Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Festival Photo: Courtesy of Calgary Folk Music Festival June 21, 2022 - Sep. 22, 2022 Summer Festivals Festivals you have to check out this summer Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary The long days of summer have arrived and that means it’s outdoor festival season in Calgary. There’s a ton of action over the next few months, so make sure to get out there and experience everything our city has to offer! June Sled Island June 22 – 26, 2022 Various venues Prices vary With a multitude of music, comedy, film and visual art offerings, Sled Island is a must-see for any festival fan. And with guest curator Sudan Archives leading the way, it’s going to be one for the record books. Headliners include Princess Nokia, Alex Cameron, Sasami, and Pears. sledisland.com The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival June 24 – 26, 2022 Prince’s Island Park (698 Eau Claire Ave. SW) $49 – $199 The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival aims to create a diverse, inclusive and safe festival experience that celebrates all forms of performance comedy, from locals to superstars. Catch Amy Schumer, Nick Swardson, Pete Davidson and many others! greatoutdoorscomedyfestival.com TD JazzYYC Summer Festival June 29 – July 3, 2022 Various venues $149.99 The TD JazzYYC Summer Festival brings jazz music to mainstage venues with late-night concerts, jams, free public workshops, and the signature JazzWalk. The festival features musicians from Alberta and beyond, and you can expect to enjoy both virtual and in-person shows. jazzyyc.com July BownessFest July 1, 2022, 10:00am – 9:00pm Our Lady of Assumption School (7311 34th Ave. NW) Free to attend The first annual BownessFest Canada Day festival comes to the heart of Calgary’s northwest and includes over 30 musical and cultural performers, a food truck pavilion, a local vendor market with over 50 local vendors and a free community BBQ, plus family activities, contests, prizes and more! bownessfest.ca Badlands Music Festival July 7 – 17, 2022 Various venues Prices vary Presented by Blueprint Alberta and Live Nation Alberta, Badlands Music Festival is back and they can’t wait to see you in downtown Calgary this summer. Make sure to check out acts like The Chainsmokers, Marc Rebillet, Don Toliver and more! badlandsmusicfest.com Roundup Music Festival July 13, 2022 Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW) $120 – $269 The Roundup Music Festival brings internationally acclaimed artists to the stage in a first-class outdoor music festival format. This year’s headliners include The Offspring, Young the Giant, The Srumbellas and Said the Whale. roundupmusicfest.com July 15 – 17, 2022 Highfield Regenerative Farm (1920 Highfield Cres. SE) $39 – $100 Embrace the magic of community through live music, big art, dance music, artisans, horticulture and local vendors. Witness grassroots connection, learn, dance, perform and celebrate in a space dedicated to positivity and creation. inspirefest.ca Calgary Folk Music Festival July 21 – July 24, 2022 Prince’s Island Park (698 Eau Claire Ave. SW) $40 – $120 Immerse yourself in an enthralling four days of song and dance at the 43rd annual Calgary Folk Music Festival. With 70 artists, seven stages, beer gardens, a food truck alley, an arts market and a family zone, the Calgary Folk Fest has something for everyone! calgaryfolkfest.com Fiestaval — Festival Latino July 22 – July 24, 2022 Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SE) Free to attend A free multicultural celebration of Latin American culture, Fiestaval features live music, dance lessons, authentic Latin food and Latin handicrafts, beer gardens, a kid’s area, and much more! Held in the heart of downtown Calgary, be sure to swing by this fun festival. fiestaval.ca Calgary Bluesfest July 25 – July 31, 2022 Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW) $40 – $135 Calgary Bluesfest is a jam-packed week of blues workshops, concerts and special events. Enjoy world-class music, colourful arts market, delicious cuisine and cold beverages. Don’t forget your dancing shoes! calgarybluesfest.com ChamberFest West July 27 – July 31, 2022 Various venues Prices vary The inaugural ChamberFest West features a curated mix of original, fun and uplifting chamber music performances from an international cast of extraordinary musicians. Get tickets to individual concerts or opt for a festival pass to see all five concerts. chamberfestwest.com Terminus Monolith July 28 – July 31, 2022 Dickens Pub (1000 9th Ave. SW) $41.50 – $237.50 Join Terminus Festival for an ultimate weekend of fun! The annual dark electronic, synth, darkwave, post-punk, EBM, and industrial music festival features bands from all over the world. This year’s acts include IAMX, ACTORS, Kite and many more! terminus-festival.com Calgary Fringe Festival July 29 – August 6, 2022 Various Venues $0 – $20 Make The Calgary Fringe Festival your Summer Fringe-cation and go see live acts presented by artists from across the globe! The Calgary Fringe Festival is an open-access performing arts festival that provides performance opportunities for theatre/performing artists of all disciplines. calgaryfringe.ca Chasing Summer July 30 & July 31, 2022 Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds $109.95 – $249.95 Western Canada’s largest outdoor electronic music festival brings two days of electronic music to Calgary with a lineup that includes Excision, Armin van Buuren, Loud Luxury, Fisher and many more! chasingsummerfestival.com August BUMP Festival August 1 – 28, 2022 Various venues Free to explore With more local, national, and international artists joining this annual mural extravaganza, the Beltline Urban Murals Project is turning Calgary into an expansive open-air art gallery. Check out a mural tour, live music and shows, a movie screening, or the always-bumping graffiti jam. yycbump.ca Carifest August 12 & 13, 2022 Shaw Millennium Park (1220 9th Ave. SW) Free to attend Get ready for another spectacular Caribbean celebration of music, costumes, tradition and culture! This year’s Carifest happens live and in person! All are invited to experience international artists, DJs and more! carifestcalgary.com Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” August 13, 2022 Max Bell Centre (1001 Barlow Tr. SE) Free to attend Omatsuri is the Japanese term for a traditional festival. Visitors will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance and song, martial arts demonstrations, and more! calgaryjapanesefestival.com Marda Gras Street Festival August 14, 2022, 10:00am – 5:00pm Marda Loop (33rd Ave. SW between 19th and 22nd St.) Free to explore Walk the street and reconnect with your community. Enjoy four street performer corners with a full lineup of music, dance and magic shows while you check out a variety of products and services from local businesses and artisans. visitmardaloop.com GlobalFest August 18 – August 27, 2022 Elliston Park (11827 68th St. SE) $11 – $184 GlobalFest is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multicultural communities, featuring pavilions, food trucks, performances, children’s programming, and international fireworks. The 2022 event showcases presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from India, Austria, France, and Germany, plus a Canadian-produced finale. globalfest.ca Chinatown Street Festival August 20, 2022, 11:00am – 7:00pm See website for details Free to attend Chinatown Street Festival is a one-day free entry event for everyone — enjoy activities for both big and small humans with over 40 food, merchandise and cultural tents, as well as a kids’ fun zone and food trucks for everyone to enjoy! visitcalgarychinatown.com Calgary Pride August 26 – September 5, 2022 Various venues Prices vary Calgary Pride returns to in-person programming for the 2022 Pride season! Thousands gather at this annual event to celebrate the diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A variety of events run throughout August, including the annual Calgary Pride Parade & Festival. calgarypride.ca September Fiesta Filipino September 2 – 4, 2022 Olympic Plaza (228 8th Ave. SW) Free to attend Fiesta Filipino is the biggest and most colourful street party that showcases the vibrant Filipino and Asian Communities in Alberta. Experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of Filipino culture and heritage! facebook.com Honens Festival September 8 – 11, 2022 Various venues To be announced The annual Honens Festival is one of Canada’s premier classical music events, intended to share Esther Honens’ love of world-renowned music with Albertans every year. honens.com Have a festival that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.