Alberta Culture Days began in 2008 as Alberta Arts Day, a one-day event to recognize the value of Alberta’s arts and culture communities. There were 100 events held in 30 communities across the province and a flagship celebration at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary.
Since then, it has expanded into a vibrant, three-day, province-wide celebration that has helped inspire the creation of Culture Days—a cross-Canadian event that aims to raise awareness, accessibility, participation, and engagement of all Canadians in the artistic and cultural life of their communities.
In 2020, thousands of Albertans discovered and celebrated our arts, heritage and cultural diversity through hundreds of events that took place across the province.
Alberta Culture Days 2021, September 1 to 30, will continue to encourage all Albertans to experience how culture contributes to a prosperous, vibrant society.