Alberta’s 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 top picks for fun events that are happening in and around Calgary between February 17 and 20, 2023.
Family Day weekend is like a sweet little gift, right in the middle of our busy schedules. Grand gestures and over-the-top holidays certainly add interest to our lives, but those days come with a lot of work and stress, especially for parents! The very best family days are the ones where you slow down, relax, and just enjoy the moment. Unhurried conversations lead to laughter and everyday activities take on a special glow when you’re more focused on enjoying each other than creating perfection. This February, plan the perfect mini break. A visit to Southcentre Mall this Family Day Weekend will inspire a wonderful family fun time, without the stress!
(And you know what would make it even better? Winning a $250 gift card to spend at Southcentre Mall! Enter before February 13, 2023.)
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Sometimes you need an idea to jazz up your date night. Sometimes you want a family outing that your teenagers won’t complain about. Sometimes, you just want to laugh, eat, and be entertained! No matter what you’re looking for, Jubilations Dinner Theatre offers a fabulous night out, with delicious food and fun entertainment. Whether it’s date night, girls’ night, or a chance to make memories with your big kids, you’ll love Jubilations! And this Family Day weekend, Jubilations Dinner Theatre is thrilled to bring you Mamma Mio, a singing and dancing sensation with music from ABBA, the most popular band of the disco era!
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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.
Now the weekend is really and truly here. How to spend a fun day with the kids? Keep reading!
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.
Roller skating is staying alive in Calgary thanks to a group aptly named Calgary Roller Skate. Calgarians can join them for a groovy time roller-skating with lights, music, and 15 000 square feet of wood floor! 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 have brunch.
It’s loud, it’s engaging, and it’s pure FUN! It’s YAMATO – The Drummers of Japan, and the pent-up energy of these feisty young drummers from Japan will celebrate the “rebirth” of live shows with Hinotori. YAMATO will be at the Jack Singer Concert Hall with Arts Commons Presents this winter with a show for all ages. You’ll need to feel it to believe it, as YAMATO resounds with a celebration of entertainment and light-hearted fun! Get your tickets for their show on the Sunday night of the Family Day Weekend.
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Sundays are brunch days and Heritage Park offers a delicious one in the dining room at the Wainwright Hotel with fresh baked goods, buttermilk pancakes, french toast, waffles, eggs, bacon, sausages, hash browns, cheeses, and drinks. Read more about it here.
Most Sundays, Safari Lodge, in the heart of Destination Africa at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, hosts a unique Calgary brunch experience. You and your fellow safari explorers can enjoy gourmet and comfort breakfast foods. Read more about it here.
Happy Holiday Monday!! Here are the top events for today.
Skate for free at a number of City of Calgary Arenas on Family Day from 1 to 2:15 pm. Bring your own skates and helmets! Read more about it here.
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. Read more about it here.
Join The Military Museums and see authentic armoured vehicles, fighter planes, weapons, and one-of-a-kind artifacts while taking in family-friendly activities. This year, you can meet author Janet Love Morrison, who will be reading from her new book The Hawk and the Hare and the kids will enjoy crafts and a scavenger hunt. Read more about it here.
WP Puppet Theatre is presenting a screening of Bakster and Bird. This beautiful video production engages children and adults alike and there will also be take-home puppet-making activities and stations throughout the theatre for you and your family to enjoy after the film, plus hot chocolate and a treat. Read more about it here.
Looking for more? Take a look at other Family Day Weekend events in our city.