It’s summer and that means you have to dust off the cowboy boots and get ready to do some two-stepping at country music festivals. Where? All over British Columbia and Alberta you are going to find some of the best acts on tour. Here’s our list of top Country Music Festivals for 2017.
Music festivals choke the summer months. Sometimes they overlap causing you so much anguish. Do you go to The Calgary Folk Festival or to the Salmon Arm Roots&Blues? It’s such a dilemma when you are a lover of live music. Even though winter may be cold, its so much more civilized when it comes to music. The festivals are spread out, so you can leisurely pick one or all of them. Here’s a few to get you started. Oh, did I say the festivals are all civilized? I was kidding.
FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival, founded and produced by Stu Hughes, was conceived as a way to spread the gift of laughter by showcasing a world of hilarious comedy performers. Funnyfest is an original comedy celebration with every show and theme pushing the envelope.
Sled Island is an annual four-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This year’s festival will bring together more than 250 artists and bands in more than 30 venues throughout the city.
It's all about having fun in the sun with this year's Inglewood Sunfest! This year event organizers are adding more things to see and do, plus they'll still have all the favorite activities for the whole family. Join the community of Inglewood from 11 am to 5 pm as the street comes alive with performers, vendors, and fantastic food.
Each year on the second Sunday in August, the streets of Marda Loop come alive with the New Orleans-themed Marda Gras Street Festival. This one-day free public event includes the sights and sounds of New Orleans, with its purple, green and gold pageantry and featuring Jazz, Rhythm, Blues and Zydeco music, street level acts, a variety of cultural performers.
The Calgary Stampede is an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The ten-day event, which bills itself as The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, attracts over one million visitors per year and features the world's largest rodeo, a parade, midway, stage shows, concerts, agricultural competitions, chuckwagon racing and First Nations exhibitions.
The Calgary Highland Games are an event where people from Western Alberta are given the opportunity celebrate their Scottish heritage. For those who do not have a Scottish background, it is the opportunity to learn and even participate in some of the Scottish traditions including the tasting of typical Scottish food.
Calgary ReggaeFest's Main Stage event isn’t just for Reggae fans. It’s a full day family event that transcends racial, cultural and musical boundaries. With live performances from Canadian and international Reggae artistes, ReggaeFest features a beer garden, separate youth area, and plenty of arts & crafts. Or get a taste of Reggae culture from the many food vendors.