Your Weekend Guide to Family-Friendly Activities in Calgary: August 16 to 18

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Weekend - Clown Girl (Family Fun Calgary)

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We have found lots of great family fun for this weekend (August 16 – 18) in Calgary and these are some of our top picks. Enjoy your time together!

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1. Circo Osorio Circus

The circus is in town! Starting on Thursday, enjoy the brilliant sights and sounds of the circus. And it’s even easier to enjoy when you get 1 child’s ticket (10 and under) free with every general ticket purchase!

2. Aspen Crossing’s Circus Train

Enjoy a scenic train ride through Alberta’s prairies with the Aspen Crossing Circus Train. (Okay, the event isn’t until August 21, but this weekend you can enter to win tickets!)

3. Springfree Trampoline Back to School Bash

Springfree Trampoline would like to invite you to the Back To School Bash! Enter to win a FREE Springfree Trampoline in store: a value of $2098.00. There will be games, refreshments and so much more for you and your family to enjoy during this 2-hour event.

4. Carifest

It’s Carifest this weekend! Come feel the beat and enjoy free admission.

5. Love Your Library Day

The public library is such a fantastic resource for families. This Saturday, you can celebrate it with Love Your Library Day.

Circo Circus Osorio (Family Fun Calgary)

6. Chinatown Street Festival

Enjoy the Chinatown Street Festival this Saturday.

7. GlobalFest

The most explosive festival of them all starts on Thursday! Combined with a cultural extravaganza, this is a Calgary favourite.

8. Cochrane Fair

The Cochrane Fair runs all weekend and has a little bit of everything for families to enjoy.

9. Priddis and Millarville Country Fair

The Priddis & Millarville Fair is one of Southern Alberta’s oldest and largest country fairs.

10. Michaels Camp Creativity

This Friday is Michaels last Camp Creativity! Don’t miss this crafty, screen-free fun that keeps the mess out of your house!


With all these Awesome Kid-Friendly Activities To Do in Calgary this Weekend (and more on our calendar!), the only way you’ll be bored is if you want to be bored! Looking for more ideas? Check out the 100 Things to do This Summer in Calgary Guide!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

But wait . . . there’s more! Want more ideas? Find out what else is going on with our What’s Happening in August Guide.

Did you know you can submit your family-friendly event to us? Fill out the form with your event details, and send us a photo, and we’ll do our best to get your event added to our busy events calendar.

Great Giveaways

We have more contests for great family giveaways! Don’t forget to enter. Congratulations to all our recent contest winners, we hope you enjoy your prizes!

For a complete listing of all the best events around Calgary, click on our events calendar and don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram too!

Circo Osorio Circus (Family Fun Calgary)

There’s a new family show in town this summer! Circo Osorio Circus, coming to Calgary from August 15 – 19, 2019, will treat you to the brilliant sights and sounds of the circus. And it’s even easier to enjoy when you get 1 child’s ticket (10 and under) free with every general ticket purchase! This circus features international talent from the US, Argentina, Mexico, Belarus, Russia, and Romania. Now it’s coming to Canada to spread “Big Top Magic,” so get ready to run away to the circus! Circo Osorio was named after the Osorio family of entertainers who started performing in 1927 in Mexico. Over 90 years later, Circo Osorio knows all about family entertainment, having toured over 800 cities in the US, Mexico, and Canada. They continue to travel the West Coast creating memorable experiences for both kids and adults. Grab the family, pick up the popcorn, and settle in for a spectacular evening of entertainment!

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