Midsummer Ball

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Experience a celebration of arts and culture like no other.

Join us for the 41st Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend, July 17-19, 2020.

Immerse yourself in an unforgettable weekend of artistic expression, rich storytelling, and unbound creativity as we celebrate the lasting legacy of one of Canada’s most prominent arts and culture events. 

Midsummer Ball Weekend proceeds go directly to Banff Centre's Artist Fund, providing artists with the support, mentorship, time, and space they need to realize their creative potential.

We look forward to welcoming you to our stunning campus located on Treaty 7 Territory in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

Guaranteed advance tickets and table purchases are available to Midsummer Ball Sponsors and Creativity Circle Supporters.


"I would recommend this event to anyone with an interest or curiosity in the arts as a wonderful opportunity to get to know Banff Centre and the incredible breadth of programming it supports." 
- Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend attendee 

Ticket Information

Tickets are $1,500 per guest and include all food, beverages, and activities throughout the weekend. 
On-site accommodation is available for $300 per night. Please note, this weekend is suitable for guests 18+.
Please contact our office for ticket and registration information. 


Become a Midsummer Ball Supporter

Creativity Circle Supporters

As a Creativity Circle Supporter, you will enjoy exclusive benefits and recognition for your Ball Weekend experience. 

In-Kind Supporter Opportunities

As an in-kind supporter of the Silent Auction, you will benefit from the outstanding brand visibility associated with this event.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Explore the benefits and recognition opportunities available to you as a sponsor of the Midsummer Ball. 

All proceeds benefit the Artist Fund

Banff Centre provides both emerging and established artists the space and resources they need to expand their artistic practice and cultivate their craft. World-renowned faculty work with some of our generation's brightest creative minds in dedicated practice and creation spaces. On our inspiring campus in Treaty 7 territory and removed from the demands of daily life, artists are free to explore, collaborate, push boundaries, and create brave new work. 

Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend plays a critical role in raising money for the Artist Fund, which provides critical financial support to 3,000+ artists and leaders who come to Banff Centre each year. All proceeds from the Ball Weekend go directly towards our arts programs and supporting artists on their creative journey.

Our goal is to increase scholarship levels so that more deserving artists can access Banff Centre programming based solely on their creative ability, not their ability to pay. The more support the Artist Fund receives, the more artists we can bring to Banff Centre to strengthen the creative voices among us.

Hear the artists themselves speak to their Banff Centre experiences.

Midsummer Ball Committee

Banff Centre's Midsummer Ball Committee

From left to right: Mary Fong, Patricia Moore, Melanie Busby, Debra Law, and Glenda Hess.

We are grateful to our committee for their ongoing hard work and support.

2020 Sponsors and Supporters

Presenting Sponsor

Husky Energy Logo greyscale.  

Showcase Performances Sponsor

RBC Capital Markets greyscale logo

Friday Night LIVE! Sponsor

Parkland Fuel greyscale logo    

The Midsummer Ball Weekend would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.
View the full list here.

Banff Centre Contacts 

Rosemary Thompson, Vice President, Marketing & Development

Jennifer Knorr, Manager, Stewardship, Research, and Events