Events in Calgary: August 18 to 20, 2017

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I. Family & Kids Activities

1. GlobalFest


GlobalFest is proud to partner once again with Trico Homes for the International Fireworks Festival and Sunbelt Rentals for the OneWorld Festival. The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival will illuminate the sky with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound. Details

August 15 – 26, 2017

Elliston Park – 1827 68 St. S.E., Calgary


2. Milky Way Nights

Milky Ways Nights are an opportunity for the public to come and observe the dark night sky along with our researchers. Each evening we will offer a sky tour outside on our viewing terrace and point out some of the highlights of the summer sky. Several astronomers will be on hand to answer questions and talk about what you will be observing through the telescope. Details

August 17, 18, 19, 2017 | Gates open: 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Calgary

By Donation

3. 110th Annual Priddis and Millarville Fair

The Priddis & Millarville Fair is one of the last great Country Fairs in Canada. Founded in 1907, the Fair today attracts more than 4000 bench entries contributed by over 500 exhibitors, contests, competitions and displays. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017| 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

306097 192 St W, Millarville

$5.00 for adults and children over 8 years old.

4. Cochrane Fair

Mini Chuckwagon races, pony rides, wagon rides, petting zoo, horse events, pet show, Old Tyme Bench Exhibition, Extreme Cowboy Alberta races, Team Roping competition and more! Watch the lumberjacks in action … then come try out log rolling, axe throwing, & log cutting! Tons of entertainment, featuring Magician Christopher Cool, children’s performer Mary Lambert, and the amazing talents of Safire! Details

August 18 to 20, 2017

Cochrane Ag Society Park, Cochrane


5. Solar Eclipse Viewing

Join us to observe this amazing partial eclipse with the RAO’s pop-up observatory on the University of Calgary campus. Solar telescopes, and a limited amount of eclipse glasses, will be available to safely view the eclipse. We will also have a remote viewing the total eclipse as it unfolds across the Continental United States via the internet, indoors. Details

Monday, August 21, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Engineering Complex (Area 20) near the Taylor Institute, University of Calgary.


II. Live Music

1. A Transatlantic Voyage

Mountain View Summer Festival presents: A Transatlantic Voyage: English Songs from Here to There… with baritone Brett Polegato and pianist Kathleen van Mourik as part of the summer festival series. Brett and Kathleen perform music by Vaughan Williams, Rebecca Clarke, John Ireland, Ivor Novello, Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Aaron Copland and Benjamin Britten. Details

Thursday, August 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Christ Church, Elbow Park – 3602, 8th Street S.W., Calgary

$20 to $25

2. Country Thunder Alberta

Featured artists include: Blake Shelton, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett
Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Dallas Smith, Old Dominion, Chase Bryant, James Barker Band, Joe Nichols, The Road Hammers, The Washboard Union
Joe Nichols, The Dungarees, Ryan Hurd, Terri Clark, High Valley! Details

August 18 to 20, 2017

Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

$99 & up

3. Music From the Master Classes

Baritone Brett Polegato will be guiding and teaching young professional singers and pianists from August 15-18, 2017 on their studies of the art song repertoire. This evening is a culmination of the highlights from those classes. A wonderful evening of voice and piano duos. Details

Friday, August 18, 2017 | 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM

Christ Church, Elbow Park – 3602, 8th Street S.W., Calgary


4. Saturday with Sondheim

Scott Rumble (Tenor), Taryn Plater (Soprano), and pianist Evan Mounce present a voice recital featuring the music of Stephen Sondheim. This delightful afternoon of music will include songs from Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and more! Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 2:00 PM

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 10620 Elbow Drive, SW Calgary

By Donation


Upcoming Concert Tours in Calgary


2017 Music Festivals in Alberta

Concerts in August

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Opera in the Village


This summer, join us at ENMAX Park for our full-scale Opera in the Village presented by Imperial, featuring South Pacific, Cinderella, and the musical review, And So It Goes featuring Brett Polegato! The 10 day festival also includes free outdoor activities including amazing entertainment from some of Calgary’s best community groups, food trucks, roving performers, beautiful arias sung by alumni of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development program and more.Details

August 10 to 20, 2017

ENMAX Park, Elbow River Pathway, Calgary

Free & ticketed events

2. Shakespeare by the Bow 2017

This summer, follow our brave heroine Rosalind, and her cousin Celia, as they escape the rigid rules of court life for the wilds and freedom of the Forest of Arden. Here, they will fall in and out of love, encounter one of Shakespeare’s greatest fools, and discover the value of true friendship.

June 20 – August 27, 2017

Prince’s Island Park, Calgary


3. The Phantom of the Opera

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will come to Calgary as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is bigger and better than ever before. This PHANTOM features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and a new staging by director Laurence Connor.


August 9 to 20, 2017

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary

$35 – $140 + charges

4. West Side Story

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story is one of the greatest musicals of the 20th century – a love story set on opposite sides of a turf war between rival street gangs. Includes such popular songs as Maria, I Feel Pretty, Tonight, America and Somewhere.

