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List of festivals in Calgary

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Festivals of Calgary
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The following is an incomplete list of annual festivals and cultural events in Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. This list includes festivals of diverse types, such as regional festivals, commerce festivals, fairs, food festivals, arts festivals, religious festivals, folk festivals, and recurring festivals on holidays. This list also includes festivals in the surrounding area.

Festivals by season


Whirling dervishes at Calgary Turkish Festival
Whirling dervishes at Calgary Turkish Festival
  • Fiestaval Latino Festival (July 21–22)[1]
  • Calgary Stampede (July)
  • Mexifest (July first weekend of Stampede))
  • Calgary Turkish Festival (July)[2]
  • Sun and Salsa Festival (July)[3]
  • Folk Music Festival (July)
  • Inglewood Sunfest (July)[4]
  • Morningside Music Bridge International Music Festival[5] (July)
  • Heritage Day Festival (first Monday of August)[6]
  • Chariot Festival of India (August)
  • Japanese festival Omatsuri (August)
  • When Words Collide (August)[7]
  • Calgary Corn Festival - Kingsland Farmers' Market (August)
  • Heritage Day Festival (first Monday of August)[8]
  • Calgary International Blues Festival (August long weekend)[9]
  • Taste of Calgary - food and drink festival (third weekend in August)[10]
  • Tabestoon Festival - Iranian Music, Art and Food (August)[11]
  • Summerstock (August)
  • Dragon Boat Festival (August)
  • Marda Loop[12] (August)
  • Chinatown Street Festival (August)
  • afrikadey (August)
  • Classical GuitarFestWest (August)[13]
  • Calgary Fringe Festival (August)[14]
  • International Reggae Festival (August)
  • Bow River Flow - Calgary's human-powered transportation festival (August)[15]
  • Mountain View International Festival of Song and Chamber Music[16]
  • GlobalFest - OneWorld Festival and International Fireworks Festival (August)
  • Expo Latino (August)
  • Calgary International Blues Festival (August)[17]
  • Victoria Park, Calgary Haultain and First Street Festival (September)[18]
  • FozzyFest (South Kananaskis) (Canada Day long weekend) - outdoor electronic music festival[19]
  • Badlands Music Festival
  • Chasing Summer Music Festival
  • SummersEND Music Festival[20]




Carifest 2007 opening day parade
Carifest 2007 opening day parade

Most attended festivals

Calgary Stampede

Rider at the Stampede Rodeo
Rider at the Stampede Rodeo

The city is famous for the Calgary Stampede, a large agricultural fair and rodeo held every July. The Stampede officially bills itself as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth". It features an internationally recognized rodeo competition, a midway, stage shows, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon races, First Nations exhibitions, and pancake breakfasts around the city. It is among the largest and most well known festivals in Canada. The event has a 108 year history. In 2005, attendance at the 10-day rodeo and exhibition totalled 1,242,928, which set a new record. Attendance at the Stampede Parade (North America's second longest parade), which takes place downtown on opening day, is usually somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000.[citation needed] During Stampede Week, many of the city's residents dress in country attire, and many businesses decorate their stores and offices in western style.[citation needed]

Lilac Festival

The Lilac Festival is an annual street festival held in Calgary, Alberta. In 2005 it had an estimated 120,000 attendance.[40] The festival takes place along the 13 blocks of 4th Street (between 13th Avenue South and Elbow Drive) in the Beltline and Mission neighborhoods.[40]

Sun and Salsa Festival

The Sun and Salsa Festival is an annual festival put on in the Kensington Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) of Calgary.[41][42][43][44][45] Attendance of the festival has grown to around 100,000 in 2010.[46]

See also


  1. ^ "Fiestaval Latin festival – Fiestaval Latin festival". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  2. ^ "CTF : Home". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  3. ^ Sun and Salsa Festival[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  5. ^ "Morningside Music Bridge - Mount Royal University - Calgary, Alberta, Canada". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  6. ^ "Calgary Folk Arts Council". Calgary Folk Arts Council. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  7. ^ "When Words Collide 2018". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  8. ^ "Calgary Folk Arts Council". Calgary Folk Arts Council. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  9. ^ McLeod, Cindy. "Calgary International Blues Festival Homepage". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  10. ^ "Taste of Calgary – Taste of Calgary". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  11. ^ "Tabestoon Festival 2016". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  12. ^ Information on Marda Gras Street Festival Archived 2011-04-13 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Programs, Classes & Private Lessons - Mount Royal University - Calgary, Alberta, Canada". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  14. ^ CARBON. "Calgary Fringe Festival". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  15. ^ "Bow River Flow".
  16. ^ "Mountain View Festival".
  17. ^ "Calgary Blues Festival". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  18. ^ "Homepage | Victoria Park Calgary". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  19. ^ FozzyFest (2011). "FozzyFest".
  20. ^ Badlands Music Festival (2013). "Badlands Music Festival". Archived from the original on 2013-04-26. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  21. ^
  22. ^ "Home | Calgary Corporate Challenge".
  23. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-18. Retrieved 2018-04-17.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  24. ^ "Home - Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival". Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  25. ^ Treemendus. "Treemendus - Home". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  26. ^ "2018 Festival". Picture this... film festival. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  27. ^ "Untitled 1". Archived from the original on 2018-03-19. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  28. ^ "Gluten Free Expo". Gluten Free Expo. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  29. ^ "MTT Fest".
  30. ^ "The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo".
  32. ^ "Calgary International Children's Festival | May 24 to 27, 2017". The Calgary International Children's Festival. Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  33. ^ "Otafest - May".
  34. ^ "Puppet Power - May". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-01-16.
  35. ^ "Commuter Challenge". Retrieved 2018-03-19.
  36. ^ "Light and Motion - June 11th and 12th". Archived from the original on 2011-01-20. Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  37. ^ "Sled Island Music Festival". Retrieved 2008-08-07.
  38. ^ "MEC Calgary Bikefest".
  39. ^ "MEC Calgary Paddlefest".
  40. ^ a b "Lilac Festival". 4th Street BRZ. Archived from the original on 2007-05-20. Retrieved 2007-04-30.
  41. ^ White, Tarina (2008-07-21). "Smokin' salsa social". Calgary Sun. Canoe Inc. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  42. ^ White, Tarina (2008-07-20). "Sun and Salsa suits Calgarians just fine". Calgary Sun. Canoe Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  43. ^ Sylvester, Krista (2008-07-21). "Sun and Salsa serves up spicy Sunday". Metro News (Calgary). Archived from the original on 2008-09-29. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  44. ^ Dormer, Dave (2008-07-20). "Sun-sational salsa adds spice to city". Calgary Sun. Canoe Inc. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  45. ^ "Kensington Heats Up With Sun and Salsa". Kensington BRZ. Archived from the original on 3 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  46. ^ Dormer, Dave (2010-07-25). "Street fest hot, hot, hot". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 9 August 2010.

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