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February Guide: Events and Activities in Calgary

Published Jan 20, 2020 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Check out our guide to all the best events and fun family friendly activities happening this month here in Calgary!

There is lots going on in Calgary that your whole family can enjoy. Have a look at our list of all the best things to do with your little ones, from events to educational centers to indoor play places there is surely something for everyone!

1. Calgary Farmer's Market

The Calgary Farmers’ Market is an Alberta Approved Farmer’s Market. This means they strictly follow the 80/20 rule, where a minimum of 80% of our vendors need to “make it, bake it or grow it.” Come out and support the growth of small local businesses at the Farmer's Market!

When: Thursday-Sunday all year round, from 9am to 5pm 
Where: Calgary's Farmer's Market

2. Skate Party and Winter Festival

Come skate with your family or play hockey on the rink, enjoy a bonfire along with hot chocolate, treats and popcorn.  There will be games to play too!  This event is free for everyone and a great chance to meet your neighbours!

When: February 1st from 1pm-4pm
Where: Queensland Community Association

3. YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

The sweetest festival of the year is here! Every February, participating cafés, restaurants and chocolatiers compete for the coveted award of YYC's Best Hot Chocolate, Best Spirited Hot Chocolate and special Cup That Runneth Over Award. For twenty eight days, Calgarians can sip varieties of hot cocoas and determine the blend that roasts them all!

Every cup sold supports Calgary Meals on Wheels, thereby directly providing nutritious meals to vulnerable Calgarians.

When: Feb 1 - Feb 29 
Calgary Farmers' Market

4. Canmore Winter Carnival

Take a road trip to Canmore and celebrate the best parts of our unique winter lifestyle. With two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences, the Canmore Winter Carnival is a favourite for locals and visitors alike. Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N' Mutt races.

When: February 28th- March 1st
Where: Canmore

5. Visit Hide'n'Seek

The largest of the indoor playgrounds, and very clean. They have two play areas for 36 months and younger and tons to do for the older kids, from the huge multi-level play structure to arcade games with prizes. The play structure is big enough that even parents can fit! The lounge area is welcoming and the cafeteria has tasty meals and healthy snacks.

When: Open 9am - 9pm daily
Where: #18, 49 Aro Drive NE


See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! Travel on an anatomical safari exploring a variety of animals from goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches in BODY WORLDS: ANIMAL INSIDE OUT at Spark, Calgary's Science Centre! 

When: Everyday! (Until March 1st) from 10am-4pm
Where: TELUS Spark

7. Visit Flying Squirrel 

Fly through the air and bounce off the walls! Flying Squirrel is a massive indoor trampoline universe which is all about jumping high and having FUN! While you grab a bite to eat, feel free to jump on our free Wi-Fi and relax in our luxurious lounge with massage chairs. Come experience the ultimate adrenaline rush for people of all ages! Reserve your group or just walk-in!

When: Everyday! (Hours Vary...Click Here For More Info.)
Where: North Calgary Location: 572 Aero Dr NE #105
             South Calgary Location: 5342 72 Ave

8. What's Up With Rodents

Uncover the mysteries of these misunderstood critters while participating in hands-on activities and chat with experts from Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) and Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation. Activities are included with Discovery Centre Admission.

When: Feb 7th from 10am to 3pm 
Where: Bow Habitat Station

9. Valentines Jellybean Dance 

Bring the kiddies out for our special Valentines Day Jelly Bean Dances.  Includes DJ, Food, and FUN! Door Prizes! Open to all kids aged 12 and under. Admission is $5/child or $3 with BCA membership

When: Feb 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Where: BCA Main Hall- 7904 43 Ave NW

10. Valentines Market

February is the month of all things #LOVE. We are talking about #familylove, #partnerlove, #spouselove, #friendlove and never forget #selflove! We have been enduring winter now for what feels like an eternity and this is the perfect time to treat yourself or a loved one to something special to push through this last bit of it. There will be local producers of food and beverages, art, fashion, jewellery, home decor, and health & wellness!

When: Feb 11th from 10am-2pm
Where: Gulf Canada Square

11. FISHtival

Kick off Alberta’s Family Fishing Weekend with FREE outdoor family fun and reduced admission to our Discovery Centre, $5 (+tax) per person. The Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery will be OPEN for this event! That means that you can come out and feed the fish!!

When: Feb 15th @ 10am
Where: Bow Habitat Station

12. Block Heater

Calgary Folk Music Festival's Annual Block Heater festival, presented by ATB, is a magical weekend of concerts and collaborative sessions held at Festival Hall, Studio Bell, the King Eddy, and the New Central Library.

When: Feb 20-22nd @ 7pm
Where: Various Venues in Calgary (Click Here For More Info)

13. Nerf's Up

Come out on last Friday evening of every month in the Magnolia Room for Nerf's Up! This event is for ages 10 years and older, teenagers are encouraged to come and play. What a great way to meet your neighbours! There will be a limit for how many people can play so registration will take place 30 minutes before game time!

When: Feb 28th from 7pm to 9pm
Where: Mahogany Homeowners Association

We hope you find some great things to do this February with your kids in Calgary! For a complete list of upcoming events click here.

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