103 things to do in Calgary in August

Aug 1 2019, 9:39 am

There’s still so much summer left to enjoy, so let’s make the most of it! From Brewery & The Beast to Chinatown Street Festival, outdoor yoga to concerts in the park, here are 103 fun things to do in Calgary this month.

For more things happening around town check out our events section.

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Get Outside

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash

What: The Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash is a giant inflatable obstacle course big enough for adults to jump around on. The gigantic floating fortress features a 15-foot tower, a climbing wall, a launch bag, a trapeze swing, and basically anything else you could ever imagine. Located, as the name suggests, on Sylvan Lake, the aqua park can be found just west of Red Deer, meaning that it is only an hour and a half drive from Calgary for a full day of fun on the lake.

When: Now to September 2, 2019
Time: 11 am to 8 pm for the full season
Where: Bay #1, 5100 Lakeshore Drive Sylvan Lake, Alberta
Tickets: Available online, starting at $15

Wetland Bug Safari

What: The interactive sessions hosted by Calgary Parks will explore swimming, flying and crawling creatures using hands-on activities. All participants must be accompanied by an adult.

When: August 1, August 20, August 22, 2019
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Where: Ralph Klein Park – 12350 84 St, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Quidditch Club – Summer Drop In

What: Channel your inner Harry Potter with Calgary Quidditch Club’s Summer Drop In. No experience required, everyone 18-years-old and over are welcome. Teams will be selected at 6:30 sharp.

When: August 12 and August 26, 2019
Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Where: Sunnyside Community School – 211 7th St NW, Calgary
Admission: $5

Summer Yoga and Movie Night on the Rooftop

yoga class Meditation

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What: Take part in a 60-minute rooftop yoga session at Junction 9, then watch a classic film on the big screen. Bring your mat along with a blanket and pillow.

When: August 16 and September 6, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm
Where: Junction 9 Yoga and Pilates – 919 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: $30 + gst

Country Kickback

What: Learn how the West once was! Fascinating demonstrations include threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery, wheat grinding, sheep shearing, and more. Attendees can also pet the friendly farm critters provided by Butterfield Acres, try making rope, or branding a barn board and take home a souvenir. Finally, get ready for some hand-clapping, foot-stomping fun with live entertainment.

When: August 24 and 25, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW, Calgary
Admission: Regular park admission applies

Calgary Outdoor Yoga

What: A 60-minute outdoor vinyasa flow class for all levels. Everyone welcome, including children. Practice in the grass or bring your mat or blanket.

When: Every Sunday until October 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm (Stanley Park) 4 to 5 pm (Mahogany)
Where: Stanley Park SW – 42 Ave & 1A Street SW; Mahogany – Masters Square & Mahogany Blvd
Admission: Pay what you want

Zumba and Yoga in the Park

What: Get outside and enjoy Zumba and Yoga classes at South Glenmore Park every Tuesday. Please bring your own water bottle, mat, and insect repellent.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6:55 to 7:55 pm (Zumba) 8:05 to 9:05 pm (Yoga)
Where: South Glenmore Park – 24 St SW, Calgary
Admission: $10, debit or credit only

Pride Lawn Bowling

What: Pride Lawn Bowling is a recreational league that encourages social fellowship among lawn bowlers. Calgary Pride welcomes people of all skill levels and stripes to become part of their league. Drop-in participation is also welcome as new teams are formed every week and are paired off.

When: Every Tuesday until September 10, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Calgary Central Library – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Drop-In fee of $10 per night

Banff Gondola

Banff Sunshine Village / Facebook

What: Head to the summit for an unreal view above the treetops and a birds-eye view of six different mountain ranges, while sipping on coffee or a refreshing glass of wine. Start with a walk along the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk to learn more about Canada’s first national park, or go indoors to sample from three restaurant menus. Then get hands-on in the world-class interpretive centre and theatre.

When: Daily until October 14, 2019
Time: Various
Where: 100 Mountain Avenue, Banff
TicketsOnline, various prices

What’s up with Bow Habitat Station

What: Explore Alberta’s wildlife and natural spaces on the first Friday of the month. Visit investigation stations in the Discovery Centre to discover the wildlife that make their home right here in Calgary! Join in a large group activity at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, or 2:30 pm to discover how wildlife has adapted to city life with special guests from Alberta Parks. Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society will be hosting an investigation station all about some furry and feathered friends you might find in our city.

Hands-on activities are designed for learners ages two and up.

When: The first Friday of every month – August 2 and September 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Bow Habitat Station – 1440 17A Street SE, Calgary
Admission: All activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.

Conversations in the Garden

What: On the second Wednesday of every month this summer, head to the Calgary Horticultural Society’s garden (at the rear of the building) for a relaxing evening of gardening chat with horticulturist, Kath Smyth and fellow gardeners. Bring your lawn chair, a mug, your love of gardening and of course all your gardening questions. Tips to share are wonderful too.

When: August 14 and September 18, 2019
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Where: Calgary Horticultural Society – 208 – 50th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online, free for members, $20 for non-members

Explore the city

Tour de Bowness

What: Get a taste of what the Tour de France is like at the 18th Annual Tour de Bowness. For three days you will have the opportunity to watch cyclists from various viewpoints throughout the city as they compete for a variety of titles and prizes. This event started in 2001 and is now the largest amateur bike race in the province. The Tour de Bowness will be adding hand cycling to the event in 2019, and stick around on Monday to enjoy the Tour de Bowness Street Festival put on by the Bowness BRZ.

