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Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival

Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival

Celebrate summer in the heart of the Canadian Rockies!

Don't miss the 2024 Banff Centre Summer Arts Festival from June through September. The Festival highlights themes of connection, bringing together artists who will build on the rich legacy of those who came before them. With over 65 shows and performances, including over 35 FREE events, the Banff Summer Arts Festival is not to be missed! Many free events require tickets in advance.

Event Overview

June 1 - September 7, 2024
7:30 - 10 pm
Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Free & Ticketed
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The lineup includes:

National Indigenous History Month – Events during the month of June include concerts, storytelling, dance workshop, and an online marketplace

Interplay – A fusion of opera and chamber music events featuring Chamber Music Concerts and Opera Workshops including new adaptations of The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood and Indians on Vacation by Thomas King

Mainstage Performances – Including Ron James, Irish Mythen Live at Maclab, National Youth Orchestra of Canada, A 'radical retellling' by Cliff Cardinal of William Shakespeare's As You Like It

Literary Arts – Readings from Literary Journalism and Summer Writers programs

Art of Piano – Concerts and events including Piano Masterclasses

Visual Arts – Readings, Faculty Lectures, and Open Studios

Amp Sessions – Join us all summer for a laid-back and fun-filled musical break in the outdoor Shaw Amphitheatre!

Gather Listen Hear – A multi-day interdisciplinary event centred on the relationship between sound and land

Banff String Quartet Festival - See the world's finest quartets on stage in Banff at the end of August

Jazz & Sonic Arts – Mainstage concerts led by pioneers and new vanguards of jazz

Indigenous Arts – Events including a Conversation Series and World Dance Residency Showcase

+ More Outdoor Events – Including Concerts and Film Screenings.

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