Things to Do in Calgary in August

Things to Do in Calgary in August: Events, Activities and Festivals happening in Calgary during the month of August 2017.

Join for feisty summer festival in the heart of Inglewood, enjoy uncensored theatre during Calgary Fringe Festival, experience the sights and sounds of New Orleans; purple, green and gold pageantry, right here in Calgary, cheer Calgary Dragon Boat Race participants, revel in six nights of spectacular fireworks and more this August in Calgary.

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31 Aug

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

August 31, 2017 To September 2, 2017

403.974.4200

Free

The Champions' Welcome Tournament serves as a friendly warm-up to the 'Masters' Tournament. The tournament is expected to attract a very respectable entry from throughout North, Central ...  »

30 Aug

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

August 30, 2017 To September 3, 2017

(587) 293-4653

$10 and up

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 30 – ...  »

30 Aug

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary

August 30, 2017

(403) 271-7670

Free to Attend!

With the close of summer, Southcentre Mall welcomes families for a final celebration before children head back to school. The Back to School Bash will feature a ...  »

29 Aug

Sunalta Community Hall, 1629 - 10th Avenue SW, Calgary

August 29, 2017

403-239-0177

Free

Square dancing is just walking to music! Come and try it at Sunalta Community Hall. No partner necessary. Experienced caller Glenn Watts will introduce you to the ...  »

29 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 29, 2017

$59 - $99

Huey Lewis & The News are truly one of America’s great rock & roll bands. Their contagious brand of music has outlasted countless trends, and is ...  »

29 Aug

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

August 29, 2017

$5.25 - $15.75

COU A Circus of Unity 13 illustrious performers and 60 remarkable youth weave a fantastic tale; a theatrical adventure where worlds collide and feats of balance, strength, and creativity ...  »

28 Aug

The Palomino, 109-7th Avenue SW, Calgary

August 28, 2017 To August 29, 2017

$18.00

Artists: The AGONIST, Uppercut Decapitation, Accostal Over the course of three full-lengths The Agonist have proved they’re no “Flavor of the Week.” Through great songs, hard ...  »

28 Aug

Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 Macleod Trail, Calgary

August 28, 2017

$35

Jedi Mind Tricks is an underground hip hop duo from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded by two high school friends, rapper Vinnie Paz and producer Stoupe the Enemy of ...  »

27 Aug

Pulse Studios, 2nd floor, 110 10 Ave NW, Calgary

August 27, 2017

(403) 452-2846

Free

Don’t miss your chance to get the sneak peek look at Pulse’s new studio space and catch performances by PUMP, James Cabrera, Street Kids, Pulse ...  »

26 Aug

Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary

August 26, 2017 To August 27, 2017

General Admission

Western Canada’s rural history comes to life at Heritage Park’s Country Kickback. This fun-filled salute to agriculture includes hands-on activities, live entertainment, games and a ...  »

26 Aug

Downtown Okotoks, Elizabeth St, Okotoks

August 26, 2017

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! ...  »

26 Aug

Cedarbrae Community Centre, 11024 Oakfield Dr SW, Calgary

August 26, 2017

403-999-4924

TBA

Feather Fest is a one day gathering of bird breeders and enthusiasts from all over Alberta. Vendors will be there selling birds of all kinds, custom made ...  »

26 Aug

Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 1000, 11500 - 35 Street SE, Calgary

August 26, 2017

$61.95 - $82.95

Emmy-nominated actor Rob Schneider, well known for his trademark blend of character and comedic acting, has broadened his focus to include directing, producing and writing.   »

26 Aug

Bowness Community Center, 7904 43 Ave. NW, Calgary

August 26, 2017

4036191695

free

This will be second straight year we host a vegetarian food festival in Calgary. The festival showcases diverse samples of vegetarian and vegan foods from local vendors. ...  »

26 Aug

St Matthew's United Church, 2035 26a St SW, Calgary

August 26, 2017

0-$2

The inaugural Killarney Record Fair is coming to Calgary. The one-day event features 10 to 12 vendors, including notable local vinylphiles Beatnik Bus, Lockbox Record Club, and The Calgary ...  »

25 Aug

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary

August 25, 2017 To August 26, 2017

4038895199

Free

Southcentre Mall is set to host a series of four weekends of the popular Calgary Night Market with free admission for the whole family, guests of all ...  »

25 Aug

Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary

August 25, 2017

$29.50 - $34.50

Last Podcast On The Left is a comedy podcast that covers all the horrors our world has to offer both imagined and real, from demons and aliens ...  »

