Open Air in Central Memorial Park
Check out Open Air, a free concert in Central Memorial Park | Photo: Courtesy of Honens

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A new week brings a fresh selection of free events to savour. You can enjoy everything from live music to visual art this week, so take a look at what’s on and be sure to get out there!

Timeless Resonance

September 6, 2023, 12:10 – 1pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

For this concert, works by six living composers have been brought together to create a program that pushes the boundaries of traditional organ music. Each composition is a testament to the organ’s timeless grandeur.

Farmers & Makers Markets: Beltline & Sunalta

September 6 & 9, 2023
Central Memorial Park & Sunalta Community Association
Free to explore

Check out the Farmers & Makers Market at two locations this summer — Wednesdays at Central Memorial Park and Saturdays in the Sunalta neighbourhood. Each week, you’ll find local farmers and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.


September 7, 2023, 12noon
Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Join Arts Commons as it presents ArtsXpeditions, featuring a range of live music to energize your day. This week features Chantal Chagnon and Dancers in partnership with Cree8.

Bridgeland-Riverside Farmers Market

September 7, 2023, 3:30 – 7:30pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE)
Free to attend

Check out this weekly outdoor farmers’ market featuring over 30 vendors, food trucks, live music and kids activities, along with the Locally Grown Concert Series featuring awesome local bands.

Eastside Studio Crawl

September 9, 2023, 10am – 5pm
Inglewood & Ramsay area
Free to explore

Artists of Inglewood and Ramsay welcome you to the 20th Annual East Side Studio Crawl. Follow the red balloons to various studios and collectives in the area. Drop by to connect with artists and the community!

in a greenhouse

September 9, 2023, 12 – 5pm
Backyard (4611 Greenview Dr. NE)
Free to explore

For one day only, check out in a greenhouse for shimmering works from Lethbridge-based sculptor and crafter Arianna Richardson. in a greenhouse is a backyard project space organized and hosted by Logan Lape.

Anda Kubis: Languorous — Exhibition Opening

September 9, 2023, 2 – 4pm
Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Newzones Gallery presents Languorous, a solo exhibition of work by Canadian contemporary painter Anda Kubis. Check out the opening where they’ll welcome Kubis into the gallery for an artist talk on her new body of work.

Honens Festival: Open Air Calgary & High River

September 9 & 10, 2023, 2pm
Central Memorial Park (1221 2nd St. SW) & High River United Church (123 Macleod Trail S.)
Free to attend

Enjoy an afternoon in the park with pianists Illia Ovcharenko and Jon Kimura Parker, violinist Donovan Seidle, and the Ladom Ensemble for a family-friendly program from blazingly virtuosic Rachmaninov to charming salon pieces by Elgar and Albeniz.

Transit Tuesdays

September 12, 2023, 4:30pm
Century Gardens (826 8th St. SW)
Free to attend

Make your commute a little more exciting! Drop by Century Gardens every Tuesday to take in some special local music. Enjoy the sun, frolic in the splash pool and have a dance if you’re feeling it!

Summer On 17th

Until September 23, 2023
Tomkins Park (17th Ave. & 8th St. SW)
Free to attend

From movies in the park to live bands, theatrical performances and more, the 17th Ave Business Improvement Area is pulling out all the stops to ensure this summer is epic. Visit the website for details.

Summer Songs on Stephen Ave

Stephen Ave (8th Ave. SE)
Free to attend

Enjoy live local music on Stephen Ave this summer, supported by the Calgary Downtown Association. Check out the Stagehand website for the full schedule as well as other free concerts around the city!

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