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Warm Up to Winter

Join us for University District’s annual winter outdoor festival. Northwestival promises to be packed full of family friendly holiday surprises and all things that make the Northwest worth celebrating.

Stay Tuned for exciting details about Northwestival 2019!


Winter Warm Up

Mark your calendars, pack your mittens and bring the whole family; gather with us this December for an enchanted afternoon of winter fun!

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Beside getting outside and embracing the season here are the Top 10 Reasons to attend:

1) Snowman Plaza
2) Winter Workshops
3) Live Music, Roaming Performers & Entertainment
4) S’mores & Cabane à Sucre Stations
5) Food Trucks
6) Toasty Fire Pits & Hot Drink Station
7) Holiday Hay Rides and Sled Dogs Photos
8) Fat Bikes Course
9) Frosty Memories Photo Booth
10) Log Sawing & Axe Throwing

Northwestival is a combination of free and token based activities. Tokens can be purchased at the token booths located throughout Northwestival.

Join in the Fun and Give Back

Admission to Northwestival is an unopened jar of peanut butter to support I Can for Kids; Northwestival’s charity for 2018. This local charity provides nutritious items to hungry kids across the city during the summer months with a mission to end summer childhood hunger in our community. 

Warmest Winter Memories Contest

Winter isn’t just about cold and snow it’s about family, friends and making memories. Follow or like University District on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, post a photo or video of your best winter memory and tag us to enter.

Share your warmest winter memories with us from Nov. 10 – Dec. 21 for a chance to win a Warmest Winter Memories Prize Pack courtesy of Analog Coffee.

Then join us at Northwestival for more chances to win, including:
-a festive gift basket from J. Webb Market Wines
-gift certificate to Petals’ N Blooms
-complimentary UCalgary Continuing Education Course
-gift certificate to Market Mall

Getting Here

Start your Northwestival experience!

Your winter warm up starts in University District

Find us at UCalgary Field 9.

Volunteer with Us

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the magic happen at Northwestival this year.