Your Guide to Family-Friendly Festivals in Calgary!

Calgary Summer Festivals (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary is a great city for enjoying a wide variety of festivals: food, international culture, music and more… there really is always something to celebrate!

Without further ado… here are the festivals coming up in Calgary and area:

Fiestaval (Family Fun Calgary)

Fiestaval Latino Festival

Fiestaval lets you have a vacation to Latin America without leaving Calgary from July 20 – 22, 2018! Fiestaval Latin Festival is a family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American culture. There will be lots of artisan vendors to explore . . . and of course, who can forget all the amazing food that will showcase all the different cultures and countries! Read more about it here.

Calgary Arab Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Arab Festival

Bring the family to this free cultural festival on July 28 – 29, 2018, in Olympic Plaza, and learn more about the diverse Arabic cultures across the Middle East. Explore the exhibition tents and discover Middle Eastern dance, art, and fashion, while enjoying authentic Arabic cuisine and coffee! Read more about it here.



Calgary Folk Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Folk Festival

Every July, the Calgary Folk Music Festival comes to Prince’s Island Park, entertaining young and old alike, with a diverse blend of music. Sharing a rich sense of community, the Folk Festival offers a wonderful outdoor experience filled with a mutual enjoyment of music and other activities. Food vendors, a beer garden, a children’s play area, and a craft market will enhance the weekend. Read more about it here.

Chestermere Water Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Chestermere Water Festival

Celebrate summer on the lake at Chestermere’s annual Water Festival. Watch the epic wakeboard completion, enjoy the tasty food truck line, take a boat tour, have a blast with your kids in the Kids Fun Zone, browse the Artisan Market or visit the Beer Gardens. There will also be awesome entertainment including the headliner Drew Gregory! End the night with the amazing fireworks display! Read more about it here.

Calgary Blues Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary International Blue Festival

The Calgary International Blues Festival is presenting a week of concerts, workshops, and special events from July 30- August 5, 2018. There’s even a nightly dance party. Bring the family down to Shaw Millennium Park for music, markets, and great food. This is summertime fun at it’s best! Read more about it here.


Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri”

The 8th annual Japanese Festival “Omatsuri” is scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018. “Omatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival.” Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance & song, martial arts demonstrations, and more! Read more about it here.


Dragon Boat Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Dragon Boat Festival

Come to North Glenmore Park on August 11th – 12th, 2018, for the Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival; it’s an unforgettable experience! Stemmed from a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day. The dragon boat competition illustrates comradery, teamwork and inspiration. It’s fun for the whole family! Read more about it here.


Taste of Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)

Taste of Calgary

Taste of Calgary is the city’s most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample the city’s food, beverages, music, and other cool things. From August 9th – 12th, 2018, discover Calgary’s global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies, plus get a taste of Calgary’s great musicians! Read more about it here.


GlobalFest (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credits: Nathalie Terekhova c/o J&J Lawrence Photography — at GlobalFest 2015


The skies of Calgary are going to light up during the annual Globalfest extravaganza! The annual fireworks festival kicks off at Elliston Park on August 16th, 2018, with five nights of fireworks. Ukraine will begin the festivities on August 16th, and Canada will wrap up the grand finale of this explosive event on August 25th, 2018.The festival will also feature food vendors, a children’s village presented by Shaker’s Fun Centre, the Oneworld Festival, a Night Market and more fun. Read more about it here.

BBQ on the Bow (Family Fun Calgary)

BBQ on the Bow

BBQ on the Bow is an annually occurring Kansas City BBQ Society BBQ Competition and outdoor festival. It takes place at the Montgomery Community Association (Shouldice Park) during Labour Day long weekend. The BBQ on the Bow is free to attend and aims to provide something for all ages. Come out and enjoy food demonstrations, music, beer gardens, a kid zone, and a marketplace. Read more about it here.

Kiwanis Apple Festival (Family Fun Calgary)Kiwanis Apple Festival

Autumn and apples go together like a warm mug of apple cider on a crisp day! Celebrate the arrival of Autumn with a day of apple-themed family fun at the annual Kiwanis Apple Festival. There will be apple baking, arts and crafts, a bouncy castle, face painting, games, a farmers market, live entertainment, a silent auction & more!  Admission to the event is FREE. Read more about it here.


Circle - The Travelling Carnival (Family Fun Calgary)

Circle – The Traveling Food, Beer & Music Carnival

Circle is an annual one-day travelling carnival of local food, beer, music, art and performers that is collaboratively produced by BassBus, YYCFoodTrucks and Village Brewery. Every year the festival travels to a new location in Calgary to bring the local communities from the various quadrants together for one day in the late summer. Read more about it here.

Honens Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Honens Festival Open-Air Concert

As summer’s rays fade into fall, the Honens Festival presents an outdoor chamber music concert. On September 8th, 2018, bring your sunglasses and picnic blanket (and don’t forget the kids!) to soak up the warmth of the September sun at Central Memorial Park from 2 pm – 3:30 pm for this open-air concert. More information can be found on the festival website. Read more about it here.

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