Free Things to Do in Calgary in January

A list of FREE fun things to do in and around Calgary in January including free activities, places to visit, live music, and more!

For more free activities, see Free Family Activities in Calgary

31 Jan

WinSport's Canada Olympic Park, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW, Calgary

January 31, 2020 To February 2, 2020

Free and Ticketed areas

Join us for one of the most exciting events on Canadian soil this winter!Winsport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, we will welcome the world’s ...  »

31 Jan

Various Venues, Calgary

January 31, 2020 To February 29, 2020

Free & Ticketed Events

2020 marks the sixteenth edition of the annual Exposure Photography Festival and promises an exciting program, with festival headquarters located at Contemporary Calgary. Look for our outdoor exhibition, ...  »

31 Jan

Irish Cultural Center, 6452 35th Avenue Northwest, Calgary

January 31, 2020

Free

Featuring Vintage Express Enjoy “a hundred thousand welcomes” at Celtic nights, which take place on the last Friday of most months at the ICS. Enjoy live music ...  »

31 Jan

No Filter, 840 9 Avenue SW, Calgary

January 31, 2020

Free with RSVP

“Takeaway” is a song by American production trio The Chainsmokers and American EDM musician Illenium, featuring Canadian singer Lennon Stella. 18+ HOW MUCH Tickets : Free RSVP – valid till 1030...  »

31 Jan

Books Between Friends Bookstore, 3434 34 Ave NE, Calgary

January 31, 2020 To February 2, 2020

403.258.0819

Free

Choose from over 40,000 books and fill your bookshelves with hours and hours of reading fun. Great prices for everything in stock (ie: pocket books $1, hard cover $2 and ...  »

31 Jan

Southcentre Mall, 100 Anderson Rd SE, Calgary

January 31, 2020

Free

Bring your friends, family, and sweet tooth over to Southcentre Mall as we kick off the 9th Annual YYC Hot Chocolate Fest! Be the first to sample ...  »

30 Jan

Various Venues, Calgary

January 30, 2020 To February 1, 2020

Free and ticketed

Presented by EMMEDIA, this unique three-day festival celebrates the critical innovation and creativity present in the media arts community. An art form that by its very nature ...  »

30 Jan

Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail Southeast, Calgary

January 30, 2020

4032522253

Free

Catch some live jazz, enjoy a cocktail and unwind with colleagues or friends on Thursday evenings at Hotel Blackfoot’s trendy Lobby Lounge. No cover, full menu. ...  »

30 Jan

cSPACE King Edward, 29 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

January 30, 2020

Free

Join our current resident, Cassie Suche, at the CAAF studio to see the drawings she has been working on throughout the month of January. Cassie is interested ...  »

29 Jan

Studio Bell, 4 Street Southeast, Calgary

January 29, 2020

Free & Ticketed Events

An important national discussion, head to the National Music Centre to mark Bell Let’s Talk Day and enjoy a full day of events dedicated to education ...  »

28 Jan

Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport, 36 Street Northeast, Calgary

January 28, 2020

Free

Looking for a job? New Career? Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? JOBS CANADA – FAIR Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and Hiring Companies from Calgary and ...  »

26 Jan

South Glenmore Park, 24 Street Southwest, Calgary

January 26, 2020

Free

Embrace the winter and come out and play with your family. This play experience is for children to explore, create and imagine. Staff will provide basic materials ...  »

25 Jan

Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 197 1st Street Southwest, Calgary

January 25, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Free

Join the Chinese Cultural Centre as we celebrate the Lunar New Year as we transition from the Year of the Pig to the Year of the Rat! ...  »

25 Jan

Silver Springs Community Association, 5720 Silver Ridge Drive NW, Calgary

January 25, 2020

Free

CREATE, BUILD and INVENT! Contestants create their LEGO entry at home in one of our 4 categories: Structures, Transportation , Cool Scenes and Family Build (family of your choice ...  »

