Summer is here! Enjoy the summer mountain air, let loose at the best festivals of the season and get working on that perfect tan. Make the most of summer with all the amazing things to see and do in Calgary.

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Alberta Food Tours
10% off any food tour when you use promo code CFTCAPTURE

Bow Cycle
15% off when you use promo code VisitCalgary17

Calaway Park
37% off when you book a Playcation Deal

Calgary Stampeders
Multiple game day deals

Calgary Tower
Buy one admission get one 1/2 off

Calgary Zoo
Brand New Land of Lemurs Exhibit

Contemporary Calgary
Free admission

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
25% off admission and a free gift

Executive Royal Hotel Calgary Zoo Package
Starting at $185 per night

Executive Royal Hotel Calaway Park Package
Starting at $185 per night

Heritage Park
50% off the second admission when you use promo code TC2017

$129 Festival Pass or 20% off regular ticket price

The Military Museums
Free youth/child admission with purchase of one adult admission

National on 10th 
Free bowling for one hour when you use promo code BOWLTOUR

National (four locations)
Patios, games, happy hour deals, and brunch at all National locations

Old Bratwurst Wagon
Lunch from $4.99

Red Arrow Country Thunder Package
10% off when you use promo code YYCThunder17

Ricardo's Hideaway
$10 cocktails

2 for 1 day passes when you use promo code canada150

Skyline Luge
3 rides for $23

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre
20% off general admission when you use promo code SBsummer2017

Tango Bistro
10% off dinner bill (print coupon)

Multiple offers



Sled Island – June 20-25

Spruce Meadows North American' CSI 5 – July 5-9

Calgary Stampede – July 7-16

Electric Summer Nights – July 8, 13, 14

Milky Way Nights – July 20, 21, 22 August 17, 18, 19

Fiestaval Latin Festival – July 21-23

Bragg Creek Days - July 21-23

Calgary Folk Music Festival – July 27-30

Spruce Meadows Pan American' CSI 5 – June 27- July 2

Packwood Grand Horse Race – July 29

Calgary International Blues Festival – July 31 – August 6

Franco Festival Calgary – August 4-6

Calgary Fringe Festival – August 4-12

Inglewood Sunfest – August 5

Chasing Summer – August 5-6

Heritage Day Festival – August 7

Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival  – August 12-13

Peeled: Calgary Cocktail Festival - August 12-14

Marda Gras Street Festival – August 13

GlobalFest – August 15- 26

Reggae Fest- August 17-19

Country Thunder – 18-29

Expo Latino – August 18-20

Pride Parade and Festival – August 25 – September 4

Greenway 150 Family Shindig - September 2

Calgary Highland Games – September 3

Circle the Wagons – September 9

Beakerhead – September 13-17

Heritage Park


Snap that picture-perfect photo that will always remind you about how you made summer 2017 one for the books with one of these great family-friendly events.

BATL Grounds Axe Throwing

Capture the Flag Paintball, Airsoft & Archery Tag

Calgary Archery Centre

Calgary Climbing Centre

Calgary Stampeders Football

Flying Trapeze

Lazy Day Raft Rentals

Nomad Mobile Gear Rentals

Outdoor Cook-Out at North Glenmore Park

Outdoor Cook-Out/Picnic at Sandy Beach

Outdoor Cook-Out/Picnic at Stanley Park

The Paddle Station

Picnic at Prince’s Island Park

Picnic at St. Patrick's Island Park

Rath Bicycle

Rampage City Paintball

River Valley Adventure Co. Calgary Segway Tours

Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures

Shakers Fun Centre

Skyline Luge Calgary

University of Calgary Outdoor Centre

WinSport Monster Zipline

Live concerts and entertainment


Don’t miss the chance to see these world-class performers showcase their talent in Calgary.

