Yarmouth March Fest

Celebrate the arrival of spring with a month of fun activities for everyone to enjoy!

We'll kick off the celebration the first weekend of March with a HOT CHOCOLATE COMPETITION running from March 3rd-5th!

Then, beginning March 7th, be sure to catch our gorgeous ANIMATED PROJECTION SHOW in the Jim MacLeod Square where the entire side of the Art Gallery will transform Tuesdays-Sundays at dusk! The first show will feature the works of Maud Lewis (with a special mini show for St. Patrick's Day) and the second show will begin March 28th.

Want to challenge yourself and a group of friends AND win great prizes?! Then be sure to register for our SCAVENGER HUNT running from March 24th-26th - it's going to be a blast!

You can expect to find MANY OTHER GREAT EVENTS all month long, such as live music at Heritage Brewing Co every Friday night, workshops at Futura, March Break activities for the kids, and more!

Stay up to date with our calendar! Please check back for updated times and locations for events!

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Yarmouth March Fest

March 1-18, 2023

March 2-4 & 9-11, 2023

  • Murder on the Orient Express at Th'YARC @ 7:30pm
    • Murder on the Orient Express is undoubtedly one of Agatha Christie's greatest mystery novels. Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, detective Hercule Poirot must identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

March 3-5, 2023

  • Hot Chocolate Competition - EXTENDED UNTIL MARCH 8TH!

    • Visit participating businesses and try their featured beverages
    • Each purchase = 1 ballot to vote for your favourite entry
    • When you vote, you'll also be entered for your chance to win 1 of 5 $100 gift cards!
    • Blueberry Fields Bakery Cafe - Futura - Gale's Eatery (in the Rodd Grand Hotel) - Heritage Brewing Co - Iceworks Dairy & Espresso Bar - Pair-A-Dice Bistro (in the Yarmouth Mall) - Sip Cafe - Sister Sundays Cafe (in the Canadian Tire parking lot) - Studio Yarmouth Cafe & Gallery - The Style Merchant
    • *Be sure to check individual participant's hours of operation*
    • See our Facebook page for more details and descriptions of the hot chocolate features!

March 3, 2023

March 5, 2023

  • Yarmouth Makers Market at the Yarmouth Lions Club @ 10am-2pm
    • Free admission
    • Gift basket raffle in support of SHYFT House

March 7, 2023

  • Jim MacLeod Square Animated Projection Show Opening Night
    • Tuesdays-Sundays @ Dusk
    • Runs for 6 weeks (new show begins March 28th)

March 8, 2023

March 10, 2023

March 11, 2023

March 12, 2023

March 13-18, 2023

  • March Break Activities at Mariners on Main
    • March 13th-17th March Break Day Camp @ 8am-4 or 5:30pm
      • Come join us on March break for some great activities and lots of swimming! Kids will have arts and craft time, some physical activity and games throughout our spaces. $35/day (sign up for a single day or the whole week). Call 902-742-2155 to register/for more information.
    • March 13th & 14th Baking Camp for Kids
      • Learn all about baking and take home some tasty treats.  $60/participant. Call 902-742-2155 to register/for more information.
    • March 15th-17th Learn to Racquetball
      • With multi-bounce rules this program give players a great foundation to build on as they earn badges and progress to single bounce games. Our instructor will walk participants through proper grip, stance and approach, as well as the rules and principles of the game. Youth and adult groups available. Pilot session is $30/person. Call 902-742-2155 to register/for more information.
    • March 18th Teen Takeover @ 7pm
      • This is a FREE event for teens ages 12 - 17 (or those who are 18 and can show a valid high school Student ID). We will be closed to the general public, so teens can enjoy the use of our SWIMMING POOL, BASKETBALL COURT, and GAMES ROOM, including our Nintendo switch! Call 902-742-2155 for more information.

March 14-19, 2023

  • St. Patrick's Day Mini Animated Projection Show at Jim MacLeod Square @ Dusk

March 17, 2023

March 20, 2023

  • Happy Spring!
  • Pottery Night at Futura @ 6:30pm
    • Learn how to work with pottery & clay with Phillip Clairmont
    • $5 registration fee/person
    • Register by contacting Futura

March 21, 2023

  • Pendulums at Futura @ 6:30pm
    • Learn  about pendulum work! A pendulum is more than just a weight at the end of a string. This is a powerful tool that has been used in divination for thousands of years.
    • $5 registration fee/person
    • Register by contacting Futura

March 22, 2023

  • Tea Meditation at Futura at 6:30pm
    • Grace Amirault will be guiding us through a meditation. With the pour of the tea, the sip of the tea, she will introduce you to the practice of meditation. Beginning with deep breathing exercises. She will continue with a guided tea meditation practicing mindfulness.
    • $5 registration fee/person
    • Register by contacting Futura

March 23, 2023

  • Sacred Pouch Making at Futura @ 6:30pm
    • Sandra Leblanc is back to teach us how to set your intention into the stitching of your pouch. This repurposed leather pouch will be used by you to carry you energy healing herbs, stones, and crystals.
    • $25/registration fee/person for materials
    • Register by contacting Futura

Marh 24, 2023

March 24-26, 2023

  • Scavenger Hunt
    • A town-wide scavenger hunt that will put your team to the test!
    • Register your team in advance for free at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/marchfestscavengerhunt or by calling 902-742-3074
    • Complete as many missions as you can
    • Win great prizes!

March 25, 2023

March 26, 2023

  • Tri-County Folk School Makers Swap
    • Bring a few small items that you've grown, made, baked, brewed, or foraged. Everyone brings what they feel comfortable with giving to the community – there are no limitations or expectations – our definition of fairness is that each person will share within their means. All the items will go onto a big table of goodies. Each person will draw a number and when your number is called, c’mon up and choose an item that another community member has brought to share. Everyone will have the opportunity to choose from the table until all the items are gone, or you’ve taken what you feel is fair.

March 28-April 17, 2023

  • Jim MacLeod Square Animated Projection Show - New Show!
    • Tuesdays-Sundays @ Dusk
    • Easter Mini Animated Projection Show (runs April 4-11)

March 31, 2023


Evergreen Festival Yarmouth Events Calendar

What to expect during March Fest:

  • Beautiful animated projection show in Alma Square
  • Delicious hot chocolate
  • Great local musicians
  • A "wild goosechase" of a scavenger hunt
  • And so much more...