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Things to do – Family Day Weekend in Calgary 2015

For upcoming weekend events (Feb 20 – 22): See Weekend Events in Calgary.

Things to do in Calgary during Family Day Weekend: Feb 13 – 16, 2015

A go-to list of activities and events taking place in Calgary during the family weekend.  For Valentine’s day specific activities, see Valentines Day in Calgary.

Visit Sylvan Lake:  Sylvan Lake Winterfest 2015 is On this weekend. Polar Bear Dip: Feb 14 | 01:00 PM. Fireworks: Feb  14 | 07:00 PM

I. Family & Kids Activities this weekend

Family Fishing Weekend – No license required. Albertans and visitors are invited to give fishing a try on water bodies with open fishing seasons (not in national parks). Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply. – February 14 – 16, 2015 – Details

1. Family Quest

Calgary is host to the 2015 Tim Horton’s Briar, and we’re getting caught up in the excitement. Visit us this February and get swept away in more curling madness!

Work together as a family or a group to complete our exciting curling themed challenges. Be sure to take part in our interactive scavenger hunt and enter to win a family fun prize package. Details

gasolinealleymuseum2When?

Thursday, February 12 – Monday, February 16, 2015 | 09:30 AM – 04:00 PM

Where?

Gasoline Alley Museum, Calgary

How much?

Regular Admission

 

2. Canmore Winter Carnival

The Canmore Winter Carnival is a celebration of the season and a popular community tradition for more than 20 years with events including ice carving, snow sculpting, dog sled racing, the Bonhomme Carnival, and more!  Slide down the snow slide and check out the snow and ice carvings. Details

When?

February 13 – March 1, 2015
Snow Playground & Ice Carvings – Throughout the festival
Lantern Parade & Art Exhibition | February 13,  5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Ice Carving Competition | February 14,   10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Bonhomme Carnival | February 15, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Where?

Downtown, Canmore

How much?

Free

 

3. Mythology of the Night Sky

raoopenhouseLisa Hughes from University of Calgary’s Greek and Roman Studies department will be talking about the Ancient Greek interpretation of the February night sky. Learn more about the clashes of the heroes, goddesses and the immortals especially the exploits of Cupid, Venus and Eros of classical Greece.In the sky – Jupiter is visible between Leo and Gemini with a waning sliver of a moon in the sky to create great viewing conditions.

When?

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 08:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Where?

Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

How much?

$20.00 per car

 

 4. Chinese New Year Carnival

Enjoy programs and performances of traditional Dragon & Lion Dance, festival music and dance, martial art demonstration, vocal singing, folk art demonstration, festival food, games, artworks exhibition and an indoor bazaar of trade booths selling all sorts of gifts and festival items. at the “2015 Year of the Sheep Chinese New Year Carnival” Details

When?

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 09:00 PM

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM

Where?

China Town, Calgary

How much?

Free

 

5. Family Day Weekend Fun! 

Learn through fun & play during the family Day Weekend with a full roster of live science demonstrations, exciting hands-on programs and, more! Details 

When?

February 12 – 16,  2015

February 12, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
February 13-15, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Family Day, February 16, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Where?

Telus Spark

How much?

Regular Admission.

 Butterfield Acres Easter Egg Hunt tickets go on sale on Feb 15. Gets sold out fast!

6. Skate in Nature

Join The City of Calgary Parks this winter season for some fun family friendly activities. Local wildlife experts will be fire-side at the outdoor skating rinks in the following parks. Come out and enjoy the outdoors and fresh air and learn about urban wildlife while skating in nature. Details

When & Where?

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 12:30 PM – 04:00 PM @ Prince’s Island Park
Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 12:30 PM – 04:00 PM @ Carburn Park

How much?

Free

 Day out with Thomas Tickets are on Sale (May 2 – 10) – Sell out risk is high.

7. Family FISH-tival

Bow Habitat Station CalgaryDid you know February 14-16 is Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta? Before you head out on a fishing adventure, join us for some family fun as you learn the tips & tools you’ll need at our Family FISH-tival! Details

When?

Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where?

Bow Habitat Station, Calgary

How much?

Outdoor activities:Free, Indoor: $5.00

Disney on Ice – March 18 – 24 at Saddledome – Details

8.  Rock Climbing and Gymnastics Drop-in

Special Family Day weekend indoor rock climbing and gymnastics drop-in time. Details

When?

Sunday, February 15, 2015| 03:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Where?

Southland Leisure Centre, 2000 Southland Dr. S.W., Calgary

How much?

Regular Admission

Olympic Oval Family Fun Day Skating – Monday, Feb 16 – 12:00 PM – 05:00 PM

9. Treasure Island

The classic adventure tale of a boy, a treasure map, an island, and pirates! Details

When?

