Well, hey there friends and happy Valentine’s eve. We hope that you’ve all had a great weekend of self-care and fresh air but it’s nearly time to get back into the swing of things. Luckily, there are plenty of fun things to do in and around Calgary this week, so take a look – plan ahead and enjoy!
Experience the Glow Winter Light Festival from February 17th to 19th. Enjoy all the fun of interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and so much more in the heart of the downtown core. For more information, visit www.glowfestyyc.ca.
When: Thursday, February 17th-19th
Where: See locations above
Time: 6 pm – 11 pm
Ah, the only event that has our fingers crossed for lower temperatures! This week, for the 10th year in a row, check out the Zoo for their adorable annual Penguin Walk! This one-of-a-kind display is weather permitting so hope for the best, so make sure you check out their website before heading out.
When: Every day until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Thirsty? Good! Because with over 70 restaurants and cafes around the city participating, the annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is back! This week, hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all and taste your way around town. The World is your oyster.
When: Until February 28th
Where: Participating Restaurants
Have you celebrated your unbirthday yet? This week, Calgarians are encouraged to check out the topsy turvy Alice in Wonderland Popup bar, where colours are a little brighter and directions are up for interpretation. Here guests can sip themed cocktails, play games and snap as many picks as their little hearts desire. Enjoy!
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
Dig those skates out of the garage and lace up, Calgary! This week – while the air is still crisp, check out Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice skating rinks for a magical day (or night) under lights, buildings and – depending on what time you head over, stars. You don’t want to miss your chance to check it out, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
Valentine’s Day may be a thing of the past come Tuesday, but love is still in the air! This week, 17th Avenue will be holding several ultra-romantic events, showcasing Calgary’s bachelors and bachelorettes as well as some local and lively businesses! For more information check out their website and calendar.
When: Until Monday, February 28th
Where: 17th Ave SW, Calgary
Performing all their greatest hits, country-alt rock legends, Blue Rodeo, will take Calgary’s Jubilee Auditorium this February as part of their Many a Mile Tour. Dust of your boots, you won’t want to miss this one.
When: February 18th
Where: 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 8:00 pm
Eat, laugh and enjoy! From now until March 19th, Calgarians can check out Shipp’s Creek just a unique to Calgary parody of the popular beloved TV show. For more information or to get your tickets now, check out the link above!
When: Until March 19th
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
Want to get some fresh air and stretch your legs? This week, slip into a pair of boots and bundle up for a relaxing walk around the city. Not sure where to go? Check out our list above for 10 of the best places to go for a stroll in and around YYC.
Looking to do something a little more crazy this week? Whether morning, noon or at night, families and friends can check out Winsport Canada where the tubing hill is open for the season. Hold on tight, folks, it’s going to be a bumpy one!
When: See dates above
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Whew! There you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. Enjoy, stay safe, and have fun! We have a feeling it’s going to be a good one!