Things To Do

24 of the best things to do in Calgary this March

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We made it, Calgary! Spring is finally upon us and man, are our bodies ready. We deserve a little bit of heat and let us tell you… This month is on fire. You’re in for 31 days of empowerment, great food, legendary musicians, high times, and ‘all that jazz.’ Check it out! Here are 24 things to do in Calgary this March!

YYC FOOD AND DRINK EXPERIENCE

For 17 magical days, 68 restaurants across Calgary will either feature one-of-kind chef collaborations, exchanges, or winemaker’s dinners among other tasty offerings. To see a complete list of participants you can click here! Bon appétit, Calgary!

When: Until Sunday, March 15th
Where: See a list of restaurants here
Time: All day
Cost: $20+

CHOCOLATE MAKING WITH BERNARD CALLEBAUT

Make that special someone something from the heart, or just go to shove your face in chocolatey goodness during the class and leave full. Either way, it sounds like an evening of bliss to us! Everything is better when it’s made with love, isn’t it?

When: Thursday, March 5th and Thursday, March 19th
Where: 560 69 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $125

VIVIAN MAIER: IN HER OWN HANDS

This month, check out the Glenbow Museum’s mysterious new exhibit. Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands features over 100 photographs found at a Chicago auction house by chance, each giving the viewer insight into 30 years of American city life as captured by one of the most enigmatic figures of twentieth century photography.

When: Until Sunday, May 24th
Where: 220 130 9th Ave SE, Calgary
Time: See times here
Cost: $12+

BREWCHELLA

Music festivals are great, but beer festivals taste better. Brewchella is a dream event featuring local breweries, CRAFT menu favourites and live entertainment. No, this isn’t the place for flower crowns and Insta stories, but this will be the place for an amazing time.

When: Thursday, March 5th
Where: 100 Anderson Road Southeast, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm
Cost: $10

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Formed in 1998, this heavy metal group has since released 10 studio albums, two live albums, two compilations albums and three video albums in addition to their EP. They’ve worked with Ozzy Osbourne and Rob Zombie and we’re featured in the game Guitar Hero World Tour (oh, the mems). They’ll be hitting up Mac Hall on March 7th.

When: Saturday, March 7th
Where: Mac Hall – 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: $97

2020 WOMEN’S DAY GALA CALGARY

Join emcee Aisling Tomei in welcoming guest speaker Jillian Harris and entrepreneur Jess Tetu. These women will be honouring the political, social and economic achievements of incredible women from around the world, and right here in YYC! In addition, to change your life-style speakers, guests will also enjoy an amazing 3-course plated dinner, a raffle draw, and of course, sips from the cash bar. What’s a celebration without good food and drinks? Not much of one at all, we’d say.

When: Saturday, March 7th
Where: Telus Convention Centre – 120, 9 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $175 +

CALGARY FLAMES VS VEGAS KNIGHTS

Catch on our boys in the Saddledome Sunday, March 8th. Grab a dome beer and a pocket dog, and cheer the Flames to victory against the Las Vegas Knights!

When: Sunday, March 8th
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm
Cost: $40+

CALGARY INTERNATIONAL CAR AND TRUCK SHOW

Start you engines for a revvin’ good time. This show features the best in the automotive industry, new and old. Get a close up and personal look at beautiful, inventive and futuristic vehicles from all over the world.

When: Wednesday, March 11th – Sunday, March 15th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB
Time: 12 pm – 6 pm
Cost: Free

SEAFOOD BOIL 2020

Roll up your sleeves, tie up your very sophisticated, trendsetting adult bib, and dig in! This all you can eat seafood event probably isn’t something your taste buds will forget any time soon.

When: Thursday, March 12th
Where: 7207 Fairmount Drive Southeast, Calgary
Time: 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: $65

BOB SAGET LIVE

We expect this show to be a Full House… Ahhh, jokes. We promise this comedy vet will be a lot funnier than we are. We can also promise that he’ll be a lot more offensive than we are, too. If you’ve never seen Bob Saget, prepare yourselves. He’s no Danny Tanner. Great live? Sure. Wholesome? Not even a little bit.

When: Saturday, March 14th
Where: 225 8 Ave SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $29+

A BOWIE CELEBRATION

Celebrate the late, the great, the legendary David Bowie. Join alumni musicians of Bowie’s band as they take you through the many decades of his career.

