What’s Up This Weekend?On August 11, 2022 by Calgary's Child
August 12 to 14
August 12; Fishing 101, Cast your line into the world of fishing in this introductory course designed for families with kids ages 4 to 12. Learn the basics of fishing through hands-on activities in the classroom, Fish Hatchery and Discovery Centre aquariums. To learn more visit: https://bit.ly/Fishing101BHS.
August 12, 5pm; Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo – Corks For Conservation, join for an evening full of wine tasting, food pairings, classical music, activities and best of all… no kids! Wander the zoo with a glass in hand at this twilight event. The zoo transforms into a peaceful escape – perfect for a girls’ night out, or a romantic date. Each ticket includes: admission to the zoo, wine tasting, chef attended food stations, classical music, games, and education. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com/events/corks-for-conservation.
August 12 to 13; Carifest, a Caribbean celebration of music, culture, traditions and costumes at Shaw Millennium Park. Learn more at carifestcalgary.com.
August 12 to 13; Southern Alberta Music Festival, this music festival is the perfect way to enjoy some live performances from local talent and help raise awareness for Stars Air Ambulance in Aspen Crossing. Learn more at aspencrossing.com.
August 12 to 14; Lucent Festival, Lucent will be hosted at Camp Adventure in Kananaskis. You can expect a weekend of incredible connection, yoga and movement classes of all kinds and for every ability. As well as holistic workshops, arts and crafts, free play, a creatively curated marketplace, live music, relaxation, meditation, bonfires, nature hikes and dancing. Follow @lucentfestival on Instagram for more information.
August 12 to 21; Alberta on the Plate, every August during Alberta Local Food Week, Alberta on the Plate hosts a 10-day, province-wide dine around festival. For those 10 days, participating restaurants offer multi-course, fixed-price menus highlighting local producers, growers, distillers and brewers. Show your support of Alberta food by dining in or ordering out at our participating restaurants both during the festival and throughout the rest of the year. Learn more at albertaontheplate.com.
August 13; Chestermere Summer Music Fest, celebrate summer on the lake at Chestermere’s annual Summer Music Fest (formerly Chestermere Water Festival). Come down to John Peake Park and enjoy the wide variety of family friendly activities. Learn more at chestermere.ca/176/Events.
August 13, 11am to 3pm; Picnic in the Park, Heart Home Network (HHN) is thrilled to introduce the first-ever Picnic in the Park! HHN will be hosting a variety of family-friendly activities and will be providing a picnic-themed lunch to celebrate summer. Join the family-focused event, which will be a summer-fun filled afternoon of games, activities, food and connecting with the community. Learn more at brendastraffordsociety.com/picnic-in-the-park.
August 13; Saturnalia under an August Sky, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory Interpretive Centre is presenting talks on Saturn and the Ancients and a retrospective of the mighty Cassini spacecraft and its 20 year mission. Astronomers, Team Astro and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre will be sharing knowledge of the amazing quirks of Saturn and the wonders of the universe. Learn more at science.ucalgary.ca.
August 13, 11am to 5pm; Calgary Japanese Festival “Omatsuri,” “Omatsuri” is the Japanese term for a “traditional festival.” Visitors to the festival will be treated to authentic Japanese customs, presentations of traditional music, dance and song, martial arts demonstrations, and more. Learn more at calgaryjapanesefestival.com.
August 13, 11am to 6pm; Cochrane Food Fest 2022, enjoy delicious food and drinks crafted by local vendors, along with live entertainment, and family-friendly activities at Mitford Park. Learn more at cochranefoodfest.com.
August 13, 11am to 7pm, Franco Festival Calgary, the Calgary Franco Festival promotes and shares the cultural richness of Calgary’s large Francophone community in all its diversity with the general public. The festival will offer performances of music and dance with artists representing the diversity of the Francophonie, a cultural village where you could discover multiple products from different cultures, a children’s village and a bistro and a tasting corner, all offered in a family atmosphere at Olympic Plaza. Learn more at francofestcalgary.com.
August 13, 10am to 6pm; Calgary Korean Day Festival, the Calgary Korean Association invites you to the Annual Korean Day Festival at St. Patrick’s Island Park. Korean Day Festival is open for anyone to broaden their understanding of the unique Korean culture, while promoting a joyful sense of multiculturalism and diverse community in Calgary.
August 13 to 14; Alberta Open Farm Days at Granary Road, this year Granary Road is partnering with Frosted Fern to host a brunch and high tea made with fresh and local ingredients. After you eat, come tour the Aquaponics centre to learn about regenerative agriculture and how they make fresh produce possible at Granary Road. Learn more at https://albertaopenfarmdays.ca.