When: August 3 to 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free to watch

Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series

What: Calgary Public Library and the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers presents Film Through the Decades Historic Calgary Week Screening Series. Enjoy films like Jaws, Back to the Future, and WALL-E.

When: July 29 to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Monday to Thursday), 9 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Memorial Park Library – 1221 2 St. SW, Calgary; Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony

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Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony

What: The Floating Lantern Peace Ceremony will be held in downtown Calgary on August 3, marking “a wish for a peaceful society and a world free from violence, especially the ultimate violence, nuclear weapons,” a release from organizers states. The event is free for all to attend, with lanterns being rented out to minimum donations of $5.

When: August 3, 2019
Time: 8:20 to 9:45 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admissions: Free, minimum $5 donation to rent a lantern

Inglewood Sunfest

What: Celebrate summer in YYC at this day-long street festival featuring over 200 vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment.

When: August 3, 2019
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Where: Main Street Inglewood- 9 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Cochrane Street Market

What: The Cochrane Farmers’ Market in partnership with the Historic Downtown Cochrane businesses invite you to experience a unique shopping experience in Historic Downtown Cochrane. Enjoy Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market vendors, artisans, food trucks, live music, buskers, as well as late night shopping and dining at local businesses.

When: August 15, and September 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Address: Historic Downtown Cochrane – 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue West on 1st Street West
Admission: Free

Who’s in the Hall Wednesdays

What: Enjoy a free night at Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. For the first time, the hall will be opening their doors on the first Wednesday of every month featuring free admission, cash bar, fun interactives, and a speakers series.

When: The first Wednesday of every month – August 7, September 4, 2019
Times: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame – 169 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

A Play About a Dragon by Steph DeFerie

What: A hilarious and zany adventure about improbable heroes and even unlikelier villains from Calgary Young People’s Theatre. The theatre provides performance opportunities for youth through classes, camps, classes, and productions.

When: July 31 to August 4, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 2 pm (Friday to Sunday)
Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Tickets: Online

East Village Hive Tour with MOB Honey

What: Learn all about urban beekeeping with MOB HONEY’s workshops at The Hive in East Village. You’ll get a tour of the five beehives behind the EV Experience Centre and get up close and personal with thousands of honey bees who live there. Children aged four and up are welcome if accompanied by an adult.

When: August 4, September 1, 2019
Time: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm, 1 to 3 pm
Where: East Village Experience Centre – 553 Riverfront Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

YYC Free Market

What: An experimental market where attendees collaboratively create an atmosphere that focuses on sharing what we know and offering what we have. This market requires you to make it your own. No money is required.

When: August 6, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Container Site in Sunnyside – 1010 2nd Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Adults Only Night at Telus Spark

What: Free reign in our galleries, a fully licensed bar, dance jams, and even riskier science. With no children around, Telus Spark brings out more involved challenges, invites innovative collaborators from the community, and turns up the excitement.

When: August 8, 2019
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
TicketsOnline, $26

Movies at the Meadows

What: Enjoy Hollywood hits at Spruce Meadows this summer, with movies being featured on Thursday, August 8 and Thursday, August 15 on the All Canada Ring. There will also be children activities, live entertainment, and food available.

When: August 8 and August 15, 2019
Time: Dusk
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Admission: $20/carload ($15/carload if purchased in advance), more info online

Inglewood Night Market

What: The Inglewood Night Market occurs every second Friday in the summer months in Calgary. Each event hosts over 50 local vendors selling diverse goods from handmade craftsmen items to vintage clothing, antiques & collectibles, artisan eats and more. You’ll also find food trucks, singer-songwriters, bands, dancers, outdoor seating, a family-friendly licenced area and other fun things to check out.

When: August 9, September 13 and September 14, 2019
Time: 5 to 11 pm
Where: Between 9 Avenue and 10 Street SE
Admission: Free

Heritage Park Midway Adult-Only Night 2019

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Silhouette of people on a ride (Heritage Park)

What: Heritage Park will be hosting an adults-only night this Friday, August 9, inviting those aged 18 and older out for a night of drinks, food, rides, and not a kid in sight. Running from 7 to 10 pm, the special night will feature an amped up menu that includes Alberta beef sliders, duck confit poutine, and handmade chicken corndogs.

Of course, it’s not an adult-only night without some adult beverages, and the event will not disappoint by providing Big Rock beer and cider, Eau Claire Distillery cocktails, and Okanagan Valley wine. You may want to hold off on all the alcohol before hitting the rides, however, as the Heritage park midway’s carousel, whip, dangler swings, and caterpillar will all be operational.

When: August 9, 2019
Time: 7 to 10 pm
Where: Heritage Park — 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: $20, available online or at the gate

Slam Festival 2019

What: Hosted by the Alberta River Surfing Association, the surf festival invites thousands of people to experience a vision of an Urban Beach that combines art, culture, sport, and recreation in a single event. The list of events is extensive, from skate contests, live broadcasts, mock-tails on the beach, live music, live and interactive art, and of course, river surfing. The festival will also host surf competitions, a luau, floating the bow, and fitness activities.

