August Long Weekend in Calgary

Chasing Summer Calgary Max Bell Centre
Chasing Summer Calgary Max Bell Centre
50+ Long Weekend Activities

August Long Weekend in Calgary

Check out the best summer activities for the August Long Weekend.

Summer is flying by and the August Long Weekend is the perfect way to make it count. Check some fun activities off your bucket list and go into fall with no regrets.

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Shakespeare by the Bow, Prince's Island Park

Shakespeare by the Bow presents The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Long Weekend Events 

This long weekend is your chance to check out some of the hottest festivals, tours, and events happening around Calgary!

Sunday Brunch and Calgary Farmers’ Market Tour with Calgary Food Tours – February 25 – November 25

Inglewood Enticements: Made by Mavericks – April 13 – October 25

Savour 17th Ave SW with Calgary Food Tours – April 14 – October 28

Tea on the Verandah at Heritage Park – June 2 – September 2

Shakespeare by the Bow – The Two Gentlemen of Verona – June 29 – August 19

Calgary International Blues Festival – July 30 – August 5

Movies at the Meadows at Spruce Meadows – August 1 – 22 

Calgary Fringe Festival – August 3 – 11 

Tour De Bowness – August 4 – 6

Chasing Summer – August 4 – 5

Dilawri Detour on Stephen Avenue – August 3

Calgary Stampeders vs BC Lions – August 4 

Inglewood Sunfest – August 4

Heritage Day at Heritage Park – August 6


Beyond Calgary

Carmangay Fair & Sports Day (Carmangay) – August 3 

Canmore Folk Music Festival (Canmore) – August 4 – 6 

Sea Otters at the Calgary Zoo.

Spend a day meeting cute animals at the Calgary Zoo.

Oxbow Patio Hotel Arts Kensington

Relax at Hotel Arts Kensington and enjoy one of Calgary’s finest patio experiences at Oxbow.

Booker's BBQ Grill & Crab Shack

Dig into surf and turf at Booker’s BBQ Grill & Crab Shack.

Summer picnic at a Calgary Park

A picnic at the park is a great way to enjoy the summer breeze.

Summer Picnics

Enjoy the summer air with a picnic at the park, complete with barbecue stands and picnic tables, perfect for the long weekend!

River Café Picnic Baskets 

Carburn Park

Edworthy Park

Prince’s Island Park 

Sandy Beach Park

Shouldice Park

St. Patrick's Island Park

Stanley Park

Sunset over HeatherGlen Golf Course, Calgary

Enjoy golfing with the family at the HeatherGlen Golf Course.

Royal Tyrrell Museum, Cretaceous Alberta

Dig up something amazing at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.

Long Weekend Day Trips

Long weekends are a great chance to explore beyond Calgary with these day trips just outside the city. 

Banff Gondola (Banff)

Bar U Ranch National Historic Site  (Longview)

Dinosaur Provincial Park (Northeast of Brooks)

Frank Slide Interpretive Centre (Crowsnest)

Glacier Skywalk (Jasper National Park)

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre (Fort MacLeod)

Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site (Rocky Mountain House)

Royal Tyrrell Museum (Drumheller)

The Town of Vulcan (Vulcan)

Waterton Lakes National Park (Waterton)

The World’s Largest Dinosaur (Drumheller)


Explore more Calgary Day Trips and venture beyond Calgary this long weekend.