August 13 to 14; Full Bloom Festival, a two-day celebration of the Beaulieu Gardens, local entertainment, the Beltline and the Downtown Calgary communities. The Full Bloom Festival takes place on the grounds of Lougheed House in the gardens and parks and includes live music, food trucks, a market and more. Learn more at lougheedhouse.com.
August 13 to 14; Alberta Open Farm Days, 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. Learn more at albertaopenfarmdays.ca.
August 13 to 14; 10am to 4pm, Annual Art in the Garden, enjoy a day of art and the beautiful gardens at 3443 Kerry Park Road. View and buy framed and unframed paintings in many mediums and styles, art cards, matted prints and stained glass.
August 14, 9am; Downtown West Community Association Recycle and Clean Up Day, bring your large non-recyclables including electronics, metal scraps and other household items to the parking lot north of the West-Kerby LRT station. Learn more at dwca.ca.
August 14, 10am to 5pm; Marda Gras Street Festival, Marda Gras is a free family-friendly event in the heart of Marda Loop. The longest running street festival in Calgary. Take part in a pedestrian friendly, car-free day with your friends and family – shopping local and reconnecting with the community. Learn more at visit mardaloop.com/mardagras.
August 14; 10am to 6pm, Calgary Bliss Community Hall Pop-Up, this free event takes place along 6 Street SE, between Fort Calgary and 8 Avenue SE. It features organizations in Calgary that work to support your wellbeing, like the Distress Centre Calgary, Calgary Reads’ Little Red Reading Van, Alberta Health Services’ Mobile Response Team, and Immigrant Services Calgary.
August 14, 2pm to 5:30pm; Cheyanne Summer – Live In Concert (with special guest: Travis Pickering), come out for an intimate afternoon of original songs and notable classics performed by Cheyanne Summer and her five-piece band with an opening performance by special guest Travis Pickering at 628 8 Ave SW.
August 14, 11am to 4 pm; PAWS in the PARK, Concorde Group is hosting the seventh annual PAWS in the PARK fundraiser in River Park in support of Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society – AARCS. The event will include food vendors, a pet vendor market, beer gardens, a bouncy house, dog races, a pool paw-ty and many more pet and family-friendly activities. Follow @PawsYYC on Instagram for more information.
June to August, 5pm to 7pm; City of Calgary Family Golf Nights, get your kids interested in hitting the links this summer with the City of Calgary’s Family Golf Nights! Juniors (ages four to 17) golf for free when accompanied by at least one adult. Learn more at calgary.ca.
Until August 21, Sundays at 2pm; Calgary Wind Symphony, join the Calgary Wind Symphony for a free family friendly concert in Riley Park on Sundays. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join for a wonderful afternoon of music. Learn more at calgarywindsymphony.com.
Until August 27; Nooks and Crannies Festival in Okotoks, a festival where artists create temporary site-specific installations in downtown Okotoks. This art festival sees artists repurpose and animate forgotten places with ‘forgotten’ materials, bringing public art to forgotten corners of downtown Okotoks. Individual artists and teams use recycled products to create installations that raise environmental awareness, animate spaces, and entertain audiences. Learn more at okotoks.ca.
Until August 27, Saturdays, 11am to 4pm; The Summer Market in Quarry Park, grab your friends & family and see all Quarry Park has to offer. Join us in the parking lot of Cardel Theatre every other Saturday in July & August. Support local business and find your new favourite treats, breweries, fashions, fitness and more.
Until August 28; & Friends in Concert, this five-week concert series will be hosted on the StoryBook Theatre grounds will feature some of the brightest stars and up-and-coming artists from Calgary and beyond. Each week will feature a wealth of talented performers from all ages and communities from across the globe. Take part in the Storybook community and be a part of the magic of live music! Learn more at storybooktheatre.org/and-friends.
Until August 28; BUMP Festival, BUMP self-guided mural tours are a perfect way to explore the murals and experience new works of art as they are being created right before your eyes. New tours will be released throughout the month of August. The Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) is a program that funds and installs art on buildings in the Beltline. Learn more at yycbump.ca/festival.
Until August 28; Rosebud Theatre presents: Songs for a New World, enjoy a soaring musical song cycle about a series of moments in the lives of a startling array of characters who not only survive but thrive in the face of adversity. Rosebud Theatre anchors its 2022 Season with a summer musical all about hope! Learn more at rosebudtheatre.com.
