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#ExploreDowntownYYC Explore Downtown Calgary

In the city of possibility, downtown is the face and the place of Calgary’s future.

It’s a mix of bold entrepreneurship, where dreams become reality and where creative curiosity is unleashed; it’s toes tapped to music and dipped in the river, drinks sipped from a rooftop and art and culture appreciated up close and personal.

Downtown is where it all happens – it’s the pulse of our city and no matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it here. 

Events in the Spotlight


  • Downtown Summer Festival Season Event

    June 20, 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Harley Hotchkiss Gardens (611 4 Street S.W.), near the C-Train Platform

    Celebrate the first day of summer as we officially kick off the Downtown Summer Festival Season! Join us for a morning of live entertainment with Pulse Dance Studios and Alcove Centre for the Arts. Enjoy free coffee (while it’s hot), the chance to make your own music, and learn about the 100 festivals and events happening downtown this summer!

  • Chinatown Neighbour Day

    June 15, 10:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m., Sien Lok Park (111 Riverfront Ave. S.W.)

    Visit Sien Lok Park for a community garden concert with live music, performances, and family entertainment.

  • Contemporary Calgary Neighbour Day

    June 15, 11:45 a.m.- 3 p.m., Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. S.W.)

    Join Contemporary Calgary for their very first Neighbour Day bash! Featuring live music, interactive art installations, family activities, and more.

  • Hong Kong Journey of Time

    June 15-16, Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1 St. S.W.)

    Join the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre for an unforgettable event celebrating the rich history and culture of Hong Kong. Immerse yourself in the vibrant sights, sounds, and flavors of this dynamic city.

  • Kiitaamoko Passkaan (Everyone Dance) Powwow

    June 15, 1:00-5:00 p.m., Harley Hotchkiss Gardens (611 4 St. S.W.)

    Visit Harley Hotchkiss Gardens for the 2nd annual Kiitaamoko Passkaan (Everybody Dance) Powwow. This high-energy event and community celebration showcases vibrant Indigenous culture, song, and dance.

  • All Sport One Day

    June 15, MNP Community & Sport Centre (2225 Macleod Trail SE)

    Hosted by Sport Calgary on June 15 at venues across the city, including downtown at MNP Community & Sport Centre. Sign up for volleyball, basketball, fencing, floatables, kayaking, diving or capoeira starting on June 4, at 6 p.m.

  • Father’s Day Brunch at the Zoo

    June 16, Wilder Calgary Zoo (210 St. Georges Dr. S.E.)

    Celebrate dad with a delicious brunch at the Calgary Zoo!

Itineraries


Explore these sample itineraries to help guide your visit. New memories are waiting – start here, in downtown Calgary.

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