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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
“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.”
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.
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.
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!
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].
Attention, everyone! It’s that time of the year when we come together to celebrate the incredible dads in our lives. And what better way to honour them than by exploring the vibrant community of Inglewood for some fantastic Father’s Day gifts? Get ready for a Father’s Day extravaganza that will make hearts skip a beat as we dive into a delightful array of shops catering to all interests. So, whether you’re shopping for your dad, stepdad, granddad, or any father figure who deserves recognition, join us on this adventure through some of the amazing shops in our community your dad will love! Make sure to stay tuned for Father’s Day specials and events at the rest of our incredible shops in the community.
Calling all carnivorous dads! Spolumbo’s is the ultimate meat lover’s paradise. This family-owned deli and sausage company has been serving up mouthwatering creations since 1992. From their famous sausages bursting with flavour to delectable sandwiches that will make Dad’s taste buds dance, Spolumbo’s knows how to satisfy even the heartiest appetites. Treat your old man to a feast fit for a king and watch his smile grow with each delicious bite!
Cody & Sioux:
If your dad is a rugged individual with a taste for adventure, then Cody & Sioux is the place to be. This unique boutique celebrates the spirit of the Canadian West with its carefully curated selection of clothing, accessories, and home decor. From stylish flannels that scream ‘mountain man’ to artisanal leather goods that exude timeless charm, Cody & Sioux offers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience for the modern cowboy at heart. Give your dad a touch of wild frontier flair this Father’s Day!”
Oak & Vine:
“Is your dad a wine enthusiast or a craft beer connoisseur? Look no further than Oak & Vine. Nestled in the heart of Inglewood, this charming shop is a haven for all things boozy and delicious. From exquisite wines and craft beers to rare spirits that will make his eyes light up, Oak & Vine has an impressive selection that will leave Dad spoilt for choice. Raise a glass to Father’s Day and toast to the incredible man who has always been your rock!”
If there’s one accessory that screams classic Canadian elegance, it’s a Smithbilt hat. For over a century, Smithbilt has been crafting top-quality hats that have become synonymous with Western heritage and style. Whether your dad fancies a traditional cowboy hat or a sophisticated fedora, Smithbilt Hats offers an array of options that will make him feel like the dapper gentleman he truly is. Give your dad the gift of timeless fashion and let him tip his hat to Father’s Day in style!
Looking to quench your dad’s thirst for something unique and refreshing? Cold Garden is not your average brewery. This offbeat and whimsical watering hole specializes in crafting inventive and experimental brews that are sure to tantalize Dad’s taste buds. From their quirky flavour combinations to their vibrant taproom, Cold Garden promises an unforgettable experience that will leave your dad both refreshed and entertained. Raise a glass and say cheers to a Father’s Day filled with laughter and delightful libations!
Does your dad appreciate the art of brewing and the beauty of a well-crafted beer? Look no further than Ol’ Beautiful. This microbrewery prides itself on creating exceptional beers that not only taste amazing but are also a work of art. With a focus on small-batch production and using locally sourced ingredients, Ol’ Beautiful delivers brews that will make your dad’s taste buds sing. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts and refreshing lagers, there’s something to suit every beer-loving dad’s palate. Treat your father to a Father’s Day gift that celebrates the beauty of craftsmanship and the joy of savouring a great pint.
Is your dad in need of a grooming transformation that will leave him looking sharp and stylish? Look no further than Chin Whiskey, the ultimate barber shop in Inglewood. Step into this haven of grooming excellence, where skilled barbers with a passion for their craft will treat your dad to a pampering experience like no other. From classic haircuts and expert beard trims to soothing hot towel shaves, Chin Whiskey knows how to make your dad look and feel his best. Give your father the gift of a dapper appearance this Father’s Day and watch him leave Chin Whiskey with a spring in his step and a smile on his face!
Shop, Love, Repeat: Mother's Day Delights in Inglewood's Wonderland!
Inglewood invites you to embrace the joy of Mother’s Day, where love, laughter, and shopping intertwine in a harmonious symphony. This year, we’re thrilled to showcase the incredible shops and businesses that make Inglewood the perfect destination for celebrating the special mothers in our lives. From delectable treats to unique gifts, we’ve got you covered. So grab your mom, mother figure, sibling, best friend, or yourself and embark on a delightful journey through Inglewood, where love and shopping go hand in hand! Remember, in Inglewood, every day is an opportunity to appreciate and cherish the incredible mothers in our lives. Happy Mother’s Day!
Abbey’s Creations (@abbeyscreations_inglewood) – Two for one ice cream scoops:
Indulge your sweet tooth and create sweet memories at Abbey’s Creations! Treat your mom (and yourself) to a delightful experience with their irresistible ice cream. On Mother’s Day, Abbey’s Creations is offering a fantastic two-for-one deal on their mouthwatering ice cream scoops. It’s the perfect way to celebrate while satisfying your cravings.
