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Event Details

Calgary’s First Ever Annual Chalk the Block Competition & Festival

Montgomery BIA is super excited to present Calgary's  first ever Chalk the Block Competition and Festival.

When: June 22, 2024 - Deadline for entries May 15

Where: Montgomery - Bowness Road between 45th – 47th Street

What: The first ever Annual Street Chalk Competition is coming to Calgary. 

A one-day event where artists compete for cash and prizes at various skill levels.


How it works:     Artists arrive at 8:30 to begin their masterpiece.  They will have until 4:30 to complete then judging will begin.  


Competing artists will be eligible for prizes in a variety of age levels. 100 artists will be given a 6’x6′ or 10’x10′ space on Bowness Road to create their colorful chalk masterpiece.


Categories of Age Levels are:

Elementary School – team (Grades 1 – 5)

Elementary School – single

Middle School – team (Grades 6 – 9)

Middle School – single

High School – team (Grades 10 – 12)

High School – single

Adult – team

Adult – single

*Prizes are $150 for first, $100 for second and $50 for 3rd.


University or College – team

University or College – single

Prizes are $1000 for First, 500 for second. 


People’s Choice Award /Tote Winner– Voted on by attendees of the festival.

Winner will receive a Montgomery Gift Bag with over $500 in gift certificates from local businesses.  The winning artwork will be featured on the following year's tote bag.


All entrants will be entered into a draw for a Montgomery Gift Bag with over

$250 in gift certificates from local businesses.


2024 Applications will open March 15th with 10 artists per category. 


A registration fee of $10 covers a tote bag with all the chalk you will need to complete your drawing plus some extra goodies for fun.  The first 10 registrants

will be free (a little incentive to get your application in).


  • Chalk art competition

  • Local artist vendors selling their goods.

  • Live Music from 11 am – 5 pm.

  • Street Performers (Jingle Dancing, Jugglers, etc.)

  • Face Painting

  • Local Calgary Brewery Beer Garden

  • Exciting promotions by local Montgomery businesses.

  • Judging and prizes start at 4 pm.

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