When: August 9 to August 10, 2019
Where: 311 8th Street SW
Time: August 9 at 1 pm to August 10 at 10 pm
Tickets: General admission is $20. Register here

Calgary Japanese Festival 2019

What: The annual festival will feature authentic Japanese customs, traditional music, dance, and song shows and martial arts demos. This year’s Japanese Festival will once again be held at the Max Bell Centre instead of its original place at the Bowness Community Centre. The family-friendly event and will include games and bouncy houses, galleries of local Japanese arts, and crafts food kiosks serving traditional Japanese cuisine.

When: August 10, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: Max Bell Centre – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
Price: $3-$7

Brooks Medieval Faire 2019

What: The Brooks Medieval Faire is back for its 16-year anniversary at the Silver Sage Rodeo Grounds in the Canadian Badlands on Saturday, August 10, and Sunday, August 11. The Faire has been the largest gathering of medieval and historical reenactment in all of western Canada since it started in 2003. Every year, families and friends are encouraged to join in on the festivities that take attendees on a trip back in time. Costumes are encouraged and yes, there will be actors improvising medieval storylines for your entertainment.

When: August 10 to August 11, 2019
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Silver Sage Rodeo Grounds — 144059 Silver Sage Road, Brooks, Alberta
Tickets: Pricing dependent on age — available online

Marda Gras Street Festival

What: Marda Gras is a free family-friendly event that attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday, August 11, 2019, the streets of Marda Loop celebrate the festival’s 35th year in the community. Come and enjoy live music, dance and cultural performances, a fun kids area, unique shopping, and lots of great food.

When: August 11, 2019
Time: 10 am to 5 pm
Where: 33rd Avenue SW between 18th and 22nd street
Admission: Free

Monthly Open House at AVRO Museum

What: Learn more about Avro Canada and its contributions to Canada’s aviation and aerospace legacy, plus see the latest progress on the Arrow II project. There will be a flight simulator on-site, used in AVRO’s design and testing, which will be open for the public to take for a spin.

When: The Second Sunday of every month – August 11, and September 11, 2019
Time: 12 to 3 pm
Where: AVRO Museum – 229 Avro Lane, Calgary
Admission: Free. Small donation when using the flight simulator to help maintain its operation

Print(ed) Word Salon Series: Sylvia Arthur and Susan Calder

What: Every month, a different artist-writer pair and their collaborative artist books included in Print(ed) Word, on permanent display at Calgary’s new Central Library will be highlighted.

When: August 13, 2019
Time: 7 to 8 pm
Where: Central Library – Level 4 – Simons-Harvie Community Reading Room – 800 3 St SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Studio Bell $10 Date Night 2019

What: Visitors will be able to explore interactive activities, Canadian music memorabilia, and much more at Studio Bell during their special $10 Date Nights.

When: August 13, September 10, October 8, and November 12, 2019
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Admission: Available online, $10

GlobalFest

What: Celebrate a variety of international cultures that represent Calgary’s cultural diversity and arts excellence, with a multicultural marketplace, live entertainment, and a spectacular firework show put on by a different country each night.

When: August 15, August 17, August 20, August 22, and August 24, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68th Street SE
AdmissionOnline

Expo Latino

What: Western Canada’s largest Latin festival. Celebrating its 19th anniversary. Enjoy live entertainment, dancing, exotic food, artisan market, and more.

When: August 16 to 18, 2019
Time: 6 to 10:30 pm (Friday), 12 to 11:30 pm (Saturday), and 12 to 10 pm (Sunday)
Where: Prince’s Island Park – 689 Eau Claire Avenue SW
Tickets: Available online. Children 12 and under free. Free on Friday with a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank, and free on Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 1 pm, though no re-entry

Calgary Night Market

What: Shop your favourite local makers, while enjoying delicious eats and listening to live entertainment. The market has two locations this summer — Calgary Night Market Bridgeland and Calgary Night Market SOUTH.

When: August 16 to 17 (South), August 23 (Bridgeland)
Time: 5 pm to 11 pm
Where: Calgary Night Market Bridgeland – 917 Centre St NE; Calgary Night Market SOUTH – Bonaventure Dr SE at 90 Ave SE
Admission: Free

Love Your Library Day

What: The Calgary Public Library is hosting its second annual Love Your Library Day, a city-wide event celebrating the communities the library serves while showcasing the services that they offer. Calgarians can participate in fun, free activities at all 21 Calgary Public Library locations from 10 am to 2 pm; take a photo at a selfie station, go on a behind-the-scenes tour, enjoy city-wide storytime, and enter to win prizes in the Check it Out! contest.

What: August 17, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: All 21 Calgary Public Library locations
Admission: Free

Alberta Open Farm Days

What: More than 100 farms, ranches, and ag-tourism operators open their gates and invite visitors to share in local stories, see on-farm demonstrations and purchase locally grown and produced products.

When: August 17 and 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Admission: Free

2019 Chinatown Street Festival

Chinatown Street Festival

Chinatown Street Festival (Facebook)

What: Anyone and everyone are welcome to participate in the “Silk Road” experience that includes multi-cultural performances, cuisines, arts, crafts, and more. This all-day event is the pride of Chinatown’s summer festivities and is expected to see around 30,000 visitors this year.

When: August 17, 2019
Where: Chinatown, 3rd Avenue / Centre Street SE
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Tickets: Free to attend. Register here

Calgary Pride

What: It’s the most colourful celebration of the year. Enjoy a week of festivities as you celebrate LOVE, equality, and happiness in YYC. Highlights include Memorial Park Pride on August 24, and Pride Parade and Pride in the Park on September 1.

