Downtown Calgary


Busking Permit

The Calgary Downtown Association (CDA) operates and maintains Stephen Avenue Walk (referring to 8 Avenue SW from 3 Street SW to 1 Street SE) on behalf of the City of Calgary.

 According to the Stephen Avenue Walk Bylaw "When any person, group, firm or corporation wishes to carry on any activity, render service, or sell or advertise for sale or set up or make any display on the Mall, application for permission to do so shall be made to the CDA."

Stephen Avenue Walk and Barclay will showcase local Calgarian talent. This unique, high-traffic pedway, is where artists can perform for upwards of 30,000 people daily during the week.  Stephen Avenue Walk is Calgary's only pedestrian mall, featuring a year-round experience with shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown Calgary is committed to elevating Calgarians’ experience on Stephen Avenue and supporting local performers.

The CDA is currently accepting busking permit requests.

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