Aug 14

Downtown Calgary Events | Week of August 14, 2017

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This week there are a variety of unique events coming to downtown Calgary. Festivals, outdoor movie night, The Market on Stephen Avenue and more!

Downtown Movie Nights | August 16 & 30, 2017

Join Downtown Calgary, Evolution and the Marriott this August under the stars and city lights for a Rooftop Screening Series overlooking Stephen Avenue on the rooftop of the Marriott hotel. There will be movie snack food and beverage service on the patio bar. Movie nights will take place on Wednesday, August 16th and 30th.

To align with Canada 150, we are presenting two John Candy classics!

Admission is free and open to the general public. Seating is limited so you’re more than welcome to bring your own comfy lawn chair from home!

August 16: Doors open at 8:30pm and the film will begin at 9:30pm.

The film: THE GREAT OUTDOORS (1988)

August 30: Stay tuned for program start time.

The film: UNCLE BUCK (1989)

Special thanks to the Calgary Underground Film Festival for curating this movie series.

RSVP to this event on our Facebook Event Page and stay up to date on all the event details.

Spaghetti Western Festival | August 15-18, 2017

The Spaghetti Western Festival is Calgary’s own FREE indie/alternative country music festival and is returning for its 10th year with a new format! Enjoy featured artists on the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage from August 15th to 18th from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.

The Stephen Avenue Summer Stage is located on 8 Avenue between Centre Street S and 1 Street SE.

Artist Line up:

August 15: Carter Felker
August 16: Brooke Wylie
August 17: Justine Vandergrift
August 18: Matt Masters

Learn more about the Spaghetti Western Festival by visiting their Facebook Page.

The Market on Stephen Avenue | August 15, 2017

Bring your enviro bags and coolers! You’ll find up to 60 vendors from fresh food (produce, breads, pastries, etc) spices, sauces, treats, art fashion, jewelry and so much more!

The Market on Stephen Avenue can be found between 1st Street SE and 2nd Street SW. Yes! Three whole blocks!

Upcoming Market dates:

August 15
August 22
August 29
September 5 (Final Day)

Visit our website for more information about dates and times of The Market on Stephen Avenue.

Watercolour Pillowcase Workshop | August 16, 2017

Come join a group of like-minded makers that are craving a night out to kick back and try their hand at trendy, new DIY projects. For all skill levels these workshops are inclusive, easy going and just pure fun!

Join in creating lovely watercolour pillowcases while experiencing all that National on 8th has to offer! Purchase your tickets online here.

Expo Latino | August 18-20, 2017

Celebrate Expo Latino’s 21st anniversary featuring phenomenal local and international acts such as Grammy Award winner Premio Lo Nuestro, award winner Olga Tañón, Grammy Award winners and Cuban sensation Maikel Dinza Y Los Soneros De La Juventud, Juno Award winner Oscar Lopez, and many more outstanding artists and dancers representing the latin culture.

Enjoy amazing food by a diverse group of food vendors and food trucks. Explore the latin culture at Prince’s Island Park through music, dance, food, artisan markets, and an unforgettable experience this August 18-20.

Get your tickets online by visiting the Expo Latino website.


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