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6 Things To Do In Calgary This Weekend, February 7 To 9

We are ready to light it up this weekend, Calgary!

The weekend is coming in hot and we could not be more excited. It's hard to believe it's almost the weekend, let alone the fact that the first week of February is coming to a close. With Valentine's Day coming up next week, you know all the restaurants are going to be booking up, so you're going to want to make the most of this weekend before the lovers take over. Luckily, there are tons of things to do in Calgary this weekend and we've rounded up some can't-miss events that you should keep on your radar.

From parties to festivals, food events to art exhibits, there's something for everyone on this list and we just know you'll have a ball if you take advantage.

Though we're not exactly in the middle of a chinook anymore, it's still pretty warm and sunny out there, so we should probably get out there and hit the town in case we're tossed back into another winter storm next week. We're in Alberta, anything can happen.

No matter what your weekend plans are looking like, there's always room for improvement.

The days are getting longer which means there's more daylight to spend doing fun and exciting things around the city. Are you with us? Let's do this!

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

When: Now until Saturday, February 29

Why You Need To Go: Various locations all across the city are whipping up unique and delicious hot chocolate creations in celebration of the YYC Hot Chocolate Festival. Winter weather is not an excuse to miss this cozy event.

Exposure Photography Festival

Price: Free

When: Now until Saturday, February 29

Address: 701 11 St. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This festival is exactly what you need to see if you're interested in a little artistic inspiration. See the photography of well-known and emerging photographers alike and get a feel for why Alberta and the artists in this province are so special.

New York Riptide Play The Calgary Roughnecks

Price: Starting at $20

When: Saturday, February 8

Address: 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: There's nothing like a good game of lacrosse. It's Canada's sport, after all. So, why not support our hometown heroes while they throw down with the boys from New York. It helps that tickets are only $20.

Fight For Australia Banff Bowling Fundraiser

Price: Bowling by donation

When: Monday, February 10

Address: 110 Banff Ave., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: We know, it's on Monday, but you just needed to know about it. High Rollers in Banff is a super fun bar and bowling alley and they're holding a fundraiser for wildlife in Australia. If you want to extend your weekend festivities, we can't think of a better excuse.

Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap and Dance Off

Price: $14

When: Saturday, February 8

Address: 109 7 Ave. S.W., Calgary, Alberta

Why You Need To Go: Back for another epic year, this event is making its return to the Palomino Smokehouse. You’re going to want to get out those dancing shoes because this epic dance-off simply can’t be missed. Amazing music, great people, and so much dancing.

Havana Night at The Rec Room

Price: Free

When: Friday, February 7

Address: 1180 901 64 Ave. N.E., Calgary, Alberta

Why You Need To Go: Are you ready to forget you're in cold old Alberta and feel like you’re in Cuba? This is the event for you. Enjoy an amazing night of Latin music, dance, and entertainment and drink delicious cocktails all night long. The Rec Room is excited to be hosting this memorable event and you are going to love it.