February in Calgary

band performance live on an outdoor stage during Chinook Blast
band performance live on an outdoor stage during Chinook Blast
Things to Do

February in Calgary

Things to do in Calgary this February 2024

Warm up your winter with the fourth annual Chinook Blast this February in Calgary, a winter festival celebrating art, culture, and community. Experience cars flying on ice with Nitrocross, warm up at Block Heater music festival, celebrate Chinese New Year, and more this month.

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YYC Hot Chocolate Fest 

Sip a variety of hot cocoas during YYC Hot Chocolate Fest all throughout February to warm up your winter and determine the blend that roasts them all! With over 70 participating locations, there's no shortage of hot chocolate to enjoy. 

Where: Various locations 

When: February 1-29 


Mirror Mirror by Moment Factory 

Step into a chromatic world of light and sound. The destination? Your imagination. And it wants you to play along. Take a short break from reality at Moment Factory's latest creation. Nine immersive art installations inspired by consciousness and creativity will be activated by your participation, as they invite you to leave your own unique mark. 

Where: CF Chinook Centre 

When: From February 2 


2024 Nitrocross 

For the second year in a row, Nitrocross is coming to Calgary. See this intense combination of rallycross and big air excitement – where cars fly and tracks thrill! You do not want to miss this adrenaline-charged event. 

Where: GMC Stadium, Stampede Park 

When: February 2-3 


Chinese New Year Festival 2024 

The Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre's Chinese New Year Festival 2024 is a sensational celebration of our city's rich cultural tapestry. Immerse yourself in two weekends of multicultural performances, a vibrant vendor market, dragon and lion dances, art exhibitions, and more—all with free admission for the entire community.  

Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre 

When: February 3-11 


Calgary Hitmen Home Games   

Get into the fun and excitement of the WHL with Calgary Hitmen Home Games at the Scotiabank Saddledome as the Hitmen take on seven rivals this February. 

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome  

When: February 4, 7, 9, 10, 23, 25, 28 


High Performance Rodeo 

High Performance Rodeo, Calgary’s International Festival of the Arts, returns with touring performances from across Canada, acclaimed international shows, and new and experimental works from local artists. 

Where: Various locations 

When: Until February 4 


Stage West Theatre Restaurants presents Step by Step 

See the evolution of the greatest boy bands unfold from the Beatles to The Bee Gees, to the New Kids on the Block, and finally on to *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys.  

Where: Stage West Calgary 

When: Until February 4 


Snow Rodeo 

Check out some of the world’s best freestyle snowboarders for a weeklong festival of style and acrobatic trickery at the FIS Snowboard Slopestyle & Halfpipe World Cups. Watch some of the best riders in the world catch big air and compete for cash prizes and points toward world ranking and Olympic qualification. This event is free to the public. 

Where: WinSport 

When: February 8-17 


Ethnik Festival of Arts & Culture 

Members of the Afro-Canadian/Caribbean communities come together to celebrate diversity, and inclusivity and share their vibrant cultural traditions each year at the annual Ethnik Festival of Art & Culture. Take part in the festival activities featuring local and international talents and & acts presenting various forms of artistic and cultural presentations. 

Where: TELUS Convention Centre 

When: February 9-10 


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Meteor Shower by Steve Martin 

In 1993, a meteor shower occurs in Ojai, California. Corky and her husband Norm invite another couple for dinner, and from the moment the evening begins, things become increasingly surreal and chaotic. Steve Martin’s signature wit is on full display in this comedy, where the jokes are served as quick as the drinks. 

Where: Theatre Calgary 

When: Until February 11  


Starman: David Bowie 

Put on your red shoes for a night of David Bowie — one of the greatest pop/glam/rock enigmas in music history. Jeans ‘n Classics and the Calgary Phil come together for the ultimate symphonic rock tribute to Bowie’s five decades of monster classics. 

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall 

When: February 15


Calgary Folk Music Festival’s Block Heater 

The Calgary Folk Music Festival presents Block Heater, a live music festival that brings the best in folk music to Calgary each winter. Plug in and recharge with 12 events across seven venues. Block Heater is the premier choose-your-own musical adventure of the season. 

Where: Various locations 

When: February 15-17


2024 ISU World Speed Skating Championships

Don’t miss your chance to cheer on Canada’s very best at the 2024 ISU World Speed Skating Championships as they compete for medals and world records on ‘The Fastest Ice in the World’ for the first time since 1998!

