The Final Hurrah of 2023

We all know how quickly winds can shift, but no matter what the meteorologist calls for, we’re never ready for Chinook Blast to end.

Rather than dwell on things we can’t change, let’s celebrate all the good times had and send this year’s Chinook out with a BLAST!

One Last Weekend

We’re not the type to go out with a fizzle, so you’ll find art installations, concerts, sporting events, cultural showcases, and so much more right up until February 12!

Final Weekend Events

February 10, 11 and 12

Chinook Blast Art and Light Walk
February 10 and 11, 7-9 pm
Stephen Ave

This is your last chance to experience the Art and Light Walk down Stephen Avenue. Check out the lit up roaming performers, balloon installations and more!

Free Admission

YYC Princess
February 11 from 12 – 1 pm and 2 – 3 pm
Olympic Plaza

Dress in your best ballgown for the princesses’ singing and theatrical performance.

Free Admission

Luminescent Tall Tales
February 10 and 11 from 7 – 9 pm
Olympic Plaza

If you missed it last weekend, you have one last chance to catch these dancers on stilts.

Free admission

Block Heater
February 9 – 12 at varying times
Various locations across Calgary

Block Heater is a winter staple that we couldn’t do without! This year, they’re bringing 32 artists to stages around the city.

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Market Collective Night Market
February 10 from 5 – 9 pm, February 11 from 10 am – 6 pm, and February 12 from 10 am – 3 pm
City Hall Atrium  

Lovers, broken hearts, friends, family, and exes are all welcome at Market Collective. Whoever you run into, it’s sure to be worth it with DJs, a “broken/heart” photobooth, art installations, a make-up/break-up lounge, and 60+ vendors offering up local goods.

Free admission

Bravo Circus
February 10 and 11 from 7 – 9 pm
Stephen Ave

Watch this Calgary-based circus troupe hula-hoop, fan, and poi their LED lights.

Free Admission

aGoGo Fire & Flow
February 10 and 11 from 7 – 9 pm
Stephen Ave

This artist collective combines fire, LED lights, and quirky dancing.

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Venus: Future Love
February 10 and 11 from 8 – 9 pm
Engineered Air Theatre
18 + 

Explore how, why, and what we love while hurdling through time and space. 

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Blue Jay Sessions: Winter Edition
February 10 from 6 – 10:30 pm, February 11 from 5:30 – 11 pm, and February 12 from 11:30 am – 2 pm
The Prairie Emporium

Blue Jay Sessions are keeping things cheesy with light love songs performed by 20 Canadian singer-songwriters while serving up grilled cheese, mac ‘n’ cheese, fondue, and more.

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100 Words for Snow
February 11 from 2 – 4 pm
ContainR Art Park 

Celebrate snow in all its forms through language, song, sculpture, and more as Indigenous artists share their interpretations.

Free Admission

February 12th

The Great Canadian Kilt Skate
February 12 from 12 – 4 pm
Olympic Plaza

Are you brave enough to mix bare knees and ice? If so, join the Great Canadian Kilt Skate! And if not, watch from the sidelines while enjoying bagpipers, a Scottish choir, and highland dancers.

Free Admission

February 12 from 4 – 6 pm
Olympic Plaza 

Catch Siksika Nation’s very own DJ BLKFT spinning #RezHouse fire!

Free Admission

Sundays in C-Square
February 12 from 12 – 4 pm
East Village 

If you’re feeling a little gloomy because Chinook Blast is almost over, Sundays in C-Sqaure is sure to lift your spirits! Join in for giant games, outdoor firepits, live music, and other activities. 

Free admission

Can’t Stop the Love in Kensington
February 12 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm

You loved Can’t Stop the Love so much last year that it’s returned again. Enjoy the art and feeling of inclusivity alongside live music, community fires, and hot beverages. 

Free admission

Rhythm and Rhymes with Bubba B “the” MC

February 12 from 2 – 3 pm
Central Library 

Youth and families can learn alongside award-winning Bubba B “the” MC using his book/CD that focuses on reading, literacy, and Black History Month. 

Free Admission

The Reklaws
February 12 from 7 pm – 2 am
Cowboys Dance Hall 

This Canadian Country Duo is back in Calgary on their Winter Beach Tour, performing hit songs like “Long Live the Night. 

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It’s your last chance

Chinooks can go as quickly as they come–don’t miss the fun!  

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