Top Things To Do This August in YYC

What better way to start a month than with a long weekend?! Top August events comin' right at ya, YYC.

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CSSC Friday Night Beach Volleyball Drop-In

Now until September 6th from 6:15-10pm
Marda Loop Communities Association, 3130-16th Street SW
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Volleyball pros and novices alike, head down to Marda Loop for a night in the sand as you serve, set and smash your way to victory – and maybe even celebrate at Village Ice Cream nearby.

Shakespeare by the Bow: A Midsummer’s Night Dream

Now until August 18th at 7pm Tuesday-Sunday & an additional matinee at 2pm on Sundays
Prince’s Island Park, 698 Eau Claire Ave SW
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Head on down to Prince’s Island Park to enjoy another astounding Theatre Calgary performance in the great outdoors. This magical tale will lead you through a frenzy of love and mischief any night of the week (except Mondays).

Music in the Plaza

Now until August 28th from 6-8pm
Heritage Town Square, 1900 Heritage Dr SW
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One final month of Music in the Plaza remains for you to take in the sights and sounds of Heritage Park Square as they welcome various local musical talent to perform outdoors. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, enjoy roots, country, jazz, folk, you name it. Did we mention that it’s free?!

Made in France

August 1st from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Fries, pastries, bread – all the delicious foods come to mind when you think of ‘France.’ Explore the four elements of France’s culinary traditions that have finally earned a spot on UNESCO’s world heritage list during this interactive cooking class.

Cocina Mexicana Cooking Class

August 2nd from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Guacamole, pico de gallo, picadillo, mole poblano con pollo – all the recipes to your Mexican favourites can be found right here in this hands-on experience.

Sunshine Meadows Yoga

August 3rd from 8-11am
Banff Sunshine Village, Sunshine Access Road 1
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Yoga, brunch and mountain views? Sign us up! Hit the road bright and early to enjoy a meaningful yoga session before refuelling and exploring the stunning Sunshine Meadows for the day.

Inglewood Sunfest

August 3rd from 11am-6pm
Inglewood, 9 Avenue SE
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200 vendors, street entertainment, a bouncy castle and live music all on one day? Enjoy your August long weekend in the community of Inglewood at this annual festival.

Chasing Summer

August 3rd-4th from 1-11pm
Max Bell Centre, 1001 Barlow Trail SE
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With some of the biggest names in today’s modern dance music, Chasing Summer returns for another year with a line-up to knock your socks off. The Chainsmokers, Alesso, Steve Aoki and so many more are ready to help you dance until the sun goes down.

Simply Italian

August 3rd from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Simplicity is the foundation of Italian cuisine, relying mainly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Learn to cook like the Italians do – simply.

Barre at Sunshine Meadows

August 4th from 8-11am
Banff Sunshine Village, Sunshine Access Road 1
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Get sweaty at Sunshine! Enjoy an intensive mat-based barre class at the top of the gondola at Sunshine with mountain views followed by a light brunch and day of exploring the beautiful meadows atop the range.

Cocktail Classes

August 6th at 5:30pm & 8pm
Shelter, 1210 1 Street SW
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Learn the history and mixology behind your favourite cocktail, with fun facts and new tricks to impress your friends. Enjoy three delicious concoctions, bar snacks, endless history, new techniques, a cocktail contest and so much more.

Long Table Dinner

August 7th from 5:30-8:30pm
Rouge, 1240 8 Ave SE
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Dive into a delicious three-course meal, something to sip on, the opportunity to connect with your community and powerful takeaways at this dinner. Bring your wallet because Poppy Barley, The Upside and Hair on Location will be popping up to dazzle you with new possibilities.

Taste of Calgary

August 8th-11th from 11am-10pm daily
Eau Claire Plaza, 200 Barclay Parade SW
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Purchase sampling tickets and wander around downtown to try a little bit of this and that. Choose between global cuisines, local favourites and everything in-between as you eat, drink and shop the local market.

Inglewood Night Market

August 9th from 5-11pm
Inglewood, 9 Avenue SE
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The Inglewood Night Market is back for another month! 50 vendors, food trucks, live music and so much more will adorn the streets of Inglewood for you to sit back, relax and enjoy an evening out.

Easy Thai

August 9th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Why travel when you can have, and make, authentic Thai food right here in YYC?! Thailand’s unique blends of hot and sweet, sour and salty, make its food utterly different from that of its neighbours.

Rise Up Yoga

August 10th from 11am-1pm
Crossroads, East Village – just south of the George C. King Bridge
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Here’s to an afternoon of fresh air, sunshine, flow and time to connect with yourself and your community. All levels are welcome at this outdoor yoga class led by Adriana Britton, co-founder of Barre West and yoga teacher at Junction 9.

