Chinook Blast 2024: Calgary’s Ultimate Winter Festival – Get Involved!

Winter is coming, and that means Calgary’s most anticipated winter extravaganza, Chinook Blast is gearing up for our fourth annual festival! This year, we’re ready to take the chill out of winter and replace it with a sizzling lineup of art installations, live music, winter sports, shows, and so much more! Get ready to experience the magic as we transform the city into a winter wonderland. Curious about how you can be a part of the magic? Keep reading to explore all of the exciting details and opportunities available!

Save the Date: February 2–19, 2024

Mark your calendars! From February 2nd to the 19th, 2024, downtown Calgary will transform into a vibrant winter wonderland, featuring captivating art installations, live music, thrilling winter sports, local markets, and much more. Stay tuned on our social media pages – Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly Twitter), and TikTok – and sign up for our newsletter for the latest updates. 

Calling All Performing Artists: Bring the Magic to Chinook Blast

Are you a performing artist with a passion for captivating audiences? Chinook Blast is on the lookout for local talented performers to join our lineup. If you’re ready to shine on the grand stage despite the cold weather, we want to hear from you!

The diversity and talent of our performers have been the heart of Chinook Blast, making it the remarkable festival it is today. If you’re ready to be a part of this unforgettable experience, check out the application form to apply now and make this year’s Chinook Blast the most spectacular yet. Share the excitement! Know a fellow artist who would be a great fit? Send them this form! 

Calling All Installation/Visual Artists: Contribute to our Winter Cityscape 


Artists of all kinds, this is your chance to shape the unique landscape of Chinook Blast 2024! Whether you’re a sculptor, visual artist, or creator of immersive experiences, we want to see how your art can transform our festival grounds into a winter wonderland.

We’re seeking interactive experiences that inspire awe, ignite imaginations, and infuse the frosty night with colour and wonder.

We are offering funding opportunities ranging from $5,000 to a maximum of $40,000 for installations. In addition, we have partnered with the City of Calgary’s Winter City Design Competition where an installation that can withstand three months in the winter weather from January to March without the need for security will receive up to $40,000. 

This competition presents an excellent opportunity for artists to introduce public-friendly, winter-centric tactical urbanism designs that promote outdoor winter engagement for the community. The winning installation designs will be showcased in prominent locations such as Olympic Plaza, along Stephen Avenue, and throughout Greater Downtown during Chinook Blast.

To learn more and to submit your ideas, check out the application form.

Calling All Creatives and Organizations: Join the Winter Adventure as part of Friends of Chinook Blast


Calling all local artists and organizations, we invite you to share your brilliant ideas for events or activities that can be part of the upcoming festival.

Whether it’s sports, recreation, arts, or culture, we’re looking for fun, accessible community experiences, and we want to hear your ideas. If your idea is selected, you’ll receive the funding needed to bring it to life and elevate the winter festivities.

We’re dedicated to promoting diversity in our programming and warmly welcome applications from events and initiatives led by equity-deserving community members. Find all the details and submit your ideas by clicking the link in our bio. Let’s make 2024’s Chinook Blast the most unforgettable winter celebration yet!

Want to be a part of Chinook Blast? Fill out the application form.

Join Us for Chinook Blast 2024 

We’re so excited to get started on building the winter magic of Calgary’s up-and-coming winter festival, Chinook Blast. Mark your calendars and submit your ideas to be part of our incredible celebration of winter, art, and community.

Chinook Blast 2024 is set to be a winter extravaganza like no other. Once again, to stay tuned for updates, be sure to follow us on social media and sign up for our newsletter for the latest news and announcements. We can’t wait to share this unforgettable experience with you!

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