August is an exciting time in Banff National Park. There is so much to see and do in the beautiful summer weather. Below is a shortlist of things happening in August that you might want to check out during your stay.
The Banff Farmer’s Market
The Banff Farmers Market is held every Wednesday in the summer. This year the market will be held in the Central Park parking lot. Vendors offer everything from fresh fruits and vegetables to artwork.
When: every Wednesday from 10 – 6 pm
Where: Banff Central Park
The Banff Gondola Sunset Festival
The Banff Gondola transforms their rooftop terrace into a sunset viewing haven to celebrate Banff’s most special time of day. Sample craft beer and taste delicious bites from savoury to sweet. Add interpretive storytelling and live music by local artists, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for an evening to remember!
When: Every evening from 7PM to 10 PM
Where: The Banff Gondola
The Banff Centre for the Arts
The Banff Centre is a Global leader for the arts, culture, and creativity. We are so fortunate to have them in Banff. They have so many interesting musical and arts performances happening in August. Please visit their website to see what’s happening during your stay.
Wild Bill’s Saloon
Wild Bills are just around the corner from the hotel and have live entertainment year round. To see what’s happening during your stay, visit their website.
The Rose and Crown
Just around the corner from us (and across the street from Wild Bill’s is the Rose and Crown.) They have live music every night! To see what’s happening during your stay, visit their website.
If you’re interested in learning more about Banff National Park and the Wildlife that lives here, Parks Canada are holding theatre programs all summer long in various locations around Banff. This one is especially great if you have kids. To learn more, view their activity calendar here.
Brent Lee Band
Brent has toured with Dwight Yoakam and The Tragically Hip and has shared the stage with Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, The Everly bros, Travis Tritt, Marty Stewart, Prairie Oyster, Los Lobos, Celine Dion and many other top recording artists!
When: August 17&18
Where: St. James Gate