20 things to do in Calgary this weekend: January 24 to 26

Jan 24 2020, 1:00 pm

Don’t let this weekend go to waste. There are so many great events to check out with your valuable days off, and only so much time to enjoy.

Friday, January 24

Smash Room Golf Pop-Up – Calgary

What: In January 2020, Smash Room Golf will pop-up in the city, giving Calgarians the chance to blow off some steam as they break things while they play.

When: January 24, 2020
Where: Location TBA
Tickets: Register for pre-sale tickets here

Jasper in January 2020 winter festival



What: Jasper in January has kicked off its 31st year as of last Friday, with three weekends full of art, music, dance, food, and winter activities taking place in the mountain paradise.

When: January 17 to February 2
Time: Times vary by event
Where: Jasper, Alberta
Tickets: Varies by event, some are free to attend

All Sport One City Initiative 2020

What: All Sport One City is a week-long initiative that’s taking place all over Calgary, where fitness and sports classes will be made free for anyone willing to give them a go. From the basics of broomball to the gravity-defying workings of parkour, Calgarians will finally be able to try their hands at all the things they’d always been curious about — for free!

When: Saturday, January 18 to Saturday, January 26, 2020
Time: Throughout the day
Where: At participating venues throughout the city
Admission: Free! Just be sure to register online to secure a spot

BIG Winter Classic 2020

What: This winter festival will see dozens of bands perform throughout Calgary at venues like Broken City, Last Best Brewery, Inner City Brewing and the “Big Empty Space” located on 10th Avenue between Greta Bar and The Backlot.

When: January 23 to 26
Time: Varies by performance
Where: At participating venues throughout the city
Admission: Varies by performance, see schedule for details

Family Fridays at the Spark

What: Here’s one for the families! TELUS Spark is hosting Family Fridays, which see kids getting admission to all the science-based fun for just $5.

When: January 24
Time: After 4 pm
Where: Telus Spark — 220 St. George’s Drive NE
Admission: $5 for kids after 4 pm, regular admission for adults. ($19 to $26)

Saturday, January 25

Cold Garden Afterhours Vol 3

What: Take part in a silent disco at Cold Garden Brewery and dance the night away!

When: January 25
Time: 11:55 pm to 3:05 am
Where: Cold Garden Brewery — 1100 11th Street SE
Cover: $10 for headphone rental

Neon Paint Party at Tropical

What: Party it up in the dark at Tropical’s Neon Paint Party this Saturday — cover is free, and neon paint/glow sticks are complimentary.

When: January 25
Time: 9 pm
Where: Tropical — Latin Street Food Restaurant and Bar — 1424 17th Avenue SW
Cover: Free, but register online

Calgary Roughnecks vs the Halifax Thunderbirds

What: The Calgary Roughnecks take on the Halifax Thunderbirds for the themed East Coast Kitchen Party event this Saturday.

When: January 25
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

The Bash

What: The Bash showcases Calgary’s innovative and trendsetting wedding creatives. Meet bridal boutiques, caterers, photographers, and more.

When: January 25 and 26, 2020
Time: Saturday, 6 to 9 pm; Sunday, 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Hudson 6th Floor – 200 8 Avenue SW, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Ice Magic Banff 2020

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What: Running 12 days from January 15 to 26, Ice Magic hosts teams in a competition to create the most stunningly shiny work of frozen art.

Tickets are required to visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise lakeside Competition Carving Site during peak periods. Ice Magic is free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm.

When: January 15 until January 26, 2020
Time: Times vary, check schedule for details
Where: Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise — 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise
Tickets: Online, free to attend from Monday to Friday, and on weekends before 10 am or after 5:30 pm.

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

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

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

Sunday, January 26

Zero Roll: Dungeons and Dragons

What: Try out the world’s most popular roll playing game at Zero Issue Brewing this Sunday. They have premade character sheets so all you need to bring is dice.

When: January 26
Time: Noon to 6 pm
Where: Zero Issue Brewing — 4210 12 Street NE
Tickets: $10, though price includes a pint. bring cash on day of

Hillhurst Flea Market

What: Find yourself a new treasure on the cheap at the Hillhurst Flea Market.

When: January 26
Time: 7 am to 3 pm
Where: Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association — 1320 5th Avenue NW
Admission: Free

Calgary Hitmen

What: The Calgary Hitmen take on the Red Deer Rebels at the Saddledome this Sunday.

When: January 26
Time: 2 pm
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Tickets: Online

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre Chinese Lunar New Year Festival

What: Celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year at the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre. There will be live performances, games and crafts, lion dances, and much more to enjoy.

When: January 18 to 26, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre – 197 1 Street SW, Calgary
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Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out

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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

Granary Road Public Market

What: Granary Road Public Market is open year-round and offers fresh produce, artisan cheeses, pizza, tacos, handcrafted home goods, and more.

When: Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Time: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Where: Granary Road Market — 226066 112 Street West, Foothills No. 31
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: Online, $55

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