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.

 

 

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

 


March 24, 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! Featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and late night shopping from local artisans in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page

 


March 25, 2017

Run for L'Arche

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Run for L'Arche was started in 2011 and has raised over $300,000 for L'Arche Calgary's homes and programs for adults with developmental disabilities.

www.rogersinsurance.ca

 


April 1 - 2, 2017

Closet Raid

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

April 1 and 2; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Calgary's favourite clothing consignment pop-up shop returns for their biggest event yet!

Grab your friends and get ready to shop the closets of Calgary's best dressed, both Men and Women clothing.

Free admission, cash or credit only with ATM on site. Bring a reusable bag to carry your goods. Clothing donations will be accepted at the door and will go towards two local non-profits, Making Changes and The DI Calgary.

Facebook page

 


April 8, 2017

Light it Up Calgary 2017

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

3:00 pm

Fire up your headlamp and Light Up the course as you offer your support to cancer survivors. Join the fun and walk or run in the dark with family, friends or co-workers! This fun run helps support Wellspring Calgary and to those in our community living with cancer.

www.lightitupcalgary.com


 

Apri 22, 2017

Onesie Run 2017

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

10:00 am

Canada's only onesie Run is back! Sign up and enjoy a 5km jog or run, or a 1km fun relay race!

www.onesierun.ca

 


Apri 28, 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! Featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and late night shopping from local artisans in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page


Apri 30, 2017

Step Out for Lupus

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

Registration starts at 11:00 am

Step Our for Lupus is an annual 3km or 5km walk or run event that provides the lupus community with an opportunity to come together for fun with family, friends and supporters.

www.lupus.ab.ca

 


May 5, 2017

Bike to Work Day

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

6:00 am

The Bike to Work Day event promotes cycling as a healthy, efficient, low-cost and socially responsible means of transport 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 from 6:30 am - 9:30 am, along with music and other fun prizes and freebies!

Event Page

 


May 7, 2017

Walk so Kids can Talk

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court and North Plaza

 

Kids Help Phone has been a trusted source of support for over 27 years. As a charity, they rely on donations and funds raised from this walk, presented by BMO, to help them conitnue to be there for youth, whenever, however and wherever they need.

www.walksokidscantalk.ca


May 12, 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! Featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and late night shopping from local artisans in the heart of Downtown.

Event Page

 


May 13, 2017

Fair Trade Calgary Market

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Engineers without Borders are hosting a Fair Trade Market with vendors who will be selling Fair Trade products.

www.calgary.ewb.ca

 


May 23 - 24, 2017

Subway Panini Promotion Truck

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Subway is launching a new Panini Sandwich. To ensure the new paninis make it into the hands of all Canadians, the lineup will be sampled coast-to-coast aboard the Panini Express, a first-of-its-kind transparent food truck, which begins its tour in Toronto, making a stop in Calgary on May 23 and 24!

 


June 2, 2017

Sharing Dance Day

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharing Dance is Canada's National Ballet School's flagship community outreach initiative offering free dance programs for all Canadians - to get healthy, active and artistically engaged.

Join them for Sharing Dance Canada Day 2017 - a nation-wide, engagement program culminating in multigenerational community performances, celebrating Canada's 150th.

 


June 3, 2017

City Chase Calgary

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza/Centre Court

5:00 am - 6:00 pm

Push your body, challenge your mind, face your fears and have a barrel of laughs doing it! Canada's largest Urban Adventure Race is coming to Calgary, hosted by GoodLife Fitness.

www.goodlifefitnesscitychase.ca

 


June 4, 2017

2017 Walk for Arthriits

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Walk to Fight Arthritis stretches across Canada to unite families, friends and organizations to achieve a common goal - to raise funds and help the 4.6 million Canadians who live with arthritis everyday.

This is a 1K and 5K walk and family fun day - uniting people who have arthritis themselves, or are walking for someone living with this debilitating disease.

Walk to Fight Arthritis Event Page

 


June 10, 2017

Betty's Run for ALS

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

9:00 am

Betty's Run for ALS celebrates, promotes and channels hope for those affected with ALS, their families and their friends.

Over the past 21 years, Betty's Run has raised nearly $7 million due to the generous support of donors and participants. Of funds raised, 60% stay in Alberta to support those currently living with ALS through equipment and client services. The remaining 40% of funds support ongoing research into identifying the cause and cure for this devastating disease.

www.alsab.ca/bettysrun

 


June 11, 2017

Axe Capoeria Calgary

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza/Centre Court

2:00 pm

Come and enjoy the diverse cultures of Brazil with gravity-defying acrobatics, fast-paced martial arts and vibrant dances all set to rhythmic, live music! Axe Capoeira Calgary's annual Brazilian Dance & Capoeira Show will feature local and international performers. This event is free and open to the public.

www.axecalgary.com

June 18, 2017

Do it for Dads Walk/Run

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

9:00 am

The Do it for Dads Walk/Run 5K is a fun, family-friendly event, hosted on Father's Day, that raises awareness and funds for Prostate Cancer, the leading cancer affecting Canadian men and the families that love them.

www.prostatecancer.ca

 


June 24, 2017

 

One Walk to Conquer Cancer

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

 

OneWalk to Conquer Cancer is one of Canada's life-changing cancer fundraising experiences. Every year, hundreds of walkers unite, taking to the streets of Calgary, challenging themselves to walk and raise vital funds for cancer research and care in support of the Alberta Cancer Foundation.

www.ab17.onewalk.ca

 


July 1, 2017

Canada Day at Eau Claire Market

Eau Claire Market

 

Come celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday with an all-day party! This FREE event will have activities for all ages including Live Entertainment, Artisan Market by MarketSpot YYC, Children's Games and Crafts, Petting Zoo, Reptile Display, Magician, Surprise Guests and Much More!

