What’s Up This Week?On August 15, 2023 by Calgary's Child
August 18 to 20
August 18, 10am to 2pm; Cinnaholic Township Shopping Centre – Grand Opening! Cinnaholic hosts the grand opening of its new location in Township Shopping Centre. They are celebrating this sweet event by serving their cinnamon rolls for just $2 from 10am to 2pm. Guests will also have the chance to win free rolls for a year and other great prizes. Learn more at facebook.com/events/603474361776391.
August 18, 11am; Cineplex Family Favourites: Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, visit participating Cineplex theatres near you and watch a favorite family film each week for only $2.99. Learn more at cineplex.com.
August 18, 4 to 10pm; Calgary Night Market, a nighttime of fun shopping with friends and family in a culturally diverse market that sell handmade and local goods. Calgary Night Market supports local vendors, artisans, entrepreneurs and designers to showcase their talent at Bridgeland Riverside Community Association. Learn more at calgarynightmkt.com.
August 18, 9:30pm to 12am; Movie With A View: DUNE, this year’s outdoor cinema event invites visitors to share in the fantastic and surreal experience of watching the 2021 epic film DUNE by Denis Villeneuve under the stars. Join us on the rooftop of High Park with special food and drink vendors to make this night an unforgettable summer experience. Learn more at yycbump.ca/event/movie-with-a-view-dune.
August 18 to 19; Vietnam NOW Calgary 2023, check out some amazing indie films from Vietnamese filmmakers from Canada and Vietnam; engage in conversations during the panel discussion; sample unique tasty street food delights from food stalls; dance the night away to pumping DJ party beats; down delightful Vietnamese inspired Empress 1908 Gin cocktails; and take home artwork and products from Vietnamese artists at The Prairie Emporium and Nvrlnd. Learn more at vietnamnowfestival.com.
August 18 to 20; 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 18 to 20; Calgary Medieval Faire & Artisan Market, there’s something for all ages at the Medieval Faire & Artisan Market at Strathmore Agricultural Grounds. Sights and sounds to entertain and tantalize the senses. Learn more at calgarymedievalfaire.com.
August 18 to 20; Carifest 2023, a Caribbean celebration of music, culture, traditions and costumes at Shaw Millennium Park. Learn more at carifestcalgary.com.
August 18 to 20; Country Thunder Alberta, enjoy three days filled with epic country music. Country Thunder is coming back to Prairie Winds Park in Calgary. Learn more at countrythunder.com.
August 19; Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo Gorilla Breakfast, bring your family and friends down to the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo for a fun and educational morning at the zoo. Enjoy a scrumptious pancake breakfast with a side of gorilla facts from the zoo’s Animal Care, Health and Welfare technicians, followed by an exclusive visit to see the troop. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
August 19, 11am and 2pm; Toys R Us Activities: Hot Wheels: Skate – Get Schooled! Bring sick tricksters in to select stores for a fun and interactive workshop: Hot Wheels Skate ambassadors will lead them through finger-board tricks and challenges. Plus, participants can snap cool pics with standees, then color and build a make-and-take Skate Ramp. Learn more at toysrus.ca.
August 19, 11am to 6pm; Muslim Heritage Day Festival, the event is designed to familiarize the Muslim culture and heritage among fellow Canadians and to build bridges among the communities of different cultures at Olympic Plaza.
August 19, 11am to 7pm; Chinatown Street Festival, hosted by the Calgary Chinatown Business Improvement Association, the one-day event will feature cultural activities, merchants, food, performances, family fun, and the hidden gems of Chinatown. Learn more at calgarychinatown.com.
August 19; All Sport One Day, All Sport One Day Extended Edition is an opportunity for Calgary children and youth to try a new sport. It’s also a chance to discover a new passion. With more than 100 sessions featuring over 30 exciting activities to choose from, parents or guardians can enroll children (ages six and above) in free sport sessions for two summer weekends of fun and adventure. Activities take place at facilities all across Calgary. Learn more at sportcalgary.ca.
August 19, 1pm to 5pm; WestHills Summer Block Party, as a gesture of gratitude to their customers, organizers invite you to an unforgettable afternoon filled with fantastic activities and neighborly fun at Cineplex Odeon Westhills Cinemas- Parking Lot. Learn more at westhillstownecentre.com.
August 19, 5 to 10:30pm; BCA Movie in the Park, the Bowness Community Association greenspace is hosting a free outdoor showing of the Super Mario Bros Movie, sponsored by Servus Credit Union. The movie begins at 9pm, but come early to check out local vendors at the pop-up market hosted by Bowness Soapworks from 5 to 9pm. Learn more at mybowness.com.
