13 things to do in Calgary today: Sunday, March 4

Feb 28 2018, 8:29 am

The weekend may be coming to and end, but your Sunday is just beginning!

Take this day off to its fullest potential by heading out into the city and getting in on a fun event.

There’s plenty going on, just take your pick!

CIFF Presents: Oscar Red Carpet

  • What: Come dressed for a red carpet affair to celebrate Hollywood’s best while raising money for the Calgary International Film Festival. There is no better excuse to get spiffied up! If you can’t make it, catch the Oscars on CTV.
  • When: Sunday, March 4
  • Time: 6 pm
  • Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8th Avenue SW
  • Tickets: Online, $85

Fondue at Frenchie

  • What: Half price fondue all night long – can’t beat a deal like that!
  • When: Every Wednesday and Sunday
  • Where: Frenchie’s Wine Bar – 618 17th Avenue SW

Watch the Calgary Hitmen Play the Red Deer Rebels

  • What: Catch a fast and hard-hitting Hitmen game as they play their Red Deer rivals.
  • When: Sunday, March 4
  • Time: 4 am
  • Where: Scotiabank Saddledome – 555 Saddledome Rise SE, Calgary
  • TicketsTicketmaster, $9 to $26

Whales Tohora


Killer Whales/Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

  • What: Travelling all the way from the National Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, this exciting exhibition has been travelling North America for the last 10 years and Calgary marks it’s final destination. Excite your senses with this unique cultural experience that will show you everything you need to know about the king of the ocean; the whale. The exhibit shows everything from life-size whale skeletons to the evolution of these creatures and understanding how they communicate. There is so much to know about these beautiful beings.
  • When: January 20 to June 20
  • Where: Telus Spark – 220 St. George’s Drive NE
  • Tickets: Online, $26

Uncommon Blends 

  • What: Are you a coffee or a tea person? Regardless of your personal preference, these warm and cozy beverages play an important role in both our social and individual lives. This art exhibit will examine these various routines, rituals, and relationships centred around coffee and tea, while showcasing beautiful ceramics made by five Alberta-based artists.
  • When: January 20 to March 17
  • Time:
    • Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm
    • Thursday: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Where: cSPACE King Edward – 1721 29th Avenue SW

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

Stroll through a frozen waterfall

  • What: Johnston Canyon is one of Banff’s most famous areas for a reason! Walk hand-in-hand through a winter wonderland with your love and bask in the surreal frozen views. It’s a moment that will feel frozen in time!
  • Where: Bow Valley Pkwy, Improvement District No. 9, AB

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

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.


  • 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

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


  • 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

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
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