Aug 28

Downtown Calgary Events | Week of August 28, 2021

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We’re coming close to wrapping up a couple of weekly events, but we still have plenty of things happening in and around downtown! Calgary Pride 2017 is in full swing, more Canadiana with “Uncle Buck” playing at the Downtown Movie Night and much more!

CALGARY PRIDE 2017 - August 25 - September 4, 2021

Whether you are gay, straight or on the fence, Pride is a great time to show your support and have some fun.

With a new home in Prince’s Island Park and more festivities throughout the downtown, there are plenty of opportunities to show your support and your pride August 25 through September 4, 2017.

Calgary Pride exists to promote a very important message – equality and acceptance of Calgary’s LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, and Ally) community.  Thank God for acronyms, cause that’s a mouthful!

“Our city, free from discrimination against gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.”  

There are a number of great events coming up between August 25-September 4, 2017 to celebrate that diversity!  Visit our blog Show your PRIDE downtown! for some of the highlights, or view a full schedule of events happening in downtown and throughout the city at



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 a cash bar on the patio bar.

To align with Canada 150, we are presenting another John Candy classic-Uncle Buck!

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.

Doors open: 8:30 pm
Film begins: 9:30 pm

About UNCLE BUCK (1989)

When Cindy and her husband, Bob have to leave town for a family emergency, there is only one person available to babysit for their three kids: Bob’s lazy, carefree brother, Buck. While he immediately gets along with the two younger children, Buck must change his bachelor lifestyle if he wants to be a responsible caregiver for the angst-filled teenager, Tia.

Watch trailer here:



We’re down to the second last edition of the Market on Stephen Avenue.

Come on down to Stephen Avenue between 1st Street East and 2nd Street West to get your fill of fresh produce and food, tasty treats, spices, jewellery or a gift for that special person in your life.

The Market runs from 11am until 5pm.


STEPHEN AVENUE SUMMER STAGE - August 28 - 31, 2017

Though we’re into our final week of the Stephen Avenue Summer Stage, we still have a full schedule of free lunch hour (noon to 1pm) shows for you to come out and enjoy.

This week’s lunch hour performances include:
August 28 - Vernon Willis Band (Monday Blues Series)
August 29 - Boy&GurL
August 30 - Brother Mose
August 31 - MJP Academy of Irish Dance

There will also be an additional performance by DJ Tom Mannix on Wednesday, August 30 from 3pm - 6pm in front of Phil & Sebastian (102 8 Ave SW)



A pianist and actor, Eric Nyland is the musical director for the long-form theatre improvisation duo One Lions (winner, Best Show at Vancouver International Improv Festival). Recently he served as composer, music director, and starred in Armin Wiebe’s The Moonlight Sonata of Beethoven Blatz for the Station Arts Centre in Rosthern, SK. He has held solo concerts in Edmonton and Calgary, performing through the National Music Centre’s Street Sounds series and the Pro Arts @Noon Concert Series, as well as appearing as soloist in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto for the inaugural concert of the Calgary Arts Orchestra.

Date: August 30, 2021
Time: Noon to 1pm
Location: Cathedral Church of the Redeemer – Corner 7th Ave & 1st Street SE

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