Banff Summer Arts Festival
Make Banff your summer cultural destination.
The Banff Summer Arts Festival is the longest running arts festival in Canada. Every summer since 1933 The Banff Centre has presented a festival of the arts – including dance, opera, theatre; folk, world, and classical music; Indigenous Arts; as well as visual arts exhibitions; literary readings; films; and speakers.
An audience-friendly event, the Banff Summer Arts Festival provides unparalleled access through dozens of free events. And in most cases, the performances you see on stage are the outcome of The Banff Centre’s arts training programs. Over the past decade, more than a quarter of a million people have experienced exceptional events set within an iconic mountain landscape (UNESCO World Heritage Site) at the Banff Summer Arts Festival.
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The Banff Centre is grateful to the Government of Canada and the Government of Alberta and to the many corporations, foundations, and individuals who generously support our programs and participants. Because of this support, The Banff Centre is able to showcase many of its programs and participants during the Banff Summer Arts Festival.
The Banff Centre’s supporters are recognized on the annual donor wall in the Eric Harvie Theatre and in an annual published list of supporters. Named funds that were created in order to provide support for faculty, master artists, fellowships, and scholarships are, as applicable to the summer programs, listed in the Festival house programs.
The Banff Centre is supported by: