Best March Events in Toronto

8 awesome events to put on your calendar for March

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••• Display from a past Canada Blooms. Image courtesy Andrea_44 via Flickr

March is upon us and with it come numerous worthwhile events to check out across the city. No matter what your interests are – from shopping to outdoor adventure- there’s likely something going on in Toronto to keep you entertained this month. Here are eight events to consider in Toronto in March.

Toronto International Bike Show (March 4-6)

If your bike was in storage over the winter and you’re ready to get back on two weeks, head to the Toronto International Bike Show, one of many events this month taking place at Exhibition Place, this one at the Better Living Centre. Test ride the latest bikes and electric bikes on a 2000-foot course, browse bikes and accessories from over 175 exhibitors, check out bike demos and riding competitions and more.

Toronto Vintage Clothing Show (March 5-6)

Anyone who lives for scouring vintage stores for unique pieces and hidden gems will want to check out the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show, Canada’s largest sale of vintage fashion. Shop retro and vintage pieces including a large selection from the Fashion History Museum at the Queen Elizabeth Building at Exhibition Place.

Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (March 3-13)

Start spring off with a few good laughs with the help of the Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, showcasing the best in live, scripted comedy for 11 days. Take your pick of over 70 shows taking places at five venues around the city. In addition to sketch comedy, there will be workshops, panels and events happening throughout the fest.

Canada Blooms (March 11-20)

Get your flower fix after a long winter at this year’s Canada Blooms happening at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. Canada’s largest flower and garden festival will feature elaborate garden displays for some serious green thumb inspiration, as well as vendors, seminars and demonstrations. Canada Blooms is co-located with the National Home Show so you can check out both on the same day.

Sugar Beach Sugar Shack (March 12-13)

This month you don’t have to head to Quebec to experience a traditional cabane à sucre (sugar shack) because there will be a sugar shack popping up on Toronto’s waterfront at Sugar Beach. The free event will feature maple taffy on snow, skating, ice sculpting, hot chocolate, traditional French Canadian music and authentic Quebecois food.

Toronto Sportsman’s Show (March 16-20)

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy things like fishing, hunting and boating can make their way to the International centre for the five-day Toronto Sportsman’s Show. Sit in on seminars for tips from the pros, catch the West Coast Lumberjack Show, try to catch a fish at the trout pond, watch the Woof Jocks Canine All Stars, see some wildlife up close and more.

Toronto Comicon (March 18-20)

Comicon is back once again with three jam-packed days at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The three-day event will feature celebrities (including Ernie Hudson, Bruce Greenwood, Robbie Amell and the cast of Sailor Moon to name a few), autograph sessions, Q&As, workshops, seminars, cosplayers, retailers and the chance to nab a photo with your favourite sci-fi, anime, horror and fantasy characters and celebrities.

Spring One of a Kind Show (March 23-27)

March brings with it another opportunity to shop with the spring One of a Kind Show where you can browse handmade, local goods courtesy of 450 artisans. Everywhere you turn there’s something interesting to (potentially) purchase, from furniture to jewellery to food and everything in between. The One of a Kind Show takes place at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place.