January 8, 2024

January 2024- What’s happening this month?

January 2024

From Open Mic nights, snow days festival, learning about wild ice and all the other activities, you wont be lacking in options of entertainment this month.

Open Mic Night at artsPlace Canmore!

Friday, January 12, 2024 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Calling all local singers and songwriters! Come play at the artsPlace Open Mic Nights hosted by Julie Chang. Entrance by donation; no registration required! Play your original tunes or fav cover songs and take your turn at the mic. Bring your own instruments but be welcome to play the beautiful artsPlace grand piano! Enjoy the artsPlace cabaret set-up and sit with your friends in a cozy cafe-style seating to appreciate the music.


HeARTburn: Interactive Art Exhibition

January 4 - February 11, 2024

HeARTburn – the Bow Valley’s Burning Man community – returns to artsPlace with an exhibition of community-sourced artworks; showcasing an eclectic mix of dynamic and interactive art. Following the first principle of Burning Man, ‘Radical Inclusion’, we welcome all to come and participate in the event. This exhibition invites you to express and engage your own creativity! You’ll find artwork that requires your participation and interaction, as well as collaboration with others. Join the heARTburn community at the opening reception on Saturday Jan. 13, featuring live performance and music.


Snow Days Festival in Banff National Park

Wednesday, January 17, 2024 - Sunday, January 28, 2024

Snow Days Festival in Banff National Park is held for more than 90 years. This is a month of enjoyable winter fiesta. In the festival, the visitors can enjoy various winter sport activities like ice-skating, ice hockey, exhibition of ice statues, theater shows, etc…

List of the events, time table and places are displayed in Banff website.

Wild Ice: Banff Edition

Fri, Jan 19, 1:00 p.m.–Sun, Jan 21, 2:00 p.m.

The lakes of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park have garnered worldwide attention as some of the most captivating and stunning locations on the planet for winter photography. Every year, the interplay of light and ice brings a different mix of incredible photo opportunities and turns the surface and shores of the lake into a creative playground. Join two long-time wild ice enthusiasts and Rockies locals, Kris Andres and Kahli April, as we go on a quest for the ultimate ice features, methane bubbles, winter sidelight, snowdrifts, starry skies and rugged skylines! This is a wonderful chance to flex your creative muscles in the heart of the Canadian Rockies.


Bear Street Live Entertainment- Banff

Evenings from Friday-Sunday- Jan 19 - Feb 4, 2024

Celebrate the winter season with live entertainment and performances in the heart of Banff! Featuring artists from across Alberta with live music, circus, street performers, stilt walkers, and more! Running Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8pm and Sundays from 1-4pm on Bear Street during SnowDays Festival.


Future Event!!


VINEart Gala & Auction

March 24th, 2024- Fairmont Banff Springs

YWCA Banff's biggest fundraiser of the year, the VINEart Gala and Auction. This highly anticipated event features delicious food and wine pairings, inspiring art and entertainment, and an exceptional live and silent auction! Proceeds from VINEart benefit YWCA Banff’s residential programs including our emergency shelter, transitional housing, affordable housing, and counselling services.

For tickets and to learn more click HERE!


Read our January 2023 Newsletter HERE!