Valentine's Day may have been last weekend but that does not mean that we are slowing down anytime soon. The month of February is still going strong, which means there is no shortage of cool, fun, and reasonably affordable things to do in Calgary this weekend. Don't you worry about picking, we've done the hard work for you and we've found some amazing events and activities that will make this weekend one to remember.
You'll be able to enjoy music festivals, sporting events, dance parties, and plenty of elaborate hot chocolates to keep you entertained.
So don't even think about staying in this weekend, it's going to be a good one.
Let's face it: people who went hard on the Valentine's Day events are probably broke and exhausted, so it's your time to take advantage of the short line-ups and manageable crowds for an awesome weekend.
February may be winding down but unfortunately, the weather simply isn't warm enough to get us to leave behind our bulky winter clothes, although that doesn't mean we aren't looking forward to the coming spring.
But have no fear, there is plenty of action to make sure you're making the most of the Calgary winter, both indoors and outdoors.
Block Heater 2020
When: Thursday, February 20 to Saturday, February 22
Address: Inglewood and East Village, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This music festival is set to feature an incredible array of local and international artists performing across five unique venues in the city. So you can stage-hop, get a taste of a variety of music genres, and find yourself dancing to some of the best of what Calgary's music scene has to offer.
The Wizards Beer Festival
When: Sunday, February 23
Address: 1129 Olympic Way S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This magical beer festival should be right up your alley if you like to dress up in wizard costumes, get your tarot cards read, or enjoy downing a complimentary glass of cold beer.
Calgary Fondue Night
When: Friday, February 21
Address: 9650 Harvest Hills Blvd., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This meal hosted by the Melting Pot will make all your fondue dreams true. With a four-course menu that features cheddar cheese fondue, chocolate fondue, and a scrumptious main course of chicken, pork, beef, and vegetables, you will be glad you skipped takeout on Friday.
When: Friday, February 21 and Saturday, February 22
Address: 20 Roundup Way S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you're a wine lover who's been waiting for the chance to sample some of the most unique, exquisite wines sourced from all over the world, then this event will be worth the money for you.
Whether you're here for the extensive rosé collection or you want to dig into the fancy cheese board, you will want to go to this shindig.
Calgary Flames vs Bostons Bruins
When: Friday, February 21
Address: 555 Saddledome Rise S.E., Calgary
Why You Need To Go: When the Bruins come to town to face the Flames, then we need to be there to see what goes down. The last couple of Flames' games have been absolutely ridiculous and action-packed, so you don't want to miss this.
The Dark Eighties Party at the Palomino
When: Saturday, February 22
Address: 109 7 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: We don't know about you but we love a good throwback 80s dance party, especially one that is themed around goth and punk culture. If you want to party hard and dance even harder to some of the best music from the 80s, then this is exactly where you need to head this Saturday night.
YYC Hot Chocolate Festival
When: Now until Saturday, February 29
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: This next-level hot chocolate celebration is here to stay for another week, so now is your chance to sample all the hot chocolates you've been waiting for. With over 85 vendors, chances are you haven't tried some of the hidden gems out there.