Rebecca OBrien

Inglewood Presents Car Free Sunday: Embrace the Pedestrian Experience

Lace up those sneakers or grab your bicycle, as Inglewood is all set to launch Car Free Sunday on Sept. 17. This initiative aims to encourage Calgarians to stroll and roll through the neighbourhood while showing support for local businesses. The main vein of Inglewood (9 Ave. SE from 11 St. to 14 St.) will be closed to all vehicles on this particular Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Businesses will have the opportunity to extend their storefronts to the sidewalk, providing visitors with a chance to enjoy Calgary’s original main street without the usual hustle and bustle of cars and trucks. Community residents and Calgarians alike can relish the neighbourhood’s organic state, accompanied by live music from buskers, dining on expanded patios, and plentiful sidewalk shopping at some of the city’s finest local retailers. In partnership with the City of Calgary, the Inglewood BIA has designated alternate parking areas for visitors to the area.

This initiative also pays homage to a bygone era in Inglewood’s history when pedestrians reigned supreme. Inglewood is proud to be one of Calgary’s most accessible neighbourhoods by bike, with plenty of scenic cycling paths. It’s the perfect destination for those who want to leave their vehicles behind when visiting the neighbourhood for Car Free Sunday on September 17.

For more information on Car Free Sundays and other events happening in the community, visit and follow along on Facebook (@inglewoodcalgary),  Twitter (@inglewoodyyc), and  Instagram (@inglewoodyyc).

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Pride In Inglewood

Inglewood is ready to join in the vibrant celebration of Pride, a time to come together, uplift, and empower our 2SLGTBQIA+ community and allies. This August and September, you can find an array of incredible Pride events that exemplify unity, love, and embracing one’s authentic self. With a lineup of festivities that span across Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co., Vegan Street and more, let’s join hands to celebrate diversity, love, and unity this Pride season, and every day.

1. Inglewood/Ramsay Pride Patio Party: A Rainbow of Resilience

Get ready for an unforgettable evening of celebration and giving back at the Inglewood/Ramsay Pride Patio Party. Hosted at the iconic Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co., this event is more than just a party—it’s a fundraiser that supports the 2SLGBTQIA+ refugees resettling in Calgary. On August 28th, join us for a night filled with music, camaraderie, and a shared commitment to making a difference. With an extended patio, new beer stations, a balloon gift card sale, and a silent auction, this event promises a memorable fusion of festivities and support. Your ticket purchase includes a free beer, buffet-style dinner, and an opportunity to celebrate five years of the End of the Rainbow Foundation with our vibrant community. Even if you can’t attend, consider supporting their work through online donations.

2. Ol’ Beautiful Drag Extravaganza: Glamour, Artistry, and Empowerment

It’s that time of year when Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Co. transforms into a haven of glamour and artistry, all for an incredible cause. Join in for for the Ol’ B Drag Extravaganza on September 1st and 2nd, as friendly staff channel their inner Drag Queens & Kings to support the End of the Rainbow Foundation. Acclaimed Drag & Burlesque performers, both local and from afar, will grace our patio for an unforgettable weekend. From the Staff Charity Show on Friday, September 1st, to the Ol’ B Drag Extravaganza on Saturday, September 2nd, these shows are produced and hosted by the legendary @queenvaleriehunt. Secure your tickets now and immerse yourself in a night of magic, all while contributing to a wonderful cause.

3. InglePride: Dance, Delight, and Embrace

As the summer sun sizzles, join The Attic & Vegan Street in Inglewood for a sizzling Pride Patio Party that promises bouncy beats, delectable treats, and fantastic entertainment. On September 3rd, come on over and groove to the tunes of DJ Molly Fi from 6-8PM at the Vegan Street Patio. The festivities continue with captivating entertainment from Cabaret Calgary: Burlesque & Drag (8-10PM) also at Vegan Street Patio. And for the grand finale, don’t miss out on the legendary Generic Lesbian Party (GLP) from 10PM-2AM at The Attic. It’s the perfect way to wrap up your Pride celebrations with a blend of music, performance, and community spirit. Let’s create memories that last and dance the night away in a supportive and vibrant environment.

Inglewood proudly stands beside the 2SLGTBQIA+ community, supporting and championing love, acceptance, and inclusivity. Join us in these remarkable Pride events that showcase the strength of unity, the beauty of diversity, and the power of celebration. Together, let’s make this Pride season one of compassion, understanding, and unforgettable moments. See you at the heart of the celebration, right here in Inglewood!

