Calgary has many fabulous local events every year. We'll try to share as much information as we can about upcoming events in the city!

Summertime in Calgary means something different to everyone. For some, it means floating down the Bow River with their friends; for others, it means hiking through the mountains or taking walks on our world-class pathways. Of course, there’s also the world-famous Calgary Stampede that takes over the city for two weeks in July. It is deemed to be the ‘greatest show on Earth,’ but we also boast a wide variety of other festivals. There is always something for everyone here in Calgary. Here’s a list of the best festivals around this summer:

  • Sled Island Music Festival takes place each year in mid-June, bringing together over 200 performers that range from comedians and artists to films and, of course, live music. Spread over five days and 35…

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Remembrance Day falls on a Sunday this year, allowing families the weekend to spend time together and commemorate the day as they see fit. November 11 holds a different meaning for everyone, whether your grandfather served, or your past three generations played a part in various military brigades. Remembrance Day is a time to stop, remember and appreciate the individuals who made this country, that we freely live in today, possible. Whether you are a ceremony person, or you prefer something a little more active, there are plenty of Remembrance Day events happening right here in Calgary. 

Remembrance Day at Fort Calgary

Join Calgary at a special service facilitated by the RCMP Veterans’ Association this year. The service will include bagpipes,…

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The Calgary Food Bank is one of the amazing local organizations that our team is proud to support year after year. If you are looking for a way to give back this month, consider attending one of the events the Food Bank has going on this month: 

  • AMA shredding event: Sunday, May 27 at Al Azhar Shrine Centre (5151 101 Street NW) from 10am to 3pm. This is an event for AMA members to shred and safely dispose of personal documents. You are encouraged to make a monetary or non-perishable donation to the Calgary Food Bank for this event. 
  • Women's Conference: Saturday, May 26 at Kahanoff Centre (200, 105 12 Avenue SE) from 4 to 9pm. Women (18+) are invited to attend an evening of guest speakers and empowerment. Admission is free, but attendees are…

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During February, our city has one of the year's best festivals happening — YYC Hot Chocolate Fest! Cafes and restaurants all over Calgary create unique hot chocolate beverages, all vying for the coveted title of the city's best. But the best part is, all the proceeds go towards Meals on Wheels. 

If you are looking for a delicious way to spend the Family Day long weekend, here is where you can take in YYC Hot Chocolate Fest in northwest Calgary: 

  • Euphoria Cafe 124, 5403 Crowchild Trail NW, the drink is 'Cirque du Chocolate'
  • Famoso Neopolitan Pizzeria: 5149 Country Hills Boulevard NW, the drink is 'Nutella Mocha'
  • Hexagon Boardgame Cafe: 1140 Kensington Road NW, the drink is 'Matcha Koro'
  • Higher Ground Cafe: 1121 Kensington Road…

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For many Calgarians, the holidays can be an especially stressful and hard time. For clients of the Calgary Food Bank, this is especially true. Your support is more important than ever, and Kirby Cox & Associates is proud to support Calgary Food Bank as well. Here's how you can help: 

  • Donate Food: Drop off non-perishable food in Calgary Food Bank donation bins at any major grocery store in your neighborhood. Drop off fresh or non-perishable donations directly to the Calgary Food Bank warehouse at 5000 - 11 Street SE, Door #3 at the loading bay.
  • Donate Money: You can donate online here You can call 403-253-2059 for more information about donations
  • Donate Time: There is an increased need for volunteers now through December 24th for special…

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As we edge closer to Halloween 2017, this weekend will mark the start of many events and ghoulish-themed festivities. If you're looking for a way to take in this celebration, here's a list of some Halloween events happening in northwest Calgary. 

  • Halloween in Kensington: this Saturday, October 28th from 2pm to "late", head to Kensington as many businesses in the area will be participating in this celebration. Participating venues include Tenth Street Landing, Oak Tree Tavern, Vine Styles, Kensington Pub, Higher Ground, Hayden Block, Hexagon, Wine Bar, Brasserie and. Side Street Pub & Grill.
  • Halloween at Bass Pro in CrossIron Mills: this store has a ton going on for Halloween this weekend and early next week. From Friday until Tuesday, you can get…

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The Thanksgiving long weekend is already here (can you believe it!?) At this point, you may be feeling the pinch of feeling unprepared for holiday guests, grocery shopping, and so on. To save you some time scouring the Internet for hours, here's some quick links to all the Thanksgiving tips and advice you'll need this year. 

  • How to avoid holiday dinner disasters 
  • 10 ideas for dressing up your Thanksgiving table
  • 15 kitchen organization ideas
  • 60 of the best ever Thanksgiving recipes 
  • How to use natural elements in your Thanksgiving decor
  • How to get your homer easy for guests in under 30 minutes  
  • 6 places to get Thanksgiving dinner to-go in Calgary
  • 8 Calgary restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner this year

And to get you…

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Every year (since 2013), our city marks the anniversary of the flood with community gatherings, block parties and family events to celebrate the neighbourly spirit in Calgary. 

If you're looking to take part in Calgary Neighbour Day, happening this Saturday, June 17th, here's what's happening in northwest Calgary:

  • Beddington: open to Beddington residents, take part in a barbecue at the park on Berwick Road and Berwick Drive NW from 12 to 2pm. More information online. 
  • Highland Park: the Highland Park Community Association is putting this free pancake breakfast on, which will include games and entertainment as well. Join at 3716 - 2 Street NW from 9am to 12pm. 
  • Highwood: this unique event is actually a plant exchange, where you can bring…

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We heard today was National Pizza Day, so we thought we'd highlight some of the delicious local pizzerias in northwest Calgary. 

  • 4th Spot Kitchen & Bar: Located at 2620 - 4 Street NW, website and menu
  • Pulcinella: 1147 Kensington Crescent NW, website and menu
  • Matador Pizza: 4625 Varsity Drive NW, website and menu
  • Nick's Pizza and Steak House: 2430 Crowchild Trail NW, website and menu
  • Brooklyn Pizzeria: 412 - 8888 Country Hills Boulevard NW, website and menu
  • Sidewalk Citizen Bakery: 338 - 10 Street NW, website and menu
  • Famoso: 5149 Country Hills Boulevard NW, website and menu
  • Avatara: 3406 - 3 Avenue NW, website and menu
  • Gus' Cafe & Pizzeria: 1620 - 29 Street NW, website and menu
  • Al's Pizza and Steakhouse: 735 Ranchlands…

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Monday, September 5th is the International Day of Charity, and in the spirit of charity, we thought we'd share a bit about the non-profits and charities we support. 

Royal LePage Shelter Foundation
The Royal LePage Shelter Foundation is Canada’s largest public foundation dedicated exclusively to funding women’s shelters and violence prevention programs. Since 1998, the Shelter Foundation has raised more than $22 million and currently supports 200 local women’s shelters and national partners. More information.

Calgary Food Bank
Every year in the fall, Kirby hosts "The Great Pumpkin Giveaway" in which over 1000 pumpkins are purchased and given free to the public in return for a donation to the Calgary Food Bank. Established in 1982, the Calgary Food…

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