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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!

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.

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!

TD JazzYYC Summer Festival

June 29 – July 3, 2022
Various venues

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.


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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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.


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!

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!

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.


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.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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