Warm Up to Winter

Northwestival returns this year! Join us for University District’s 4th annual outdoor festival. Northwestival promises to be packed full of family friendly holiday surprises and all things that make the Northwest worth celebrating.



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. With returning favourites and new surprises!

An Enchanted Afternoon

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

Live music featuring The Royal Foundry, entertainment and roaming performers
Winter workshops
Kangaroo cuddles
Inflatable axe throwing
Cabane à Sucre maple taffy making
Toasty fire pits and s’mores
Hot drinks and delightful toppings station
Frosty Memories photo booth
Peak to Prairie Market
and so much more!
Northwestival is a combination of free and token based activities. Tokens can be purchased at the token booth for $1 and activities range from 1-5 tokens. ATM’s available onsite.


Admission to Northwestival is by donation.

While peanut butter has been a staple and favourite item for admission in years prior, we have had to make a shift due to COVID-19. This year admission is by donation to support I Can for Kids a local charity that helps feed children and youth impacted by hunger all year long. Donations allow I Can for Kids to support their grocery gift card program.

Our friends at Save-On-Foods will generously match donations, so together lets show our support for this mighty little organization.

Learn more about the impact of the program.

Getting to Northwestival

Location: Northwest Commons Park

Free Parking: Located directly behind the University District Discovery Centre, 4410 university Ave. NW


Be sure to bring your mask when you visit. Face coverings are recommended for ages 2+ and are required inside the activity igloos onsite at the festival, in accordance with the City of Calgary Bylaw 26M2020.