With February being the month of Valentines Day, a lot of people tend to associate it with love, couples, and romance. They somehow also come to the conclusion that, because of this, single people can't have any fun in February. We're here to prove to you that that's far from the truth.
While doing things with your significant other can be fun, there's no reason you can't go on all the same dates with your friends, or even solo if you're really brave! Instead of focusing on love and romance, make February the month of trying new things, adventure, and excitement! Anyone who's been in Edmonton long enough will tell you that there's no shortage of things to do.
No matter what your interests are, we've got a great list of suggestions for you. Catch up with old friends over a delicious dinner and drinks, test the waters of romance by going on a date with someone new, treat yourself to a classy af night out on the town, or tuck away your pocket change for a rainy day and check out all the free activities Edmonton has to offer this month.
Regardless if you're with your friends, family, significant other, or yourself this February, we want to make sure you have a great time. Check out our recommended activities and events, and get picking which ones you'll check out first!
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Wine and Dine at Chartier's Perfect Pairing Singles Night
You may not have a boo quite yet, but it's never too late to find someone to spoil on V-Day. Chartier is holding a Perfect Pairing Singles Night on February 12th, and for $60 you can try a variety of chocolates, wines, and other delicious treats while mingling with other singles.
Learn the Art of Tea Crafting at Kolya Naturals Skincare
Of course, plenty of us love to drink tea. Have you ever wondered how to blend your own, though? At this helpful, informative workshop on February 15th, you will handcraft a variety of blends, including digestive, nutritive, and naturally flavoured.
Grab coffee and study at District Cafe & Bakery
February is midterm season for many students, but who wants to be stuck studying at a desk? District Cafe is the perfect spot for you to hangout and get some work done while you munch on tasty treats.
Grab brunch at XIX Nineteen
There's no bad time for brunch. XIX Nineteen has a reputation for being one of the best in Edmonton, and we're not surprised at all, with their amazing banana french toast, and chicken and waffles.
Kick your milkshake cravings at RE:GRUB
Just because it's winter doesn't mean you can't enjoy a milkshake. These crazy concoctions are topped with the most insane things, from churros to cheesecake, you can have it all.
Save the salt for your pretzel at Zwick's
Of course, we all know how delicious pretzels can be, but Zwick's takes those to a whole new level. They're super affordable, and offer all sorts of unique flavours to cheesy and savoury, to sweet.
Treat yourself to something sweet from Bliss Baked Goods
There's no shame in the occasional snack, and nobody in Edmonton does sweets quite like Bliss Baked Goods. No need for all the fancy, added toppings; Bliss keeps things simple, delicious, and affordable.
Enjoy a meal in Old Strathcona at Pip Food & Drink
Pip is a small, intimate space in the heart of Old Stratchona, with a menu thats bursting with flavour. Their most popular dish is the pork belly, but other favourites include trout on bread, and the chimichurri steak.
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Cheer on the boys at an Edmonton Oilers game
February is prime time to catch a game of puck at Rogers Place. The season is nearing an end, and things are getting tense; the energy will be even more crazy than usual. Grab a beer and some snacks, and cheer on your favourite team with bae.
Bundle up and run the Hypothermic 1/2 Marathon
Is your date the athletic type? Hopefully they don't mind the cold either! Throw on some extra layers and sign up to run this 1/2 marathon on February 4th. The cost is $80, and you can choose to run 21, 10, or 5K.
Catch Benny Benassi at Union Hall
If your date is one for electronic music, this is a show you won't wanna miss. I grew up listening to a lot of Benny Benassi, and if his concerts are half as good as his music, it's bound to be a great show. Tickets are $25, and the show is on February 9th.
Have a laugh at Date Night Comedy Tour
This event is perfect for couples of all ages. It's good, clean humour that will have you laughing all night long. Two comedians will be performing, and you will also have an opportunity to participate in a game of Family Feud. Tickets are $15 for the show on February 9th.
Partake in the Sweetheart Valentine's Skate
Go back in time to the 60s this Valentines Day. On February 10th, the Edmonton Sportsdome will be having a Sweetheart Skate event, just for you and your loved one. More details are to be released as the date draws closer, so keep yourself posted!
Get closer than ever before with Partner Yoga & Connection
Bliss Yoga Spa is a popular YEG yoga studio, and on February 10th, they're offering the perfect Valentines date idea for you. $55/person, or $110/couple is a small price to pay for the relaxation and intimacy you'll get out of this experience.
Make your masterpiece at Paint Nite
Paint Nite has been a popular date idea around Alberta for awhile now, and this specific event is being held on Valentine's Day; what better way to spend your special day? For $45 each, you and yours can create a beautiful masterpiece and enjoy the food and drink specials offered.
Dance all night long at Frequency 2018
Some people may argue that a festival is the best place to start your relationship, because you see how crazy one another can get. Frequency 2018 features huge names like Tiesto, Purple Haze, and Keys n' Krates. Catch the show at the Shaw Conference Centre on February 18th.
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Catch My Friend Dahmer at Metro Cinema
I was able to see an early screening of this movie back in September, and trust me when I say it's bone chilling. Anyone who has an interest in serial killers or the story of Dahmer will be enchanted. Tickets are just $13, and you can catch the show on February 4th and 6th.
Watch the Superbowl at LOCAL Jasper Ave
Superbowl Sunday is here! Get excited. Spending $20 at LOCAL will get you grub, a beer, and prize/jersey giveaways all day long. If you're gonna watch the game on February 4th, you may as well watch it in the company of others.
