SPRING INTO SUMMER FUN: THE TOP EVENTS TO ATTEND NEAR WVT

Say goodbye to the cold and hello to the joys of spring!

The long-awaited arrival of spring has finally dawned upon Calgary, and boy, does it come bearing gifts. Brace yourselves, for the downtown core is about to explode with a plethora of thrilling events that you simply cannot miss. As the heavens bless us with warmer weather, it’s time to map out your summer shenanigans. And hey, consider yourself blessed if you’re a proud dweller of the West Village Towers or are planning to join the ranks of our lavish rental apartments in downtown Calgary. Why, you ask? Because you have front-row seats to a smorgasbord of stellar events that are set to rock your world. From epic music festivals to mind-boggling comic expos to spectacular theatre performances, and let’s not forget the granddaddy of them all – the legendary Calgary Stampede, there’s something for every taste bud and fancy this season. This blog post will highlight the most exciting events and activities you will want to attend. So, Let the festivities begin!

 

Calgary Folk Music Festival

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Get ready to experience the ultimate four-day cultural and musical celebration at the 44th Calgary Folk Music Festival, powered by ATB. Taking place at the beautiful Prince’s Island Park, just a quick seven-minute drive from the WVT, this family-friendly extravaganza is not to be missed.

With 70 artists from around the world, including Alberta and Canada, taking the stage across five daytime and two evening performances, expect the unexpected. These unpredictable mash-ups will have you on the edge of your seat as artists collaborate in unique and unexpected ways, sharing their songs and stories. This is more than just a music festival; it’s a destination event and essential community gathering for over 53,000 Calgarians and tourists, all made possible by the hard work of 2,000 community volunteers.

Let this be your great escape as we transport you to a magical world of music and culture right at your doorstep. Indulge in an unforgettable weekend filled with joy, laughter, and heartwarming moments.

 

When: Thursday, July 27 – Sunday, July 30, 2023

Where: Prince’s Island Park (7 mins from WVT) 

Details: Calgary Folk Music Festival

 

The Palace Theatre

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Step right up and experience the Palace Theatre, where an eclectic mix of musical genres comes together in a dazzling historic venue. This gem of a theatre was born during the golden age of cinema in 1921 and has since played host to everything from vaudeville acts to Calgary’s first public radio broadcast. With its ornate plaster ceilings, regal exterior, and sweeping marble staircases, it’s no wonder the Palace Theatre was crowned Canada’s most beautiful theatre. Its stunning architecture earned its national historic site status in 1996. 

The Palace Theatre’s spring and summer lineup will knock your socks off, with more exciting events planned throughout the year. Only six minutes from the WVT, this legendary landmark is a must-see for anyone who loves to be entertained.

 

When: Multiple Dates

Where: The Palace Theatre (6 mins from WVT)

Details: The Palace Theatre

 

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 

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Behold, the four-day extravaganza of Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming, known as CALGARY EXPO, is arriving in the bustling city of Calgary, Alberta, at Stampede Park! Brace yourself for an unforgettable experience that attracts hundreds of thousands of people from all walks of life.

This family-friendly event is not just about entertainment; it’s about celebrating pop culture in all its glory. It’s where your fandom comes to life and unites with others who share your passion. Meet world-renowned celebrities, get an autograph or a photo, and attend celebrity panels to learn the behind-the-scenes secrets of your favourite movies and TV shows.

But wait, there’s more! The expo kicks off with the electrifying POW! Parade of Wonders marches down Stephen Avenue, followed by the sensational Calgary anime festival, Otafest. Witness the ultimate showdown of professional Comic Artists in the Sketch Duels or learn from our “How To” workshops. Don’t forget to capture priceless moments with your favourite costumed characters! And if you’re looking for a unique gift or want to treat yourself, the massive show floor is a shopper’s paradise.

 

When: APRIL 27 – 30, 2023

Where: Stampede Park (9 mins from WVT)

Details: Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 

 

Calgary Stampede

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And for the grand finale of our list! Prepare to be dazzled by the ultimate outdoor extravaganza – the Calgary Stampede. This ten-day-long celebration is more than just your average carnival with rides and broncos. It’s a grand gathering place that educates, entertains, and enchants visitors from all corners of the world. For over a century, this iconic festival has been a shining star in the Calgary event scene, drawing over a million curious souls each year. Here, jeans and boots are the norm, and pancakes are served for breakfast, free of charge! But wait, there’s more – the night sky lights up with a mesmerizing fireworks display that’ll leave you breathless.

Trust us; this is one event you won’t want to miss – so clear your schedule and saddle up for The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!

 

When: July 7 – 16, 2023

Where: Stampede Park (9 mins from WVT)

Details: Calgary Stampede

 

Step into the spotlight and bask in the heart of the action with us!

Living here is a thrilling ride that never disappoints. Our towers are smack dab in the middle of the coveted West Village, the hippest spot in Downtown Calgary, with everything you could ever want right at your fingertips. With a sky-high walkability score, you’ll have access to endless shops, restaurants, bars, and cafes that will spin your head. But wait, there’s more! Our luxury rental apartments are just a hop, skip, and a jump away from transit, so getting around is a breeze. And if you’re an outdoorsy type, you’re in luck because there are tons of opportunities for outdoor adventures right in your backyard. But what really sets us apart? We don’t settle for the ordinary; we strive for the extraordinary. From our top-notch service to our mind-blowing amenities, we go above and beyond for our residents. So come soak up the energy and excitement at West Village Towers.