February in Calgary

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Things to Do

February in Calgary

Things to do this February in Calgary 2021.

Warm up your winter calendar with a collection of fun things to see and do with your family cohort this February in Calgary. Rediscover family favourites like the Penguin Walk at the Calgary Zoo and the Tube Park at WinSport and explore arts and culture online with High Performance Rodeo and CIFF Top Docs.

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Exposure Billboard

Exposure Billboard showcases the work of 30 international and local artists and photographers on three digital billboards in Calgary as part of Exposure, Alberta's Photography Festival.

Where: Billboards in Calgary

When: February 1-21

 

Photoville FENCE

The ninth edition of Photoville FENCE comes to Olympic Plaza during Chinook Blast as part of Exposure, Alberta's Photography Festival. This extensive 800 foot long public exhibition highlights more than 90 international visual artists in its only exhibition outside the USA.

Where: Olympic Plaza

When: February 1-28

 

Kensington Love

Warm up with Kensington Love this February as part of Chinook Blast in Calgary. Street activations, fire pits, pop-up experiences, and the launch of the Kensington Art Walk will be available free of charge to spread the community love.

Where: Kensington

When: February 1-28

 

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

Warm up with the 10th Anniversary of YYC Hot Chocolate Fest as local cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers compete for the title of the best hot chocolate in Calgary. Support local businesses and support Calgary Meals on Wheels.

Where: Various locations

When: February 1-28

 

Show Your Love Month

It's Show Your Love Month at the Calgary Zoo with reduced admission costs, member perks, and fun ways to send some love to the hippos, meerkats, and gorilla troop.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: February 1-28

 

City & Country Virtual Wine Tastings

Hosted by sommelier Matt Dawson, City & Country Virtual Wine Tastings deliver a selection of wine, beer, or cider to your home with a virtual on demand tasting and winery tour. 

Where: Online

When: Available now

 

Skate the Boulevard

Grab your skates and Skate the Boulevard at Deerfoot City for some safe and family friendly fun in Calgary. Experience the synthetic skating rink surface, perfect for first time skaters, along with beautiful streetscapes and outdoor entertainment.

Where: Deerfoot City

When: Open until February 28

 

Vine Arts Virtual Wine Tastings

Join Vine Arts for a new series of Virtual Wine Tastings this winter. Select your tasting, purchase your tasting pack, and enjoy a guided virtual wine tasting from home with a resident sommelier.

Where: Online

When: February 5, 13, 19, 24

 

Outdoor Public Skating Rinks

Embrace the winter weather with the best outdoor public skating rinks in CalgaryCity of Calgary outdoor skating rinks are free to use and open from around December to February each year.

Where: Various locations

When: Open daily

 

Dinner and a Movie at Hotel Arts

Escape for a night of gourmet in-room dining with Dinner and a Movie at Hotel Arts. Pair your luxury room with themed dinners, movie snacks, and in-room movie credit for a date night or family staycation in Calgary.

Where: Hotel Arts

When: Available now

 

Northern Reflections: Inglewood - Augmented Art Tour

Explore the Northern Reflections: Inglewood - Augmented Art Tour this February. Eleven teams of artists, painters, animators and musicians, have taken over windows in Inglewood to celebrate the power of music, art and business. The murals have been paired with music produced by local and international musicians. Download the free Augle App for an augmented reality art tour.

Where: Inglewood

When: February 11-28

 

Bridgeland Arctic Adventure

Challenge your friends and neighbours (at a distance) to the Bridgeland Arctic Adventure. Choose your own adventure for a fun scavenger hunt experience and check out the Bridgeland Distillery ICE BAR each weekend.

Where: Bridgeland

When: February 12 - March 31

 

Block Heater

The Calgary Folk Music Festival's 6th annual Block Heater has been re-imagined for a virtual experience with 23 artists and two digital stages you can enjoy from home. Pay-what-you-can for access to the ATB Mainstage or tune into the free Festival Stage on Facebook and YouTube.

Where: Online

When: February 16-20

 

Scotties Tournament of Hearts

The 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts comes to the Calgary Curling Bubble to crown Canadian champions. Watch all the action at home on TSN, broadcast live from the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary.

