What’s Happening in August? Family-Friendly Events in Calgary This Month

August Events (Family Fun Calgary)

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How is your summer going? I hope you’ve found the right balance between keeping busy and having enough downtime to feel relaxed. (I know, I know. With kids in the house, that’s a work in progress.) August in Calgary has loads of festivals, fairs, music, and great family events. Check out our posts on Summer Festivals and 100 Things to do This Summer, too. Throw in a few visits to our great Calgary attractions and the local pools and parks and you can find lots to keep your family busy.


WestHills Towne Centre Back to School (Family Fun Calgary)

Enjoy the summer sun AND get all your back-to-school essentials at WestHills Towne Centre! On Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 11 am – 2 pm, you are invited for a free and fun event with face painting, food samples, and retailer promotions. You’ll feel those school vibes before you know it! The event is located in the playground/firepit area; everyone, including furry friends, is welcome.

 

 


Circo Osorio Circus (Family Fun Calgary)

The circus is coming to town! Circo Osorio Circus will be in Calgary from August 15 – 19, 2019. Come enjoy the sights, sounds, and delicious treats under the big top. One child’s ticket is free with an adult ticket and until August 7, you can enter to win tickets, too!

 

 

 


Tour de Bowness Street Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

The August long weekend is such a great time to kick back and enjoy summer. There are a few events going on in the city on Heritage Day, which is the holiday Monday. See what’s happening here.

 

 

 

 


Alberta Kennel Club Dog Show

The Alberta Kennel Club is hosting their Summer Classic Dog Show at Spruce Meadows over the August long weekend. This event is for anyone and everyone who loves dogs – or wants to learn more about them! Find out more about dog sports and responsible dog ownership and see some amazing breeds of all types of dogs strutting their stuff to claim the top prizes.

 

 


Outdoor Movies (Family Fun Calgary)

Make the most of summer nights (even if you have to wear a toque) with outdoor movies this August! We’re trying to find all the family-friendly outdoor movie experiences and will post them in our guide.

 

 

 


WestHills Towne Centre Back to School (Family Fun Calgary)


Calgary Fringe Festival Logo (Family Fun Calgary)

The wild, the wacky, and the wonderful will all show up to the Calgary Fringe Festival from August 2 – 10, 2019. There are lots of kid-friendly and family options.

 

 

 


No Greater Love Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

Fill a weekend with great music in a family-friendly environment when the No Greater Love Festival comes to Cochrane, August 10 – 11, 2019. Besides the music, however, there are lots of other fun things to do: food trucks, a vendor alley, a First Nations Village, a skateboard park, and a kids’ zone.

 

 

 


Taste of Calgary (Family Fun Calgary)

All those delicious little things are waiting for you at a Taste of Calgary from August 8 – 11, 2019. Buy sampling tickets for $1 each and use them to sample any of the food or beverage menu items. While enjoying the delicious options, visit a variety of artisans, entrepreneurs, and interactive activities to add to the fun of the festival.

 

 

 


GlobalFest (Family Fun Calgary)

Photo Credits: Nathalie Terekhova c/o J&J Lawrence Photography — at GlobalFest 2015

From August 15 – 24, 2019, appreciate the explosive Globalfest, with its amazing fireworks and cultural opportunities. Enjoy food vendors, a kids’ village, and of course, the fireworks. Taking place over 5 nights, the entertainment will be outstanding every time.

 

 

 

 

 


Heritage Park Country Kickback (Family Fun Calgary

Photo Credit: Heritage Park

From August 24 – 25, 2019, you can take your city kids to the Country Kickback at Heritage Park. This hands-on event offers a multitude of country-living activities and demonstrations from threshing and baling with steam-powered machinery to making intricate lace and rugs by hand.

 

 

 

 


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 new contests we are running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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WestHills Towne Centre Back to School (Family Fun Calgary)Enjoy the summer sun AND get all your back-to-school essentials at WestHills Towne Centre! On Saturday, August 24, 2019, from 11 am – 2 pm, you are invited for a free and fun event with face painting, food samples, and retailer promotions. You’ll feel those school vibes before you know it! The event is located in the playground/firepit area; everyone, including furry friends, is welcome.

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