Where: Olympic Oval, University of Calgary

When: February 15-18


2024 Scotties Tournament of Hearts

Get ready for the 64th edition of the thrilling Canadian women’s curling championship. From February 16 - 25, the WinSport Event Centre will come alive with fierce competition, showcasing the nation’s best in women’s curling.

Where: WinSport Event Centre

When: February 16-25



The Bow Habitat Station is hosting its 12th annual Fishtival! Immerse yourself in the world of fish and discover what’s beneath the ice in Alberta’s waters this winter. 

Where: Bow Habitat Station 

When: February 17 


Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert 

The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. 

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium 

When: February 23-25 


Chinese Lunar New Year Festival  

Get ready to immerse yourself in the magic of Calgary Chinatown for the celebration of the Sien Lok Society's 55th Annual Chinese New Year Gala on February 24th, 2024. This premier event is set to welcome the "Year of the Dragon" in style, promising an unforgettable night filled with cultural richness and community spirit.  

Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre  

When: February 24 

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Vertigo Theatre Presents HEIST 

A fast-paced, heart-racing play about a diamond heist gone wrong. Can this band of criminals pull off the perfect robbery? Full of diamonds, guns, lasers, betrayal, and a cast of characters you’ll be quoting long after you leave the theatre. Don’t miss the world premiere of HEIST by Arun Lakra at Vertigo Theatre Calgary. 

Where: Vertigo Theatre 

When: Until February 25 


2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games

Cheer on athletes from all 12 Provincial/Territorial Special Olympics Chapters across Canada as they unite at the 2024 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games in Calgary to showcase their skills, pursue personal triumphs, and potentially secure a coveted spot on Special Olympics Team Canada.

Where: Various locations 

When: February 27 - March 2


Servus Tube Park at WinSport 

Take a ride down one of the fastest tube parks in Western Canada with the Servus 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. 

Where: WinSport 

When: Open weekends and holidays (weather permitting) 


SPACE: A Journey to the Moon and Beyond 

TELUS Spark Science Centre invites you to fly through a technicolour nebula, kick up dust on the moon, and witness Saturn’s rings up close in this out-of-this-world immersive experience.  

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre 

When: Until May 5 


The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon 

Alberta Theatre Projects invites you to the world premiere of the new Canadian play The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon. When Wullie MacCrimmon, a shoemaker in the 1930s foothills town of Wild Rose, muses aloud that he would give anything to skip his curling team in the MacDonald Brier, the Devil (a travelling salesperson who deals in wholesale souls and retail sin) suddenly appears and makes him an offer. 

Where: Alberta Theatre Projects 

When: Until March 10 


Skate the Olympic Oval 

The public is welcome for public skating at the Oval - Calgary’s largest ice surface. See the public skating schedule for hours and rates. Rentals available. 

Where: The Olympic Oval 

When: Until March 14 


The Penguin Walk 

Back for 2024, you can see the king penguins outside of their habitat as they take a royal promenade through zoo grounds! The Penguin Walk, presented by WestJet, offers the king penguins an opportunity for winter enrichment as well as additional daily exercise. Up to fourteen king penguins will participate in the daily march! 

Where: Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo  

When: Until March 15 


The Beach Boys of Summer 

Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents The Beach Boys of Summer. Get ready to be transported back to summer with a show that celebrates the iconic Beach Boys and their timeless sound. So, grab your sunglasses and get ready to feel the warmth of the sun and the sound of the surf as we take you back to the beach for an unforgettable night. 

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre 

When: Until March 23  


Stage West Theatre presents Chapter Two 

Set late in the 1970’s Chapter Two is a semi-autobiographical play about Neil Simons’ relationship with his 2nd wife. Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother to start dating again. Follow along on George’s bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland in this funny and whimsical production. 

Where: Stage West Theatre 

When: Until April 14 


Rock the Nation 

National Music Centre presents Rock the Nation, a rousing theatrical production celebrating and honouring Canada’s remarkable musical legacy. Experience it all live on stage, and journey through the decades. 

Where: Studio Bell, the Home of the National Music Centre 

When: Until April 28 

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Valentine’s Day Events in Calgary 


Tender Tingles and Tantalizing Science 

Midnight Spark After Dark is back with another science filled year! First up is Tender Tingles and Tantalizing Science, an evening designed to learn about why feelings, people, thoughts, sights, sounds, and food spark a shiver up your spine! 

