Jun 18

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of June 18

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Summer is officially here and downtown Calgary is working overtime to make sure everyone has something to do. This means a jam packed week of fun, so make sure to check out our “Also This Week” section to get an extended preview!

June 18, 2022

Over the lunch hour, the Honouring Mother Earth Opening Ceremonies Committee will be hosting the 7th annual Aboriginal Awareness Week Opening Ceremonies event at Olympic Plaza in Calgary. The committee theme of this year’s event is “Giving back to community”.

This is a FREE event and open to all. This free and extended lunch hour event will run from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm and feature free burgers and environmentally friendly water containers.

Entertainment will be provided by a variety of groups, including: Armond Duck Chief, a Canadian singer and songwriter of country music, who was a Juno Award nominee for Aboriginal Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2016 for his album The One and is a member of the Siksika Nation. Saskia Dejong will also be providing entertainment. A well-known fiddler who will provide an excellent show for the audience. In addition to the regular program, a special community lead recognition presentation will be presented to a Wilton LittleChild, who is a lawyer, former member of Parliament and has worked with the Truth and Reconciliation work in Canada.

The event site is open from 10:45 am - 2:00 pm with the formal part of the agenda from 11:45 am - 1:00 pm​


June 20 - 24, 2018

Since 2007, Sled Island’s thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.


June 21, 2022

Arts Commons, in partnership with Sled Island, IRIM (Indigenous Resilience in Music), Drum Beat, and CBC Calgary are proud to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples day with a free Mini Pow Wow featuring traditional drumming, song and dance, a meet-and-greet, workshop, and mini-performance by Hip-Hop duos Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce.

The day also features a selection of films from imagineNATIVE – the world’s largest presenter of Indigenous film.

Join us for these FREE, all-ages events! No ticket or RSVP is needed.

Location: Immediately outside centre court (8th Ave), and inside the Arts Learning Centre.


June 23, 2022

Canada’s first ever street track meet will be taking place on June 23rd, 2018 in downtown Calgary. The Calgary Track Takeover will bring some of Canada’s top male and female Olympic performers to Olympic Plaza to compete in the following 3 events; 100M dash, Pole vault, and high jump. Come out and watch some of the best athletes in the world showcase the sport of Athletics in a fun environment where fans can truly be a part of the action in a festival environment.



Medicine Wheel Warriors
June 19, 2022

This event encourages youth within the Urban Society for Aboriginal Youth’s programs and partnerships to explore positive role models and leadership in their community​

The Market on Stephen Ave
June 19, 2022

We are pleased to announce that the Market on Stephen Avenue is back for it’s 3rd year! Join us on Stephen Avenue from 1st SE to 2nd Street West from 10:00am til 4:00pm.

Downtown Summer Stage Concerts
June 19 - 23, 2018

Featuring hour long performances at noon every day except Monday and Sunday, bring your lunch and enjoy the show.

ProArts Presents Irish Cultural Choir Concert
June 20, 2022

This welcoming group has over forty singers regularly regaling, and continue to entertain people from around the world in their uniquely Irish-Canadian manner.

Summer Solstice Art Party
June 21, 2022

Join us for refreshments on the patio of the new Edison Building, see some local art, and learn more about what Uppstart is doing to revolutionalize the art market in Calgary.

The Market at Eau Claire Market
June 22 & 23

Come on into Eau Claire Centre court where you will find a variety of food, fashion, art and health & wellness

Owen Pallett in Concert
June 23, 2022

Academy Award-nominated composer Owen Pallett creates his own musical realm featuring violin loops, electronics, mercurial harmonies, and lush orchestral arrangements.

We Love to Dance - 80’s & 90’s Edition
June 23 & 24

We invite you to ‘Party like it’s 1999’ with Dutch Mastermixer and radio sensation Ben Liebrand!

Sultry & Sweet Summer Reads YYC
June 24, 2022

Start your summer by diving into sultry and sweet love stories with Calgary’s first romance reader festival!


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