What: Travel to the African savannah to marvel at the jumping gazelles, swooping birds, majestic lions and more in the Broadway musical. Listen to the unforgettable songs, like “The Circle of Life”, and the incredible vocalists and musicians producing them.
What: One of Calgary’s most appetizing outdoor festivals is back for it’s 19th year at Eau Claire’s Festival Plaza. Exotic global cuisine such as Cajun, Caribbean, East Indian and Mediterranean will be present for you to experience and enjoy.
What: The public has an opportunity to observe the dark night sky with University of Calgary researchers, and these three nights will have close to a new moon for better viewing of a planetary nebula, globular clusters and distant galaxies. Check weather forecasts before you attend to ensure a good view.
Where: Rothney Astrophysical Observatory
When: Drop between now and Saturday, August 15 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Cost: Free (Donations to RAO educational programming encouraged)
What: These markets will be every Saturday rain or shine from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the end of May to October. They strive for quality food and goods that are produced from local farmers, food creators and artisans.
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association- 1320 5 Ave NW, Calgary
When: Saturday, August 15 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.
What: This is a timed obstacle race that varies in length depending on what athletes want to sign up to do. You can also watch the races and enjoy the grounds for $10. With course lengths of 3+miles (Sprint), 8+miles, (Super) and 12+miles (Beast) each course is filled with mud, water, and signature obstacles. Athletes of all fitness levels can enjoy participating.