What: Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.
When: Starts June 3 to September 9 from 4 to 10 pm
What: The night market will feature a great mix of vendors including skilled artisans, fine artists, urban and rural farmers, and food trucks. Around 60 vendors are confirmed with dancing in the street and a beer and wine patio at Cafe Gravity.
What: Don’t miss the 4th annual awesome, free, outdoor, all-ages party on June 12. Performing artists are: Chad VanGaalen, Sled Island 2011 alumni Hooded Fang, experimental pop band We Are The City and emotionally heavy act We Knew.
What: Neighbour Day is an opportunity for neighbours to come together in the form of a front yard barbecue, garden party or picnic. A great way to meet your neighbours and you can request for the Mayor to be there as well!
clean-up or afternoon tea in a local park to celebrate our strong community spirit in Calgary.
Where: Neighbourhoods around Calgary. Sign up to register your neighbourhood.
What: Nine scripts were selected for this year’s festival out of 100 which were submitted. Through the Suncor Stage One Festival, Lunchbox Theatre has become Canada’s leading development source and producer of one-act plays. At the end of each season, Lunchbox Theatre holds a series of staged readings of new works and invites audience members to give feedback during a discussion period.
What: Food prepared by chefs from the following restaurants: Anju, Great Events Catering, MADE Foods, Notable, Ox and Angela, Pampa, Red Tree, Swine & Sow ,Symons Valley Road House, Tango Bistro, The Cookbook Co. Cooks and Yellow Door Bistro in support of Calgary Meals on Wheels. Five boutique wine stores will provide the perfect pinot pairing for the dish along with raffle prizes, live music and a Cappuccino King coffee cart.
What: Visit Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market for their first market of the year! Enjoy eating at local vendor stations, dance to live music and shop until you drop. For the kiddos, there are free activities set up.
Where: Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market – 917 Centre Avenue NE
What: Dancers at Calgary’s new DJD (Decidedly Jazz Danceworks) Dance Centre are celebrating its grand opening with a new live music and dance production. The new show will showcase the whole DJD company of dancers and feature a score by New York jazz great William Parker, as well as a five-piece band led by Parker himself.
Where: DJD Dance Centre – 111 12th Avenue SE
When: Now until Sunday, June 12, evening performances at 8 pm,
Sunday matinees at 2 pm
Cost: Tickets available at online or call 403-245-3533, starting at $29
What: TV’s most memorable music comes to YYC. Sit back, relax and let the music from Game of Thones, Seasame Street, Downtown Abbey and much more transport you back to epic battles scenes and bed time rhymes.
Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8th Avenue SE
What: Take a tour of Calgary, the foothills or customize your own route in a retro sidecar. We know what you’re thinking, how have you not done this already! Adding to YYC’s things to do scene, a great things to do when you don’t want to do the regular stuff.
Where: Let them know where you want to be picked up from when booking
What: Offering 11 days and nights of comedy and 70 performers, FunnyFest does it all from high-brow to low-brow and everything in between. Each show runs one-and-a-half to two hours long with a minimum of six performers per show.
What: The highly anticipated return of Calgary’s Dinner by Design where you can enjoy a night of Cocktail Art or attend the glitzy Gala Dinner. Mingle with internationally celebrated designers and local talent while being surrounded by the majesty of their creations.
Where: Alberta College of Art + Design – 1407 14th Avenue NW
When: Thursday, June 2 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and
Friday, June 3 from 6:30 pm to 1 am
Tickets: Available to purchase online. $50 to $300
What: A pedestrian only festival, the Lilac Festival showcases an array of musical talent, vendors, and a perfect opportunity to people watching. Get there when it starts to watch the Lilac Festival parade kick start the fun.
Where: 4th Street SW – between 13 Avenue and Elbow Dr.
What: The World Partnership Walk (WPW) is a global fundraising walk which is held annually to increase awareness and raise funds to help fight global poverty. This year marks the WPW’s 37th year in Canada having raised $90 million. The Walk will be held in 10 cities across the country including Calgary and Edmonton in Alberta.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
What: A foodie scavenger hunt comes to Calgary. Race around town in the quest to find new food treasures. In teams of 2 or more registers and receive bonus clues before race day. Dress up because best costumes will win prizes.
Where: Registration at the Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
What: Hosted by NorthWest Comedy and Just For Laughs, comedian and award winning actress, Carol Burnett is coming to Calgary. Burnett will share clips and moments from her career as well as engage in a question and answer period with the audience.
When: Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW
Tickets: Available online from $69.50 to $125. All ages.
What: Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers and artists as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, transforming the city into an arts lover’s paradise that has earned rave reviews from artists, fans and media from across the globe.
What: Participants will start in the town of Banff, then make their way through a series of incredible natural, wildlife, pass by the serene Vermilion Lakes and journey along the stunning Bow Valley Parkway. Choose between a Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K run all finishing in Banff’s downtown Central Park.
Where: Banff, Alberta
When: Sunday, June 19
Cost: $65 and up
Malika is a former Daily Hive Calgary City Editor. Graduate of SAIT's Radio Television Broadcast News program and UofA's Bachelor of Science program. Flames, family, and sleep over everything. Email [email protected] for all Calgary related stories.