Happy Friday Eve, Cowtown-ians. You did it! With another week behind you, the world will soon be your oyster. This time around we’ve got pop-ups, icy walks, new year’s celebrations and late-night drag shows, so there’s no time to waste. Let’s get into it! Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.
It’s here! This weekend, after months of anticipation, Calgarians can experience a topsy turvy event where colours are a little brighter, directions are up for interpretation and unbirthdays are as merry can be at the Alice In Wonderland Popup bar.
When: Thursday, January 27th – March 31st
Where: #1 – 3300 14th Ave NE, Calgary
The weather is looking up, Calgary! This weekend, 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.
Already walked your way from one side of the city to the other? Take it to the mountains! This weekend, outdoors folk can check out the enchanting Lake Louise Ice Festival, a dazzling event featuring world-class designers, artists, and master craftsmen!
When: Until January 30th
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB
With the month of love ahead of us, you might be looking to finally meet your match. This weekend, 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
Sharpen your skates and grab the hand of someone with better balance than you! Olympic Plaza, one of the city’s favourite ice rinks, is open to the public – but it won’t stay frozen over forever! Check it out and enjoy, folks!
Where: 228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Time: 6 am – 11 pm
Thirsty? This Friday, celebrate the best of Alberta’s craft brew biz at the TRIBUTE Craft Spirits event, a tasty festival produced by MADE WITH LOVE in participation with Banff and Lake Louise Tourism.
When: Friday, January 28th-29th
Where: Bear Street, Banff Alberta
Calgary’s longest-running drag show is back! This Saturday watch as some of YYC’s best and most energetic dance, sing and entertain in heels higher than your highest expectations. For more information check out the link above or their Instagram here!
When: Saturday, January 29th
Where: 1413 9th Avenue SW
Time: 9:00 pm
The gift-giving season may be WELL over, but Calgary’s National Music Centre still wants to treat you! Extended for 2022, the NMC will be offering free admission in celebration of Studio Bell’s 5th anniversary, but hurry! This will only last for a limited time! Check out the link above for more information!
Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Happy New Year! From artisan crafts and food trucks to art performances and demonstrations – Calgary’s Chinese Cultural Centre presents its 2022 Celebration. Mingle, mix, give and party – after all, it’s the year of the tiger and things are about to get wild!
When: Saturday, January 28th -30th
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 First Street SW, Calgary
Dust off those skis, if you haven’t already, Calgary because the East Village Nordic Loop has reopened for the winter season, but there are a few things to take note of before hitting the ol’ powder trail! Check out the link above for everything that you need to know before getting behind a pair of poles.
Where: See location above
Time: 7 am – 10 pm
And there you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Now get out there and start making your plans. It’s going to be a good one, we can feel it!