25 Things To Do In Edmonton This February

From ice sculptures to fundraisers to family fun, there’s plenty to do this month.

Cirque du Soleil

Enjoy Cirque du Soleil: Crystal

If you love acrobats and figure skating, this is the show for you! Cirque du Soleil: Crystal is mixing the two together for the first show of its kind. They will be stunning audiences at Rogers Place from February 13 to 17.

Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave., cirquedusoleil.com

Explore the icy wonderland at Boardwalk Ice on Whyte

Start the month off right at the annual Boardwalk Ice on Whyte. Local artists will be displaying ice carving sculptures along the avenue. The final day will be on February 3 so be sure not to miss out!

Old Strathcona, 10208 82 Ave., iceonwhyte.ca

Tour the world of wine

If hours of sampling some of the finest wines from around the world sounds like a dream, then Winefest was made for you! It will be taking place at the Edmonton Convention Centre on February 15 and 16.

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave., 403-228-0777, celebratewinefest.com

Have a night of laughs with Go Broke 4 Improv

For the first time in five years, Go Broke 4 Improv will be back together for one night only to perform some of their favourite improv games. The team will be reuniting at the Grindstone Theatre on February 21.

Grindstone Theatre, 10019 81 Ave., 780-244-9076, grindstonetheatre.ca

Spend time with family at the Sunridge Ski Area

Sunridge Ski Area is hosting a Sunday night of winter fun on February 23. There will be skiing, snowboarding and tubing for the entire family to enjoy.

Sunridge Ski Area, 10980 17 St., 780-449-6555, sunridgeskiarea.com

Get your groove on

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Sugar Swing Ballroom! Every weekend in February, there will be swing dance lessons with a social to follow to show off your new moves.

Sugar Swing Ballroom, 10019 80 Ave., 587-786-6554, sugarswing.com/events

Visit Pecha Kucha Night 33

On February 8, Pecha Kucha Night 33 will be at the Royal Alberta Museum. There will be a presentation of ideas and projects by Tokyo’s Klein Dytham Architecture. It’s a great opportunity for young designers to chat and network with others.

Royal Alberta Museum, 9810 103A Ave., edmonton.carpe-diem.events

h2>Test your Harry Potter knowledge

Gather up your fellow Potterheads and head over to The Pint on February 4 for Harry Potter Trivia Night to be challenged on who is the ultimate fan of the iconic series.

The Pint (Downtown), 10125 109 St., 780-497-7468, eventbrite.ca

See a new production at the University of Alberta

In the late 1600s, writer John Dryden released what would become one of his most popular productions, All for Love. The University of Alberta will be performing the classic tragedy centred on the love affair of Antony and Cleopatra from February 7 to 16.

Timms Centre for the Arts, 87 Ave. & 112 St., 780-492-2273, ualberta.ca/arts

Celebrate African music at 5 Artists 1 Night

Whether you love R&B, reggae or folk music, 5 Artists 1 Night is sure to have a show for you. They will be celebrating their 12th year with an event featuring performances from five unique African-Canadian musicians.

MacEwan University, Allard Hall, 11110 104 Ave., 780-497-5040, 5artists1love.com

For those with a sweet tooth

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates is hosting an event no chocolate lover will want to miss. Award-winning master chocolatier Brett Roy will be teaching a class on how to make your very own tasty treats and you’ll have the opportunity to learn more about the art of designing fine chocolates.

Sweet Lollapalooza Fine Chocolates, 10155 102 St., 780-436-3190, eventbrite.ca

Head out into a winter wonderland to snowshoe & stargaze

Go out to Elk Island National Park for a guided snowshoe hike around Astotin Lake. There will be a campfire to warm up by while you learn about the constellations above the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. Warm refreshments will be provided. The event will run every Saturday of February.

