What’s Up This Weekend?On August 18, 2022 by Calgary's Child
August 19 to 21
Mid-August to Mid-September; #PerfectlyYou Campaign, volunteers from Wood’s Homes will be onsite at Southcentre Mall on weekends to sell bespoke journals designed by local artists, Maya Corona and Yiting Hui. Sales from the journals will go directly to supporting Wood’s Homes’ programs and services. The journals will also be available for purchase at select mall retailers on weekdays during the campaign. Learn more at southcentremall.com.
August 18 to 27, 6pm to 11pm; GlobalFest @ Elliston, GlobalFest @ Elliston is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multi-cultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s programming and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, the 2022 event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from India, Austria, France, and Germany, plus a Canadian-produced finale. Learn more at globalfest.ca/.
August 19; tiny roots Pay-What-You-Can Artist Market + Summer Gathering, round up your pals and family to enjoy a summer evening of outdoor live music and drag, local makers and vintage sellers, craft beer, community art projects and food trucks at Killarney-Glengarry Community Association.
August 19 to 20, 11am; Cochrane Fair, includes classic bull riding, mini chuckwagons, trick riders, super dogs, live entertainment, beer gardens, farmers’ market, farm days and much more. In celebration of rural heritage, the Cochrane Fair, has become a gathering place for both rural and urban residents. Learn more at cochranefair.com.
August 19 to 21; Summer Skirmish, an exciting weekend of historical re-enactments, food trucks, and more at the 2022 Summer Skirmish. There’ll be plenty going on inside The Military Museums. Learn more at themilitarymuseums.ca.
August 19 to 22; Expo Latino, Calgary’s hottest festival, Expo Latino creates experiences of discovery and learning through the celebration of people, music and dance. World-class performers, sizzling dancing, exotic foods, arts, crafts and so much more. Celebrate Latin culture at Prince’s Island Park. Learn more at expolatino.com.
August 20, 11am to 7pm; Chinatown Street Festival, experience the Silk Road at Calgary Chinatown’s 19th Chinatown Street Festival and join 35,000-plus people in one of six festival different zones – Cultural, Merchants, Food, Performance, Family Fun plus the Hidden Gems of Chinatown. Learn more at visitcalgarychinatown.com.
August 20, 11am to 5pm; Cooperators Perma Insurance Trunk Show in Crescent Heights Village, join the businesses of Crescent Heights BIA on Centre Street for some art, music, shopping and fun at the second annual Trunk Show and Sale. See something you’ve never seen before, share some great food and shopping and stroll along one of Calgary’s most historic Main Streets taking in Calgary’s talented artists and makers. Learn more at crescentheightsvillage.ca.
August 20, 10am to 4pm; Marda Loop YYC MADE Outdoor Market, the market features more than 80 YYC artisans and food vendors and is pet friendly at the Marda Loop Community Association. Learn more by following @mardaloopmadeyyc on Instagram.
August 20; 12pm to 4pm; Markers Market, see what local makers have to offer at this cash only event at Harvest Hills Community Hub (178 Harvest Glen Way NE).
August 20 to 21; Monster Jam, an action-packed motorsport with world-class athletes locked in intense competitions of speed and skill. Witness heated rivalries, high-flying stunts and fierce head-to-head battles for the Event Championship. Learn more at monsterjam.com.
August 20 to 21; Annual Priddis and Millarville Fair, a full weekend of old fashioned, country-style family fun that draws our extended community together on the third weekend in August. The Fair is suitable for all ages and includes a wide variety of competitions, contests, displays and entertainment. Learn more at millarvilleracetrack.com/priddis-millarville-fair/.
August 20 to 21; Granary Road’s Family Fun Fair, a good old-fashioned carnival, with tons of games, prizes, and carnival treats. No carnival day is complete without some delicious treats like caramel apples, cotton candy, french fries and more! Shop from our Farmer’s Market vendors who will each have their own take on a fair. To add to all the fun: $5 per person Mini Golf admission all weekend! Learn more at granaryroad.com/familyfunfair.
August 21; Tango 2 Echo Fest, The Rods and Rides Show & Shine is back to showcase over 150 classic cars, rare finds, and beautiful builds at Greenview Industrial. From the local arts and vendors market to the beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, mural tour, and car show – Tango 2 Echo has something for everyone in the family. Learn more at greenviewindustrial.com/tango2echofest.
August 21, 2pm; Calgary Wind Symphony, join the Calgary Wind Symphony for a free family friendly concert in Riley Park. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for a wonderful afternoon of music. Learn more at calgarywindsymphony.com.
Until August 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.
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.
Until September 10; Storybook Theatre’s Legally Blonde The Musical, a fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org/.
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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