Spring is just around the corner! With the coming of March in Calgary there’s lots of fun for families both inside and outdoors. Whether you’re looking for ways to celebrate the last days of winter or would love to take in one of the many shows and activities happening at venues around the city, there’s plenty going on this March to keep you and your family busy. If you’re looking for March break camps for your kids, some may still have spaces – check here for our roundup of camp options!
Family Friendly Fun in March in Calgary
Festival of Animated Objects | puppetfestival.ca
March 14 – April 2
The Festival of Animated Objects brings the whimsy and excitement of mask and puppet arts to audiences through performances combined with with contemporary spaces, themes, and ideas. Check the lineup to fill up your calendar with your favourite shows, exhibits and workshops, and screenings. Some events are free and others require tickets – get yours before they sell out!
Youth Singers of Calgary | heartsout.ca
Saturday March 11
Join the Youth Singers of Calgary on Saturday March 11 at the Hyatt Regency hotel for their annual gala in support of the Youth Singers of Calgary and their home, the ATCO Performing Arts Centre. Hearts Out is a semi-formal gala fundraiser raising critical funds to support YSC and all of the valuable programming providing an inclusive and engaged community that gives young people the opportunity to grow and express themselves through the performing arts. Tickets are pricey, although it could be a fun night out for a great cause.
Shen Yun | shenyun.com
Friday March 10 – Sunday March 12
Experience the depth and breadth of authentic Chinese culture with Shen Yun at the Jubilee Auditorium. This magical performance celebrates the beauty of China before communism through colourful dance and music. Each performance consists of about 20 pieces, quickly moving from one legend, region, or dynasty to the next. Themes range from the delicate elegance of Tang court ladies to the battlefield heroics of valiant generals and more. Tickets start at $100.
Hockey: Faster Than Ever | sparkscience.ca
Until Sunday March 12
Is your family filled with hockey lovers? If so, lace up your skates and glide over to TELUS Spark’s exhibit dedicated to Canada’s favourite sport! Learn about the technology, anatomy and physics that goes into the art of playing hockey as you check out the rink replica in The Science Lab, see real game-used gear from hockey’s biggest stars, dig into the rules and origins of the sport and more. Regular Spark admission gets you in to the exhibit, as well as the rest of the museum.
Penguin Walk | calgaryzoo.com
Daily until mid-March
Don’t miss your chance to walk with the penguins before these snow-loving creatures head back inside for the spring! The Penguin Walk at the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo takes place daily until mid-March at 10 am (as long as the weather cooperates). The penguin walk is included with regular admission.
Sacred Defenders of the Universe | sparkscience.ca
Opens Thursday March 23
Comic book fans won’t want to miss Sacred Defenders of the Universe – the newest digital immersion experience coming to TELUS Spark. Make your way through the 3,000 square-foot space in a vibrant floor-to-ceiling journey inside a graphic novel that follows four Indigenous superheroes – Aqueous, Embers, Terra, and Aireus. Join the heroes as they seek to bring back the balance on Earth between humility and respect for the land. Through the story, visitors will discover Indigenous science through the Circle of Life, the four elements and directions, and key words in local Indigenous languages. Regular Spark admission gets you in to the exhibit, as well as the rest of the museum.
Calgary Rock N’ Gem Show | cangems.ca
March 30-April 2
Canada’s largest Gem and Mineral Show is coming to Spruce Meadows in Calgary! This family friendly crystal adventure will showcase over 400 tables of fossils, jewelry, gemstones, minerals, crystals, beads and more. Whether you just like to wander or are looking for the perfect sparkly piece to add to your collection, Silver Cove and CanGems have brought together gems from around the world to suits every budget and every taste. Admission is just $2 per person or $5 per family.
World of Wheels | autorama.com
March 31-April 2
If your family can’t get enough of the roar of an engine or the squeal of rubber on the road, head down to the BMO Centre from March 31 – April 2, 2023 for World of Wheels. All of your favourite vehicles from Hot Rods and motorcycles to custom cars and trucks (as well as some special celebrity guests) will be under one roof for the weekend! General admission is $20, kids 6-12 are $8 and kids 5 and under are free. Save a dollar on your tickets by purchasing them Auto Value Auto Parts.
What events are you looking forward to checking out in Calgary in March? Let us know in the comments!
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