Awesome Things to Do With Your Family In & Around Calgary This Weekend — Aug 18 – 20

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The weather ahead looks great, August is flying by, and there are only 2 weekends left until Labour Day weekend (gulp!). But don’t worry, we have lots of fun things happening in our city this weekend, August 18 – 20th! Keep reading for some ideas for your family.

1. Calgary Reggae Festival

Come down to Shaw Millennium Park on Friday and Saturday and feel the beat at the Calgary Reggae Festival!

2. Priddis and Millarville Country Fair

Make a short drive out of town on Saturday or Sunday and experience a genuine country fair with your family. Pie-eating contest? Yes, please!

3. Alberta Open Farm Days

If you’d rather have a more “on-site” country experience, check out Alberta Open Farm Days to visit some of the actual farms and producers in our area.

4. Globalfest

Global Fest start on August 15th, so come check it out and enjoy the fireworks on Saturday night! This year, in honour of Canada’s 150th, the fireworks are presented by different provinces.

5. Calgary Opera in the Village

Calgary Opera in the Village is still running this weekend with a fun production of South Pacific. Or you can introduce your kids to the opera with a special production of Cinderella. While you’re there, check out the Inglewood Fine Arts Pop-Up Gallery.

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6. Stay Cool

We have lots of ideas to stay cool this summer! Head to a wading pool or a splash park. (Bowness Wading Pool is now open!) Take the Plunge at WinSport! (It’s a 3-lane 810-foot waterslide, reaching speeds of up to 30 km/h, so grab a tube and give it a slide. It’s only open weekends, so now is your chance!) See our Beat the Heat post for more ideas!

If you prefer more indoor activities, or just need a break from the sun, here are some ideas.

7. Open Aircraft Days

The Hangar Flight Museum has introduced Open Aircraft Days for weekends this summer. Check out the schedule, for this is your chance to sit inside your favourite aircraft!

8. Cineplex Family Favourites

Pup Star 2 is playing this Saturday at 11 am for the Cineplex Family Favourites. Staying cool and letting something else entertain the kids for only $2.99 a ticket? Yes, please!

With all these Awesome Kid-Friendly Activities To Do in Calgary this Weekend, the only way you’ll be bored this weekend is if you want to be bored! But there’s more! We’ve compiled 100 great ways to spend your summer days or check out our festival fun page!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Great Giveaways

Congratulations to all our recent contest winners, we hope you enjoy your prizes! And don’t forget to check out the new contests we are running!

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