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Winefest Calgary

Friday, February 22, 2013 - Saturday, February 23, 2013

Swirl, sip and savour at this wonderland of wine! Indulge in fine wine from the world's most celebrated wine regions at Winefest.

Winefest is an all-inclusive event, offering you the chance to sample from hundreds of local and international wines, port, sparkling, and dessert wines while indulging in a gourmet selection of complimentary hors d'oeuvres. One ticket is all you need to enjoy unlimited sampling.

Experience Winefest - a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy all your senses!

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Calgary International Children's Festival

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - Saturday, May 25, 2013
The Calgary International Children's Festival is a spirited celebration of creativity designed to inspire, delight and surprise your students. Through programs and performances that meld sophistication with whimsy, wisdom with wonder, depth with light-hearted joy, the Children's Festival awakens a quiet sense of awe. One day at the Calgary International Children's Festival places a wealth of learning potential at your fingertips, piques the imagination and will fill your students with an unmistakable (and unforgettable) sense of FUN!

Calgary Lilac Festival

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - Sunday, May 26, 2013
The Lilac Festival is a street fair on 4th Street SW (Mission District) put on by area merchants and businesses. Enjoy rock, country, jazz, folk and world music. There is also a Kid's World with a kid's stage, crafts and balloons.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - Sunday, July 28, 2013
Calgary's ever popular annual Folk Festival attracts many big names in the industry. Single-day tickets and four-day passes may be purchased at the gate, the Folk Festival Office (414 Memorial Dr. NE g), Megatunes (932 - 17 Ave. SW) or online at Ticktemaster.

Calgary Stampede

Friday, July 5, 2013 - Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!
For 100 years the Calgary Stampede has brought people from all over the world together to experience our unique western heritage and values. As we launch our Centennial we’re inviting you to join in our greatest celebration yet.

GlobalFest 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013 - Sunday, August 25, 2013
GlobalFest is a celebration of multi-culturalism and diversity. Activities include the OneWorld Festival, the Calgary Foundation Centennial World Stage and the world class International Fireworks Competition. Enjoy traditional cuisine, live entertainment, displays, arts, crafts and more. The festivities take place at the corner of 17th Avenue and 60th Street SE in Elliston Park.

Calgary Highland Games

2013 Calgary Highland Games

August 31, 2013

Springbank Park for All Seasons

Join us for a day filled with the sights and sounds of Scotland!


The Calgary Highland Games is one of the premier Highland Games in Western Canada. Started in 1913, it is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 100 years in 2013. With competitors from around the world, the Calgary Highland Games is a proud spectacle of Scotland’s history come to life.

Calgary Tattoo & Arts Festival

Friday, October 12, 2012 - Sunday, October 14, 2012
Established in 2004, the Calgary Arts and Tattoo Festival is expanding this year to include over 100 artists from across Canada and the rest of the world. A number of other art forms will be on display including sculpture and painting, and the festival will also include all things related to and associated with tattoo culture including choppers, fashion, hotrods and more. A number of local vendors will be onsite for the duration of the festival.