February  14, 15, 21, 22, 2015
Saturdays at 1:00 PM
Sundays at 1:00 PM & 3:00 PM

Where?

Loose Moose Theatre Company, 1235 26 Ave SE, Calgary

How much?

$12

 

10. The Hobbit

This adaptation of Tolkien’s classic is a fast paced retelling of the tale of Bilbo Baggins, who positively loathed adventures, but one day found himself embroiled in the greatest adventure in the whole history of Middle Earth, in a search for dragon guarded gold. This critically acclaimed adaptation uses masks, puppetry and shadow play to create Tolkien’s world of dwarves, dragons, trolls, elves, giant spiders, goblins and, of course, hobbits. Recommended: 8+
Details

When?

February 6 to 21, 2015
Tuesdays to Saturdays | 7:00 PM; Saturdays and Sundays | 02:00 PM

Where?

Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre, 375 Bermuda Drive NW, Calgary

How much?

$20.00

 

11. Fred Penner

A gentle giant with kind eyes and an undeniable ability to make you feel good, this musical master brings 25 years of commitment, consistency and depth to a career that skillfully blends the many genres of performing and communication. His diverse repertoire includes 12 Children’s Albums and countless energetically packed live shows for throngs of eager audiences across North America. Celebrate the Family Day Weekend with this Canadian Icon! Details

When?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 2:30 PM

Where?

Bert Church Live Theatre,1000 East Lake Blvd, Airdrie

How much?

$16.00

 

12. Winterfest

Enjoy fun winter activities including sleigh rides, indoor carnival games and special shows in the theatre.  Details

When?

Monday, February 16, 2015

Where?

Fort Calgary

How much?

Free admission to the Interpretive Centre.

Family lunch in the Upper Barracks: $15 for adults and $10 for children.

 

13. Community Day!

Presented by Chevron, Community Day at Glenbow is a chance for us to throw open the doors and invite Calgarians to come check out all our amazing exhibitions for free. Take advantage of the Family Day holiday and get inspired at Glenbow. Details

When?

Monday, February 16, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 05:00 PM

Where?

Glenbow Museum

How much?

Free

 

14. Family Fun Day

Family-Fun-Day---Regular-for-Online-Listings-21421772051Join us for the first Family Fun Day. There will be live entertainment, ice carving, carnival games, and much more!   Details

When?

Monday, February 16, 2015 | 11:00 AM – 03:00 PM

Where?

Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary

How much?

Free

 

15. Family Favourites

Cineplex Family Favourites: The Muppet Movie on February 14, 2015 | 11:00 AM | $2.99 – Details

 

16. Free Public Skate

Enjoy free skating! Details

When?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM

Where?

Ernie Starr Arena, 4808 14 Avenue S.E., Calgary
Frank McCool Arena, 1900 Lake Bonavista Drive S.E., Calgary
Murray Copot Arena, 6727 Centre Street N.W., Calgary
Optimist and George Blundun Arenas, 5020 26 Avenue S.W., Calgary
Rose Kohn and Jimmie Condon Arenas, 502 Heritage Drive S.W., Calgary
Shouldice Arena, 1515 Home Road N.W., Calgary
Stew Hendry and Henry Viney Arenas, 814 13 Avenue N.E., Calgary
Stu Peppard Arena, 5300 19th Street S.W., Calgary

 

17. Shouldice Family Day

​​​Games, horse drawn wagon, food truck and a DJ will provide for an entertaining afternoon. Bring the family and join us for the fun and don’t forget to bring your swimsuit and skates so you can enjoy the free swimming and skating too. Details

When?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 04:00 PM

Where?

Shouldice Arena and Shouldice Aquatic & Fitness Centre
1515 Home Road N.W., Calgary

How much?

Free

 

18. Free Public Swim

Details

When?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM & 03:00 PM –  04:30 PM

Where?

Bob Bahan Aquatic & Fitness Centre, 4812 14 Ave. S.E., Calgary
Canyon Meadows Aquatic & Fitness Centre, 89 Canova Rd. S.W., Calgary
Glenmore Aquatic Centre, 5330 19 St. S.W., Calgary
Renfrew Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 810 13 Ave. N.E., Calgary
Shouldice Aquatic Centre, 5303 Bowness Rd. N.W., Calgary
Thornhill Aquatic & Recreation Centre, 6715 Centre St. N., Calgary

 

19. Devonian Gardens Family Day

Join The City of Calgary Parks  at Devonian Gardens for drop-in activities for kids to adults. Details

When?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 | 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Where?

