Happy Friday eve! February is here and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting out and about. Whether you’re game for a show, an immersive exhibit, a food festival or a movie night, here are 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend.

High-Performance Rodeo

 

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Last chance, Calgary! This weekend, 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

Mirror Mirror

It’s here! This weekend, let your imagination run wild when Moment Factory’s latest adventure, ‘Mirror Mirror’ hits a Calgary hotspot. Surrounded by colour and whimsical images, this immersive experience is not one to be missed.

When: Friday, February 2nd – March 31st, 2024
Where: 
6455 Macleod Trail, Calgary
Cost: $16+

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

La Poutine Week

Things are getting cheesy and you won’t want to miss a bite during this year’s La Poutine Week. This 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

Sponsored pick: Chinook Blast

Chinook Blast is back for another year with old favourites along with some new and exciting features. Expect activations throughout Calgary’s downtown from Friday, February 2 until Monday, February 19. There will be live performances, dazzling light displays, lots of Instagramable moments, and interactive winter events. Check out the Chinook Blast website for a full breakdown of scheduled events and locations. This might just be the best year yet!

When: Friday, February 2 – Monday, February 19, 2024
Where: Various locations through Calgary’s downtown
Cost: Free to attend

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The sweetest festival of the year! The annual YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is here and this year, there are 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

Chinese New Year Festival 2024

One of the biggest Lunar New Year’s 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 downtown 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

Da Vinci: The Exhibition 

Described as a hands-on examination of the artist’s life and research, Calgary’s new Da Vinci 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

Banff SnowDays Festival


Haven’t had a chance to hit the mountains yet this winter? Don’t hesitate because the Banff SnowDays Festival in Alberta is a fun-filled experience with ice displays, games and more! This weekend 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
Cost: 
FREE+

Films at the Fort

Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This weekend, catch the rom-com classic, Crazy Ritch Asians. For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Saturday, February 3rd, 2024
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

And there you have it! 10 things to do in Calgary this weekend. Hold on tight, it’s going to be a busy one!