Where: Online

When: February 19-28

Learn everything you need to know about the Curling Bubble in Calgary.

 

Snowbird Festival

Visit the Lougheed House grounds for the first ever Snowbird Festival, a collection of outdoor pop-up installations and ice sculptures you can enjoy for free. Open daily 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Where: Lougheed House

When: February 20-28

 

Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Calgary Midwinter Bluesfest with a series of virtual world class concert performances, workshops, and special events.

Where: Online

When: February 22-27

 

Winter FOCUSED

Catch the morning light and the animals at their finest with Winter FOCUSED at the Calgary Zoo for exclusive access to Eurasia. Photographers of all skills levels are welcome from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with full day admission included.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: February 24

 

Amplify from the National Music Centre

The National Music Centre launches its new, expanded digital platform Amplify you can enjoy from home. Take a virtual tour of Studio Bell and explore the collection with a new online hub for stories of music in Canada.

Where: Online

When: Launches February 24

 

Pub Quiz Night: Animal Love

Test your knowledge of creature courtship with Pub Quiz Night: Animal Love at the Calgary Zoo, with pub style dinner, drinks, live quiz rounds, and prizes

Where: Safari Lodge, Calgary Zoo

When: February 26

 

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Introduction to Greenhouses

Join the Calgary Horticultural Society for an online Introduction to Greenhouses and learn how to start greenhouse growing. Register before February 11.

Where: Online

When: February 18

 

Skate the Boulevard

Grab your skates and Skate the Boulevard at Deerfoot City for some safe and family friendly fun in Calgary. Experience the synthetic skating rink surface, perfect for first time skaters, along with beautiful streetscapes and outdoor entertainment.

Where: Deerfoot City

When: Open until February 28

 

Tube Park at WinSport

Take a ride down one of the fastest tube parks in Western Canada with the Tube Park at WinSport. The tube park is located on the main hill with eight lanes and a magic carpet to bring you to the top. Tickets must be purchased online in advance.

Where: WinSport

When: Open daily

 

Chinese Lunar New Year Festival 2021

Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival and the Year of the Ox with sculptures, banners, and red lanterns in the neighbourhood and virtual celebrations. 

Where: Online and Chinatown Calgary

When: February 5-14


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Past Events

These great events have already taken place.

 

 

High Performance Rodeo

Join High Performance Rodeo for a free virtual festival featuring videos of 35 artists answering the question “Who are you now?” for the 35th anniversary of Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts.

Where: Online

When: January 11 – February 14

 

La Poutine Week

La Poutine Week returns with the celebration of fries, cheese, and gravy. Support local restaurants with special poutine creations available during the weeklong poutine festival.

Where: Various locations

When: February 1-7

 

Cook with a Chef

Discover new recipes and cook along with one of Calgary's best loved chefs. Cook with a Chef online this February with Chef Merritt Gordon from Dandy Brewing and Andy Fennel from Cafe Gravity.

Where: Online

When: February 2 & 6

 

CIFF Top Docs 2021

Get a virtual front row seat with the Calgary International Film Festival Top Docs 2021 series, with a different feature-length documentary streaming each month. February features Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide.

Where: Online

When: February 4-7

 

The Kensington Valentine's Market

Shop local and support small businesses at The Kensington Valentine's Market for a perfect gift. The market is free to attend and open from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Kensington

When: February 6

 

National Geographic Live

Arts Commons presents National Geographic Live with Anand Varma and Prasenjeet Vadav: Scientific Exposure. Register for this FREE live streamed presentation and learn more about photographing some of the smallest creatures on our planet.

Where: Online

When: February 8

 

Valentine's Day Curbside Takeaway

Let the Calgary Zoo do the cooking for you with Valentine's Day Curbside Takeaway. Enjoy a three course dinner for two, a long stemmed rose, and an optional bottle of wine for a special Valentine's meal that supports wildlife conservation too.

Where: Calgary Zoo

When: February 12-14

 

Valentine's Day Brunch + Concert

Treat your sweetheart to a Valentine's Day Brunch + Concert with the Calgary Opera. Brunch is delivered right to your home while you enjoy a special streaming concert featuring special guests and Calgary Opera's emerging artist ensemble.

Where: Online

When: February 14

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