Devonian Gardens, Core Shopping Centre – 400, 317 7 Ave. S.W., Calgary

How much?

Free

 

20. Okotoks Family Day

​​​Family day activities Details

When?

Monday, February 16th, 2015 | 10:00 AM – 03:30 PM
Outdoor Skating & fire pits, Outdoor Rink
with free hot chocolate and popcorn | 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Live Entertainment | 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Where?

Okotoks Recreation Centre

How much?

Free

II. Live Music

1. Mozart and Schumann

Hans Graf Conductor by Bruce Bennett

Hans Graf Conductor by Bruce Bennett

A beautiful tapestry: Mozart’s elegant Sinfonia Concertante, Schumann’s romantic Third Symphony and Chaminade’s sumptuous Flute Concertino. Esteemed CPO alumnus, conductor Hans Graf presides, in a concert celebrating the sparkling talents of five brilliant CPO Principal soloists. Details

When?

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 08:00 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Where?

Epcor Centre’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary

How much?

$20.00 – $90.00

 

2. August Burns Red

The Frozen Flame Tour
Details

When?

Friday, January 3, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Where?

MacEwan Ballroom, 2500 University Drive NW, University of Calgary, Calgary

How much?

$29.00

Ilan Bluestone & specials guests  @ Flames Central on Feb 14 – Tickets 

3. Fred Penner with an All Star Band

Fred Penner is the pre-eminent name in family entertainment. Fred is branching out and connecting with the generation of young adults who were his first audience, and now are university students and parents having their own children. The circle is complete.

Details

When?

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Where?

The Gateway, 1301 16 Avenue NW, Calgary

How much?

$10.00 – $15.00

Napalm Death, Voivod  @ Republik on Saturday Feb 14, 2015 – Tickets

4. Duo-Zéphyr

Sophie and Jean-Michel Goury focus mainly on the realization and implementation of a solid catalogue of works, associating new and adapted repertoires based on the organically-inherent Gaubert-Boehm fingering system, presented in the form of workshops, lectures, master-classes and traditional or staged recitals. Details

When?

Saturday Feb 14, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Where?

Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall, Rosza Centre, University of Calgary

How much?

Adult : 25.00
Senior (65+) : 18.00

 

5. Tom Phillips

The release of the new Tom Phillips solo album on Valentine’s Day. This album is a departure for longtime Calgary honky-tonker Tom Phillips. Featuring “The Robertsons” (Tim Leacock and Lorrie Matheson) and produced by Lorrie Matheson. You’ve got to hear it and hear it performed live for the first time here.Details

When?

Saturday Feb 14, 2015 | 08:00 PM

Where?

Festival Hall – 1215 10th Ave SE, Calgary

How much?

$25.00

 

6. Saga

Details

When?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 9:00 PM

Where?

Deerfoot Inn & Casino, 1000, 11500 – 35 Street SE, Calgary

How much?

$29.00- $39.00

III. Theatre & Performing Arts

1. Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Set to the music of Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy traces the spiritual odyssey of a woman’s life from first romantic encounter to mature love. This updated version features new choreography and songs from Sarah’s upcoming studio album. Details

FumblingTowardsEcstasy calgaryWhen?

February 11 & 12, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Friday, February 13, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM

Where?

Southern Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary

How much?

$29 – $116

 

2. The Philadelphia Story

Tracy Lord is young, beautiful, wealthy, and about to be wed. When a cynical tabloid reporter arrives to cover the ceremony, Tracy has a hard time keeping her nuptials – and her heart – on the right track. This classic comedy, turned Oscar-nominated film starring Katherine Hepburn, takes a glorious and witty look at love, money and marriage. Details

When?

January 27 – February 22, 2015

Where?

Max Bell Theatre, Art Commons, Calgary

How much?

$35.00 – $125.00

‘It Follows’  presented by Calgary Underground Film Festival @ Globe Cinema on Feb 14- Details

3. Cry Havoc 3

Scorpio has assembled a team of the most talented and highly trained stage fighters imaginable and set them to demonstrate their skills in a series of scenes, each crafted from the Scorpio Script Forge. Some hilarious, some haunting all thrilling. Every sword strike and bone crunch will leave you on the edge of your seat! Details

When?

February 13 – 21, 2015
Wednesday – Saturday | 7:30 PM
Sunday February 15 | 2:00 PM

Where?

Joyce Doolittle Theatre, Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary

How much?

General Admission: $24.15
Students and Seniors: $19.95

 

4. Blood Shot

A pulse-racing crime thriller hot off London’s West End. Douglas Post’s wonderfully intelligent thriller does more than keep you on the edge of your seat – it examines the turbulent human heart. Details

When?

