Spring Art and Craft Markets In and Around Calgary

These are some of the local art and craft markets to know about from April through to mid-June.

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Markets in April

Okotoks Spring Fling

This spring market will feature many vendors selling handmade goods over the course of two days. Jewellery, bath and body products, home decor items and treats are just some of the items you’ll be able to buy this weekend.

When: April 1 and 2, 2023
Where: Foothills Centennial Centre, 204 Community Way, Okotoks
Cost: $3

 

Market Collective

The three-day Market Collective returns to the BMO Centre in the middle of April. Find live music, interactive workshops, snacks and more than 140 vendors selling everything from handmade jewellery, to paper goods, to puzzles.

When: April 14 to 16, 2023
Where: BMO Centre (Hall B and C), 20 Roundup Way S.E.
Cost: $6 for the weekend

 

Calgary Creative Arts Guild Spring Show & Sale

At this market hosted by the Calgary Creative Arts Guild, browse the work of more than 25 local artists from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. While you’re there, be sure to enter your name in the raffle draw for an original piece of art.

When: April 22, 2023
Where: Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16 Ave N.W.
Cost: Free admission, cash donations to the Calgary Food Bank appreciated

 

The Fibre Shindig

The spring 2023 edition of The Fibre Shindig is just around the corner. In addition to supplies for knitting and sewing (fabric, yarn, patterns, kits, spindles and buttons), you’ll find ready-to-enjoy wares like fibre toys, jewellery, bags, yarn bowls and mugs. Admission includes entry into a draw for prizes.

When: April 22, 2023
Where: Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd. N.E.
Cost: $5

 

Millarville Spring Market

Back for a second year, this spring market in Millarville features more than 100 local vendors offering everything from art to baked goods. The market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

When: April 29, 2023
Where: Millarville Racing & Agricultural Society, 306097 192 St. W., Millarville
Cost: By donation

[Correction: This has been updated to reflect the correct address for the Millarville Spring Market.]

 

Markets in May

Ujamaa Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale

The Ujamaa Grandmas fabric and yarn sale returns this May. You’ll find a wide variety of fabrics and items for sewing, knitting and projects at this sale, which raises funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

When: May 5 to 7, 2023
Where: Garrison Curling Club, 2288 47 Ave. S.W.
Cost: $2

 

Triwood Spring Market + Plant Pop-up

Triwood’s spring market and plant pop-up will host an array of vendors offering handmade goods like soy candles, doggy beds, jerky and more, as well as anything you might need for the arrival of the spring growing season. Pick up a last minute Mother’s Day gift and something for yourself while you’re there.

When: May 7, 2023
Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

 

Inglewood Night Market

The first of this year’s recurring Inglewood Night Market series signals that summer is just around the corner. Celebrate that by taking a stroll through the outdoor market featuring more than 100 local vendors ranging from vintage sellers to local artisans. There will also be a beer garden, food trucks and live entertainment.

When: May 12 and June 9, 2023 (plus more summer dates)
Where: 10 Avenue and 10 Street S.E.
Cost: Free admission

 

Authentically Indigenous Craft Market

Authentically Indigenous is a local, grassroots market that showcases local Indigenous makers and artists who create handmade goods, food, art, jewellery, beadwork and more. Don’t miss the latest edition over Mother’s Day weekend.

When: May 13 and 14, 2023
Where: Kerby Centre Gym, 1133 7 Ave. S.W.
Cost: $5, or $8 for a weekend pass

 

Found Spring Market: Snack Time!

Found Markets (formerly Etsy Calgary) will be hosting a spring market all about food, featuring locally made food products and snack-themed items.

When: May 14, 2023
Where: The Hemingway Room at Ramsay Design Centre, 1204 20 Ave. S.E.
Cost: TBA

 

Calgary Night Market

Head to this night market in Bridgeland to browse handmade local goods such as jewellery and bath products. There will also be food trucks and live DJs.

When: May 19 and June 16, 2023 (plus more summer dates)
Where: 917 Centre Ave. N.E.
Cost: Free admission

 

Vintage Redefined Market

This market has tons of antiques and collectibles to browse throughout the Acadia Recreation Complex. But what lands it on this list is the inclusion of repurposed and reclaimed vintage wares. This market has a few different ticket pricing options, including VIP options that permit early entry.

When: May 26 and 27, 2023
Where: Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 90 Ave. S.E.
Cost: Ticket prices vary, starting at $7.50

 

Markets in June

Little Modern Market

Little Modern Market’s spring edition is set to take place in June. Find all kinds of products like clothing, paper and craft products, handmade children’s toys and home decor.

When: June 3, 2023
Where: Atco Park, 5302 Forand St. S.W.
Cost: $5 admission

 

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Pottery Sale

Local potters will be selling their wares at this market. From functional, to decorative, to whimsical creations, you’ll find something unique to take home here. Funds raised support educational events of the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild.

When: June 4, 2023
Where: Triwood Community Association, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. N.W.
Cost: Free admission

 

Lilac Festival

This one-day street festival has tons to offer the whole family, celebrating the blooming of the lilacs in Calgary. In addition to children’s activities and several musical performances, you can shop from hundreds of vendors along 4 Street S.W.

When: June 4, 2022
Where: 4 Street S.W. from Elbow Drive to 13th Avenue
Cost: Free admission

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