25 Jan

Marlborough Mall, 433 Marlborough Way Northeast, Calgary

January 25, 2020

4039661895

Free

Come out to Marlborough Mall on Saturday, January 25, 2020, for a Chinese New Year Celebration! To celebrate the Year of the Rat, there will be special performances, a ...  »

24 Jan

No Filter, 840 9 Avenue Southwest, Calgary

January 24, 2020

Free with RSVP

Toni-Ville Henrik Virtanen, better known by his stage name Darude, is a Finnish DJ and record producer from Eura, Finland. He started making music in 1995 and released ...  »

23 Jan

Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 Street Southwest, Calgary

January 23, 2020 To March 15, 2020

Free

Please join us for the opening reception of our latest exhibitions; Planetary and Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon. Planetary & Luke Jerram’s Museum of ...  »

18 Jan

Various Locations, Calgary

January 18, 2020 To January 26, 2020

1-403-387-7772

FREE

All Sport One City is the perfect way for adults to try a new sport – or to get back into activities they’ve been away from. Over ...  »

18 Jan

Cancelled.

January 18, 2020

780-427-8124

Cancelled.

Cancelled due to weather. Join us at this free family-oriented event! There is no charge to attend but please pre-register by emailing naturekids@naturealberta.ca Meet in ...  »

18 Jan

The Genesis Centre, 7555 Falconridge Blvd NE, Calgary

January 18, 2020

403 247-5003

By donation

14th Annual Miskanawah Friendship Round Dance. Steeped in tradition, the Round Dance is a social gathering that brings thousands of people together to celebrate friendship, family, diversity, ...  »

18 Jan

New Covenant Assembly,1916 30th Avenue Northeast, Calgary

January 18, 2020

FREE

IGNITE CALGARY. IS. BACK. Calling all Young Adults & Singles in Calgary for our first event of 2020! Join us for our Vision Board Party, as we get ...  »

15 Jan

Various Venues, Banff

January 15, 2020 To January 26, 2020

FREE

The magical allure of Banff and Lake Louise is yours to discover. Alongside its world-class skiing and astounding wilderness, the essence of mountain culture comes to life ...  »

15 Jan

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, 111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise

January 15, 2020 To January 26, 2020

Free & Ticketed Days

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists ...  »

15 Jan

Galleria Inglewood, 907 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

January 15, 2020 To January 31, 2020

Free

Annual pottery sale at Galleria, the place for Canadian made art, fine handcrafts and pottery. Take 20% off all the functional pottery in the store. A great time ...  »

14 Jan

River Park Church, 3818 14a St SW, Calgary

January 14, 2020

Free

Marda Loop Justice Film Festival Film Series Screening  »

13 Jan

The King Eddy, 438 9th Ave SE, Calgary

January 13, 2020

No Cover

Join us for a live and local spotlight at the Eddy presented by Theatre Calgary. Theatre Calgary and The King Eddy bring you Spotlight at The Eddy, ...  »

12 Jan

The Palomino Smokehouse and Social Club, 109 7th Avenue Southwest, Calgary

January 12, 2020

Free to attend/C Train Tickets

Take part in the 12th annual ride in Calgary. Happening simultaneously in 50+ cities around the world, the No Pants Subway Ride is a celebration of silliness to ...  »

11 Jan

Leighton Art Centre, 144 Street West, Millarville

January 11, 2020 To February 15, 2020

4039313633

Admission by donation

Back for its sixth year, Youth Works features artwork by local high school students. This year’s theme is photo-synthesize; students will make use of photography – as ...  »

11 Jan

New Brighton Athletic Park, 130 Avenue Southeast, Calgary

January 11, 2020

Free

Embrace the winter and come out and play with your family. This play experience is for children to explore, create and imagine. Staff will provide basic materials ...  »

10 Jan

Lovenote Bride, 1317 9 Ave SE, Calgary

January 10, 2020 To January 12, 2020

403 475 4177

Free

We love any excuse to spoil our brides. Thats why, to celebrate our first birthday, we have a special shopping weekend planned for all brides who book ...  »

