Happy Friday eve, everyone! Another month is upon us, which means so are several new and exciting events celebrating everything from food and drinks to friends and the current season. Whether you’re game for a pool party, a festival or tubing, here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
LIGHT THE NIGHT AT CHINOOK BLAST
It’s time, Calgary! The wait is finally over. This weekend, check out the return of Chinook Blast, a celebration of light, fun, and colour! From local art, music, theatre and recreation to a number of incredible light displays that will be visible throughout the city’s core and you won’t want to miss it! Check it out.
When: Friday, February 4th – 27th
Where: Downtown Calgary
SPASH AROUND AT THE HOTEL ARTS POOL PARTY SERIES
A pool party? In February? You bet your floaties, friends! Today, Friday, February 4th and every Friday for the rest of the month, check out Hotel Arts for a splashin’ pool party that will be accompanied by a live DJ, drinks and food. Enjoy!
When: Friday, February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th
Where: 119 12 Ave SW Calgary, AB
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free with purchase of food and drink
HIT THE TOP DECK SKATING RINK
Lace-up and hit the ice. This weekend marks a first for Southcentre Mall and you won’t want to miss it! With 2 skating rinks open to the public, shoppers are encouraged to go for a glide in hopes of raising money for charity. For more information check out the link above.
When: Thursday, February 3rd – March
Where: 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary (Upper deck of the North East Parkade)
Time: Thursday and Friday – 3 pm to 7 pm | Saturday and Sunday – 11 am to 7 pm
Cost: $2 per person
GO TUBING ON THE ‘ROLLERCOASTER’
Adrenaline junkies – this one is for you! This weekend, hit the slopes without your skis, at the Mt. Norquay Ski Resort in Banff. As announced on their Instagram, this season they’ve opened a bigger, better and newer tube trail, and you won’t want to risk hitting it too late. It’s going to be wild.
Where: #2 Mt Norquay Rd, Banff
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FALL DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE AT THE ALICE POPUP
We’ve had a topsy turvy year – escape it, by tumbling down the rabbit hole! This weekend Calgarians can finally check out the Alice in Wonderland Popup bar where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry as can be. Here guests can sip themed cocktails, play games and snap as many picks as their little hearts desire.
When: Until March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
‘CHILL’ WITH THE PENGUINS AT THE CALGARY ZOO
Need something to do with the kids? For the 10th year in a row, check out the Calgary Zoo where they’ve just kicked off their spectacular Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!
When: Until mid-March (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
LAUGH OUT LOUD AT JUBILATIONS NEW SHOW ‘SHIPP’S CREEK’
David, we love a paro-day! This weekend, check out Calgary’s Jubilations dinner theatre where they’ve put together a totally original, on-stage take of the highly successful show Schitt’s Creek. Expect laughter, good food and writing you won’t soon forget.
When: Until March 19th
Where: 1002 – 37th Street SW Calgary
Time: 6:15 pm
SIP COCOA AT YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST
Ready, set, SIP! We hope you’re thirsty, Calgary because the annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is back with over 70 restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, and taste your way around town.
When: February 1st – 28th
Where: Participating Restaurants
AND STUFF YOUR FACE DURING LA POUTINE WEEK
Make sure to leave room after your hot cocoa binge, Calgary because Canada’s tastiest event kicked off on February 1st which means you’re in for a full weekend of cheese curds, gravy and goodness brought to us by some of your favourite restaurants. Happy eating!
When: February 1st – 14th
Where: Participating Restaurants
HIT THE ICE BAR AT FAIRMONT CHATEAU LAKE LOUISE
A brew with a view? This weekend head to the mountains for a 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
There you have it. 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. What did we say, folks? Pretty great stuff, hey?!
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