Congrats on making it through another five days of work, school, wind and snow! This time around there are some incredible things to do and see around the city. From food and cultural festivals to winter celebrations and interactive exhibits, here are some of the very best things to do this weekend February 9th – 11th in Calgary. Enjoy!

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Chinese New Year Festival 2024

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. This is your last chance to check it out, so head downtown and enjoy.

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

Snow Rodeo

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

When: Friday, February 9th-10th, 2024
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary

Sponsored pick: Birdies Charcoal Grill

This line-up-worthy takeout spot has locals losing their minds over their Peruvian-style chicken. Birdies Charcoal Grill has made their name known for its beer-brined chicken, Peruvian marinades, eclectic side dishes and world-travelled chicken sauces. You can order their ‘Birdies’ from your go-to delivery app, or visit them in person at their take-out on East Hastings

When: Open 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Tuesday – Sunday
Where: 1205 East Hastings
Cost: See menu for pricing

Da Vinci: The Exhibition 


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This weekend, 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

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

Spark After Dark

They say you’re supposed to learn one new thing every day, but this Friday, 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+

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. What better way to celebrate Black History Month?

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

In the Heat of the Night 

Love is in the air and the kids are tucked in at home. This weekend 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+

Films at the Fort

Pop some corn! Films at the Fort is back with a series of crowd-pleasing, memorable movies. This weekend, catch Everything Everywhere All at Once. For tickets and showtimes visit the link above and enjoy!

When:  Sunday, February 11th, 2024
Where: 750 9 Avenue SE, Calgary
Cost: $12

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Have you checked out the sweetest festival of the year yet? The YYC Hot Chocolate Festival is back and there are a ton of restaurants and cafes around the city participating. You can hit one, hit a couple, or hit them all – but you won’t want to miss checking it out.

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

Whew! There you have it, friends. 10 of the best things to do this weekend February 9th – 11th in Calgary! Enjoy, be safe and enjoy! It’s gonna be a good one!