We did it. We made it halfway through the workweek and we think that is something worth celebrating. Give yourself a well-needed break from the day and start planning your weekend. There are some awesome things happening around our city this in the coming days and we made a list of things to do in Calgary this weekend. Get your calendars out and start planning.

It’s Wednesday and we could not be more excited about it. We have made it halfway through a busy work week which means we are only two days away from the weekend. 

If you are anything like us, then you have already started to make plans for your two days off. 

This weekend is the perfect time to go out. Parts of Alberta are actually warmer than Florida, so hit the town while you can. 

Lucky for us, there are tons of cool things going on. 

Literally from Friday after work to Sunday evening, you can have a jam-packed weekend and we are here to help you plan it. From rodeos to art installations and brunch, Calgary has it all. 

We managed to condense a list of the seven things you need to do before the cold comes back. 

Take a break from your work right now and start making plans. The weekend doesn't last long, so make the most of it. 

Banff Craft Cocktail Competition

Price: $15

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Address: The Vermillion Room, 405 Spray Ave., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you like a nice boozy drink then this event is for you. This is the second annual event and it features eight of the best bartenders from the Bow Valley. Watch them go head to head and create four iconic cocktails that are the perfect balance of creativity and taste.

2020 Chinese New Year Festival

Price: Free

When: Saturday, January 25, 2020

Address: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1 St. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: It’s the Year of the Rat and it’s time to celebrate. Join the Chinese Cultural Centre to celebrate the Lunar New Year with food, drinks, firecrackers, games, and all the live entertainment you can handle.

Ctrl Alt Brunch 

Price: $15

When: Sunday, January 26, 2020

Address: 628 8 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: After a weekend full of events you need to relax with some brunch. But not ordinary brunch; drag brunch. This 18+ event will bring you laughs, food, booze, and fierceness. What more do you need to cap off a wonderful weekend?

PBR: Monster Energy Tour 

Price: $25

When: Friday, January 24, 2020

Address: Nutrien Western Event Centre, Stampede Tr. S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: PBR is known for having top bull riding athletes go head to head against some of the most intense animals in the world.

These 2,000-pound animals are not messing around and as a spectator, you will be on the edge of your seat the entire time.

Harlem Globetrotter Tours

Price: $55.10

When: Friday, January 24, 2020

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

Why You Need To Go: This iconic basketball team is coming to Calgary and they are bringing their hilarious antics with them. Whether you sit courtside or not, you will be having a ball. Literally.

Calgary Giant Floating Moon exhibit

Price: $10

When: Multiple dates

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

Why You Need To Go: This exhibit looks seriously dreamy. Featuring a to-scale model of the moon, this six-meter in diameter replica is the closest thing most of us will get to being in space.

Skip the observatory and gaze at this up close and personal art installation.

Ice Magic Lake Louise

Price: $13

When: Multiple dates

Address: Lake Louise, AB

Why You Need To Go: Lake Louise is gorgeous right now. There is currently a 12-day event going on that showcases all the best ice sculptures, ice bars, and scenery you can imagine. This weekend is the last weekend of the event so hit it up before you have to wait another year.