Another month is here and this one is for the busy bees! From Valentine’s Day and Family Day to Lunar New Year and Black History Month events, there is no shortage of things to see, learn, do and celebrate. Not sure where to start? Here are 30 things to do in Calgary this February.

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

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The sweetest festival of the year! The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival kicks off this February 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

Chinook Blast 

Cold hands and warm hearts! 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 

This month, a new immersive experience will take you back in time! Described as a hands-on examination of the artist’s life and research, this experience will feature 60 fully-built life-sized inventions, more than 20 studies and dozens of beautiful displays.

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

Chinese New Year Festival 2024

One of the biggest celebrations in the city! Featuring dragon and lion dances, martial arts, demonstrations, singers and so much more – Calgary’s Chinese Cultural Centre is back with its huge Lunar New Year festival. Check it out and enjoy!

When: Saturday, February 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 2024
Where: 197 1 St SW, Calgary
Time: 11 am to 6 pm
Cost: FREE


Known for songs like 1234 and Inside and Out, Canada’s very own Feist will take Calgary’s Palace Theatre this month. For more information and tickets, check out the link above.

When: Thursday, February 8th 2024
Where:  The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $59+

Snow Rodeo

Back again, The Calgary Snow Rodeo is a weeklong festival that will feature world-class snowboarders, trick riders and so much more. Don’t miss it, it’s going to be wild!

When: Thursday, February 8th-11th, 2024
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

Spark After Dark


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They say you’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, but this month, you should do so with a drink in your hand. TELUS Spark’s adult night is back and this February they’ll explore Tender Tingles and Tantalizing Science.

When:  Friday, February 9th, 2024
Where: Telus Spark Science Centre – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Time: 6 pm – 12 pm
Cost: $26+

Penguin Walk

This February check out the Calgary Zoo for its 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

Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture

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

Calgary Hitmen

Let’s go! This February, cheer on the Calgary Hitmen as they take on various teams in the iconic Scotiabank Saddledome! The very best part? Tickets are affordable!

When: Various dates in February
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Cost: $17+

In the Heat of the Night 

Love is in the air and the kids are tucked in at home. This month in celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Calgary Zoo will hold a series of cheeky adults-only date nights, featuring fantastic food, scandalous presentations and drinks!

When: Saturday, February 10th, 13th and 14th 2024
Where: The ENMAX Conservatory – 210 St. George’s Drive NE, Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm
Cost: $120+

City and Colour

Live music? What better way to celebrate another month? This February, check out City and Colour at the Scotiabank Saddledome! Tickets are still available at the link above. You won’t want to miss it!

When: Monday, February 12th, 2024
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $62+

Diversecities’ Lunar New Year Gala

Featuring cultural entertainment and activities, networking, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a photo booth, lucky draws, and more the 2024 Diversecities Gala will return in celebration of the Lunar New Year. Tickets are on sale now!

When:  Friday, February 16th, 2024
Where: 130 3 Avenue Southeast Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $95

Films at the Fort


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Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This month, catch Clueless and When Harry Met Sally (among others.) For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Various dates
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

Banff SnowDays Festival

Celebrating the winter season, the Banff SnowDays Festival in Alberta will bring a series of ice-cold experiences to everyone’s favourite mountain town! This February guests should expect to see large crowds, enthusiastic visitors, and tons of powder, packed and used for everything from wacky sporting events to tobogganing.

When: Until February 4th, 2024
Where: Banff, Alberta

Olympic Plaza

Bundle up because there’s nothing better than an icy skating rink in the winter! This month, 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

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Feeling stressed? Banff’s upper hot springs overlook the tiny mountain town and are the best way to wind down this season. Adults can check it out for just $16.50!

Where: 1 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB
Cost: $16.50+


Pop some corn and grab the whole family! Cineplex Canada’s Family Favourites deal is back and every Friday this month you enjoy a kid-approved classic for just $2.99.

When: Fridays this February
Where:  See Cineplex locations near you above
Cost: $2.99+

Candlelight – Valentine’s Day Jazz Tribute

This February, grab the hand of a special someone (friendly or otherwise) and enjoy a string tribute to history’s most iconic jazz musicians. The very best part? You’ll be doing so in a room filled with brightly lit wicks which will surround the performers and audience.

When: Wednesday, February 14th, 2024
Where: The Commons at ATCO Park – 5302 Forand St SW, Calgary, AB, Canada, T3E 8B4
Time: 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Cost: $26.00+

East Village Hygge Hut

Located just off River Walk Plaza in the East Village, Calgarians looking to wind down after a long day are encouraged to check out the Hygge Hut! This Scandinavian-style spot is fitted with a cozy fireplace and a warm atmosphere perfect for enjoying a cup of Joe or hot cocoa.

When: Until March 1st, 2024
Where:  See location here
Cost: FREE

Calgary Flames

Toss on a jersey and head over to the Saddledome where you’re encouraged to grab a pocket dog and a beer, then cheer the Flames to victory. For their February schedule head to the link above.

When: Various dates in February
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: Varies


Winter is in full swing and with a nip in the air and snow on the ground, we’re ready to hit the hills! This month, bundle up and check out 10 of the best toboggan destinations in the city!

Block Heater Music Festival

Featuring a ton of local and Canadian artists, The Block Heater Folk Festival will take over Calgary’s inner city this month. Interested in checking it out? Hit the link above for tickets!

When: Thursday, February 15th-17th, 2024
Where: See locations here
Cost: $0+

Chateau Lake Louise Ice Bar

This month, head to the mountains for a day of sipping and skating with your favourite people! Now open to the public, Chateau Lake Louise Ice Bar is a magical must-visit, so check it out!

When:  Until Mid-April
Where: 111 Lake Louise Dr, Lake Louise, AB

Glenbow at The Edison

Looking for something FREE and fun? This February 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


This month enjoy the cold air and fresh powder at Winsport! Bundle up and head out for an adrenaline-inducing activity that’ll only cost $18 on Friday. You’re going to have a blast!

Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $18+ on Fridays

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

Enter the Dragon

Hoping to dance your way into the year of the dragon? Enjoy cocktails, food, performances and music at the Sien Lok Society’s Chinese New Year’s Gala 2024. Here you can mingle, win prizes, party and more.

When: Saturday, February 24th, 2024
Where: 328 Centre St South, 3rd Floor Calgary
Time: 5:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Cost: $78+

Well, there you have it. 30 things to do in Calgary this month. Enjoy!