8 Calgary food events happening this week: March 20 to 26

Mar 20 2023, 4:04 pm

February was the month of love, but it looks like March might be the month of amazing Calgary food events.

This month has some of the city’s favourite seasonal food events like trivia nights, ABBA parties, beer festivals, date night ideas, and cooking classes. There were many food spots that opened up last year as well, so checking those out should also be on the to-do list.

Here are the best Calgary food events to check out this week in March.

Intro to Tasting

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters is one of the most popular coffee makers in YYC. Hosting a series of classes this month, this class offers the chance to learn the science behind tasting coffee.

This series is one of the hippest Calgary food events in January.

When: Saturday, March 25 from 10 am
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $78.75


YYC Food and Drink Experience

Running from Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 26 (after a two-year hiatus), this dine-out festival has over 60 Calgary restaurants providing multi-course Prix Fixe menus.

Over 10 days, diners can choose from lunches, three and five-course menus, gourmet dinners, tasting style menus, one-of-a-kind chef collaborations, wine pairing dinners, and many other exciting culinary events.

When: Friday, March 17 to Sunday, March 26, 2023
Where: Participating restaurants
Price: $25 to $75 for multi-course prix fixe menus


Calgary’s Best Wings Contest

The “Calgary’s Best Wings” contest is the chance for lovers of chicken wings across YYC to showcase their creative culinary skills. It’s super easy too, no buying ingredients or making it at home. All you need to do is think up the most delicious wing flavour possible.

The contest is currently up and running, ending on March 13, and judging taking place on March 20.

Where: Tops Pizza & Steakhouse — 9919 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary
Price: Free to enter


Mixology Date Night

Presented by Frenchie Wine Bar and Your Date Night YYC, this is an incredible option if you’re searching for a date night idea. Couples can learn to build, mix, and shake three hand-crafted cocktails with a partner (and drink them of course).

When: Friday, March 21 from 7 to 9 pm
Where: 616 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $70

Half Your Plate Chef’s Dinner


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Half Your Plate is an elevated dining experience presented by several of the most celebrated chefs in Calgary.

The goal and theme of the exciting event, besides being a unique culinary experience, is to encourage people to include more fruits and vegetables on their plates.

The collaborative four-course plated dinner will be held at Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley at 6 pm on Friday, March 24, featuring many of the city’s best food minds.

Where: Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley
When: Friday, March 24 from 6 to 10 pm
Price: $85


The Dancing Queen


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Get your inner dancing queen ready for this musical event, aimed to feel like a sunny Greek island. Guests can expect to enjoy an evening of dining, dancing, and live performances to immerse everyone in this familiar love triangle story.

When: March 25, 2023
Where: 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $99 per person; buy here


Trivia Night at Tailgunner Brewing Co.

Every Tuesday, this fantastic brewery hosts trivia night. Grab your best team of four geniuses and compete for prizes and the fun of it all.

When: Every Tuesday from 7 to 8 pm
Where: Tailgunner Brewing Company — 1602 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: FREE


Potion Putt

Coming to YYC at the Springbank Links Golf Club from November 3 to May 31, 2023, this boozy experience offers the chance to have some golf fun even in the winter months.

This “crazy golf course” is inspired by a certain famous wizard who can’t be named for copyright reasons. There will be nine holes to play as you come across bubbling cauldrons filled with tasty potions that may even help you cast a few spells to help you complete some of the mystical tee-off challenges.

When: Until May 31, 2023
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Price: $15 per person; buy here


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