Events, Things To Do

21 Things To Do in Calgary this February

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Ahh, February. The month of loooove. The shortest month of the year. And maybe the funnest? We know, we know– that’s not a word, but hear us out. There’s a lot of good stuff going on this month, so keep reading for 20 things you’ve gotta do in the next 28 days.

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The sweetest festival of the year is back! Participating cafés, restaurants and chocolatiers are competing for the title of YYC’s Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate and special Cup That Runneth Over. Don’t miss the chance to cast your vote!

When: Friday, February 1 – Thursday, February 28
Where: Various locations in the city
Cost: Varies by location

Locked Library

If you’re as obsessed with the new library as we are, you might be finding it hard to escape those walls already. But things will only get harder come 2019 since our fave architectural gem is being transformed into an escape room this February!

When: Friday, February 1 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Calgary Central Library– 800 3 St SE
Cost: $42

Calgary Hitmen Corral Series

As if you needed a reason to support Junior Hockey more, the Calgary Hitmen will be paying homage to three historic Calgary teams this February. Hosting three consecutive home games in the historic Stampede Corral, the aptly named Corral Series is sure to be a hit for men and women alike!

When: Friday, February 1 @ 7 PM; Wednesday, February 6 @ 7 PM; Friday, February 8 @ 7 PM
Where: Stampede Corral
Cost: Prices vary by game

Canmore Winter Festival

Get ready for two weeks of pure snowy fun. With indoor and outdoor events and experiences including ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving, a pooch parade, World Cup biathlon races and Snowy Owl Kid N’ Mutt races, there’s never a dull moment.

When: Friday, February 1 – Sunday, February 10 @ varying times
Where: Varying locations in Canmore
Cost: Varies by event

Lunar New Year Festival 2019

It’s the Year of the Pig, baby, so we’re going ham on this party (sorry). Enjoy a marketplace, host performances, and lantern and firecracker displays!

When: Saturday, February 2 @ 11AM–6PM
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre– 197 1st Street SW
Cost: Free!

Get rowdy at the Roughnecks Home Game

The only home game of the month for the Calgary Roughnecks is this Saturday. So, if you’re ready to let your weekend get rough and rowdy, this is your chance!

When: Saturday, February 2 @ 7 pM
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: $20.50+

Flames home games galore

This month we’re taking on the Sharks, the Coyotes, the Islanders, and the Ducks. We don’t wanna be too cocky, but we’re sensing 4 home wins in our future… but only if you show up and cheer loud, Calgs.

When: Thursday, February 7 @ 7 PM; Monday, February 18 @ 2 PM; Wednesday, February 20 @ 7:30 PM; Friday, February 22 @ 7 PM
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: Prices vary by game

Calgary Night Market

February 8 is the Market’s pre-Valentine’s night market, so get out there and shop for your honey (or for your single self). 40+ vendors will be showcasing one of a kind handmade and local goods all based in Calgary!

When: Friday, February 8, 2019 @ 5 PM – 11 PM
Where: Eau Claire Market– 200 Barclay Parade SW

Watch some quality stuff on Netflix

Tons of Netflix originals like The Breaker Upperers, Dating Around, The Break S2, and Velvet Buzzsaw are coming our way. We’re also getting all of the Jaws movies, Shrek, Horrible Bosses, all the Back to the Futures, and a bunch of Harry Potters. Score!

When: Various points during the month

Aziz Ansari

This Parks and Rec star is coming to our city on the day of looooove. We’re sure he’ll have some hot takes on V-day, but mostly we’re excited to hear him say “treat yo’self” live.

When: Thursday, February 14, 2019 @ 10 PM
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino– 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Cost: $65+

Glow Downtown Winter Light Festival

Winter can get dark, but Glow is here to brighten it all up. Experience one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks, and activities for free!

When: Thursday, February 14 – Monday, February 18
Where: Brookfield Place and Olympic Plaza at various times
Cost: Free!

2019 Beltline Bonspiel

Outdoor curling tournament, live music, delicious food, and beer… what doesn’t the Beltline Bonspiel have? That’s right, nothing.

When: Saturday, February 16, 2019 @ 11 AM – 4 PM
Where: Lougheed House– 707 13 Ave SW
Cost: Free!

Lloyd’s Legacy Skate

Hosted by the Roller Recreation Association (RRA), the event’s inviting skaters of all skill levels to break it down at Don Hartman NE Sportsplex. They’re promising cruising, dancing, and some serious nostalgic feels, so this is one event you won’t wanna miss.

When: Saturday, February 16 @ 8 PM
Where: Don Hartman NE Sportsplex— 5206 68th Street NE
Cost: $10 per person; $20+ for families online

Block Heater Festival

This fest’s all going down at Festival Hall, Studio Bell, the King Eddy, and the new Central Library. 28 local, Canadian and international artists will perform concerts and collaborative sessions on 6 stages, which means our ears are about to be positively blessed.

When: Thursday, February 21–Saturday, February 23 at various times
Where: Festival Hall, Studio Bell, King Eddy, and the new Central Library– location varies by event
Cost: Prices vary by show

Snoop Dogg & Friends

Snoop’s been going Doggystyle for 25 years, but he’s not done yet. Check him out with his friends Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Warren G, Kurupt, and Luniz as they hotbox the ‘Dome.

When: Thursday, February 21 @ 7 PM
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: $39.50+

Benny Benassi

Satisfaction and Cinema are still high key bops, and anyone who tells us different is out of line. See Benny live and in action at the Palace this month!

When: Friday, February 22 @ 9 PM
Where: The Palace–  219 8 Ave SW
Cost: $25+

Winefest Calgary

Not gonna lie, we’ll take pretty much any excuse to get tipsy… and when it’s this delicious, we just can’t resist. Buy a ticket to Winefest and get an all-inclusive sampling of wines from all over the world, plus an array of delicious hors-d’oeuvres!

When: Friday, February 22 – Saturday, February 23
Where: Stampede Park BMO Centre, Hall E
Cost: $85+

Little Big Town

If you’re feeling sad this February, you can listen and cry along with us to Girl Crush and Better Man. And if you’re feeling drunk this February, you can crush ‘Dome beers with us to Pontoon and Day Drinking. Win/win.

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome
Cost: $33+

Drink up at Buffo

1/2 priced wine is one of the things we appreciate most in life. Don’t you agree? Great. Then meet us at Buffo for some delectable discounted bottles every Tuesday.

When: Every Tuesday in February
Where: Buffo Ristorante– Saks Fifth Avenue, CF Chinook Centre, 6455 MacLeod Tr SW
Cost: Half of what you’d normally be paying!


Look, we’re not huge Foreigner fans, but if you tell us that Juke Box Hero doesn’t get you hyped then you’re a liar. Head to the Grey Eagle on Feb. 27 to get yo’ classic rock on.

When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 @ 8 PM
Where: Grey Eagle Resort and Casino– 3777 Grey Eagle Dr
Cost: $100+

Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets In Concert

Cars fly, trees fight back, and giant sneaky slippery snakes are on the loose in this classic HP movie! Watch the film you know and love while the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performs the music live.

When: Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium– 1415 14 Avenue Northwest
Cost: $52+

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