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Best August Festivals in Calgary (2017)

Top 5 Calgary Festivals Happening This AugustYour Source Best in Calgary Alberta

What are the best festivals to go to in Calgary in August? Here’s our list of the top five we recommend you go to this month.

What are your favourite August festivals in Calgary? Let us and everyone else know below and we’ll add it to our next best in Calgary list.

Calgary Fringe Festivalbest Calgary festivals August Fringe Festival YYC

  • When – August 4th – 12th, 2017
  • Where – Mostly downtown area
  • Cost – $15.00 +

Starting over a decade ago, this “unhinged” arts festival made its debut in YYC with a goal of creating a sense of community and tolerance and a place for creation without restriction where all participating artists could express themselves freely.

Today, you could say that the Calgary Fringe Festival has accomplished this; it’s a culturally open 9-day event with more than 160 performances, most of which are in the downtown area.

If you love theatre, chances are you’ll love the Calgary Fringe Festival and the unique selection of entertainment it brings to the city.

Afrikadey!I love Calgary

  • When – August 5th, 2017
  • Where – Prince’s Island Park
  • Cost – $20.00 to $25.00

In just a few days Calgarians will have the opportunity to explore the rich cultures of Africa at Afrikadey!

Enjoy live music, dance and entertainment, plus indulge in a variety of cuisines originating from all over the continent at Prince’s Island Park, Calgary’s go-to summer festival hub located in the city centre.

Tickets are available online or at Safeway, Mayfair Foods, Inner Sleeve, 100% Legit, Sloth Records and Universal Hair Salon.

Taste of Calgarybest calgary august festivals 2017 taste of yyc eau claire market

  • When – August 10th – 13th, 2017
  • Where – Eau Claire Market Grounds
  • Cost – Free

Calgary’s largest outdoor food and drink festival is just a few days away! There’s no better way to get a little taste of all the different cuisines – both local and global – from restaurant and beverage companies in YYC than at the Taste of Calgary.

It’s the 20th anniversary of Calgary’s most appetizing summer festival, which means it’ll be the best one yet.

Sampling tickets are only $1.00 each and can be bought directly at the Eau Claire Market Grounds. Foodies, don’t miss this one!

Marda Gras Street FestivalI love Calgary Alberta

  • When – August 13th, 2017
  • Where – Marda Loop District
  • Cost – Free

The Marda Loop Community is gearing up for its annual Marda Gras Street Festival, a celebration in fashion of Mardi Gras held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Located in the popular business revitalization zone of the southwest, visitors will have the opportunity explore countless restaurants, shops and services including food trucks and pop-up retail / food stands along 33rd Avenue SW.

Street buskers are just one form of lively entertainment at this top five August festival in Calgary!

GlobalFestFestivals Calgary Globalfest Fireworks

  • When – August 15th – 26th, 2017
  • Where – Elliston Park
  • Cost – $7.50 to $240.00

The most explosive festival of the year is coming soon to Elliston Park in southeast Calgary.

A cultural celebration of epic proportions, GlobalFest showcases YYC’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence through nightly fireworks synced to music of different world nations. These are the most extravagant fireworks shows you’ll see in Calgary year-round!

Live cultural performances and food stands serving cuisines from all over the world compliment a large night market featuring vendors with quality keepsakes and handcrafted arts.

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