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.

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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 Wednesday, April 12, 2023 from 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Where is it taking place?

This year's event will take place on the upper and lower floors of the Jack Simpson Gymnasium.

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.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the UCalgaryStrong Festival! The volunteer registration for this year's Festival is now closed.


  • Live Music
  • Virtual reality
  • Rapid fire basketball
  • Pedal power tower
  • Caricature and henna artists
  • Balloon twisting
  • Mini golf
  • Foosball
  • Giant chess
  • Board game cafe
  • Bath bomb making
  • Photo booths
  • Labyrinth walking meditation
  • Inflatable Obstacle Courses and Games
  • Meet Rex!

Free Food & Drinks

  • Village Ice Cream
  • Hoopla Donuts
  • Student dinner

Takeaway containers will be available for those observing Ramadan.

Students golfing at the 2019 event

Community supporters

The contributions of both campus and the wider Calgary community continue to make this event an exciting one year after year. A list of this year's activity and prize supporters is coming soon..

  • Coca Cola

  • Village Ice Cream

  • Hoopla Donuts

  • CJSW

  • Prophets of Music

  • University of Calgary Alumni

  • University of Calgary Ancillary Services

  • University of Calgary Active Living

  • Office of the Vice-Provost Student Experience

  • Aramark

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