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 15 and 18, 2019?
Get your motors running – Heritage Park’s Family Quest is back for the 2019 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 a digital car or scavenge parts to create your dream vehicle to take home. Enjoy all this and more with your family! Read more about it here.
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.
Castle Mountain Resort is embracing the Family Day holiday with a weekend of night skiing! Is there a better way to spend the Family Day long weekend? Spend time with family & friends skiing under the lights! All runs accessible by the Green Chair will be open during the evening, including jumps & rails for those a little more adventurous. Plus, it’s only $5 to participate. Read more about it here.
Calgary Zoo has a Family Day weekend of excitement! On February 16 and 17, 2019, the zoo will be hosting characters from one of Treehouse’s top performing shows, Peppa Pig, to celebrate the arrival of the Year of the Pig! Peppa and her younger brother George will be meeting with their Calgarian fans as part of their Chinese New Year celebrations. The costume characters will be taking photos and they are bringing plenty of activities with them! Read more about it here.
The WowFest Magic Arts Festival is coming to Calgary over the Family Day Weekend in 2019! With 2 different performances each day, your family will be sure to enjoy a show that’s just right for you. Enter to win for the afternoon show! The Family Fun Magic Show afternoon performances promise to delight both young and old. Recommended for young audiences, it’s just as fun and entertaining for the adults! You’ll love the comedy magic. Read more about it here.
Now the weekend is really and truly here. How to spend a fun day with the kids? Check out the Bow Habitat Station!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Happy Holiday Monday!! Lots of great (and some free!) events are taking place today.
The Town of Okotoks, along with Okotoks Family and Community Support Services (FCSS), invites you to take part in free ‘unplugged’ Family Day activities. Activities include gym time, family swim, indoor and outdoor skating, indoor shinny, and Hometown Hockey arts and crafts. Read more about it here.
Boardwalk Rental Communities presents Family Day at Studio Bell, featuring the beloved children’s singer-songwriter and the “Canadian Minister of Positivity” himself, Fred Penner! In addition to multiple sets from Fred Penner, Family Day at Studio Bell will also include performances by an array of local musicians and musical groups, Sound Sandwich instrument-building workshops, NMC Collection show and tell, instrument demos, campfire sing-alongs, and more. Read more about it here.
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. Try on uniforms or some face painting, check out the weapons display, or even try the mini obstacle course. Read more about it here.
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 YYC Princesses, Nerf Wars, and more! Read more about it here.
On Family Day Monday, Eau Claire Market is hosting a free family event, with a Care Bear Dance Party, children’s crafts, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, an interactive reptile display and so much more!
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Swim or skate for free at a number of City of Calgary locations on Family Day afternoon.
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Looking for more? Take a look at other Family Day Weekend events in our city.
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.