Free Events

Free events – Upcoming free events including free family events, free concerts, free theatre and other fun events.

    11 Mar

    Genesis Place, 800 East Lake Boulevard Northeast, Airdrie

    March 11, 2017 To May 27, 2017


    Want to learn a fun, uniquely Canadian choreography? Here’s your chance. Ahead of Sharing Dance Day (on June 2), the Genesis Place is offering FREE dance classes three days a week. Read More >>

    27 Mar

    School of Creative and Performing Arts, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary

    March 27, 2017 To April 8, 2017

    Free & Ticketed Events

    UCalgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) is excited to present the 2017 Taking Flight festival! For over a decade Taking Flight has celebrated the creativity and emerging talents of our students, undergraduate and graduate alike, by showcasing their broad range of projects across the performing arts. Read More >>

    31 Mar

    Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, 206 University Court NW, Calgary

    March 31, 2017

    Free Admission

    Land’s End Ensemble continues to celebrate 20 seasons of new music-making with the 17th edition of our Composers Competition! Join us for a behind-the-scenes look as we dissect and perform new works by three of Canada’s most exciting young composers. Read More >>

    01 Apr

    Bowness Community Association, 7904 43 Avenue Northwest, Calgary

    April 1, 2017


    Admission is free

    The Bowness Community Association will be hosting its Annual Spring Craft Sale this year on Saturday April 1, 2017 from 10am – 3pm. Admission is free so please come out and show your support of the many local crafters and artists in attendance. Read More >>

    02 Apr

    John Dutton Theatre Library, Macleod Trail Southeast, Calgary

    April 2, 2017



    Join Dr. Petra Dolata, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in the History of Energy at the University of Calgary, as she asks how oil came to write our energy stories and histories. Hosted with the Calgary Public Library. Read More >>

    08 Apr

    Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary

    April 8, 2017


    Members of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra will be playing inside CF Chinook Centre at Centre Court to celebrate spring! There will also be a spectacular LED garden experience featuring 4,000 LED flowers. This event is free to the public. Read More >>

    08 Apr

    Dalhousie Community Centre, 5432 Dalhart Road Northwest, Northwest Calgary, Calgary

    April 8, 2017


    The Calgary Sketch Club Art Exhibition and Sale at the Dalhousie Community Centre.  Featuring a diverse array of original artwork by local artists including water colour, oil, acrylic, pastel and more! Free entry, parking and entry form for the door prize of an original painting. Read More >>

    09 Apr

    Bow Valley Christian Church & First Alliance Church, Calgary

    April 9, 2017 To April 12, 2017



    Join New West Symphony & Chorus as we collaborate with First Alliance Church’s choir and orchestra to present “Saviour”, a modern oratorio. We are looking forward to this unique performance, and hope it speaks into your Easter season with its strong message. Read More >>

    22 Apr

    Bridgeland - Riverside Community Centre, 917 Centre Avenue Northeast, Calgary

    April 22, 2017



    1-Day Only with 25 Artists in Attendance: Painting, Jewelry, Glass, Photography, Ceramics, Sculpture and Textiles. We are committed to creating an environment of belonging for artists and art enthusiasts alike. Artists have the opportunity to share their inspirations and techniques with each other and the viewing public. Read More >>

    22 Apr

    Calgary Courts Centre, 601 5 Street Southwest, Calgary

    April 22, 2017



    Law Day is a national event every April that celebrates the signing of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It is an occasion for the public to learn about the law, the legal profession and the legal institutions that form the cornerstones of Canadian democracy. Read More >>

    28 Apr

    Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary

    April 28, 2017 To May 12, 2017


    Calgary Night Market is a fun filled event celebrated by local businesses and supporters in Calgary! Latenight shopping and local entertainment for everyone to enjoy! Inside Eau Claire Market Live music Live entertainment Artisan Vendors Sweets Buskers and more! JOIN US FOR LATE NIGHT SHOPPING AND ENJOY SOME LIVE ENTERTAINMENT!!… Read More >>

    29 Apr

    Community Natural Foods - Chinook Station Market, 202 61st Avenue Southwest, Calgary

    April 29, 2017



    Stop by Community Natural Foods, Chinook Station Market On Saturday, April 29th, 2017, to get your hands on some sweet and savory vegan treats while supporting two fantastic charities. 100% of proceeds from the sale will be donated to The Alice Sanctuary and Free Spirit Sanctuary. Read More >>

    Spruce Meadows
    06 May

    Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

    May 6, 2017 To May 14, 2017



    The May Classic Tournament is the first outdoor tournament of the season (weather permitting) and competitions in this Tournament range from 0.50m to 1.20m. Read More >>

    06 May

    St Peter's Anglican Church, 903 75th Avenue SW, Calgary

    May 6, 2017



    Spring is coming and with it our next By-Hand Marketplace! There will be treasures from home décor to tasty treats, Beauty secrets to wearables too. Read More >>

    Spruce Meadows
    14 Jun


    June 14, 2017 To June 18, 2017



    The ‘Continental’ is an FEI CSIO 5-star Tournament which features a Nations’ Cup and is part of the summer series. Family entertainment and shopping opportunities are available. Know more about Spruce Meadows. Things to do at Spruce Meadows Continental 2017 1. Watch the equestrian show jumping event . 2. Read More >>

    Spruce Meadows
    27 Jun

    Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary

    June 27, 2017 To July 2, 2017



    The CSI 5 outdoor tournament, Pan American will feature riders from throughout North America. In 2017 The Spruce Meadows ‘Pan American’ presented by Rolex will combine events from the former ‘Canada One’ and ‘Pan American’ Tournaments. Learn more about Spruce Meadows. Tickets to Spruce Meadows Pan American Admission is complimentary. Read More >>

    20 Jul

    Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary

    July 20, 2017 To August 27, 2017

    Pay what you can

    Shakespeare By The Bow Sail to an enchanted island where a mysterious storm washes both romance and revenge ashore. Spirits will run high in Shakespeare’s most magical tale of love, family, and forgiveness. Read More >>

    Spruce Meadows
    31 Aug

    Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

    August 31, 2017 To September 2, 2017



    The Champions’ Welcome Tournament serves as a friendly warm-up to the ‘Masters’ Tournament. The tournament is expected to attract a very respectable entry from throughout North, Central and South America, that has historically arrived at Spruce Meadows well in advance of the CSIO 5* ‘Masters’ Tournament. Read More >>

    02 Sep

    Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

    September 2, 2017 To September 3, 2017


    25th Annual BBQ on the Bow Festival Canada’s Oldest BBQ Festival with plenty of entertainment. The BBQ on the Bow features 35+ BBQ teams competing over the weekend for over $10,000 in prize money. Read More >>

    12 Oct

    Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary

    October 12, 2017 To October 22, 2017



    The Oktoberfest is an indoor show jumping tournament held in Spruce Meadows Equi-Plex. Competitions in this Tournament range in height from 0.90m to 1.40m. The Oktoberfest is the perfect tournament to experience competition up-close and in the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex. Learn more about Spruce Meadows. Read More >>