When: August 23 to September 2, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Vary per event. See full event listings here

Adult Night: Movie Night at the Calgary Zoo – Jumanji

What: On August 22, the Calgary Zoo will open its doors at 6 pm for an adults-only movie night screening of the original Jumanji. The event also includes a delicious BBQ, adult beverages, and fun games and activities before the movie begins screening at 8:30 pm.

Tickets are $50 + GST per head, and all event proceeds will support Calgary Zoo’s conservation efforts. Each ticket covers everything you need for a fun night, including admission (with admittance as early as 4 pm), a Jumanji-themed self-tour, the chance to win two tickets to the Zoo’s Panda Breakfast, adult drinks being sold at multiple bars, a BBQ, and of course, the screening of the movie.

When: August 22, 2019
Where: 1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary, BBQ Tent, West Lawn
Time: 6 to 10 pm
Tickets: $50 per person. Available online. Parking is $12

Taber Cornfest

What: Every year in August the Taber and District Chamber of Commerce hosts the largest free family festival in western Canada. It celebrates with music, entertainment, rides, chili cookoff, show and shine, skateboard corn-test, huge fireworks, and more.

When: August 22 to 24, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Confederation Park – 50th Avenue and 50th Street, Taber
Admission: Free

Fiesta Filipino

What: True to its primary objective in promoting the Filipino arts, culture, and traditions, the Fiesta Filipino YYC, during its two-day celebration, features exhibits, paintings, songs, sports, and dances that showcased the richness of our cultural heritage.

When: August 30 and September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Olympic Plaza – 288 8 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Make the Leaf 2019

What: Calgarians are invited to help make the world’s largest human maple leaf and take the title from Vancouver on Labour Day weekend. The event, called Make the Leaf, will attempt to break the current record on the grounds of Fort Calgary on Saturday, August 31.

Tickets cost $35, buying you lunch and a commemorative t-shirt. Early bird tickets for $30 will be available until July 31. The money fundraised for this event will go towards the non-profit BRAVE, an organization that helps to educate children on how to prevent being recruited for trafficking.

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE
Tickets: $30-35 — available online

Protospace Open House

What: Check out Protospace’s open house every Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm. Furniture, bikes, robots, electronics — no matter what your jam is, you can make it here.

When: Every Tuesday
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: Protospace – Bays 110 & 108, 1530 27 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Backstage Pass Tour at Studio Bell

What: Go behind the scenes at Studio Bell and see music come to life. Tours are one-hour in length and recommended for ages 12 and up. Ticket prices include your Backstage Pass tour and same-day general admission to Studio Bell.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 12 pm and 1:30 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Sunday Funday at East Village

What: A quick game of giant Jenga? Or ladder golf, perhaps? Come find EV’s EAST Crew, who will be set up on the island every Sunday with games and activities for a day at the park. First-come, first-served. The honour system applies.

When: Every Sunday to September 1, 2019
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Where: St. Patrick’s Island – 1300 Zoo Road NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Heritage Park Summer Season

What: Enjoy a different experience every day at Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village. Take a tour back in time on a horse-drawn wagon ride, play traditional Aboriginal games in the First Nations’ Encampment and pick up a freshly baked cheese bun from the Alberta Bakery. Plus S.S. Moyie Paddlewheeler will once again sail the Glenmore Reservoir this summer, which means the return of the much-loved Captain’s Cruises.

When: Daily
Time: Various times
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
Tickets: Online

Calaway Park

What: Calaway Park presents its 38th season of family fun. Enjoy rides, games, food, and more.

When: Open daily until Monday, September 2. Then every Friday and Saturday from September 7 to October 13. Closing day on Monday, October 14
Time: 10 am to 7 pm until September 2. 11 am to 6 pm from September 7 to October 14
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road 33
Admission Info: Online

Eat fresh at farmers’ markets

C-Square Tuesday Market

What: Find over 25 local vendors at the C-Square Tuesday Market, who will offer everything from produce, meats, breads, pastries, art, fashion, gadgets, health and wellness products, and more.

When: August 13 and August 27, 2019
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
Address: Celebration Square – 7 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market

What: For the past 27 years, Grassroots Deerfoot Farmers’ Market has provided Calgarians with a wonderful variety of locally grown, baked, and produced goods. Enjoy fresh fruit and veggies, meats, plants, soups, baked goods, honey, wine, pizza, breads, and crafts.

When: Every Tuesday to September 24, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Deerfoot City – 1120 64 Ave NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bridgeland Riverside Farmers’ Market

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What: Enjoy local food, live entertainment, and shop for artisan-inspired products at Bridgeland Riverside Farmer’s Market this summer. From bread to beer, frommage to fresh cut flowers, the market hosts diverse and high-quality vendors to meet all of your local shopping needs.

When: Every Thursday until October 3, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: BRCA Hall – 917 Centre Ave, NE., Calgary
Admission: Free

High River Farmers’ Market

What: Located in High River’s beautiful downtown, the outdoor farmers’ market features over 50 vendors on Thursday afternoons until September 12, 2019. You can expect to find everything from locally grown fresh produce, home-baked breads, pies, fudge, and smoked meats, as well as unique and handcrafted housewares, jewelry, and clothing. There is also always a variety of food trucks selling everything from wood-fired pizzas, hand-made perogies and more.

