PAST Events

Located in the hub of the riverfront activity and the city’s extensive pathway system, Eau Claire is often playing host to events and festivals.

 

March 6, 2016

10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Power of Movement – Eau Claire Centre Court

Power of Movement is Canada’s largest yoga fundraiser benefiting the Arthritis Research Foundation. Held in various locations across Canada, participants of all ages and abilities attend specialized yoga events to raise funds and awareness for arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. Registration starts at 9:30am.

www.powerofmovement.ca


March 12, 2016

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Shamrock Shuffle – Eau Claire Market Centre Court and North Plaza

Funds raised by the race will go directly to support First Responders, Emergency Services and Military Families dealing with the challenges brought forth due to post traumatic stress and critical incidents. Come dressed in your favorite St. Patrick’s Day look and take part in the Legacy Place Shamrock Shuffle. Opening ceremonies start at 9:20am and runs start at 10am.

legacyplacesociety.com


March 19, 2016

9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rogers Insurance Run for L’Arche - Eau Claire Market Centre Court and North Plaza

The Run for L'Arche was started in 2011 and has raised over $200,000 for L’Arche Calgary’s homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

www.rogersinsurance.ca


April 9, 2016

8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Light it Up Calgary 2016 – Eau Claire Centre Court and North Plaza

Fire up your headlamp and Light Up the course as you offer your support to cancer survivors. Join the fun walk or run in the dark and make your impact felt! Gather your family, friends and co-workers to join you for Light It Up Calgary and lend valuable support to Wellspring Calgary and to those people in our community living with cancer.

lightitupcalgary.ca


April 10, 2016

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

The Doorway Run – Eau Claire Market Centre Court and North Plaza

Run or walk to support young people to get off the streets and pursue their dreams.

Registration starts at 8:30am.

www.events.runningroom.com


April 29, 2016

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Parade of Wonders – Eau Claire Market North Plaza

The POW! Parade of Wonders is an annual cosplay parade celebrating pop culture and creativity in Calgary’s downtown. It’s free to participate but there is a catch: to walk in the parade you must be decked out in cosplay (costume-play).

calgaryexpo.com


April 30, 2016

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Celebrating Alexandra: Raise Up Retreat– Eau Claire Market Community Room

This is an all day fundraiser in support of the Pregnancy and Infant Loss Program at Alberta Health Services. It will feature individual sessions held every hour centered around Wellness and Healing and a Blind Auction.

Event Schedule and Information


May 6, 2016

6:30 am – 9:30 am

Bike to Work Day 2016 – Eau Claire Market North Plaza

The Bike to Work Day event promotes cycling as a healthy, efficient, convenient, low-cost and socially responsible means of transportation which contributes to the reduction of inner city traffic congestion and pollution.

The event is free and there is no need to register.

There will be a FREE breakfast at the Eau Claire Market from 6:30 am – 9:30 am, along with music and other fun prizes and freebies.

bikecalgary.ca


May 28, 2016

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Barrhead Composite High School Concert Band– Eau Claire Market North Plaza

"Barrhead Composite High School Concert Band", from Barrhead, Alberta under the direction of Mrs. Kerri-lee Kostiw, will be playing a 35 minute concert of traditional concert band music as well as pop favorites such as the music of Henry Mancini (Pink Panther, Peter Gunn) and "More Cowbell" a medley of 70's music.

 


June 5, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

2016 Walk to Fight Arthritis – Eau Claire Market North Plaza

The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve one common goal; to help over 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis every day. Funding goes to research, programs and services to help people living with arthritis to live well at home, work and play.

Registration starts at 9:00 am.

walktofightarthritis.ca

 


June 9, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Street Piano Series - Eau Claire Market

Aaron Young and Steve Fletcher will be giving a free performance over the noon-hour in Eau Claire Market. Seating is provided, feel free to bring your own lunch or stop by our food court or restaurants.

Creating a sense of community and adding music to outdoor spaces is a key feature of the piano performances. The piano was designed and built by Jesse Moffatt Pianos as a part of the Downtown Calgary's CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) initiative.


June11 - 12, 2016

11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Forks in the Road- Eau Claire Market

2 days of music and food trucks at Eau Claire Market.