25 Aug

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade Southwest, Calgary

August 25, 2017 To August 27, 2017

Free, donations appreciated

Get your sticky on Calgary! This summer’s extraordinary foodie experience, in partnership with Kiwanis for Kids, comes to town  for 3 awesome days of grilling heaven! Delicious ...  »

24 Aug

Festival Hall, 1215 10 Ave SE, Calgary

August 24, 2017

403-560-0095

$20

A public CD release for Adam Van Wielingen’s album The Mountain will be held Aug 24, 2017 at Festival Hall - a loving memorial tribute to Adam with ...  »

24 Aug

Hexagon Board Cafe, 1140 Kensington Rd NW #200, Calgary

August 24, 2017

(403) 209-2881

$5

In partnership with the Alberta College of Art + Design, The Hexagon Board Game Cafe is happy to present the HXGN DRINK AND DRAW: With Tyler Jenkins. Tyler ...  »

23 Aug

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

August 23, 2017 To August 24, 2017

$39.5 - $275

On the 25th anniversary of her platinum selling Ingénue album and the huge hit “Constant Craving”, which launched her into stardom around the world, k.d. ...  »

21 Aug

Engineering Complex (Area 20), University of Calgary.

August 21, 2017

Free

On Monday August 21st, the Moon will block out a huge chunk of the Sun in the sky. Join us to observe this amazing partial eclipse with ...  »

20 Aug

Calgary Jewish Community Centre Field, 1607 90 Ave. SW Calgary, AB

August 20, 2017

403-537-8596

Free

Join us for this fun event for the two and the four legged creatures! The Calgary Jewish Community Centre is hosting its 6th Annual Bark Mitzvah Festival. ...  »

19 Aug

Acadia Recreation Complex, 240 - 90 Avenue SE, Calgary

August 19, 2017 To August 20, 2017

604 316 1933

$6.00

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. ...  »

19 Aug

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

August 19, 2017

By Donation

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 ...  »

19 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 19, 2017

$49.5 - $69.5 + charges

The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, that achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. In recent years, the ...  »

19 Aug

Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary

August 19, 2017

$17 - $450

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated quintet, OneRepublic announced today they will tour North America this summer, featuring support from chart-topping Fitz and The Tantrums and opener James Arthur, season nine ...  »

19 Aug

Riverwalk, East Village, Calgary

August 19, 2017

4038897390

25

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

18 Aug

Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 Macleod Trail S, Calgary

August 18, 2017

$65.00

The Dawn", who's famous for their song "Salamat" will be rocking with us whilst touring Canada. So grab a friend, and enjoy the taste of Filipino Music! ...  »

18 Aug

Calgary, AB T2G 0L6 Canada 

August 18, 2017 To August 20, 2017

$5

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 ...  »

17 Aug

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

August 17, 2017

403-297-6561

Free

Take advantage of those extra daylight hours with FREE evening admission to our Discovery Centre on the third Thursday of July and August, 2017. Explore through the hands-on, ...  »

17 Aug

Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

August 17, 2017 To August 19, 2017

403-355-5696

$25 & up

Experience why this Calgary family-friendly event has become the premier summer Reggae Festival in all of Canada. Get ready for two amazing summer days with family & ...  »

17 Aug

cSPACE Projects, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 17, 2017 To August 20, 2017

4034622651

$70 and up

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’...  »

16 Aug

Gallery House Concerts Society, 64 av & 14 st NW, Calgary

August 16, 2017

403 988-3106

$25

Get into the music! Martyn is a jaw-dropping guitar player who has been dubbed “The Welsh Springsteen”, with unique percussive style and powerful show-stopping voice. With a ...  »

15 Aug

The Commons Calgary, 1206 20 Ave SE, Calgary

August 15, 2017 To August 16, 2017

$20-$30

The entrepreneurial spirit is thriving in Canada with more than 2/3 of Canadians looking to be their own boss. If you are one of those Canadians, now is ...  »

15 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 15, 2017

$51.98 - $865.73

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy ...  »

12 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 12, 2017 To August 14, 2017

$40 - $165

BassBus and In-Houze Productions proudly present the first annual PEELED® Calgary Cocktail Festival. For one weekend in August, Calgary will be turned into a playground for the ...  »

12 Aug

3443 Kerry Park Rd., SW Calgary

August 12, 2017 To August 13, 2017

403-249-4814

0.00-0.00

The Eighth Annual Art in the Garden Come out and enjoy a day of art and the beautiful gardens and enter for the Door Prize! Artists in ...  »

12 Aug

Dickens, 1000 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 12, 2017

$25.00

Artists: VNV Nation, Ivardensphere. On tour with Exclusive performances of the albums ‘Automatic’ and ‘Empires’ on a tour that is specifically hitting series of small clubs. These ...  »

