May 22

Downtown Weekly Events | Week of May 22, 2018

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May long weekend has always been Calgary’s unofficial start to the summer. Now that it’s passed, it’s time to trade in your coats for t-shirts and experience what downtown has to offer! Here’s what’s going on this week.

May 23 – 26, 2018

Discover a World of Wonders on May 23-26th with 10 exciting shows featuring the best in performing arts for young audiences. Magic, mayhem, mad science, and heart-warming stories for all ages, Kidsfest 2018 has it all! Tickets are just $17 per show and include a full day of outdoor shows and activities! For more information and to buy tickets visit or download our 2018 Festival Brochure.


May 24 – 26, 2018

Kung Fu fans! The Calgary Underground Film Festival and the Shaw Brothers films are taking over the Globe Cinema May 24-26! This Three Day Kung Fu Marathon features eight of the coolest, craziest and most exciting films produced by Shaw Brothers. Beware, this event hits harder than a roundhouse kick to the temple!


May 25 – June 9, 2018


For more than 30 years Lunchbox theatre has been dedicated to the creation, development and production of new Canadian one-act plays, many of which have gone on to great acclaim after their premiere on our stage.

Come and be a part of the process of creation. Attend the free workshop readings and help us shape the new plays that will grace the Lunchbox stage in years to come.

Lunchbox Theatre
Fri – Sat @ Noon
Fri @ 6pm


May 27, 2018

Get Ready to Run Calgary

On August 10, 1963 nineteen men lined up at Glenmore Stadium to run the first Calgary Marathon, and what was also the first marathon ever to be run in Western Canada.

Voted the 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Best Road Race in Alberta , the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon is a challenging, competitive and fun event with a race designed for everyone of any level. There is a 50k Ultra, full marathon, half-marathon, 10 km, 5 km family walk or run and kids\’ marathon.



Disability Pride 2018
June 3, 2018

The goal this year is to have 1000 people gather on Stephen Avenue and march into Olympic Plaza , where there will be music, food, people and fun!

The Mayor’s Environment Expo
June 5 – 7, 2018

The Mayor’s Environment Expo is a celebration of excellence in environmental education and stewardship for Calgary’s youth, and inspires students and families to take simple actions to protect our environment.

Jazz @ Stephen Avenue Mall
June 13 & 14, 2018

The JazzYYC Summer Festival presents the Stephen Avenue Mall Lunch Series. Shows are outside on the downtown summer stage, and are completely free and family friendly.

Sled Island
June 20 – 24, 2018

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.


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If you want to see more events happening this week and the weeks to come, visit our Event Calendar.

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