Check out local talent at YEG Music Acoustic Spotlight
Edmonton is full of amazing local talent, and on February 9th you can find a good selection of those artists performing at Wild Earth Bakery & Cafe. Tickets are just $10, but the price is well worth the quality entertainment you'll get.
Rave till dawn with MonkeyTwerk and others at Mercury Room
Techno music may not be everyone's cup of tea, but you can't argue that it's super fun to dance to. Get your $10 tickets for the We're Just Here To Dance event on February 16th, featuring acts like MonkeyTwerk and K-Stylez.
Rock out at the March Of The Frozen North Tour
Is heavy metal your thing? Do you like to head bang and jam out to loud, hardcore music? You'll want to find yourself at The Forge on Whyte this February 17th for this awesome, heavy metal festival. Tickets are just $15 in advance.
Play some games at The Rec Room
You can have plenty of fun here, no matter your age, or if you're drunk or sober. The Rec Room is making waves all across Canada, and if you haven't visited yet, you'll want to ASAP.
Explore the beautiful Muttart Conservatory
The Muttart is a popular spot in Edmonton, and it's simply because it's so beautiful and interesting. The botanical gardens will make you forget all about winter, and keep you entertained for hours.
Visit the Art Gallery of Alberta
Museums are definitely worth checking out, if you have the time. The AGA offers unique programs, like adult drop-in art classes, and ever-changing exhibits for your enjoyment.
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$150 may seem like a hefty price, but it gets you a seven course meal, perfectly curated by some of Canada's top chefs. This delicious event is being held on February 3rd at the Shaw Conference Centre.
Connect your body, mind, and beyond at the Kosha Yin Workshop
Everyone knows what a great stress reliever yoga can be for your body. Kosha Yin is a way for you to reach your full potential of bliss while strengthening your body, mind, and beyond. Access to the workshop on February 3rd is just $40.
Try your hand at Essential Oil Blending
Have you always wondered about the power of essential oils? Now's your chance to learn a bit more about them. This $75 workshop on February 3rd will teach you all you need to know and give you the opportunity to create a roll-on perfume, a body mist, and a body oil, all of which you get to take home.
Practice Mindfulness Through Drawing at The Paint Spot
The practice of mindfulness is honestly amazing. Your entire life can change when you change your mindset, and this $80 workshop on February 17th will teach you how to become mindful while creating beautiful works of art.
Catch the beautiful and talented Serena Ryder in concert
What's classier than supporting your fellow Canadians? Serena Ryder makes super catchy, upbeat music that audiences love. She'll be performing at the Winspear Centre on February 21st.
Watch the beautiful MOMIX presented by the Alberta Ballet
A night out at the ballet can transport you away from the cold winter outside. MOMIX will be performed for audiences on February 21st at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium; tickets are on sale at the link above.
Escape reality at the YEG Fitness Wellness Staycation Retreat
Are the stresses of adulthood getting to you? No worries, we've got the perfect solution. The YEG Fitness Wellness Staycation Retreat will pamper you with spin classes, spa treatments and therapy, and cooking classes. Purchase your tickets now, and be ready to be pampered this February 24th and 25th.
Visit the gorgeous Miette Hot Springs
If you find yourself in Jasper this February, you'll absolutely want to make a pit stop at the Miette Hot Springs. There's no better way to relax and refresh than to soak in the springs for an hour or so; you'll leave feeling more rejuvenated than ever before.
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Celebrate Lunar New Year at Bonnie Doon Centre
The Lunar New Year is an amazing cultural celebration, and this year the Bonnie Doon Centre wants to celebrate with you. On February 10th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can participate in an abundance of activities including calligraphy, wishing bowls, martial arts & dance performances, and face painting.
Check out Drop-In Meditation at Ripple Effect Wellness Centre
There's nothing more calming than a good meditation session. On February 12th drop in to Ripple Effect Wellness Centre from 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. for a free hour of relaxation.
Catch Pegboard Nerds at Envy Nightclub
Who doesn't love a free show? On February 16th, Pegboard Nerds will be performing at Envy Nightclub. The show is free before 10:30 if you RSVP at the link above; don't miss out!
Learn some magic at The Witchery Market
Are spells, magic, and witchcraft your thing? Experience them all first hand, right here in YEG. On February 17th and 18th you can attend the Witchery Market, completely free of charge. The first five people through the door receive an awesome swag bag that you won't wanna miss out on.
Free Ski Touring Nights at Sunridge Ski Area
Although the mountains aren't too far, it's not always practical to travel all that way just to go skiing. Hit the slopes in the city at Sunridge Ski Area, where skiing is free for members every Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Practice your dancing skills at Rhythm Studio
Every month, Edmonton's Rhythm Studio offers a free night. On February 9th at 6:30, you can try your hand at Bachata. This dance style is super fun and upbeat, and also a great workout. No registration is required, just show up at the studio, ready to learn!
Learn to dance Latin at Room at the Top on Mondays
Mondays are Latin night at Room at the Top, and not only does that mean great deals on tacos and Coronas, it also means a free Latin dance lesson at 7 p.m., open to anyone who's interested in learning.
Go for a skate on the Victoria Park IceWay
If you haven't already, you'll want to make sure you get at least one skate date in before the ice melts. The Victoria Park IceWay is beautifully lit, making it the perfect spot to add to your Instagram feed.