When: Every Thursday until September 12, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: High River Downtown – 4 Avenue S.W. and 1 Street S.W.
Admission: Free

Millarville Farmers’ Market

What: Meet and shop at growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists at Millarville Farmers’ Market. Children five to 12 years can also join the Market Buds program. Participants will learn where their food comes from, gain confidence in conversation with Alberta Produce farmers and BC Fruit farmers, make healthy food choices, and hold sole responsibility for maintaining their own punch card and tokens. Tokens for spending on vegetables and fruit are earned by completing a weekly activity in the Market Buds area located in the garden.

When: Every Saturday until October 12, 2019
Time: 9 am to 2 pm
Address: 306097 192 Street West, Millarville
Admission: $3, with proceeds going to support programming at the Millarville Racetrack.

Crossfield Farmers’ Market

What: Explore Crossfield’s fast-growing rural market for the best local produce. Enjoy make it, bake it and grow it vendors and plan to stay for dinner. Crossfield Farmers’ Market is a member of the Alberta Farmers Market Association.

When: Every Thursday until September 26, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7:30 pm
Address: Crossfield Community Center – 900 Mountain Ave, Crossfield
Admission: Free

Robert McClure Farmers’ Market

What: Enjoy live music, food vendors, activities for the family and a wide variety of vendors selling their goods.

When: Every Friday to September 27, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Robert McClure United Church – 5510 – 26 Avenue NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Triwood Farmers’ Market

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What: Check out the weekly Triwood Farmers’ Market running from July 2 to October 15. Grab some food and explore the various vendors, including produce, bath and body, jewelry, and more.

When: Every Tuesday from July 2 to October 15, 2019
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Address: Triwood Community Association – 2244 Chicoutimi Drive NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Strathmore Farmers’ Market

What: The Strathmore Farmers’ Market was established in 1997 and is an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market. Vendors include dairy products, baked goods, crafts, and more.

When: Every Friday to September 20, 2019
Time: 3 to 6:30 pm
Address: Strathmore Kinsmen Park – Lakeside Blvd, Strathmore
Admission: Free

Airdrie Farmers’ Market

What: Come out and find the finest local purveyors and producers of local goods. Everything from original quilts, handcrafted art, to natural soaps and lotions, food trucks and more – discover a unique gift, or a personal treasure.

When: Every Wednesday to October 9, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 7 pm
Address: Jensen Park – 320 Centre Avenue East, Airdrie
Admission: Free

Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market

What: Check out over 120 vendors at Lions Club of Bearspaw Farmers’ Market. During the market, a caterer inside the Lions Hall provides breakfast and brunch/lunch from about 9 am to 2 pm.  Several of the outside food vendors also sell food you can eat at the market.

When: Every Sunday to October 6, 2019
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Address: Lions Club of Bearspaw – 25240 Nagway Rd, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canmore Mountain Market

What: The Canmore Mountain Market is a summer tradition in Canmore for over twenty years operating every Thursday from May to October. Visitors and locals are treated to an excellent selection of locally and regionally produced items including fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, jams, coffee and baked goods. The Market also offers unique crafts, clothing, jewellery, and other artisanal products. Patrons can experience the Market rain or shine, sip on a coffee, peruse the vendors, and enjoy the live local music – all with a beautiful mountain backdrop.

When: Every Thursday to October 3, 2019
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Address: Downtown Canmore next to the Canmore Civic Centre Plaza- 7th Avenue
Admission: Free

Cochrane Farmers’ Market – 2019 Market at the Ranche

What: The “Market at the Ranche” is open for its 21st Season. As an Alberta Approved Farmers’ Market, each and every week will showcase the perfect mix of vendors – full-time favourites alongside a wide range of new and unique products. Farmers, growers, brewers, distillers, artisans, and makers — an amazing variety every week.

When: Every Saturday until September 28, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Address: Cochrane Ranche Historic Site 663 Bow Valley Trail, Cochrane
Admission: Free

Okotoks Farmers’ Market

What: Okotoks Farmers’ Market is an Alberta approved farmers’ market and they strive to have a diverse selection of local and Alberta grown and made products. Come and enjoy the sights and sounds of the unique market while supporting local vendors and bringing home something special to share with your friends and family.

When: Every Friday until September 27, 2019
Time: 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Address: 322041 15 St E, De Winton
Admission: Free

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 3 pm (June to October 12, 2019), 10 am to 1 pm (October 19, 2019, to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW
Admission: Free

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewelry, art and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 77 Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
Admission: Free

Hillhurst Sunnyside Farmers’ Market

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What: Grab your weekly haul of delicious produce, eggs, baked goods, meats, preserves, florals, and more, all grown and produced on farms right here in Alberta. You can enjoy live entertainment and other fun activities happening at this quaint community farmers’ market. The market will go on rain or shine, so come prepared.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 3 to 7 pm
Where: 1320 5th Avenue NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lost of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch

What: The Mercantile at Symons Valley Ranch features over 35 vendors under one roof over one counter. Crafts, food vendors, and more.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 10 am to 6 pm (Fridays), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday to Sunday)
Where: Symons Valley Ranch – 14555 Symons Valley Road
Admission: Free

DJ Market

What: With three generations of produce experience, DJ Market is a family-owned and operated business that was established in 1991 and has been operating for over 20 years. We began as a small weekend fruit stand that consisted of three display tables, but have since grown to become an independent produce market that is open seven days a week in the spring, summer and fall months

When: Seven days a week in the Spring, Summer and Fall
Time: 9 am to 6 pm (Monday to Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sundays and Holidays)
Where: DJ Market – 4645 12th Street S.E., Calgary
Admission: Free

Explore Art and Culture

#IAMDOWNTOWN Summer Stage

What: Spend your lunch hour listening to some of Calgary’s best local talent on this outdoor stage on Stephen Avenue. DJs, live bands, and more – you will always be pleasantly surprised by the live performances set to play this stage this summer.

