February in Calgary

Chinook Blast this February in Calgary
Chinook Blast this February in Calgary
Things to Do

February in Calgary

Things to do this February 2023 in Calgary

Please note: These events and activities are no longer up-to-date. Check out What to Do in Calgary This Week for more great things to see and do in Calgary.

Warm up Your Winter with the third annual Chinook Blast this February in Calgary, a winter festival celebrating community, culture, and civic pride. Experience cars flying on ice with Nitro Rallycross, celebrate Chinese New Year, walk through an immersive experience of Goodnight Moon, and more, this February 2023 in Calgary.

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Chinese New Year

Come join the Chinatown BIA for the 2023 Year of the Rabbit Chinese New Year Gala. A Chinese New Year 10-course banquet feast at the spacious Regency Palace where there will be great food, entertainment, fun activities, and gifts.

Where: Regency Palace

When: February 1


YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

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 - 28


Nitro Rallycross

For the first time ever, Nitro Rallycross has come to Calgary. An 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 4 – 5


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 5


One Hit Wonders

It is said that everyone has a chance for 15 minutes of fame, and so it is with Stage West Theatre's production of One Hit Wonders. Don’t miss this musical revue, two hours of non-stop music and great memories.

Where: Stage West Theatre

When: Until February 5


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 6 – 12


Stagecoach Songwriters Series

Join Century Downs Racetrack and Casino for the Stagecoach Songwriters Series with live performances from Drew Gregory and Lauren Mayell.

Where: Century Downs Racetrack and Casino

When: February 7

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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. Local and international artists such as Abigail Lapell, CELL7, K-Riz, and much more, headline various venues for performances and jam sessions.

Where: Various locations

When: February 9 – 12


The F Word

Alberta Theatre Projects invites you to the world premiere of the new Canadian play The F Word. Suggested for ages 15+.  Keshia Cheesman and Bianca Miranda explore their friendship as two fat women on a journey to self-acceptance and fat liberation. 

Where: Alberta Theatre Projects

When: February 9 – 19


Broken Hearts, Friends + Lovers

Market Collective, in partnership with Chinook Blast, present the Broken Hearts, Friends + Lovers market where you can support local entrepreneurs, artists and makers. Admission is free.

Where: Municipal Hall Atrium

When: February 10 – 12


Blue Jay Sessions: A Midwinter Mood

Join the Prairie Emporium for a moody midwinter Blue Jay Sessions concert series right before Valentine's day. Experience the ups, downs, laughs, and surprises that each performer relates to the epic mood ring that is the spectrum of love.

Where: The Prairie Emporium

When: February 10 - 12


Songwriter Spotlight: Celeigh Cardinal + Shawnee Kish

Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra invites you to the Songwriter Spotlight: Celeigh Cardinal + Shawnee Kish. Don’t miss the stunningly soulful and powerful voices of two of Alberta’s fastest rising stars join the Orchestra.

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall

When: February 11


In the Heat of the Night

The 29th  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 11 & February 14


Thomas Rhett: Bring the Bar to You Tour

It’s time to grab your boots because Scotiabank Saddledome presents Thomas Rhett: Bring the Bar to You Tour.  The 5-time Grammy Nominated Country singer and songwriter makes his way into Calgary this month. Get your tickets now!

Where: Scotiabank Saddledome

When: February 12


An Immigrant Story in the Canadian Army

Join the Military Museums to commemorate Black Canadians and their contributions to the Canadian military. Register for February's Perspective Series, An Immigrant Story in the Canadian Army: Lt. Kwabena Apomah, honouring black history month.

Where: The Military Museums

When: February 16


Lock Rocks

Alberta Ballet welcomes Complexions, a New York City based contemporary ballet company, in their highly anticipated Canadian premiere of Love Rocks. Love Rocks delivers groundbreaking dance set to Grammy-award winner Lenny Kravitz’ music.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: February 16 - 18

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Indulge in a selection of hundreds of wines all under one roof at Winefest. Prepare your palate to enjoy a variety of red, white, port, sparkling, dessert wines from the world's most celebrated wine regions.

