Free Things to Do in Calgary in August 2021

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

 
01 Jun

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary

June 1, 2021 To September 30, 2021

Free

Enjoy your next meal at Southcentre Mall’s new interactive outdoor space: Eat & Seek! Eat & Seek is an inventive outdoor dining experience featuring artwork from ...  »

28 Jun

The Core Shopping Centre, 324 8 Ave SW, Calgary

June 28, 2021 To September 5, 2021

FREE

Head to The CORE this summer to snap a pic in its highly Instagrammable Gram Garden display located on the 2nd floor bridge near The Body Shop! ...  »

01 Jul

containR Art Park, 1020 2nd Ave NW, Calgary

July 1, 2021 To September 23, 2021

$15

Sunnyside Summer Nights is an evolution of Keith’s Hootenanny , and online concert series begun in December 2020. We’ve moved our Hootenanny musicians (https://keithshootenanny.live/Artists) ...  »

01 Jul

Various, Calgary

July 1, 2021 To August 31, 2021

Free

The same organization that heats up your winter with YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is here to keep your summer COOL with the YYC Summer Cool-er! This exciting ...  »

02 Jul

901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

July 2, 2021 To September 30, 2021

Free

Block Party provides a vibrant, accessible, and safe community space where Calgarians can engage with outdoor public art and one another while socially distancing. The installation is ...  »

07 Jul

Heritage Park, Calgary

July 7, 2021 To August 25, 2021

Free, Tickets Required

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 ...  »

09 Jul

239 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

July 9, 2021 To August 28, 2021

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 ...  »

11 Jul

Ella Grace Marketplace, 7271 12th Street Southeast, Calgary

July 11, 2021 To August 29, 2021

Free

Are those dark corners of your closets and spidery rafters in your garage scaring you? We’ve got you covered Calgary! Ella Grace Marketplace Pop Up Garage ...  »

11 Jul

Union Cemetery & Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary

July 11, 2021 To September 19, 2021

Free

Mounties and ministers, cowboys and cooks, prohibitionists and politicians. Join volunteer tour guides on a walk through time to learn about the people, personalities and events that ...  »

14 Jul

17th Ave SW, Calgary

July 14, 2021 To August 24, 2021

Free

Welcome to our inaugural event, Rhythms of 17th! The 17th Ave Retail & Entertainment District BIA has partnered with Calgary Opera, the Alberta Ballet and Arts Commons ...  »

17 Jul

Mills Park, 1520 9 Ave SE, Calgary

July 17, 2021 To August 7, 2021

Free

To showcase classical music to a broader audience, Inglewood is hosting a live classical music series at the east end of Inglewood’s main street in beautiful ...  »

23 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary and Area

July 23, 2021 To August 2, 2021

Free

Join us as we learn about and celebrate the history, culture, and community of Calgary and area with this year’s theme – Zooming Back: Unmasking Our History. ...  »

23 Jul

RiverWalk, 656 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary

July 23, 2021 To August 28, 2021

Free

Music Mile is bringing music to East Village! Come check out a curated mix of Buskers jamming on RiverWalk Plaza every Friday and Saturday from July to ...  »

31 Jul

Leighton Art Centre, 282027 144 Street West, Millarville

July 31, 2021 To September 5, 2021

403-931-3633

Admission by donation

Doug Levitt has been painting since 2002 and portraying every conceivable subject, from native portraits and wildlife to urban life and landscapes of mountain, prairie and sea. Inspired ...  »

31 Jul

Various Venues, Calgary

July 31, 2021 To August 29, 2021

Free

Shakespeare on the Go will feature three casts of three actors, who will perform a collection of scenes from The Comedy of Errors (not the full production) ...  »

01 Aug

Calgary JCC, 1607 90 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 1, 2021

4035378596

Free

A get together for 2 and 4 legged friends! Bring your family and dog to celebrate friendship! Games, agility, treats, entertainment and so much more! Featuring performer Spandy Andy.  »

02 Aug

Beltine, Calgary

August 2, 2021 To August 29, 2021

FREE

BUMP self-guided mural tours are a perfect way to explore the murals and experience new works of art as they are being created right before your eyes. ...  »

06 Aug

Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park, Calgary

August 6, 2021 To September 4, 2021

Free

Shop the quaint shops and artisan vendor booths, grab a bite to eat, and make s'mores by the fire. Enjoy adult beverages at the Selkirk Winter Patio. ...  »

07 Aug

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

August 7, 2021

Free

Come and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of lanterns on the Olympic Plaza pool. This is an annual peace event that shares a resolution to build a peaceful ...  »

08 Aug

Celebration Square, 7 Ave SE, Calgary

August 8, 2021 To August 29, 2021

Free

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

11 Aug

Participating Taco Bell Locations, Canada

August 11, 2021

Free

Get yourself a free taco on August 11, in-store or online. Visit in-store or drive-through any participating Taco Bell location across Canada, excluding Quebec and order a Crunchy ...  »

13 Aug

Edworthy Park & Online, Calgary

August 13, 2021 To August 14, 2021

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 ...  »

14 Aug

Junction - Food . Stage . Bar, 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 14, 2021

Free

Carifest 2021 returns! Join us this year as we celebrate 40 years of bringing Caribbean culture to Calgary! Tune in here from 7 – 9PM to enjoy our virtual event hosted ...  »

14 Aug

Various Farms, Alberta

August 14, 2021 To August 15, 2021

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 ...  »

14 Aug

3443 Kerry Park Rd SW, Calgary

August 14, 2021 To August 15, 2021

Free

The Twelfth Annual Art in the Garden Show and Sale. Artists in attendance will be Rosemary Bennett, Gloria Chow, Carol Huggler, and Linda Lalonde. Framed and unframed ...  »

