August in Calgary

August in Calgary
August in Calgary
Things to do

August in Calgary

20+ things to do this August

Enjoy the sunny skies and the summer breeze while exploring all the fantastic things to see and do this August in Calgary. From Chasing Summer to Marda Gras, get ready to check out the hottest events to close out the summer!

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Enjoy a day on the farm with friends and family

Enjoy a day on the farm at the Calgary Farmyard.

Calgary Farmyard

Where: Calgary Farmyard

When: Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

 

Swim at the Sikome Aquatic Facility

Where: Sikome Aquatic Facility

When: Open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

 

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Listen to amazing music at Country Thunder Music Festival.

Listen to amazing music at Country Thunder Music Festival.

Roller Skate Parties at the Big Big Tent

Where: 321 11th Ave SE

When: August 14, 21, 28

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LUZIA: Cirque du Soleil comes to Calgary this August.

LUZIA: Cirque du Soleil comes to Calgary this August.

LUZIA: Cirque du Soleil in Calgary

Where: Stampede Park

When: August 16 – 22

Summer Feast

Where: Various venues

When: August 16 – 25

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Watch beautiful firework shows at GlobalFest Fireworks Festival.

Watch beautiful firework shows at GlobalFest Fireworks Festival.

GlobalFest Fireworks Festival

Where: Elliston Park

When: August 15 – 25

 

Milky Way Nights

Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

When: August 22 – 24

 

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights

Where: Fort Calgary

When: August 23

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Celebrate LGBT equality and diversity during Calgary Pride. (Photo credit: Neil Zeller)

Celebrate LGBT equality and diversity during Calgary Pride. (Photo credit: Neil Zeller)

Calgary Pride

Where: Various venues

When: August 23 – September 2

 

Country Kickback at Heritage Park

Where: Heritage Park

When: August 24 – 25

 

Shaw Charity Classic

Where: Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club

When: August 30 – September 1

 

Iron Maiden: The Legacy of the Beast Tour

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: August 31

 

Party in the Park

Where: WinSport Arena

When: August 31 – September 1

 

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These great events have already taken place


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Canadian Rockies Rodeo North

Where: Nutrien Western Event Centre

When: August 2 – 4

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Alberta Kennel Club Summer Classic Show

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: August 2 – 5

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Calgary Fringe Festival

Where: Various venues

When: August 2 – 10

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Inglewood Sunfest

Where: Mainstreet Inglewood

When: August 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Tour de Bowness

Where: Horse Creek, Calgary, Bowness

When: August 3 – 5

 

Saturdays in C-Square

NMC & East Village present Saturdays in C-Square, a family friendly musical event featuring performances from local artists with global sounds in Celebration Square this August.

Where: Celebration Square

When: August 3, 10, 17, 24 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

River Forth Dining Car Lunch

Where: Heritage Park Historical Village

When: Every Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Taste of Calgary Festival

Where: Eau Claire Festival Plaza

When: August 8 – 11

 

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Chasing Summer Festival

Where: Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds

When: August 3 – 4 from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Calgary Stampeders Football

Where: McMahon Stadium

When: August 3 & 17

 

Spruce Meadows: Movies at the Meadows

Where: Spruce Meadows

When: August 8 & 15

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Slam Festival

Crash the waves and experience Calgary's unique river surfing culture with a fun series of Slam Festival events. Surf, skate, art, and music events bring together everyone with the "surfer's spirit" for a one-of-a-kind festival you don't want to miss.

Where: Various venues

When: August 9 – 10

 

Southern Alberta Music Festival

Where: Aspen Crossing (Mossleigh)

When: August 9 – 10

 

ATB Financial Classic

Where: Country Hills Golf Club

When: August 8 – 11

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Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival

Where: North Glenmore Park

When: August 9 – 11

 

8th Annual Calgary Japanese “Omatsuri” Festival

Where: Max Bell Centre

When: August 10

 

YYC JAM and Street Festival

Where: Centre Street and 8th Avenue SE

When: August 10

 

Country Thunder Music Festival

Where: Prairie Winds Park

When: August 16 – 18

Marda Gras Street Festival

Where: Marda Loop

When: August 11

Chinatown Street Festival – Experience the Silk Road

Where: Chinatown District

When: August 17

 

Franco Festival Calgary

Where: Olympic Plaza

When: August 17

 

Alberta Open Farm Days

Where: Various locations

When: August 17 – 18

 

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22nd Annual Expo Latino

Where: Prince’s Island Park

When: August 16 – 18

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