The Backyard was an alley party just off 17th Ave in Calgary at the end
of the summer in 2017. There was significant road construction happening on 17th Ave,
so soaking up the last bit of summer sun on a patio was a bit of a bummer.
The event was ambitious — a temporary “backyard” was created, with the back alley
being beautified and turned into a welcoming and family-friendly space. The event
included backyard patios, an open-air movie theatre, yoga, basketball, and a market.