Backyard Alley Party


For a long time 17th Avenue has been a stretch of road that brings people together. Whether you're shopping, going to your favourite restaurant or grabbing a pint on a patio, 17th Ave is where you want to be. 

So, while 17th Avenue is under reconstruction, the City of Calgary – Your Local Government in partnership with the 17th Ave SW, the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association and the businesses of the 400 block of 17th Ave are throwing an alley party! We'll be transforming the alley into a vibrant, magnetic and intriguing destination where you can sit on a patio, do some shopping, do yoga, watch an outdoor movie, grab a bite to eat and see local art! 

Friday, September 22 - 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, September 23 - 10am - 10pm
Sunday, September 24 - 10am - 10pm


Friday, September 29 - 6pm - 10pm
Saturday, September 30 - 10am - 10pm
Sunday, October 1 - 10am - 10pm

Come hang out in The Backyard and soak up the last bit of summer before it's gone! These fine establishments will have new patios in the alley for you to enjoy:

Local 510 Public Tavern
The Living Room Restaurant
Ox Bar de Tapas
Ship & Anchor Pub
National on 17th

We'll have an outdoor movie theatre courtesy of:
Quickdraw Animation Society

Public Art thanks to:
Blank Page Studio

This event wouldn't be possible without the support of:

Kasian Architecture Interior Design & Planning Ltd 
Eagle Lake Nurseries Ltd
Ryan Murphy Construction
Wilco Contractors Southwest Inc. for donating all the Astroturf for the event!



September 22, 2017 at 6:00pm - October 02, 2017
Alley behind Ship & Anchor
Calgary, AB
Google map and directions


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