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 2019.

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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Free Summer Activities in Calgary

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

9025 Shepard Road Southeast, Calgary

August 31, 2019

$14 & up

The Calgary Highland Games is one of the oldest gatherings in North America and will be celebrating 103 years since the first games, held in 1913. Organised by the ...  »

31 Aug

Calgary Farmyard, 284022 Township Road 224, Rocky View County

August 31, 2019 To September 2, 2019

$16.95 to $18.95 + gst

Bring the family out for a weekend of fun! Come out and experience our first ever, Sunflower Festival at the Farmyard- formerly known as the Calgary Corn ...  »

31 Aug

Cobb's Corn Maze, 84 Street Northeast, Calgary

August 31, 2019 To September 2, 2019

403-210-2676

$18.00 to $39.95

Come enjoy our beautiful park before the weather gets cold! We have all sorts for things going on and a FREE ice cream cone for everyone! We’...  »

31 Aug

WinSport Arena, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary

August 31, 2019 To September 1, 2019

$60 & up

Line-up: George Thorogood and the Destroyers, Vince Neil Performing all the Hits of Motley Crue, The Northern Pikes, Styx, Trooper, 54•40, Toque  »

31 Aug

High River Brewing Company, 510 21 Street Southeast, High River

August 31, 2019

$10 to $50

2019 River City Rockfest Returns! Rock out outdoors at the incredible High River Brewing Company! Featuring Terminal Human Condition From Under The Stone Nuclear Oath Rebuild/Repair River ...  »

31 Aug

Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary

August 31, 2019

$45 - $125

IRON MAIDEN will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to North America in 2019 for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation, ...  »

31 Aug

Brewsters 11th Avenue, 834 11th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 31, 2019

4032652739

Free

Join us and our Hostess, Anne Xiety, for brunch, beers and tunes from DJ Terri Tingz. All of our handcrafted beers will be on special, including our ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

30 Aug

Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue, Calgary

August 30, 2019

$10.00

Slowcoaster is a Canadian indie rock band from Sydney, Nova Scotia. The band's sound is essentially rock-based, with strong influences of reggae, ska, folk and jazz, combined ...  »

30 Aug

Last Chance Saloon, 555 Jewell St, Rosedale

August 30, 2019 To September 2, 2019

403-823-9189

$20 to $90

We host an intimate, boutique music festival over the labour day weekend (August 30, 31, Sept 1 & 2). WayneStock brings you 4 days of music featuring over 40 artists! Enjoy musical styles ...  »

30 Aug

MacEwan Hall, 2500 University Dr. NW, Calgary

August 30, 2019

$24.50

with King Nun. Reignwolf is a Canadian indie/blues rock band. Originally started as a solo project by Jordan Cook in 2012. Jordan Cook was raised in Saskatoon, ...  »

29 Aug

S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler, Heritage Park, Calgary

August 29, 2019

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 ...  »

29 Aug

Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary

August 29, 2019

4032664611

$65 – $90

The worlds of culinary and drag shall collide once again this summer when Sashay, Fillet! returns on August 29 in support of Calgary Pride! Just like last year, ...  »

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, ...  »

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 ...  »

28 Aug

Secret Location, Calgary

August 28, 2019

$42 + charges.

Launched in Paris 30 years ago, the original essence of Le Dîner en Blanc remains: friendship, elegance and gallantry. Now, over 130,000 revelers around the world give this ...  »

28 Aug

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

August 28, 2019

$21.10 & up

Cavalry FC Canadian Premier League Home Game. The Fan Zone in the lower plaza will feature games on the big screen video board and DJ’s will ...  »

28 Aug

Humainologie Gallery + Store,1514 7 St SW, Calgary

August 28, 2019

By Donation

Join us for another HelloStranger! Conversation Series event. The theme for this event is: Freedom To Express Our Gender Identities. Salima Stanley-Bhanji, the CEO of Humainologie, will ...  »

