6 things to do in Calgary today: Thursday, August 15

Aug 15 2019, 12:00 pm

We’re already halfway through the month of August (somehow) so if you haven’t been living your life to its fullest this summer, you’d better start now!

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International Circus Under the Big Top

What: The International Circus Under the Big Top is coming to Calgary. Children and adults will be mesmerized as they witness an internationally renowned cast that features the catapulting strength and artistry of the Dragmir Troop, an out of this world laser light experience that combines the lights and high energy music of Eduardo the Lazerman, the Belarus Triple Eagles defying the laws of gravity from high above the arena floor, zany Circus Clowns, and much more.

When: Thursday, August 15 to Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: Thursday & Friday: 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Saturday: 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm, Sunday: 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm, Monday: 7 pm
Where: Marlborough Mall 3800 Memorial Drive NE, Calgary
Tickets: General Admission (11 years and older) $25, includes 1 child 10 and under free. Additional Child Ticket (10 years and under)- $10

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

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 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

GlobalFest – USA

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. August 15 features fireworks by USA.

When: August 15, 2019
Time: 6 to 11 pm
Where: Elliston Park – 1827 68th Street SE

Secret Cinema

What: Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers’ Secret Cinema is curated by Heritage Park this month, and features a Western classic and two silent comedy shorts on 16mm. The title of the film will not be revealed until showtime.

When: August 15, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: CSIF – 1725 10th Ave SW, Calgary
Admission: By donation

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

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