August 19 to 20; Annual Priddis & Millarville Fair, a weekend of old-fashioned, country-style family fun that draws the 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 19 to 20; 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 19 to 20; 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 19 to 20; Western Canadian Reptile and Plant Expo, the largest reptile and plant expo in Western Canada. There will be interactive booths, educational booths, photo booth, thousands of reptiles and plants available for sale as well as all the supplies you would need. Many local and international vendors will be available to answer your questions and find you a perfect pet or plant. Learn more at wcre.ca.
August 20; High Tea at the Zoo, a full day of summer fun, perfect for all ages. Enjoy delicious treats like scones, finger sandwiches, and mouth-watering snacks, while sipping on a selection of tasty loose-leaf tea. The best part is you get to experience it all in the beautiful ENMAX conservatory, with views of the gardens and flowers. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
August 20, 1 to 4pm; Sundays in C-Square: Brett Cassidy with Emily Triggs, family-friendly musical afternoons in East Village’s open-air urban square, located at the corner of 7 Avenue and 4 Street SE in East Village. Learn more at studiobell.ca.
August 20, 1 to 5pm; Blue Jay Sessions: Picnic Edition, a free-to-attend edition of Blue Jay sessions in Harmony Park in downtown Calgary. Bring your picnic blanket, some tasty eats and drinks of your choosing and enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon while being serenaded with songs and stories by talented Canadian singer-songwriters. Learn more at thebluejaysessions.com.
August 20, 1 to 5pm; Family Music Concert at Quinterra Legacy Garden, The Prophets of Music will bring you the inaugural Family Music Concert. Enjoy performances by The Mocking Shadows, The Marcus Trummer Band, Fin McDowell and Kyle McKearney, in the unique setting of Quinterra Legacy Garden. Learn more at stagehand.app.
August 20, 2 to 4pm; Michaels Make Break: Kindness is Cool Poster, come in-store and make fun poster for the summer. This is event is free, and all supplies are included. Learn more at canada.michaels.com.
August 20; Cavalry FC vs. York United FC, check out Canadian professional soccer club based in the Calgary at Spruce Meadows. Learn more at cavalryfc.canpl.ca.
Until August 20; Shaw Charity Classic, the Shaw Charity Classic will host some of the greatest names in the game of golf at Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club. Learn more at shawcharityclassic.com.
Until August 20; Alberta on the Plate, for ten delicious days, show your support by visiting one of the participating restaurants to experience their festival menus that highlight local farms, producers, breweries and more. Learn more at albertaontheplate.com.
Sundays until August 20; Walking Tours at Veranda at The Stables, join The Military Museums Foundation for their Summer Walking Tours. Explore the rich history of Currie Barracks and Calgary. See and hear stories from veterans experience the living history in the Currie Community and much more. Learn more at allevents.in.
Until August 25; Wagonstage 2023 presents: The Little Forest, join emerging artists from the School of Creative and Performing Arts who write, design, direct, and present these popular summer performances at various locations throughout the city. Learn more on the Wagonstage Facebook page.
Until August 26; Globalfest: International Fireworks Festival, GlobalFest at Elliston Park is an annual celebration of Calgary’s multicultural communities, featuring pavilions, performances, international food, children’s programming and fireworks. Illuminating the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound, this year’s celebration event will showcase presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain, plus a Canadian-produced finale. Learn more at globalfest.ca.
Until August 26; 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 26; 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. Learn more at yycbump.ca.
Saturdays until August 26; 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.
Select Saturdays until August 26, 6 to 8:30pm; Dover’s Music & Art in the Garden, the Dover Music & Art in the Garden concert series is in its third year, born during the pandemic. It’s a way for the community to come together and enjoy beautiful Twin Views Communal Garden (a transformed tennis court) while listening to local musicians. Learn more at ckua.com.
Until August 26; Rosebud Open-Air Summer Concerts, experience incredible live music every Saturday in August. Bring your blanket or lawn chair, your sunscreen and hat, and enjoy summer concerts in the heart of the Rosebud Valley. Learn more at rosebudtheatre.com.
Until August 27; Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta 1860-1950, visit Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park to learn about the darker side to propaganda, one which was aimed at different groups of people using discrimination and violence. Propaganda changed the shape of society as we know it today. Discover the power of propaganda for yourself, while you can, by visiting this new, temporary exhibit. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until August 27; 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 for a wonderful afternoon of music. Learn more at calgarywindsymphony.com.
Until August 29, Tuesdays 11am to 4pm; The Market on Stephen Avenue, shop Calgary’s famous downtown avenue for all your market needs. Learn more at downtownmarkets.ca.