Until August 31, 12pm to 5pm; Summer Skating, cool off this summer with skating on the ‘Fastest Ice in the World’! The Olympic Oval has public skating times on Saturdays (as well as Wednesday evenings). Learn more at schedules.oval.ucalgary.ca.
Until August 31, 10am to 8pm; Museum of Failure, the worldwide touring exhibit, The Museum of Failure (MOX), is coming to Canada for the first time. MOX will be popping up in Calgary at Southcentre Mall this summer. This immersive walk-through exhibition showcases a collection of over 130 failed innovations from major brands, including Apple, Amazon, Nintendo, and more. Learn more at showpass.com.
Until September 3; Junior Fishing Clinic at Bow Habitat Station, cast your line into the world of fishing for the first time in an introductory, hands-on clinic designed for families with kids ages four to 12. This clinic will use classroom-based activities, as well as the Fish Hatchery and Discovery Centre aquariums to teach you how to fish responsibly by understanding Alberta’s sportfishing regulations, proper fish handling techniques, identifying different sportfish, and much more. Learn more at shop.albertaparks.ca.
Until September 4, Wagonstage 2022 presents: Bee-trayal, Bee-trayal features bees, wasps and hummingbirds in a hilarious and interactive performance where our creatures vie for the top spot as Pollinator Extraordinaire. Wagonstage Children’s Theatre is part of the University of Calgary’s School of Creative and Performing Arts. Learn more about the dates and times of shows at arts.ucalgary.ca.
Weekends until September 5, 10am to 4pm; Open Aircraft Days at the Hangar Flight Museum, the No. 1 wish visitors have expressed at The Hangar Flight Museum is to be able to sit inside the historical aircraft. Now’s the chance. From June 25 to September 5, there will be Open Aircraft Days on Saturdays, Sundays, and holiday Mondays. Knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be available to answer your questions. Learn more at thehangarmuseum.ca.
Saturdays until September 10; 4pm to 10pm, 4th Street Night Market, Calgary’s hippest night market located in the heart of Mission. Visit the lively main street neighborhood of 4th Street for food, fun, local finds and friends. Learn more at 4thstreetnightmarket.ca.
Until September 16, Inglewood Night Market, a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles and artisan eats at 10 Avenue and 10 Street SE.
Until September 30, #YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on the Boulevard, Block Party is back for the third summer, bringing the same vibrant energy to Deerfoot City with a new twist – say hello to the Roller Rink on The Boulevard. Dig out your vintage roller skates (or rent some vibrant wheels) and live your best retro ‘70s summer life. Get your tickets at the door. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
Until September 31; Summer on 17th, visit 17th Ave retail and entertainment district this season for Summer on 17th. There will be live music, fitness classes, DJ and drag shows, outdoor movies, and more in Tomkins Park throughout the summer, and all of the events are free. Learn more at 17thave.ca/summer.
Until October 1; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond is open for the season. This pond is stocked with rainbow trout raised in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Visit bowhabitat.alberta.ca for more information.
Until October 15; Heartbreak Hotel at Jubilations Theatre, have you ever wondered what it would be like at the Heartbreak Hotel? Well you’re in luck, because Jubilations Dinner Theatre is going to take you there. The legend never dies, and his music lives on, as we have some fun imagining Elvis and his gang all rocking and rolling at the Heartbreak Hotel. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Until October 26; Dinosaurs Awakened at The Calgary Zoo, get ready to marvel at the sights and sounds of these magnificent life-like creatures and see for yourself what Alberta might have looked like when dinosaurs reigned supreme. Entry included in admission to the Zoo. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until October 27; National Music Centre’s Jam Club, join the National Music Centre’s free after-school Jam Club program. Youth ages thirteen to nineteen are invited to jam, practice their skills, and explore their creative potential, all while making new friends, every Thursday at Studio Bell for free. Students can drop in at any time between 3pm and 6pm and there is no obligation to attend week to week. Snacks, drinks, and pizza are provided. Learn more at studiobell.ca/after-school-jam-club.
Visit Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park is buffed up and ready to shine under the bright lights as it opens for another season. Discover highlights from the vintage pick-up truck collection, play games, and visit with members of the Rocky Mountain Model Club.
Visit the Glenbow at The Edison, the satellite location of the popular museum at The Edison building in downtown Calgary is now open. Best of all – admission is free for everyone, thanks to the support of the Calgary Downtown Association. A timed ticket is required for entry. To reserve your ticket, visit glenbow.org.
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