GlobalFest is Alberta's most explosive festival. A not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. Committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as a truly international destination.
Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space. At the last minute, the secret location is revealed to thousands of friends who have all been patiently waiting to learn where “Dîner en Blanc” will take place.
Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of Calgary's public spaces by participating in the unexpected. Beyond the spectacle and elegance of the dinner itself, guests are brought together by good taste and a love of beauty. Le Dîner en Blanc recalls the elegance and glamor of high French society, and guests engage one another, knowing that they are taking part in a truly magical event. There are no disruptions: no car traffic, no pedestrian traffic—only amazed and astonished looks from passersby observing the scene before them. And participants, like spectators, wonder whether it's all not a dream…
Join thousands of local foodies at the Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival. There, you can sample beers, wines, premium spirits and more, not to mention food and desserts from local and notable restaurants. More than 200 vendors will be offering food and drinks this year, including Annex Ale Project, Raw Distillery, Dirty Laundry Vineyards, Ollia Macarons & Tea, Pza Parlour, Satlik and more. Once you've determined your favourites, cast your vote for the festival's Great Big Taste Awards.
Taste of Calgary is the city’s most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample the city’s food, beverages, music and other cool things.
Discover Calgary’s global cuisine from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus get a taste of Calgary's great musicians. Buy sampling tickets for $1 each right at the festival and use them to sample any of the food or beverage menu items. Visit a variety of artisans, entrepreneurs, and interactive activities to add to the fun of the festival.
Admission to the festival is free and includes a taste of Calgary’s best musical acts as well as some of the city’s most interesting marketplace vendors.
The heart of Inglewood comes alive with family-friendly activities ranging from live music, street performers, summer patios, and over 200 vendors, there’s bound to be something for everyone to enjoy. Vendors range from artisan crafts to imported wares, community organizations and more.
"Inspired by the gentrified atmosphere you might find at the Kentucky Derby" - Caitlin Best.
Packwood Grand is set, yet again, to be a true celebration of old world leisure and sophistication with modern luxury. In years past, this refined and colourful event set the stage for the ultimate in exorbitance, horse racing, fashion, and food & drink. As the must-attend social & lifestyle event of 2018, more than 2000 of Calgary’s highly cultured, business-leading, and fashion forward epicureans will take part in the affair.
The Calgary Folk Music Festival was founded in 1980 and is produced by the not-for-profit Folk Festival Society of Calgary. Held at Calgary's beautiful Prince’s Island Park since its inception, it’s one of Canada’s flagship, trailblazing music festivals with a national and international profile and a broad, cutting-edge programming vision.
The annual Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. Some 70 artists from Alberta, Canada and the world perform on six daytime and two evening stages in concerts and sessions – unpredictable mash-ups where artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, sharing songs and stories. It’s a genre-bending affair that cleverly unites roots, world and indie icons and upstarts from around the globe; a destination event and essential community gathering for 53,000 Calgarians and tourists.
The site boasts a family area with interactive activities and live entertainment, a Talk Tent featuring comedians and spoken word artists plus other site animations, an artisan market, global culinary delights, a record tent and tree-shaded beer garden within earshot of two stages. Our multi award-winning environment program includes recycling, composting, wind-powered energy and bicycle parking.
This series takes us to Alloy, one of our favourite restaurants in the city, for a barbecue on the patio. Alloy is one of Avenue's best restaurants of the year and its patio is also a favourite. It's courtyard oasis that has a California cool vibe. Alloy's menu has global influences with local ingredients that is good all year but especially delicious on a late summer evening. Chef Rogelio Herrara is especially skilled at creating a multi-course meal that is complex and approachable and likely nothing you've eaten before.