Midsummer Ball Weekend

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An Event Unlike Any Other

The Midsummer Ball Weekend is one of Canada’s most exclusive and prominent arts events. Attended by 350 of Canada’s industry, government, and cultural leaders, Banff Centre’s flagship fundraiser is a three-day affair hosted at Banff Centre’s striking mountain campus on Treaty 7 land. The Ball raises crucial support for the Artists’ Fund – enabling artists to attend Banff Centre’s programs based on their talent and not their ability to pay.

Paired with the acclaimed expertise of Three Raven’s culinary team and the world-class artistic programming of Canada’s home for arts learning and creation, Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend is a wildly unique and unforgettable weekend.   

Take a look at last year's 2016 Banff Centre Midsummer Ball Guide for an overview of what the experience is all about.

A limited number of seats will be available on a first come, first serve basis as of May 1, 2017. Please visit this page in April to learn more!


Advance Tickets

Advance purchase tickets are available to Creativity Circle supporters and Corporate Sponsors, who also receive exclusive benefits and recognition amongst an impressive roster of corporate and community leaders. The Ball provides wonderfully unique hosting and networking opportunities. To learn more about accessing advance purchase tickets or tables, please contact Banff Centre Development Office.

Donation + Sponsorship Opportunities

Our Supporters

Championed by Presenting Sponsor Husky Energy Inc. and Showcase Performances Sponsor RBC Capital Markets, The Banff Midsummer Ball Weekend is Banff Centre’s most unique and prestigious fundraising event. Offering corporations, individuals, and their guests an escape to a spectacular and inspiring setting, the Ball presents wonderfully original hosting and networking opportunities. It also provides exceptional name recognition amongst an impressive roster of leaders in industry, government, community, arts and culture.
Through the years, the uniqueness of Banff Centre and its world-class reputation have attracted a truly exceptional circle of leading corporations, organizations and individuals as partners. A shared commitment to the principles of leadership, creativity, and innovation is the cornerstone of these long-standing relationships.

Silent Auction

The Midsummer Ball Silent Auction showcases exceptional travel experiences, unique lifestyle items, and striking artwork from renowned visual artists – including Banff Centre alumni.

Take a look at last year's offerings. The 2017 Silent Auction catalogue is coming soon.

Learn how you can contribute to the 2017 Silent Auction:

About auction benefits and recognition

Download the 2017 Silent Auction donation forms:

Auction Donation Form (General)

Auction Donation Form (Artwork)

Enter the Rolex Draw!

Donate to the Midsummer Ball Artists’ Fund to enter into a draw to win one of two luxury Rolex watches courtesy of Calgary-based J. Vair Anderson Jewellers and Rolex Canada Ltd! Bid now or during the Ball Weekend for your chance to win.  

Donate Now

2017 Midsummer Ball Committee

2016 Ball Committee: Patricia Moore, Melanie Busby, Kim van Steenbergen, Nancy Wiswell, Judy Paterson, Debra Law, Mary Fong, Glenda Hess.

Volunteer With Us!

Volunteers are vital to the success of Banff Centre’s Midsummer Ball Weekend. During this three-day fundraising weekend, volunteers are involved with event preparations, set-up and take-down, campus way-finding, silent auction assistance and more. This is a great opportunity to gain more behind-the-scenes knowledge of event coordination, to connect with other arts lovers, Banff Centre staff and guests.

Thinking about volunteering? Email cecelia_leddy@banffcentre.ca for details.

Presenting Sponsor

Showcase Performances Sponsor

Contact Us 

Kate Price
Development Officer, Events & Ball Sponsorships

(403) 762-6151