August 19 to September 9, 2017

StoryBook Theatre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

$20 to $25

5. Maggie Flynn presents ‘Paydirt’

Maggie Flynn hosts ‘A Findings Report and Q+A’ as the culmination of her month long performance “Paydirt”. Details

August 20, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Stride Gallery, 1006 Macleod Trail SE, Calgary


IV. Sports

1. Yogathon

#RISEFORACAUSE with hundreds of others around the world who believe in staying fit, having a good time and helping out a worthwhile cause. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Riverwalk, Eastvillage, Calgary


V. Exhibitions, Festivals & Other Events

1. Expo Latino Festival

You’re invited to Western Canada’s Largest Latin Festival! Expo Latino celebrates its 21st anniversary bringing you both local and national renowned artists such as Grammy and Premio Lo Nuestro Award winner Olga Tañón, Cuban Grammy Award winning sensation Maikel Dinza Y Los Soneros De La Juventud, Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez, and many more. Details

August 18 to 20, 2017

Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Ave. SW Calgary

$10 to $20; Under 12 – Free

2. Calgary ReggaeFest

Get ready for two amazing summer days with family & friends as we savor the flavours of both island foods & local food trucks, fun activites in the kids area, amazing finds from the merch vendors, and cold brews at the Village Brewery Beer Garden. Details

August 18 & 19, 2017

Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary


3. Taste the Trucks


It’s our party and we’ll eat as much as we want to! August 11th will mark the 6 year anniversary of the Food Truck Pilot Project in Calgary, and what a better way to celebrate than throwing a Food Truck Birthday Party. Details

August 18 to 20, 2017

Riverwalk Plaza in East Village Calgary

$5 for the weekend

4. Summer Feast

Summer Feast, Calgary’s newest dining event, is celebrating the city’s vibrant food scene by offering locals the chance to enjoy dynamic summer menus from 13 of their favourite local restaurants. Calgary’s top chef-driven restaurants will be offering an exclusive, three-course prix fixe menus; an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. Details

August 11 – 20, 2017

Various restaurants, Calgary

$15 – $35 per person

5. Calgary Korean Day Festival

It will celebrate and showcase Korea’s unique culture to thousands of Calgarians participating in the event. The Korean Day Festival is held to preserve and promote Korea’s heritage, including exciting events such as traditional dance performances, Korean food, and a lively parade. Come and enjoy this day at the festival, as we joyfully honor our heritage and culture here in Calgary. Details

Saturday, August 19, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

West Hillhurst Community Association and Park, 1940 6 Ave NW, Calgary

Regular Admission

6. Glassblowing Classes

Canada’s first mobile glassblowing experience. We are a hotglass road show that shares the ancient art of glassblowing with communities and audiences across North America. Artist’s Kai Scholefield and Mandy Patchin play with molten glass on a custom built stage providing entertainment, education, and customized glass art for our lovely clients. Details

August 17th- 20th, 2017

SPACE 1721-29th Ave SW, Calgary

$70 for cup/ornament & solid sculpture classes

7. Shop Class Calgary

Shop Class Calgary will feature Shopify gurus and industry experts to help with everything an entrepreneur needs to know to set up and grow their own business. Seminars will cover how to get started, marketing your business, taking better product photography and more. Details

Tuesday, August 15 – Wednesday, August 16

The Commons, Calgary

$20 to $30

8. Bark Mitzvah

There will be many different activities for the whole family, including: games for dogs, trick contests, agility testing, behavior specialists, ask a vet station, nutritional advice, doggy arts & crafts, beauty parlor & spa, puppy adoption, and more. Details

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Calgary Jewish Community Centre Field – 16 Street & 92 Avenue SW


9. 54th Annual Airdrie Ag Society Fall Fair

Celebrating the best Airdrie has to offer, with a number of different classes for all ages. Categories include vegetable and fruit growing, children’s crafts, baking, fine art & photography, fairy gardens and much more. Details

Sunday, August 20, 2017 | 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Plainsmen Arena – 320 Centre Ave E, Airdrie


10. Antiquing at the ARC

Pickers and Dealers from across Canada offering Deluxe Antiques & Vintage Bargains.
Fresh picked finds not seen before! Something for everyone all at Calgary’s Antique Show. Details

August 19 & 20, 2017

Acadia Recreation Complex 240 – 90TH Avenue SE Calgary


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Call of the Wetland: Volunteer to help monitor amphibian species in Calgary storm water ponds and wetlands.

Coffee and Lunch Bike Tour: Bike tour in Calgary’s downtown neighbourhoods, with a coffee flair! June 20 to August 29, 2017

Greenway150 Summer Challenge: Parks Foundation Calgary’s “Summer Challenge” encouraging Calgarians to run, bike, walk or rollerblade 150km over the course of summer.

Nominate a Calgary and area Senior for The Top 7 Over 70 Award before August 14, 2017.

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