Awesome Things to Do With Your Family In & Around Calgary This Weekend — March 16 – 18

Weekend - St Patricks (Family Fun Calgary)

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Did we survive the time change? (I’m always feeling a little jealous of my friends in Saskatchewan this time of year.) It’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend, and there are SO MANY great events happening in the city – Irish blood or not! Plus, we’re planning for March break over here, with a spring break event guide and spring break camp guide. Enjoy the slightly warmer weather (and apparently fresh snow) and happy weekend to everyone!

1. Green Fools Theatre Presents A Day in the Life of Myrtle

Join Green Fools Theatre as they present A Day in the Life of Myrtle. Through the beauty of clown, Green Fools Theatre and Judith Mendelsohn explore what it’s like to be different and celebrate what makes us each unique. Especially geared towards 4 – 9-year-olds, this is a heart-warming show for the whole family.

2. Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome

This weekend is the Spruce Meadows Spring Welcome (Don’t you like the sound of that?) The Spring Welcome is the perfect tournament to experience competition up-close and in the indoor comfort of the Equi-Plex. Plus, it’s free.

3.  Cineplex Family Favourites

The Cineplex Family Favourites, every Saturday at 11 am, offer movie tickets for only $2.99 each, which is just about right when you’re buying multiple tickets! This week they’re playing Shrek.

4. St. Patrick’s Day at the Calgary Farmers Market

Skip on down to the Calgary Farmers’ Market for a toe-tapping good time on St. Patrick’s Day!

5. Michaels Kids’ Club

Get some shopping done while your kids do an Easter Chicks and Bunnies Craft at Michaels this Saturday.

6. Jubilations Dinner Theatre – Junior

The Junior version of Jubilations Dinner Theatre is presenting Despicable Me 3 this Saturday. Storybook Theatre is showing To Dream Again.

7. Banff Gondola Family Weekends

The Banff Gondola is holding Family Weekends this winter with family fun (& 25% off for Alberta residents!) and FREE admission for kids before noon.

8. CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW Shamrock ‘n’ Roll

Where to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick’s Island, of course, with the East Village event crew! Music, games, and fun.

9. St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Centre

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Centre, where they are hosting a family-friendly event with something for everyone, including traditional and modern Irish music, Irish dancing and plenty of food and drink.

10. Community Day at Glenbow Museum

It’s Community Day at the Glenbow Museum on Sunday, which means FREE admission for you!

11. Spring Fishing Classic at Bass Pro Shops

It’s the Spring Fishing Classic Next Generation Weekend at Bass Pro Shops. Lots of games, crafts, and fishy fun.

12. SOGO Trail Running and Orienteering

Check out the SOGO Trail Running and Orienteering event on Saturday and try something new!

With all these Awesome Kid-Friendly Activities To Do in Calgary this Weekend, the only way you’ll be bored this weekend is if you want to be bored!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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Green Fools Theatre (Family Fun Calgary)

Green Fools Theatre is an original theatre company in the heart of Calgary that has been performing and teaching circus arts, stilts, puppetry, and theatre since 1991. They are Western Canada’s leader in Social Circus, a global movement that engages circus arts with youth at risk. With theatre shows that delight audiences, both locally and internationally, they are proficient in storytelling and creating a magical, theatrical world that offers insight to the real world. This March, Green Fools Theatre is thrilled to present A Day in the Life of Myrtle, a tale of courage and belonging. Through the expertise of clowning around, the theatre delicately weaves the story of Myrtle. Myrtle is 7 years old and doesn’t speak, but she’s a master in creativity. Unfortunately, her incredible imagination gets her in trouble at school and deserted by other kids. It’s hard for Myrtle to fit in anywhere and feel like she belongs. Those who care for Myrtle are worried about her and wonder how she can use her gifts to shine in the world. Understanding that the world can be a difficult place is not the end, as children and adults can be inspired by Myrtle’s perseverance and the belief in herself. This heart-warming show for the whole family explores what makes us different, what it feels like, and how to celebrate what makes us unique.


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