Free Things to Do in Calgary in August 2019

A list of FREE and cheap fun things to do in Calgary during August.

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Portraits
01 Jun

Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary, King Edward, Calgary

June 1, 2019 To August 24, 2019

587-391-0129

Free

From quirky self-portraits to special memories of loved ones and iconic personalities, this exhibition is as diverse as each person or place that is depicted. Portraits features ...  »

Market Collective Summer Takeover
07 Jun

St. Louis Hotel, 430 8 Ave SE, East Village, Calgary

June 7, 2019 To August 31, 2019

Free

Come one, come all, come all summer long. Market Collective will be setting up a summer long activation at the St. Louis hotel in East Village. Nestled ...  »

Stephen Avenue Live!
10 Jun

Stephen Avenue Walk, 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 10, 2019 To September 20, 2019

Free

Enjoy an amazing line up of Street Performers at 6 stages along Stephen Avenue.  »

Shakespeare by the Bow 2019
27 Jun

Prince's Island Park, Eau Claire Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 27, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Pay what you can

One of Shakespeare’s most popular works, A Midsummer Night’s Dream follows four young lovers and a group of six amateur actors through the forest as ...  »

Historic Calgary Week
25 Jul

Calgary

July 25, 2019 To August 5, 2019

Free

Historic Calgary Week takes place at many different historical sites around the city and has a variety of activities including: Walking tours Cycling tours Family fun events &...  »

Music in the Park
29 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary

July 29, 2019 To August 2, 2019

Free

Enjoy live music with family and friends in beautiful parks around the city. City of Calgary Parks and recreation will be featuring different artists from a variety ...  »

Okotoks Night Market by Marketsquare
01 Aug

Ethel Tucker Park, Riverside Drive, Okotoks

August 1, 2019

4039820212

0

Join us for our annual free Summer Night Markets (July 4, Aug 1, Aug 22) at Ethel Tucker Park (Beside the Library). Each year we host local artisans, businesses, entertainment ...  »

The Ocean Inside
02 Aug

EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, 2005 10 Ave SW, Calgary

August 2, 2019 To September 13, 2019

403-263-2833

Free

The Ocean Inside is an installation based on the artist’s first-hand experience of witnessing the devastating effects of climate change and other human-made environmental stresses on ...  »

Wish You Were Here
02 Aug

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 St W, Millarville

August 2, 2019 To August 18, 2019

403-931-3633

Free

Wish You Were Here is a special event that will allow people from all over the world to participate in the construction of the Vital Lines tapestry. ...  »

The Floating Lantern Ceremony
03 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

August 3, 2019

403-247-1653

$0-$20

“Give peace a chance.” Join other Calgarians, and people around the world, in lighting a lantern for peace. Join us as we commemorate the 226,000 lives lost in ...  »

42nd Annual Heritage Day Festival
05 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

August 5, 2019

(403) 918-8507

Free

Come join us for the 41st annual Heritage Day Festival at Olympic Plaza! Come for 6 hours of multicultural performances, ethnic foods, and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian ...  »

Heritage Day at Fort Calgary
05 Aug

Fort Calgary, 750 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 5, 2019

4032901875

By Donation

Come join us to celebrate where Calgary began at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow rivers! Enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including: Interactive children’s ...  »

Who's in the Hall Wednesdays
07 Aug

Canada's Sports Hall of Fame, 169 Canada Olympic Road Southwest, Calgary

August 7, 2019

FREE

Come enjoy a free night at the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame at international award-winning 40,000 sq. ft. facility at Canada Olympic Park. We will be opening ...  »

The Gender Queery
07 Aug

Humainologie Gallery + Store, 1514 7 St SW, Calgary

August 7, 2019

Free

Join Humainologie to launch a new art exhibit: The Gender Queery. This series of vibrant oil paintings by local artist, Jane Pierce, explores the continually evolving concept ...  »

Slam Festival
09 Aug

311 8 St SW, Calgary

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

Free & Ticketed

An authentic surf culture experience comes to Calgary. Slam Festival showcases skate, surf, music, and art to bring surf culture to Calgary’s community. Slam Festival is ...  »

Calgary Korean Day Festival
10 Aug

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

August 10, 2019

Free

The Calgary Korean Association cordially invites you to the 16th Annual Korean Day Festival. Korean Day Festival is open for anyone to broaden their understanding of the ...  »

Celebrating a World of Difference
10 Aug

Marlborough Mall,433 Marlborough Way Northeast, Calgary

August 10, 2019

403 966 1895

Free

Pavilions from some of Calgary’s cultural communities will be performing at Marlborough Mall on Saturday, August 10th in partnership with GlobalFest Calgary. Experience an afternoon of ...  »

Bring the Heat Graffiti Jam
10 Aug

Barbecues Galore, 3505 Edmonton Trail, Calgary

August 10, 2019

Free

Wallnut is proud to present Bring The Heat, a graffiti jam that will have 20+ select graffiti artists painting a 280 foot wall at Barbecues Galore North. There will ...  »

YYC JAM and Street Festival
10 Aug

Stephen Ave SW, Calgary

August 10, 2019

$250 per team, free spectators

The Balance Foundation is proud to present YYC JAM and Street Festival. This inaugural and annual 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament will be held in the streets of ...  »

Calgary Wind Symphony
11 Aug

Riley Park, 12 Street Northwest, Calgary

August 11, 2019

Free

Join the Calgary Wind Symphony for a free family friendly concert in Riley Park. Under the new City of Calgary band shelter we will be playing a ...  »

Writers’ Guild of Alberta Q&A
11 Aug

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary South, 135 Southland Drive Southeast, Calgary

