We all aspire to plan the perfect date that is creative, thoughtful and meaningful.. Yet, when it comes to thinking of new ideas – breaking the bank isn’t desirable. Luckily, you can plan a date in Calgary for under $20!

 Saturday Jazz Jam at Kawa Espresso Bar

You finally get a chance to put on your blue suede shoes! Make your way down to Kawa Espresso Bar, in downtown Calgary, and luxuriate your date with soulful Jazz music. Every Saturday, at 3pm, Kawa hosts a different band that’s sure to stimulate a Jazzy mood. You can spice up your date and play in the open jam, or you can savour and share a finely-crafted latte. Thankfully the possibilities don’t end here.. If your date is a beer lover – show him/her a craft beer list from Yukon, all the way to Germany. If he/she savours wine, indulge in a France or Spain delicacy, paired with a homemade danish. No cover charge included. Located at 1333 8 St SW.
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1 cent wing Wednesday!

Do you remember when wings used to be so cheap that you could get a beer and a few rounds of wings for under $10? Imagine that you could do it even cheaper! Hudson’s is offering 1 cent wings, ever Wednesday, in February. Feeling spicy? Try Honey-Siracha! Feeling adventurous? Try Maple Bacon Rub! Regardless of your flavour, Hudson’s has got you covered and pairs house pints for only $5. Don’t be chicken – get in!

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Try new flavours at the Calgary Farmers’ market!

Looking for a date experience that you can’t replicate and find anywhere else? The Calgary Farmers Market has got you covered. Here you’ll find local and authentic vendors that are dedicated to offering you something unique. There’s something sure to impress your date,  and make him/her smile. Explore the variety of poultry options if you desire, and delve into international, local and organic food. Possibly, spoil your date at The 2 Greek Gals! The family roots and generations from back in Greece has inspired this exclusive spot, and you don’t want to miss it. Or, tasty Hearts Choices Thai Vegan Cafe might suit your interests. Wherever the day takes you, spark a flare and embrace new food, savour art and discover hand-made products. Located at 510 77 Ave SE.
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Dance night out – including a 1 hour workshop to enhance your skills

Ever gone dancing, but it didn’t matter if you had experience or was learning? Well, at Alberta Dancesport, you have the freedom to every Friday! Start the night off with a learning workshop at 8:15pm, and proceed to the dance party from 9:15pm to midnight! Also, before you think otherwise – this isn’t someones playlist, rather, a live DJ! Find romance as you two experience each other in a new way. Only $8 per person.
Located at 3304 – 33rd Street NW.
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Catch yourself a good time at the Bow Habitat Station

In the heart of Inglewood lies home to various wildlife and fish, and is a place that connects you to wildlife in a deeper way. Catch yourself at the Fish Hatchery Tour! Afterwards, enjoy a nature stroll and come across the interpretive wetlands. There’s a great chance that you’ll feel like you’re out of the city. The Fish Hatchery Tour is only $5 per person! Located at 1440 17a St SE.
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Contemporary art in the heart of Inglewood

Experience a 4.8 star leader in the art community, Esker Foundation, the largest contemporary art gallery in Calgary. As new and emerging artists tackle contemporary issues, The Project Space is the artist’s natural habitat to explore new opportunities. Admission is free and you’re guaranteed high-quality art. Located at 444, 1011 – 9th Avenue S.E.
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Night time stroll at the Inglewood Night Market

As the Inglewood Night Market approaches, enjoy the streets as they light up! Here you can discover 50 vender tents or unwind and chat on the patio at Cafe Gravity. Bump into a van full of classic records or source out local crystal infused jewellery. Feeling hungry? You can easily locate authentic street food. Afterwards, you and your date can dance the night away to salsa or other styles, under the night lights.
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Discover the home of 638 different species

The Inglewood Bird Sanctuary and Nature Centre have been in conservation since 1929! Experience the home to 347 plants, 270 birds and 21 mammals. From bird watching to day camps, those who like a natural habitat will feel alive here. In an ideal world we can enjoy things for free, yet here you can… and will. Located at 2425 9 Ave SE.
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Nature in its simplicity – Bowness Park

Explore Bowness Park and savour a picnic, alongside the Bow river. Whether you’re into paddle boating or ice skating, this nature spot in Calgary is sure to hold the space to connect together. Located at 8900 48 Ave N.W.
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Stroll downtown and discover Globe Cinema

Surprise your date with this hidden gem! Globe Cinema, an independent cinema art house, passionately offers Calgarians with a multitude of superior movies since 1995! Every Tuesday, you can enjoy this at a discounted rate – only $5 per person. Located at 8th avenue S.W. between 5th and 6th street.
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What was your best date for under $20? Comment below!