Taste of Calgary is the city’s most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample the city’s food, beverages, music and other cool things. The exciting culinary street festival has become a must-attend event, enriching Calgary’s vibrant summer culture and festival scene this August 3 – 7, 2023.
Discover Calgary’s global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies at this all-ages long weekend event. This year, they’ve added a fifth day and expanded into the green space to allow for more exploration and space for vendors and food lovers!
There’s live music by extremely talented local bands and musicians as well. It’s a foodie’s dream and a music lover’s paradise all weekend long.
New This Year at Taste of Calgary: The Taste Pass
Taste of Calgary is going paperless! You can now pre-order your Taste Pass either online or at the festival.
Load it up with digital taste tickets and get ready to tap your way through the festival. The best part is that there’s no entry fee, and the pricing is staying the same just like before – $1 per digital Taste Ticket you load onto your pass.
Every dish will range from two to seven tickets each, so get ready to try some delicious food without breaking the bank!
Purchase your Taste Pass here!
photo via Taste of Calgary
This year will be better than ever with endless food, live entertainment, and foodie marketplace with over 15 local vendors.
Must Try Taste of Calgary Eats
This year’s Taste of Calgary menu has over 350 items and you may just have to visit every day to check them all off your list! The vendors include a mix of restaurants, food trucks, breweries, and distilleries.
- Galbi Fries from Buldak Stick
Marinated beef BBQ short rib with French fries
- Halloumi Sliders from Greta Truck
Grilled eggplant, baguette, ajvar, arugula
- Tiramisu Soufflé Pancake from Fuwa Fuwa Japanese Pancakes
- Pork Belly Sisig Nachos from Amihan Grill and Bakeshop
Diced grilled pork belly, aioli, cheese sauce
- Squid on a Stick from Happy Fish Truck
- Rainbow Wasabi Devilled Egg from Brie and Banquet
Pink caviar, blue matcha soy soaked egg, wasabi whipped yolks + edible flowers
- Pastelito from Kitchen Lizard
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pocket, marinated slaw served with roasted garlic ranch
- Deep Fried Soft Shell Crab from Big Fish and Open Range
View the full menu here
photos via Taste of Calgary
Where: Calgary Parking Authority Lot #6 – 311 8 Street S.W.
When: Thursday, August 3rd – Monday, August 7th
Admission: Free for all ages
- 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday – Sunday
- 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
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