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Happening in Edmonton: March 2017

Blog by Sara Kalke | March 9th, 2017

The month of March is known for its crazy weather, and only one week in we’ve already had a few days of glorious spring weather followed by a blizzard and bone-chilling cold.  I’m sure there are more extremes coming in the next few weeks, but don’t let that keep you from getting out and exploring the city this month.

Edmonton in March

You can look forward to a bit more evening light, as the time springs ahead by one hour for Daylight Savings Time on Sunday March 12.  Don’t forget to change your clocks!

For a French-Canadian cultural experience, including music, presentations, indoor and outdoor activities, and a traditional French-Canadian meal, check out the Maple Sugar Carnaval at Fort Edmonton Park. March 11th from 12:00-4:00 PM. Purchase your admission and food tickets online, but bring $2 cash if you want to make maple taffy on the snow.

Take a break from the cold and snow at the Muttart Conservatory’s feature pyramid for The Sweet Smell of Spring, opening on March 11th.  Bulbs in bloom will lift your spirits.

The end of winter may be gloomy, but it’s the perfect time to plan this year’s garden. Edmonton’s Seedy Sunday on March 19th is the perfect place to kick-start your spring.  There will be free demonstrations and speakers throughout the day, and you’ll be able to buy or swap seeds, magazines, and books. 

Escape into a classic fantasy with Alice in Wonderland by Alberta Ballet, playing at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium on March 24-25.  The family-friendly show is sure to be full of colour and spectacle.

Bundle up and discover your city by visiting a restaurant you’ve never been to.  Avenue magazine just released their Best Restaurantsdirectory for 2017, where you’ll find plenty of categories to choose from.