How is your summer going? We hope there are some fun and memorable moments in the midst of work, chores, and constant cooking! There are lots of fun family August events 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. (You can also take a look at our Summer Bucket List for a wide variety of summer fun ideas.)

The Taste of Calgary is back from August 3 – 7, 2023, so make a plan to head out to try something delicious!

Are there any Peppa Pig lovers in your house? You can check out Peppa Pig’s Adventure on August 5, 2023.

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 and you can see what’s happening here.

Need to cool off in the heat? The Olympic Oval has brought back summer public skating on select Wednesdays and Saturdays. Grab your helmet and skates and stay cool! (You can find other ways to beat the heat here.)

Get out of the city with Alberta Open Farm Days. From August 19 – 20, 2023, 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.

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.)

Tis the season for summer festivals and fairs! See all festivals on our site here. You can leave the city for classic country fair fun with the Priddis and Millarville Country Fair from August 19 – 20, 2023.

Get excited for high-octane entertainment when Monster Jam roars into Calgary on August 19 – 20, 2023.

From August 17 – 26, 2023, 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.

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 26 – 27, 2023.

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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