Arts Commons

iitahwáákomímmotsiiyo’p: what makes us love each other – June 5 – August 25

Put the “Her” in Heritage – June 5 – August 28

The Land Persists – June 5 – August 25

Walking to Save On, Lucidity, and Rainbow Fisher – June 5 – August 25

Sci-Fi Spectacular: Star Wars to Star Trek – June 16-17

Glenn Miller Orchestra – June 29

The 8th Annual TEDxYYC – June 23

Bella Concert Hall

Rodney Crowell with Special Guest Joe Robinson – August 15

Kenny and Dolly…Together Again – September 10

BMO Centre

Die Antwoord- August 30

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

John Michael Montgomery with Charlie Major – August 25

Randy Bachman with Hey Romeo – August 26

Calgary Stampede Coca-Cola Stage

USS – July 7

Theory of a Deadman – July 8

Sabrina Carpenter – July 9

Nelly Furtado – July 10

Marianas Trench – July 11

The Strumbellas – July 12

Alessia Cara – July 13

Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals – July 14

Whitehorse – July 15

July Talk – July 16

Commonwealth Bar & Stage

Chali 2na – July 5

Blind Pilot – August 7

SUSTO w/ guests – August 8

Cowboys Dance Hall

Cole Bradley – June 23

Cowboys Music Festival Patio Party Ft. Emerson Drive – July 7

The Chainsmokers – July 9

The Offspring/ Sublime with Rome – July 10

Dustin Lynch & Brothers Osborne & Brett Kissel – July 11

Diplo – July 12

Big Sean & Fetty Wap – July 16

Deerfoot Inn & Casino

Cinderella’s Tom Keifer – July 1

Pink Floyd Tribute – July 29

Rob Schneider – August 26

Grey Eagle Resort & Casino

World Renowned Illusionist Darcy Oak – June 23 

Alberta Provincial Bodybuilding Championship – June 24

RUSS – The Wake Up Tour – August 4

Huey Lewis and The News – August 29

Rise Against – September 16

Habitat Living Sound


PRISM – June 17

Mark Farina – July 1

The HiFi Club

Max Ulis, Lorne B + Wax Romeo – June 17

Richie Hawtin – June 28

Falcons – July 1

Roni Size – July 6

Jubilee Auditorium

Ryan Adams – June 22

Bob Dylan & His Band – July 16

Rodriguez – August 3

k.d. lang  – August 23-24

Googoosh – September 16

MacEwan Hall & Ballroom

Echo & The Bunnymen – August 6

The Decemberists – August 9

GOJIRA w/ Pallbearer – August 11

Spoon w/ guests – August 31

The Minimalists – Less Is Now Tour – September 9

Marquee Beer Market & Stage

Project 46 – June 23

Rich Chigga – June 30

Tropkillaz – July 13

I Mother Earth – July 29

Against Me! – September 6

The Palace Theatre

Aaron Prichett – June 29

Tiger Army and Murder By Death – July 6

Shakey Graves – August 11

Simple Plan – September 8

Scotiabank Saddledome

Johnny Reid – July 12

Brooks & Dunn – July 13

Alabama – July 14

Usher & the Roots – July 15

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy – July 16

One Republic – August 9

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

RBC Master in Residence: Richie Hawtin – June 28

Canada Day at Studio Bell – July 1

More Live Entertainment

Deanne Matley Duo at UNTITLED Champagne Lounge – June 8, 15, 22, 29

Heritage Park Music in the Plaza – July 5 – August 30

Sam Roberts Band – July 9



Calgary’s creative spirit comes alive this summer with world-class drama from local productions.

Alberta Ballet

The Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires – September 21-23

Alberta Theatre Projects

The Last Wife – September 12-30

Broadway Across Canada

The Phantom of the Opera – August 9-20

Calgary Opera

Brett Polegato- And So It Goes – Aug. 19

Cinderella – August 12, 13, 19, 20

South Pacific – August 10-13, 17-20

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Flashdance an 80’s Flashback – June 23 – August 27

Greased 2 – September 1 – October 29

Stage West

Murder for Two – June 30 – September 3

Theatre Calgary

Blow Wind High Water – September 5-30

Shakespeare by the Bow – June 20 – August 27

Vertigo Theatre

The Big Sleep – September 17 – October 16

Just Outside Calgary

Rosebud Theatre (Rosebud, AB)

The Spitfire Grill – June 16 – September 2

An Almost Holy Picture – June 29 – September 2

The Wheatland Band – September 8

An Evening with Darrel Janz – September 9

Wine & dine


There are few ways to enjoy summer better than wining and dining yourself to delicious homegrown specialties. Find out what summer in Calgary tastes like by trying some of the best local eats and exploring local craft breweries.

