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ABOUT BIG

It's like a REALLY, REALLY fun party...in the middle of winter

 

BIG Winter Classic was born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the fleeting summer months. We take the best and funnest people in our city and put them in a room together to create, imagine,dream, drink and play, all in the dead of winter. Because we’re Calgarians and dancing underneath the heaters it’s -15C outside actually sounds perfect. Arts, music and local craft beer will collide at BIG Winter Classic for a three-day winter wonderland weekend that doesn’t involve getting up at 6 am and hitting the slopes. Let’s not hide away this winter, let’s emerge from our homes and into our community; let’s re-group after the holidays and kick off the new year with glee; let’s bundle up, share some homegrown beers and support our thriving music scene. It’s already a classic.

 

THE BEER WILL BE NICE.

 

It's becoming a poorly kept secret that Alberta's farmers are producing some of the best beer barley in the world. And Calgary's craft beer scene just keeps getting more interesting, that mix of entrepreneurial creativity with a deep, intimate connection to the land that makes us. Great things are happening here as local breweries challenge our palates and our minds with inspired creations and damn tasty beer. Join us at BIG Winter Classic and be embraced by the incredible Calgary craft beer community while you savour special creations, casks and collaborations.

 

Meet the gang.

The Winter Classic starting lineup. The team. The gang. Whatever you want to call us, here we are.

Sebastien Buzzalino

PARTY EXPERT

BRITTANY SACKSCHEWSKY

Dance Coordinator

 

B.j. Downie

Talent Hog

DEB KALOUDIS

PBR

ADRIAN URLACHER

STEVEN Spielterd

HEATHER URLACHER

Fang Dangler

ERIC SEYMOUR

REALLY REALLY NICE GUY

Josh thorp-Vallis

Work Turkey

 

IT wasn't that cold.

 

There's no better excuse to cozy up next to your favourite people than an outdoor festival during winter. Our breaths froze in the air as we sung along with our treasured artists and, this year, craft beer will warm us from the inside as we raise another glass to our community. Bundle up in layers like you were born to strut the winter streets and join us underneath the heaters.