Engage with world-class artists. See the creative process first-hand. Expect the unexpected!

Join us for the 40th Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Weekend, July 21-23, 2019

The Midsummer Ball Weekend is an unforgettable fusion of intimate performances, conversations with artists, and outstanding cuisine – all in support of the talented artists who attend Banff Centre’s world-class arts programs. Each year, this event draws over 300 influential leaders, arts supporters, and philanthropists to our stunning campus - located on Treaty7 Territory in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

Event Details

Your weekend begins with our legendary Friday Night LIVE – a delicious culinary festival paired with a world-class performance showcase of Banff Centre artists and alumni. Followed by live jazz and cocktails in our elegant outdoor lounge, guests experience the opportunity to engage with the artists and leaders that are shaping Canada’s artistic future.

On Saturday, guests receive exclusive behind-the-scenes access to creative spaces and artists-in-residence as they tour Banff Centre’s expansive campus. Through guided walks, live performances and creative spotlights, Ball guests explore the heart of what makes Banff Centre so unique. 

Saturday evening begins with a champagne reception, red carpet photos, and a sumptuous gala dinner prepared and served by Banff Centre’s renowned culinary arts team. The gala showcase features emerging and established artists who are paving the way in their creative fields, followed by music, dancing, and the late-night scotch bar. 

On Sunday, Banff Centre President & CEO Janice Price hosts a private brunch at her home, followed by a final outdoor concert in the Shaw Amphitheatre with unforgettable mountain views.

Click here to view photos of the Midsummer Ball. 

Click here to view the full 2018 Midsummer Ball Invitation.

All proceeds benefit the Artist's Fund

Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend plays a critical role in raising money for the Artists’ Fund. All proceeds 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.

Hear the artists themselves speak to their Banff Centre experiences in our Artists’ Fund Video.

Looking for a ticket? Join our Waitlist

Make an Impact as a Creativity Circle Supporter 

Guarantee your tickets to this unforgettable event by donating to the Artists’ Fund as a Creativity Circle Supporter. Your support makes it possible for us to continue our groundbreaking programming and creation, as well as provide artist scholarships - while adding exciting benefits to your Midsummer Ball experience.

Showcase Your Brand as a Corporate Sponsor 

The Ball Weekend is a valuable opportunity for sponsors to foster new and bold creative vision through supporting the Artists’ Fund. Host your guests at this special weekend, and connect your brand to world-class artistic talent and content.

Buy Tickets

Ball Weekend Tickets include all activities and food and beverages throughout the Ball Weekend. Tickets are $1,000 per guest. Onsite accommodation is available for $300 a night at double occupancy.

UPDATE: We are currently managing a waitlist for the 2018 Midsummer Ball and would be thrilled to have you join us in July if tickets become available. Please contact us so that we may add you to our waitlist and we hope to see you in July!

Contact us to learn more, join our waitlist, or donate to the Artists' Fund.

Email: midsummerball@banffcentre.ca
Call: 403.762.6611

Invest in the Future of Artists through the Midsummer Ball Creativity Circle

The Midsummer Ball Creativity Circle is an engaged and influential group of individuals who recognize the crucial role that arts and culture play in our society 

Join the Midsummer Ball Creativity Circle

Join these inspiring individuals who step forward in significant ways to invest in the Artists’ Fund, supporting artists from Canada and around the world in creating new works, enriching our cultural fabric, and inspiring our communities.

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

Explore the opportunities available to Midsummer Ball Creativity Circle members in our Supporter Brochure, or contact us directly to learn more!

Email: midsummerball@banffcentre.ca
Call: 403.762.6611

Connect your brand to our audience

Connect your brand to our audience, and experience exceptional benefits as a corporate sponsor of Banff Centre’s most prestigious event. 

The Midsummer Ball is a highly anticipated social and cultural event that provides sponsors with unparalleled hosting opportunities, outstanding brand visibility, and networking opportunities with an exceptional guest list of industry, government, and community leaders.

Sponsor the Midsummer Ball

Explore the benefits and recognition opportunities available to you by viewing our Sponsorship Brochure, or contact us directly to learn more.

Email: midsummerball@banffcentre.ca
Call: 403.762.6611

Our Supporters

Banff Centre is proud to partner with an exceptional circle of sponsors and supporters who share a commitment to the principles of leadership, creativity, and innovation. Thank you to every individual, company, and champion who make this event possible!

Silent Auction Bidding Now Open!

Browse the exceptional selection of luxury trips and experiences, unique lifestyle items, and original artwork in the Midsummer Ball Auction, and start bidding.

You don’t need to attend the Ball to bid on any of the items on offer. View all 107 auction items, and place your bids at banffcentreauction.com. Bidding closes on July 21, 2018, at 11:00 p.m.

All funds raised from the Auction go to the Artists’ Fund.

2017 Midsummer Ball Committee

2017 Midsummer Ball Committee

 2017 Ball Committee: Melanie Busby, Patricia Moore, Glenda Hess, Nancy Wiswell, Mary Fong, Kim van Steenbergen, Debra Law, Judy Paterson.

Presenting Sponsor

Showcase Performances Sponsor

Friday Night LIVE Sponsor

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