Festivals in Calgary

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Annual Festivals

Festivals in Calgary

Mark your calendar for the biggest annual festivals in Calgary.


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Beakerhead

When: September (Annual)

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Beakerhead is a mashup of art and science (Photo credit: Kelly Hoffer).

Beakerhead is a mashup of art and science (Photo credit: Kelly Hoffer).

Calgary International Film Festival

When: End of September (Annual)

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Walk the red carpet at the Calgary International Film Festival.

Walk the red carpet at the Calgary International Film Festival.

The Imaginairium by Wordfest

Spark your literary imagination at The Imaginairium by Wordfest, an an annual festival that has been attracting readers and authors from around the world for over 20 years. Writers from around the world come to Calgary for ten days of live experiences, like talk-show style conversations, variety shows, and live storytelling. Wordfest also provides year round programming for book lovers of all ages.

When: October (Annual)

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Book worms will love Wordfest.

Book worms will love Wordfest.

High Performance Rodeo

When: Throughout January (Annual)

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Get a front row seat for live theatre at High Performance Rodeo.

Get a front row seat for live theatre at High Performance Rodeo.

Chinook Blast

When: February

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Chinook Blast

Block Heater

When: Mid-February (Annual)

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Warm up your winter schedule with live music at Block Heater.

Warm up your winter schedule with live music at Block Heater.

Calgary International Beerfest

When: First weekend in May (Annual)

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Drink local craft beer at the Calgary International Beer Festival.

Drink local craft beer at the Calgary International Beer Festival.

Calgary International Salsa Congress

When: March (Annual)

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The world’s best dancers come to Calgary for the Calgary International Salsa Congress.

The world’s best dancers come to Calgary for the Calgary International Salsa Congress.

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo

When: Last weekend in April (Annual)

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Calling all fans to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Calling all fans to the Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo.

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

When: Mid-June (Annual)

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Sled Island brings live music to various venues across the city.

Sled Island brings live music to various venues across the city.

Calgary Stampede

When: Starting the first Friday in July after Canada Day (Annual)

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Fun on the Midway at the Calgary Stampede.

Fun on the Midway at the Calgary Stampede.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

When: Last weekend in July (Annual)

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival is a unique festival experience on Prince’s Island Park.

The Calgary Folk Music Festival is a unique festival experience on Prince’s Island Park.

Carifest

When: July/August

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Carifest Dancers in elaborate costumes

Carifest in Calgary

Calgary International Blues Festival

When: Last weekend of July and first week of August (Annual)

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Calgary International Blues Festival.

Calgary International Blues Festival.

Chasing Summer

When: August Long Weekend (Annual)

Discover everything you need to know about Chasing Summer.

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Feel the energy of Chasing Summer in Calgary.

Feel the energy of Chasing Summer in Calgary.

Taste of Calgary

When: August (Annual)

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Sample the best flavours in the city at Taste of Calgary.

Sample the best flavours in the city at Taste of Calgary.

Country Thunder

When: Mid-August (Annual)

Discover everything you need to know about Country Thunder.

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The biggest names in country music come to Calgary for Country Thunder.

The biggest names in country music come to Calgary for Country Thunder.

GlobalFest

When: Mid-August (Annual)

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Fireworks and music come together at GlobalFest.

Fireworks and music come together at GlobalFest.

Expo Latino Festivals

When: August (Annual)

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Expo Latino Festival

Expo Latino Festival

Honens Festival

When: August & October (Annual)

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Honens International Piano Festival brings classical music into new and exciting places.

Honens International Piano Festival brings classical music into new and exciting places.

Calgary Pride

When: Labour Day long weekend (Annual)

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The Pride Parade at Calgary Pride.

The Pride Parade at Calgary Pride.