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5 Calgary Summer Festivals You Must See This July (2015)

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Every spring and summer, Calgary’s cultural scene explodes with countless festivals that offer fun family activities, live music and entertainment for all who attend.

If you’re looking to have some fun this July, then you’ll definitely want to check out Calgaryism’s top 5 summer festivals handpicked for you!

Calgary Turkish Festival

  • When – July 17th to 19th, 2015
  • Where – 200 Barclay Parade SW – Eau Claire Market
  • Cost – free

Enjoy the weekend at Eau Claire Market and discover all the wonderful things to do with Turkish culture including gourmet food, live music & folk dance and arts.

This is as close as it gets to being in Turkey without leaving the City of Calgary.

Fiestaval Latin Festival

  • When – July 17th to 19th, 2015
  • Where – 228 8th Avenue SE – Olympic Plaza
  • Cost – free

Join Latinos and Latinas from all over Calgary at the Fiestaval Latin Festival to celebrate Latin culture with live music & entertainment, authentic cuisines, handcrafted wears, an official beer gardens.

This is a family-friendly event with a kid’s area and much more awesome things to experience!

Franco Festival CalgaryYour Source Best in Calgary Alberta

  • When – July 18th to 19th, 2015
  • Where – 1220 9th Avenue SW – Shaw Millennium Park
  • Cost – varying ticket prices

Unless you’re riding airplanes on a monthly basis, it’s easy to forget that Canada is actually a bi-lingual nation especially when you live out in the “wild western provinces” like Alberta.

The Franco Festival doesn’t want us to forget, as this cultural celebration attempts to bridge the gap of misunderstanding between some English and French speaking Canadians – check it out!

Calgary Folk Music Festival

  • When – July 23rd to 26th, 2015
  • Where – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW – Princes Island Park
  • Cost – varying ticket prices

The Folk Music Festival is a world-class event featuring more than 70 artists from over 14 countries world-wide.

Held at Princes Island Park every year, you couldn’t wish for a better place to listen to the crazy but catchy beats that will defy the norms of every music genre you know.

Calgary International Blues Festival

  • When – July 27th to August 2nd, 2015
  • Where – 1220 9th Avenue SW – Shaw Millennium Park
  • Cost – varying ticket prices

The Calgary International Blues Festival is another world-class event featuring some of the best local and regional blues music there is.

You’ll have plenty of chance to catch your favourite vibes at this year’s week long Bluesfest event; don’t miss out on the Twilight Blues dance parties!

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Calgary’s diverse and multicultural population has brought about many festivals that serve to enrich the community we all live in. We encourage you to get out and experience some of the best local activities and events year round at any one of these festivals!

What are your favourite things to do in and around Calgary? Leave us a comment and let us know below; we will do our best to add it to one of our existing lists or upcoming blogs.

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