Activities

Free Ice Cream donated by Island Foods While supplies last
Artisan Market by MarketSpot YYC 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Petting Zoo by Butterfield Acres 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Children’s Crafts 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Temporary Tattoos 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Face Painting 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Balloon Twister 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
First Aid, Lost Children Station & Info Booth- next to escalators

Outdoor Festival Market Stage

Calgary Youth Singers                     11:00am - 11:45am
African Drumming Quartet               12:00pm - 12:45pm
Expo Latino Dancers                           1:00pm - 1:15pm
St. Andrews Pipers                               1:30pm - 1:45pm
The Matt Blais Band                              2:00pm - 2:45pm
T&T Organettes Steel Drum Band     3:00pm - 3:45pm
The Fronteirs                                           4:00pm - 4:45pm
Metis Spirit Dancers                              4:45pm - 5:00pm
Expo Latino Band                                  5:15pm - 5:45pm
Windigo                                                   6:15pm - 6:45pm
Son of Ray                                              7:00pm - 7:45pm
Transit                                                      8:00pm - 9:00pm

Inside Centre Court Stage

Mr. Rayz (children performer)            11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Magician, Trixtan Entertainment       12:00 pm - 12:40 pm
Chinese Lion Dance                          12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Juggler, Trixtan Entertainment          1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Expo Latino Dancers                          1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
St. Andrews Choir                                2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Ji Hong Wushu & Tai Chi College    2:35 pm - 2:50 pm

*Schedules are subject to change

 

Facebook Event Page

 


July 14, 2017

Stampede Night Market

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza/Centre Court

 

Calgary Night Market is excited to bring you authentic night market festivities throughout the summer. Featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and a diverse range of vendors.

Facebook Page

 


July 29 - 30, 2017

Pet-a-Palooza

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

 

The latest census shows that 1 in 10 Calgary residents owns at least 1 dog, and they will all be at Sleep Rovers Pet-A-Palooza this summer! With events including Running of the Bulls (French and English bulldog races), Wiener dog races, a puppy stampede and dock diving in the middle of the city, this is one event you don't want to miss! It's FREE and pet-friendly!

www.petapaloozawest.com/calgary

 


 

August 10 - 13, 2017

Taste of Calgary

11:00 am - 9:00 pm daily

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

 

Discover Calgary's global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Plus, get a taste of Calgary's great musicians and shop at some of the most interesting marketplace vendors in the city.

Open daily from 11:00 am - 9:00 pm - Thursday, August 10th to Sunday, August 13.

Buy sampling tickets for $1 each right at the festival and use them to sample any of the food or beverage menu items, and visit a variety of artisans, entrepreneurs and interactive activities to add to the fun of the festival. Admission to the festival is free and includes a taste of Calgary's best musical acts.

www.tasteofcalgary.com

 


 

August 17, 2017

Expo Latino Opening Ceremony

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

 

The Opening Ceremony of Western Canada's biggest Latin Festival will be at Eau Claire Market on August 17th.

The event itself heats up Prince's Island Park August 18, 19 & 20, featuring World Class performances, sizziling dances, exotic food and more!

www.expolatino.com

 


September 9, 2017

Brazilfest 2017

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

 

This is a family-friendly event to promote Brazilian culture and heritage. The event will run from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and will involve dancers and other Brazilian performers and serving traditional Brazilian foods.

Brazilian Association Facebook Page

 


 

September 11 - 19, 2017

Beakerhead Snakes and Ladders

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

 

Step out to a larger-than-life adventure across more than a dozen sites of engineered artworks and interactive experiences, united by a theme: the ups and downs of invention. The snakes and ladders on the map are the guide to different jaunts.

Stay tuned for more details!

Sneak peak: www.beakerhead.com

 


 

September 20 - October 1, 2017

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 2, 2017

Gibson Energy Truck Pull

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza

Teams from various Gibson Entery departments race to pull one of their 17,000 pound 1958 antique transport truck in the fastest time! All proceeds go to the United Way.

www.calgaryunitedway.org

 


 

October 6, 2017

Glow Green for CP

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza & Centre Court

Join us in celebrating the leaps made, and help raise awareness for Cerebral Palsy on World CP Day. The Calgary Tower and Peace Bridge will be lit up green!

Start the walk at Eau Claire Market where there will be food trucks, vendors, music, entertainment and glow-in-the-dark apparel and accessories for purchase!

cpalberta.com


October 8, 2017

Alzheimer Walk and Run

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza & Centre Court

By registering and raising funds, you create access to important resources and support for Calgary families affected by Alzheimer's disease and related dementias when they need it most. You also empower those in the thick of these diseases, letting them know that we're all in this together. It's a great opportunity to honour loved ones - by creating a better future for the increasing number of people affected every day.

www.alzheimercalgary.ca

 


October 15, 2017

Heart Beats Children's Society

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eau Claire Market - North Plaza & Centre Court

The Annual Family Fun Run, in partnership with The Running Room, 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.

 

www.heartbeats.ca


October 24 - 26, 2017

Polaris Travel Clinic

Eau Claire Market - next to SUMO Lounge

10:00 am - 3:00 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 3, 2017

Calgary Night Market

5:00 pm - 11;00 pm

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

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!

 

www.marketshoplocal.com

 


November 10, 2017

Calgary Night Market

5:00 pm - 11;00 pm

Eau Claire Market - Centre Court

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!

 

www.marketshoplocal.com


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