After five years, Make It! The Handmade Revolution is returning to Calgary and I couldn’t be more excited. This three-day art and design market, founded in Vancouver, now hosts shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver, is finally back in #YYC and promises to be an amazing shopping experience.

More than 175 friendly, passionate Makies (that is what they call their vendors - how cute, right?!) are bringing their beautiful, handcrafted products directly to you - 4o of them are from Calgary. I love supporting independent crafters, artists and designers; it truly is a passion of mine which is why I cannot wait to see what this year’s show will bring. Everything from accessories, jewellery, clothing, art, home decor, food and children’s items will be available - so pretty much it will be hard for you to leave empty-handed. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite vendors that I am so excited to see at the show:

Dixie & Twine: I love Amber’s quirky and cute party supplies - all made right here in Calgary. She is literally the queen of confetti and I am always so excited to see what new and fun goodies she has up her sleeve.

Wrinkle and Crease Paper Products: Wrinkle and Crease make my absolute favourite notebooks and calendars. This local company keeps my desk and never-ending to-do lists looking amazing at all times thanks to their stylish designs. Can’t wait to pop by and pick up some new stationary for the summer.

Lace Brick Design: Jackie at LBD has created an absolutely amazing lifestyle brand right here in Calgary and it has been so inspiring to watch her business grow! Everything she creates - from cute tees to jewellery to mugs - is so original and fun.

BARK: Another one of my favourite local Makies is Rhonda from BARK, an adorable accessory line for dogs. What special pooch doesn’t deserve a Drake bandana or Beyonce dog biscuits?!
There will also be delicious food trucks and a beer garden will keep you happy and hydrated so make sure you come hungry n’ thirsty!

Friday, April 7: 11am-9pm
Saturday, April 8: 10am-6pm
Sunday, April 9: 11am-5pm

Big Four at Stampede Park
1410 Olympic Way SE

$5 at the door, kids 12 and under are free.
Buy your tickets early to save $2:

To see the full lineup of amazing Makies check out


And because they are just so awesome, the good folks at Make It! have partnered with me to giveaway a few pairs of tickets to the show this coming April 7-9!


It is simple to win, leave a comment here and tell me what you love most about shopping from local makers! Contest ends Wednesday April 5th at 12pm MST. More chances to win a pair of tickets over on my Instagram.

This post is in partnership with Make It and all words are my own. Thank you so much for supporting the brands that keep this blog full of fresh content!

1 Comment

  1. Christina April 4, 2021

    I love shopping local! Quality is great and I love the idea of the items being one of kind or only one of a few made. You meet the face of the business and know you are supporting that person and their family.


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