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See what’s happening in Calgary

Whether you visit in winter, spring, summer or fall, the city of Calgary plays host to a colourful range of events throughout the year, from seasonal festivals, sporting events and cultural celebrations to concerts, holiday events and more. Learn what’s happening during your visit to the Best Western Premier Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre by checking out our event calendar below.

Calgary Stampede

July 5-14, 2019
Also known as "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," the Calgary Stampede boasts the world's largest rodeo, live concerts and entertainment, food booths, carnival games, parades and more.

Calgary Expo Comics & Entertainment

April 25-28, 2019
The Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo provides a place for fans from every corner of the nerd universe to gather and celebrate what makes them geeky in a positive, safe, and elevating environment – science fiction, comic books, film, television, horror, fantasy, animation, pop culture, and so much more! 

Country Thunder Music Festival

August 16-18, 2019 
Country Thunder is the premier Country Music Festival to roll into Northeast Calgary!

Global Petroleum Show

Global Petroleum Show (GPS) is the most important energy expo & conference in North America attracting more than 50,000 international and domestic oil and gas executives from over 21,000 companies. 

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Sled Island 2019

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 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.

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The Roundup Music Fest

Rock ‘n’ Roll Icon, Billy Idol will bring his lip-curling sneer and fist-pumping persona to the Roundup MusicFest on July 10, 2019, along with ‘Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’ members Blondie, Canadian punk-influenced rock band, Headstones, and British Columbia rockers, Doug And The Slugs!

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Calgary Folk Music Festival

The annual Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical extravaganza. Some 70 artists from Alberta, Canada and the world perform on six daytime and two evening stages in concerts and sessions. 

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The West Coast largest pet festival takes over Eau Claire. With events including running of the bulls (French and English Bulldog races), wiener dog races, a puppy stampede and dock diving in the middle of the city. 

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GlobalFest - Alberta's Most Explosive Festival – is a multicultural extravaganza that shows Calgary's cultural diversity and artistic excellence with the whole world through over 20 cultural pavilions, 12 ethnic food booths, and amazing fireworks.

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Cirque De Soleil - Luzia

LUZIA takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light (“luz” in Spanish) quenches the spirit and rain (“lluvia”) soothes the soul.

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CCMA Awards

Revel in a star-studded evening as country music’s hottest talent descends on Calgary for the 2019 CCMA Awards presented by TD.

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