Where: TELUS Spark 

When: February 9 


Palentine’s Day Tea 

Celebrate the platonic love in your life with Palentine’s Day Tea at Heritage Park! Grab your besties and enjoy delicious finger sandwiches, treats fresh from the Alberta Bakery and a soothing cup of tea. 

Where: The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo 

When: February 10 & 11 


Galentine's Tea 

Treat your special someone to Afternoon Tea at The Restaurant at Lougheed House for a traditional afternoon tea experience. With Historically romantic and fun selfie spots and an opportunity to leave your favourite pal a typewritten Valentine. 

Where: Lougheed House 

When: February 11 


In the Heat of the Night 

The 30th annual In the Heat of the Night is an unforgettable zoo-nique experience and the perfect way for you and your special someone to enjoy a date night out. Start the evening with a romantic four-course dinner as they turn up the heat with a cheeky "adults-only" presentation (with pictures) about how animals show their love in the wild. 

Where: The Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo 

When: February 10 & 14 


Love at Lougheed House: Valentine's Day Dinner 

Treat your loved one to a night out at Lougheed House this Valentine's Day for a romantic 4-course meal. Celebrate love where one of Calgary's most famous couples, James, and Isabella Lougheed, once lived. 

Where: Lougheed House 

When: February 14 

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Family Day Events in Calgary 


Family Day at Olympic Plaza: Try Skate with WinSport 

New to skating or looking to improve your skills on the ice? Visit Olympic Plaza from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Family Day to get some expert advice from a talented WinSport skating instructor. You and your family will have a blast learning new skills! 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

When: February 19 


Family Day at Olympic Plaza: Skating with Heritage Park Townfolks 

Experience the charm of the past as Heritage Park’s townsfolks’ hit the ice on Family Day from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. In celebration of Heritage Park’s 60th anniversary, enjoy a fun and nostalgic afternoon with these historical figures on skates. 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

When: February 19 


Family Day at Olympic Plaza: Gustovo the Impossibilist 

Green Fools Theatre presents Gustovo the Impossiblist! He attempts feats of unrealised stupidity for your pleasure and amazement. A family friendly show for the whole family. Gustavo the Impossibilist attempts feats of unrealized stupidity for your pleasure and amazement. 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

When: February 19 


Family Day at Olympic Plaza: Lucky Sonne presented by Big Winter Classic 

Channelling Gram Parsons’ Cosmic American Music with their embrace of contradictions and genre-defying take on rock, roots, alt country, and alt folk styles, Lucky Sonne, takes the main stage at Olympic Plaza on Family Day! 

Where: Olympic Plaza 

When: February 19 


Bowness Family Day Free Skate 

Strap on your skates and put on your helmets for a day of free skating brought to you by The Bowness Community Association! Families can skate at the Bowness Community Association arena at no cost while enjoying hot chocolate and snacks. 

Where: Bowness Community Association Arena 

When: February 19 


Family Day at Studio Bell 

Family Day at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, has become an annual favourite for families, inspiring them to strengthen their bonds through the power of music. With lots of family-friendly performances and hands-on interactive activities, it promises to be a fun-filled day of music and connection. 

Where: Studio Bell 

When: February 19 


Family Day Memories at Calgary Public Library 

Celebrate Family Day at your local Library. Bring your kids, parents, grandparents, siblings — whoever is family to you! Create family memories at any Library location with special storytimes, crafts, games, and more. 

Where: Calgary Public Library, Central Library 

When: February 19 


Family Day Brunch at Heritage Park 

Round up the family and make it the best Family Day ever with brunch at Heritage Park! Fill up your plate from a big buffet with a wide variety of delicious options, including maple, brown-sugar-glazed Gammon ham, Belgian waffles, eggs benedict, and more! After you’ve finished your meal, explore Gasoline Alley Museum (admission is included) and make precious memories with your little ones. 

Where: Heritage Park 

When: February 19 


Family Day at The Hangar Flight Museum 

Celebrate family day and National Aviation Day/Weekend with free admission and activity books at The Hangar Flight Museum. Learn about the first powered flight in Canada, the Silver Dart, while you delve into the history of Canadian aviation in bite-sized presentations. 

Where: The Hangar Flight Museum 

When: February 19, 23, 24, & 25 

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