Celebrate Valentine’s day in Calgary: A list of event and activities to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Calgary.
Whether you are looking for cheap or free date ideas, romantic valentine’s dinner for two, wine tasting, couple’s creative workshops, best of theatre and live concerts to attend or looking for a valentine, you will find something in this list.
GLOW Downtown Winter Light Festival
Each night public spaces throughout the downtown core will be lit with one-of- a-kind installations, projections, theatrical experiences and interactive light art commissioned from artists, representing local, national and international talent.
Valentines Day Event ‘Love Lights’ on February 14, 2019
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Movies at The GRAND: Chocolat
This is an evening to fall in love with our beautiful, Flanagan Theatre. Your ticket will include your admission, a sweet treat and a glass of bubbly! This is date night. This is “Galentine’s”. This is your night to enjoy! Early arrival is recommended and encouraged.
February 14, 2019 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Theatre Junction Grand, 608 1 St SW, Calgary
Treat your valentine to an unforgettable night on the town and celebrate romance in style with Calgary’s most glamorous gala. Join us for an elegant evening of dining, dancing and love stories at Calgary Opera’s Valentine Ball, a fundraising event in support of Calgary Opera’s Emerging Artist Development Program. The Crystal Ballroom at the Fairmont Palliser will be filled with love, laughter and luck!
Tickets include a champagne reception, gourmet meal, showstopping musical performances, and revelry in support of the arts in our community. Details
Saturday, February 9, 2019 | 07:00 PM
Crystal Ballroom – Fairmont Palliser, Calgary
$400 ( $200 tax receipt)
Valentine’s Day Adult’s Only Night
Are you hopelessly in love? Or perhaps you’re single and ready to mingle? Either way, there’s something for you this Valentine’s night at TELUS Spark. Learn about the biology of breakups, fun pheromones, and discover what happens under our skin when we get between the sheets with someone else.
Level-up your Adults Only Night experience with Dinner combo! Details
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
TELUS Spark 220 St.Georges Drive NE, Calgary
$26 (regular Admission)/ Dinner: $90/person (includes admission)
In The Heat of the Night
Get all dressed up for In the Heat of the Night, our annual adventure into the world of critter romance. Arrive to a welcome prosecco and start the evening off right by toasting to a wonderful evening of setting sparks fly with a little help from Mother Nature. Then let us satisfy your appetite for romance and delectable nibbles with appetizers at your table and a scrumptious dinner buffet. Details
Thursday, February 14 or Friday, February 15, 2019. | 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM
Calgary Zoo, 1300 Zoo Rd NE Calgary
Concerts to Attend to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
1. The Art of Romance, The Art of Soul
Get down and soulful with the Calgary Jazz Orchestra (CJO) for this Valentine’s season. Each year the CJO programs a variety of artists to highlight the sounds of soul, and romance for your night on the town.
Expect to hear the Calgary Jazz Orchestra perform the music of Aretha Franklin, Justin Timberlake, Tower of Power, Michael Jackson, Lester Young, Ella Fitzgerald, Michael Bublé, Johnny Hartman, Tony Bennett and Paul Anka. Details
Sunday, February 10th 2019 | 7:00 PM -9:30 PM
River Park Church
3818 14a Street SW, Calgary
2. Romance –Special Valentine’s Day concert
By Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. In this special Valentine’s Day concert, let three giants of French music infuse your evening with the sensual romance of Paris! Whether with your special someone or flying solo, bask in an explosion of sumptuous French delicacies: the rich bravado of Berlioz’s Le Corsaire, Ravel’s fiery Tzigane, and Debussy’s La mer. The perfect date night!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:30 PM
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
$30 + Applicable charges
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3. Immortal Beloved
Bring the love of your life to this Valentine’s Day concert featuring Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony, referred to as “the apotheosis of the dance”, and some of the most beloved and romantic music ever written.
Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 2:30 PM
205 8 Ave SE, Calgary
$19 to $30
Dave Kelly Live – Valentines Day Special
Featuring special guests, surprise appearances, and the best in Canadian talent, stories, and music. Once again, Dave will be joined by our house supergroup The Flat Whites, world-renowned visual artist Mandy Stobo, and the man with the beer – Jim Button. Our tradition of making DKL a date night continues in 2019. Bring a date! Bring a friend! Bring yourself!! Details
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 07:30 PM
Bella Concert Hall, 18 Mt Royal Circle SW, Calgary
$21.40 to $124
The Cupid Dash
An epic community event in Calgary South. Open to couples, partners, lovers and a unique date! Teams of 2-4 people need to solve clues, puzzles and given challenges and loads of memorable experiences. Details
Saturday, February 9 2019 | 9:00 PM – 4 PM
226066 112th SW. Ave W Foothills
Valentine’s Date Night
Bring your loved one in for a unique Valentine’s Date Night at Pinnovate! Bring your loved one in for a fun filled night of creativity. You will create a customized 16×20 masterpiece in our splatter paint room, Jackson Pollock style! Your date night packages includes all materials to make your painting, a drink each and gelato dessert. Details
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 5:00 PM-10 PM
Pinnovate Diy Studio
137 Mahogany Plaza SE, Calgary
$105 per couple
Find a Valentine for Valentine’s Day
1. Valentine’s Day Singles Games & Mingle
Don’t enjoy the awkward, run-of-the-mill speed dating and singles events? Tired of endless swiping dating app games? We don’t blame you.
Experience Secret RSVP and get matched LIVE with other singles you are secretly interested to meet! Details
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 07:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Downtown venue – Calgary
$35 – $45
2. Lifts of Love
Single? Like to ski or ride? Meet somebody new on every chair!
A fresh take on Speed Dating, spend the evening at Norquay on a High Speed Quad to the Heart!
Saturday, Feb 9, 2019 | 06:00 PM
Mt Norquay Ski Resort, Banff
$35 includes lift ticket
3. Lonely Hearts – Singles Mixer
No one should be alone on Valentine’s Day! We have your solution, come join us for a fun care-free evening with other local singles. Enjoy a glass of bubbly, treats, swag and a discount especially for the evening on the latest and exciting new adult toys. Ice-breakers all around 😉
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1705 12 Street Southwest, Calgary
Cilantro Valentine’s Day Dinner
Looking for the perfect way to spoil your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Join us for a special five-course dinner that you both will love, along with a glass of sparkling champagne to toast another year of love.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cilantro Restaurant, 338 – 17 Avenue SW, Calgary
$95 per person + Applicable charges
Dinner at Romantic Restaurants
OpenTable, has announced 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada for 2019 according to OpenTable diners.
Calgary area restaurants in the list (click on the restaurant name to reserve a table) —
- Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, AB
- Eden – Rimrock Resort Hotel – Banff, AB
- La Brezza Ristorante – Calgary, AB
- The Lake House – Calgary, AB
- Oceana Seafood Steakhouse & Bar – Calgary, AB
- Q Haute Cuisine (formerly La Caille) – Calgary, AB
- Rouge – Calgary, AB
- Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Calgary, AB
- Sky Bistro, Mountain Top Dining @ Banff Gondola – Banff, AB
- Tapas Restaurant – Canmore, AB
- Villa Firenze – Calgary, AB
Murder Mystery: Death By Chocolate
Murder Mystery dinners are an interactive evening featuring fabulous food and entertainment that will have you lol-ing all night long.
Tillie Tonka’s chocolate factory turns out confections by the truckload. Cherry Cream, her secretary, has designs on the chocolates herself. Carob Chipps is one of Tillie’s competitors but is at best a weak and pale imitation. Rock Candie is the foreman of the Lumpy-Wumpies and wants better benefits for all of them. Al Mond is one of Tillie’s suppliers. Details
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM
Fort Calgary – 750 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Valentine’s Day Dinner & Play
Start with a plated three-course meal in the cozy atmosphere of the Mid City Grill. Choose between soup and salad, two entrees, and two dessert options. Toast each other with a glass of complimentary bubbly before moving to Century Sports, where you and your date will enjoy unlimited rounds of mini golf! Details
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Century Casino Calgary – 1010 42nd Ave SE, Calgary
$75 per couple
Wine & Spirit Events for A Date Night
Valentine’s Day: Beer vs. Wine: Join us at CRAFT Beer Market Southcentre for a special Valentine’s edition of our Brewmaster’s Dinner. If you have a partner, bring them down! If you’re single, bring your friends! Who will win this Valentine’s Day battle? You decide!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ CRAFT Beer Market SouthCentre | $60
Cocktails & Couture : Sugar Water X Dior:
Delight in a Dior inspired handcrafted cocktail, specially created by Sugar Water’s Kyo Chung.
Learn the process behind specialty cocktails, then enjoy a guided tour of Calgary’s first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior, led by our knowledgeable museum educator.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 |7:00 PM – 9:30 PM @ Glenbow Museum | $50
The Ultimate Craving:
Is your love too sweet? Impossible! Make it sweeter as we partner up with Crave Cupcakes to bring you an evening of perfect pairings with wine, cocktails & bubbles!