Elk Island National Park, 54401 Range Rd 20, 780-922-5790, pc.gc.ca

Embark on a family day sleigh ride

On February 18, bundle up and head out to the Elmwood neighbourhood. The community is hosting a Family Day celebration with horse-drawn sleigh rides and a bonfire with warm drinks and snacks. It’s $5 per person and free for kids under 2.

Elmwood Community League, 16415 83 Ave., wintercityedmonton.ca

Check out the Chinook Series

You’re invited to bring together and celebrate the community for 11 days of performances and workshops presented by the Chinook Series. This is a chance to connect with international artists and others through dance, theatre and other performances.

ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 84 Ave., 780-409-1910, chinookseries.ca

Celebrate Family Day at the Valley Zoo

Spend Family Day with the wildlife at the Valley Zoo. It’s a guaranteed hit for both kids and parents to enjoy.

Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87th Avenue, edmonton.ca 

Spend the evening with Terry Crews

Presented by Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters (ACWS), famous actor and athlete Terry Crews will be visiting the city on February 20. He will be at the Edmonton Convention Centre to talk about the recent #metoo movement and gender equality.

Edmonton Convention Centre, 9797 Jasper Ave., 403-228-0777, events.myconferencesuite.com

Make an early Valentine’s Day reservation

Make a reservation at the Culina Café for an early Valentine’s Day night out pop-up, Hungry for Love, on February 13 The pop-up meal is a delicious 3-course meal and wine. Also, it will be adult’s night at the Muttart. Guests are encouraged to bring their glass of wine with them to browse around the pyramids.

Culina Muttart Café, 9626 96A St., 780-466-1181, culinafamily.com

Attend a game for a good cause

On February 10, watch the Oil Kings play the Pats at Rogers Place for a night supporting mental health. A portion of each ticket sold will go towards funding CASA programs.

Rogers Place, 10220 104 Ave., 780-409-3700, oilkings.ca

Film fest and chill at the International Festival of Winter Cinema

Who says outdoor movies are just for summer nights? The International Festival of Winter Cinema sure doesn’t! They will be screening films that feature stories of Indigenous people, winter life and climate change. Showings will be outside to fully embrace the season.

Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd., filmfreeway.com

Bundle up and get ready for the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Join the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival for three days of cross-country skiing fun and Nordic Legends. The winter festival takes place February 8 to 10.

9920 63 Ave., 780-430-7153, canadianbirkie.com

Attend a calming (and adorable) yoga class!

Edmonton’s Humane Society will be hosting an hour-long yoga class with a twist. The shelter’s cats will be participating too! It’s the purr-fect event for the whole family to enjoy.

Edmonton Humane Society, 13620 163 St., eventbrite.ca

Get a head start on your garden

Kokedama is a form of Japanese garden art. Salisbury Greenhouse in Sherwood Park is going to be conducting a workshop to teach people how to make their own — and you get to bring your creation home with you to brighten up your space.

Salisbury Greenhouse, 52337 Range Rd 232, Sherwood Park, 780-467-5743, eventbrite.ca

Visit the Boarder X Exhibition at the AGA

The Art Gallery of Alberta has a brand new exhibition, “Boarder X.” The exhibition will be displaying the creations of Indigenous artists who surf, skate and snowboard. They will be portraying cultural and political matters through many different artistic mediums, from photography to painting and more.

Art Gallery of Alberta, 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, 780-425-5379, youraga.ca

Watch the Edmonton Opera production of Hansel and Gretel

The Edmonton Opera presents the brother-sister adventure of Hansel & Gretel at the Jubilee Auditorium for three nights only. Don’t miss out on seeing this classic tale.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 11455 87 Ave., 780-429-1000, edmontonopera.com 

Get tickets to a fundraiser that oenophiles won’t want to miss

Kids Kottage is a program that helps children out of potentially abusive situations at home. They are holding a fundraiser to help support their 24-hour crisis nursery, For The Live of Wine. There will be wine, food, live music and a silent auction.

780-448-1752, tickets.kidskottage.org


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