Free Summer Events

Many events throughout the year are open to the public for free. Some free events require a ticket in advance. 

National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month
(June 1 - 30)

Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity invites you to take part in National Indigenous History Month at Banff Centre! Also be sure to browse the Online Marketplace.

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Pictured left to right: Macarena Gómez-Barris, Tina Campt, Jack Halberstam and Saidiya Hartman. Images courtesy of faculty and guest lecturers.

Visual Arts
(June 5 - August 19)

Explore some of the remarkable visual art happening at Banff Centre all summer and gain insight from the artists themselves.

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Interplay: Opera

Interplay celebrates the convergence of opera and chamber music and offers a platform for vocalists, instrumentalists, and other creatives to collaborate on both new works and revered masterpieces.

Kyo Maclear & Elamin Abdelmahmoud

Literary Arts
(June 13 - August 8)

Join us in celebrating five decades of literary arts at Banff Centre with a series of free talks and readings by renowned faculty and residents sharing works in progress.

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Photo by Rita Taylor, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity Shaw Amphitheatre

Amp Sessions
(June 25 - August 6)

Join us all summer for a laid-back and musical happy-hour break in the Shaw Amphitheatre! Bring your own lawn chair and pack a picnic or get food from Maclab Bistro, and enjoy the incredible talents of Bow Valley local artists.

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Art of Piano: Participant Concerts

Art of Piano is an innovative development program for early and mid-career pianists to hone skills and discover their artistic voice. Be inspired by brilliant performances of the next generation of piano artists.

Indigenous Arts

Explore and deepen your understanding of how Indigenous artists are using their arts discipline as a tool to decolonize artistic process and creation and join us for a captivating showcase featuring original works by Indigenous dance groups from around the world. 

Gather Listen Hear

Gather Listen Hear is a multi-day, interdisciplinary event centred on the relationship between sound and land. 

Outdoor Film Screenings

Enjoy a selection of films in the Shaw Amphitheatre