Eventful City Overview

Festivals and events help to grow our city and connect residents and visitors by bringing people together to share art, culture, sport and entertainment experiences in meaningful ways. By becoming an eventful city, Calgary recognizes that festivals and events enhance quality of life, provide opportunities for celebration, connection and innovation and are essential elements in creating complete communities. Learn more

Our Goal

With several City initiatives completed, underway, or planned, this page gives an overview of what we’re doing and what’s upcoming in support of implementing Calgary’s Eventful City Strategy. With so much happening at once, we are making it easier for you to learn about and contribute to the projects below that matter most to you.

Current Projects

  • ​Future of Waste at Festivals & Events

    The City of Calgary wants to learn about experiences with waste service changes for festivals and events hosted on City land, with a goal to better support the festival and event industry.

  • ​Festival & Event Policy Review

    The City is working with industry partners to update its Festival and Event Policy, first approved by Council in 2010.

  • ​Downtown Programming & Activation Strategy

    *COMING SOON. The City is building a strategic framework and action plan to enhance the downtown experience by addressing gaps in downtown outdoor programming and activations.

Completed Projects