The sun's still out but the city is already planning an epic winter festival in Calgary to end all winter festivals.

Stretching from "mid-January to the end of February," 2021, Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Midwinter Roundup is a six-week-long celebration that will take over the city's downtown core, according to a release on Monday, July 27.

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With the partners assembled on this festival, there will be enough energy flowing throughout our city to keep everyone warm.


Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Over 55 different arts, sports, non-profit, neighbourhood, and tourism groups are banding together to throw a winter rager that spits in the face of cold weather.

Chinook Blast is almost six months away, so there's not a ton of details out about specific events or safety protocols just yet.

Winter doesn't have to be a season to dread — with this enormous festival in the works, you might even be counting down the days until the first snowfall.

Via City of Calgary