Is the worst behind us? If you are looking forward to plus Celsius temperatures and are ready to escape your winter hibernation, now could be the time to start planning your evenings and weekends out! The city of Calgary is excited about Spring (even though it may still snow yet), and there are some extraordinary events coming your way. In the month of March, you can expect events from grand foodie occasions like the "Avenue's Best Restaurants 2020" event, to the famous "Masters of Illusion" show. Whichever thrills, tastes, and specialized festivals you are looking for, you'll find it this month!
Ready to book your calendar and get out in the warming air to play, relax, and enjoy? Take a look at the many exciting things that you can do in Calgary this March.
Food & Drink Events in Calgary
Avenue's Best Restaurants 2020 — March 4th
Are you always on the lookout for the next best food and dining experience in Calgary? Now is your chance to indulge and sample the many tasty offerings the city has available to you! With the Avenue's Best Restaurants 2020 event, you will get to taste the top honorees of Calgary's best restaurant bites! Purchase your tickets to this foodie event on Showpass.com — partial proceeds will be going towards The Alex Community Food Centre.
Grape Escape — March 21st
The popular event has arrived once again in Calgary – Grape Escape hosted by Co-op Wine and Spirits! Visit the BMO Center in Halls D and E for this annual wine, beer, cocktails, and spirits event. Featuring over 100 different booths of drink vendors, you can sip on drinks and snack on munchies and find the flavours that excite your palate! Purchase your tickets online before they are sold out.
Kids & Family Events in Calgary
Sunday Fundays at Devonian Gardens — March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th
Not sure how to keep the kids entertained on the weekend? How about Sunday Fundays at Devonian Gardens? Every Sunday come to the beautiful indoor gardens located in the Core Shopping Centre located in downtown Calgary for some fun activities with the kids! Every Sunday will feature free happenings such as painting koi fish, hearing talks about nature and the gardens, puzzles, colouring, and other activities! Hosted by Calgary Parks, this event is free for the whole family!
Specialized Festivals & Events in Calgary
International Women's Day — March 7th
From 11am until 4pm on March 7th, head down to Fort Calgary to celebrate International Women's Day! This event is an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about the women in our city from both the past and the present. Hear some amazing stories, connect with others, reflect on the changes that our world has undergone, and celebrate the day of women! Admission is free or by donation and will include "feminist button-making, artifact chats, performances and more!"
The Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show — March 21st-22nd
Located at the BMO Centre on Stampede Grounds is the Calgary Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show from March 21st to the 22nd. Whether you are looking for your next worldly travel getaway or are seeking an adventure in the surrounding Alberta areas, you can browse exciting outdoor excursions and tours at this local show! Peruse everything from kayaking and swimming, to international wine tasting and travel with over 200 exhibits focused on the great outdoors! Tickets can be purchased on the event website.
Infinite Bridal Show Calgary — March 29th
Do you hear those wedding bells ringing? Are the choirs singing in your mind? Time to start planning your big day! This March at the Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre located in the southeast of Calgary is a wedding event you will not want to miss: the Infinite Bridal Show Calgary! This show will feature the latest and greatest in the wedding and bridal industry, and showcase "Alberta's hottest hidden talents and [bring] a fresh and modern twist to the table." Purchase your tickets at Eventbrite.com and start piecing together the wedding of your dreams!
Music & Entertainment Events in Calgary
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert — March 12th
Calling all Potterheads! This March, you have the opportunity to watch Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in an entirely new way! Beginning at 7:30pm at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, come and watch the feature film accompanied by the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra playing the memorable soundtrack while you watch. This is a movie-watching experience you will not want to miss! Immerse yourself in the music on March 12th — tickets are available on Ticketmaster.ca.
Masters of Illusion — March 23rd
Are you looking to "escape the ordinary" and perplex your mind? If so, then the Masters of Illusion event is just what you need to be checking out this month! Featuring some of the world's greatest magicians, this famous event (as seen on The CW) will shock and surprise you! Watch "jaw-dropping grand illusions and laugh out loud at the hysterical comedy magic as performers from around the world combine fantasy, fervor and flair with magic created in front of [your] very eyes."
Charity Events in Calgary
Meow-ga: Yoga with Cats and Wine — March 6th
From 6pm until 8pm, you have the opportunity to support an amazing cause, spend some time with fluffy, adorable cats and kittens, stretch, and even have a drink! Sound too good to be true? At the Meow-ga: Yoga with Cats and Wine event hosted by the Calgary Humane Society you will meet adoptable cats while doing yoga, receive complimentary wine and cheese, as well as get a behind-the-scenes tour of the shelter! Tickets are $30 and available on the Eventbrite event page.
Get out the calendars — spring is around the corner, and so are the best Calgary events! Decide on the events that interest you the most, purchase your tickets, and get ready for a month full of fun!
For a more detailed and fully comprehensive list, visit the City of Calgary's event page, the Calgary Tourism page, Eventbrite, and search for local events on Facebook to find more March events and activities.
Justin Havre is the top producing REALTOR® with RE/MAX First, Canada's very first RE/MAX brokerage. Calgary real estate is his passion; Justin specializes in Southwest & Northwest Calgary homes for sale. He can be reached at 403.217.0003 or contacted through this site.