What: Featuring a variety of ethnic street foods, local vendors, buskers, and entertainment, the Calgary Night Market has everything from jewelry to clothes, to household items. The market is happening on the first and last Fridays of the month until September 9. Admission to the Night Market is free.
What: Theatre Calgary is bringing Hamlet outside as it shows its annual outdoor performances of Shakespeare by the Bow. It is a pay-what-you-will and non-ticketed event, so you can just turn up with a blanket and picnic and settle in; the suggested donation is $20 per adult. All funds go towards the Shakespeare by the Bow program providing mentorship and support for Alberta’s emerging theatre artists.
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 698 Eau Claire Avenue SW
When: Now until August 21, every day except Mondays; performances at 7 pm, with an extra 2pm matinee on Sundays.
What: Experience the ever popular CCMR Mobile Dyno, Papa Tony’s In The Groove Raceway, live music with Ronnie and the Fixations, Zeeb’s Engine Build Off as well as some of the best food in town by Boston Pizza, The Toad and Turtle, Bambino’s and the Wild Rose Concession.
Where: East Lake Park – 720 East Lake Boulevard, Airdrie
What: University of Calgary Students’ Union’s Volunteer Services program will be putting on Dr. Seuss in the Park to promote literacy for children in the Calgary community. A tent will be set up between the wading pool and the playground.
What: Will celebrate local talent and the Year of Music with four awesome YYC bands. While taking in the live performances on RiverWalk Plaza, you can also shop over 20 artisan vendors, grab snacks from your favourite food trucks, or dip your toes in the Bow River. This is one summer festival you won’t want to miss!
What: The annual event to commemorate Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Experience the breathtaking beauty of lanterns floating on the Olympic Plaza pool with vibrant live music by the Midnight Taiko kai, the Circles of Rhythm, Trevor Uruski’s Didgeridoo and Flute, along with a Children’s Drama and a former TEDX speaker.
What: Attendees can expect 10 to 20 of Calgary’s best food trucks to be in attendance at this year’s event, dishing up all kinds of mouthwatering street food fare. There will also be live music from BassBus, giveaways, cold beer from Village Brewery, and a slew of things to see and do.
What: Enjoy two 20 minute shows performed by Drama students from Wagonstage Children’s Theatre. Hippo Needs a Bath is performed in the green space between the Kitamba Café and the Rhino enclosure and The Dinosaur Club, No Babies Allowed! takes place in the Prehistoric Park Amphitheatre. Shows take place Wednesday through Sunday at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm
What: See some of the most trendsetting and common wedding dresses in Alberta from the last 125 years. The exhibition features collections from the Museum of the Highwood, the Red Deer Museum, the Royal Alberta Museum, the Lougheed House Conservation Society, as well as numerous private collections.
What: Lawn Bowling tournament at the Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club!
Assemble your own team, OR sign up as a single/pair and be placed on a team! Costumes are highly encouraged, and will be rewarded.
Where: Inglewood Lawn Bowling Club – 1235 8th Avenue SE
When: Sunday, August 7 from 2 to 5 pm
Cost: $100 per team
Visit a Farmers’ Market
Popular among chefs, home cooks, and local gastronomes, farmers’ markets have become an integral part of Calgary’s food landscape. Not only do these community events grant local farmers, growers, and bakers the opportunity to connect with urban folk but they also provide them with a space to show off their seasonal favourites. Here’s a quick list of a few.