It’s finally nearing the end of the week again which means its officially time to start planning your weekend. It wouldn’t be on brand if we didn’t supply you with some awesome things to do in Calgary this weekend. It’s the end of January so send off the first month of the year on a good note. 

Can you believe it’s already going to be February on Saturday? Because we can’t. 

We had a great start to the year and now we need to have an even better start to February. 

In typical Calgary style, there are some awesome events going on that will all make sure you say goodbye to January and hello to February in the best way possible. 

From food-focused events to upbeat and free concerts, it is all happening this weekend. 

We curated a special list of the six things you need to do this weekend. 

Whether you want to hit up these events alone or with a friend, you definitely won't be bored doing it. 

The weekend is all about letting loose and letting your hair down and these events will make sure that happens. 

It's not -30 C, it's the weekend, and it's the Super Bowl, there are so many reasons to celebrate. Let's do it up right, Calgary.

YYC Hot Chocolate Festival

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 29

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: It’s been chilly in Calgary this winter so why not warm up with the annual hot chocolate festival? There are over 40 locations around the city competing in this event. See how many you can try!

Festa Vino 

Price: $49

When: Saturday, February 1

Address: Market Wines, 520 77 Ave. S.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: If you like wine then this event is for you. This Italian wine festival will bring some of the best wine from over 400 different grape varieties. You’re guaranteed to find something you like. 

La Poutine Week 

Price: Prices vary

When: Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 7

Address: Multiple locations

Why You Need To Go: Poutine is a Canadian staple and this weekend is the start of a week-long food-oriented festival all about cheese, fries, and gravy. Calgary has tons of places participating so if you’re going to check to out, be sure to show up hungry. 

Superbowl Pool Party 

Price: $54

When: Sunday, February 2 

Address: Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: This weekend you will be feeling like you’re in Miami. This epic Superbowl pool party will be bringing a live DJ, the game, snacks, and drinks so be ready to party. 

One Bad Son

Price: Free

When: Saturday, February 1 

Address: V203 Campus Centre, 1301 16 Ave. N.W.Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: After postponing their December show, the epic band One Bad Son is back and you can go for free. No gimmicks. This show is actually 100% free and we love that. 

Penguin Walk 

Price: $29.95

When: Daily at 11 a.m.

Address: 210 St. George's Dr. N.E., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Birds of a feather walk together. Come down to the Calgary Zoo and watch these cuties strut their stuff. It’s adorable and the perfect way to spend an afternoon. 


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