Frequently Asked Questions
Chinook Blast is Calgary’s winter festival celebration that brings together partners from the arts, nonprofit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sports communities to create an inclusive event that showcases the best of our city. We believe in embracing and celebrating winter by providing world-class activations and free outdoor programming featuring the city’s amazing local talent.
Chinook Blast will be happening between January 27 and February 12, 2023, however, there are festivities happening before and after to warm you up to Chinook Blast and keep the party going after. Be sure to check out all the details on our website.
From world-class iconic festivals to live music to sporting events to light and arts installations to cultural experiences to night markets, Chinook Blast will have something for everyone to enjoy. We bring you the best of the best so you and your friends and family can choose the activities you want to participate in. We know you will have Snow. Much. Fun.
Though most of the activities will be happening downtown in Chinook Blast Hub, which is Olympic Plaza, Stephen Ave and East Village, you will find events happening everywhere. Be sure to check back often to find out more details.
Tickets are not required to visit The Hub or public activations; however, some events and activities may require a fee. Please check each event for more information before attending. Event information will be added to the website soon!
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Your safety is important to us. We continue to work with our programming partners, health officials, Alberta Health Services, and the City of Calgary to ensure that everyone at Chinook Blast has a fun and safe experience.
January and February are prime windows for Calgary’s signature chinooks! However, we know that weather in Calgary is unpredictable – if the temperature dips below what is safe to be outside, Chinook Blast will pause outdoor activities until the weather warms up.