25 things to do in Edmonton this weekend: March 13 to 15

Mar 12 2020, 4:07 pm

With coronavirus on the rise, Alberta Health Services is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.

The last official weekend of winter is upon us. Enjoy it with our picks of 25 things to do in Edmonton from March 13 to 15. DeadByCon, Fork It Over Gala, and more!

For more things happening around town, check out our events section.

Friday, March 13

Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival – St. Patricks party and Line Up Announcement


What: Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival is hosting a St. Patrick’s party to announce the 2020 festival lineup. Featuring drinks, pizza by the slice, and live music by King MuSKAfa.

When: March 13, 2020
Times: 7 pm
Where: Beaumont Community Centre — 5204 50 Avenue Beaumont
Tickets: Online

Peter von Tiesenhausen: Translations

What: A showcase of Canadian multi-media artist Peter von Tiesenhausen. His work has included landscape painting, installations, sculptures and multifaceted collaborations.

When: Now until April 7, 2020 (closed Sundays and Mondays)
Time: 11 am to 5 pm (Monday to Friday), 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday). Appointments available upon request.
Where: Peter Robertson Gallery — 12323 104 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Bear Grillz

What: Denver EDM artist and record producer Bear Grillz perform at Union Hall on March 13.

When: March 13, 2020
Time: 9 pm
Where: Union Hall — 6240 99 Street NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What: Concordia University of Edmonton’s THEATRE AT CUE presents Shakespeares’ compelling and timely tragedy, Macbeth. Directed by Michael Peng.

When: March 13 to 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm (Friday and Saturday), 2 pm (Sunday)
Where: Al and Trish Huehn Theatre — 7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Bushmills Irish Whiskey Tasting & Seminar

What: City Cellars hosts a St. Patrick’s celebration with an exploration of whiskey from Bushmill, the oldest working distillery in Ireland.

When: March 13, 2020
Time: 7 to 9 pm
Where: City Cellars – 10505 123 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Saturday, March 14

20th Annual Fork It Over Gala

What: The Rotary Club of Edmonton Mayfield and Winnifred Stewart Foundation presents the 20th Annual Fork It Over Gala- “Back To Our Roots!” All proceeds go to support Brightview families and making a house a “home” for people with developmental disabilities.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 5:30 pm to 12 midnight
Where: River Cree Resort & Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Boat and Sportsmen’s Show



What: The Edmonton Boat & Sportsmen’s Show features over 500,000 sq. ft of outdoor fun. Discover the latest makes and models of boats and quads, hunting and fishing gear, outdoor services, companies, and more. There will also be family entertainment each day of the show.

When: Now until March 15, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre – 7515 118 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Wholly Handmade

What: Wholly Handmade showcases 120 artisans and crafters, with home decor, baby and children’s items, artwork, gourmet food, and more to shop for.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020
Times: 10 am to 5 pm (Saturday), 11 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Strathcona County Community Centre — 401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
Admission: Free

Unified MMA 40

What: Unified MMA host Unified 40 at River Cree Resort and Casino on March 14, with a variety of mix martial arts bouts in various weight classes.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: River Cree Resort and Casino — 300 E Lapotac Boulevard, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

The Edmonton DeadbyCon Horror Festival

What: The second Edmonton Deadbycon Horror Festival features celebrity guests, local creators and vendors, cosplay contest, spooky attractions, and more.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020
Times: Various times
Where: Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre Edmonton South — 4235 Gateway Boulevard NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Puccini’s La Boheme

What: Mercury Opera presents Puccini’s La Boheme, transporting the story of youth, love, and despair to New York’s Alphabet City circa 1979.

When: March 12 until March 14, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Lucky Charms – A St. Patrick’s Day Cabaret

What: Razz Ma Berries Productions presents a St. Patrick’s Day burlesque cabaret featuring The Velvet Cupcakes. There will also be games and prizes to win, as well as drinks being served.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 8 to 11 pm
Where: Sewing Machine Factory — 9562 82 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online


What:  Shadow Theatre presents Heisenberg, a play about an electric encounter between two strangers that changes their life in fascinating ways.

When: Various dates from now until March 29, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Varscona Theatre — 10329 83 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Steak & Whiskey Dinner

Image: Whiskey dinner / Shutterstock

What: The Canadian Brewhouse hosts a steak and whiskey dinner on March 14. A BBQ Smoker and other prizes will also be given away during the event.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 5 pm
Where: Canadian Brewhouse — 9538 Ellerslie Road, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

MarioKart & Milkshakes 2

What: The Vault Gaming Room hosts a Mario Kart tournament on March 14, and are also serving up milk shake samples to racers throughout the afternoon.