12 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 12, 2017

$39 - $59

Saga are a Canadian rock band, formed in Oakville, Ontario. Jim Crichton and Welsh-born vocalist Michael Sadler have been the principal songwriters for Saga. Ian Crichton is ...  »

12 Aug

The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 12, 2017

$35+ charges

Some things are just destined to be, like the rising music career of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. The 20-year-old, Bronx, New York rapper, whose real name ...  »

12 Aug

Fort Calgary, 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 12, 2017

The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon Wanderlust 108 is a field day for your inner child. Hold the plastic trophy, because we have better prizes: a full day ...  »

12 Aug

The Peanut Gallery, 207 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 12, 2017 To October 7, 2017

Free

“Paintings with a Purpose” is an exhibit featuring abstract art with materials salvaged from a landfill on the outskirts of Puerto Vallarta. Julie Land of Salted Studio ...  »

12 Aug

Calgary Corn Maze & Fun Farm, 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View County

August 12, 2017

Regular Admission

Have hours of fun with all our great maze and fun farm attractions (Petting Zoo, Tractor Pulled Rides, Rideable Railway Train, Jumping Pillows, Mini-Golf, Gem Mining, Playground ...  »

11 Aug

MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary

August 11, 2017

$36.00 - $40.00

Artists: Gojira, Pallbearer Technical Death Metal band from Ondres (France) formed in 1996 under the name Godzilla (18). They had to change to Gojira for legal reasons in 2001. Joe ...  »

11 Aug

The Palace Theatre, 219 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 11, 2017

$30

Playing a smoky, spectral fusion of blues, folk, and rock in a stripped-down one-man-band style, Shakey Graves is the stage name of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Alejandro ...  »

11 Aug

Various Restaurants, Calgary

August 11, 2017 To August 20, 2017

$15-$35

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 ...  »

10 Aug

TELUS Spark, 220 St Georges Dr NE, Calgary

August 10, 2017

403-817-6800

$17.95-$19.95

Money is kind of terrifying. Especially when you think about numbers flying around on the internet, being created and destroyed by programs which move too fast for ...  »

09 Aug

MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary

August 9, 2017

$20.00 - $189.00

Artists: The Decemberists, Olivia Chaney “In some ways, this album was four years in the making,” says Colin Meloy, frontman and primary songwriter of the Decemberists. “We ...  »

09 Aug

Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary

August 9, 2017 To August 20, 2017

$35 - $140 + charges

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 ...  »

07 Aug

Commonwealth Bar, 731 10 Avenue SW, Calgary

August 7, 2017

$24

The past isn’t finished with us yet. Love can be like that, too. A couple of years ago I found love in different forms leaving my ...  »

06 Aug

MacEwan Ballroom, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary

August 6, 2017

$49.50

Artists: Echo & The Bunnymen, Ester Drang Formed in Liverpool in 1978, the original lineup was Ian McCulloch (vocals), Will Sergeant (guitar), Les Pattinson (bass) and soon replacing ...  »

06 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 6, 2017

$47.25 - $262.5 + charges

About ASHA BHOSLE : A voice that has mesmerized millions. A career spanning an astounding 7 decades. Fondly referred to as Ashaji, Asha Bhosle is one of the distinguished ...  »

05 Aug

Rosebud Park Hwy 582, East entrance to Didsbury

August 5, 2017 To August 6, 2017

403-335-9445

Free to $5.00

Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat! Celebrate Alberta’s Heritage Weekend in Didsbury with the Sons of Fenrir Vikings, Dragons ...  »

05 Aug

Thorncliffe Community Centre, 5600 Centre St. NE, Calgary

August 5, 2017

$69

Worldwide Music Ventures Present a Concert / Dance Party with Los Lobos! Los Lobos is one of America’s most distinctive and original bands. They had a huge ...  »

05 Aug

Murdock Park, 917 Centre Avenue Northeast, Calgary

August 5, 2017

(403) 668-0299

Free

Calgarians & Albertans are invited to participate in the 2017 edition of the Calgary Franco Festival. This one day event featuring arts and culture from many Francophone communities ...  »

04 Aug

Strathmore Stampede Grounds, 33 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore

August 4, 2017 To August 7, 2017

4039345811

$15 - $30

The Strathmore Stampede is an outdoor event that includes Rodeo, Chuckwagon, and our signature Running with the Bulls event. We are one of the most action-packed stops ...  »

04 Aug

Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary

August 4, 2017

$79.95 to $179.95 + charges

The One Love Music Festival is Western Canada's Largest Hip Hip Music Festival! FEATURING Ms Lauryn Hill / Migos / Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals / RZA as Bobby Digital ...  »