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM @ Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary | $35
The Perfect Pair:
Is there anything better than the perfect pairing? Join us on Valentine’s Day to taste through some of the wine world’s favourite wine and food pairings.
Wednesday, February 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ Kensington Wine Market – 1257 Kensington Road NW, Calgary | $35
With the spectacular hand-crafted chocolates from Calgary’s very own COCHU CHOCOLATIER, our team will showcase wines from around the globe from Ports to bubbles, as they team up to bring you a truly unforgettable evening.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 |7:00 PM to 8:30 PM @ Willow Park Wines & Spirits – 10801 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary | $35
All Our Loves, Chocolate & Wine:
We are playing matchmaker by bringing together a flight of divine wine pairings with succulent creations of Calgary boutique chocolatier, Epiphanie Chocolates. Debra and John with share their most decadent chocolate treats. Be prepared to fall in love all over again
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM @ Various locations, Co-op Wine Spirits Beer, Calgary
Canvas and Wine:
The evening will be lead by Art Instructor Ally Taylor of Cre8ive Ways and you will be tasting 5 masterpieces of wine with Haute Cuisine prepared by Chef Michael Alvarez (Pinebrook Golf Course). The evening will be hosted by Ryan Parnes (PNW Negociants) whom will walk you through a candid LOVE filled evening discussing viticulture, viniculture and food/wine pairings.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Truvé Wines, 422 11 Avenue Southeast | $100 per person
My Lady Valentine
Dinner & Show with 3-course Valentine’s Menu, Music of Love by Suza
Guest Jazz Saxophonist.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Junction – Food . Stage . Bar
628 8 Avenue Southwest, Calgary
Celebrate love or lack there-of this Valentine’s Day with Tinder Tales “Not-so-Valentine’s” Show. As seen at Just for Laughs, Tinder Tales is the show where comedians and storytellers share their real, ridiculous and x-rated dating experiences on stage!
February 14, 2019 | 8:00 PM
The Rec Room: 1180 – 901 64 Ave NE, Calgary
$10 to $15
Valentine COMEDY Extravaganza
Presented by FunnyFest Calgary Comedy Festival Society. A great amount of ROMANTIC FUNNY & Fun to share with a special person!
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Clarion Hotel Calgary
2120 16 Avenue N.E., Calgary
$29 SHOW ONLY
$59 DINNER & SHOW
Valentines Day with Michelle Shaughnessy
It’s a no-brainer – there’s no better place to spend Valentine’s night than at the Laugh Shop, and it’s plug-and-play easy to book a fun, romantic evening. Buy your tickets, grab your honey and come ready to laugh with your host Michelle Shaughnessy.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Laugh Shop, Calgary
$59.95 per person
Enjoy a Spa Treatment
Go for a Spa Treatment: Take a couples package that suits your budget.
(Price is not an exact comparison as treatments varies)
- RnR Wellness Spa (Fairmont Palliser) — $450 for two (reg $500, $50 savings
- Inner Balance Spa (Ste 101-424 10 St NW)— $295 + gst
- Stillwater Spa (700 Centre Street SE, inside Hyatt) — $660 per couple
- Riverside Spa (110 Point McKay Crescent NW) — Cost Varies from $215 to $72
- The Spa Ritual(106 Crowfoot Terrace NW) — Cost Varies from $175 to $810
Southern Stardust Big Band Valentine Dinner and Dance
Join the Southern Stardust Big Band for our annual showcase event – the Valentine’s Dinner and Dance! Includes full buffet dinner.
Saturday February 16, 2019 | 5:30 PM
Austrian Canadian Club, 3112–11 Street NE Calgary
$75 per person, includes taxes and gratuity
Live Theatre Events for a Date Night
de.Vi.ate – Alberta Ballet: A vanguard production for those who hunger to see powerfully visceral dancers deviate into unknown artistic territory. Marvel over Alberta Ballet company artists as they dominate the stage in this exciting triple bill that includes both a world premiere and an Alberta premiere.
February 13 to 16, 2019 @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium — 1415 14 Ave. NW, Calgary
Buddy Holly’s Happy Days – Dinner Theatre: Come back with us to those Happiest of Days… the 1950’s! The gang is all here, Richie Cunningham, the Fonz, and of course their best pal Buddy Holly.
January 19 to March 16, 2019 @Jubilations Dinner Theatre Calgary
Calgary Opera’s Everest: Everest the opera will move, inspire and enthrall you. — Bad weather has affected this year’s climbing season, and now multiple expeditions are attempting to summit Everest on the same day.
