What Are the Best Fall Festivals in Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 at 1:54pm.

The Best Fall Festivals in Calgary, ABCalgary has great festivals happening year round, and as the summer warmth fades into a cool chill, Calgary’s autumn season is no exception. Explore Calgary’s autumn festivals now, whether it’s to get a side-splitting laugh at comedy festivals or to get a hearty tuck-in at a food festival. No matter what interests you, you’re sure to find a great fall Calgary festival that suits you.

The Calgary Improv Festival

The Calgary Improv Festival features many incredibly funny people and it's a great chance to get out for a good laugh. Over 2,500 people attended the Improv Festival last year and the festival hopes to once again break their attendance record. This festival will be held in September with many performances scheduled.

Some of the shows will be held at the Epcor Centre's Engineered Air Theatre & Jack Singer Concert Hall. Others will be at the Impro Depot Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre or The Comedy Cave. For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit the festival website.

The Beakerhead Festival

This September, one of the most unique events will be held in Edmonton. The Beakerhead Festival provides a city-wide festival celebrating arts, engineers and entertainment. This hands-on event provides a place for creative minds to display their technological work. From installations to workshops and so much more, this is quite the event to attend.

The entire family can enjoy the amazing entertainment as buildings become musical instruments and mechanical sculptures come alive. Events at the festival include:

  • Electric Performances
  • Speakerhead
  • Art Bikes and Art Cars
  • Mechanical Sculpture Galleries
  • International Innovation Competitions
  • The Making of Mondo Spider
  • What it's Like to Live in Space
  • BeakerReel
  • i-Robot Theatre
  • And More!

Plenty of food will be provided by the many Calgary restaurants participating in the festival. You can pick up a meal anytime during the festival before heading to the next big event.

Food for Thought Festival

This September, the Annual Food for Thought festival will provide an excellent opportunity for food lovers to enjoy over 20 sampling stations. Local chefs, retailers and producers will provide all types of samples for the public to enjoy. Not only can you try some great food, but you can also learn about how sustainable growing practices help the Calgary community.

This event is all about food, but it will be more than just food that draws the crowd. Live music, conversation and plenty of learning will provide something for everybody while sampling the excellent food choices. Throughout the events, interviews will be held with food retailers, chefs and producers. In between the interviews, live music will provide the entertainment.

Visit a Fall Festival in Calgary Today

Don’t wait to visit one of these great festivals! No matter what you’re interested in, you’re sure to find it here in one of Calgary’s festivals.

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