An all ages event and Red Cross Fort McMurray Fundraiser.

marketcollective.ca/upcoming-events/


June 10 - 11, 2016

12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Betty's Run for ALS 2016– Eau Claire Market Centre Court

Betty's Run for ALS celebrates, promotes and channels hope for those affected with ALS, their families and their friends. Funds go to support people living with ALS, facilitating the provision of care, promoting awareness and helping find a cure. Race packages pick-up is at Eau Claire Market and the walk/run takes place at North Glenmore Park. See website for details. There will be a 5 km walk or an 8 km run.

alsab.ca/bettysrun

 


June 12, 2016

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Capoeira and Brazilian Arts Festival– Eau Claire Market Centre Court

Axe Capoeira specializes in Brazilian folkloric dances and rhythms. This festival is a four-day event that will showcase a variety of vibrant Brazilian dances as well as the exciting martial arts of Capoeira accompanied by live music. Renowned performers from the U.S. and Brazil will be showcasing their talents. The festival will be located throughout Calgary, but their Grand Finale performance will be held here at Eau Claire Market. Come join us at the Market for this free family event!

axecalgary.com

 


June 19, 2016

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Do It For Dads Walk/Run – Eau Claire Market North Plaza

The Do It For Dads Walk/Run 5km is a fun, family-friendly event hosted on Father's Day. This event raises awareness and funds for prostate cancer - the leading cancer affecting Canadian men.

prostatecancer.ca


June 23, 2016

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Street Piano Series - Eau Claire Market

Mark De Jong and Morgan McKee will be giving a free performance over the noon-hour in Eau Claire Market. Seating is provided, feel free to bring your own lunch or stop by our food court or restaurants.

Creating a sense of community and adding music to outdoor spaces is a key feature of the piano performances. The piano was designed and built by Jesse Moffatt Pianos as a part of the Downtown Calgary's CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) initiative.


June 25, 2016

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

One Walk to Conquer – Eau Claire Market North Plaza

This event is a 25km walk through Calgary with each particpant/team choosing the type of cancer that they want their donations to go to. It is a unified walk to raise funds to conquer all types of cancer. Walkers will be going through Eau Claire Market starting at 8:00 am.


albertacancer.ca


July 1, 2016

11:00 am

Canada Day Celebration - Eau Claire Market Centre Court & North Plaza

Come down for an afternoon of fun for the family. Enjoy local entertainment, an Artisan's Market, Petting Zoo, Children's Activities and much more!


August 7, 2016

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Autism and Aspergers Friendship Society - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

It is one of the organization's longtime-member's 80th birthday and he wants to celebrate with one big event and raise money for AAFS! Come join the One Big Jam; an afternoon of music, art and fun in support of the Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary.

aafscalgary.com


August 11 - 14, 2016

11:00 am - 9:00 pm

Taste of Calgary 2016 - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

Taste of Calgary, the city's most appetizing outdoor festival of food and drinks, is back for its 20th year at Eau Claire's festival plaza - Barclay Parade and 3rd Street SW. This year's blend of international cuisines will treat your taste buds to flavours from Africa, East India, Italy, Asia and more - all represented by over 40 of Calgary's most unique restaurants and beverage companies.

tasteofcalgary.com


 

August 25 - 28, 2016

11:00 am - 10:00 pm August 25 - 27

11:00 am - 6:00 pm August 28

Calgary Ribfest and Corn Roast - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

Come down to Eau Claire Market for Calgary Ribfest Canada for Kiwanis Kids event and taste some slow-cooked ribs, BBQ chicken, pulled pork corn roast, sweets and treats! Enjoy live music, food competitions and celebrity judging to support the Kiwanis Kids.

Receive a $3.00 Coupon!

featurefestivals.com


September 7, 2016

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Calgary International Film Festival and Downtown Calgary

Eau Claire Market North Plaza

Enjoy a pop-up concert with Downtown Calgary and the Calgary International Film Festival to announce the full festival lineup and special guests for this year's CIFF.

calgaryfilm.com


September 10 - 11, 2016

Foundations Design Festival - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

7:00 am to 10:00 pm

Foundation Design Festival provides the ultimate platform for companies to showcase products, new services, and key skills as well as being the perfect environment for consumers to discover the newest and more innovative products and solutions. Showcasing home development, interior design, home and commercial renovation, commercial restoration and landscaping and more.

foundationcanada.com


September 18, 2016

Beakerhead Picnic on the Plaza - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

11:00 am to 9:00 pm

Beakerhead will be hosting a Picnic on the Plaza and will be showcasing a large exhibit made of recycled bottles, and other cool science exhibits.

Beakerhead is hosting numerous science classes/shows throughout Calgary from September 14 - 18.

beakerhead.com


September 23 - 24, 2016

Brazilfest

Brazillian Community Association of Alberta- Eau Claire Market Centre Court

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Enjoy this family-friendly event to promote Brazilian culture and heritage. Their demonstration involves dancers and other Brazilian performers.