Where: BMO Centre

When: February 17 - 18



The Bow Habitat Station is hosting it’s 11th 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 18


Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer

Laugh along with the biting and hilarious satire of Little Red Warrior and His Lawyer. Proudly presented in collaboration with Theatre Calgary and Making Treaty 7.

Where: Theatre Calgary

When: Until February 19, 2023


Goodnight Moon

Get your tickets for your last chance to immerse yourself in the classic bedtime story Goodnight Moon at TELUS Spark Science Centre, as it comes to life in the newest digital immersion gallery experience.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Until February 20


Family Day at Studio Bell, Home of the National Music Centre

The National Music Centre is offering free admission on Family Day, as well as a special event with The Polyjesters, a band of prairie pirates who play swing music of all flavours. Bookings can be may in advance online.

Where: Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre

When: February 20


National Aviation 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 20, 23, 24, & 26


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert

For the first time ever, audiences can relive the magic of Harry Potter at the Prisoner of Azkaban™ set to the music of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Williams' unforgettable score.

Where: Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium

When: February 23 - 25


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 from 12pm-6pm, featuring local and international talents and & acts presenting various forms of artistic and cultural presentations.

Where: TELUS Convention Centre

When: February 24 & 25


Night Shift - Virtue & Vice

Head to the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre to experience Adult Night at the Museum: Night Shift - Virtue & Vice from 6:30pm-9:30 p.m. Hear eyebrow-raising stories of old Calgary’s seedy underside, then enjoy some unique museum exploration featuring the museum’s own historic mugshot collection. Themed cocktails, drinks and light snacks for purchase. Pre-purchase tickets $20 per person.

Where: YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre

When: February 25


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


The Extractionist

In desperate times what would you be capable of? The Extractionist, a new commission for Vertigo Theatre, is a world premiere by Calgary’s own Michaela Jeffery.

Where: Vertigo Theatre

When: Until February 26


ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships 2023

WinSport Event Centre plays host to the ISU World Junior Figure Skating Championships. This family-friendly event showcases the most talented Junior Figure Skaters from around the world.

Where: WinSport Event Centre

When: February 27 - March 5


Dinner & A Movie: How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

This month's Dinner & A Movie event at Heritage Park is screening How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Don't miss one of Calgary's most unique experiences as you enjoy a themed, gourmet three-course meal cooked to perfection by Heritage Park's expert chefs and a favourite film, all while surrounded by one of the world's largest public collections of antique vehicles.

Where: Heritage Park's Gasoline Alley

When: February 28


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 March 5, 2023


Hockey: Fast Than Ever

TELUS Spark Science Centre invites you to see Hockey: Faster Than Ever. Lace up some skates and learn about the technology, anatomy and physics that goes into this Canadian classic. Historical artifacts, including gear used by some of the greatest players of all time, are presented in innovative displays.

Where: TELUS Spark Science Centre

When: Until March 12


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, 2023


Mamma Mio

Taking all the best of the ABBA music and movies and putting them into one classic parody romp, Jubilations Dinner Theatre presents Mamma Mio.You will surely get your disco dancing when singing along to your favorite ABBA songs.

Where: Jubilations Dinner Theatre

When: Until March 25, 2023


Elvis Has Left the Building

Stage West Theatre presents the hilarious comedy Elvis Has Left the Building. Laugh along to this whacky comedy, where it's 1970 and Elvis Presley has disappeared. No one, not even his wily manager, "The Colonel", knows of his whereabouts. But the Colonel has secret debt to pay - and with the King himself missing, the only way to pay it off is to find an Elvis impersonator.

Where: Stage West Theatre

When: Until April 16


We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown

Heritage Park Gasoline Alley Museum welcomes a new exhibit We Were Here: Stories from Early Chinatown. Bring your family and learn about Chinese history on the prairies through art and imagination, discover fictional stories written by members of the Chinese community.

Where: Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park

When: Until April 30, 2023

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