Banff Summer Arts Festival

May through August
Banff, Alberta


The Banff Centre’s annual showcase of fine and performing arts, the Banff Summer Arts Festival runs from May through August, with performances and exhibitions in music, opera, theatre, dance, visual and literary arts, new media, and film, much of it original work created at the Centre.







Held at the Banff Centre for more than 67 years, the Banff Summer Arts Festival presents some of the most progressive, exciting art being made in the world. Attracting over 25,000 people each year, the festival showcases close to 200 events featuring over 1,000 international artists participating in Banff Centre programs.

Highlights of the festival in the past include John Adams, James Ehnes, Sarah Harmer, Jens Lindemann, Ravi Coltrane, Wen Wei, Angela Cheng and Desmond Hoebig.

The Banff Summer Arts Festival also features dozens of free or donation-at-the-door events throughout the summer months, as well as events staged in downtown Banff.

For 75 years, the impact of the inspiring mountain location, the creative atmosphere, and the diverse group of artists from many backgrounds and disciplines, has made being in the audience at the Banff Summer Arts Festival a special treat for local Bow Valley residents, as well as Calgarians, and many of the 4 million tourists who visit Banff National Park every summer.

About the Banff Centre
The Banff Centre is Canada's centre for creative excellence, dedicated to the arts, leadership development, mountain culture, and home to world-class conference facilities. The Banff Centre is recognized as one of North America's leading continuing education institutes, dedicated to enriching the professional development and practice of artists and business leaders beyond the realm of traditional education. The Sally Borden Recreation Facility, located at The Banff Centre, offers an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, gymnasium, running track, fitness room, squash court, climbing wall, physiotherapy, and massage. A variety of recreation and fitness programs are available.

For more information about the Banff Summer Arts Festival visit the official web site at http://www.banffcentre.ca







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