04 Aug

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

August 4, 2017

$49 - $69

A defining voice of country music and a modern day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic ...  »

03 Aug

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

August 3, 2017

$65 - $115 + charges

Rodriguez, the legendary singer-songwriter known only by his surname, is a self-taught guitarist. He began performing in bars and clubs around the city of Detroit in the 1960...  »

02 Aug

West Village Theatre, 2007 10 Ave SW, Calgary

August 2, 2017 To August 6, 2017

4032427118 x1

$11.34 - $18.59

From the great comic playwright Carlo Goldoni comes a fun-filled, fast-paced, physical farce. When a young woman accidentally breaks her fan while flirting with the man she ...  »

01 Aug

Azuridge Estate Hotel, Priddis

August 1, 2017

$150/pair

Ready for an evening of ooh la la? You’re invited to join Grey Goose Brand Ambassador, Guillaume Jubien and Parisian Chef, Justin Kent for an extraordinary ...  »

20 Jul

S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler, Heritage Park, Calgary

July 20, 2017 To August 31, 2017

403-268-8500

$74.95 +GST

If you’re looking for unique Calgary events, don’t miss the Heritage Park Captain’s Cruises. Set sail for a scenic summer cruise on Calgary’s ...  »

17 Jul

Unit 102, 52 Aero Dr NE, Calgary

July 17, 2017 To September 1, 2017

587-353-4652

$225 - $325

Our full and half-day week long summer camps provide kids with a SAFE and FUN way to explore their inner ninja. Campers will run, climb and bounce ...  »

04 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

July 4, 2017 To August 29, 2017

403-297-6561

$4

Marsh Dipping Tuesdays Have buckets of fun discovering the critters who make their home in Bow Habitat Station’s Interpretive Wetlands! No registration required – spaces filled on ...  »

02 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

July 2, 2017 To September 3, 2017

403-297-6561

$12 + taxes per person

Learn to Fish Junior Clinics Discover the lure of fishing together as a family! Learn the tips and tools you need to fish in Alberta through this ...  »

28 Jun

Davisburg Community Hall, 258117 96 St E, Foothills No. 31, AB

June 28, 2017 To August 30, 2017

4034678079

free

Alberta Approved Farmers Market, Open Every Wednesday 4:30-7:30pm June 28-Aug 30/17. Who is it for? all-ages Free Admission WHEN & WHERE Date & Time:June 28-Aug 30/17. Wednesdays 4:30...  »

25 Jun

Rotary/Mattamy GreenwayCalgary

June 25, 2017 To September 2, 2017

403-974-0751

Free

Summer 150K Challenge! Encouraging people to enjoy (run, walk, bike or rollerblade) the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway and share with us their journey. In order to celebrate progress ...  »

24 Jun

cSPACE King Edward, 1721 – 29 Avenue SW, Suite #280.Calgary

June 24, 2017 To September 23, 2017

1-800-362-7238

Free

The Citizens of Craft exhibition features exceptional work by 15 ACC professional members participating on the Citizens of Craft website. Citizens of Craft is a community of makers, ...  »

20 Jun

Central Memorial Park, 1221 2 St SW, Calgary

June 20, 2017 To August 29, 2017

587.585.6531

$79

The premier tour is a Coffee & Lunch tour starting at Central Memorial Park. Following Calgary’s cycle track network, the first stop is at Rosso Roasters ...  »

08 Jun

Laser City, #125 - 572 Aero Drive Northeast, Calgary

June 8, 2017 To August 31, 2017

4037444121

$5

$5 Games of Laser Tag every Wednesday and Thursday night. Open from 4:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Only $5 per player per game. No booking is required, just drop-in and play! ...  »

30 May

Vern's, 622 8 Ave SW, Calgary

May 30, 2017 To August 29, 2017

$5

Crash Test Comedy offers two stand up comedy shows every Tuesday at Vern’s! Join us at 8pm for a pro/am showcase & at 10pm for ...  »

20 May

Northland Village mall parkade, 5111 Northland Drive NW, Calgary

May 20, 2017 To October 7, 2017

403-926 6969

Kids: free, adults (16+): $1

Calgarians now get to BE the market. Coming to Calgary on the Saturday of May long weekend is a new form of weekly community market – one where ...  »

27 Apr

The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, Calgary

April 27, 2017 To December 28, 2017

403.720.5288

$11.00 - $15.75

Join us in the Garden Court every Thursday for a BBQ Lunch Buffet! Follow us on Facebook to view menu! Who is it for? all-ages HOW MUCH ...  »

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