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January 24-27, 2019

BIG Winter Classic was born out of an idea to celebrate Calgary year-round, not just in the fleeting summer months. Arts, music local beer and YOU collide at BIG Winter Classic for a four-day winter wonderland weekend.

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 under patio heaters when it’s -15C outside actually sounds perfect.

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 and support our thriving music scene.

It’s already a classic.


It actually happened. We pulled it off.
Thank you to everyone who came out to groove with us!


BIG Past. BIGGER Future

Don’t believe the hype? Scroll on and board the BIG bus for a trip on down memory lane to see all the party-poppin’-proof you could ask for.


BWC 2018

This was a BIG one (pardon the pun). With the likes of Red Fang, Less Than Jake and Metz, 2018’s festival really brought the noise!

BWC 2017

Said the Whale, Holy Fuck, TUNS and Joey Cape to name a few. We added Dickens Pub as a new venue and only got one noise complaint. 2017 was a banger!

BWC 2016

The year we fell in love … with Guantanamo Baywatch. 2016 also was the year we partnered with a bunch of brewers and they collaborated to make a bunch of delicious beer. Now that happens every year!


 BIG Winter Classic isn’t just an event. It’s a movement, and a community. It’s a family that is growing together through shared experiences; through shared music, arts, and cultures. BIG is so much more than 4 days in January. BIG is a feeling and a peoples. We are all BIG Winter Classic, and we want to see the BWC community through your lens.

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