August 11, 2019

8006655354

Free

Join writers Susan Calder, Carol Parchewsky, Lori Hahnel, and Writers’ Guild of Alberta staff members Samantha Warwick and Carol Holmes for questions about the WGA, writing, or ...  »

Movie on the Rise
15 Aug

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

August 15, 2019

Free

Get ready to experience outdoor cinema like never before at The Rise, a 9-metre-high natural amphitheatre at the center of the island. Gather under a big top ...  »

Calgary Night Market SOUTH
16 Aug

90 Ave SW, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To August 17, 2019

Free

A very enjoyable 2 evenings with friends, family, date and pets too. Come join the fun and shop, dance, mingle, eat and eat again… Delicious street foods from ...  »

CineMusic Live
16 Aug

Central Memorial Park, 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary

August 16, 2019

Free

CineMusic Live (CML) presents a live event featuring talent from over fifteen local artists and performers! Enjoy magic, music, comedy, and a final performance to re-dub and ...  »

Chinatown Street Festival
17 Aug

3 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 17, 2019

Free

Come experience the Silk Road at Calgary Chinatown's 18th Chinatown Street Festival and join 35,000+ people in one of six festival different zones - Cultural, Merchants, Food, Performance, ...  »

Celebrate the Sanctuary
17 Aug

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary, 2425 9 Ave SE, Calgary

August 17, 2019

311

Free

Happy 90th Birthday to the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary! Join Calgary Parks in celebrating Inglewood Bird Sanctuary’s 90th. This family friendly event will showcase the development of ...  »

Sunnyside Open Stage Tuesdays
20 Aug

containR Art Park, 1020 2nd Ave NW, Calgary

August 20, 2019

Free

Every Tuesday 6-9pm containR offers a stage for creativity in community with an Open Mic Jam to entertain, inspire, and support the talent of local artists ...  »

Salsa Fest!
21 Aug

Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, 1320 5th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

August 21, 2019

4032830554

Free

Our weekly Farmers’ Market turns up the heat for Salsa Fest! As you browse your favourite vendors, sample their salsas and place your votes for the best ...  »

Okotoks Night Market by Marketsquare
22 Aug

Ethel Tucker Park, Riverside Drive, Okotoks

August 22, 2019

4039820212

Free

Join us for our annual free Summer Night Markets (July 4, Aug 1, Aug 22) at Ethel Tucker Park (Beside the Library). Each year we host local artisans, businesses, entertainment ...  »

Milky Way Nights August
22 Aug

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, 210 Avenue W, Hwy 22 S, Foothills No. 31

August 22, 2019 To August 24, 2019

4039312366

Donation to the RAO

The Observatory opens its doors to stargazers to participate in August Milky Way Nights You are invited to join our researchers to observe the dark night sky ...  »

Calgary Pride
23 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 23, 2019 To September 2, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

ATB Financial presents this year’s Calgary Pride 28th Annual Festival happening August 23 to September 2, 2019 Memorial Memorial Park Pride is a two day, multi-generational, inclusive, accessible and ...  »

Salsa On The Street
23 Aug

100 Stephen Ave SE, Calgary

August 23, 2019

Free

Come experience Calgary's vibrant Latin culture! An event where you can also learn how to dance Bachata, Merengue, Kizomba, and all Latin rhythms.  »

Okotoks Chili Fest
24 Aug

Downtown Okotoks, Elizabeth St, Okotoks

August 24, 2019

403-938-4404

Free Admission

Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the central event – a chili cook off. Come down to taste the chili creations or register a team and compete! ...  »

Muslim Heritage Day
24 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Downtown, Calgary

August 24, 2019

416-596-0660

Free

The Muslim Heritage Day (MHD) is a unique event that promotes a better understanding of Islamic culture, history, innovations and civilization to the public-at-large; while building bridges ...  »

Square Dance Rocks
27 Aug

Winston Heights Community Hall, 520 27 Avenue Northeast, Calgary

August 27, 2019

0

Square dancing is just walking to music! Free admission. No partner necessary. Experienced callers will introduce you to the basic steps of Modern Western Square Dancing. For ...  »

Sunnyside Salsa Wednesdays
28 Aug

containR Art Park, 1020 2nd Ave NW, Calgary

August 28, 2019

Free

#SunnySalsaWeds is back at the containR by Springboard Performance every Wednesday continuing on to the end of August. Enjoy all your favourite vacation rhythms and get your ...  »

The Big Big Tent
29 Aug

321 11 Ave SE, Calgary

August 29, 2019

Free

Say hello to the Big Big Tent in Calgary’s Culture & Entertainment District, where family-friendly events will be hosted throughout the entire month of August. The ...  »

SPOTLIGHT: Salty Sea Dog
29 Aug

Alberta Craft Gallery, 1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary

August 29, 2019 To October 5, 2019

5873910129

Free

Unconventional ceramic creations by Salty Sea Dog duo Blair and Sarah Dawes, inspired by the sea, pop culture and the animals they love. Fun, cute and playful, ...  »

BBQ on the Bow
31 Aug

Montgomery Community Centre, 5003 16th Avenue NW, Calgary

August 31, 2019 To September 1, 2019

FREE

27th Annual BBQ on the Bow Festival Canada’s Oldest BBQ Festival with plenty of entertainment. BBQ on the Bow is an annually occurring Kansas City BBQ ...  »

Calgary Disc Dog Club
31 Aug

South Glenmore Park, 24 Street Southwest, Calgary

August 31, 2019 To September 2, 2019

4038011271

Free

Calgary Disc Club – Leaping Tails and Unicorns UpDog Marathon Disc Dog Competition (Frisbee) in Calgary Aug 31, Sept 1st & 2nd.start time daily 8 am and goes until ...  »

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