• Exciting Calgary Downtown Festivals

  • Throughout the year, downtown Calgary plays host to many festivals. From comedy to drama and shopping our fine city has many exciting festivals everyone.

    While staying at our downtown Calgary apartments, why not see what the city has to offer? Festivals include the Calgary International Improv Festival in October, the Calgary International Children’s Festival in May, the Calgary International Film Festival in October, the Calgary Folk Music Festival in July and the Maple Festival Des Sucres De Calgary in the spring. The following are some information about each festival.

    1) Calgary International Improv Festival.

    This festival runs from Sept. 26 until Oct. 2 in 2011. This year’s featured performer is Colin Mochrie, one of the comedians from Who’s Line Is It Anyway? Other performers include Patti Stiles and Roman Danylo, from CTV Comedy Inc. Saturday, Oct. 1, also includes comedy by kids and for kids as well. All of the Improv festival events take place at the Epcor Centre.

    2) Calgary International Children’s Festival.

    The children’s festival is from May 22 to 26, 2012, and takes place at theatres throughout the city, such as the Epcor Centre and the Martha Cohen Theatre. Performances include 1001 Calgarian Nights, Shoes of Sand, the Monkey Bunch, Medicine Bear, a Puppet Workshop, the Man Who Planted Trees, Norman Foote, BAM and much more.

    3) Calgary International Film Festival.

    From Sept. 23 to Oct. 2, 2011, Calgary’s many downtown theatres will showcase international films. Some of the films are @neshi4mayor, Becoming Santa, Being Elmo, Angels Crest, Amy George, the Chocolate Farmer, Blackthorn, Flowers of Evil, I’m Yours, Heat Wave, Journey of a Dream, Kill List, King of Devil’s Island and Monster Brawl.

    4) Calgary Folk Music Festival.

    Every year in July, Calgary is home to the Calgary Folk Music Festival. The 2012 edition will be held on July 26 to July 29, 2012. Next year’s festival is not finalized, but 2011’s included Blue Rodeo, City and Colour, and k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang. The 2012 listing is sure to please as well!

    5. Maple Festival des Sucres Calgary.

    This festival occurs in spring every year. In 2011, it was held in March and included a family day that spotlighted Tournedo, the festival’s mascot. There was also a sugar market and of course, the traditional maple taffy on fresh snow.