Events Happening In and Near Downtown West
In partnership with the Stampeders, The Federation of Calgary Communities invites you to cheer on the stamps and raise money for your community!
Visit www.stampeders.com/calgarycommunities to buy your ticket and cheer on the Calgary Stampeders! Winner will be announced at noon on Sept 29!
With every ticket purchased, your community association will receive a $3 donation from the Stampeders.
Calgary's Carifest celebrates Caribbean arts and culture. The festival will kick off at Olympic Plaza with a parade down Stephen Avenue. Afterward, join the celebration at Shaw Millennium Park and enjoy local, international and Caribbean entertainment, food, art and more.
It’s the gambler’s ruin: the chance in any given roll feels pretty reasonable – one in six, if you are rolling a single die. So what are the chances you can make it to the top of the stairs by rolling a die repeatedly? There are just ten stairs, after all. This is applied math at its most delightful. Test your luck and compare it to your gut instincts.
Duran Duran will headline The Roundup MusicFest July 11 at Shaw Millennium Park
- 1 North lane closed on 9th Avenue SW
- 2 West lanes closed on 11th Street from 7th Ave to 9th Ave SW
- 2 East lanes on 11th Street SW will remain open during this time
- Public transport will not be affected by these lane closures
The 2017 parade route is REVERSED, come check it out! 30 marching bands, 40 floats, 750 horses, and 4,000 people - at least! It's a magnificent march through Canadian tradition, Alberta history, and Calgary's culture. Our western roots are strong, and we're proudly multi-cultural too. Many people travel from all over the globe to walk and ride in our Parade.
The Downtown West community gladly welcomes the world again this year!
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...
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.
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)
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!