City of Calgary announces Winter Festival 2021

Michelle Mak Community, Newcomer Information

The City of Calgary has announced that there will be a festival this upcoming winter – Chinook Blast: Calgary’s Widwinter Roundup to life. This festival is done with more than 55 partners across Calgary’s arts, non-profit, neighbourhood, tourism, and sport communities. The festival will take place over a six-week period from mid-January to the end of February, in what is typically a slower season for Calgary’s tourism industry, but Chinook Blast will highlight Calgary’s status as a winter city that doesn’t let a little cold weather get in the way of good time. Venues across Calgary will be transformed for the festival, with hubs located at a number of different locations. There will be both paid and free events for locals and visitor to experience.

COVID-19 has made an impact have made 2020 a difficult year for everyone, and the launch of Chinook Blast gives something for Calgarians to look forward to. Chinook Blast is still in the planning stages and adjustments and protocols will be made as required to ensure the safety of the attendees, performers, partners, and the public.

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