20 things to do in Calgary this long weekend: February 14 to 17

Feb 14 2020, 5:00 am

This weekend is jam-packed with activities, from Valentine’s Day events to Family Day festivities, you do not want to let this one go to waste!

Friday, February 14

Studio Bell $10 Date Night 2020

What: Studio Bell is bringing back its $10 Date Night events starting on Friday, February 14, making for an ideal Valentine’s Day party to start the weekend off right.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 5 to 9 pm
Where: Studio Bell — 850 4th Street SE, Calgary
Tickets: Available online, $10

Crossroads Market

What: Enjoy farm-fresh produce and tasty treats plus lots of unique finds from the large variety of vendors.

When: Fridays to Sundays
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Where: Crossroads Market – 1235 26 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Calgary Farmers’ Market

What: Explore over 80 vendors supplying customers with fresh local produce, meat, poultry, international food, organic goods, jewellery, art, and more. Whether it’s the arrival of fresh produce or fun events, there’s always something happening at the market.

When: Open year-round from Thursday to Sunday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Address: 510 – 77 Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Glow Winter Festival 2020

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Glow Winter Festival

What: Calgary’s own Glow Winter Festival will brighten up the season with three full days of lights and events this February 14 to 16, with a stunning array of lights and installations along Stephen Avenue.

When: Friday, February 14 to 16
Time: Friday and Saturday, 4 to 10 pm; Sunday, 4 to 7 pm
Where: On Stephen Avenue from Centre Street to 3rd Street SW
Admission: Free

Exposure & The Camera Store: Valentine’s Day Event

What: Check out this Valentine’s Day photo meetup with like-minded photographers to create some stunning shots.

When: Friday, February 14
Time: 6 pm
Where: The Camera Store Classroom — Unit 210 3060 9th Street SE
Admission: $5, available online

Saturday, February 15

Calgary Flames vs Chicago Blackhawks

What: The Calgary Flames are hosting the Chicago Blackhawks after a week on the road.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Glow Party 2020

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Glow sticks, high-energy music, and laser lights are coming to Calgary/Shutterstock

What: The Calgary Glow Party will be taking over Knoxville’s Tavern with upbeat music, laser lights, and LED sticks on Saturday, February 15.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 9 pm to 2:30 am
Where: Knoxville’s Tavern — 840 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Starting at $10, available online

Exposure Exhibitions Tour

What: Learn about the various exhibitions featured in the festival alongside Exposure Coordinator Beth Kane.

When: Saturday, February 15
Time: 11 am
Where: Contemporary Calgary — 701 11th Street SW
Admission: Free

Hunchback of Notre Dam

What: Catch a production of this classic Disney tale put on by the Cappuccino Musical Theatre from Saturday, February 1 to Saturday, February 15.

When: February 1 to 15
Time: 8 pm
Where: Vertigo Theatre
Tickets: $36, available online

Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE

What: Check out 60 local farms, food-makers, bakers, brewers, distillers, and artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, kids arts and cultural activities, and more every Saturday at the Farmers and Makers’ Market at cSPACE.

When: Every Saturday, year-round
Time: 10 am to 1 pm (Now until to May 2020)
Where: cSPACE King Edward — 1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday, February 16

Flash Forward Exhibition Party

What: Celebrate the opening of the Flash Forward Exhibition and hear from the young artists who contributed. Those who arrive early will get free pizza.

When: Sunday, February 16
Time: Noon to 3 pm
Where: The Little Gallery, University of Calgary, Department of Art — Room 621, Art Parkade, 110 University Gate NW, Calgary
Admission: Free

Sunday Brunch and Market Tour

What: Join the Calgary Farmers’ Market and Calgary Food Tours as they bring to you a very special Sunday brunch. Enjoy 16 bites and treats as various Alberta ranchers explain what it takes to bring their products to the market. Sample their produce and leave feeling inspired to fill your shopping bag with fresh goodies.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 10:30 am
Where: 510 – 77 Street SE — off Blackfoot Trail and close to Heritage Drive SE
Tickets: $55, available online

Esker Foundation

What: Esker Foundation connects the public to contemporary art through relevant, accessible, and educational exhibitions, programs, and publications. The gallery reflects on current developments in local, regional, and international culture; creates opportunities for public dialogue; and supports the production of groundbreaking new work, ideas, and research. Admission is free.

When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays
Time: Various times
Where: Esker Foundation – 4th Floor – 1011 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free

Winter ice skating at Olympic Plaza

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Skating at Olympic Plaza (jesse.ell/Instagram)

What: Built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games, Olympic Plaza has the only refrigerated outdoor ice surface in the city. You can rent skates down at the plaza if you don’t have a pair of your own. Helmets are strongly encouraged.

When: Open daily until mid-March
Time: 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Olympic Plaza — 228 8th Avenue SE, Calgary
Admission: Free, skates are also available to rent

Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

What: Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out features over 100 preserved animal specimens ranging from the common pigeon to an expertly dissected camel. Visitors will be able to check out what’s under the skin of some spectacular animals and determine what makes us the same — and different.

When: Now until March 1, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: TELUS Spark — 220 Saint George’s Drive Northeast, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Monday, February 17

Tubing at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park

What: Acura Tube Park at Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park is described as one of the fastest of its kind in Western Canada. Tubers can also check out the food truck and enjoy the convenience of washrooms on site.

When: Fridays until Sundays starting December 20, 2019, and throughout the winter season. Special times are offered during the holidays and on long weekends.
Time: Various times
Where: WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park – Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Admission Info: Online

Calgary Flames vs Anaheim Ducks

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What: It’s the Flames vs the Ducks for an afternoon game this Family Day Monday.

When: Monday, February 17
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome — 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Family Fun Day at Eau Claire Market

What: Spend Family Day at Eau Claire Market. This free, family event includes children’s crafts, balloon animals, carnival games and a magician.

When: Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 11 am
Where: Eau Claire Market – 200 Barclay Parade SW
Admission: Free

Break a LEGO 2020

What: Creating things out of little plastic blocks is fun for both children and adults, and Vivo for Healthier Generations is inviting the whole family out to play with LEGOs this family day — and to see who can make the greatest creation!

When: Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: 10 am
Where: Vivo for Healthier Generations — 11950 Country Village Link NE
Admission: Free, register online

Family Day Pajama Party

What: Head over to the Central Library in your fuzziest PJs this Family Day to enjoy crafts, treats, a cartoon marathon, and much more with the whole fam.

When: Monday, February 17, 2020
Time: Noon to 4 pm
Where: Central Library — 800 3rd Street SE
Admission: Free