A Taste of Spain

August 10th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Spanish cuisine, as colourful as the country is large, may be among the most varied and interesting in the world. Come try your hand at creating it yourself – and eat it too!

They Brew. You Taste. We Tour.

August 10th from 1:30-3:30pm
Alberta Beer Exchange, 164210 Avenue SW
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Your very own all-inclusive Calgary brewery tour. Pick the beer, try the beer, love the beer and jump in the van complete with water, snacks and free swag. Repeat.

GlobalFest

August 15th-24th from 6-11:30pm
Elliston Park, 1827 68 St SE
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Get ready for Alberta’s most explosive festival to return to Calgary for another year. Night after night, countries fight for the title as they prepare choreographed fireworks to music performed over the water at Elliston Park. Don’t forget to bring your camera to this event – it’s one for the books.

Country Thunder

August 16th-18th at 2pm Friday and 12pm Saturday & Sunday
Prairie Winds Park, 223 Castleridge Blvd NE
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Ready to have a boot-stompin’ good time?! Head over to catch all your country faves like Jason Aldean, Jake Owen, Miranda Lambert, Leaving Thomas and many, many more.

Table for Two

August 16th from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Grab your date and head to this hands-on cooking experience, learning to cook, chop, slice and dice together. Make your food, eat it, pair it with the perfect wines and leave the dishes behind.

CSSC Spikeball Tournament

August 17th from 11am-5pm
Marda Loop Community Association, 3130 16 Street SW
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The CSSC’s first-ever spikeball tournament is here! Try your hand at this new sport and enjoy a day filled with music, games, beer and sunshine.

CSSC Beach Volleyball Tournament

August 17th from 9:30am-6:30pm
Marda Loop Community Association, 3130 16 St SW, or Parkdale Community Association, 3512 5 Ave NW
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Volleyball, sun, music and beer – one day only with the Calgary Sport & Social Club. Join this co-ed volleyball tournament as a team or as an individual to get outside and enjoy the sunshine with lots of prize giveaways to be had.

Spanish Tapas

August 17th from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Originally, the word tapas, from the Spanish verb ‘tapar’ meaning ‘to cover,’ was a slice of bread, usually topped with cured meats, placed atop one’s glass of sweet wine to prevent attracting fruit flies. Learn more about where these came from, what they developed into, and how to make (and eat!) them yourself.

Best of Brunch

August 18th from 10:30am-1:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Sunday morning brunch – does it get any better than this? Start the day off with mimosas and learn the secret twist for eggs benedict, unique savoury tarts, creative Pavlova and so much more at this interactive experience.

Cakes!

August 21st-22nd from 6-9pm daily
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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From start to finish, you will learn how to make your very own delicious and beautiful cakes from scratch. Delicate mousse cakes, stacked dense cakes, buttercream icing, chantilly cream and chocolate ganache – if you can think, you’ll soon be able to make it.

A Twist on Sushi

August 23rd from 6:30-9:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Get ready to make contemporary sushi – Alberta style. This class will teach you the fundamental techniques of making sushi, but with an array of local ingredients. On the menu this evening: braised pulled pork rolls, creative salads and grilled vegetables as well as a personalized array of nigiri and original dips.

Farm to Table: A Day at the Farm

August 24th from 9am-5:30pm
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, ATCO Park 5302 Forand Street SW
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Start your morning with complimentary coffee, pastries and a mimosa before jumping on a bus to Poplar Bluff Organics and Carrots by Cam where you will dig up the ingredients for your afternoon class. Head back to the classroom where you will mix and mingle with delectable appetizers and learn how to create stunning dishes like potato gnocchi with tomato and cream sauce.

CSSC Slo-Pitch Tournament in Okotoks

August 24th-25th from 8am-9pm Saturday & 8am-6:30pm Sunday
Okotoks On Deck Diamonds, 370 Avenue E
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Start practicing your swing, because there’s a weekend of beer gardens, home run derby, ‘Fastest Pitch’ contest, full restaurant, on-site camping and so much more coming your way. Show up as a team or fly solo to this season’s tournament – they’ll match you up with someone just as great.

Around the Mediterranean

August 31st from 5:30-8:30pm
Cuisine et Chateau Interactive Culinary Centre, 103 227 – 10 Street NW
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Close your eyes and breathe in deeply – soon you’ll feel as if you’re right in the centre of the stunningly beautiful Mediterranean. Learn to create classic dishes inspired by flavours of this European region that are both delicious and surprisingly easy to make.

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