April 7 - 19, 2015
Canmore Uncorked, the award-winning food festival, returns to Canmore on April 7, 2015 for 13 days of special set-price menus from over 25 restaurants, incredible culinary events, cooking courses, and a long table dinner.
November 28 to December 31, 2014
Downtown Canmore will shine brightly with the spirit of the holiday season for 5 weeks starting November 28. Main Street and the surrounding area will come alive with the vibrancy and magic of Christmas with lights and decorations and holiday festivities including extended shopping hours on weekends, outdoor movies, skating on the pond and a Kid’s Christmas Village. The heart of this village will be a Gingerbread house featuring gifts for kid sized budgets and it will host a variety of children’s activities over the five weeks including storytelling, cookie decorating, ornament making and letter writing to Santa. Many of the unique retail treasures along Main Street will offer late night shopping Thursday through Saturday until December 21 and on December 6th shoppers will have until 10:30 p.m. to enjoy extended shopping hours and a variety of downtown activities during Moonlight Madness.
February 13 - March 1, 2015
Winter Carnival celebrates winter, snow and all the great activities of the season. A popular community event in Canmore it spans over 17 days where you can enjoy Kid 'n' Mutt Races, Log Sawing, Ice Carving, Snow Sculpting, Curling on the Pond, Bonhomme Carnaval and many other indoor and outdoor events.
July 19, 201424 Hours of Adrenalin is the fastest growing mountain bike event series in North America, and it comes to Canmore as a spectacular annual event. The sporting part of 24 Hours of Adrenaline revolves around a massive relay, where solo riders or teams of up to ten people compete to ride as many laps as possible in a 24-Hour time frame.Website: http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/canmore/
MayThis 2 days event is a celebration of our children. It’s an opportunity to set the kids free and unleash your inner child for two days of fun, laughter and merriment. High-flying Acrobats, Mesmerizing Magicians, Astounding Jugglers, Wide-eyed Laughter, Music, Theatre, Storytelling, Crafts, Stilt-walking, Dancing, Face Painting, Clowning.
JuneThis exciting annual weekend festival celebrates Canmore’s artistic spirit by featuring performing artists and artisans, an art walk, a literary festival, film screening, and street performers. Presented by the Canadian Mountain Arts Foundation, artsPeak offers festival guests a wonderful and inspiring array of venues and activities to see and experience and most artsPeak venues and presentations are Free to the Public!Website: www.artspeakcanmore.com/
July 1, 2014One thing you can count on is Canada Day in Canmore. Our festivities celebrate the special joy of being Canadian. Locals line up early for the pancake breakfast that starts at 7:30 AM. Main Street is jammed with people who come from all over southern Alberta to view the parade. Truly spending our national day in beautiful Canmore is a pleasure that should not be missed.
August 17, 2014Olympic Distance: Swim 1500m – Bike 40km – Run 10kmSprint Distance: Swim 500m – Bike 20km – Run 5kmOffering a first class event staged in a pristine lake framed by the spectacular Rocky Mountains. The bike course is set along the incredibly scenic Three Sister’s Parkway leading competitors to the Canmore Nordic Centre for a paved forest lined run with an Olympic stadium finish.
August 2 – 4, 2014Join us at the 37th Annual Canmore Folk Music Festival in Centennial Park featuring three days and three stages of folk/roots, blues and world beat from national and international performers. The alcohol-free event includes a global artisan village, food vendor area and family area, as well as a number of free off-site activities.Website: www.canmorefolkfestival.com/
Guided eagle-watching hikes, talks and workshops by noted speakers/interpreters of the golden eagles who migrate high in the local peaks: http://www.canmore.ca/About-Canmore/Community-Celebrations/October-Festival-of-Eagles.html
February 21 – 22, 2014Stampede Park BMO Centre Hall ESwirl, 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. Indulge at Winefest - a full-bodied experience that will engulf, seduce and satisfy your senses!Website: http://www.celebratewinefest.com/
May 21 – 24, 2014The 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!Website: www.calgarykidsfest.ca/
Sunday May 25, 2014The 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.Website: www.4streetcalgary.com/Lilac-Festival
July 24 – 27, 2014Calgary'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.Website: www.calgaryfolkfest.com/festival/festival-info/
July 3 - 12, 2015
The Calgary Stampede brings people from all over the world together to experience Calgary`s unique western heritage and values.Website: cs.calgarystampede.com/
August 20 - 29, 2015GlobalFest 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. Website: www.globalfest.ca/
October 18 – 23, 2013Established 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.