27 Aug

Scarboro United Church, 134 Scarboro Avenue, Calgary

August 27, 2019

$10

German alternative pop folk rock duo with reggae and electronic music influences.  »

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 ...  »

27 Aug

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

August 27, 2019 To August 30, 2019

4032976561

$4+tax

Act as naturalists as you study the nature that surrounds you in this 45 minute, staff-guided program. Learn about flora and fauna as you explore Pearce Estate Park. ...  »

26 Aug

The Palace Theatre, 219 - 8th Ave SW, Calgary

August 26, 2019

$34.00 plus fees

With Guest Kevin Doria. Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. The group releases recordings through Constellation, an ...  »

25 Aug

Fort Calgary, 750 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 25, 2019

$99.50

Brewery & The Beast is a premium culinary experience that features the highest quality meats through the vision of an extraordinary line-up of chefs. Only the finest ...  »

25 Aug

Yamnuska Ridge & CMC Valley Trailhead, Bighorn No. 8

August 25, 2019

4032006929

$140 + GST

MOUNTAIN MUSE: OPEN AIR LANDSCAPE PAINTING An adventure into the mountains to experience the open air, nature and creative inspiration. Using sketch ink and watercolor, capture iconic ...  »

25 Aug

Brookfield Residential YMCA at Seton,4995 Market Street Southeast, Calgary

August 25, 2019

403-796-9618

Free-$15

Enkindle: We are BRIGHTER together! An empowering and interactive family concert in celebration of kids and community! INSPIRE | EMPOWER | DREAM On August 25, 2019, prior to the start of ...  »

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 ...  »

24 Aug

Heritage Park Historical Village, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

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 ...  »

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!   »

24 Aug

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

August 24, 2019

$2

We’re back! The Killarney Record Fair is now in its third year, taking place once again at St. Matthew’s United Church on Saturday, August 24. Come ...  »

24 Aug

411 41 Avenue Northeast, Calgary

August 24, 2019

403-387-6266

$50

Our bike run is a family friendly, scavenger hunt style motorcycle rally through Alberta’s countryside. This year, ‘The Big Show’ will see more than 250 riders and ...  »

24 Aug

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31

August 24, 2019 To August 25, 2019

403.453.7623

15.00

Wrap up the end of summer with Family Fun Fair-Fare at Granary Road. Soak up the last of the time with the kids before back to school ...  »

24 Aug

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

August 24, 2019

$51.45 - $61.95

Moist is a Canadian rock band that originally formed in 1992. It consists of David Usher as lead vocalist, Mark Makoway on lead guitars, Jonathan Gallivan on guitars, ...  »

24 Aug

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 201 8th Ave. SE, Calgary

August 24, 2019

$62.50 - $362.00

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of ...  »

24 Aug

Commonwealth Bar & Stage, 731 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 24, 2019

$23.02

The Dirty Nil are a Canadian alternative rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, who won the Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year at the Juno Awards ...  »

24 Aug

Meeting place: inside Mimo Restaurant, 4909 17 Ave SE, Calgary

August 24, 2019

$25

The Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour has been delighting participants for over 15 years. This fun bus tour will take you to five or six different ...  »

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

Castle Mountain Resort, Pincher Creek No. 9

August 23, 2019 To August 25, 2019

1.888.754.8667

Free Admission

The Huckleberry Chairlift is open on both the Saturday and Sunday for scenic tours, as well as to give easy access to the Huckleberries.  »

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.  »

23 Aug

Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 4630 MacLeod Trail S, Calgary, AB T2G 5E8 CA

August 23, 2019

The nom de plume of David Lee Crow, DJ, producer, and general EDM enthusiast Ghastly specializes in a provocative blend of house, trap, and dubstep that invokes ...  »

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 ...  »

22 Aug

Sub Rosa, 200 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 22, 2019

4037702315

$20

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Pride Week kicks off on August 23rd but we thought we’d get the party started a little ...  »