The Peacock (@peacockboutique)
Attention, fashionistas! The Peacock boutique is your go-to destination for trendy and stylish finds. With a wide range of clothing, accessories, and more, this boutique has something for every mom’s unique taste. On Mother’s Day, enjoy a fabulous 30% off discount on their entire collection. Spoil your mom with a chic ensemble that matches her incredible style.
The Nash (@thenashyyc)
Celebrate the most important women in your life with an exquisite culinary experience at The Nash. Known for its exceptional cuisine, The Nash is hosting a special Mother’s Day brunch that will tantalize your taste buds and create unforgettable memories. Treat your mom to a delectable feast in a warm and inviting atmosphere that’s sure to make her feel cherished.
Shades of Sleep (@shadesofsleep)
Pamper your mom with the gift of ultimate relaxation and comfort from Shades of Sleep. This haven of tranquillity offers a delightful selection of luxurious sleepwear and accessories that will make her feel like royalty. Surprise her with a gift that embodies relaxation and quality, reminding her to take some well-deserved time for herself.
The Livery Shop (@theliveryshop)
Attention all gift hunters! The Livery Shop has a special treat for you this Mother’s Day. They are hosting an exciting giveaway where you have a chance to win a fabulous surprise for your mom. Explore their unique collection of thoughtfully curated items and discover the perfect gift that will put a smile on her face. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to show your love with a heartfelt present.
Inglewood Night Market (@inglewoodnightmarketyyc):
Looking for an extraordinary evening experience? Inglewood Night Market is your answer! Celebrate Mother’s Day in a vibrant atmosphere filled with live music, delectable food, and local artisans showcasing their craft. Explore the lively market with your mom and immerse yourselves in the unique ambiance that makes Inglewood truly special.
Rosso Coffee Roasters (@rossocoffeeroasters):
Wake up and smell the coffee at Rosso Coffee Roasters! Treat your mom to a caffeine-infused adventure with their meticulously crafted coffee creations. Whether she prefers a classic brew or an indulgent latte, Rosso Coffee Roasters offers a wide range of flavours that will satisfy her taste buds and warm her heart.
Apothecary and The Ralleve (@apothecaryyyc @theralleveyyc):
For moms who appreciate natural wellness and self-care, Apothecary and The Ralleve are a match made in heaven. Explore their collection of organic skincare, soothing candles, and holistic wellness products. Treat your mom to a rejuvenating experience that will leave her feeling refreshed and pampered. With Apothecary and The Ralleve, self-care becomes an art form.
Discover a world of delightful scents and luxurious bath products at Lemonceillo. This charming boutique offers a wide selection of handcrafted soaps, fragrant candles, and exquisite home decor. Surprise your mom with a gift that exudes elegance and relaxation. Lemonceillo is your secret weapon to make Mother’s Day even more special.
Spolumbo’s (@spolumbosdeli) – Mamma’s Meatloaf:
Indulge in a taste of nostalgia at Spolumbo’s Deli. Treat your mom to a comforting and mouthwatering meal with their famous Mamma’s Meatloaf. Made with love and the finest ingredients, this culinary delight will transport her back to the cherished family dinners of yesteryears. Celebrate Mother’s Day with a scrumptious meal that warms both the heart and the belly.
Oak & Vine (@oak_and_vine)
Raise a glass and toast to the wonderful mothers in your life at Oak & Vine. This delightful wine bar offers an extensive selection of exquisite wines and spirits. On Mother’s Day, surprise your mom with a beautiful rose, courtesy of Oak & Vine. It’s the perfect way to celebrate her elegance and grace while enjoying a delightful evening together.
Hello, art enthusiasts! Today, we’re going to take you on a delightful tour of Inglewood’s vibrant art galleries. Our charming neighbourhood is a mecca for creativity, with a diverse array of galleries that cater to all tastes and styles. From contemporary masterpieces to Indigenous art, and everything in between, Inglewood is home to a truly eclectic collection of galleries. So, hold onto your hats (or berets), grab a coffee-to-go, and get ready to be swept away into a world of creativity and inspiration.
Let’s start our tour with the Esker Foundation, where you can currently catch the exhibit “Ragnar Kjartansson: The Visitors” until April 30. This display is all about exploring the emotional complexities of human relationships – you know, things like love, loss, and heartbreak. It’s like taking a deep dive into the emotional abyss, but in a really beautiful and thought-provoking way. So grab a tissue (or three) and get ready to be moved.
Our next stop is the VIVIANEART gallery, where you can feast your eyes on thelatest exhibition by Calgary-based artist Sarah Ardean. Her work, entitled “Peripheral Vision,” takes inspiration from ecology, mapping, and the microscopic world to create pieces that are both mesmerizing and thought-provoking. It’s like taking a trip through a kaleidoscope but with more meaning and depth.
For those of you looking to immerse yourselves in Indigenous art, make sure to check out Moonstone Creation. This amazing shop champions Indigenous art practices and encourages sharing knowledge with all who seek it. It’s a space where you can learn and grow while also admiring some truly stunning artwork. So come on down and get your cultural enrichment on!
