Summer Festivals in Calgary

Author: Kayla Pearcey

You may have heard of Calgary being coined "Festival City”, but it goes beyond our world-famous Calgary Stampede. While the world's greatest outdoor show kicks off the summer, the party continues all summer long with family-friendly experiences all can enjoy.

Experience the connectedness of the inclusive and vibrant arts and culture scene in Calgary with music acts from all genres and cultural backgrounds.

If you are looking to plan your summer festivities, we've got you covered.

 

Calgary Folk Music Fest

July 21 - 24, 2022

A local favourite in the center of Prince's Island Park, the annual Calgary Folk Music Fest offers an experience the whole family can enjoy with arts vendors, food trucks, live music and over 65 artists. Immerse yourself in a weekend of song and dance outdoors at this Team Calgary partner event.

calgaryfolkfest.com

 

Fiestaval

July 22 - 24, 2022

Downtown Calgary transforms into a big fiesta for three days in Olympic Plaza. Bring your family and enjoy over 25 authentic food vendors, hundreds of national and international performers, an artisan market, a kids play area and beer gardens.

fiestaval.ca

 

Afro Caribbean Food Festival

July 23, 2022

Head to St. Patrick’s Island for a celebration of the Caribbean, Africa, and everything in-between through food, culture, and music with some of the best views in the city. Sample delicious food and enjoy a live performance by Exco Levi as he performs his 2022 Juno Award nominated song, By Any Means, and many more.

acfoodfestival.com

 

Calgary Fringe Fest

July 29, 2022 - August 6, 2022

Calgary Fringe Fest brings together emerging and established artists to tell their stories on stage. This year performances are offered both digitally and in-person at various indoor venues around the city.

calgaryfringe.ca

 

Inglewood Sunfest

July 30, 2022

In the heart of one of Calgary’s oldest, favourite neighbourhoods, Sunfest brings an outdoor street festival to life in Inglewood for a one-day event. Suitable for all ages, over 200 vendors can be shopped from a variety of artisan crafts, fashion, lifestyle and home goods, community organizations and more.

inglewoodsunfest.ca

 

Chasing Summer Music Festival

July 30 - 31, 2022

Chasing Summer is Western Canada’s largest EDM event featuring 45+ artists for a vibrant music celebration at Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds. Notable names headlining this year are Excision, DJ Diesel (aka Shaquille O’neal), Armin Van Buuren, Fisher, Malaa and more.

chasingsummerfestival.com

 

Pickle Palooza

July 30 - 31, 2022

Pickle-lovers rejoice! A dill-ightful experience awaits with Granary Road’s first-ever Pickle Palooza. Explore a variety of delicious pickles across vendors with a mix of sweet and savoury pickles – take your pick or try them all. There will also be a pickle-eating contest and an opportunity to find a pickle around the market for a prize!

granaryroad.com/picklepalooza

 

Country Thunder

July 30 & 31, 2022

Country Thunder, a country music festival, returns each year with a not-to-be-missed country music line-up. The sold-out lineup this year features Florida Georgia Line, Lee Brice and Morgan Wallen. Make sure to put it on your radar for next year!

countrythunder.com/ab-lineup

 

YYCBump Festival

August 1 - 28, 2022

Discover Calgary's art scene with YYCBump Fest for the whole month of August where the city's streets are transformed into an open-air urban art gallery. Stay tuned to YYCBump's website and social channels for the announcement of their official 2022 muralists along with some other huge announcements.

yycbump.ca

 

Taste of Calgary

August 11 - 14, 2022

You’ll need an appetite for this one! Explore Calgary’s eclectic food and dining scene at Taste of Calgary in Eau Claire Market. With a paid ticket, you’ll have a chance to sample various food and beverages from some of Calgary’s finest restaurants as well as music and more fun activities.

tasteofcalgary.com

 

GlobalFest

August 18 - 27, 2022

The most explosive festival in Elliston Park, Team Calgary partner GlobalFest celebrates Calgary’s multi-cultural communities with performances, international food, children’s programming and fireworks. This year’s 20th anniversary event showcases presentations by world-class musical artists from India, Austria, France and Germany, witha Canadian-produced finale!

globalfest.ca

 

Expo Latino Festival

August 19 - 21, 2022

Western Canada’s largest Latin festival produced by the Hispanic Arts Society takes over Prince’s Island Park for three-days of family-friendly fun. Celebrate Latin culture under the sun with world-class performers, music, food, arts and dance.

expolatino.com

 

Calgary Pride Parade and Festival

September 4, 2022

Celebrate Calgary's diverse and inclusive community with Calgary Pride Week running from August 26 - September 5, 2022. This culturally significant event is free, accessible and welcomes all 2SLGBTQ+ folks and allies to participate in events all week long. Following the Parade on Sunday, September 4th, join the community at Fort Calgary featuring performances, food trucks, kid-friendly activities, a marketplace and more.  

calgarypride.ca

 

What festivals are on your radar to check out this summer in Calgary? This festival lineup speaks to Calgary’s third most livable city in the world ranking and the vibrant culture you can expect in the city.

 

Experience the connectedness of the inclusive and vibrant arts and culture scene in Calgary.

 
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