Another month is upon us and with it? Several events that will celebrate and honour the legacy of some truly incredible Canadians. From concerts and dance showcases to festivals and panels, Black History Month kicks off in Calgary this February and so will a lineup of amazing things to see, do, learn and enjoy.

Here are just 10 that you can attend over the next few weeks.

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Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture


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Promoting leadership and inspiring younger generations to express more genuine versions of themselves, The Ehtnik Festival will feature Brick and Lace, Dr. Helen Paul, Shalli and more!

When: Friday February 9th-10th, 2024
Where: 136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $25

Black History Month Movies and Short Films

Featuring full-length and short films, this particular event will take place on February 8th in That Empty Space at Mac Hall. Enjoy Selma, Summer of Soul and others from the National Film Board, in addition to snacks and activities.

When: Thursday, February 8th, 2024
Where: 136 8 Ave SE, Calgary, AB Calgary
Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm

Celebration of Black History Month “Rooted in Resilience, Rising in Unity”

This powerful and inspiring event is dedicated to honouring the rich history and contributions of the Black community. For more information or to get your tickets (which includes dinner) visit the link above.

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where:2611 37 Avenue Northeast #1 Calgary
Time: 6 pm
Cost: $59+

A Black History tribute in the musical style of Mahalia Jackson

Celebrating the life and vocals of legendary gospel singer Mahalia Jackson, this live event is described as a mesmerizing tribute to a musical icon. Don’t miss it, Calgary, it sounds beautiful.

When: Friday, February 16th, 2024
Where: 604 1 Street Southeast 604 1st Street SE Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $27

FREE Black History Month Movie: Remember The Titans at the Plaza

A powerful story of unity and perseverance, the Plaza Theatre in Calgary is proud to present a special screening of Remember The Titans for FREE in celebration of Black History Month.

When: Saturday February 10th, 2024
Where: 1133 Kensington Road Northwest Calgary,
Time: 1:30 pm
Cost: Free



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This 45-minute documentary features the cross-cultural connections of 9 different dance genres. From Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Cuban to Hip Hop, Jazz, Step Dancing, Samba, Capoeira, Salsa, and Tap, take a beautiful journey that will showcase the cultural significance of each dance, linking back to African culture.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Where: 701 11 Street Southwest Calgary
Time: 2 pm and 7 pm
Cost: $27+

A Black History Month ‘Celebration of Excellence’ 

Shining a spotlight on Black women who have been ‘firsts’, ‘onlys’ and ‘trendsetters,’ Calgarians are encouraged to attend a Celebration of Excellence, an informative Black History Month event featuring liver performances, food and a raffle.

When:  Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Where: 2500 48 Avenue Northeast Calgary
Time: 4:30 pm
Cost: $54

Trading Incognito: The Forgotten History of Black Fur Traders

This month, join renowned poet, writer and educator Bertrand Bickersteth at Heritage Park as he explores the surprising history of Black fur traders in Western Canada. Advanced registration is required!

When:  Sunday, February 11th, 2024
Where:1 900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary
Time: 2 pm
Cost: Free

The Second Annual Black History Month Dinner

Indulge in a three-course dinner and celebrate Black excellence with keynote speaker Lloyd Wilks. From contemporary storytelling from the Woezo Africa Company Dancers to a live saxophone performance by Slim Tyme this event is not one to be missed.

When: Friday February 9th-10th, 2024
Where: 1 900 Heritage Dr. S.W. Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $160+

Black History Month Story Café: From the Black Immigrant’s Perspective

Showcasing musicians, spoken artists and poets this important evening will feature stories about Black History Month from the perspective of African immigrants. This particular event is pay-what-you-can but donations are appreciated.

When: Wednesday, February 28th, 2024
Where:  Carya Village Commons – 2nd Floor610 8 Avenue SoutheastCalgary
Time: 6:30 pm
Cost: Pay-what-you-can (Donations appreciated)

And there you have it. 10 ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Calgary this year. Now go forth, learn something and be kind to one another!