University District’s Northwestival

Celebrate Calgary’s Premiere Winter Celebration of Community Spirit and Holiday Cheer

When the weather outside is frightful, Calgary’s University District shares plans for something delightful. Northwestival is back, a winter warm up event on December 9 that made a splash last year, showcasing University District’s (U/D) signature style and people-first design.

Northwestival Winter Warmup - I Can for Kids

The feel-good annual community event will feature a wide range of unique local artisans, performers and entrepreneurs who celebrate the cultural landscape of Calgary. From a plaza full of snowmen and delicious s’mores to fat bikes and warming fire pits, the best-of-winter activities, entertainment and treats will tease you outside to make lasting memories with neighbours, friends, families, and pets. Join us for some festival fun!


What: Northwestival Event

When: December 9, 2018 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Where: Field 9, University of Calgary, 2 Blocks East of the University District Discovery Centre, at the intersection of 39th Street NW and University Ave.

University District strives to elevate traditional holiday giving – and warm hearts and minds – through several initiatives that surprise and delight neighbours in need. Leading up to and during the event, Calgarians are encouraged to donate to this year’s Northwestival local charity , I Can for Kids. Founded by now 14-year-old Sutton garner, the organization aims to end summer childhood hunger in Calgary. Donations will help feed hungry children in more than 60 communities in Calgary next year.

To participate, we are encouraging festival-goers to bring an unopened jar of peanut butter (almond or cashew too!) or a cash donation as admission to Northwestival. Donations of peanut butter are also being accepted at the University District Discovery Centre from November 20-December 9. Why peanut butter? It is a staple item with I Can for Kids because it is one of the few type of nutritious foods that kids can easily prepare and can store well for a long period of time. We hope everyone will join us to help raise donations for this meaningful cause.

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