July 5 to 7 | $15 a day or $30 for the weekend
Hosted by the Latino Folkloric Society, Mexifest includes dancers and bands, a luchador wrestling ring, artisan market and authentic Mexican food and drink vendors.
Eau Claire Plaza, mexifest.ca
Taste of Calgary
Aug. 8 to 11 | Taste tickets $1 each
Use your taste tickets to purchase sample-sized foods from a variety of vendors, then enjoy while listening to live music.
Eau Claire Plaza, tasteofcalgary.com
Barley & Smoke
August 15 | VIP tickets $200, standard tickets $75
This new food fest and fundraiser hosted by Divine Flooring hopes to raise $100,000 for Kids Cancer Care. As the name implies, the event will feature both local beer and a barbecue competition. Confirmed brewers involved include Cabin, Cold Garden and Trolley 5. Tickets include grill tasting samples, brewery tasting samples, oversize lawn games and live music. There will also be a display of kids reading forts that will be later donated to Camp Kindle, a raffle and a 50/50 draw.
Enmax Park, barleysmoke.ca
Brewery & the Beast
Aug. 25 | $100
Individual tickets include all food and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as eight alcoholic-beverage tickets that can be used to purchase drinks from individual vendors.
Fort Calgary, breweryandthebeast.com/calgary
BBQ on the Bow
Aug. 31 to Sept. 1 | Free admission
This event includes barbecue competitions, demonstrations and the opportunity to talk to barbeque competitors and learn about their techniques. There’s also live music, a play area for children, food trucks, a beer garden and a marketplace.
5003 16 Ave. N.W., bbqonthebow.com
Sept. 14 | Free admission
The third annual Moonlight Market celebrates diversity through street food, artisan goods and artists.
East Village, moonlightmarket.ca