14 Aug

Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130 16 Street Southwest, Calgary

August 14, 2021

Free

Marda Loop YYC MADE Outdoor Market features YYC Artisans, Markets, Foodies. Over 80 tent exhibits Artisans, Makers, Foodies Indoor “Tasting Room” – Beer, Spirits, Wine Pet-friendly FREE ADMISSION – tickets ...  »

14 Aug

Participating Stores

August 14, 2021

Free

Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely FREE to ...  »

14 Aug

524 Elbow Dr SW, Calgary

August 14, 2021

Free

Calgary’s hippest NEW night market located in the heart of Mission. Visit the lively main street neighborhood of 4th Street for food, fun, local finds, & ...  »

14 Aug

cSPACE King Edward, 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 14, 2021

Free

Kids and their grown ups can meet a dragon, create a superhero, sing with princesses and learn about the history of the Niitsitapi. In The Theatre: 10 am- ...  »

14 Aug

John Peake Memorial Park, 121 Chestermere Station Way, Chestermere

August 14, 2021

Free

On Saturday, August 14, come and enjoy the sounds of summer with a free music festival by the shores of Chestermere Lake! Hungry music fans can grab something ...  »

15 Aug

Crescent Heights Community Hall, 1101 2 St NW, Calgary

August 15, 2021

Free

Bring your own chair or blanket and enjoy some live music outdoors at our beautiful Crescent Heights Community Hall greenspace! We are pleased to present the 2nd ...  »

19 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 19, 2021 To August 22, 2021

Free & Ticketed Events

Summer Jazz Festival by Jazz YYC. Artists include JUNO Award winning Allison Au Quartet, The Heavyweights Brass Band, Maya Rae featuring Miles Black Trio, Yuri Honing Acoustic ...  »

19 Aug

1210 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary

August 19, 2021

Free

Four-night markets are coming to Kensington this summer and fall! Hosted at limited capacity in parking lot #57 along Kensington Road, you will find an assortment of food ...  »

19 Aug

Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 19, 2021 To August 29, 2021

Free

Glenbow Museum is celebrating reopening with free admission. Free opening week is brought to you by Servus Credit Union: admission is free between June 19-26! See: Maud ...  »

20 Aug

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

August 20, 2021

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. Put on your game faces, ...  »

21 Aug

Granary Road - Learning Park, Farmer's Market & Garden Centre, 226066 112 St W, Foothills County

August 21, 2021 To August 22, 2021

Free

GARLIC, GARLIC, GARLIC! It’s going to be a STINKING GOOD TIME at Granary Road’s Garlic Fest. Head into our Active Learning Park for all kinds ...  »

21 Aug

Murdoch Park, Calgary

August 21, 2021

Free

RISE UP Weekend and Calgary Underground Film Festival present Movie Night at Murdoch Park On August 21, we’re going Off the CUFF and hosting a free screening ...  »

21 Aug

Centre St N, Calgary

August 21, 2021

Free

Join us for our first ever Trunk Show and Sale on Centre Street North from 7 Ave through to 14 Ave NW! Artists + Retailers + Performers + Local Businesses =FUN Stroll ...  »

21 Aug

Celebration Square, 7 Avenue Southeast, East Village, Calgary

August 21, 2021

Free

Come together for an interactive dance party with music from DJ Sonidef, good vibes, and an urban feel in the heart of East Village. FREE all-ages event ...  »

22 Aug

East Village Experience Centre, 553 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary

August 22, 2021

Free

Learn all about urban beekeeping with MOB Honey’s workshops at The Hive in East Village. You’ll get a tour of the five beehives along Riverfront ...  »

27 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 27, 2021 To September 6, 2021

Free & Ticketed Events

The Calgary Pride Festival and Parade takes place each Labour Day long weekend, with thousands gathering in celebration of gender and sexual diversity. Continuing this year, due ...  »

27 Aug

Triwood Community Association, Chicoutimi Drive Northwest, Calgary

August 27, 2021

403-282-2677

Free

Triwood Night Market featuring 25 artisan vendors and Jumanji in the arena. Food and beverage service at JT's Clubhouse provided by Kindling Food Co.  »

28 Aug

Cardel Theatre, 180 Quarry Park Blvd, Calgary

August 28, 2021

Free

Join us for our Summer Markets taking place in the parking lot Cardel Theatre Quarry Park SE. A wonderfully eclectic & delicious variety of vendors will be ...  »

28 Aug

200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

August 28, 2021

Free

Welcome to Calgary Night Market supporting local vendors, artisans, entrepreneurs, designers to showcase their talent in a fun and safe place following strict COVID19 protocols. A night ...  »

28 Aug

The Heritage Centre, Alberta 580, Cremona

August 28, 2021 To August 29, 2021

4039917993

FREE

Summer Market & Tractor Rodeo at the Big Red Barn!!! 50 Artisans, Handmade Crafters, Bakers Indoor and Outdoor Vendors Come on out & cheer for the Tractor Rodeo ...  »

28 Aug

cSPACE King Edward, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 28, 2021

403-476-2025

Free

MUSIC AT THE MARKET: BEER GARDEN EDITION! Visit the Farmers and Makers Market on Saturday August 28th and enjoy live music and a beer garden featuring local ...  »

29 Aug

35th Avenue Northeast, Calgary

August 29, 2021

Free

Join us along 35th Avenue, in front of Citizen Brewing Company for an afternoon of bands, DJ's, food trucks, an outdoor market, a classic car show, and ...  »

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