When: Mondays to Saturday until August 24, 2019 (No show on August 5)
Time: 12 to 1 pm (weekdays), 6 to 8 pm Saturdays
Where: Stephen Avenue, outside the Telus Convention Centre
Admission: Free

Calgary Fringe Festival

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What: A plethora of uncensored, non-juried theatre performances happening all around the city. The Calgary Fringe will host a combination of local, national, and international productions – 26 altogether – for a total of over 160 performances over nine days.

When: August 2 to August 10, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various theatres around the city
Tickets: Online

Luzia by Cirque Du Soleil

What: Kicking off at Stampede Park on August 16 and running through September 15, the delightfully imaginative and visually stunning production LUZIA is set to take the audience on a journey to an imaginary Mexico. With beautiful visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, the show cleverly brings to stage the places, faces, and sounds of Mexico. LUZIA is Cirque du Soleil’s 38th original production since 1984, and its 17th show presented under the Big Top.

When: August 16 to September 15, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Stampede Park (Lot #6) — 1410 Olympic Way SE
Price: Starting at $49 — Tickets available online

Kaede Cultural Society of Calgary – Taiko Concert

What: A concert celebration of the art of Taiko. Members of the Rocky Mountain Taiko Ensemble, Midnight Taiko, Kita no Taiko, and Lethbridge Community Taiko Association perform Japanese drumming after studying with instructors Yuta Kato and David Wells. Yuta and David will also perform on the Bella Concert Hall stage.

When: August 18, 2019
Time: 2 to 3:30 pm
Where: Bella Concert Hall, Taylor Centre for the Performing Arts
Tickets: Online

Fort Calgary Presents: Black & White Movie Nights

What: Join Fort Calgary in the Burnswest Theatre for a night at the movies. Grab snacks and a cocktail at this licensed event, and enjoy a classic black and white movie in Fort Calgary’s newly renovated theatre. Complimentary museum admission included with ticket.

When: August 23, 2019
Time: Doors 6 pm, movie at 7 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Rug Riot – Come to the Party!

What: Rug Riot – Come to the Party! is a rug hooking exhibition commemorating the Guild’s 90th Anniversary. Some members challenged themselves by trying different methods, materials and shapes, while others are paid tribute to what the guild means to them.

When: Now until August 21, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Galleria Inglewood – 907 9th Ave.S.E., Calgary
Admission: Free

Shakespeare by the Bow – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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What: Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream tells the tale of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors through the forest as their lives and loves are influenced by a group of forest-dwelling fairies. Join theatre: Calgary in Prince’s Island Park for a family-friendly show.

When: Now to August 18, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Prince’s Island Park
Admission: Pay what you can

Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam

What: Calgary’s Official Poetry Slam and Open Mic. Slam poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. The sign-up sheet for both the open mic and the slam will be released at 7:00 pm, and the show will start at 7:30 pm.

When: August 20, 2019
Time: Sign-up 7 pm, show 7:30 pm
Where: Dickens Pub – 1000 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $10 cash at door, on a sliding scale for those who identify as low income or students

Rob & Eric’s Acoustic Punk Rock Sing-a-long at The Ship & Anchor

What: Annex Ale Project and the Ship & Anchor present another summer of Rob & Eric’s Acoustic Punk Rock Sing-A-long. Sing along to all of your favourite punk rock hits.

When: Every Monday until August 26, 2019 (no show on August 5)
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Ship & Anchor Pub – 534 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Expressions Spoken Word Night

What: A spoken word night at Koi co-hosted by Selina Clary & Cobra Collins.

When: The second Monday of every month
Time: 8 to 10 pm
Where: Koi – 1011 1st St SW #100, Calgary
More Info: Online

Sunnyside Open Stage

What: SOS Tuesdays are back for the summer in Sunnyside! Every Tuesday features an Open Mic Jam to entertain, inspire, and support the talent of local artists and neighbours. Warm up your vocal chords, grab your favourite instrument, or just come by to enjoy the night. SOS Tuesdays are hosted by Eugene Saunders and guests, and welcomes all kinds of performances: Music, Dance, Theatre, Spoken Word, Poetry and placemaking, green initiative and anything else the community might offer.

When: Every Tuesday until August 20, 2019
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: containR – 1020 2 Ave NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Bring It On: The Musical

What: StoryBook Theatre presents Bring It On: The Musical, based on the high-stakes world of high school cheerleading competition.

When: Thursdays to Sundays until September 7, 2019
Time: 7 pm (Thursdays to Saturdays), 2 pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
Where: Beddington Theatre Arts Centre – 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Versions Patio Party Season 6

What: Season 6 of Versions patio parties at Broken City features a program of more than 50 artists performing throughout the summer.

When: Every Tuesday until September 24, 2019
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where:  Broken City – 613 11 Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: $4, children are free

Free First Thursday at Glenbow Museum

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What: Explore the Glenbow Museum at your leisure for FREE on the first Thursday of every month.

