‘Tis the season for food festivals, live music, celebrations and fun! Spring 2024 is around the corner and there are plenty of things to do and see this time around.  What are some of the biggest and most exciting events? No matter what you’re into, the city’s got it! Here are just a few Festivals and conventions to check out in Calgary between March 19th and June 19th, 2023.

Lilac Festival

One of the most anticipated events of the sunny season! With food, live music, drinks, local vendors, and sun! the annual Lilac Festival will return this June to 4th Avenue. As always, it’s going to be huge!

When: Sunday, June 2nd, 2024
Where: Between 12th Avenue South and Elbow Drive SW
Time: 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: Free

Alberta International Beer Festival

We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary! This year, like so many before it, take a sip or a gulp at Alberta International Beer Fest – an event that will take Calgarians on a boozy adventure around the world.

When: Friday, May 3rd – 4th, 2024
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary

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Not a fan of beer? Don’t fret! Created by Walter Chell In 1969, the Caesar is deeply rooted in Calgary’s history so it only makes sense that this particular drink is celebrated as well!

When: Saturday, May 18th – 19th, 2024
Where: 1801 Big Four Trail SE, Calgary

The Fairytales Queer Film Festival

Pop some corn! This spring, check out one or all of the incredible films featured in the FairyTales Queer Film Festival – an annual event that celebrates LGBTQ+ talent. Get your tickets now and enjoy the best in queer cinema – new and old!

Date: Friday, June 7th – 16th, 2024
Location: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: TBA

Sled Island

It’s back! Calgary’s Sled Island will take Calgary’s 4th street once again this June and you won’t want to miss it. For more information Hit the link above for 2024 updates!

When: Wednesday, June 19th – 23rd, 2024
Where: Venues around Calgary

There you have it, friends – Just a few festivals you can check out in Calgary this spring Get ready and stay ready! It’s going to be a fantastic sunny season.