Historic Calgary Week July 24th to August 4th
Time to plan for Historic Calgary Week. HCW 2014, a Chinook Country Historical Society program, will run from July 25 through August 4, highlighting our cultural, institutional, industrial, architectural, sporting and military heritage, including the celebration of milestones such as: Heritage Park's 50th anniversary, the Palliser Hotel's 100th anniversary and the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. Travel North to Airdrie, West to Morley and South to Okotoks and High River to explore the contribution of these areas to our growth as a city and a province. The biennial Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards and Gala celebration will be presented during HCW 2014 on July 31 at Theatre Junction Grand.
Visit the Chinook Country Historical Society web site for more information.
Calgary International Blues Festival July 28th to Aug 3rd
Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 31st to August 3rd, when a full week of activities culminates in 4 days & nights of non-stop, world class blues on our Mainstage and at the nightly Twilight Blues Series dance parties.
Join the party to kick off the 10th Annual Calgary Bluesfest and help to celebrate CBMA volunteers, who are some of the finest on the planet! All are welcome. Visit the Calgary International Blues Festival web site for more information.
Inglewood Sunfest August 2
The Inglewood Sunfest proudly showcases talent from Calgary and around the world. We focus on interactive, fun, and family friendly acts and activities. Be prepared to be wowed. From daring sword swallowers to unicycle riding the Sunfest has an eclectic program of entertainment sure to please everyone in your family - we guarantee it! Visit the Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society web site for more information.
Calgary International Fringe Festival August 1st to 9th
The 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival will take place Fri Aug 1 thru to Sat Aug 9 in historical Inglewood. Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals. The first Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and has grown into one of the biggest arts festivals in the world. The second-largest Festival in North America is in Edmonton, Alberta , and draws nearly 800,000 attendees a year!
The Calgary Fringe will host a combination of local, national, and international productions – 26 altogether, for a total of over 160 performances over 9 days. Visit the Calgary Fringe Festival web site for more information.
Afrikadey! August 6th to 9th
Afrikadey! Festival, a week-long celebration of the music, food, dance, theatre, film, literature and visual arts of Africa and her descendant cultures. These events take place at different venues all over the city with a final day of music on Prince's Island. The Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society shares the rich creative works of African cultures - from the continent and throughout the Diaspora - with Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life. We create and stage events that bring these artistic traditions to vibrant, joyous life for audiences who might otherwise not get to experience them.
Visit the Afrikadey! Arts & Culture Society web site for more information.
When Words Collide Festival August 8th to 10th
When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists and publishers of commercial and literary fiction, including genre, YA, Childrens books, and Poetry. The festival brings together the literary community, both readers and writers, in Calgary and beyond, for a sharing of information, for learning, and to build a sense of community.
We would like a broad presence of local writers and other experts not only attending, but participating on panels. Visit the When Words Collide web site for more information.
Chinatown Street Festival August 9
First introduced in 2010, this Avenue is full of Fusion Cultural Activities. There is a stage where Music Performances will be showcased, that includes sessions of karaoke entertainment, Chinese traditional music performance, and drama skits. It is dubbed as a retro Hong Kong Style Flea Market in the 70s. This is fuelled by new community partners in Bow River Flow, Wish Tree Youth Engagement Tent, the Alberta Yo-Yo Club, Calgary Samba, the Calgary Junior Chess Club, Global Fest, Children’s Art & Craft Tent, Harmony Gu-Zheng Ensemble, Chinese Calligraphy Demonstration, Chinatown Wall Mural Tour and much more.
The footprint of the Festival has been expanded to cater the ever growing participation. In 2010, Chinatown Street Festival (CSF) attracted over 70,000 patrons throughout the day in Chinatown. It has been a premiere summer multi-cultural festival, which has a combination of food & merchant booths and entertainment. Visit the Calgary Chinese Merchants Association web site for more information.
Marda Gras Street Festival August 10th
This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday August 10th, the streets of Marda Loop will come alive for the 30th time with this New Orleans themed festival. The sights and sounds of New Orleans; purple, green and gold pageantry; a variety of high quality cultural performers, dance groups and musicians; outdoor activities; and a wide variety of delicious cuisine draws kids of all ages to this popular festival every year. Free parking will be provided by the Military Museums.
The Marda Gras Street Festival attracts some 35,000 people to Marda Loop for a fun-filled and family-friendly event that embraces the culture and cuisine of New Orleans. Visit the Marda Loop Marda Gras Street Festival web site for more information.
Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament! August 15th
The Federation of Calgary Communities is excited to announce that registration is open for our 2nd Annual Chip In Fore Communities Golf Tournament! This year’s tournament will take place on Friday, August 15, 2014 at The Canal at Delacour Golf Club, and we hope to see you there!
Registration fees cost the same as last year at $150 for an individual golfer and a discounted rate of $575 for a foursome, so visit the Federation of Calgary Communities for more information and to sign-up today. Registration fees include lunch, a round of golf with a power cart, dinner, and the chance to win amazing prizes. Make sure to invite your friends, family, and coworkers to “be part of it” and support community associations - the largest collective volunteer movement in the city - by taking part in a day of golf, networking, and most importantly, fun!
This golf tournament will help raise funds for the Federation of Calgary Communities to continue providing programs and services that help community associations and their volunteers build capacity, support and mobilize residents, and be on the front lines of important issues in your neighbourhoods.
Calgary International Reggae Festival Aug 14th to 16th
Experience why this Calgary family event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. Chill out with a brew in The Village, hang with the kids in the Zone, savor the flavours of island spices and see what souvenir you’d like to take home.
In October of 2003, six Calgarians came together with the same vision – to increase the awareness of Reggae Music in Western Canada and to provide an avenue where this music can be heard. The Calgary Reggae Festival Society (CRFS) was formed. CRFS is set on a mission to promote local, regional and national awareness of Reggae Music in Canada and will also strive to lobby mainstream media to give the music more airplay. The Calgary International Reggae Festival is one of the largest reggae music festivals outside of southern Ontario. Visit the Calgary International Reggae Festival web site for more information.