Celebrate the end of the semester with friends

Festival has always been about bringing the campus community together to celebrate the previous year. Stay tuned for updates on the activities, entertainment and snacks coming to this year's in-person event.

What is the UCalgaryStrong Festival?

Since 2015, the UCalgaryStrong Festival has been a chance for students to unwind and have fun during exam season. Beginning as an artisan market and evolving into a multi-activity event with inflatable games, live music and delicious snacks, the goal of the event is to give students and the community a place to meet, have fun and relax.

For a sense of what to expect, check out the last in-person event in the video below.

Event details

When is it?

Attend the UCalgaryStrong Festival on the last day of winter term classes. The next festival will take place on April 11, 2025.

Where is it taking place?

The main celebrations take place on Main Campus.

Is there anything else I should know?

Just show up! Festival activities are free for the community and are an exciting way to celebrate the end of the semester.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact us.



  • Live Music
  • Balloon twisting
  • Caricature and henna artists
  • Colouring tables
  • Box fort station
  • Mini Lego
  • Silent Disco
  • Inflatable obstacle courses and games
  • Indigenous hand games
  • Virtual reality
  • Temporary tattoos
  • Bath bomb-making
  • Board games
  • Photo booth
  • Origami
  • Spikeball, dodgeball and volleyball
  • Roaming harm-reduction trivia
  • Meet Rex!
Students golfing at the 2019 event
Food UCalgaryStrong

Free Food & Drinks

  • Lemonade
  • Village Ice Cream
  • Hoopla Donuts
  • BBQ
  • Cookies
  • Samosas

Takeaway containers will be available for those observing Ramadan.

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