Free Events

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

    04 May

    Contemporary Calgary, 117 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

    May 4, 2017 To July 30, 2017



    Please join us on Thursday, May 4 at 7:00 PM for the Opening Reception and Curator’s Tour of Architecture & National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Year On! Utopia Factory is a suite of three exhibitions exploring architectural monuments and the urban fabric in the formation of national and civic… Read More >>

    20 Jun

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

    June 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 >>

    24 Jun

    Bass Pro Shops, #112 261055 Crossiron Mills Blvd, Rockyview,

    June 24, 2017 To July 23, 2017



    Join us in-store this summer where kids and families can enjoy free interactive workshops and activities from the many departments found within our store.. Read More >>

    21 Jul

    Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

    July 21, 2017 To July 23, 2017


    Fiestaval is a free and family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture – 3 days of fun in the sun, hundreds of performers, over 18 authentic Latin food vendors, the best Latin entertainment from western Canada, 8 international Latin bands, international dance showcase, amazing kids area,… Read More >>

    22 Jul


    July 22, 2017


     Experience all the delicious food and drink this part of the world has to offer! Perfect for foodies and anyone who likes to ‘nom nom’! This pedestrian-friendly event boasts live music, great food from local restaurants, boutique shopping and a street market featuring a wide array of local artisan wares… Read More >>

    22 Jul

    John Peake Park, 100 John Morris Way, Chestermere

    July 22, 2017



    The annual Water Festival embraces all that summer lake life has to offer with great activities for all ages. The day begins at 9 a.m. for the wakeboard completion at Chestermere Lake. Read More >>

    Calgary Tam-Tams & Prop Jam
    23 Jul

    Riley Park, 800 12 St NW, Calgary

    July 23, 2017


    Le Cirque de la Nuit, Body Art Motion & Sangha Festival invite you to join us for an exhilarating community activation focused on participation, co-creation and expression! This FREE one day event is open to people of all ages and will feature a multitude of activities, performances and workshops. Read More >>

    29 Jul

    Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

    July 29, 2017 To July 30, 2017



    Pet-A-Palooza™ is back and bigger than ever! This FREE family friendly event is one you cannot miss. A pawty for fido is just what your summer was missing. Read More >>

    Spend a Day in Kensington's Diagon Alley
    30 Jul

    Kensington Rd and 10th Street NW, Calgary

    July 30, 2017

    Join us for the 2nd Annual Spend a Day in Kensington’s Diagon Alley. This year will be bigger, better and more magical. On Sunday, July 30th we will transform the Kensington community into a wizarding world full of brilliant oddities. Read More >>

    10 Aug

    ENMAX Park, Elbow River Pathway, Calgary

    August 10, 2017 To August 20, 2017


    $15 - $125

    This summer, join us at ENMAX Park for our full-scale Opera in the Village presented by Imperial, featuring South Pacific, Cinderella, and the musical review, And So It Goes featuring Brett Polegato! The 10 day festival also includes free outdoor activities including amazing entertainment from some of Calgary’s best community… Read More >>

    26 Aug

    Downtown Okotoks, Elizabeth St, Okotoks

    August 26, 2017


    Free Admission

    Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the central event – a chili cook off. 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 >>

    09 Sep

    Studio Bell, 850 4th Street Southeast, Calgary

    September 9, 2017



    The Cecilia String Quartet’s Xenia Concerts are designed to appeal to, and be welcoming of, children on the autism spectrum and their families. This series embodies the Quartet’s philosophy that everyone should have equal access to quality chamber music performances. Read More >>

    09 Sep

    Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, 850 4th Street Southeast, Calgary

    September 9, 2017



    Tess loves the prairie, but her parents do not. Coming from an easier life, far, far away, they resent the bitter cold winter and the poverty that means burning cow dung for fuel. Based on a true incident, Tess combines authenticity with drama. Read More >>

    10 Sep

    Central Memorial Park, 1221 2nd Street Southwest, Calgary

    September 10, 2017



    Open Air brings the world’s best chamber music to Calgary. Bring your sunglasses and your picnic blanket to soak up the final notes of the 2017 Honens Festival under the warmth of the September sun. Read More >>