10 Jan

No Filter, 840 9 Avenue SW, Calgary

January 10, 2020

Free

Double Vision' Tour featuring Champagne Drip & Luzcid. Champagne Drip & and Luzcid are some of the bass music most respected, and they are teaming up for an unforgettable ...  »

08 Jan

Central Calgary Public Library, 800 3 St SE, Calgary

January 8, 2020

Free

Are you struggling with your debt? If so, this FREE in-person financial class is for you! What you’ll learn: – Strategies for paying off your debt quicker – ...  »

07 Jan

Royal Hotel, 2828 23 St NE, Calgary

January 7, 2020

778-551-0419

$0.00

Learn the 7-vital steps to maximizing Growth, Sales & Profit. This 2-hour event is jam-packed with tools and strategies that you can implement in your business immediately. ...  »

04 Jan

Southwood Community Hall, 11 Sackville Drive Southwest, Calgary

January 4, 2020

Free

Southwood’s Winter Festival returns! Join us for: – skating and shinny – sleigh rides – Butterfield Acres petting zoo – face painting – games – crafts and more. HOW MUCH Tickets : Free ...  »

02 Jan

Glenbow Museum, 130 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary

January 2, 2020

Free

It’s time for the January edition of FREE FIRST THURSDAY NIGHTS! Presented by Servus Credit Union Free Admission from 5pm – 9pm on the first Thursday of ...  »

02 Jan

Grey Eagle Event Centre, 3777 Grey Eagle Drive S.W., Calgary

January 2, 2020 To January 5, 2020

Free to $70

The Ashton Twins Classic is teaming up with the powerful women of the WPBA (Women’s Professional Billiards Association) to bring the toughest competition together at the ...  »

08 Dec

Spruce Meadows, 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW, Calgary

December 8, 2019 To January 5, 2020

403.974.4200

FREE

Running throughout the Holiday Season, Spruce Meadows invites your entire family – together with your Christmas guests – to enjoy the Christmas Lights @ Spruce Meadows. Each evening Scotiabank, Bennett ...  »

05 Dec

St. Patrick's Island, Calgary

December 5, 2019 To March 31, 2020

Free

Try your hand at one of Canada's most beloved winter sports! Playing outside this winter on the synthetic curling sheet on St. Patrick's Island. Play solo or ...  »

30 Nov

14 St NW & 24 Ave NW, Calgary

November 30, 2019 To January 8, 2020

Free

The Festival of Lights is the largest FREE drive-by Christmas Lights showcase in Calgary. It’s comprised of over 500,000 bulbs on 16,000 strings along 14 th St NW. Designed ...  »

21 Nov

Olympic Plaza, 228 8 Ave SE, Calgary

November 21, 2019 To March 15, 2020

Free

Enjoy ice skating at Olympic Plaza. Bring your own equipment or rent skates and helmets from the Skate Hut. Skating is free of charge Who is it ...  »

More Free Things to Do

 

1

Join for Nature Calgary Birding Activities

 

Join Nature Calgary to search various birding activities including bird counts, day trips etc.

 

Various Dates in January @ Various Venues

 

2

Jeans & Jazz

Join for Jeans and Jazz – Enjoy great music with no cover charge.

Saturday nights | 8 PM – 11 PM @ Vin Room Mission (2310-4th St SW) and Vin Room West (8561-8A Ave SW).

 

3

Saturday Jam Session

 

Come check out Kawa’s Saturday afternoon jam session! The jam is open to all ages and levels of experience.

 

Saturdays | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Kawa Espresso Bar, 1333 8th Street SW, Calgary

 

4

Enjoy Winter in Calgary

 

Go outdoor skating, tobogganing, snowshoeing at the many locations in Calgary. Try spotting winter birds at Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

Winter Season @ Calgary
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