Downtown Calgary


Street Performer 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 setup or make any display on the Mall, application for permission to do so shall be made to the CDA."

 To showcase local Calgarian talent, three (3) strategically placed pitches located along Stephen Avenue Walk will give peak exposure. This unique, high traffic pedway, is where artists can perform for upwards of 30,000 people daily during the week.  This is Calgary's only pedestrian mall, featuring a year-round experience with shopping, restaurants and entertainment venues. The Downtown Calgary is committed to elevating Calgarians’ experience on Stephen Avenue and supporting local performers.

The CDA is not currently accepting permit requests for Stephen Avenue Live.

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