22 Aug

1320 14 St SW, Calgary

August 22, 2019

FREE

Calling all burger fans! A&W Canada is celebrating the 11th annual Burgers to Beat MS campaign to raise awareness and funds to help those living ...  »

21 Aug

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

August 21, 2019

$21.10 & up

Cavalry FC Canadian Premier League Home Game. The Fan Zone in the lower plaza will feature games on the big screen video board and DJ’s will ...  »

21 Aug

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 8 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 21, 2019

$15 to $30

Go on a guided tour featuring the organs of Central United, Knox United, Cathedral Church of the Redeemer and Jack Singer Concert Hall! Who is it for? ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

20 Aug

Dickens, 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 20, 2019

$10

Calgary Poetry Slam August Edition ft. Josie Veness   Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. After ...  »

19 Aug

Marlborough Mall, 3800 Memorial Drive, Calgary

August 19, 2019

702-815-0740

$10 - $25

An International Showcase of Talent from Mexico, Belarus, Russia, Argentina, Romania and the US, the American Crown Circus & Circo Osorio heads to Canada to spread some “...  »

18 Aug

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 205 8th Avenue Northeast, Calgary

August 18, 2019

$48.75 - $78.75

Tom Segura is a comedian originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. Well known for his Netflix specials Completely Normal and Mostly Stories, Segura has also made televisions appearances that ...  »

18 Aug

Bella Concert Hall, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW Calgary

August 18, 2019

$25

Members of the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble (MRU Conservatory), Midnight Taiko (Calgary), Kita no Taiko (Edmonton), and Lethbridge Community Taiko Association will celebrate their art of taiko, ...  »

18 Aug

Mikey's on 12th, 918 12th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 18, 2019

4034023296

$12-$18

Sin & Gin is filled with Music, Comedy, Burlesque, Dance, Cabaret and more! This month we are celebrating the hottest month of the year, and no better ...  »

17 Aug

306097 192 St W Millarville,

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

(403)931-3411

$5.00

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 ...  »

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

Granary Road, 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31

August 17, 2019 To August 18, 2019

4034537623

$20.00

Baaaamaste! Stretch, strengthen, relax and test your balance with our furry farm friends! 1 hour of instructed yoga with goats will be an experience you wont soon forget! ...  »

17 Aug

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

August 17, 2019

403-289-0258

$36.50 & up

We will be honouring Stamps alumni throughout the game, including Jon Cornish for his induction into the 2019 class of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Arrive early ...  »

17 Aug

containR, 1020 2nd Avenue Northwest, Sunnyside, Calgary

August 17, 2019

4034624978

$20-$25

HoneyFest is a one day music festival in the heart of Kensington held on August 17th from 3-9pm beside Sunnyside Lrt. There will be 8 bands, beer ...  »

17 Aug

Palomino, 109 7 Ave SW, Calgary

August 17, 2019

$45 to $55

Here the action is in El Paso, Texas/Juarez, Mexico where Bizet’s tale of Carmen, the seductress, who lures Don José a US Customs and Immigration ...  »

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

MacEwan Hall, 402 Collegiate Blvd NW, Calgary

August 17, 2019

$32 - $132.00

Tiny Meat Gang is a rap duo comprised of social media influencers Cody Ko and Noel Miller. Their debut single “Keep Ya Dick Fat” was released in ...  »

17 Aug

Countryside Landscapes and Garden Centre, De Winton

August 17, 2019

4039381835

$65.00

This new and exciting workshop will walk you through the basics of starting your very own cut flower garden right here in Alberta. We will discuss choosing ...  »

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 ...  »

17 Aug

Trolley 5 Brewpub, 728 17th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

August 17, 2019

$10

Hosted by Trolley 5 Brewpub, this festival features all things local including music by Groove Movement, Aaron Pollock Music, Mariya Stokes, Devin Cooper, Megan Dawson, and Gratuitous Platypus. ~ ...  »

