Hoping to save some money for the true start of spring? Well, we got you! We have rounded up some of the best cheap and free things to do in Edmonton this month. After all, fun on a budget is easily had in this city, you just gotta know where to look.

Here are the best cheap and free things to do in Edmonton this March!


Here’s a pre-spring must-see festival. Returning to venues around Whyte Ave, this option combines a variety of art with live events like comedy shows, concerts, and more.

When: March 2nd to 12th, 2023
Where: Venues around Edmonton
Cost: Varies, including pay what you can


This event was initially scheduled for February, and is now in March! Warm up at this free experience featuring hot drinks, firepits, games, music, and a special guest appearance from #brysonthebison! While the event brings ubran development professionals together, everyone is welcome and it is open to public.

When: Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
Where: Michael Phair Park, 10124 104 St NW
Cost: Free


If you love books, mark your calendars! The Books2Buy sale is coming up in March! You can find paperbacks, kids’ books, audiobooks and CDs starting at $1, while hardcover books start at $2!

Dates: Friday, March 10th to Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Where: Stanley A. Milner Library (Lower Level), 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Cost: Prices start at $1


The Junos are in town! And with it comes a once-in-a-lifetime chance for music fans across Edmonton! Check out your favourite Canadian artists at this year’s JUNO Fan Fare at West Edmonton Mall on March 12 for free!

Dates: Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Where: Centre Stage – West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW
Cost: Free, tickets available online


If you want more of the Junos, you get more! This event includes JUNO Award-nominated engineers, producers who give us a peek into the creative process behind Canada’s most iconic songs and albums. Note: this is a morning event!

Dates: Monday, March 13th, 2023
Where: Centre Stage – West Edmonton Mall, 8882 170 St NW
Cost: Free, tickets available online


Slip into film buff mode and support a local business at the same time! Metro Cinema shows a wide range of options, from new blockbusters to cult classics from decades past and even some live events. And lucky for us, most of it is very cheap to see.

When: Showtimes throughout March
Where: 8712 109 Street
Cost: $14+

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Know Thyself as a Virtual Reality is an exhibition of seven new virtual reality (VR) artworks as part of multimedia installations at FAB Gallery. All of the VR artworks in the exhibition have been made using personal data such as medical, biometric, and social media data.

When: On now until March 18th, 2023
Where: FAB Gallery Both Floors
Cost: Free


Edmonton’s Downtown Dining Week 2023 runs from March 15 to 26. The event celebrates the flavour, innovation and resiliency of Downtown’s hospitality industry with multi-course menus at special prices.

When: Wednesday, March 15th, to Sunday, March 26th, 2023
Where: Various restaurants in Edmonton
Cost: Brunch and lunches start at $20


The Cauldron Market is YEG’s newest alternative maker’s market. It was last in Edmonton back in October, and returns to the city this month.

When: Saturday, March 25th to Sunday, March 26th, 2023
Where: 8426 Gateway Boulevard
Cost: Free


The Disenchanted Market returns, showcasing local makers and small shops. Donations to the Edmonton Food Bank are encouraged upon entry.

When: Saturday, March 25th, 2023
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum, 11410 Kingsway Northwest Edmonton
Cost: Free