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Events Happening in and Around the City

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PRAIRIE PERSUASION AT GASOLINE ALLEY MUSEUM

May 13 - Aug 27 (recurring event)

Join us for the newest temporary exhibit in Gasoline Alley Museum, Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta! Propaganda was everywhere in southern Alberta, beginning in the 1860s. It brought settlers and tourists to the province, helped form community groups, enlisted troops for war efforts and opened doors for fake remedies and advertisements.

UNIVERSITY DISTRICT NIGHT MARKETS

Jun 01 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

Join us on the last Wednesday of the month from May to September. The event is free to attend with offerings you don’t want to miss including live music, entertainment, and a chance to shop and support over 30 local vendors.

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TEA ON THE VERANDAH AT HERITAGE PARK

Jun 12 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

You’ve been cordially invited to join us for Tea on the Verandah! Come enjoy a soothing cup of tea and savour delicious finger sandwiches along with gourmet pastries fresh from the Alberta Bakery.

MARKET ON STEPHEN AVENUE

Jun 13 - Aug 29 (recurring event)

We are looking forward to the new year and another year of the Market on Stephen Avenue.

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NIGHT AT THE MIDWAY

Jun 16 - Aug 11 (recurring event)

Relive childhood joy at Night at the Midway! Join us at The Fairgrounds for gourmet concessions, drinks, turn-of-the-century rides like the Big Eli Ferris Wheel and Bowness Carousel and classic games like Clown Pitch. Bring your loved ones and don’t miss out on one of Calgary’s most unique events!

WILDSCAPES AT THE ZOO

Jun 17 - Sep 17 (recurring event)

The zoo gardens will be home to 10 larger-than-life topiary-like sculptures or 'WildScapes', masterfully crafted into the shape of some of the world’s most stunning creatures. From a 24 foot-long snake to a 21 foot-tall giraffe, you’ll find yourself in awe of the size and artistry of the WildScapes. This unique garden experience is the ultimate summer activity, making a perfect family day out and a striking backdrop for photos! 

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RIVER FORTH AFTERNOON TEA

Jun 20 - Aug 29 (recurring event)

It’s tea time on the River Forth dining car! Delight in gourmet finger sandwiches, pastries and a soothing cup of tea as you glide along the tracks in pure luxury. Treat yourself to the most unique afternoon tea experience Calgary has to offer.

RIVER FORTH LUNCHES AT HERITAGE PARK

Jun 20 - Aug 29 (recurring event)

Come experience what it was like to enjoy the finer things in life at the turn of the 20th century, as you dine on a delicious meal while travelling in style within the luxurious River Forth train car.

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CRESCENT HEIGHTS NIGHT MARKET FEST

Jun 21 - Aug 30 (recurring event)

Join us at the Crescent Heights Night Market coming Wednesdays: June 21st, July 5th & 19th, August 2nd, 16th & 30th.

SUMMER ON 17TH

Jun 21 - Sep 23 (recurring event)

Back by popular demand, Summer On 17th is returning for its sophomore season along with all of your favorite events! From movies in the park to live bands, theatrical performances and fitness classes, the 17th Ave Business Improvement Area is pulling out all the stops to ensure this summer is epic. Along with last year's crowd favorites, there’s also tons of exciting new editions for 2023, so clear your calendars, because your summer plans are officially set!

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BRIDGELAND-RIVERSIDE FARMERS MARKET

Jun 22 - Oct 05 (recurring event)

We are 10! Yep, get ready for another awesome season of local food & community. Our market turns 10 this year (whoop!) and we have a few surprises for you all… Join in the fun every Thursday!

ART EXHIBITION | ENTWINED & ENTANGLED

Jun 24 - Aug 27 (recurring event)

Over the course of the exhibition, guild members will host demonstrations and hands-on activities for the public during Fibre Demo Days events at Leighton Art Centre. As an educational outreach project for kids aged 6-14, several exhibiting artists will be helping to lead a fibre arts project during two weeks of the centre’s Art & Nature summer day camps. And throughout the exhibition, The Shop at Leighton Art Centre will offer an abundance of hand-crafted items created for sale by members of the guild.

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GORILLA BREAKFAST AT THE WILDER INSTITUTE/CALGARY ZOO

Jun 24 - Aug 19 (recurring event)

Bring your family and friends down for a fun and educational morning at the zoo! Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast with a side of gorilla facts from our Conservation Education staff and our volunteers, followed by an exclusive visit to see our troop.

MARKET NIGHTS AT HERITAGE PARK

Jun 24 - Aug 27 (recurring event)

Starting June 24, the Heritage Plaza and promenade in the front parking lots will be taken over by our vendors. Come shop our local vendors, explore the shops in the Plaza, grab a bite to eat and be entertained! Market Nights is a pet-friendly event, so make sure you bring your fur baby along for the ride!