16 Aug

Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$75 & up

Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert with Pistol Annies, Terri Clark, Lauren Alaina, Jordan Davis, Roos & Boots with Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin & Sammy Kershaw, Jimmie Allen, Meghan ...  »

16 Aug

Prince's Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

(403) 271-2744

$15 & up

You're invited to Western Canada's Largest Latin Festival! With music, dance, artisan markets, and amazing international food vendors and food trucks, you are sure to have a ...  »

16 Aug

Various Restaurants, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To August 25, 2019

$25-$65 per person

Join us for Calgary’s favourite summer food festival, Summer Feast! During this ten-day prix fixe culinary event, some of the city’s top chef-driven restaurants are ...  »

16 Aug

Stampede park, 25 Ave SE, Calgary

August 16, 2019 To September 22, 2019

$49 & up

LUZIA premiered in April 2016 and is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984. LUZIA takes you to an imaginary mexico, like in a waking dream, where ...  »

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

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

August 16, 2019

$21.10 & up

Cavalry FC Canadian Premier League Home Game. The Fan Zone in the lower plaza will feature games on the big screen video board and DJ’s will ...  »

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 ...  »

16 Aug

The Cochrane Ag Society Park,43080 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane

August 16, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$10 & up

The COCHRANE FAIR includes Classic Bull Riding, Mini Chuckwagons, Trick Riders, President’s Choice Super Dogs, midway rides, market place, tons of entertainment, reptile shows, family fun ...  »

16 Aug

Various Venues, Canada

August 16, 2019 To August 28, 2019

Free

Looking and feeling your best helps you live more confidently. For that reason, Sephora developed Classes for Confidence to help inspire fearlessness in those facing major life ...  »

15 Aug

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

August 15, 2019 To August 24, 2019

403-569-9679

$6 & up

International Fireworks Festival will illuminate the sky with a symphony of pyrotechnics and music, coming together as an artistic display of light and sound. Elliston Park opens ...  »

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 ...  »

15 Aug

Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary

August 15, 2019

$15 to $20

Watching movies on a large screen outdoors has become a popular summer activity – and what better place to do it than at Spruce Meadows! Prior to movie ...  »

15 Aug

Bonnyville Rodeo Grounds, 4201 55 St, Bonnyville

August 15, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$25 & up

Come rock out to concerts by Default & Tim Hicks, enjoy racing categories such as rockcrawlers, quads, moto-cross, demolition and more, and if you’re feeling athletic, join ...  »

15 Aug

ENMAX Park, Calgary

August 15, 2019

$50 to $200

Save August 15 for outdoor fun and amazing food! That’s when top local restaurants and breweries will be teamed up to compete for Best Beer, Best Slider ...  »

14 Aug

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

August 14, 2019

4032830554

0

Join us as we celebrate Alberta’s 2nd annual Local Food Week at the Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market. Local Chef Alex of The Allium will showcase the ...  »

13 Aug

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17A Street Southeast, Calgary

August 13, 2019

4032976561

$4+tax

Act as naturalists as you study the nature that surrounds you in this 45 minute, staff-guided program. Learn about flora and fauna as you explore Pearce Estate Park. ...  »

12 Aug

Arts Commons, 205 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 12, 2019

403-294-7447

$30

The Broadway Dreams’ Unplugged performance serves as the finale to a week of intensive musical theatre training for local aspiring performers and their Broadway teaching artists! The ...  »

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 ...  »

11 Aug

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 225 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 11, 2019

$42.00 - $102.00

After spending six years with Southern rock outfit Drive-By Truckers, singer/guitarist Jason Isbell left the group in 2007 to pursue a solo career. Isbell had already honed ...  »

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

Canadian Southern Baptist Seminary & College, 200 Seminary View, Cochrane

August 10, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$45-$150

No Greater Love Music Festival is quickly establishing the reputation as being the ultimate faith festival experience. Thousands coming together at the foot of the majestic Canadian ...  »