When: Sunday, March 15th
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $45.50

STARGAZING SNOWSHOE TOUR

This month Kananaskis Outfitters willl one-up your date game Rolodex with a one of a kind mountain experience. Follow their skilled interpreter on a fresh, starlit tour through forest and snow, and sip hot cocoa in a secluded meadow. They’ll bring the drinks, the lamps, and the telescope, and all you have to bring is yourself, and a good jacket!

When: Dates throughout March
Where: Kananaskis Village Centre- 1 Mt. Sparrowhawk Crescent
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $79

HIGH TEA YYC

You’re cultured, you’re classy… you’re probably just going for the finger foods. Two Penny is hosting a High Tea at their beautiful space on 1st and it’s going to be one tasty afternoon, Calgary. Tea lovers and tiny sandwhich lovers alike will want to check this event out!

When: Sunday, March 15th
Where: 1213 1 St SW, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $55

ITALY COAST TO COAST

A drink and four-course meal? Take your taste buds on trip to Sicily, where you’ll explore the Italian region. Cibo will be serving up rich starters, flavourful mains and delicious desserts from 6 pm – 9 pm on Tuesday, March 17th.

When: Tuesday, March 17th
Where: 1012 17 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 6 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $68+

STEEPED TEA BINGO

BINGO! Connect 5, sip, and win prizes at this unique game night. Maybe games are that much more competitive when you’re running on the power of matcha. Will you have fun? You bet your bottom dollar. Bingo is a riot!

When: Tuesday, March 17th
Where: 1204 89 Avenue SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $8.47

BURTON CUMMINGS

Burton Cummings has been rated among some of the finest voices in rock music, so you could say he’s a big deal. On March 18th, join the artist that some considered to have transcended time, genres and generations at the Grey Eagle.

When: Wednesday, March 18th
Where: Grey Eagle Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $70.55

BLACKBERRY SMOKE

This Georgia-raised rock band got starts helping out names like ZZ Top, Zac Browd Band, and Lynrd Skynyrd. After six albums, they’re ready to take you away at The Palace.

When: Thursday, March 19th
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $97

GRANDSON

Alternative artist Grandson, best known for his single “Blood in the Water,” is no stranger to Calgary, and man does he put on a show. Check out this energentic up-and-comer ahead of his time at the Palace Theatre.

When: Friday, March 20th
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $113

GRAPE ESCAPE

Sip, sip, hooray! You’re in for a hell of a good time and a ton of really, really bad wine puns, because The Grape Escape Wine Festival is back at the BMO this March. It’s almost time to wine-down over a glass of red, white or bubbly! This time around, Grape Escape is featuring over 100 booths and vendors from all over the world, and nibbles and bites from eateries right here in Calgary.

When: Saturday, March 21st
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: $65

JACQUEES

The self-proclaimed king of R&B has released 8 albums since beginning his career at the age of 19, which is insane, because the guy is only 25. His smooth, sultry sound is basically 2020’s answer to Usher circa 2008. Catch him at the Palace Theatre March 21st.

When: Saturday, March 21st
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $65.38

CHICAGO THE MUSICAL

Ready for the “ol’ razzle-dazzle?” We sure hope so, because Broadway’s second longest-running musical in history, Chicago, is coming to Calgary! Since first appearing on stage in 1975, it has become one of Broadway’s most successful musicals of all time. To snag a ticket you’ll want to act fast! Chicago will only play three performances over two days this March. In our opinion, that’s not nearly enough. But hey, we guess “that’s showbiz… kid.”

When: Monday, March 24th – Tuesday, March 25th
Where: Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: See times here
Cost: $55+

JESSE COOK

Fancy a little flamenco? Jesse Cook is an industry vet, releasing his first full-length album in 1995. This concert is going to get saucy. Grab a drink and settle in for a night of guitar riffs and foot tapping.

When: Friday, March 27th
Where: Southern Jubilee Auditorium – 1415 14 Ave NW, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $52.25

CALGARY CANNABIS EXPO

This new-wave event is being held in hopes of showing the world that cannabis has come a long way since Cheech and Chong, or Greatful Dead concerts. The industry is actually sophisticated, educated and professional. Check it out from March 28th to the 29th.

When: Saturday, March 28th – Sunday, March 29th
Where: 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary
Time: See times here
Cost: $10

FOREIGNER

LEGENDS. This British-American rock band is probably best known for.. well basically everything they ever released. If you don’t know who they are, which is unlikely, your mom definitely does.

When: Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th
Where: Grey Eagle Casino – 3777 Grey Eagle Dr, Calgary
Time: 8 pm
Cost: $80+

Whew! We hope you have an amazing month, Calgary! With so many exciting things to do this March, we can’t imagine that it will be very difficult. Enjoy yourselves!