Which July and August Festivals Should be on Your Radar in Calgary?

Posted by Justin Havre on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 at 1:31pm.

Calgary is a very festive community. During the months of July and August, there are all kinds of different festivals that take place. Figuring out which ones you should go to can be overwhelming. Here are some of the options you should have on your to-do list.

Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri

The Calgary Japanese Festival Omatsuri is a must for anyone who has an interest in Japanese culture regardless of how large or small that interest might be. It is unfortunate that this summer festival is one of the lesser known choices. It is a chance for you to explore what Japanese culture, Japanese music, and authentic Japanese food feels and tastes like.

24 Hours of Adrenalin

The 24 Hours of Adrenalin is a unique and interesting festival for individuals who enjoy the thrill of an adrenaline rush. If you are someone who likes to push yourself as far as you can go and then push a little harder, this is a festival you will enjoy. You get to sit back, drink cold lemonade, and watch hardcore mountain bikers push themselves to their limits.

Calgary Folk Music Festival

You cannot really consider yourself a true citizen of Calgary until you've enjoyed at least one day of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. It is four days of live music entertainment at the Prince's Island Park.

When Words Collide

When Words Collide is an interesting festival because it is not like any of the other ones hosted in Calgary. It is a few days for writers and readers to come together and share their love for literature. There are always special guest speakers as well.

Calgary is home to a perfect collection of festivals every year. Whether you enjoy music, sports, culture, cooking, or literature – there is a festival for everyone. Fortunately, there are scattered throughout the months of July and August so you can enjoy them all.

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