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region |calgary & area Calgary Events Jun 20 - 24 Sled Island Crowds gather at this local, alternative music festival to enjoy an eclectic mix of performances by over 250 musicians, artists, filmmakers and comedians. Performances take place in both indoor and outdoor venues across the city, though the main gig is outdoors at Olympic Plaza downtown — a full day of music acts for fist-pumping, dancing crowds. Many events are all-ages. Various venues, 403-229-2901, sledisland.com Jul 6 - 15 Calgary Stampede “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth” is Calgary’s signature event and the largest rodeo in Canada. Along with traditional rodeo competitions like bull riding, barrel racing, saddle bronc and chuckwagon derby, it features a massive midway, two concert stages, a parade and lots more. Stampede Park, 1410 Olympic Way, 403-269-9822, calgarystampede.com Jul 26 - 29 Calgary Folk Music Festival For Calgary Pride a true taste of a Calgary summer, get your tickets to the most anticipated festival of the year. This outdoor music festival takes place in the beautiful setting of Prince’s Island Park, and thousands gather with blankets and chairs to enjoy a relaxing weekend of folk music. This year Neko Case, Saul Williams and A Tribe Called Red are among the performers. Prince’s Island Park, 403-233-0904, calgaryfolkfest.com Aug 3 - 11 Calgary Fringe Festival The Calgary Fringe hosts a combination of local, national, and international productions of drama, comedy, puppetry and improv theatre performances. Various locations, 403-451-9726, calgaryfringe.ca Aug 9 - 12 Taste of Calgary Wander around the outdoor food and drink vendors to sample some tasty creations from restaurants, bars, cafés and food trucks. Enjoy your food alongside live music, browse retail vendors and take little ones to the kids’ craft zone. Eau Claire Market, 3 St SW & Barclay Parade, tasteofcalgary.com Aug 16 - 25 Globalfest An international fiesta featuring pyrotechnics, music and a spectacular fireworks competition over Elliston Lake and the concurrent One World Festival, which includes a night market, multicultural music and art performance, and a global food bazaar. Elliston Park, 403-569-9679, globalfest.ca Aug 24 - Sep 3 Calgary Pride Celebrate and encourage diversity, positivity and acceptance with a series of art, film, theatre, festival and music events, including the festival highlight: the lively, colourful Pride Parade. Various venues, pridecalgary.ca Sep 19 - 23 Beakerhead This unique collaboration of arts-and-science-fused activities is a Calgary original. It’s truly unlike any other festival experience, with hands-on workshops, installation art, theatre, wearable tech fashion shows, concerts, gastronomy meals, and so much more. Various venues, 587-351-7787, beakerhead.com Calgary Folk Music Festival 40 Sep 19 - Sep 30 Calgary International Film Festival New feature, documentary, and short films by filmmakers around the world are screened; some have their debut at this festival. From films with award buzz to films PRIDE; Jul 1 Canada Day Multicultural performances, contemporary Indigenous entertainment, Franco-Albertan celebrations, Canadian musical performances, a traditional powwow, military displays and an amazing fireworks show are just some of the events that will be happening in Calgary. Various venues, calgary.ca