Time To Register For Calgary Summer Camps
It's time again to start planning your summer camps registration. Selecting the right summer camp and activity can be a daunting task.
Calgary offers a large variety of supervised summer camps. Some of these provide specialized activities such as performing arts, technology, science, sports, outdoor adventures, music and more. Several of these organisations are city wide while others are administered at a local community level. Summer camps can further your Childs educational or cultural development. Summer camps may allow children to step out and do things they never thought possible in a safe and nurturing environment. Visit our Calgary Summer Camps page for a detailed list of summer camp providers.
Calgary Sled Island Musical Festival June 22nd to 26th
Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival that began in 2007. Sled Island Announces a Full Lineup for the 8th annual festival edition featuring over 250 bands, films, artists and comedians spread across 30+ venues concentrated in the downtown core and surrounding areas of Calgary.
Everyone who attends (even the programmers) has something new to see. This festival caters to people who aren't intimidated by not knowing something. It caters to those who are inspired by that. Visit the Sled Island web site for more information.
Canada Day YYC July 1st
On July 1, 250,000 people came out to help celebrate Canada's birthday. The festivities included a First Nations Powwow and a Living Flag activity on Prince's Island, Food Truck Roundup and DJs at Festival Market, a fantastic line-up of Canadian bands Dear Rouge, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith and Stars on the Riverfront Stage, and an amazing Fireworks display presented by Hudson’s Bay. Thank you to everyone who came to the celebrations downtown and helped make Canada's birthday a great one.
Visit the City of Calgary Canada Day YCC web site for more information.
Cyclepalooza Festival July 1st - 10th
Cyclepalooza is a community-driven, do-it-yourself bicycle festival held every summer in Calgary. Cyclepalooza brings people together through cycling for fun and transportation. Cyclepalooza is a volunteer-directed, community-based, bicycle-themed festival promoting arts, culture, events, and fun in Calgary.
It was formed out of the desire among Calgary area cyclists to bring more publicity and interest to cycling and its positive impacts on communities, and to bring communities together through cycling. BIKE PROM celebrates the kick off of Cyclepalooza’s 10 day bike festival! Join us in your snazziest prom attire for a night of bicycling, dancing, music, and goooooood times. Visit the Calgary Cyclepalooza Festival web site for more information.
Calgary Stampede July 8th to 17th
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth", attracts over one million visitors per year and features one of the world's largest rodeos, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
The event's roots are traced to 1886 when the Calgary and District Agricultural Society held its first fair. In 1912, American promoter Guy Weadick organized his first rodeo and festival, known as the Stampede. He returned to Calgary in 1919 to organize the Victory Stampede in honour of soldiers returning from World War I. Weadick's festival became an annual event in 1923 when it merged with the Calgary Industrial Exhibition to create the Calgary Exhibition and Stampede. Visit the Calgary Stampede web site for more information.
Calgary Folk Music Festival July 21st to the 44th
The Calgary Folk Music Festival will be held at Prince's Island Park. It is a multi-tentacled creature: one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals plus a year-round presenter of music, art and cultural performances at its own curated space, Festival Hall, the first of its kind for a music festival. The organization also spearheads key mentorship and educational programs (Boot Camp, the Song Contest, educational outreach) which are key to developing the skills and careers of Alberta’s budding songwriters and musicians. Visit the Calgary Folk Music Festival web site for more information.
Fiestaval Latin Festival July 22nd, 23rd & 24th
Fiestaval is a 3-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary.
To provide a free multicultural event of excellence promoting an opportunity to experience Latin American arts, rhythms, and flavors. Fiestaval will showcase the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. It will advocate cultural awareness and organize activities to enhance multiculturalism in Calgary. Visit the Fiestaval Latin Festival web site for more information.
Annual Multiple Miles for Myeloma July 23rd
Join the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society for their Annual Multiple Miles For Myeloma to save lives! This 5 km walk / 5 and 10 km run will feature entertainment, great food, door prizes, gifts for top donation earners, and medals for top runners. Proceeds from the Multiple Miles for Myeloma will support the University of Calgary Division of Hematology Research and Education Fund. Multiple Myeloma is an incurable blood cancer of the plasma cells with devastating symptoms - bone thinning and lesions develop causing bone pain, spontaneous fractures, and paralyzing spinal cord compressions. Register now online through the Southern Alberta Myeloma Patient Society web site.
