Where to go in Calgary this Weekend – August 7 to 9, 2015

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  1. Calgary Arab Festival
    Saturday & Sunday, August 8-9, 2015, at the Olympic Plaza, Calgary

The Calgary Arab Festival is a cultural celebration that aims to promote, share and celebrate the diverse, vibrant and exciting Arabic culture. Calgary Arab Fest’s vision is to provide a unifying Arabian experience for all.

– http://www.calgaryarabfest.com/


  1. Afrikadey! Festival
    Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Prince’s Island Park, Calgary

“Afrikadey! – a word that comes from the broken English spoken in West Africa, which means “Africa is Alive, Africa is Well, Africa is There”. For a week each summer in Calgary, Afrikadey! Festival also celebrates African culture in all its richness and vibrancy.Like the continent of Africa, what makes this festival memorable and rewarding is its diversity. In August 2015 we will present an explosion of musical styles, dance, art and literature that are rooted in Africa.”

– http://afrikadey.com/

  1. Chinatown Street Festival
    Saturday, August 8, 2015, at Chinatown, Calgary

“The TD Chinatown Street Festival attracts an estimated 50,000 people, including children, families, and adults from all across Calgary. Calgarians join together to celebrate our city’s cultural diversity and to enjoy and experience the best of what Chinatown has to offer, in forms of shopping, food, culture and a sense of community pride.”

– http://calgarychinesemerchants.org/festival-information/

  1. Marda Gras Street Festival
    Sunday, August 9, 2015, at Marda Loop – 33rd and 34th Avenues SW, Calgary

“This annual, fun-filled, family-friendly event attracts over 35,000 visitors from all over Calgary. On Sunday August 9th, 2015, the streets of Marda Loop will come alive for the 31st time with this New Orleans themed festival. The sights and sounds of New Orleans; purple, green and gold pageantry; a variety of high quality cultural performers, dance groups and musicians; outdoor activities; and a wide variety of delicious cuisine draws kids of all ages to this”

– http://www.mardagras.ca/