Free Things to Do in Calgary in August 2019

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

You may like:

Free Summer Activities in Calgary

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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.  »

24 Jun

Outside Telus Convention Centre, Calgary

June 24, 2019 To September 14, 2019

Free

Join Downtown Calgary each lunch hour over the summer for some excellent music! Bring your lunch and listen to a new artist every Saturday at the Downtown ...  »

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 ...  »

03 Jul

Heritage Park, Calgary

July 3, 2019 To August 28, 2019

Free

Get set for another sizzling summer of Music in the Plaza. Every Wednesday evening, rain or shine, throughout July and August, the Heritage Town Square will be ...  »

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 &...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

01 Aug

Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 1, 2019

Free

On the First Thursday of every month, Glenbow is open late and admission is free from 5-9pm thanks to support from Servus Credit Union Glenbow is ...  »

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 ...  »

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. ...  »

03 Aug

Inglewood, Calgary

August 3, 2019

403.453.74224

Free

A feisty summer festival in the heart of Inglewood. We’re here to celebrate, engage, entertain, and delight. Seize the Sunfest! At Sunfest, there is an activity ...  »

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 ...  »

04 Aug

Downtown Central Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary

August 4, 2019

5878536117

Free

A Free Information session providing insight into Registered Education Savings Plan(RESPs) and (CESG) Government Grants.  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

05 Aug

Bowness Rd NW, Calgary

August 5, 2019

FREE

Enjoy local musicians playing toe tapping tunes on our Tim Hortons (TimWest Group) stage and bring the little ones for the 88.9 Shine FM Kids Zone. Over 80 independent ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

08 Aug

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary

August 8, 2019 To August 11, 2019

403.880.1562

Free

Taste of Calgary is the city’s most appetizing festival, giving visitors the chance to sample the city’s food, beverages, music and other cool things. Discover ...  »

09 Aug

North Glenmore Park, 7305 Crowchild Trail SW, Calgary

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

Free

Stemmed by a 2000-year-old Chinese legend, Dragon Boat Racing is still very active and remains a tradition to this day. As Calgary’s premier sports festivals, the ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

11 Aug

Marda Loop, 33rd Ave SW, Calgary

August 11, 2019

(403) 685-5667

Free

This free, fun-filled, family-friendly festival is not to be missed! On Sunday, the streets of Marda Loop will come alive for the 35th time with this New ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

16 Aug

The Bow Building 500 Centre St S, Calgary

August 16, 2019

Free

The Royal Conservatory will be hosting a special one of a kind performance on August 16th. Forty music students from Alberta have been selected by audition to ...  »

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 ...  »

17 Aug

Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

August 17, 2019

Free

Carifest Calgary is an annual cultural festival which highlights the rich cultural diversity in the West Indies. Carifest celebrates the fusion of the Caribbean’s varied cultural ...  »

17 Aug

Various Farms, Alberta

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

Free & Ticketed Events

Alberta Open Farm Days is about farmers and ranchers inviting their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and ...  »

17 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 8 Ave SE, Calgary

August 17, 2019

403-668-0299

Free

The Calgary Franco Festival promotes, and shares the cultural richness of Calgary's large Francophone community in all its diversity with the general public. The Festival will offer ...  »

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, ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

23 Aug

917 Centre Ave NE, Calgary

August 23, 2019

Free

Come down and enjoy our live market on friday nights once a month in Bridgeland this summer! A night time of fun shopping with friends and family. ...  »

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.  »

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! ...  »

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 ...  »

24 Aug

Celebration Square, 7 Ave SE, Calgary

August 24, 2019

Free

Join the National Music Centre for free musical afternoons in East Village’s open-air urban square!   »

25 Aug

Fox And The Machine Tattoo Shop, 2030 11 Street Southeast, Calgary

August 25, 2019

Free- $25

You are invited to come out and visit the new tattoo shop that’s located in Ramsay. The new tattoo shop has 5 artists with various experiences and ...  »

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 ...  »

28 Aug

Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club, 12501 14 St SW, Calgary

August 28, 2019 To September 1, 2019

(587) 293-4653

Free & Ticketed Days

The Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in the game of golf in Calgary at the Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club,August 28 – ...  »

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 ...  »

28 Aug

Beltine, Calgary

August 28, 2019 To August 31, 2019

FREE

Visitors are invited for the Second annual BUMP Festival for mural tours and artist events as a flurry of new murals are being painted. Artists will be ...  »

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 ...  »

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, ...  »

30 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary

August 30, 2019 To September 1, 2019

587-834-3000

Free

The biggest and most colorful street party that showcases the vibrant Filipino and Asian Communities in Alberta. Experience the sights, sounds, and taste of Filipino culture and ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

You may like:
Things to Do During August in Calgary

Posts Information

  • : 2
  • Leave a Reply