It’s Calgary in February, so winter’s hitting in full force. But that won’t stop our city from having a good time! There are tons of activities and events taking place both inside and outdoors this February in YYC, so get ready to fill up your calendar!
Fun Family Events & Activities in Calgary in February
Winter Solstice: A Rocky Mountain Fairy Tale | samanthawhelankotkas.com
Tuesday February 7 – Saturday February 9
Samantha Whelan Kotkas is a renowned performer and teaching artist. Her love of the outdoors was inspiration for The Rocky Mountain Fairy Tales, which tells the orchestral story of a girl cross-country skiing into “the very majestic, magnificent and mysterious Mt. Assiniboine”. This performance features the symphony orchestra and shares a message about the commitment and dedication it takes to become an orchestral musician – or to do anything in life well. The story is told by a solo narrator who sings, dances and interacts with the musicians and the audience. The show runs for 45 minutes.
The Calgary Boat and Outdoors Show | calgaryboatandoutdoorshow.ca
Friday February 10 – Sunday February 12
It may not feel like it right now, but spring and summer are just around the corner. What better way to get yourself in the spirit of melting snow and warmer days ahead than a visit to Southern Alberta’s biggest Boat and Outdoors Show? The 3-day event is filled with boats, watercraft, marine accessories, fishing, camping, hunting, and outdoor related products and services. Tickets to the show are $15 for adults 18-64, $11 for seniors 65+ and kids 13-18, and free for kids 12 and under. Family passes (2 adults and 2 students) can be purchased for $40.
Chinook Blast | chinookblast.ca
Until Sunday February 12
Who says we need to lock ourselves inside all winter while we wait for things to warm up? Chinook Blast is Calgary’s winter festival that brings together partners from the arts, nonprofit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sports communities to create an inclusive event that showcases the best of our city. This multi-day celebration includes tons of must-see events including light and art installations and family skating located at the Chinook Blast Hub every day.
High Performance Rodeo | hprodeo.ca
Until Sunday February 5
High Performance Rodeo is a 37-year performing arts festival in Calgary in January that runs through to February. This year’s festival will present artists from here at home and from around the world – as far as Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, and further from the United Kingdom, Spain, and the USA. Performances range anywhere from massive orchestras riffing on Radiohead to immersive performances for audiences of five and everything in between! Some shows require tickets and others are free. See the High Performance Rodeo and Chinook Blast websites for show locations and ticket information.
Block Heater | calgaryfolkfest.com
Thursday February 9 – Sunday February 12
Calgary Folk Music Festival’s annual winter concert is back for its 8th year and brings with it 32 artists and 13 separate events, taking place throughout Inglewood and downtown. Venues for this year’s performances include The Palace Theatre, The Ironwood, Jack Singer Concert Hall, Central United Church, The Horizon Heating Stage at Festival Hall, and the free stage at Olympic Plaza. Artists from Calgary and around the world are here to help you get your groove on. Check the website for lineups, locations, and ticket prices.
Mini Pop Kids Live| jubileeauditorium.com
Sunday February 12
If you’re looking for the perfect first concert experience for your little, this is it! The Mini Pop Kids are back with their brand-new Concert Tour featuring the year’s biggest hits including songs from Justin Bieber, Dua Lipa, BTS, and Harry Styles, as well as classics that even parents in the family can sing along to. Tickets start at $34.80.
Ethnik Festival Of Arts And Culture | ethnikfestivals.com
Friday February 24 – Saturday February 25
Ethnik Festivals Association is an organization committed to bringing events for learning, training, research, development, and celebration of individuals and community achievements. They aim to unite different cultures and ethnicities through events that bring people together. This year’s Ethnik Festival kicks off on February 24 with the “Calgary Food War” at the Village Commons in the East Village. Four notable Calgarians will go head to head in a cooking competition presided over by Canada’s Top Celebrity Chef, Roger Mooking. The main festival takes place on February 25th at TELUS Convention Centre from 12 to 6 pm and features location and international acts bringing various forms of artistic and cultural presentations. General admission is $25.42 and gives access to the 2 days of festivities. Children ages 12 and under are free.
Toronto Kids Fashion Week Calgary Auditions | tkfw.ca
Sunday February 26
Have your kids ever dreamed of walking the runway? Toronto Kids Fashion Week is bringing its high-energy show back to Calgary for another year, and your kids can get in on the fun! Visit the website to register your budding models, and prepare them to strut their stuff at the auditions on February 26th. The big show takes place in April, so if you’d prefer to join as an audience member, keep your eyes peeled for more information on dates!
What events and activities are you excited to check out in Calgary in February? Are there any great ones we missed? Let us know in the comments!
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