Asian Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with 19 outstanding curated events for you by the Asian Heritage Foundation. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of pan-Asian Canadian heritage with events like the FascinAsian Film Festival, the Harmony Guzheng Concert, the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival and more!
Farmers & Makers Market Beltline
Located in Calgary’s oldest public park, The Farmers & Makers Market takes place every Wednesday among the beautiful gardens and water features of Central Memorial Park. Each week, you’ll find 45+ local farms and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.
Calgary Black Film Festival
The Calgary Black Film Festival #CBFF23, is back! Through 40 films and various panels, this hybrid third edition is aimed at the public from all communities as it highlights the talent of creators from diverse backgrounds and makes room for them to reflect on the issues they face.
Festival of Quilts
Western Canada’s largest outdoor quilt show features a marvellous collection of quilts displayed throughout Heritage Park. The festival also features two special lecture workshops, a trunk show and a Merchant’s Mall with several local quilting vendors. And of course the Historical Village is open with all your favourites!
Panel One Comic Creator Festival
Uncover a treasure trove of creativity at the Panel One Comic Creator Festival! This amazing annual event is a celebration of local comic book creators, showcasing over 50 talented artists and writers. Don’t miss the opportunity to discover new favourite comic series and meet the amazing Canadian talent behind them.
Farmers & Makers Market Sunalta
The Farmers & Makers Market is excited to bring their market to inner-city residential neighbourhood of Sunalta, located just west of downtown. Every Saturday, you’ll find 50+ local farms and producers, food trucks, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.
Family Puppet Festival Day
WP Puppet Theatre is partnering with Highland Park Community Association for the second Family Puppet Festival Day, with this year’s theme water, featuring: Walter the Water Droplet” a micro puppet show, puppet making stations, information and displays on water stewardship, puppet yard sale and more!
Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival
Join Calgary Queer Arts Society at The Globe for the 25th edition of the Fairy Tales Queer Film Festival presented by RBC. Check out what’s playing at Canada’s longest-running all-queer film festival and grab your passes!
The Black & White Ball
DJD’s annual fundraising party, The Black & White Ball is a one of a kind evening where guests gather in their Black & White finest and dance the night away to live music by Penguins on Broadway and a DJ, enjoy impromptu performances by the DJD Company and guests, bid on fantastic items in the
Check out this three day indoor and outdoor concert featuring 3 Toronto headliners and 40 local performers, A fashion show with 14 local brands, and art showcase. The festival is all ages, so fun for the whole family.
Crescent Heights Night Market Fest
Have you heard? There’s a new and exciting market coming to the Crescent Heights Neighbourhood. Head over on alternating Wednesday evenings and find your new favourites and support local and small YYC businesses. Free admission for all ages. See you there!
Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. The five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of music, comedy, film and art as well as over 40,000 attendees across multiple venues. Don’t miss it!
Night Markets at Heritage Park
On Saturdays this summer, Heritage Plaza and promenade in the front parking lots will be taken over by vendors. Shop their local vendors, explore the shops in the Plaza, grab a bite to eat and be entertained!
Celebrate Canada Day in historic Bowness at the second annual BownessFest Canada Day Festival featuring a stellar line-up of musical and cultural performers, mouthwatering food, an incredible outdoor market with handmade and artisan goods, as well as a free community BBQ, face painting, carnival games, and more!
Calgary Folk Music Festival
Late sunsets, long summer nights and golden moments lounging in the grass to musical medleys. All those feelings and more are coming to the 44th annual Calgary Folk Music Festival powered by ATB featuring Digable Planets, Tanya Tucker, Fantastic Negrito, Bahamas, The Weather Station, Aysanabee and more!
Calgary International Blues Festival
The 19th annual Calgary International Blues Festival celebrates the best in blues with a full week of workshops, concerts and special events including 4 days & nights of non-stop music on MainStage followed by the nightly Twilight Blues dance parties. Plus an arts market, beer tent, food trucks & more!
Great Outdoors Comedy Festival
The Great Outdoors Comedy Festival returns to Calgary! On Saturday, Jonathan Van Ness leads the way with a uniquely funny performance alongside Drag Race favourites Monet X Change and Priyanka. On Sunday, Andrew Schulz takes over with his notoriously hilarious comedy, with Annie Lederman and more to come!
Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at email@example.com.