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14 FREE things to do in Calgary this March

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Kylee Williams Mar 07, 2017 3:11 am 688

Hitting the town can be expensive, repetitive and pretty boring – if you don’t know where to go.

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If you’re looking to shake things up this month and experience some brand new things that Calgary has to offer, look no further. We have a list of 11 free things that you can do all month long.

Free Yoga Classes at The Yoga Studio of Calgary

Every Monday, yoga classes are free for teens at The Yoga Studio of Calgary. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, yoga instructor Ashley is ready and excited to help anyone who attends with finding their zen.

Where: The Yoga Studio of Calgary – 127 2515 90th Avenue SW

When: Every Monday at 5pm

Spruce Meadows Winter Farewell and Spring Welcome

Experience some competitive show jumping indoors this month while celebrating the end of winter and the beginning of some sunshine (hopefully). Competitions in the tournament will range from heights of 0.70m to 1.40m.

Where: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW

When: Winter Farewell is March 9-12, Spring Welcome is March 16-19

Full Moon Bike Ride

Biking along the prettiest parts of Calgary is a great way to spend an evening, guaranteed. Have some fun with your biking group building bonfires and cooking up some treats while taking in the nights sky. Just don’t forget your bike light!

Where: Eau Claire Plaza, Barclay Parade SW

When: March 11 at 8pm

justREEL film (Shadow World)

Since 2006, Marda Loop has held Justice Film Festivals screening socially significant documentaries. This month, join them to watch Shadow World, a documentary revealing shocking truths about the global arms trade.

Where: River Park Auditorium – 3818 14a Street SW

When: March 14 from 7pm to 9pm

Festival of Animated Objects

This free event is one that all ages can enjoy. Bringing life to the inanimate, this festival focuses on storytelling with masks, puppets, and animated objects. For all venues that the festival will take place, click here.

When: March 16-19, click here for the schedule.

Zumba After Dark

Get your running shoes on Calgarians! For a great cause, you can participate in a free Zumba class held at The Core. You’ll have so much fun dancing your butt off that you’ll forget it’s an actual workout.

Where: CORE Shopping Centre – 324 8th Avenue SW

When: March 25 from 5:45pm to 8:15pm

Music Movie Mondays

If you’re a Pink Floyd fan – this free March event is definitely for you. The Blues Can will be screening Pink Floyd’s The Wall, while you sit back and relax with some appetizers, drinks and popcorn. You won’t want to miss out on this unique and interactive evening.

Where: The Blues Can – 1429 9th Avenue SE

When: March 27 from 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Basic Photography Lighting

London Drugs is hosting a free photography workshop for beginners. Whether you have an incredibly expensive Nikon or Canon, or you have an iPhone – all you need is a camera that works. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to use a few of the tips and the tricks you’ve learned for future prospects.

Where: London Drugs, 3630 Brentwood Road Northwest

When: March 21 from 6pm-7pm

Calgary Unplugged – Earth Hour

Join in on Calgary’s free lights out party this month! Unplug all of your lights and electronics at home, and head over to St. Patrick’s Island for a night filled with games, fire pits, a DJ dance party, and some other activities.

Where: St. Patrick’s Island – Confluence Plaza (SE end of the island)

When: March 25 from 7pm to 10pm

FunnyFest COMEDY WORKSHOP Dress Rehearsal

With Stu Hughes, MC, and a fantastic headliner – you can spend your night laughing as you watch students preform in a comedy workshop. This free event is a great way for you and some loved ones to let loose and have fun this month.

Where: Buffalo Bob’s Showroom – 3715 51 Street SW

When: March 28 at 8pm

Spring Fishing Classic

Bass Pro Shop’s Spring Fishing Classic welcomes the beginners and the pros to learn about the latest fishing gear. With tips, outdoor celebrities, and more, this free event is a can’t miss. Bring your kids, too, because they can partake in a fishing workshop, a casting challenge, and get a chance to win some prizes.

Where: Bass Pro Shops – 1122 261055 CrossIron Blvd

When: Until March 19

Swing Dance Class

Celebrate your Friday by joining in on a free community dance class. Learn how to do the lindy hop and other fun and basic moves in this unbelievably fun jazz dance class. All ages are welcome, as well as dancing pros and/or beginners!

Where: Decidedly Jazz Dance Centre – 111 12th Avenue SE

When: March 10

5-8k Run with The Outsiders Run Club

Need some motivational support in numbers when you go for a run? By joining the Outsiders Running Club, you can get in shape and have fun! All you need is your wattle bottle and your running shoes.

Where: East Village Riverwalk plaza – 618 Confluence Way SE

When: Every Tuesday

Live Music on Music Mile

Spend a night at one of the many venues on Calgary’s Music Mile. Between Inglewood and East Village, there are many talented local musicians preforming constantly throughout the month. So, head on over with a few friends or family members and enjoy some drinks while you’re singing or dancing along to some great tunes. Here’s a list of the venues and the performances.

Where: Music Mile – between Inglewood and East Village


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Kylee Williams
Writer for Daily Hive Calgary and proud journalism student. Passionate about travelling, politics, films, photography, reading, and writing.

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