It’s hard to believe that we’re already into week two!

If you missed the first weekend, you still have time to catch more of the fun. If you were there, you know more good times are guaranteed ahead. Get ready for new events day and night!

The Fun Has Just Begun

We’re calling out stellar art installations, concerts, sporting events, cultural showcases, and so much more between February 3 – 5, but remember, Chinook Blast runs until February 12!

Second Weekend Events

February 3rd

Four Winds Showcase
February 3 from 5 – 9 pm
Olympic Plaza

Connecting Indigenous communities with the greater urban community, Four Winds presents music, dance, and culture. Featured artists include Bryce Delorme, Curt Young, Toosick, Armond Duckchief, Tootoosis Crew, Fawn Wood, Drezus, and DJ Nyla. 

Free Admission

Luminescent Tall Tales
February 3 and 4 from 7 – 9 pm 
Olympic Plaza

It doesn’t get any taller than dancers on stilts! Watch them move in awe as their costumes illuminate the plaza. 

Free Admission

Art and Light Walk
February 3, 4, and 5 from 7 – 9 pm
Stephen Ave

When you think of Chinook Blast, this event should come to mind! It embodies everything the festival is about. From roaming performers, light displays, and DJs on the stage, the night and city will completely transform before your eyes. 

Free Admission

Chinook Blast Asian Market
February 3 from 5 – 9 pm, February 4 from 12 – 8 pm, and February 5 from 10 am – 3 pm
City Hall Atrium 

Not only can you find Asian exhibitors featuring their traditional and cultural wear, products, and activities, but the entire atrium will be decked out in bright and colourful lantern posts and light displays.

Free admission

Lantern Parade
February 3 from 6 – 7 pm 
City Hall Atrium through Olympic Plaza to Arts Commons

Welcome the Lunar New Year while exploring the Asian Market with the Lantern Parade. See lanterns from various Asian and Calgary communities loop the route before returning to the City Hall Atrium for the market.

Free admission

MakeFashion x Indi City Wearable Tech Fashion Show
February 3 from 5 – 6 pm
Central Library 

MakeFashion and Indi City have collaborated on a runway event that showcases the intersection between traditional Pow Wow regalia and technology. 

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The Alcove Art Space
11 am – 2:30 pm
Shaganappi Point Golf Course

Come warm up at this pop-up creative social space with live performances, community craft projects, and visual art exhibits from three local artists. 

Free Admission

Ephemeral Artifacts: Travis Knights
February 3 at 7:30 pm and February 4 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm 
DJD Dance Centre 

Travis Knights takes you on a non-linear journey through the evolution of jazz and tap. 

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February 3 – 5
Platform Innovation Centre 

It’s the hackathon of the year, where you can create innovative software that captures Calgary as a winter city destination, network with tech industry insiders, and compete for real rewards. 

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February 4th – 5th

February 4 from 1 – 10 pm 
Olympic Plaza 

This Saturday, ArtsXpedition is taking over the Olympic Plaza stage with performances by Bubba B the MC, Splash’N Boots, Tendavillage, Tanika Charles, and Low Down Brass Band. 

Free Admission

DJ Reno (Beats on the DL)
February 4 from 3 – 7 pm 
Olympic Plaza 

Glide and groove on the skating rink while you listen to the old-school hip-hop DJ Reno is spinning on the vinyl.

Free Admission

Nitro Rallycross
February 4 and 5
GMC Stadium 

Stampede Park hasn’t seen “horsepower” like this before! Nitro RX is an intense battle of rallycross on snow and ice.

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February 4 from 7 – 11 pm 
The Palace Theatre

We couldn’t think of a better fit for Chinook Blast than musical artist LIGHTS. See her perform for one night only!

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February 4 from 2 – 5 pm 
Central Library 

Celebrate Seollal, the Korean Lunar New Year Festival, with games, cultural performances, live music, and dancing. See performances by Master Rim’s Taekwondo, New Life K-Pop Band, DancerYoo Dance Academy, and Kang’s Samullori. 

Free Admission

Nordic at Night 
February 4 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm 
Fort Calgary 

Catch this once-in-a-festival event! The East Village Nordic Loop will transform into an all-ages, cross-country ski glow party. Bring your skis, and we’ll provide the glow! 

Free Admission

The Gray Jay & The Magpie: A Puppet Pop Up 
February 4 from 1 – 3 pm 
Central Library 

Come by for a family-friendly pop-up where everyone will get a copy of the Grey Jay & the Magpie story, make a puppet, and get a link to follow along to the 10-chapter puppet performance on YouTube. 

Free Admission

Mini Shred Park
February 4 and 5 from 12 – 5 pm
Olympic Plaza

Kids 3 – 10 can learn how to shred with certified coaches who will pull kids on a snowboard with handles. 

Free Admission

YUKI: A Winter Celebration of Taiko
February 5 at 2 pm 
Nickle Theatre, Mount Royal University 

YUKI will showcase Japanese taiko drumming with Yama no Oto, Calgary’s Taiko Ensemble, along with other guest performers. 

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Lights so Bright

They’re on day and night. Check out these displays around the downtown core.

Olympic Plaza

City Hall

There’s still time

But you won’t want to waste what’s left! 

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