Calgarians invited to celebrate Culture Days with ten City events this weekend

Culture Days is a national celebration of arts and culture. At the end of each September, millions of people attend thousands of participatory arts and culture events across the country. Culture Days programs invite the public to get hands-on and behind-the-scenes to highlight the importance of arts and culture in our communities.

During the Culture Days weekend which runs September 27 to 29, The City of Calgary will host ten arts related events to explore, learn and participate. Events will showcase artists of various mediums to inform and promote cultural opportunities in the City. Art as it relates to the Calgary environment will be featured prominently over the three days.

Taking place in locations including the Municipal building, Stephen Avenue, Devonian Gardens, Contemporary Calgary, Edworthy Park, 12 Street bridge in Inglewood and Fort Calgary, activities and topics include:

  • Video projection against the back of City Hall featuring a cross section of culture in Calgary's urban and natural environments.

  • Printmaking featuring the art on Calgary’s manhole covers.

  • Jazz at Devonian Gardens with Calgary’s own, JUNO nominated keyboardist Steve Fletcher.

  • Firing 3D printed ceramics.

  • Exploring art that comments on the work being done to restore and rehabilitate the natural habitat of the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

  • Performances that remark on the complexities and challenges of construction crews in Calgary as they repair water and sewer pipes.

  • Listening to Calgary’s water infrastructure using analogue geophones during a guided tour and performance.

  • Walking tours of public art works and significant sites to expand views of our history and shared reality in Calgary. This event is presented in partnership with Calgary Public Library and Fort Calgary.

For a list of events presented by The City of Calgary visit For a list of events across the country including more than 70 events in the Calgary area visit