Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Sled Island is an annual four-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, AB. Hundreds of artists and bands will play in more than 30 venues throughout the city.

Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival that began in 2007. Zak Pashak, then owner of the Calgary music venue Broken City, had been inspired by Pop Montreal and the street life that was activated by that festival. Knowing that Calgary had many more artistic venues than it was usually thought to have, Pashak felt his hometown could host a similar event. 

Schedule Of Events

Sled Island is back! In a downtown where cars often take priority to people, Sled Island is an urban life experiment. The goal of Sled Island is to open up as much of the downtown core as possible and fill it with as many types of people as possible - using music, film, comedy and art as the motivation for people to get together. The film lineup will be announced at a later date. Stay tuned

Tickets & Passes

Sled Island sells both full festival passes and some individual day tickets and event tickets. Ticket information and prices are available on the Ticket Info page. Tickets for individual bands are on sale now!


Buy passes in advance online here. 

4-Day Festival Discovery Pass - $214 (up to June 19) / $225 walk-up

Access to everything the festival has to offer at all venues including, music, comedy, film, and art.

4-Day Festival Discovery Plus Pass - $366 (up to June 19) / $386 walk-up 

Full festival experience, access to all bands and venues, with the addition of priority access to all shows, artist-lounge privileges, Sled Island swag, and more. 

All-Ages Pass - $TBD

Created for under-18 festival attendees. Full access to all-ages venues, including mainstage. 


As well as passes, single tickets are available for all venues, including Mainstage. However, be advised that there is a limited amount of advance tickets available. Walk-up tickets will also be released at the doors of each show. 

Visit Sled Island's ticket page to find ticket selling locations or buy them online.

More Information

Sled Island is accepting art exhibition, performance, installation and design proposals for the 2017 Edition of Art at Sled Island. There's also a contest going for visual artists. The prize is a space at the Calgary Museum of Contemporary Art for an official exhibition. Check out the Visual Arts Lineup page for more information

If you're not a Calgary resident, visit the official festival website for accommodation recommendations and more.

Check out other festivals happening in Calgary this year!