Calgary International Blues Festival July 25th to 31st
Get ready for the party of the summer, when Calgary Bluesfest burns it up at Shaw Millenium Park, July 25th to the 31st, 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 11th 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.
Calgary Sun and Salsa Festival July 30th
It's all about having fun in the sun with this year's Inglewood Sunfest! This year we're adding more things to see and do, plus we'll still have all those favorite activities for the whole family. Join us from 11 am to 6 pm as the street comes alive with performers, vendors, and fantastic food. Make this the year you start a fun family tradition at the Sunfest! The Inglewood Sunfest is a FREE event so bring all your friends and family down for what will be a beautiful fun summer day!
Visit the Calgary Sun and Salsa Festival web site for more information.
Calgary International Fringe Festival July 29th to August 6th
The 2016 Calgary Fringe Festival will take place 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, for a total of over 160 performances. Visit the Calgary Fringe Festival web site for more information.
Historic Calgary Week July 22 to August 1
Time to plan for Historic Calgary Week. HCW 2016, a Chinook Country Historical Society program, will run from July 22 through August 1st, 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.
Visit the Chinook Country Historical Society web site for more information.
Expo Latino August 5th - 7th
Western Canada's largest latin festival will be held at Prince’s Island Park, 1st Avenue and 4th Street SW. Celebrating it's 20th anniversary. Creating experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people, music and dance.
The Hispanic Arts Society Pesident would like to welcome you to this year’s festival. Since the Society’s inception in 1987, we have been working towards the presentation of major productions. Visit the Calgary Expo Latino Festival web site for more information.
Chinatown Street Festival August 11th
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.
Afrikadey! August 10th to 13th
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 12th to 14th
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.
Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival August 213th - 14th
Held at North Glenmore Park. Calgary’s premier sport festivals, the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws +1250 competitors, +3500 spectators and an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences.
The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival is geared towards creating an unforgettable experience. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day. Visit the Calgary Dragon Boat Race and Festival web site for more information.
Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri August 13th
Held at the Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE. The Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri presents a wide variety Japanese cultural activities, music, dance, food and merchandise. Families and children of all ages are invited to join us.
“OMatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival”. Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese food and snacks, presentations of traditional music, dance and song, dramatic re-enactments of classic Japanese fairy tales, martial arts demonstrations, and more! Visit the Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri web site for more information.
Marda Gras Street Festival August 14th
This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday August 14th, 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.
Calgary International Reggae Festival Aug 18th - 20th
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.
Calgary GlobalFest August 18th to 27th
The groundwork for GlobalFest began in 1993 with the formation of The Calgary Fireworks Festival Society. The not-for-profit Society searched for a suitable fireworks launch site in Calgary for eight years to no avail. There were many potential sites, but none combined the suitable large viewing area, safety regulations, and ability to allow large-scale pyrotechnics to be launched. It wasn't until 2001 when the Society discovered Elliston Park in Calgary's Greater Forest Lawn district that the dream could now become reality.
GlobalFest burst onto the scene in 2003 with 10 cultural pavilions and three countries presenting pyromusicals in Calgary's very own international fireworks festival. On the fourth and final night of the festival, GlobalFest celebrated a remarkable accomplishment. The festival reached attendance of close to 100,000 in the very first year, making GlobalFest one of Calgary's top draws for local citizens and tourists alike. Visit the Calgary International Reggae Festival web site for more information.
Alberta Open Farm Days August 20th - 21st/h2>
Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food. As well, some of Alberta’s most talented chefs and rural communities will be hosting a memorable series of farm to table culinary events that will be held around the province, using Alberta farm products. Farms across the province will open their gates on August 23. Admission is free. Join us and explore Alberta this summer. Visit the Alberta Open Farm Days web site for more information.
Antiquing at the ARC August 20th - 21st
ANTIQUING at the ARC will be held at the Acadia Recreation Complex 240 - 90TH Avenue SE Calgary. On behalf of the show management and Canada’s leading Antique experts we welcome residents and visitors from across Calgary and surrounding areas to the Antiquing at the Arc Show
Top Dealers from across Canada offering very special inventory...Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains. They will bring their Best! Something for everyone. This is the Antique Show to attend. Adults $6.00 at the door Children 13 and under FREE with an adult Admission . ATM - Snack Bar - Wheelchair Accessible FREE PARKING LOCATION Acadia Recreation Complex
Visit the Antiquing at the ARC web site for more information.