When: March 14, 2020
Time: 1 to 5 pm
Where: The Vault Gaming Room — 16642b 109 Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Sunday, March 15

Drag Brunch: 2 Year Anniversary

What: Yellowhead Brewery hosts the 2 Year Anniversary of Drag Brunch, hosted by Gogo Fetch. Featuring an all-you-can-eat buffet style brunch and performances by Sucreesha Minorha, Teen Jesus Barbie, and Lourdes the Merry Virgin.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Yellowhead Brewery – 10229 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Spring Rock N’ Gem Show

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Precious Gems (Anna Soelberg/Shutterstock)

What: Search for new rocks and gems for your collection at the Edmonton Spring Rock N’ Gem Show, with 41,000 kilos of hand-selected pieces from around the world at the family-friendly event. Amethyst, quartz, saphhires and more to be found.

When: Now until March 15, 2020
Time: 10 am to 8 pm (Friday and Saturday), 10 am to 5 pm (Sunday)
Where: Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace – West Edmonton Mall – 8882 170 Street Northwest Edmonton
Tickets: Online, free

Chickens 101

What: River City Chickens leads an informative course for urban chicken keepers. Attendees will learn about various subjects including municipal, provincial, and federal regulations, coop design and requirements, feeding and general care, and more.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 1:30 to 4:30 pm
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo Grassland-Forest Room — 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Edmonton Collector Con

What: Edmonton Collector Con features vendors selling toys, comics and pop culture collectibles. Shop for your favourite items and bring a donation for the Edmonton Food Bank.

When: March 15, 2020
Times: 10 to 4 pm
Where: Italian Cultural Centre — 14230-133 Avenue, Edmonton
Admission: $5

As You Like It

As You Like It – Citadel Theatre / Facebook

What: Citadel Theatre in association with Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre presents an adaptation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It set in 1960s Vancouver. The show features 25 songs by The Beatles as well as professional wrestling.

When: Now until March 15, 2020 (no shows on Mondays)
Time: Various times
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Miller Crossing Farmer’s Market

What: Miller Crossing Farmers’ Market happens every Sunday at Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175. Shop for local fresh produce and goods, enjoy live music from buskers, grab a bite to eat, and more.

When: Every Sunday
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Where: Royal Canadian Kingsway Legion #175 — 14339 50 Street NW, Edmonton
Admission: Free

Edmonton Coin Show and Sale

What: Meet dealers and collectors from across Canada with a variety of coins on show and on sale. Discover currency from around the world, medieval and ancient coins, collecting supplies, and more.

When: March 14 and 15, 2020
Time: 10 am to 4:30 pm (Saturday), 10 am to 4 pm (Sunday)
Where: Howard Johnson Hotel — 15540 Stony Plain Rd, Edmonton
Admission: $5 at the door (16 years and under free)

TEDxUAlberta: Up All Night

What: TEDxUAlberta presents their fifth annual conference – Up All Night. Local leaders and innovators will share their stories, and discuss innovation in Edmonton. A variety of industries will be represented, including technology, entertainment, business, education, arts and more.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 11 am to 5 pm
Where: Citadel Theatre — 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Kathleen de Caen and Janet Scott Hoyt

What: Edmonton Recital Society presents a concert with Kathleen de Caen, founding member of Trio De Moda, and Janet Scott Hoyt, a chamber musician and collaborative pianist who has performed for three decades with The Banff Centre.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 7:30 to 10:30 pm
Where: Muttart Hall – 10050 MacDonald Drive NW, Edmonton
Tickets: Online

Infinite Bridal Show

What: Infinite Bridal features 40 to 60 vendor tables, as well as a variety of wedding service providers like make up artists, cake makers, and more.

When: March 15, 2020
Time: 10 am to 3 pm
Where: Royal Hotel Edmonton Airport — 8450 Sparrow Drive, Leduc
Tickets: Online

The Garneau Block

What: Citadel Theatre presents The Garneau Block, an adaptaion of the novel by Todd Babiak. The show aims to have the audience question how well they truly know their neighbours. Adapted by Belinda Cornish, directed by Rachel Peake.

When: Tuesday to Sunday from now until April 5, 2020
Time: Various times
Where: Maclab Theatre — 9828 – 101 A Avenue, Edmonton
Tickets: Online