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ART EXHIBITION | GATHIE FALK: REVELATIONS

Jun 28 - Oct 15 (recurring event)

Revelations is an impressive collection of art created by well-known Canadian artist Gathie Falk, spanning more than 60 years.

Floating cabbages, glossy apples, grapefruits, cherries, flower beds and the night sky explode with playful and whimsical colours. Embracing the simplicity of everyday objects, Falk invites audiences to see the world with curiosity and wonder.

KENSINGTON NIGHT MARKET

Jun 29 - Sep 07 (recurring event)

SHOP LOCAL • SUPPORT LOCAL

 Put in your 2023 calendar the dates for this fun  market coming this summer.

On Thursday from 4:30 to 9:30pm on

June 29th, July 13th, July 27th,

August 10th, August 24th, September 7th

See you then!!

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PRINCE HOUSE LAWN DINNER

Jun 30 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

Immerse yourself in an Edwardian garden party and dinner on the Prince House lawn. Dress up, delight in hors d’oeuvres, drinks, lawn games, and explore the iconic Prince House. Indulge in an opulent dinner meticulously crafted by our culinary team. Prepare for an unforgettable evening of decadence!

CURRIE COMMUNITY MARKET

Jul 01 - Aug 26 (recurring event)

Welcome to the Currie Market. A NEW outdoor Artisan Market, at The Parade Square in the community of Currie (formerly Currie Barracks). Saturdays from noon to 6pm

The Currie Market is a modern market with locally sourced vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats & more! 

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SUNSCREEN | GROUP EXHIBITION

Jul 01 - Aug 31 (recurring event)

Newzones is pleased to announce the return of our annual summer group exhibition, Sunscreen.

This exhibition is like a carousel of sorts – constantly rotating! Newzones is excited to showcase various types of artwork including paintings, photographs and sculpture. This stimulating exhibition is sure to delight the senses, and all are encouraged to make a habit of stopping by the gallery as the artwork rotates each week!

HIGH TEA AT THE ZOO

Jul 16 - Aug 27 (recurring event)

High Tea at the Zoo is a full day of summer fun, perfect for all ages. Enjoy delicious treats like scones, finger sandwiches, and mouthwatering snacks, while sipping on a selection of tasty loose-leaf tea. The best part is, you’ll enjoy views of the gardens and flowers from the comfort of the ENMAX Conservatory. There’s even outdoor seating so you can enjoy some fresh air and warm sunshine. Outdoor spots will sell fast, so plan ahead and reserve your table online today!

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Music Festival

ROSEBUD OPEN-AIR CONCERTS

Aug 05 - Aug 26 (recurring event)

Incredible Live Music every Saturday in August

Bring your blanket or lawn chair, your sunscreen and hat, and enjoy incredible music in the heart of the Rosebud Valley.

Single concert tickets are $28 each!

ART EXHIBITION | WHO MADE YOU THE JUDGE

Aug 08 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

Join us for a unique social justice art exhibition showcasing several hand-painted, nearly photorealistic portraits accompanied by heartwarming and emotional life stories. "Who Made You The Judge" highlights race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, neurodiversity, mental health, and addiction. This event invites you to explore your perspectives on conscious and unconscious biases and their impact on how we view, judge, and treat people. It demonstrates that taking the time to understand someone can affect our attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour.

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Concert

ROD STEWART & CHEAP TRICK

Aug 17

With his 1978 No. 1 single, Rod Stewart famously asked the world “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?” 100 million record sales later, it’s safe to say the world answered “Yes.” As one of the top-selling artists of all time, with a career spanning four decades, the British singer-songwriter is one of the most celebrated figures in rock and roll history. Time to see them live at the Scotiabank Saddledome! 

CALGARY STAMPEDERS: LEGACY NIGHT

Aug 18

Join the Calgary Stampeders take on the Winnipeg Blue Bommers in the Legacy Night!

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SARAH MCLACHLAN

Aug 18

Sarah McLachlan is one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters in entertainment with over 40 million albums sold worldwide. She has received three Grammy Awards and twelve Juno Awards over her career and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. See her live at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.

Carifest

Aug 18 - Aug 20

Get ready for our 2023 Caribbean celebration of music, costumes, tradition and culture! We do it #ForTheCulture!

Join in on this 3 day celebration being held at Shaw Millennium Park featuring pan orchestras from all over Alberta, including: Pan Dynamic & Calysto Steel Band & one of Calgary's largest Parades!

The parade will move from Olympic Plaza down Stephen Avenue and end at Shaw Millennium Park. In the afternoon, get ready for a spectacular show!

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CALGARY CHINATOWN STREET FESTIVAL

Aug 19

Get ready to experience one of the most phenomenal cultural presences in the hearts of Calgary Chinatown. Hosted by the Calgary Chinatown Business Improvement Association, the one-day event will feature Cultural, Merchants, Food, Performances, Family Fun, and the Hidden Gems of Chinatown.