Wednesdays until August 30, 4:30 to 9:30pm; Crescent Heights Village BIA Night Market, this market will showcase local vendors, engage the community and raise awareness for the Green Line LRT Project. Learn more at crescentheightsvillage.ca.
Until September 1; Who Made You The Judge – art Exhibition, a unique social justice art exhibition showcasing several hand-painted, nearly photorealistic portraits accompanied by heartwarming and emotional life stories. “Who Made You The Judge” highlights race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical disability, neurodiversity, mental health, and addiction at cSPACE Marda Loop. Learn more at ckua.com.
Until September 2; Storybook Theatre Presents: Pippin, a musical comedy told through song and dance, this ensemble cast of dazzling performers tells the tale of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure. Learn more at storybooktheatre.org.
Until September; Summer on 17th; returning for its sophomore season along with all of your favorite events. From movies in the park to live bands, theatrical performances and fitness classes, the 17th Ave Business Improvement Area is pulling out all the stops to ensure this summer is epic. Along with last year’s crowd favorites, there’s also tons of exciting new editions for 2023, so clear your calendars, because your summer plans are officially set. Learn more at 17thave.ca/summer.
Until September 2; Rosebud Theatre Presents: The Sound of Music, a young nun is sent off to be governess to seven mischievous children. She teaches the children to sing, bringing a fleeting moment of happiness in the shadow of the rise of the Third Reich. A summer musical for the whole family. Learn more at rosebudtheatre.com.
Saturdays, 3 to 9pm until September 2; Calgary Night Markets at Heritage Park, the Heritage Plaza and promenade in the front parking lots will be taken over by vendors. Shop local vendors, explore the shops in the Plaza, grab a bite to eat and be entertained. Learn more at heritagepark.ca.
Until September 3; Stage West Dinner Theatre: You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, musical theatre for the whole family. With charm, wit, and heart, follow life through the eyes of Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. An average day made up of little moments picked from all the days of Charlie Brown, from Valentine’s Day, to baseball season, wild optimism to utter despair. Join Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Sally, Schroeder, and a beagle named Snoopy as they navigate the joys and pitfalls of childhood. Learn more at stagewestcalgary.com.
Every other Thursday until September 7, 4:30 to 9:30pm; Kensington Night Market, support local business and find your new favorite treats, breweries, fashions, fitness and more at Lot 57, 1210 Kensington Road NW beside Original Joes. Learn more at kensingtonyyc.com.
Until September 10; #YYCBlockParty – Roller Rink on The Boulevard, get ready to let the good times roll, Calgary! Block Party is back for its fourth installment, bringing good vibes, fun games, and eye-catching art to The Boulevard at Deerfoot City. Proceeds from skate rentals go to Kids Up Front, an organization dedicated to ensuring that all kids have access to fun, enriching experiences. Learn more at deerfootcity.com.
Until September 15; Inglewood Night Market 2023, the Inglewood Night Market is a modern market with locally sourced and handmade vendors selling diverse goods; from handmade crafts to vintage clothing, antiques and collectibles, artisan eats and more. Learn more at inglewoodnightmarket.ca.
Until mid-September; WildScapes at the Calgary Zoo, this summer, the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo will be taken over by larger-than-life animal topiaries. This one-of-a-kind summer garden experience can’t be found anywhere else in Western Canada, and will only be available for three short months. Learn more at calgaryzoo.com.
Until September 16, 4 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 4th-street-night-market.myshopify.com.
Until October; Bow Habitat Kids Can Catch Trout Pond, the Bow Habitat Station’s Kids Can Catch Trout Pond opens in mid-May and is stocked with rainbow trout in the fish hatchery for you to catch and release. Learn more at bowhabitat.alberta.ca.
Until October; Sacred Defenders of the Universe at TELUS Spark Science Centre, a vibrant floor-to-ceiling journey inside a graphic novel that follows four Indigenous superheroes as they seek to bring back the balance of earth between humility and respect for the land, and the excessive destruction of human ego. Learn more at sparkscience.ca.
Saturdays until October 7; Millarville Farmers’ Market, the people behind the tables at the Millarville Farmers’ Market are the real deal. They are the growers, farmers, makers, bakers, and artists. Ask them about their farm, their art, their love of what they do. Learn more at millarvilleracetrack.com.
Until October 21; Jubilations Dinner Theatre Presents Crocodile Rock: The Legend Of Elton John, he’s one of the all-time great rock legends, with hit after hit all across the world. And now the story of the Rocketman is getting the Jubilations Dinner Theatre twist. Learn more at jubilations.ca.
Mobile Adventure Playgrounds. Join The City of Calgary for a self-directed, drop-in program that uses loose parts and natural materials to inspire active and creative outdoor play, and connect people, young and old, to nature. Visit calgary.ca/free for locations and details.
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