Your guide to August long weekend in Calgary

It’s hard to believe that July is already over and the August long weekend is just around the corner. If you still don’t have plans for the long weekend and you’re looking for ideas, Calgary is a great place to be. There are so many different ways to enjoy the weekend and we’ve compiled a list for you. Here are a few ideas for how you should spend your August long weekend:


      Shakespeare by the Bow: Calgary’s longest running theatre is performing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, one of Shakespeare’s most well-known works. The show takes place at Prince’s Island Park where the talented actors and actresses at Theatre Calgary take you through an emotional journey.

      On August 2, Inglewood Edibles will be hosting Made by Mavericks. At this event, you will dine at some of the city’s best restaurants and explore everything Inglewood has to offer. You will visit the Moonstone Creation Native Art Gallery, Rogue, Knifewear, The Silk Road Spice Merchant and many more between 11am-2pm. 

      The Calgary Fringe Festival takes place from August 2-10. Fringes are uncensored, non-juried theatre festivals, bringing together emerging and established artists alike to tell their stories on stage. If you want to support local art, all of the proceeds go directly to the artists. 

      Inglewood Sunfest takes place on August 3 down main street in Inglewood from 11am-6pm. This all-ages festival will have bouncy castles, live music, street performers of all kinds and over 200 vendors for you to peruse. 

      On August 3, the Edmonton Eskimos journey to McMahon Stadium to play against our Calgary Stampeders. Get ready for exciting football, a great atmosphere, delicious food and warm weather – we hope! 

      Cobbs Adventure Park is hosting their Kids Fest from August 3-5. It will have shows, activities and entertainers on top of all the fun activities Cobbs has to offer every day. 

      The Tour De Bowness takes place from August 3-5. On August 3, there is a road race near Horse Creek, anywhere from 44-132 kilometres in length. On August 4, there will be a hill climb competition followed by a Criterium on August 5. Regardless of what kind of workout or distance you’re comfortable with, the Tour De Bowness has something for everyone.

      If you’re looking for live music, head down to Chasing Summer to check out the biggest names in electronic music at the Max Bell Centre August 3-4. This colourful event will leave you wanting more even after the last DJ walks the stage at 11pm. 



As you can see, Calgary has a wide array of activities for you to check out this August long weekend. No need to leave the city – take advantage of these great activities and festivals held right here in Calgary for you to attend and enjoy.