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Market Collective

MC is celebrating their sixteen birthday! Get on your party shoes and join them at MC Sweet 16. As always expect live music, lots of local vendors and so much more. It’s the perfect time to get your shopping done! Kids 12 and under are admitted free.

see website for schedule
Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. SW)$7
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Calgary Horror Con

Calgary Horror Con consists of 150 horror vendors, a full international film festival, panels, celebrity signings and photo ops. Various celebrity guests will be joining this year, including Alyssa Sutherland (Evil Dead Rise) and someone we all know as Damien-Harvey Stephens (The Omen) and more!

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SUNNY Soul Jam

Presented by Calgary ReggaeFest, celebrate at this family friendly event in the heart of Calgary with great music, great food and great friends. It’s not every day you get to Reggae! Listen to live music from exciting local, national and international performers.

Showtime: 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: ContainR in Sunnyside (1020 2 Ave. NW)$40
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The Market @ cSPACE Marda Loop

From handmade crafts to farm-fresh produce, the market offers something for everyone.Families can enjoy free kids’ activities led by professional artist-teachers from Jube School,while live performances by artists in Calgary’s exciting local music scene add to theatmosphere.

Showtime: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29 Ave. SW)Free
Neighbour Day

Neighbour Day at Calgary Public Library

Neighbour Day is Calgary’s celebration of community connection. Celebrate at your nearby library location, with special programming at several locations with an Indigenous Placemaking installation. Gather for Elder Storytime and enjoy Indigenous refreshments and performances by Indigenous artists.

Showtime: 10:00am
Location: Various venuesFree
Neighbour Day Art Festival

Neighbour Day Art Festival

Free mini art festival hosted by Framed on Fifth with 20 local artists displaying their craft and showing how they create. They’ll have artists demonstrating oil, pastel, acrylic, pencil, printmaking, textiles, glass & wood carving, jewelry and more. Join in on the fun!

Showtime: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Framed on Fifth (1207 5 Ave. NW)Free
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Children’s Festival

Step into a world of wonder at Heritage Park’s Children’s Festival, a day filled with endless fun for the little ones! Let their imaginations run wild with a kids-only market, face painting, live music, puppet theatre, play areas, lots of sweet treats, crafts, family games and much more.

Showtime: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW)$22.95 - $34.95
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Easy Days Pop-Up Market

Easy Days Pop-Up Markets are back in East Village! Hosted by All Things GQ, these markets showcase local designers, artists, creators, clothing curators and more. With a full day of local businesses, live music and food trucks, Easy Days markets are free to attend and open to all!

Showtime: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: RiverWalk Plaza (just north of 632 Confluence Way SE)Free
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Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies

Join AAWC for the official kick off the Aboriginal Awareness Week at the opening ceremonies. This is a free, open to all to come acknowledge, honour and celebrate Indigenous peoples’ rich and diverse culture. There will be entertainment, speeches, vendors and snacks!

Showtime: 11:45am – 1:30pm
Location: Olympic Plaza (228 8 Ave. SE)Free
Walk for Reconciliation

Walk for Reconciliation

All are welcome to join the Walk for Reconciliation for an opportunity to reflect on the difficult history and atrocities of residential schools in Canada, the legacies of survivors, and steps we can take in the healing process as we move towards a stronger future together.

Showtime: 8:00am
Location: See website for detailsFree
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Rhinestone Cowboy

Get into the Western spirit by popping down to Tomkins Park this weekend to explore the vintage market and perfect your line-dancing skills at the 17th Ave. BIA’s Rhinestone Cowboy dance party. Grab a chair and listen to the live music from local performers.

Showtimes Vary
Location: Tomkins Park (17 Ave. & 8 St. SW)Free
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One — World Goes Bollywood

One — World Goes Bollywood promises an immense array of dynamic and visually stunning performances from some of Alberta’s most accomplished and promising artists. This exciting and unique presentation will showcase circus performers, belly dance, theatrical pieces, hip-hop, Bollywood, collaborative pieces, contemporary, salsa and more.

Crafted

CRAFTED

At CRAFTED, you can savour a variety of award-winning micro brews, shop exquisite, handcrafted steins and more from Alberta artisans, and indulge in gourmet dishes that will tantalize your taste buds. Join in for an afternoon filled with the finest beer, craft, and food in town. Let’s raise a glass to craftmanship!

Showtime: 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Various venuesFree
Tipi Raising Lougheed House

Tipi Raising at Lougheed House

Blackfoot Elder Joyce Healy (Ussangahgee/Always Singing Woman) joins Loughheed House for the raising of a Blackfoot lodge on the Lougheed House grounds. Stop by throughout the day for free admission, participate in the raising and lowering of the Blackfoot lodge, hear Joyce tell Blackfoot stories, and take part in Indigenous games!

Showtime: 11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW)Free
GlobalFest Mini OneWorld Festival

GlobalFest OneWorld Picnic

Witness a sneak peak of GlobalFest through the mini OneWorld Festival. Check out the gathering of various cultural pavilions on site and experience demonstrations, displays and vendors. Then, grab a bite from our food trucks on site and enjoy your lunch while viewing our fantastic performance groups from many different cultures.

Showtime: 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Harley Hotchkiss Gardens (611 4 St. SW)Free
NIGHTSHADES

NIGHTSHADES

Calling all music and poetry lovers, artists, and the entire creative community! Join Springboard for a captivating evening that beautifully combines poetry, hip hop, and jazz and invites you into the magic. Featuring: Audrey Lane & Your Moms, Orlando Retana, Wayne Garrett, ZHE The Free, OTO Big Tones, & Nasty G.

Showtime: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Location: containR (1020 2 Ave. NW)$6.16 - $16.66

Questions?

Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 118 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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