Family Day weekend is a wonderful break from what can seem like a very long, dark, cold stretch between New Year’s and Spring Break. What better way to celebrate family than by spending some quality time with yours? Take a look at our Family Day Weekend Guide for our top picks and events that are happening in and around Calgary from February 17 – 19, 2024.

Featured Events

Heritage Park Family Day Brunch (Family Fun Calgary)

Heritage Park Family Day Brunch

This Family Day weekend enjoy one of Calgary’s best brunches at Heritage Park! It’s hosted in Gasoline Alley and after your delicious meal, explore both floors of the museum with your family or the antique enthusiast in your life – it’s included in the price of the meal.

Read more about it here.

Jubilations Jr Beach Barbie (Family Fun Calgary)

Jubilations Junior: Beach Barbie’s Birthday Bash

What could be more fun than joining Barbie on the beach this Family Day weekend?! Jubilations Junior Dinner Theatre is presenting the Beach Barbie’s Birthday Bash, to bring you feel-good family time. It’s a dinner theatre experience for the whole family.

Read more about it here.

The Military Museums Gift Experience (Family Fun Calgary)

The Military Museums Family Day

Join The Military Museums for a day spent enjoying family fun, learning something new, and playing together! Your family is invited to join The Military Museums this Family Day to explore Canada’s military and enjoy special family-friendly activities.

Read more about it here.

Find family fun every day this weekend!

These events take place over multiple days.

Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekend
If you’ve been thinking about trying fishing and have yet to take the plunge, why not try out the sport during one of Alberta’s FREE Family Fishing Weekends? During the Family Day Weekend, Albertans and visitors alike can fish without a licence. Read more about it here.

Storybook Theatre Presents A Wrinkle in Time
Going to live theatre is an experience that can’t be replicated. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to make lasting memories together at the excellent shows produced by Calgary’s StoryBook Theatre and they are playing A Wrinkle in Time this weekend. Read more about it here.

The Wildlife Festival
See a Sloth! Pet a Kangaroo! The Wildlife Festival is an annual interactive experience that highlights animals and their habitats. Families will love the entertaining stage shows, educational displays, and interactive experiences with the animals that will teach, entertain, and delight all who attend. Read more about it here.


The weekend is really and truly here. How to spend a fun day with the kids? Keep reading!

Bow Habitat Station Family FISHtival
Celebrate Family Fishing Weekend in Alberta at Bow Habitat Station’s FISHtival. Immerse yourself in the world of fish and discover what’s beneath the ice in Alberta’s waters this winter at Bow Habitat Station with interactive indoor and outdoor activities and games that explore all things fish! Read more about it here.

Dalhousie Winter Carnival
Experience the enchantment of Dalhousie’s Winter Carnival—a festive extravaganza filled with carnival games, hands-on crafts, magic performances, gliding on the ice, and indulging in delectable snacks. Read more about it here.


Sunday … a day of rest? Hmmm, that’s a rare thing for families with kids! But hopefully, Sunday can be a great day to relax and play. Or just find somewhere to have brunch.

Devonian Gardens Drop-In Program
If you’re looking for a place to go on Sunday, grab the kids and spend some time at one of our city’s most beautiful indoor getaways. The Devonian Gardens Winter Drop-In Programs are fun, educational programs with crafts, games, and an educational touch table, and it’s FREE. Read more about it here.

Michaels Make Break
Michaels frequently has fun and inexpensive crafting projects for the whole family (generally, at least age 3 and up) and on the Sunday of Family Day Weekend, you can join some FREE crafting fun to make Marbled Paint Pour Pots. Read more about it here.

University District Winter Pop-Up
Embrace the season at the University District Winter Pop-Up! Bring your skates to this free event and take a spin on the outdoor rink. See a live sledge hockey demonstration, enjoy s’mores (while quantities last), and listen to live music. Read more about it here.


Happy Holiday Monday! Here are the top events for today.

Airdrie Funky Family Day Skate
It’s a funky Family Day Skate in Airdrie, with retro-rink vibes, laser lights, haze and music – on ice! Book your 90-minute slot and have some fun together. Read more about it here.

Beddington Winter Carnival
Celebrate Family Day with a stop by the Beddington Winter Carnival. Enjoy hot chocolate, crafts, and a fire pit, head out for a skate (with free skate rentals), and stop by the Maker’s Market. Donations will be accepted for the food bank. Read more about it here.

City of Calgary FREE Skate and Swim
The City of Calgary is offering a FREE skate and swim session at select arenas and pools on Family Day afternoon. Read more about it here.

Edgemont Community Frost Fest
Frost Fest is a FREE family event that is the perfect reason to get outside and play in Edgemont on Family Day! There will be fun and games in the snow, including ice skating, ice bocce, and snowman building. Read more about it here.

Hangar Flight Museum
At the Hangar Flight Museum, the history of aviation in Canada is documented and on display for visitors to enjoy. This Family Day, enjoy FREE admission but you need to reserve your tickets early. Read more about it here.

Studio Bell Family Day
This Family Day, the National Music Centre (NMC) will be opening Studio Bell with FREE admission and an event with The Buckleys, the dynamic sibling duo of Mariel Buckley and T. Buckley. Read more about it here.

Are you looking for more ideas? Look no further! Find other Family Day Weekend events in our city or check out our calendar.