February 2, 6, & 8, 2019 | 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM @ Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium: 1415 14th Ave NW, Calgary
Shakespeare in Love: This charming evocation of another time and place takes us back to Elizabethan England, to witness the early career of one William Shakespeare.
February 1st to 9th, 2019 @Pumphouse Theatre – 2140 Pumphouse Ave SW, Calgary
Potted Potter: Playing to sold out houses all over the world, Potted Potter takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes.
February 5 to 18, 2019 @ Martha Cohen Theatre, Arts Commons Calgary
Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite: This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion.
February 8 to 16, 2019 @Pumphouse Theatre, 2140 Pumphouse Avenue SW, Calgary
Haters Roast – The Shady Tour: It’s an outrageous evening of unapologetic comedy starring the contestants from the reality television show on VH1.
Fri February 15, 2019 | 8PM @ Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary
Couples Cooking Classes
Event at Culinary Campus: Ignite your passion for great food and great conversation with the person you adore. Spend quality time in the kitchen, learn a new recipe and connect over a delicious meal you’ve prepared together. These classes are fun, romantic and memorable.
Event at Taste Market: Start by tasting local, hand-crafted charcuterie prepared in-house. Then, help prepare your main course as our chefs discuss where the ingredients come from and where to find them, why different flavours work together, and how to prepare the meal using trade secrets. Finally, enjoy dessert expertly demonstrated by our chef. All three courses are served with paired wine.
Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 6:00 PM
Culinary Campus, 226, 230 8th Ave SW, Calgary & Tastemarket, 444 – 7 Ave SW, Calgary
ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen — February 12 & 14 | 6:30 PM
The Cookbook Co. — on February 14 & 16, 2019 | 6:30 PM
Cuisine et Chateau — L’Amour! A Valentine Dinner Celebration on February 14, 2019 | 6:30 PM
Sunterra Market — February 14 | 6:30 PM
More Date Ideas + Free & Cheap Valentines Date Ideas
TALES host Michael Newsom invites you to a TELLAROUND, a sharing of stories (real or imaginary) about Heads and Hearts. Come to listen, or perhaps tell a story yourself!
Wednesday 13 February 2019 | 7:00 – 8:45 PM @ LOFT 112
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.
Kait Shane Duo on Thursday Feb 14 at 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm @ Hotel Blackfoot, 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
Grab your pal or partner and enjoy special $10 admission per person from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
February 12, 2019 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm @ National Music Centre – 850 – 4 Street SE, Calgary
Want to play with molten glass? Looking for the perfect for a Hot Valentine’s Day. Glass Blowing classes will be offered between Feb 14-24th @ Fuse 33 Makerspace, 1720 Radisson Drive SE, Calgary
5. February is Hot Chocolate Festival month. Grab a delicious cup of hot chocolate and
- Go skating at Prince’s Island Park Lagoon, Olympic Plaza, Bowness Park or at your favourite outdoor skate rink.
- Enjoy a walk under the moonlit sky at River walk/Bow River Pathway.
- Go on a +15 art tour.
7. Couples Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop: Join Plant for a special couples DIY terrarium-making workshop on Valentine’s Day! We will teach you the tips and tricks, and walk you through the step-by-step creation of your own terrarium.
8. Vibez Love Celebration: Enjoy a magical night of music, comedy, and art, all to celebrate love! Thu, Feb 14, 2019, 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM @ Junction Underground 628 8 Avenue Southwest Calgary
9. DC Dance Club Dinner & Dancing Valentine’s: Join us for an elegant Valentine’s Day for everyone with the talented Calgary Saxophonist Oliver Miguel. Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM @ DC Dance Club, 1235 26th Ave SE # 223, Calgary
10. Visit Banff Hot Springs! Fee: Adult (18 – 64 years) – $7.30
11. Ice Walk at Grotto Creek and check out the frozen waterfall!
12. Go on a day trip to Alberta’s free tourist places near Calgary!
13. Ice Walk at Johnston Canyon.
14. Go on a private romantic sleigh ride at Banff or Lake Louise: Sleigh Rides in Banff National Park.
15. Experience the thrill of dashing through the snow with your partner: Go for Dog sledding at Spray Lakes.
16. Visit Heritage Ranch Red Deer – They offer multiple packages that include Half hour private sleigh ride, a 5 course gourmet dinner to follow, accompanied by your choice of wine to share, and more!
17. Check out few date night ideas from this list!