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Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Ramada Hotel Downtown
Calgary Bluesfest Host Hotel
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The Blues Foundation


Located at 2138 Pumphouse Ave SW, the beautiful outdoor setting sits adjacent to the Pumphouse Theatre on the banks of the Bow River. The venue offers the best of both the downtown urban experience and a vast greenspace, with lots of room for the festival to continue to grow. Please note that the Festival Compound is a large paved area surrounded by park land.


Festival Services & Amenities


As ever the festival will include a large and bustling shopping area, with the Calgary Bluesfest Merchandise tent chock-full of festival t-shirts, posters and artist CDs. Check the schedule to see when your favourite artists will be dropping by to get your items autographed. Take a stroll through the artisan's market to pick up your handmade and import souvenirs from Canada's west coast to as far away as exotic Asia. There's a unique selection of clothing, handmade paper, musical instruments, jewelery, and more.

Food & Drink

Food vendors will offer a large variety of tasty dishes from around the globe. Non-alcoholic beverages include water, juice, a wide variety of coffees and more.

Beer Garden

The Calgary Bluesfest Beer Garden offers great sightlines and is also home to our signature Twilight Blues Dance Parties, kicking off once mainstage closes and featuring live bands and dancing till the wee hours. (ages 18 & over)

Children's & Family Area

A lovely park setting with picnic tables and shade-providing trees provides the perfect spot for the Calgary Bluesfest children's & family area. A new addition to the festival this year, the children's & family area will offer a variety of fun activities for children. Although volunteer coordinators will be in attendance, parents are responsible for their children at all times.

First Aid

A first aid tent will be located on site with volunteer medical staff.


Calgary Bluesfest is a cash-only venue. ATM machines are available in a number of areas on site.

Wheelchair Access

Pumphouse Park is a fully accessible wheelchair site both by paved walkways and for drop-offs.


Calgary Bluesfest will be providing bleacher style seating, a large beer garden tent with tables & seating (for adults only), and loads of room to park your festival chairs. Please note if your chair legs exceed 12 inches in length, you will be asked to move back in order to keep sightlines clear.

Lost Children

Please instruct children to head to the First Aid & Info Tent should they become separated from their caregivers.