Foodie Events

Alberta Oyster Festival – June 25

Brewery and the Beast – August 20

BBQ on the Bow Festival – September 2-3

Cheers to Inglewood – June 22

EV Junction- Calgary's First Food Truck Container Park – June 1 – October 1

Calgary Food Tours

Summer Frenzy – June 24-25

Prince House Garden Party Dinner at Heritage Park - July 27

Taste of Calgary – August 10-13

Dinner through History: A Progressive Dinner - August 31


Calgary Night Market –  July 7, 8, 28, 29, August 25, 26

Calgary Farmers' Market

Crossroads Market

Granary Road

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers' Market

Market on Macleod

Symon's Valley Ranch Farmers' Market

Summer Specialty Foods

Chinook Honey Company (Okotoks)

Fiasco Gelato

Made by Marcus

Old Bratwurst Wagon

Ollia Macarons & Tea

Peter’s Drive-In

Sidewalk Citizen

Tubby Dog

Village Ice Cream

Delicious Summer Menus





Las Canarias


Ox Bar De Tapas

River Café


The Nash

Fun in the Sun Patios

1410 Rooftop Patio

Broken City

Container Bar

Home & Away


National on 8th

River Café

Rooftop Patio at Simmons

Vin Room

Your Summer Drinking Itinerary

Big Rock Brewery


Cold Garden Brewery

Cowboys Dance Hall

Craft Beer Market

Eau Claire Distillery (Turner Valley)

Proof Cocktail Bar


Mill Street Brewpub

National on 17th  

Ship and Anchor

Tool Shed Brewery

Trolley 5

Twisted Element

Village Brewery

Wild Rose Brewery

Calgary Zoo


These must-see Calgary attractions are a great way to kick your summer off.

Alpine Helicopters

Aspen Crossing 

Bar U Ranch

Bow Habitat Station

Calaway Park

Calgary Tower

Calgary Stampede

Calgary Zoo

Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Fort Calgary

Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park

Glenbow Museum

The Hangar Flight Museum

Heritage Park

The Military Museums

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)

Skyline Luge

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre



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Harness your Canadian spirit this summer by enjoying one of these iconic Canadian experiences.

East Village Street Fair and East Village Show n’ Shine – July 1

King Eddy Canada Day Party at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre– July 1

Military Showcase at Prince’s Island Park – July 1

Canada 150 Day at the Calgary Stampede - July 11

Canada 150 Parks Discovery Pass (free access to National Historic Sites and National Parks)

Canada 150 3D Sign at Prince’s Island Park

Rails & Tales Canada 150 (Stettler)

Voyageurs Rendezvous Canoe Race (Rocky Mountain House)

Mountain adventure


Explore hidden waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and mountain views right in Calgary’s backyard.


Aspen Crossing 

Bluerock Campground

Calaway Campground

Gooseberry Campground

Little Elbow

Mountain View Camping

Paddy’s Flat

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site

Sandy McNabb Campground


Baldy Pass Trail (Kananaskis)

Bow Glacier Falls (Lake Louise)

Galatea Creek Trail (Kananaskis)

Ha Ling Peak (Canmore)

Johnston’s Canyon (Banff)

Moraine Lake (Lake Louise)

Sulphur Mountain (Banff)


Chinook Rafting (Canmore)

Mukwah (Sundre)

More Beyond Calgary Experiences

Banff Gondola (Banff)

Banff Hot Springs (Banff)

Pride, photo: Neil-Zeller


Check out these Calgary favourites ready to offer LGBT travelers a trip to remember this summer.

Arts and Culture

Calgary Pride – August 25 – September 4

Alberta Theatre Projects

Alberta Ballet

Arts Commons

Calgary Opera

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

Contemporary Calgary

Cowboys Dance Hall

Glenbow Museum

Grand Slam Golf Academy

Heritage Park

Jubilations Dinner Theatre

Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

Theatre Calgary

Royal Tyrrell

Vertigo Theatre

Dining & Drinks


Broken City


Chef’s Table at Kensington Riverside Inn


Container Bar

Home & Away


National on 8th

National on 17th  

The Backlot

The Coup

Twisted Element

River Café

Rooftop Patio at Simmons

Vin Room

1410 Rooftop Patio


Calgary Westways Bed and Breakfast

Executive Royal Hotel Calgary

Hotel Alma

Hotel Arts

Hotel Elan

Hyatt Regency Calgary

Sheraton Suites Eau Claire Calgary

The Westin Calgary

Wyndham Garden Calgary Airport

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