September 25, 2016

Onesie Run- Eau Claire Market Centre Court and North Plaza

10:00 am

A 5km and 10km walk/run along the Bow River and Prince's Island. Participants are encouraged to wear "onesies". 100% of proceeds will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

onesierun.ca


September 26, 2016

Gibson Energy Truck Pull - Eau Claire Market North Plaza

7:00 am to 1:00 pm

Teams from various Gibson Energy departments race to pull one of their 17,000 pound 1958 antique transport trucks in the fastest time on Barclay Parade. All proceeds to go the United Way.

calgaryunitedway.com

bcaab.org


September 21 - October 2, 2016

Calgary International Film Festival

Eau Claire Cineplex

Check out this year's CIFF movies that will be playing at Eau Claire Cineplex Odeon.

CIFF's Festival Box Office at Eau Claire Market will be selling single tickets to all films staring September 7th.

calgaryfilm.com


October 1, 2016

Multilingual Book Fair

Eau Claire Market Centre Court

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Browse for books in 8 different languages - German, Bulgarian, Czech, French, Spanish, Romanian, Polish and Slovak.

Proceeds to support the Calgary European Film Festival

Facebook page


October 7, 2016

EMS Ambulance Chasers Run

Eau Claire Market North Plaza & Centre Court

7:00 pm

A fun run to help fund the enhancement of safety and illness prevention and advance paramedical research, practice, and training through EMS Foundation donations. Funds raised through EMS Foundation support education, injury prevention, research and equipment.

Glow sticks, awards, door prizes and an awesome post-run meal available inside Eau Claire Market (Centre Court).

Costumers are encouraged - prizes for costumes.

emsfoundation.ca

 


October 9, 2016

Alzheimer Walk & Run

Eau Claire Market North Plaza

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for the 26th Annual Investors Group Alzheimer Walk & Run this Thanksgiving Sunday! Join the 5km walk, 5 km run or 10 km run and be home in time for turkey!

alzheimercalgary.ca

 


October 15, 2016

Light the Night

Eau Claire Market North Plaza & Centre Court

Twilight

Join us for an evening filled with inspiration and hope at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada's Light the Night Walk at twilight. Help make a difference in the lives of more than 110,000 Canadians affected by blood cancer. Hold your illuminated lantern high - red for supporters, white for patients and survivors, and gold for loved ones lost. Together, we can bring light to the dark world of cancer.

lightthenight.ca


 

October 16, 2016

Heart Beats Children Family Fun Run

Eau Claire Market North Plaza & Centre Court

9:00 am

The 7th Annual Family Fun Run will commence at Eau Claire Market and follow the running paths along the Bow River. There will be a 10 km, 5 km, and a 1 km children's race with prizes and medals in each category.

All proceeds raised will go directly to helping children born with congenital heart defects and their families.

 


October 21, 2016

Calgary Night Market

Eau Claire Market Centre Court

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Start your Christmas shopping early at Calgary Night Market - the only night market happening in Calgary during fall/winter months.

Featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and a diverse range of vendors, you'll be looking foward to sundown!

Facebook Event Page

 


October 23, 2016

Halloween Howl

Eau Claire Market North Plaza & Centre Court

9:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Alberta Diabetes Foundation will again host its annual Hallween Howl in Calgary to raise awareness and support for life-changing diabetes research. The Halloween Howl is a fun, family-friendly event that includes a 3K and 5K fun run/walk and a chip-timed 10K competitive run.

It is with the strong and continued commitment of the community, that new therapies and treatments are being developed to improve the lives of individuals living with diabetes.One of the leading causes of death by disease, diabetes has now reached epidemic proportions in children and adults.

albertadiabetesfoundation.com

 


October 27 - 28, 2016

Polaris Travel Clinic

Eau Claire Market - next to SUMO Lounge

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Polaris Travel Clinic will be opening a free flu shot location in Eau Claire Market. Flu vaccine is provided for no charge if you provide your valid Alberta health care card.

To book an appointment and avoid waiting in line, contact Polaris Travel Clinic at 403-980-8747 or click here to book an appointment online - make sure to specify Eau Claire Market location.


November 4, 2016

Calgary Christmas Night Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Start your Christmas Shopping early at Calgary Night Market. The only night market happening in Calgary during fall/winter months. A great place to shop local. Come out and enjoy late night shopping in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page


November 12, 2016

Sight Night

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

When the sun goes down on Saturday, the light from hundreds of headlamps will bob and weave along the Bow River Pathway as enthusiasts and supporters of visually-impaired Albertans join in Sight Night in Calgary - a fun run after dark.

Raising funds and awareness for the Alberta Sports and Recreation Association for the Blind (ASRAB), Sight Night, presented by Flaman Fitness, is more than just another run. It is a vision-optional event. Runners who are visually impaired will share the path with sighted runners. The after-dark timing makes it a more-even playing field.