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Summer Events #InInglewood

Looking for exciting summer activities in Inglewood? Look no further! The Inglewood BIA is thrilled to host and highlight a lineup of fantastic events happening right in our vibrant community. Get ready for an unforgettable summer in Inglewood! Our vibrant community is buzzing with exciting events that will make your summer sizzle. From outdoor markets showcasing local talent to captivating performances and festivals that celebrate the arts, Inglewood is the place to be. Whether you’re seeking unique handmade treasures, indulging in delicious eats, or immersing yourself in the lively atmosphere of street festivals, there’s something for everyone. Join us in embracing the spirit of summer and creating memorable moments in Inglewood. Let the fun begin.

Shakespeare on the Go

Attention Inglewood — the lovely team at @theatrecalgary is bringing Shakespeare On The Go to Jack Long Park (920 9th Ave SE) in Inglewood this summer. Come down to the community this Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. for the opening night of A Midsummer Night’s Dream production.


July 14, 21, 28

August 4

“This summer, our traditional Shakespeare by the Bow program will once again be going on the road…as Shakespeare On The Go! From July 14 – August 6, we will be taking a cast of seven emerging artists to a variety of Calgary and area locations to present an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Performances will play at multiple locations throughout the summer, and will be family-friendly, engaging, and easily accessible.”

Inglewood Night Market

The @inglewoodnightmarketyyc is back! A modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats & more — the Inglewood Night Market is a creative cultural hub in our community for residents to gather and support local goods and services.


July 14

August 11

September 8

September 15

Mercantile on 9th

Discover the vibrant Mercantile on 9th, Inglewood’s outdoor Sunday makers market, proudly presented by the Inglewood BIA. Join us every Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm throughout the summer season and immerse yourself in a delightful showcase of local talent and craftsmanship.

At Mercantile on 9th, you’ll find an incredible array of local vendors offering unique and handmade goods. From artisans to creators, each week brings a fresh lineup of talented vendors who bring their passion and creativity to this community event. Be sure to check their link in bio for weekly updates on the rotating vendors, ensuring you won’t miss out on the latest offerings.

By supporting Mercantile on 9th, you directly contribute to the growth and success of our local businesses. Come and experience the charm of this outdoor market, connect with the makers, and discover one-of-a-kind treasures that reflect the spirit of Inglewood.

Inglewood Sunfest

Welcome to the Inglewood Sunfest, the premier summer festival in the heart of Inglewood brought to you by the Inglewood BIA! We’re thrilled to invite you to join us on July 29, 2023, from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, as we create a vibrant and memorable experience for all.

At Sunfest, our aim is to celebrate the essence of Inglewood while providing engaging entertainment and delightful activities for everyone in the community. Whether you’re bouncing around in the bouncer, discovering amazing new bands, or being captivated by world-class circus and comedy street shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Indulge in the perfect summer patio experience or explore the latest trends in fashion—we’ve curated an array of experiences that cater to diverse interests. Plus, with over 200 vendors, including talented artisans, unique imported wares, and community organizations, you’ll have the opportunity to support local businesses and discover incredible products and services.

Embrace the vibrant atmosphere, immerse yourself in the spirit of Inglewood, and make lasting memories at Sunfest. Join us as we showcase the best of our community and create a day filled with joy, entertainment, and community spirit. We can’t wait to welcome you to this unforgettable event!

Calgary Fringe Festival

Celebrate the thriving arts scene in Inglewood this summer as we proudly host the 2023 Calgary Fringe Festival from August 4 to August 12. This exciting event, taking place at three prominent Inglewood venues—Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar, Lantern Church Sanctuary, and The Mad Hatter Coffee Community—showcases a hybrid experience of both live in-person performances and digital offerings through Theatre On Demand.

Discover an array of captivating shows presented by talented artists, with Fringe Managed Venue (FMV) artists securing guaranteed performances through a lottery draw. Additionally, Artist Managed Venue (AMV) artists will utilize unique found spaces within Inglewood and downtown Calgary. As a member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF), we are committed to supporting artists and ensuring that 100% of the base ticket price directly benefits them.

This boutique fringe festival embraces an open-access model, providing opportunities for artists with diverse backgrounds and artistic practices. Stay tuned for the complete show schedule, which will be posted in June, and mark your calendars for ticket sales starting on July 1, 2023. Join us in celebrating the remarkable talent and creativity at the 2023 Calgary Fringe Festival, right here in Inglewood. For further inquiries or more information, please reach out to our Executive Director and Producer, Michele Gallant, at [email protected].

Vegan Stampede Breakfast

Well howdy! Presented by @thealicesanctuary and hosted in our lovely backyard is The 2nd Annual Vegan Stampede Breakfast!

Join our community on Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. (while supplies last) for a FREE, fun-filled, plant based Stampede Breakfast.

Show your stamp at @veganstreetyyc, @theatticyyc or @canelayyc after the event for 10% off.

Get there early for some tasty bites, last year was a busy one🤠

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Calgary Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival In Inglewood

August 4th-August 12th

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