10 Aug

Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE, Calgary

August 10, 2019

$3 to $7

“Omatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival”. Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance & song, ...  »

10 Aug

Leighton Art Centre, 144 Street West, Millarville

August 10, 2019 To September 22, 2019

403-931-3633

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can

A solo exhibition by painter Bobbi Dunlop, in the Leighton Art Centre Tower Gallery. Please join us for the public Opening Reception for ADAGIO on Saturday August 10, 2019 | 2 – 4 ...  »

10 Aug

6 Copperstone Way Southeast, Calgary

August 10, 2019

587-664-6353

free

This Market will host 20 local Vendors. From handmade craftsmen items like wood products including Dolls, Toys, Creepy Bears, Jewelry, Bags, Scents, Books, Drinks, Healthy living, Oils, Crafts ...  »

10 Aug

Leighton Art Centre, 144 Street West, Millarville

August 10, 2019 To September 22, 2019

403-931-3633

Admission is Pay-What-You-Can

In the Open Air honours the practice of creating art outdoors, in both landscape and urban settings. En plein air is a French expression that translates to “...  »

10 Aug

Bennett Residence, 3443 Kerry Park Rd SW, Calgary

August 10, 2019 To August 11, 2019

4032494814

Free

Come out and enjoy a day of art and the beautiful gardens and enter to win the Door Prize, an original painting by Sharron Bowen. Painting demo. ...  »

10 Aug

3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary, AB T3E 3X8 CA

August 10, 2019

$39 - $49

On the 2016 Polaris Prize short list, Carole Pope is an agent provocateur pushing the boundaries of sexuality, sexual politics, and the status quo,. Her work has been ...  »

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

The Dandy Brewing Company And Tasting Room, 2003 11 Street Southeast, Calgary

August 10, 2019

$35

In celebration of the fifth anniversary of our first brew…. August 10th 2019 will see more than 12 of the most exciting breweries in North America descending on The ...  »

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 ...  »

09 Aug

Aspen Crossing, Mossleigh

August 9, 2019 To August 10, 2019

1-866-440-3500 or 403-534-2129

$25 to $95

There is a stellar line up for this year’s SAMF to benefit STARS® Air Ambulance. With over 25+ talented local musicians and bands graciously participating to help ...  »

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

Canoe Meadows, Kananaskis

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$40-$100

Kanfest is a gathering of whitewater kayaking enthusiasts for a weekend of total FUN. Enjoy the events, clinics and friendly competition. Then it's time to party! Live ...  »

09 Aug

Heritage Park, Calgary

August 9, 2019

403-268-8500

regular Admission

Here's your chance to be a kid again! Take a ride on the Antique Midway, grab an ice cream cone and try your hand at games of ...  »

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 ...  »

09 Aug

The Rec Room, 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary

August 9, 2019

4036670187

$30- $40

The 27 Club has become one of the most elusive and remarkably tragic coincidences in rock & roll history. Join us for a night of burlesque in tribute ...  »

09 Aug

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

August 9, 2019

Join Jeff Dunham for his “PASSIVELY AGGRESSIVE” Tour, with his delightfully twisted cohorts; Peanut, Walter, José Jalapeño, Bubba J, and of course, Achmed the Dead Terrorist. ...  »

09 Aug

Jack Singer Concert Hall, 225 8th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 9, 2019

$78.00 - $133.00

A two-time Grammy-winner, John Prine is among the English language’s premier phrase-turners. Almost 50 years into a remarkable career that has drawn effusive praise from Bob Dylan, ...  »

09 Aug

Delta Calgary South Hotel, 135 Southland Dr SE, Calgary

August 9, 2019 To August 11, 2019

$20 - $100

When Words Collide is a festival for readers, writers, artists, and publishers of commercial and literary fiction right here in Calgary, the weekend features speaking panels, merchants, ...  »

09 Aug

Various Restaurants, Alberta

August 9, 2019 To August 18, 2019

$19 to $39

Alberta on the Plate is a 10-day/9-city provincial dine around program that celebrates Alberta local food and drink. Restaurant menus range from fine dining to casual ...  »