Enthusiastic participants will gather for a 5K or 8K run or 3K run/walk on the Bow River Pathway and all registrants will receive a high-quality headlamp - the sight night light!

asrab.ab.ca

 


November 18, 2016

Calgary Christmas Night Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Start your Christmas Shopping early at Calgary Night Market. The last Christmas night market happening in Calgary.. A great place to shop local. Come out and enjoy late night shopping in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page

 


November 20, 2016

Scotiabank Calgary Marathon Book Launch

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

2:00 pm

Calgary book launch for Running to the Edge by Martin Parnell.

Martin's Bio


November 26 - 27, 2016

Winter Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

MarketSpot's Annual Winter Market will take place over 2 weekends this year - November 26 & 27 and December 3 and 4.

Shop from over 70 vendors and enjoy live music, a kids' zone area and more during this free, family-friendly event.

Event Page

 


December 3 - 4, 2016

Winter Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

MarketSpot's Final Winter Market of the year at Eau Claire Market.

Shop from over 70 vendors and enjoy live music, a kids' zone area and more during this free, family-friendly event.

Event Page

 


December 3, 2016

Salvation Army Santa Shuffle

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

10:00 am start

An annual fun run or walk with locations across Canada.

The Salvation Army strives to offer help and hope to people every day through various programs and services. Last year, over 4,000 Calgarian families received basic assistance through housing supports, infant essentials, backpacks, camp programs, clothes for kids, emergency food, income tax services, and adult education programs. Funds raised from the Santa Shuffle support community and family programs and services.

santashuffle.ca


December 6, 2016

Neurosurgery for Kids Jingle Jog

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court & North Plaza

5:30 pm

Join Studio Revolution and theYYC Run Crew for the annual Jingle Jog! This 5K run starts and ends at Eau Claire Market. WIth prizes, surprises and Christmas cheer, you don't want to miss this one! Round-up your Santa squad and sign up now - all proceeds from each entry goes toward NeuroSurgery Kids.

Doors open at 5:30 pm, warm-up at 6:15 pm and the races starts at 6:30 pm.

Facebook Event Page

 


December 10, 2016

Third Academy - Run Santa Run 2016

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

9:00 am start

Run, Santa Run is a fun 10k, 5k and 3k running/walking fundraising event for runners and families in support of Third Academy, a school for children with special education needs.

Kris Kringle Mingle with hot chocolate starts at 9:00 am, with the Santa warm-up at 9:45 am.

Each year hundreds of Santa-clad runners come out and take part in this event, once again proving the point that if you are given the opportunity to dress-up like the big man and go for a run, you take it!

thirdacademy.ca

 


December 10 - 11, 2016

The Grinch at Eau Claire Christmas Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

11:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday

Visit The Grinch at Eau Claire Christmas Market for a whimsical weekend of arts, crafts, entertainment and vendors themed after Dr. Seuss's famous children's story.

Entertainment, treats, kids' activities and a number of vendors selling handmade, local items just in time to finish your holiday shopping with.

Children will have a chance to redeem their "naughties" with a special visit from The Grinch himself. This event is absolutely FREE for family and friends!

 


December 16, 2016

Calgary Food Bank - Amble with Angus

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

7:30 am

Amble with Angus specifically supports The Children's Milk Program at the Calgary Food Bank which enhances the nutritious food choices of women and children in low-income families that have limited, inadequate or insecure access to sufficient, nutritious, personally acceptable food, to meet the daily needs of an active and healthy life.

amblewithangus.com

 


February 10, 2017

Winter Bike to Work Day

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court/North Plaza

6:00 am - 9:30 am

Annual global event, celebrating bicycle commuting in the winter - with a little friendly competition!

http://winterbiketoworkday.org/home2017/

 


February 10, 2017

Calgary Night Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Calgary Night Market is excited to bring you authentic night market festivities throughout the summer! Come out and enjoy the 1st night of the year, featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and late night shopping from local artisans in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page


February 20, 2017

Family Fun Day at Eau Claire Market

Enjoy this free event happening at Eau Claire Market. Activites include Kids' Musicians, a Magician, Face Painting, Carnival Games, Ice Carving Demonstration, an Artisan Market by Market Spot YYC and much more!

Facebook Event Page

 


February 25, 2017

Coldest Night of the Year

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

5:00 pm

Coldest Night of the Year walk raises funds and awareness with regards to the homlessness in Calgary. Proceeds are distributed equally between Acadia Place - a low-income housing complex - and Feed the Hungry - a Sunday night dinner program serving homeless residents of the City of Calgary.

coldestnightoftheyear.org

 


February 26, 2017

Cultural and Arts Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

12:00 pm - 7:00pm

Come shop a variety of YYC's favourite vendors and enjoy what's trending at Eau Claire Market.

Event Page

 


For event booking inquiries please call 403 264-6450 or email bookings@eauclairemarket.com