February Guide: Events and Activities in Calgary

Published Jan 29, 2019 | Updated Jan 30, 2019

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. 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 1st-10th
Where: Canmore
Cost: Free
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2. Chinese New Year Festival

A two-part celebration for Lunar New Year 2019! Join in and celebrate the changing Chinese Zodiac from the year of the dog to the year of the pig. There will be performances, firecrackers, lion dances, lantern displays, a marketplace, and more.

When: February 2nd-3rd from noon to 6pm
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 St SW
Cost: Free
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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 28 at 10am
Calgary Farmers' Market

4. 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

5. 2019 CECA Winter Fest

Bring the whole family for skating, horse-drawn wagon rides, winter activities, hot chocolate, a snow sculpture contest and the puck toss! With the puck toss, you can win 50% of the pot if your puck is closest to the middle.

When: Feb 9 from 1pm - 3pm
Where: Calgary Evergreen Community Association

6. TommyKplay!

This indoor playground and family entertainment center is geared towards ages 0 to 12 and has an impressive amount of things to do! The Southeast location features a massive multi-level play structure, bridges and a zip-line. Around the facility is also a roller racer track, interactive game tower, toddler area, and even a laser maze. 

The Northwest location is similar featuring a similar massive multi-level play structure, roller racer track, and toddler area. But they also have TmeFreak where you can race other players in a push button challenge, and Jumpshot, an enclosed trampoline with basketball. You can upgrade your admission at this location for the K-Zone, which includes laser tag and a big climbing wall.

When: Open play 9:30am - 8:30pm daily
Southeast location: #148, 4916-130th Avenue SE
Northwest location: #830, 12024 Sarcee Trail NW

Photo shows NW location

7. Glow Winter Light Festival

Downtown Winter Light Festival is an annual family-friendly light and music festival in the heart of downtown Calgary. This free, all-ages event welcomes everyone to warm up winter’s darkest days and experience one-of-a-kind interactive light displays, art, entertainment, food trucks and activities.

When: February 14th - February 18th from 5pm - 11pm
Where: Downtown Calgary

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8. Family Fun Fest

This will make for a memorable weekend with lots of activities to share and join in on with friends and family. There are games such as bean bag toss and jenga, skating (don't forget your skates), shuffleboard on their pond, hot cider and marshmallow roasting, wagon rides and a market!

When: Feb 16 - Feb 17 from 9:30am - 5:30pm 
Where: Granary Road Public Market

9. Dive-in Movie

Experience the movies like never before! Come settle in for a night at the movies in the waterpark. Lounge poolside or watch from the water itself. You'll enjoy a great film and an even better time with friends, family and neighbours.

When: Feb 15 from 6pm - 8pm
Where: Village Square Leisure Centre 

10. Magic Arts Festival

Enjoy some stellar magic performers Family Day weekend at the seventh annual Magic Arts Festival. Don't miss out on your chance to see great magicians from all across Canada.

When: Feb 16 - Feb 18 All day
Where: Epcor

11. Free Pop Up Winter Family Fun

Celebrate family time outdoors with snow painting, snow dodgeball, potato sack races and a scavenger hunt. Warm up by the fire pit and enjoy some hot chocolate.

When: Feb 17 from 1pm-4pm
Where: New Brighton Athletic Park, South Glenmore Park

12. Funderful Family Day Celebration

Don't miss one of the biggest Family Day parties of the year! Featuring: Shine FM Broadcasting live from Trico Centre, Cookie Decorating courtesy of Glamorgan Bakery, Arts & Crafts with Kensington Arts & Supply, KLM Musical Zoo, Gamers Fun Truck, A1 Photobooth, YYC Princess, Perogy Boyz, and Nerf Wars in the gym!

When: Feb 18 from 10am - 2pm
Where: Trico Centre for Family Wellness

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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