How festivals and events benefit Calgarians
Whether it’s a shared experience or a creative outlet, festivals and events bring people together.
Drives economic development
Bolsters local cultural assets and resources
Creates opportunities for new businesses & investments
Enables a healthy creative & cultural sector
Fosters a sense of community
Encourages diversity of cultural expressions
Contributes to a greener city
Why do we need a strategy?
Having a strategy helps us proactively shape the future of the creative sector in Calgary. It shows us how to build on previous successes and identifies areas for improvement and growth.
The Eventful City Strategy
The strategy document outlines our vision and roadmap for creating an eventful city.Download the Eventful City Strategy
We’re working with partners, communities and the event industry to become an eventful city, with several City projects completed, underway or planned.Learn more about the projects
Plan your festival or event
If you’re thinking about planning a festival or event on City land or require a permit, our team is here to help.Learn more about Festivals and Events Planning
Be part of the experience
Find out what events are happening in Calgary and experience what an eventful city is all about. Celebrate Calgary’s creative side and immerse yourself in its culture.Find Events in Calgary
*Top Photo of Beakerhead event provided by Tourism Calgary – David Kotsibie