When: The first Thursday of every month – August 1 and September 5, 2019
Time: 5 pm to close
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 9th Avenue SE
Admission: Free

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free. The gallery is barrier-free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

A Closer Look Tour: Mavericks

What: Glenbow Museums’s exhibition Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta explores the province’sthrough the stories of 48 Mavericks who helped shape Alberta’s history.

When: Every Tuesday until September 10, 2019
Time: 1 to 2 pm
Where: Glenbow Museum – 130 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: Free with regular admission

Bon appetit

Taste of Calgary 2019

Taste of Calgary

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What: The annual celebration is celebrating its 23rd event this year, and it will feature global cuisines from a mix of unique restaurants and beverage companies. Going down from August 8 to 11 at 200 Barclay Parade SW (Eau Claire Market), this event offers patrons free entry and then the opportunity to buy $1 sampling tickets for food and drink once inside. Expect amazing vendors and some live music too.

When: August 8 to 11, 2019
Time: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Price: Free entry

Puppies and Prosecco

What: Attend a private group training class for you and your pup on the patio of Vin Room Mission, led by the Dogma Behaviour & Education Centre. You will receive 2 glasses of wine, beer or prosecco, lesson on the patio for you and your furry friend, and a bag of goodies worth $50. $5 from each ticket sold will be donated to Pawsitive Match Rescue Foundation.

When: August 11, August 25, September 8, 2019
Time: 2 pm
Where: Vin Room Mission – 2310 – 4 Street SW
Tickets: Online, $40

The Backyard Patio Party Summer Series

What: Head to Tavernetta YYC on July 8, August 12, and September 2 for a backyard patio party to remember. Enjoy a full day of drinks by Tavernetta, burgers by Vegan Street food truck, music, and bocce all day.

When: August 12, and September 2, 2019
Time: 2 to 10 pm
Where: Tavernetta YYC – 1002 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Summer Feast

What: A 10 day Prix Fixe culinary event. Some of the city’s top chef-driven restaurants are joining forces to share delicious culinary creations. Take your pick of any three-course prix fixe menu for lunch or dinner, ranging from $25 to $65.

When: August 16 to 25, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various restaurants around Calgary
Cost: $25-$55

Edwardian Garden Dinner Party

What: Join Heritage Park on the Prince House lawn for an Edwardian Garden Party featuring croquet, a live harpist, and a delicious three-course dinner. Guests are encouraged to dress in period costume – there will be a prize for best costume.

When: August 23, 2019
Time: 6:15 to 9 pm
Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Tickets: Online

Brewery & The Beast Calgary 2019

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What: The highly-anticipated celebration of brews, meat, and local product, Brewery & The Beast, returns to Calgary on August 25. Local and regional farms provide the highest quality meats which are made into pig roasts, sausages, smoked meats, classic BBQ, and more. Attendees get a personal wooden board complete with a cup holder for their beer along with a hand/facecloth to use in between chowing down on dozens of local purveyors, restaurants, and cafes’ creations.

When: August 25, 2019
Time: 1 to 4 pm
Where: Fort Calgary – 750 9th Avenue SE
Price: $99; buy online

Le Dîner en Blanc Calgary 2019

What: Le Dîner en Blanc Calgary returns for its seventh annual run this August 28. The all-white-everything pop-up dinner party is an elegant event that has white-clad diners enjoying eats al fresco. Just a reminder that this event has some rules: you have to wear white and you must bring a table, chairs, and a tablecloth (all white of course) and as always, the location for Dîner en Blanc will be kept a secret until the day of the event, which goes on rain or shine. This year marks the 30th anniversary of Le Dîner en Blanc de Paris, which launched in the city of love in 1988 thanks to François Pasquier and a handful of friends.

When: August 28, 2019
Time: TBA
Where: TBA
More Info: Online

BBQ on the Bow

What: BBQ on the Bow is an annual Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) sanctioned BBQ Competition and outdoor festival taking place at the Montgomery Community Association (Shouldice Park) during Labour Day long weekend. Enjoy food demos, live music, beer gardens, food trucks, kids zone, and more.

When: August 31 and September 1, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Montgomery Community Centre – 5003 16th Avenue NW
Admission: Free

Sunday Safari Brunch at Calgary Zoo

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What: Every Sunday until November 10, head over to Destination Africa for one of the most unique brunch experiences you could have in the city. Enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, a Belgian waffle bar, cooked to order omelettes, and so much more. Being a member of the Calgary Zoo gives you exclusive discounts to Sunday Safari Brunches!

When: Every Sunday until November 10, 2019
Time: 9:30 am to 1 pm. Last seating and last ticket sold at 1 pm. Service lasts until 2 pm.
Where: Calgary Zoo – 210 St George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: via Calgary Zoo

Craving Kensington

What: On this three-hour walking tour, you will eat your way through this inner-city village at some of the foodie hotspots, while also learning about the charming history and architecture of the area.

When: Every Thursday
Time: 6 to 9 pm
Where: Meet at Brasserie Kensington – 1131 Kensington Crescent NW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Roasterie Tour – Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters

What: This 20-minute tour gives attendees a look at Phil & Sebastian’s vintage retro-fitted roaster and operations, plus learn about their green coffee sourcing strategies.

