Happy Thursday, friends. There’s no denying that it’s been a crazy few days… heck, a crazy few years – so we felt that it was important to remind you to take care of yourselves and be kind to each other. On that note, if you’re feeling up to it, here are 10 fun things to do in and around Calgary this weekend.
DRINK YOUR WAY THROUGH YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST
What’s more comforting than a cup of hot cocoa? With over 70 restaurants and cafes around the city participating, the annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is going into its last weekend of 2022. Hit one hit a couple, or hit them all and taste your way around town, the city is your oyster.
When: Until February 28th
Where: Participating Restaurants
COZY UP NEXT TO A FIREPIT
Bundle up, s’more lovers – this weekend we’re getting cozy. Calgary’s FREE community fire pits are back and available to the public in hopes of warming these chillier months. Check out the link above for where and how you can rent one of these bad boys!
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CELEBRATE THE MONTH OF LOVE AT HONEY
Whether you’re searching for the one, or just looking to add a little spice to your life, check out the Month of Love Popup at Honey Calgary! From cupid floats and ‘other fish in the sea’ fishbowls, guests can enjoy themed sips, music, and insane desserts.
When: Until February 28th
Where: 1324-17th Ave SW, Calgary
CHECK A TOPSY TURVY POPUP BAR
Need an escape? This weekend, take a tumble down the rabbit hole at the Alice in Wonderland Popup. Here, colors are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be. Check it out and enjoy!
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
WADDLE TO THE CALGARY ZOO
It won’t melt the snow, but it’ll melt your heart! This weekend, if the weather permits Calgarians are encouraged to check out the Zoo for their adorable 10th annual Penguin Walk! This event is truly as cute as can be, so check it out!
When: Every day until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
SHOP WINTER ESSENTIALS AT ELEMENTS OUTFITTERS
Major sale alert! Elements Outfitters knows the outdoors wonders and has everything from apparel to accessories so you can make the most out of nature. Visit their Willow Park Village location in person Saturday, February 26th, for a chance to win a $200 gift card and browse the Winter Sale with discounts up to 40% off on brands such as Patagonia, Filson, and Smartwool.
When: February 26th – March 8th
Where: 10816 Macleod Trail Unit 498, Calgary in Willow Park Village
SIP YOURSELF SILLY AT THE FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
Drinks, maple taffy, and a killer view? This weekend book a hotel and head to the mountains for a much-needed day of sipping and skating. From now until the bar literally melts away, check out the Chateau Lake Louise’s magically delicious ice bar – and grab a cold one!
When: Until mid-April (weather permitting)
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
SEE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF CHINOOK BLAST
Celebrating culture, creativity, and Calgary, YYC’s Chinook Blast has returned for another year of light, fun, and color! This weekend, enjoy the very best in local art, music, theatre, and recreation in addition to a number of incredible light displays that will be visible throughout the city’s core.
When: Until February 27th
Where: Downtown Calgary
CHECK OUT THE ATTIC
Get sickening, Calgary! This weekend, and every Saturday, watch as some of YYC’s best and most energetic dance, sing, and entertain in heels higher than your parents’ expectations. For more information check out the link above or their Instagram here!
When: Every Saturday
Where: 1413 9th Avenue SW
Time: 9:00 pm
HIT UP OLYMPIC PLAZA SKATING RINK
Lace-up and dig your skates into the ice! This weekend, and every weekend until the snow melts – Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favorite ice skating rinks, will be open and frozen over for the public to enjoy. Check it out while you still can and enjoy folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What will you check out first? Let us know and remember to stay safe. We’ll see you out there!
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