12 things to do in Calgary today: Saturday, March 3

Feb 28 2018, 8:27 am

It’s the first Saturday of March, and you’ve got the whole day at your disposal.

The big question remains… what are you going to do with all this free time? Fear not, brave weekender, we have just what you need!

Take a look at our list of all the best events going on around the city to find the perfect outing for this glorious day.

Full Moon Party 

  • What: There is no better night for an impromptu celebration! Cuddle up by the campfire, dance the night away, and enjoy cozy hot chocolate on Centre Street. The entire street will be transformed into a midnight carnival, including music, beautiful lights, bubbles, giant games, and more! This is a family friendly event and expressive costumes are encouraged.
  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7 to 10 pm
  • Where: Centre Street and 9th Avenue NE

Maple Festival 


Maple taffy (Josiane photo/Shutterstock)

  • What: Celebrate Canada’s signature sweet treat in all it’s various forms!  This annual festival is meant to not only be tasty, but also to celebrate the French Canadian, Metis, and First Nations cultures, traditions, and stories. Plus, who doesn’t love a classic cabane sucre!
  • When: March 3 to 4
  • Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW
  • Tickets: Online, $10 to $15


  • What: This captivating show that beautifully tells the story of the unlikely romance between a beekeeper and a physicist was a hit on Broadway, and now you have the chance to see it right here in Calgary.
  • When: February 27 to March 17
  • Time: 7:30 pm
  • Where: Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online,$25 to $75

Watch the Calgary Hitmen Play the Regina Pats

  • What: Come show the Hitmen some love as they make their way to the Memorial Cup.
  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $13 to $26



  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $35

Go Tubing at Canada Olympic Park


WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park/Facebook

  • What: Calgary’s only tube park is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and now boasts 12 lanes, a four person tube option, and a dedicated magic carpet. A village including a food trailer, a deck with heaters, a fire pit, and washrooms have also been added for the 2017-18 season.
  • When: During the winter season
  • WhereWinSport’s Canada Olympic Park, The Acura Tube Park – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
  • Admission: Tickets cost $28 for an adult to slide for two hours, and senior, youth, and family discounts are available.

Hit the Slopes

  • What: Our mountainous backyard is just waiting for us with a fluffy layer of the white stuff, perfect for winter sports and activities. Take advantage and get some shredding in, or take your snowshoes for an adventure around one of the many picturesque lakes that the Rockies have to offer.
  • Check the websites for SunshineMount Norquay and Lake Louise to check hours of operation and trail conditions

Roy Book Binder 

  • When: March 2 and 3
  • Time: 8 pm
  • Where: Engineered Air Theatre – 205 8th Avenue SE
  • Tickets: Online, $43

Ellen Doty

  • When: Saturday, March 3
  • Time: 7:30
  • Where: Bella Concert Hall – 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
  • Tickets: Online, $35

The Calgary Home + Garden Show


Home and Garden Events/Facebook

  • What: Spring is around the corner, so it’s time to get inspired! Get tips for your next renovation, explore the Tiny Home Village, or create a masterpiece to adorn your walls at a workshop with Heart and Swirl. Also, don’t miss exciting presentations by HGTV stars Todd Talbot, Carson Arthur, and Tiffany Pratt.
  • When: March 1 to 4
  • Time:
    • Thursday: Noon to 9 pm
    • Friday: Noon to 9 pm
    • Saturday: 10 am to 9 am
    • Sunday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: BMO Centre – 1410 Olympic Way SE
  • Tickets: Online, $16

The Big Taste Foodie Festival

  • What: Calling all foodies! Calgary’s biggest food festival is returning and we simply cannot wait. There will be more than 85 restaurants around Calgary participating, all offering set gourmet lunches and dinners at various price points. Come eat drink and enjoy some of the best eats that Calgary has to offer!
  • When: March 2 to 11
  • Where: See participating restaurants here.
  • Cost: Varies per event


  • What: Take an exciting road trip and enjoy the best food, wine, and cinema that Jasper has to offer at The Canadian Rockies Food Food Film Festival. Embrace your love for the culinary arts as you spend two nights eating your heart out amidst the beauty of the surrounding Rocky Mountains.
  • When: March 2 to 4
  • Time 5 pm
  • Where: Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – Old Lodge Road, Jasper
  • Tickets: Online, $449
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