When: Every Wednesday
Time: 12:15 to 12:35 pm
Where: Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – 618 Confluence Way Southeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Cocktail Classes

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What: Interested in upping your cocktail game? Learn the ropes from the experts at Shelter. You’ll learn everything from the comprehensive history of cocktail culture, mixology origins dating back in the 1800s and the resurgence of a craft beverage in the early 2000s. The class includes three cocktails, complimentary bar snacks, muddling, stirring, shaking, and smoking techniques. You’ll also receive your very own cocktail survival guide. Attendees must be 18+.

When: The first Tuesday of each month
Time: 5:30 and 8:30 pm
Where: Shelter – 1210 1st Street SE
Tickets: Online, $65 per person

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510, 77 Street SE – off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
TicketsOnline, $55

Free Brewery Tours at Red Bison Brewery

What: The tour starts off with an explanation of Red Bison’s name and why founder Steve started the brewery. Attendees will then see the homebrew system Steve used to brew beer on the balcony of his downtown Calgary condo, and talk about malt and how each of the flavours impact the recipes. After this, it’s a walk through the processes for the brew day and the fermentation process. Once the tour is complete, guests will be able to buy flights to try out beer and the kitchen is also open.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 1 pm
Where: Red Bison Brewery – 111, 3016 10 Ave NE, Calgary
Tickets: Online, Free

Cheer on the home teams

Calgary Stampeders

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What: The Calgary Stampeders keep the CFL action going this August at McMahaon Stadium.

When: August 3 and August 17, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: McMahon Stadium – 1817 Crowchild Trail NW, Calgary
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Cavalry FC

What: Cavalry FC brings Canadian Premier League action to Spruce Meadows this August.

When: August 14, August 16, August 21, August 28, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Spruce Meadows – 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Okotoks Dawgs

What: Take me out to the ballgame! Western Major Baseball League’s Okotoks Dawgs push towards a playoff spot and prolong their season into August.

When: Various dates
Time: Various times
Where: Seaman Stadium –  2111 N Railway Street, Okotoks
Tickets: Online

Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival

What: The Calgary Dragon Boat Race & Festival draws thousands of competitors and spectators each year. Enjoy an abundance of excitement and cultural experiences, including Family Fun Zone, food trucks, beer gardens, live entertainment, and the dragon boat races.

When: August 9 to 11, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: North Glenmore Park – 7305 Crowchild Trail SW
Admission: Free

Concerts and Music Festivals

Music in the Park

What: The City of Calgary and Calgary Parks presents Music in the Park, a week of live music over the lunch hour at Central Memorial Park. Genres include country, jazz, and a Chinese orchestra.

When: Now until August 2, 2019
Time: 12 to 1 pm
Where: Central Memorial Park – 1221 2 Street Southwest, Calgary
Admission: Free

Canmore Folk Music Festival

What: Alberta’s longest-running folk music festival is back. Taking place over three days of the Heritage Day long weekend in August, the festival features over individual acts or performers, family-friendly site, a free downtown concert on festival Friday evening, a kids’ area jammed with crafts, puppets, music, storytelling and a climbing wall.

When: August 3 to 5, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Centennial Park – 5 Avenue, Canmore
Tickets: Online

Music in the Plaza

What: Heritage Town Square presents Music in the Plaza throughout the summer. From roots and country to blues and swing, this line-up of free concerts offers something for everybody. Each week starts with a rising star of tomorrow from the Stampede Talent Search topped off by a featured act.

When: Wednesday evenings until August 28, 2019
Time: 6 to 8 pm
Where: Heritage Town Square, Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive NE
Admission: Free

Calgary Bluesfest

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What: The 15th annual Calgary Bluesfest features a full week of Blues workshops, concerts and special events that culminate in four days and nights of non-stop music on MainStage followed by the nightly Twilight Blues Series

When: Now until August 4, 2019
Time: Various times
Where: Various locations
Tickets: Online

Chasing Summer

What: Chasing Summer 2019, Western Canada’s largest EDM festival, is headlined by The Chainsmokers and Above & Beyond. Other performers include Steve Aoki, Alesso, and more.

When: August 3 and 4, 2019
Time: 1 pm to 11 pm
Where: Max Bell Centre Festival Grounds – 1001 Barlow Trail SE
Tickets: Online

2019 Southern Alberta Music Festival

What: The seventh annual Southern Alberta Music Festival in support of STARS Air Ambulance. Kick back and relax while you listen to a variety of country, blues, folk and good old fashioned rock n’ roll. While at the music festival explore different vendors, relish a delicious meal from one of the concessions or unwind in the beer gardens.

When: August 9 and 10, 2019
Time: 7 to 11 pm (Friday), 10 am to 12 am (Saturday)
Where: Aspen Crossing – 1 km West #24 Mossleigh, Alberta
Tickets: Online

Country Thunder Alberta 2019

What: Coming to Calgary’s Prairie Winds Park this August, the music festival is boasting some seriously huge country music names like Miranda Lambert, Jason Aldean, and Jake Owen to name just a few. The three-day event will run from Friday, Agust 16 to Sunday, August 18, packing a wide variety of artists into one unforgettable weekend.

When: Friday, August 16 to Sunday, August 18
Time: Various times
Where: Prairie Winds Park — 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, from $75 single day and $178 full weekend

Iron Maiden

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What: Metalheads should start preparing for a beast of a show. The famed Iron Maiden will be hitting Calgary as part of their Legacy of the Beast tour. This will be the first time they’ve visited the city since back in 2012.

When: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $58 online

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