PRIDDIS AND MILLARVILLE FAIR

Aug 19 - Aug 20 (recurring event)

The Priddis & Millarville Fair is a full weekend of old fashioned, country-style family fun that draws our extended community together on the third weekend in August.  The Fair is suitable for all ages and includes a wide variety of competitions, contests, displays and entertainment.  The theme for the 2023 Fair is COUNTRY FUN FOR EVERYONE – visitors, exhibitors, and volunteers.

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WESTERN CANADIAN REPTILE AND PLANT EXPO

Aug 19 - Aug 20 (recurring event)

Have you attended the last few years?? If you didn’t think it could get any better…. Then challenge accepted! New Venue, New Layout, New Ideas! 2023 marks our 13th anniversary and we promise that it will be the best one yet with many changes and many things added that we have never had before at our show! Can you believe it? 13 years! 

WORKSHOP THEATRE PRESENTS: "THE BLUE ROOM"

Aug 17 - Aug 19 (recurring event)

A sensation in London and on Broadway, The Blue Room depicts a daisy chain of ten sexual encounters between five women and five men all played by one actor and actress portraying the hypocrisy, the folly and the loneliness of this roundelay. Freely adapting the original play, Hare has moved the action from turn-of-the-century Vienna to modern London and infused the sketches with witty and provocative modern nuances. This production is rated 18+ as it contains nudity, strong language and mature content. 

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GLOBALFEST

Aug 17 - Aug 26 (recurring event)

GlobalFest @ Elliston is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s programming and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, this year’s celebration event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain, plus a Canadian-produced finale.

MONSTER JAM CALGARY

Aug 19 - Aug 20 (recurring event)

Experience full-throttle fun for everyone at Monster Jam®, where world-class athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in intense competitions of speed and skill. You'll be on the edge of your seat watching the legendary Grave Digger®, snarling El Toro Loco, mighty Megalodon® and more push the limits in Freestyle, Skills and Racing competitions.

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TAYLOR TOMLINSON: THE HAVE IT ALL TOUR

Aug 24

Taylor Tomlinson has became one of the youngest headliners on tour with appearances on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, and Conan. She also became one of the top ten finalist on the 2015's ninth season of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Don't miss one of the funniest nights to happen in Calgary at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: KOOZA

Aug 25 - Oct 08 (recurring event)

KOOZA combines acrobatic performance and the art of clowning, while exploring fear, identity, recognition and power. The Innocent's journey brings him into contact with comic characters from an electrifying world full of surprises.

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NF: HOPE TOUR

Aug 25

After entering the hip-hop scene in 2010, NF has been soaring through the industry with a series of unorthodox rap albums that replace explicit language with emotional engagement and passion. Over the past four years, he has created three studio albums that include Mansion, Therapy Session and Perception. His last project, Perception, saw him claim the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in the US as well as the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Rap Albums chart. Furthermore, his last album was also the first project produced by NF Real Music Label as opposed to Capitol CMG music group from Tennessee. With an unparalleled ability to ignite an emotional response from listeners, NF has capitalized on tracks such as Let You Down, Lie, No Name and Why.

COLIN JAMES at the Grey Eagle Resort

Aug 26

Colin has set the bar for consistency and talent in Canadian music and even after 20 acclaimed albums remains at the top of his game, always challenging himself musically. A consummate professional and a superb guitarist, Colin is a musician’s, musician. The confidence that comes with maturity can be heard in his voice and seen in his electrifying stage performance. He does what comes naturally – he always has – he knows no other way and no other life.

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MOONSHINE BANDITS WITH DUSTY LEIGH AND BRANDON HART

Aug 01

Since their formation in Los Banos California in 2003 the Moonshine Bandits have continued a campaign of crossover genre-bending musical mayhem that appeals to the eclectic, color-outside-the-lines tastes of listeners, aka The Shiners, and they fiercely refuse to have their tastes confined and filed into categories. 

BOYZ II MEN

Jun 12 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

You’ve been cordially invited to join us for Tea on the Verandah! Come enjoy a soothing cup of tea and savour delicious finger sandwiches along with gourmet pastries fresh from the Alberta Bakery.

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CALGARY CUP - WORLD WATER SKI (WWS) OVERALL TOUR 2023

Sep 10

The Market on Stephen Avenue began the summer of 2016. We are pleased to be bringing it back this summer every Tuesday starting June 13th. Find your new favourite local favourites and support YYC small businesses at our weekly pop-up markets.

CALGARY STAMPEDERS: HERITAGE NIGHT

Jun 12 - Sep 01 (recurring event)

You’ve been cordially invited to join us for Tea on the Verandah! Come enjoy a soothing cup of tea and savour delicious finger sandwiches along with gourmet pastries fresh from the Alberta Bakery.

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WESTERN CANADIAN RUGBY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Sep 10

The Market on Stephen Avenue began the summer of 2016. We are pleased to be bringing it back this summer every Tuesday starting June 13th. Find your new favourite local favourites and support YYC small businesses at our weekly pop-up markets.

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