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23 fun Valentines Day festivities to check out in February

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Kristy Archibald Feb 07, 2017 1:51 am 893

Valentine’s day is the most romantic day of the year and regardless of your relationship status, it’s a fun holiday to celebrate.

For couples, it’s about making timeless memories with your special someone and spending quality time together.

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For singles, it’s an excuse to get together with your friends and celebrate your kinship, while doing a little meet and mingling out on the town.

Check out these 22 fun and romantic things to do this Valentine’s Day in Calgary!

Date Night at Telus Spark

  • What: What is the ultimate algorithm for love you ask? Well you’ll find out along with how androids can possibly trick us into thinking they’re human and get the opportunity to compose a love poem to your favorite robot, while exploring the future of LOVE at this Valentines Day themed, Adults Only Night at Telus Spark.
  • Where: TELUS Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • When: Thursday, February 9
  • Cost: $19.95

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating 

  • What: Put down your dating apps for an evening and mingle with some of the city’s most eligible singles, while connecting and socializing over cocktails. You will begin by submitting a private profile to the event organizer, Dashing Date so that they can bring together like-minded people that are much more likely to connect. Even if you don’t meet your special someone, the night will still be unique, memorable and romantic – plus you never know what may happen! For ages: Women 25-36 Men 27-38
  • Where: Moxies Bar and Grill – 888 7 Avenue SW
  • When: February, 14
  • Cost: $39/ person

Valentines Day Dinners at the Selkirk Grille

  • What: It doesn’t get more romantic than an elegant candle-lit dinner for two! Treat your date to a 3-course meal at Heritage Park’s Selkirk Grille.
  • Where: The Selkirk Grille, Heritage Park Historical Village -1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • When: February 10,11 and 14
  • Cost: $100/couple (10-11) OR $75/person (14) 

Date Night with Blues Artists Eric Bibb with Michael Jerome Browne

  • What: Spend a night with the genre that started it all and gave birth to some of the world’s best love songs! Join Eric Bibb and Montreal’s, Jerome Brown, an award-winning multi- instrumentalist, as they hit the stage for an unforgettable blues performance.
  • Where: Martha Cohen Theatre – 829 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: February 10 and 11
  • Cost: $49

That’s Amore! Valentines Day At the Market

  • What: Keep it casual this Valentines Day and head to the Calgary Farmers market for some good ol’ romantic fun. There will be live entertainment, as well as the opportunity to make fruit flower Valentines with Poppy Innovations and capture the moment in a romantic photo booth. This is also a great destination to pick up anything you need for a romantic dinner in!
  • Where: The Calgary Farmers Market – 510 77th Avenue SE
  • When: Saturday, February 11
  • Cost: FREE

The Calgary Opera: Valentine Ball

  • What: Nothing is more romantic and Cinderella-esque, than attending an elegant ball with your significant other on Valentines Day! Held at the Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Palliser, you will be whisked away in a night full of dancing, singing love stories and lots of laughter as Calgary’s Opera raises money for their Emerging Artist Development Program.
  • Where: Calgary Fairmont Palliser, Crystal Ball Room – 133 9th Avenue SW
  • When:Saturday, February 11
  • Cost: $350/person

Valentine Comedy Extravaganza

  • What: There is nothing better than adding a few laughs to your Valentines Day date night! Join FunnyFest Calgary for an evening of hilarious jokes and exuberant laughter, along with roses, dinner, drinks and of course chocolate to top off a grand evening.
  • Where: Nicastro’s Public House – 2820 Centre Street NE
  • When:Saturday, February 11
  • Cost: $30

Valentines Day Escape at Azuridge Estate Hotel

  • What: Escape the city for a romantic weekend at Azuridge Estate and choose from 4 romantic packages that will make this Valentines Day one to remember!
  • Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel – 178057 272 Street West Priddis, Alberta
  • When: February 11 -12
  • Cost: $329-$1,469

YYC Girl Gang Galentines Market

  • What: Say “I love you” this Valentines Day with a handmade gem made by a local artist, or spend the afternoon shopping your favourite vendors with your significant other. If you haven’t heard of them already, YYC Girl Gang is a group of amazingly talented #bossbabes working to build a community and help lady entrepreneurs around Calgary grow their businesses successfully. Join them for their first ever market at the Commons on the 13 and help support all of the local talent that will be there!
  • Where: The Commons – 1206 20th Avenue SE
  • When: Monday, February 13
  • Cost: $3 cash entry at the door

6th Annual Cinnamon Heartbreak Cabaret

  • What: Whether you are spending Valentines Day with your special someone, of just a group of your single friends, this show is the perfect unordinary solution for this romantic day. The night will feature burlesque babes, bellydancing beauties, life performance art and more, making it a fun event no matter what your relationship status!
  • Where: Yuk Yuk’s Calgary – 218 18th Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $25

