17 best Calgary food events to check out in March

February was the month of love, but it looks like March could be the month of amazing food events in Calgary.

This month hosts some of the city’s most popular seasonal food events, including quiz nights, ABBA parties, beer festivals, date night ideas, and cooking classes. There were also many food spots that opened last year, so checking out should be on the to-do list as well.

Here are the top Calgary food events to visit in March.

Bottlescrew Bill’s 28th Annual Beer Festival

In addition to a full menu, over 30 participating breweries, and over 80 beers to sample, a ticket includes 15 beer tasting cards that you can exchange for a 2- to 4-ounce beer sample.

If: Saturday, March 4th from 2 p.m
Where: 140 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $30


Around the World in 35 Blocks Food Tour

This fun walking tour, which has been running at YYC for more than 15 years, makes five or six stops at various ethnic grocery stores and restaurants on 17th Avenue, each representing a different country.

If: Saturday, March 4th from 12pm to 3pm
Where: 3223 17th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: tickets

Drink like an Italian

Located in the Market Wines University District, this is the tasting of three Italian wines with a focus on the families and hard working people of Italy.

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If: Saturday March 4th from 1pm to 2pm
Where: 4109 University Avenue NW, Calgary
Price: $15.75

Introduction to espresso

Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters is one of the most popular coffee makers in YYC. Offering a range of courses this month, this course offers an opportunity to learn how to use your espresso machine and grinder at home to get the most out of your espresso.

This series is one of Calgary’s hottest culinary events in January.

If: Saturday, March 4, from 12:20 p.m
Where: 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary
Price: $99.75


Guja food market

This is a recurring food market that celebrates the flavors and culture of the Tsuut’ina nation.

If: Every Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Where: Bullhead Community Center – Bullhead Road, Tsuut’ina

Pinot Feast

This is the second annual celebration for YYC’s Juice Imports team’s popular wine event. These experts plan to open more than two dozen bottles of wine, including a 17-year-old champagne, and a handful of other surprises. Plus – table tennis!

If: Sunday March 5 from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Bricks Wine Co. – 902 9th Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: $50


Okotoks Food Tour – Afternoon snacks

Have you ever explored the food scene in Okotoks?

This charming tour takes you to many of the cafes, light snacks, and light fare that downtown Okotoks has to offer.

If: Saturday, March 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m
Where: Okotoks Art Gallery – 53 North Railway Street, Okotoks
Price: $85.88

Authentic Indian feast

This is a 3-hour culinary experience and cooking class that culminates in an incredible four-course meal featuring dishes like butter chicken and garlic coconut rice.

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If: Tuesday, March 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m
Where: Place specified after booking
Price: $102.51

YYC Food and Drink Experience

From Friday, March 17 through Sunday, March 26 (after a two-year hiatus), this gourmet festival will offer multi-course, prix-fixe dining at over 60 Calgary restaurants.

Over 10 days, guests can choose from lunch, three- and five-course meals, gourmet dinners, tasting-style menus, unique chef collaborations, wine-pairing dinners, and many other exciting culinary events.

If: Friday 17 March to Sunday 26 March 2023
Where: Participating Restaurants
Price: $25 to $75 for multi-course prix fixe meals


St. Patrick’s Day

Stay tuned for a list of fun events and specials that various bars and restaurants will be hosting. It is definitely a highlight of the year in March.

If: Friday March 17, 2023

Highfield Food & Beverage Market Fest

This is a celebration of food and drink in Calgary’s Brewery Belt.

If: Saturday March 18 from 11am to 4pm
Where: 544 38a Avenue SE, Calgary
Price: FREE

Calgary’s Best Wings Competition

The Calgary’s Best Wings competition is an opportunity for chicken wing lovers throughout the YYC to showcase their creative culinary skills. It’s also super easy, no buying ingredients or making at home. All you have to do is dream up the most delicious flavor of wings possible.

The competition is currently running, ends on March 13th and the judging will take place on March 20th.

Where: Tops Pizza & Steakhouse – 9919 Fairmount Drive SE, Calgary
Price: admission free


Mixology Date Night

Brought to you by Frenchie Wine Bar and Your Date Night YYC, this is an incredible idea if you’re looking for a date night idea. Couples can learn to build, mix and shake (and drink, of course) three handcrafted cocktails with a partner, and more.

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If: Friday March 21 from 7pm to 9pm
Where: 616 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $70

Half Plate Cook’s Dinner

Half Your Plate is an upscale dining experience presented by some of Calgary’s most celebrated chefs.

The aim and theme of the exciting event is not only to offer a unique culinary experience, but also to encourage people to eat more fruits and vegetables on their plates.

The four-course, platter-sharing dinner will take place on Friday, March 24 at 6:00pm in Heritage Park’s Gasoline Alley and will be joined by many of the city’s finest foodies.

Where: Gasoline Alley at Heritage Park
If: Friday, March 24, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m
Price: $85


The dancing queen

Prepare your inner dance queen for this musical event that aims to make you feel like a sunny Greek island. Guests can look forward to an evening of food, dancing and live performances to immerse everyone in this well-known love triangle.

If: March 25, 2023
Where: 728 17th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: $99 per person; Buy here


Trivia Night at Tailgunner Brewing Co.

Every Tuesday this amazing brewery hosts a quiz night. Gather your best team of four geniuses and compete for prizes and the fun of it all.

If: Every Tuesday from 7pm to 8pm
Where: Tailgunner Brewing Company — 1602 10th Avenue SW, Calgary
Price: FREE


Drank putt

Coming to the YYC at Springbank Links Golf Club from November 3rd to May 31st, 2023, this boozy experience offers the opportunity to have some golfing fun even during the winter months.

This “crazy golf course” is inspired by a certain famous magician who cannot be credited for copyright reasons. There are nine holes to play as you encounter bubbling cauldrons of delicious potions that might even help you cast a few spells to complete some of the mystical tee-off challenges.

If: Until May 31, 2023
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 125 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Price: $15 per person; Buy here


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