What’s Up This Weekend?On August 25, 2022 by Calgary's Child
August 26 to 28
August 26, 10 am; Summer Family Field Day at Confederation Park, a day of fun and activity while supporting the mental health of the community. There will be face painting, games, fun (and a 50/50 raffle for the adults). Learn more at allevents.in/Calgary.
August 26, 4pm to 10pm; Calgary Night Market, this event supports local vendors, artisans, entrepreneurs and designers to showcase their talent in a fun and safe place. A nighttime of fun shopping with friends and family at Bridgeland Riverside Community Association. Learn more at calgarynightmkt.com.
August 26 to 27; Milky Way Nights August, an observing event that features access to an array of telescopes operated by University of Calgary astronomers and members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Calgary Centre. You will have the opportunity to look through the telescopes and astronomers will be on hand to answer questions. Learn more at science.ucalgary.ca.
August 26 to 28; Calgary Medieval Faire & Artisan Market, walk with brave knights, rub shoulders with Vikings, wander the medieval market at the Wild West Event Centre. Be amazed and entertained. Get ready for a weekend of epic excitement and treasures from throughout the realm including performers, magic, photo ops, face painting, balloons and more. Learn more at calgarymedievalfaire.com.
August 26 to 28; Calgary Gem & Mineral Show, this one-of-a-kind event features over 60 of the best gem, mineral and jewellery vendors from across Canada and abroad, bringing you unique gems, fine crystals, rare fossils, handmade jewellery, fancy beads and findings, lapidary art and more. Demonstrations, lectures and door prizes every hour at Sunridge Mall. Learn more at calgarygemshow.com.
August 26 to 28; Young Canadians Auditions, Young Canadians are holding auditions for their School of Performing Arts for the 2022-2023 season. Ages eight to 21 are welcome. The Young Canadians School of Performing Arts is a dynamic performing arts program designed to develop confident, strong and empowered young people. The school offers Calgary and surrounding-area youth the opportunity to train in dance, voice, and performance. Learn more at calgarystampede.com.
August 26 to September 5; 2022 Calgary Pride Parade and Festival, Calgary Pride presents the return to in-person programming for the 2022 pride season. The Calgary Pride Parade and Festival is an annual event where thousands gather to celebrate the diversity of the 2SLGBTQ+ community. A variety of events will run throughout August, concluding with the Calgary Pride Parade & Festival on September 4 at Prince’s Island Park. Learn more at calgarypride.ca/pride-2022.
August 27, 9am to 2pm; Drag Brunch – Show Your Pride (Family-friendly), show your pride at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo at our first ever Drag Brunch hosted by the talented Nada Nuff. Enjoy a delicious spread from the zoo’s award-winning culinary team and performances from talent at HireHeelsYYC. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com/events/dragbrunch.
August 27; Okotoks Chillifest, each year in late August, Western-themed activities take over downtown Okotoks, including the main event – a chilli cook-off. Come down to taste the chilli creations or register a team and compete. Spice up your weekend with chilli sampling, children’s activities, live music, and an outdoor artisan street market! Learn more at themarketsquare.ca.
August 27, 12pm to 4pm; Jazzy Days of Summer, join award-winning home builder, Jayman BUILT in its unveiling of five new showhomes in Mahogany. Tour the new showhomes, sample delicious free food from Alvin’s Jazz Club and enjoy live jazz performances. In addition, attendees can complete the Path to Net Zero scavenger hunt for the chance to win some awesome prizes. Learn more at jayman.com.
August 27, 4pm to 9pm; Barley & Smoke – Grillin’ for a Cure, the one and only ‘Barley & Smoke: Grillin’ for a Cure’ a fundraiser for children with cancer that draws together Calgary’s top chefs and brew masters at Enmax Park to create the taste event of the year! Learn more at barleysmoke.ca/.
Until August 27, 6pm to 11pm; GlobalFest @ Elliston, 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 27 to 28; Red Bull Outliers, the competition will span over two days to truly showcase Canada’s largest Hard Enduro race in Calgary’s downtown core and the iconic Canadian Badlands. Each day will offer its own unique challenges with a custom closed obstacle track on the streets of Calgary and the technical terrain in the historical Badlands. Learn more at redbull.com/ca-en/events/outliers.
August 27 to 28, 11am; Toys R Us: Our Generation, bring your OG doll to your local store for an artsy activity: coloring sheets, flower crowns, DIY flowers, or summer spinners. Get a free tattoo for you and your OG doll. Learn more at toysrus.ca.
August 28, 1pm to 5pm; Calgary Pride Flea Market, The Alberta LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce is hosting the second annual Calgary Pride Flea Market at Bridgeland Riverside Community Park. The purpose of this event is to showcase incredible local businesses, celebrate pride with music and a scheduled Drag Show performance, as well as connect the LGBTQ+ business community in Calgary. Learn more at calgarypride.ca.
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 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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