Cliffhouse Moonlight Valentines Dinner

  • What: End a wonderful day on the slopes, by dining with a breathtaking view of the Rockies at the historic Cliffhouse Bistro, located 2090 meters atop Mount Norquay.
  • Where: Cliffhouse Bistro – Mt Norquay Scenic Drive
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $175

Lifts of Love

  • What: If you’re single on Valentines Day, then this is a fresh new way to spend the day. Put down those online dating apps and throw on a pair of skis and meet someone new on every chair at Mount Norquay – in person! This fresh new approach to speed dating may or may not end in finding your special someone, but at least it will be a ton of fun and make for some hilarious memories!
  • Where: Mount Norquay – Mt Norquay Road
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $25

Valentines Day at the Guild

  • What: Wine and dine your date at this decadent multi-course prix fixe, prepared by Chef Ryan. Baked brie, Petit Fours, Smoky Deviled Eggs, Escargots, Beef Wellington and Grilled Trout are just a few of the delicious items that you will find in this 4-course meal, along with bubbly of course! This special Valentines Day menu will be available during regular dinner hours on February 14th for $80, along with an à la carte menu.
  • Where: The Guild – 200 8th Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $80

Valentine’s Day “Singles” Wine Tasting

  • What: Calling all single ladies and men! At this wine tasting, brought to you by Riverfront Wine and Spirits, you’ll get the opportunity to do a little mingling, while be tasting wines from France, the most romantic country in the world and indulging in Macarons from Ollia Macarons and Tea.
  • Where: Riverfront Wine & Spirits – 228 Riverfront Avenue SW
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $30

14 on the 14th: Cupid’s Marathon of Love

  • What: Are wedding’s not your thing? Take the spontaneous plunge with 13 other couples at Azuridge Estate Hotel, and marry the love of your life on the most romantic day of the year! Choose between 2 elopement packages, each complete with a butler who will escort you to the ceremony, a marriage commissioner and a photographer to capture the moment.
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel – 178057 272 Street West Priddis, Alberta
  • Cost: Investments depend on chosen packages.

Valentine’s Day Dinner by Azuridge Estate Hotel

  • What: If there is any place that knows romance, it’s Azuridge Estate! Treat your special someone to a 5 course a’ la Carte dinner, with your choice of an optional wine pairing that has been carefully curated and inspired by love stories like yours.
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Where: Azuridge Estate Hotel – 178057 272 Street West Priddis, Alberta
  • Cost: $95

Couple’s Cooking Class

  • What: They say couples that cook together, stay together right? Spend the evening experimenting with new cuisine, preparing a fresh meal to share while creating wonderful memories to take home and cherish. Every time you make this dish you’ll be reminded of the special evening you shared!
  • Where: Sait Main Campus – 1301 16th Avenue NW
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $100/ person

In the Heat of the Night

  • What: Spend a night with your special someone consuming a romantic dinner, while learning about courtship and mating in the animal world – you may even learn a new move or two! During intermission snack on delectable sweets while capturing the night in a “Mardi Gras” themed photo booth – think flamboyant party animal!
  • Where: Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
  • When: February 13 and 14
  • Cost: $100/ person

A special Valentine presented by Grey Goose Vodka

  • What: You will be welcomed with a Grey Goose Crantini, as you spend a romantic evening with your date at this 3 course, family style dinner brought to you by Getto Boys Br and Grill.
  • Where: Getto Boys Bar & Grill – 720 16th Avenue
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $29.50

Mate Night

  • What: Get high on love – literally! Enjoy a picturesque view of the city as you spend an evening celebrating diversity and learning about the “wild side of love” aka animal sexuality with conservationist, and noted naturalist Brian Keating. All proceeds of the event will go towards raising money for the Calgary Sexual Health Centre.
  • Where: The Bow 54th Floor – 500 Centre Street SE
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $125

Valentines Day Dine and Dance

  • What: Dinner and dancing is a timeless classic date night that will never go out of style! Join Cowboys Casino and Zen 8 Grill for their second annual Valentines Day Special, featuring live entertainment, a delectable buffet and delicious cocktails.
  • Where: Cowboys Casino – 421 12th Avenue SE
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $20

Wine and Chocolate Tasting

  • What: Did someone say wine and chocolate? Spend Valentines Day with your special human and learn all about wine and chocolate pairings, while tasting wines from all over the world and chocolate from Calgary’s very own Old Coal Chocolates.
  • Where: Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $45

Valentines Dine & Paint

  • What: Get creative with your date at this unique dining event! Begin the evening with wine and a tasty meal for two, and then paint a masterpiece that you can bring home and be reminded of this special night that you shared.
  • Where: Vin Gogh Paint + Sip Studio – 118 7004 Macleod Trail S
  • When: Tuesday, February 14
  • Cost: $177.45

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Kristy Archibald
Kristy is a creative Communications and PR strategist, freelance writer, coffee enthusiast and wine connoisseur who has a strong passion for travelling, art, style and fashion. Check out her blog (FloralandBows.com) for a taste of YYC through the lens of a refined, sassy, PR girl working on being a successful #girlboss.

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