May through September annual summer festival season, packed with music concerts, art, new plays, gallery openings, film festival, writer's festival, ethnic festivals from Ukranian to Chinese, and other events in Calgary's exciting year-round arts scene.
August 26 - September 2, 2013. FRI KickOff Party at Hotel Arts. SAT Bi-B-Q at James Short Park; Pride Dance at Flames Central; SUN noon Pride Parade from Olympic Plaza to Shaw Millennium Park, via Stephen Ave + festival in the park until 6pm. Fused 2 Pride Wrap-Up Party, 6pm-3am at Commonwealth. See year-round events calendar on their website.
August 30, 2013. With YYC BadBoys at the Vinyl Lounge (old Boyztown Metro). September 1st - Calgary Pride Parade - come march with the cowboys.
November, 2013 at the Alberta College of Art and Design, 1407-14 Avenue NW, Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre and the Plaza Theatre, 1133 Kensington Rd NW. Annual cross-Canada animation celebration presents some of Canada’s finest new animated films.
May/ June, 2014, 16th annual queer film festival at The Plaza Cinema and other screens.
June 27-29, 2014, (tentative dates) at Strathmore Agricultural Grounds,122 Brent Blvd. Traditional rodeo: bull riding, steer riding, barrel racing, roping; camp events, goat dressing, "Wild Drag" dancing & cabaret. ARGRA participates in Calgary & Edmonton Pride Festivals.