We have a special place for March in our hearts. It's the arrival of spring: the days are getting longer, the green is returning to our trees, and we can actually try out the spring looks we've had our eye on since last year. We feel amazing and we want you to feel the same, so we've made a list of things to do in Edmonton this March, so you can spare yourself the intensive research.
From festivals to brunch parties to fabulous drag shows, there is enough going on in the city this month to keep you intrigued, entertained, and content.
This winter has been a crazy one: we've had the record-breaking cold snaps, we've seen horrible road conditions causing hundreds of car crashes, we even held the title for being the coldest place on earth for a short while.
You've had your fair share of winter, so maybe now it's time to look ahead to brighter days. Quite literally.
A lot of these events are selling out fast, as most of us are scrambling to make the most of this month after having done nothing at all during the winter. So hurry up and grab yourself some tickets.
Bake & Eat Macarons At A Baking Class
When: Sunday, March 15
Address: Confections Cake Co.,15 Perron St., St. Albert, AB
Why You Need To Go: Learn how to make the softest, most precious dessert of all time. Plus, you will get to take home at least 40 to 50 macarons for yourself.
Party In Your Onesie at Onesie Pub Crawl
When: Saturday, March 28
Address: The Pint, 10439 82 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: If dancing to the coolest 80s club bangers in your warm, comfy pyjamas sounds like the perfect night to you, this is an event you need to sign up for.
Watch Epic Local Drag Queens Go Head To Head
When: Friday, March 6 & Friday, March 20
Address: Evolution Wonderlounge, 10220 103 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to watch fabulously over-the-top drag performances at this gay bar week after week as Edmonton searches for its next drag megastar.
Get Your Drink On At Brewchella
When: Wednesday, March 4
Address: CRAFT Beer Market, 10013 101 A Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Whether you're a beer enthusiast or you just like sipping on a cold one from time to time, you can taste some of the finest, most unique beer from local breweries. With over 100 beers on the menu, your night is made.
Have Your Mind Blown At Masters Of Illusion
When: Friday, March 20
Address: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq. N.W. & Corner of 99 St. & 102 Ave., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: North America's largest magic show is finally making its way to Edmonton and it's ready to blow your minds with ridiculous magic tricks and impossible stunts. You won't believe your eyes.
Go Green At A St. Patrick's Day Mega Party
When: Wednesday, March 18
Address: Privé Ultralounge, 10304 111 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: The spirit of shamrock will be alive and well at this wild party. Get out your best green garb and prepare for a memorable night.
Hit Up The Northern Lights Music Festival
When: Friday, March 27
Address: Edmonton EXPO Centre, 7515 118 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: As if you don't already have enough reasons to party this month, this music fest is bringing some amazing house and electronic artists that you just can't miss.
Sip Mimosas At Hip Hop Brunch
When: Sunday, March 8
Address: The Common, 910 109 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Sunday brunch is already such a classic plan but getting to eat delicious food whilst listening to throwback hip-hop bangers in the background sounds like the perfect way to begin your week, in our opinion.
Visit Edmonton Ice Castles Before They Close For Spring
When: Until Tuesday, March 10
Address: 9330 Groat Rd., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This beloved exhibit shuts its doors this month, but because it's Edmonton and cold temperatures are always on the menu, you have to head down to check out these icy spectacles before mid-March.
Feast On Amazing Food At Best Restaurants 2020
When: Monday, March 16
Address: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This dining experience takes it a step further by giving you exclusive info on the best restaurants in the city. Get ready for a fun night with your foodie friends.
See The Northern Lights At Elk Island National Park
Address: 54401 Range Rd., 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB
Why You Need To Go: As the days get longer, your window of opportunity to see the glorious Northern Lights is closing. With just a short drive away from Edmonton, this park will give you the most unreal views of the Northern Lights.
Go Snow-Tubing At Sunridge Ski
Address: 10980 17 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: You can check another winter activity off your list by sliding down a snow hill on nothing but a tube. Ridiculous, fun, and just so Canadian.
Listen To Reggae At The Caribbean Winter Festival
When: Saturday, March 28
Address: Boyle Street Plaza, 9538 103A Ave., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This downtown party is going to showcase the best music, culture, and food from the Caribbean. If you're not able to fly there yourself, this is the next best thing.
Get Brunch At The Fairmont
When: Sunday, March 8
Address: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, 10065 100 St., N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Taste Alberta has brought in the best produce from local farms to give you luxurious, five-star dining experience. You will be going home with so much appreciation for Alberta cuisine.