

The Brazilian Folk Festival’s July Party is coming up soon with an evening program followed by an afternoon program for kids the next day. A traditional celebration of the harvest season in Brazil, this is a free admission event, so feel free to invite your friends and share a bit of this cultural heritage.

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Calgary Bluesfest

Calgary Bluesfest celebrates its return with world class performances by some of Canada’s finest blues music! Enjoy music by Tom Lavin and the Legendary Powder Blues Band, Jack De Keyzer, Shakura S’Aida, Lance Anderson’s NOLA Parish, Steve Hill, MonkeyJunk, Bebe Buckskin, and more!

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Location: Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW)Prices Vary
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Calgary Fringe Festival

The 15th annual Calgary Fringe has some great things in store for fans with more ways to participate—pick and choose your adventure including live in front of a theatre audience, outdoors at the lawn chair fringe, or the digital theatre playhouse. Each performance will be a unique theatre experience!

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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Carifest

Carifest returns! Join the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary as it celebrates 40 years of bringing Caribbean culture to Calgary! It will look different, but it will be a unique and memorable celebration as it brings back a mix of iconic Carifest experiences—be sure to check out the schedule!

See website for schedule
Location: Various VenuesFree
A graphic for Carifest 2021

Carifest

Carifest returns! Join the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary as it celebrates 40 years of bringing Caribbean culture to Calgary! It will look different, but it will be a unique and memorable celebration as it brings back a mix of iconic Carifest experiences—be sure to check out the schedule!

See website for schedule
Location: Various VenuesFree
A graphic for Carifest 2021

Carifest

Carifest returns! Join the Caribbean Community Council of Calgary as it celebrates 40 years of bringing Caribbean culture to Calgary! It will look different, but it will be a unique and memorable celebration as it brings back a mix of iconic Carifest experiences—be sure to check out the schedule!

See website for schedule
Location: Various VenuesFree
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JazzYYC Summer Festival

With a focus on Alberta-based musicians, JazzYYC, Calgary’s jazz collaborative, presents this awesome lineup to enjoy live and in person. Performances include André Wickenheiser Sextet, Johnny Summers Quartet, Audrey Ochoa Quartet, Jim Brenan Quintet, and Terra Hazelton & Her Easy Answers. There’s even a free JazzWalk.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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GlobalFest

GlobalFest and the OneWorld Festival is returning to Elliston Park late this summer. With four stages with performances from cultural partners, and a delicious selection of international food booths, this festival caps off each night with a fireworks spectacular that pyromusical fans have come to expect.

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Woezo Africa Cultural Festival

The Woezo Africa Cultural Festival aims to share the level of artistry and innovation that exists within African culture and the African diasporic history through a series of interactive activities, artisan demonstrations, cultural performances, and workshops delivered virtually.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Time Island

Chrono masters have abducted people from various eras and cultures and placed them on Time Island. Check out this family-friendly event where period re-enactors, performers, storytellers, and an artisan market are certain to entertain all those the young at heart.

Questions?

Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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