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 ...  »

08 Aug

Infusion Coworking, 221 10 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

August 8, 2019

4034621163

$150

This hour-long workshop is for Bitcoin beginners looking to gain a solid practical knowledge of the following: -Setting up your own mobile bitcoin wallet -Backing up your ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

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.  »

03 Aug

Centennial Park, 5 Avenue, Canmore

August 3, 2019 To August 5, 2019

403-678-2524

$30 & up

The Canmore Folk Music Festival is the longest running folk music festival in Alberta and one of its finest. Adhering to a philosophy and legacy of folk, ...  »

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

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

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$149.95 & up

The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, W&W, and Slushii, Above & Beyond, Alesso, KSHMR, and Matoma, Infected, Mushroom, K?D, Slynk, CID, Kris Kaiden, and Khanvict, Vanic, Jonas Blue, ...  »

03 Aug

Rosebud Park Hwy 582, East entrance to Didsbury

August 3, 2019 To August 4, 2019

403-335-9445

Free to $6.00

Two days, dozens of historical reenactors, sword fights, big cannons, and live combat! STEP BACK IN TIME and visit with costumed (and sometimes armed) performers representing 9th ...  »

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 ...  »

03 Aug

Gallery House Concerts Society, Nottingham Road Northwest, Calgary

August 3, 2019

403 988-3106

$25

Don Amero was only 14 when he discovered he had a gift for music and landed a lead role in ‘Oklahoma’. At 27 he gave music his best shot. ...  »

03 Aug

McMahon Stadium, 1817 Crowchild Trail Northwest, Calgary

August 3, 2019

403-289-0258

$36.50 & up

Join us on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 5 p.m. for a heated division rivalry matchup with the Edmonton Eskimos, presented by Kal Tire. Plus, don’t miss the ...  »

03 Aug

1139 11 St SE, Calgary

August 3, 2019 To August 10, 2019

$15

In honour of Alberta’s 114th birthday, Alacrity Improv is celebrating YOU, Calgary!  »

02 Aug

Spruce Meadows, Spruce Meadows Way Southwest, Calgary

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

403-974-4200

$5-10

Our event includes vendors with unique pet items, 4 all breed dog shows, agility, obedience, rally-o, scent hurdling, junior handling events.   »

02 Aug

Strathmore Stampede Grounds, 33 Wheatland Trail, Strathmore

August 2, 2019 To August 5, 2019

4039345811

$15 - $35

The Strathmore Stampede is an outdoor event that includes Rodeo, Chuckwagon, and our signature Running with the Bulls event. The Strathmore & District Agricultural Society, is proud ...  »

02 Aug

Various Venues, Calgary

August 2, 2019 To August 10, 2019

(403) 451-9726

$10 to $15

Enjoy uncensored, unexpected, unforgettable theatre. Bringing 30+ bold theatre artists to Calgary. Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals that are focused on creativity, performance, expression, and pushing boundaries. ...  »

02 Aug

The Kinkonauts at the Alexandra Centre Society 922 9 Ave SE, Calgary

August 2, 2019 To August 10, 2019

$15 + fees

Three improv teams go head-to-head in an intergalactic battle for your starry-eyed love – but only one can win! Your votes will rocket the victor on to the ...  »

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

Artpoint Gallery and Studios, 1139 11 St SE, Calgary

August 2, 2019 To August 10, 2019

$15 - $20

Presented as part of the Calgary Fringe Festival this solo performance explores mechanical weirdness, vast isolation, and environmental destruction through the imaginative mind of a child raised ...  »

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. ...  »

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 ...  »

01 Aug

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17A Street Southeast, Calgary

August 1, 2019 To August 7, 2019

4032976561

$4+tax

Act as naturalists as you study the nature that surrounds you in this 45 minute, staff-guided program. Learn about flora and fauna as you explore Pearce Estate 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 ...  »

