January is nearing its end, but the fun continues! From food festivals and shows to highly anticipated events, there is a ton going on this time around. Not sure how to ring in another month? Here are 10 things to do in Calgary this week!

High-Performance Rodeo

Celebrate creativity! This week, check out the High-Performance Rodeo, a series of collaborations, pop-ups, concerts, storytimes and cabaret performances. For more information or to purchase your tickets now at the link above and enjoy!

When: Until February 4th, 2024
Where: various locations
Cost: Prices vary

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

It’s here! The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off this week with a ton of restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all, the city is your oyster.

When: Thursday, February 1st-29th, 2024

Sponsored pick: The Big Ball at Hotel Arts

The Big Ball is making its return to Calgary, promising an unforgettable evening dedicated to raising funds and awareness for men’s health. Join Ambassador Mark Tewksbury for an evening filled with delicious food and drink, live entertainment and dancing. Grab your tickets to secure your spot at this grand celebration for a cause!

When: Friday, February 2nd, 2024
Where: Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave SW
Cost: $299 per person

Chinook Blast 

Lights, cameras, action! Get ready, because the city is gearing up for Chinook Blast, a multi-week festival full of food, entertainment, lights, and community spirit in collaboration with local businesses. It’s going to be huge!

When: Friday, February 2nd-9th, 2024
Where: Downtown Calgary

Da Vinci: The Exhibition 

From the Mona Lisa to the Last Supper, Calgary’s new immersive experience will take you way back! Described as a ‘hands-on examination,’ TELUS Spark’s Da Vinci exhibit will feature 60 fully-built life-sized inventions, more than 20 studies and dozens of beautiful displays. Check it out!

When: Until May 5th, 2024
Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre – 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Cost: $26

Penguin Walk

This week walk, waddle and warm your hearts at the Calgary Zoo during their daily Penguin Walk! This event is weather permitting, so make sure you check out their website before heading out!

When: Until mid-March 2024 (weather depending)
Where: 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 10:30 am
Cost: $34.95

Glenbow at The Edison

Looking for something FREE and fun? This week you can check out ‘ᖃᓪᓗᓈᖅᑕᐃᑦ ᓯᑯᓯᓛᕐᒥᑦ Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios,’ which tells the story of a group of artists who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait, Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s.

When: Until March 3rd, 2024
Where: 150 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Cost: FREE

Tobogganing

Take advantage of the beautiful weather! With a nip in the air and snow on the ground, we’re ready to hit the hills! This week, bundle up and check out 10 of the best toboggan destinations in the city!

La Poutine Week

 

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Feeling hungry? Check out La Poutine Week. This year’s cheesiest event will delight Calgarian and will see a whole slew of restaurants whipping up their best poutine creations so don’t miss it!

When: Thursday, February 1st-7th, 2024
Where: Participating Restaurants

Olympic Plaza

Bundle up because there’s nothing better than an icy skating rink in the winter! This week, hit Olympic Plaza and enjoy a lap or two in the inner city – for FREE!

When: Now Open
Where:  228 8 Ave. SE, Calgary
Cost: FREE

Whew, there you have it, friends. 10 things to do in Calgary this week. What will you check out first? Let us know and we’ll see you out there!