The Stephen Avenue Summer Stage offers a variety of different music: rock bands, blues artists, pop acts, dance troupes, and belly dancers, just to name a few! Performances run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and some Saturdays.
Events Happening In and Near Downtown West
Join us as we celebrate 150 years of Confederation with our many civic partners and sponsors!
Begin the day with a hearty pancake breakfast at Confederation Park or Fort Calgary, and end it with some of the most fantastic fireworks ever seen at the Centre Street Bridge...
The Parade showcases more than 150 western-themed entries, including 30 marching bands, 40 floats, 750 horses and 4,000 people. It's a march through tradition, history and local Calgary culture. While our western roots are strong, we've also got multi-cultural flair - many people travel from all over the globe to walk and ride in our Parade.
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July.
Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented, multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture, in the heart of downtown Calgary at the Calgary Olympic Plaza.
The DWCA Board typically meets on the first Wednesday of every month. Locations can vary.
Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit is a one-of-a-kind festival. 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!
This summer, follow our brave heroine Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, as they escape the rigid rules of court life for the wilds and freedom of the Forest of Arden. Here, they will fall in and out of love, encounter one of Shakespeare’s greatest fools, and discover the value of true friendship.
Meet Your Neighbours!
- Blackfoot Welcome with Drummers
- Tibetan Children Dance Group Performance
- Fire Truck Fun for Children with Our Local Firefighters
London Drugs is again supporting the annual Downtown West Community Cleanup!! We encourage all Downtown West and Calgary residents to come and recycle your household items, and join us for a free BBQ!
We still need one or two more volunteers... if you are interested in helping out on June 11, please email Jacquie at the DWCA.
17th annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival June 1 to June 11
EACH COMEDY EVENT FEATURES: Minimum 4 to 8 performers per show; average length 90 min – 120 min; doors open 1 hour before show time; Yes, there are great food options & tasty beverage services (at most venues).
The 2017 edition of the Market on Stephen Avenue is back!
Bring your enviro bags and coolers! You'll find up to 60 vendors from fresh food (produce, breads, pastries, etc) spices, sauces, treats, art fashion, jewelry and so much more! On Stephen Ave between 1 St East and 2 St West. Yes! Three whole blocks!
Tuesdays 11 AM - 5 PM
May 2, 16, 30
June 6, 13, 20, 27
July 4, 18
August 1, 15, 22, 29
September 5 (final day)
A fun day of games and activities in the Kerby gymnasium!
This FREE one day event is the start up to Calgary's vibrant festival season, and encourages citizens to shake off their winter blues and reintroduce themselves to the thriving creative community in our city.
17th Annual FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival
Sharing Dance Day celebrates Canada’s 150th this year!
Do you know how to take care of yourself and your family in an emergency?
Welcome to Disaster Alley!
Disaster Alley is a FREE event for ALL AGES, part of Emergency Preparedness Week.
Come to McMahon Stadium and learn some simple steps to prepare yourself for emergencies like floods, power outages or severe weather events.
Meet representatives from Calgary Fire Department, Calgary Search and Rescue Association, HAWCS and more than 30 exhibitors who provide assistance in emergencies and disasters.
Explore specialized emergency response equipment and learn how to prepare a 72-hour emergency home kit!
Updates from Councilor Evan Woolley, City of Calgary Planning, and more. Plus a Wine & Cheese Social!
Councillor Evan Woolley, with the City of Calgary and Calgary Police Services, are hosting a Ward 8 Community Traffic Safety Meeting.