29 Jul

Shaw Millennium Park, 1220 9 Ave SW, Calgary

July 29, 2019 To August 4, 2019

$25 & up

The 15th Annual Calgary International Blues Festival, brings you the best in Blues! A week filled with workshops, special events and concerts culminates in 4 days & nights ...  »

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 &...  »

15 Jul

1721 29 Ave SW, Calgary

July 15, 2019 To August 16, 2019

4032648575

$315-$580

Quest Theatre Camps celebrate the organic, ridiculous and brilliant creations of a child. Kids aged 6-14 explore the world of live performance with experienced artists who love ...  »

14 Jul

Kamp Kiwanis, 241001 Range Rd 42, Calgary

July 14, 2019 To August 2, 2019

18006655354

$550

WordsWorth is a place where friends and mentors come together to celebrate, to create, and to deepen our understanding and appreciation for the written word, in all ...  »

11 Jul

Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary, King Edward, Calgary

July 11, 2019 To August 24, 2019

587-391-0129

Free

Mackenzie Kelly-Frére’s woven cloth boarders on the intersection of natural phenomena and cultivated landscapes. Rooted in contemplative approach to cloth construction, Mackenzie uses compositional strategies ...  »

09 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 17A Street Southeast, Calgary

July 9, 2019 To August 30, 2019

403-297-6561

$4 per person, plus taxes

Armed with nets and buckets, prepare to get a bit muddy as we search for and identify the critters who make their home in our wetlands. This ...  »

06 Jul

The Blackboard Gallery, 1721 29th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

July 6, 2019 To August 31, 2019

4033055341

FREE

The Blackboard Gallery Presents: Stephanie Elderfield Quiet Beauty: Scenes of Wild Alberta Fine Art Jewellery Exhibition and Sale Exquisite jewellery channeling the naturalist movement of Art Nouveau ...  »

05 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

July 5, 2019 To September 1, 2019

4032976561

$12+tax

This 1-hour clinic is perfect for younger kids and a guardian. Together, learn the basics of fishing through hands-on activities in the classroom before practicing your first ...  »

04 Jul

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

July 4, 2019 To August 29, 2019

4032976561

$20+tax

Learn the basics of angling through hands-on activities in the classroom before taking your new knowledge outside to fish at our Trout Pond. Bring a lunch and ...  »

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 ...  »

03 Jul

Laser City Aero Drive Northeast, Calgary

July 3, 2019 To August 31, 2019

403-744-4121

$65 / player

Need to keep the kids busy and having fun for the day? We’ve got just the thing with our Laser Tag and Mini Paintball Day Camps. ...  »

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 ...  »

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 ...  »

20 Jun

Meeting Point: Calgary Tower, 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

June 20, 2019 To September 30, 2019

403 880-4844

Starting at $85

Join one of our incredible brewery tours. We tour 3 breweries in 3 hours, sample lots of craft beer, learn about beer and breweries and have a fun time. ...  »

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.  »

08 Jun

Bow Habitat Station, 1440 17a St SE, Calgary

June 8, 2019 To August 24, 2019

403-297-6561

$20

This 2-hour clinic teaches the basics of fishing. Learn through hands-on activities in the classroom about best-practices, reading the regulations, identifying fish species and proper release techniques. ...  »

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 ...  »

01 Jun

Cave and Basin National Historic Site, 311 Cave Avenue, Banff

June 1, 2019 To September 28, 2019

403- 845-3524

$10.80/person

Visit the Cave and Basin in Banff National Park after dark with only a lantern for light! Join a small group of visitors to learn more history ...  »

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 ...  »

A weekly digest of What's On in and around Calgary this weekend including free, fun family & kids' activities, live music, theatre & performing arts, sports and exhibitions.  »

A guide to festivals in Calgary – includes free fun family festivals, music festivals (electronic, classic, jazz, blues, reggae, folk), food festivals, arts and science festivals, international events ...  »

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