Alberta’s Family Day long 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 at one of our top picks for fun events that are happening in and around Calgary between February 14 and 17, 2020? (And check out what Alberta museums are offering FREE admission this Family Day.


Multiple Days

Heritage Park Historical Village in Calgary, ABFamily Quest at Heritage Park

Get your motors running – Heritage Park’s Family Quest is back for the 2020 Teacher’s Convention and Family Day long weekend. If you build a racer and go head to head with your family on the downhill drag strip, who will win?! Design your own goggles or try the bubble racing game. Enjoy all this and more with your family! Read more about it here.

 

 


Alberta Free Family Fishing Weekends (Family Fun Calgary)

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. Keep in mind that all other fishing regulations still apply, waterbodies in national parks are not included, and the stream/river/lake you choose to fish in must be open for fishing.

Read more about it here.

 


GLOW Winter Festival (Family Fun Calgary)

GLOW Winter Festival

GLOW is a FREE family-friendly winter festival where the worlds of art, music, entertainment, and winter fun will unite under the lights on Stephen Avenue. The festival is spread across four blocks of Stephen Avenue, between 1st St. SE and 3rd St. SW. Plan a date night with your sweetheart, meet up with friends, or take the kids out for some fun. With live music, dancing, outdoor lounges, and stunning light show installations, kids and adults alike will find something to celebrate this winter.

Read more about it here.


Saturday

Now the weekend is really and truly here. How to spend a fun day with the kids? Check out the Bow Habitat Station!

Bow Habitat Station Fishtival (Family Fun Calgary)

Bow Habitat Station Family FISHtival

Kick off the Family Day long weekend with FREE outdoor family fun & reduced admission inside the Bow Habitat Station Discovery Centre! Roast a marshmallow, trek through the park on snowshoes, practice your fish identification skills, tie a fly, and so much more. There’s something for everyone at FISHtival!

Read more about it here.

(Don’t forget to check out the newly re-opened Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery!)


Sunday

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 have brunch.

Brunch at the Wainwright Hotel in Heritage Park.

Homestyle Breakfast Buffet at Heritage Park’s Wainwright Hotel

Sundays are brunch days and Heritage Park offers a delicious one that hopefully won’t break your [piggy] bank. Offered in the comfortable old-fashioned dining room at the Wainwright Hotel, this breakfast includes such tasty day-starters as fresh baked goods, buttermilk pancakes, french toast, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, cheeses, and drinks. Read more about it here.

 


 Safari Sunday Brunch at the Calgary Zoo (Family Fun Calgary)Safari Sunday Brunch at The Calgary Zoo

Each Sunday, Safari Lodge, in the heart of Destination Africa at the Calgary Zoo, hosts a unique Calgary brunch experience. You and your fellow safari explorers can enjoy both gourmet and comfort breakfast foods, including a free-flowing chocolate fountain with fresh fruit, eggs benedict with Canadian bacon, fresh salads, a made-to-order omelette station, a Belgium waffle bar, daily chef’s specials and much more. Read more about it here.

 


Monday

Happy Holiday Monday!! Lots of great (and some free!) events are taking place today.

Family Day Unplugged Okotoks (Family Fun Calgary)

Family Day Unplugged in Okotoks

The Town of Okotoks invites you to take part in free ‘unplugged’ Family Day activities. Activities include gym time, family swim, and indoor and outdoor skating.

Read more about it here.

 

 


Break a Lego Vivo (Family Fun Calgary)

Break A LEGO 

It’s a contest, it’s the Olympics, it’s playtime! This FREE event is for LEGO enthusiasts young and old. Join the LEGO Olympics where you can try various fun and challenging tasks by competing with others in your age group. Too young to play with LEGO pieces? Northern Hills Arts & Crafts team will be there for you to get crafty. Come and see some incredible LEGO creations built by Southern Alberta LEGO Users Group (SALUG).

Read more about it here.


Studio Bell Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Studio Bell Family Day

Get down and boogie this Family Day! Head over to Studio Bell as Boardwalk presents a Family Dance Party with Smalltown DJs! Calgary’s favourite DJ duo, Smalltown DJs, will be in the house curating the ultimate family dance party, spinning all the best jams for parents and preschoolers alike. The seasoned party-rockers have played shows and festivals across the globe from Lollapalooza to a year-long residency in Las Vegas, and continue to push their forward-thinking sound and positive message to the dance music masses. Read more about it here.


Trico Leisure Centre Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Funderful Family Day Celebration at Trico Centre

Have a cheap and active family fun day at Trico Centre this Family Day. There will be free family leisure skating and discounted leisure swimming, plus you can enjoy crafts, cookie decorating, and arts and crafts. Kids will love appearances from the Calgary Hitmen, Nerf Wars, and more! Read more about it here.

 

 


Eau Claire Free Family Fun Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Family Fun Day at Eau Claire

On Family Day Monday, Eau Claire Market is hosting a free family event, with special events! It will be a fabulous kids’ carnival, complete with magicians and jugglers. You’ll find everything from balloons to a tattoo artist to Sesame Street!

Read more about it here.

 


Calgary Public Library Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)

Calgary Public Library Family Day

Get your favourite cozy pajamas ready and head down to the Central Library on February 17, 2020, for a Family Day Pajama Party! You’ll find a cartoon marathon, a special storytime, pop-up performances, crafts, and more. No registration is required.

Read more about it here.

 


Free Swim (Family Fun Calgary)

Swim or Skate at Select City of Calgary Locations

Skate for free at a number of City of Calgary locations on Family Day afternoon or hit the pool for 50% off!

Read more about it here.

 

 


Olympic Oval (Family Fun Calgary)

Olympic Oval Free Family Day Skate 

The Olympic Oval is pleased to once again be the host of the Servus Family Day (FREE!) Skate, in celebration of the provincial Family Day holiday. Take a skate and have some fun at the Olympic Oval on Family Day Monday! Please note that all skaters must wear CSA approved helmets. Bring your own or rent one from the Skate Shop (limited availability).

Read more about it here.

 


WP Puppet Pop Up (Family Fun Calgary)

WP Puppet Pop Up Theatre

Join the WP Puppet Theatre as they kick off the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the first in the Chinese Zodiac. Create your own ‘Stuffie Rat Puppet’ with instruction and help from WP Puppet Theatre. Practice your hand sewing with the simple start to sew two sides of the cloth body. Stuff and then detail with ears, whiskers, paws and eyes! Rats are considered imaginative and creative so what better way to celebrate the year of the Rat than to get your creative juices flowing and build a rat puppet!

Read more about it here.


The Military Museum Family Day (Family Fun Calgary)The Military Museums Family Day

What are you doing for Family Day? Join The Military Museums and see authentic armoured vehicles, fighter planes, weapons, and one of a kind artifacts while taking in the family-friendly activities. Enjoy 50% off admission at the museums and partake in the day’s activities, including black powder demonstrations by the Yankee Valley Historical Society, board games, and more!

Read more about it here.


Looking for more? Take a look at other Family Day Weekend events in our city.