How is your summer going? We hope there are some fun and memorable moments in the midst of work, chores, and the constant cooking! There are lots of fun family events happening in Calgary, so keep reading, throw in a few visits to our great Calgary attractions and the local pools and parks, and call it a summer success.

The August long weekend is such a great time to kick back and enjoy summer. There are several things happening in the city on the Heritage Day long weekend, so see what’s happening here.

Summer is only half over, so check out our Summer Bucket List, for a wide variety of summer fun ideas that are perfect for families all month long!

Make the most of summer nights with outdoor movies this August! We’re trying to find all the family-friendly outdoor movie experiences and we’ll post them in our guide. (And, yes, some will be more teen-friendly than kid-friendly.)

Need to cool off in the heat? The Olympic Oval has brought back its summer public skating on most Wednesdays and Saturdays. Grab your helmet and skates and stay cool!

Any airplane lovers in your house? Then you’ll want to check out Open Aircraft Days at The Hangar Flight Museum! Every weekend (and holiday Monday) in August you’ll get a chance to sit inside select historical aircraft.

The Taste of Calgary is back from August 4 – 7, 2022, so make a plan to head out to try something delicious!

Get out of the city with Alberta Open Farm Days. From August 13 – 14, 2022, farmers and ranchers invite their urban and rural neighbours to stop in for a visit to share stories, see demonstrations, and learn more about the farmers who grow their food.

Tis the season for summer festivals and fairs! See all festivals on our site here. But you can also check out the Chestermere Music Fest on August 13, 2022, the Cochrane Fair from August 19 – 20, 2022, and the Priddis and Millarville Country Fair from August 20 – 21, 2022.

Don’t forget The Military Museums Summer Skirmish. Come out to watch as 2000 years of warfare comes to life in a weekend of scripted battle re-enactments and demonstrations on August 20 – 21, 2022.

From August 18 – 27, 2022, it’s time for the explosive Globalfest, with its amazing fireworks and cultural opportunities. Enjoy food vendors, cultural performances, and of course, the fireworks. Taking place over 5 nights, the entertainment will be outstanding every time. (P. S. If you’re reading this during the first week of August, head to the post and enter to win tickets!)

The end of August brings back-to-school shopping! Head to Southcentre Mall to get your errands done, and support their ‘Perfectly You’ campaign, in support of Wood’s Home and the mental health of our kids and teens. From mid-August to mid-September, volunteers from Wood’s Homes will be onsite at Southcentre 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.

Escape the present with the Calgary Medieval Faire and Market. From August 26 – 28, 2022, get ready for a weekend of medieval excitement, performances, and treasures from throughout the realm!

End the month with an Arts Commons summer performance, from August 29 – 31, 2022. It’s Squonk: Hand to Hand. It’s colourful and upbeat it’s quirky, imaginative, and joyful. And it’s FREE, plus parents can register ahead of time for a free activity pack that will make the experience even more engaging!


There are lots of other events happening during the month of August. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the contests we are running and take a look at our Summer Camp Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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