Calgary International Beerfest Staycation Giveaway!

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It’s back! The Calgary International Beerfest brings the beverage world together at Canada’s largest beer festival this May 6th and 7th at the BMO Centre. Whether you’re a beer connoisseur, looking for a fun date idea, or want to find a new favourite drink for the upcoming season with your friends, this is your go-to event of the season.

Not super into beer or like a little bit of everything? It’s still the perfect festival for you! Discover local and international spirits, ciders and mead, RTD (ready-to-drink) cocktails, and more at one of the best beer festivals in the world! Plus seminars, music, delicious food, and more.

This year, we want to hook you up with the ultimate Calgary International Beerfest experience that includes a stay, tickets, and tokens!


Rules & Regulations: By subscribing to the contest above, you are accepting promotional emails from both and Entrants must be 19+ to enter and live in Alberta.

The winner will receive a one-night stay at Hotel Arts Downtown Urban Resort for two, a pair of Beer Geek VIP tickets to the Calgary International Beer Festival, and sampling tokens to use at the festival. Prize may not be transferred to another person.

Winner will be selected and contacted via email from the datenight team, please keep an eye on our social media for updates at We will never contact you for financial information, do not respond to any spam emails or messages regarding this contest. Contest closes Monday May 2nd. The winner’s name will be posted to this article and they will be contacted via email.

Thank you and good luck! 

Finished entering? Read more below about what you and your date can experience when you win this fun Beerfest weekend:

Attend the festival like a VIP

Your two entry tickets are no ordinary admission; Beer Geek VIPs get several awesome perks including your own entrance, half an hour early admission, your own private carpeted VIP Lounge area with cocktail tables, seating, drinking water and private washrooms, and free entry into your choice of seminars!

Don’t worry about how you’re going to get there or get home, either. Your prize includes a one-night stay at Hotel Arts Calgary so you have a comfy spot just minutes away from the festival for whatever the rest of your weekend brings you.

What’s going on at the CIBF

So you entered to win, and now you’re wondering how to plan your amazing Beerfest weekend! If you think strolling and sampling are the only things to do this year at the Calgary International Beerfest, you’d be wrong.

This festival is happening from 5pm-10pm on Friday May 6th, and from 12:00pm – 4:30pm PLUS 5:30pm – 10:00pm on Saturday May 7th, so plan accordingly.

Things to do during the festival include:

  • A foodie paradise – don’t make lunch or dinner plans before heading over to the BMO Centre because there will be good from over 20 of Calgary’s best restaurants and pubs to pair with your beer and cider
  • Brew Master Seminars featuring Brew Masters from Alberta’s impressive craft beer and distillery family
  • Alberta Pork Cooking with Beer Seminars with new restaurants pairing delicious food
  • Local Live DJs at the enhanced SLED Island stage, Cold Garden Garden and Village Brewery lounge
  • It’s not just about the beer – Find spirits and explore the craft spirit industry to get your taste buds going
photo by Alberta Beer Fests

Supporting the community

Alberta Beer Fests is very proud to support two charities of choice this year that includes Autism Aspergers Friendship Society of Calgary (AAFS Calgary) and Kids Up Front Calgary.

Triple-check that you entered to win, and then head here to check out other amazing date ideas in YYC that you can plan until the next exciting beer fest comes around!

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