Next up, we have Circa Vintage Arts Glass, a true gem in the Inglewood community. Owner Brian Imeson has been bringing stunning mid-century European art glass to collectors across Canada and North America for 20 years now, and it’s not hard to see why his gallery is so beloved. The pieces on display are like works of art you can actually use – or just admire, if that’s your thing. Either way, it’s definitely worth checking out.
Last but not least, we have The Collectors’ Gallery of Art. This place is like a candy store for art lovers, with an incredible collection of pieces created by some of Canada’s most talented artists. From traditional to contemporary, this gallery has it all. So why not come on down and treat yourself to a little slice of artistic heaven? You know you want to.
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate, look no further than Inglewood. Our vibrant community, nestled along the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers is known for its creative energy, local shops, and lively events. So why not spend this St. Patrick’s Day in Inglewood and take part in the festivities? You can almost smell the fresh scent of Jameson and Guinness – or green draft beer if that’s your poison. If you’re after some lucky charms, have a gander at our selection of local shops and venues that you won’t want to miss:
For book lovers and literature enthusiasts, The Next Page is the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This local bookstore specializes in new and used books, with an atmosphere so cozy you could get lost in a quiet afternoon. Stop by andpick up a copy of “Dubliners” by James Joyce, “Angela’s Ashes” by Frank McCourt, or any other book by your favourite Irish author. The calming atmosphere and friendly staff will make you feel right at home.
If you’re in the mood for some Irish beer or whiskey, head over to Oak & Vine. There you will encounter a great selection of Irish brews and spirits, including Guinness, Harp Lager, and Jameson. They also have knowledgeable staff who can help you find the perfect drink to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Remember to drink responsibly, friends.
For those looking for something unique, Murphy’s Midcentury is a must-visit. This local shop specializes in vintage and mid-century furniture, decor, and accessories. Although owner Harrison Murphy specializes in Danish, Swedish and Norwegian modern furnishing, you’re sure to find something that will add a touch of Irish charm to your home – best served with some James Joyce and a cheeky Irish dram. This isn’t your typical Patty-O’furniture.
For those who love arcade games and tasty bevvy’s, Revival Brewcade is the perfect spot to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This local venue has a great selection of classic arcade games, pinball machines, and craft beer on tap. They’ll be featuring a special St. Patrick’s Day beer and cocktail menu, which includes an all-day happy hour, green beer and classic Irish music.
Finally, if you’re looking for a cozy spot to enjoy a pint of beer, head over to Highline brewing. Be sure to expect a great selection of craft beer on tap, including pints of CDCW nitro stout on special for $5 all night! For boilermaker enthusiasts, opt for a Whiskey/Bailey’s shot with a 10oz stout for $12. If malted brews aren’t your jam, “The Enya” is a gin-based cocktail with support from curacao – on special for $12.
Mumbai Bites in Inglewood is also getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit with some special offerings. Specializing in non-traditional Indian food from the streets of Mumbai, the restaurant will be featuring a special cocktail for the occasion, the Weekend Special Paantini,” which promises to be a refreshing and unique way to toast the holiday. Also on special are the Hariyali Paneer Tikka and Hariyali Chicken Tikka – marinated in a vibrant green herb and spice mixture that not only adds a pop of colour to the plate, but also imparts delicious flavour to the dishes. Mumbai Bites just might be your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – sure to satisfy both your cravings for St. Patrick’s Day green and your love of Indian cuisine.
It is winter, and cold…and a chinook blast is blowing in to Calgary, bringing connection and spaces to show our love. As we approach Valentine’s Day, Inglewood offers a place to “find what you love”, and who you love. In Inglewood, love is inclusive and needs no definition. We don’t define it, we just let it happen.The Inglewood BIA has created a video to showcase love in many of its forms and encourages people to come out and celebrate the love of their lives.
Greetings fellow Inglewoodians, YYC humans and everyone beyond, welcome to 2023! As we embark on the dark and sometimes stormy three-month winter journey to spring, it’s important to take solace in the fact the days are getting longer and chinooks are a phenomenon we can all be grateful for – albeit the occasional migraine. While of course 2022 was a heck of a year – full of ups, some downs, but the community we work and play in is thriving more than ever. More than 20 new businesses have opened their doors in Inglewood since January 2022 and we are elated to have them join and grow with our amazing roster of local shops. Inglewood has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping, dining and entertainment (humble brag). We hope you’ll take full advantage of our vibrant community and enjoy some fresh faces in town!
Over 20 new businesses have opened their doors in Inglewood since January 2022, including:
INGLEWOOD STOCKING STUFFERS – Great Local, Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Holidays Under $40.
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about the perfect gifts for your friends and loved ones (if you haven’t already). Luckily, there is a plethora of amazing, local stores #InInglewood to fulfill all of your shopping needs.
Focusing on fun stocking stuffer ideas around $40 and under, we scouted the community for amazing finds. Unsurprisingly, the list was bountiful – chocked full of amazing stocking stuffers and then some.
Remember to shop local and eco-friendly friends. If it’s local, then you’re already doing your part to support your friends, neighbours and other individuals in your community.