January 17 – February 15, 2015

Where?

The Playhouse,Vertigo Theatre, 115 – 9th Avenue SE, Calgary

How much?

$25.00 & up.($15.00 preview)

 

5. Circle Mirror Transformation

Four lost New Englanders enroll in Marty’s six-week-long community-centre drama class. But within the harmless theatre games, hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged and won. It’s a beautifully crafted diorama, in which we see with hilarious detail and clarity the antic sadness of a motley quintet. Circle Mirror Transformation captures the subtle changes in each of our lives that lead to a complete metamorphosis. Details

When?

February 6 -14, 2015
Wednesday to Saturday | 08:00 PM; Sunday: 02:30 PM; Feb 14: 02:30 PM & 08:00 PM

Where?

Vertigo Theatre – The Studio, 115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

How much?

Students and seniors: $25.00
Adults: $30.00 (Friday & Saturday: $35.00); Matinees: $20.00

 

6. Speed Dating for Sperm Donors

Helen and Paige are ready to take the leap to motherhood but they are going to need some help. When Helen’s best friend turns them down as a donor, they embark on a crazy journey to find the perfect man to father their children. And like any search for the “perfect man”, they discover you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince! Details

When?

February 2 – 21, 2015

Where?

Lunch Box Theatre, 160, 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary

How much?

Adult: $25
Student/Senior: $20

V. Sports and Related events

 1. Raven Cup

Sr.Timbit Hockey Tournament. Details

When?

Februray 13 – 14, 2015

Where?

Winsport Arena Complex, COP, Calgary

 

2. Calgary Hitmen

Lunar Celebration – Lots of entertainment including fireworks & lion dancing. Details

When?

vs. Saskatoon Blades – Friday, February 13, 2015 | 07:00 PM

Where?

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

How much?

Tickets

 

3. Calgary Flames

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vs. Vancouver Canucks – Saturday, February 14, 2015 | 08:00 PM
vs. Boston Bruins – Monday, February 16, 2015 | 07:00 PM

Where?

Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary

How much?

Tickets

 

4.  Stroller-A-Thon

BabyWearing1423798539 North Hill Centre is hosting a Stroller-A-Thon to help give back to Made by Momma. All donations raised will be given to Made by Momma to meet the needs of our clients. Even though this event is called a Stroller-A-Thon a stroller is not required. In fact, kids of all ages, moms, dads and grandparents are encouraged to participate and show support for families in our community facing adversity.

When?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 09:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Where?

North Hill Centre, 1632 14 Avenue NW., Calgary

How much?

Register

V. Exhibitions, Festivals, Fundraisers & Other Events

1. Winterpalooza

Winter Bike Fun Details

When?

February 11 – 16, 2015 | Multiple Events

Polar Run – Saturday, February 14 | 3:00PM

Where?

Multiple venues, Calgary

How much?

Free & ticketed.

 

2. In Conversation: Geoffrey James

Canadian photographer Geoffrey James gives insight into the process behind his Inside Kingston Penitentiary and Lethbridge projects. Reception and exhibition viewing to follow talk. Details

When?

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 07:00 PM

Where?

Glenbow Museum, Calgary

How much?

$12

 

3. The War Years Movie Series Gala

Enjoy a screening of Tarzan of the Apes (1918) accompanied by live piano. Enjoy a performance by Breathe Parkour. These urban acrobats will stun and amaze with movements and stunts whose history lives deep within the heart of the African jungle. The night also includes vintage “Best Dressed” prizes, memorable Kelly Hofer photo booths and the beautiful history of the Lougheed House. Join us for the jungle-themed 1917-1918 finale edition.Details

When?

Sunday, February 15, 2015 | 06:30 PM
Performance by Breathe Parkou | 07:30 PM
Movie: Tarzan of the Apes (1918)| 08:00 PM

Where?

Lougheed House, 707 13 Ave SW, Calgary

How much?

$40.00

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4. YYC Chocolate Fest

During the month of February, participating Calgary cafes and restaurants create delicious and unique signature Hot Chocolates to support Calgary Meals on Wheels. Fest Details

 

When?

February 1 – 28, 2015

Where?

Vendors, Calgary

 

5. Battle of the Seasons

RuPaul’s Drag Race. Hosted by Michelle Visage! Featuring: Alaska 5000, BenDeLeCreme, Courtney Act, Ivy Winters, Manila Luzon, Raja, Sharon Needles… Plus Special Guest, Cary NoKey! Details

When?

Friday, February 13, 2015 | 9:00 PM

Where?

Flames Central, 219 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

How much?

$40 – $60

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