Following the excitement of the winter holidays, February is when we are back to work and back to seeking out exciting things to fill up our weekends. Well if you are looking for new and thrilling things to do in the city of Calgary, you’re in luck. February happens to be hot breakfast month, library-lovers month, bake for family fun month, and, of course, the month of L-O-V-E!
Whatever you want to celebrate this February, there is plenty to do to keep you outdoors in the snow or indoors with the warmth. These various events include markets, food and drink tastings, unique winter sports (like skijoring) and much more! Whatever the month of Feb holds for you, you can be sure that it will be jam-packed with activity.
And don’t forget, this month you have a bonus day (leap year!), so get busy and schedule in your favourite city events!
Food & Drink Events in Calgary
Beer & Chocolate Pairings – February 13th
You like beer. You like chocolate. Put the two together for an incredible, mouth-watering evening. Rocky Mountain Wine, Spirits and Beer is hosting their Beer & Chocolate Pairings event this February! From 7pm until 8:30pm, head down to their southeast location for an event of tasty pairings featuring a flight of beer and chocolate matched perfectly together for the ultimate taste. Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite.ca.
Chef’s Table Dinner: Special Valentine’s – February 14th
The day of love has arrived, and Lina’s Italian Market has just the event for you and your partner to celebrate amore! The Chef’s Table Dinner is a Valentine’s day special featuring the ingredients of Verzola Olive Oil and special chocolate within this four-course meal extravaganza. The courses will be caprese scallops, raspberry lime sorbet, beef tenderloin and sambuca prawns, ending with a chocolate and berries heart dessert! Tickets are $40 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.ca.
Kids & Family Events in Calgary
Little Modern Market Winter Edition – February 15th
From 9:30am until 3:30pm, The Official Rally Pointe Volleyball Club will have local goods galore! Little Modern Market has announced their Winter Edition pop-up market featuring some of Calgary’s renowned local businesses selling everything including children and baby products, clothing, accessories, health and beauty, home décor, food, drinks, paper products, and so much more! Come find the products that you and your family will love while supporting Calgary business!
Skijordue 2020 – February 22nd
Have you ever wondered what the combination skiing and horseback riding would be like to watch? On February 22nd, become a spectator for one of the most unique winter sports – skijoring! The Skijordue 2020 event will showcase the exhilarating competition of skijoring at the Millarville Racetrack! Check out the stunts, award shows, market, photo booth and other highlights of this one-day event. Tickets are available on TicketScene.ca.
Specialized Festivals and Events in Calgary
Calgary RV Expo and Sale – February 1-2nd
Planning some family camping trips this summer but need an RV? Celebrating their 51st exposition, the Calgary RV Expo and Sale is where you will find all of your traveling and camping requirements to ensure your summer is full of mountains, campgrounds, and nature! Hosted at the BMO Centre and hosting over 10 different participating dealerships, discover the RV that best suits your upcoming plans and the size of your family!
Glenmore Inn Wedding Show 2020 - February 2nd
Tis the season for wedding rings, bouquets, and all sorts of romantic things! If you are planning your wedding this year, then be sure to check out the 6th annual Glenmore Inn Wedding Show 2020 on February 2nd! The event will show some of Calgary’s favored wedding vendors and give you a chance to explore the Glenmore Inn ballroom and ceremony settings. This event is free to the public, but it is asked that guests bring a canned food donation for the Calgary Food Bank.
Bridal Fantasy Calgary: The Boutique Bridal Show – February 9th
February is a time for love, sharing special moments with the one you love, and best of all… wedding planning! If you are getting hitched in 2020 or the year to come, start to plan out your big day with the Bridal Fantasy Calgary – The Boutique Bridal Show! Held at the Telus Convention Centre from 10am until 4pm, see the latest fashions, gown sales, local vendors, and other bridal goods! Browse everything you need to prepare for the most magical day of your life!
Green Your Thumb: Houseplant Workshop – February 29th
Looking to get a greener thumb so you can fill your home with lovely, air-cleaning plants? The Plant Shop YYC is hosting their Green Your Thumb: Houseplant Workshop for those seeking to learn what it takes to care for house plants. Hosted by YYC plant expert, Kyle Chow, you will receive a 2-hour interactive learning course that will teach plant care and maintenance, with additional time spent finding pots and plants (up to $30 value) and planting them properly. Tickets are $60 and are available on Eventbrite.ca.
Music and Entertainment Events in Calgary
Alberta Ballet Unleashed – February 12th
Performing some of the most masterful works for their dance series performances, the Alberta Ballet Unleashed is a show that will “[conquer] new dimensions of dance.” The performance will feature the debut called ‘Petal’ and will be choreographed by the talented Helen Pickett. Purchase your tickets on Ticketmaster.ca to reserve your seat!
Fill your February with romance, fun, and excitement and don’t miss the many events the city has to offer! For a more detailed and fully comprehensive list, visit the City of Calgary’s event page, the Calgary Tourism page, Eventbrite, and search for local events on Facebook to find more February events and activities.
Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.