While Old Man Winter’s extended stay might have you thinking he’s as mad as a March hare, mid-50 temps are right around the corner, and Boise is primed to celebrate the coming warmth all month long. With a myriad of special events and family-friendly activities, the Treasure Valley is welcoming the first day of Spring in style. Take on a St. Patrick’s Day fun-run and put some spring in your step, or warm yourself up with an after-hours treat at a local winery. However you choose to enjoy the best things to do in Boise this March, just don’t let old Mr. Winter keep you from a month full of incredible experiences. He’ll be gone before we know it, and rain, snow, or glorious sunshine, nothing will get in the way of filling your calendar with all the wonders Boise has to offer.
Trailblazing Women of Idaho|Idaho State Museum
Trailblazer: Someone who creates a path for others. Through the middle of the month, join the Idaho State Museum in a celebration of the Idaho women who made their marks and forged new paths through history. Interactive and engaging, the Trailblazing Women of Idaho exhibition highlights those pioneers who helped shape the past, present, and futures of women across the globe. Learn more.
Elton Dan & The Rocket Band|The Egyptian Theatre
Matching his skills on the piano and the legend’s stage presence, Elton Dan & The Rocket Band have come for one night only to pay tribute to one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Topping off the fabulous costumes, big-band harmonies, and high-energy renditions of famous tunes, the performance takes place at Boise’s historic Egyptian Theatre, setting the stage for a night every tiny dancer will remember. Learn more.
First Thursday|Downtown Boise
Downtown Boise is ready to ring in Spring, and they want you to tag along for all the fun! The thriving downtown Boise scene comes alive the first Thursday of every month for a unique and exclusive experience. Revel in the tastes, smells, and sights as stores and restaurants come together to offer discounts, shows, live music, specials, tastings, events, and so much more. Learn more.
Idaho Sportsman Show|Expo Idaho
Calling all outdoor-lovers and adventure-seekers! The Idaho Sportsman Show brings local guides, outfitters, sportsmen, outdoor aficionados, tag-filling exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations to Expo Idaho. Explore countless hunting, fishing, and gear booths and peruse the boats, RVs, and ATVs rearing to help you bag a new trophy. The event even includes stuff special for the kids—it’s going to be a bountiful Spring. Learn more.
Surel's Place Presents: Fulton, Paul & Hatton|The Sapphire Room
Visit the Riverside Hotel for an all-ages night of food, art, and live music. Fulton, Paul & Hatton are well-known Boise musicians and songwriters drawing influences from Americana music styles. They’re ready to rock the night away, but before they hit the stage, the Treasure Valley Artists Alliance is presenting various works of art inspired by their music. The Sapphire Room offers table-side service with a full food and bar menu. The Riverside Hotel is also hosting a special “Sapphire Getaway” for any ticket holder wanting to turn a night on the town into an overnight stay. Learn more.
Disney Princess: The Concert|The Morrison Center
It’s a whole new world—Disney Princesses are coming to Boise, and they’re bringing their generations of iconic music along with them. For the first time in forever, a quartet of Broadway, Disney Channel, and animated film icons are tracing the circle of life inside a Disney film with an evening of songs, animations, and stories. From performing your favorite tunes to sharing behind-the-scenes stories, they’re inviting everyone to join them just around the riverbend and to be a part of their world. Learn more.
Eat, Drink, Shop: Garden City|PowderHaus Brewing Company
March 5, 12, 19, 26
Every Saturday in March, PowderHaus Brewing hosts the Garden City Indoor Saturday Market, a food-focused shopping experience. Created by Chris Carlson of Potter Wines and Molly Mahoney of Molly’s Mills, this hungry haven keeps Saturday Market fun flowing even in the coldest months. Head to the brewery and support local small businesses, grab a lunch-time treat, and sample PowderHaus’ selection during the 11:00am - 3:00pm event. Learn more.
Capitol Rotunda Art Show|Idaho State Capitol
The 38-year-old tradition is back! Free and open to the public, the 4th floor of the Idaho State Capitol Building will host breathtaking paintings from the Idaho Watercolor Society. The exhibit spectacularly contrasts the grandeur of the Capitol Rotunda, creating a memorable art and history experience. IWS members from across the state submit featured art, and you can meet the artists from 11:00am - 2:00am at the Artists’ Reception on March 12th. Learn more.
YMCA St. Patrick's Day Fun Run|Julia Davis Park
The YMCA invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the healthy way with a holiday-themed fun run. The 1-mile, 5K, and 5-mile courses start at Julia Davis Park’s Band Shell and loop along the Boise River Greenbelt. This fun-run is an early-season way to spring into Boise’s warm-weather recreation activities. Learn more.
National Geographic Live: Point of No Return|The Morrison Center
Have you ever wondered how explorers determine the world’s highest peaks? They climb them—which is precisely what Hilaree Nelson and her National Geographic climbing team set out to do in 2014 when they traveled to Southeast Asia to summit Burma’s Hkakabo Razi. From hypothermia to conflicting personalities, Hilaree Nelson is coming to the Morrison Center to recount the journey, adventure, and choices she had to make as expedition leader to keep the mission—and the team—alive. Learn more.
Butte in Boise - A St. Patrick's Day Celebration|Boise Centre
Every year, Butte, Montana hosts one of the country’s largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and their partying prowess has made its way to the Boise Centre! With drinks, live music, dancing, basketball, a special themed buffet, and more, get ready to honor your favorite Irish holiday in style at this 21+ event. Learn more.
Idaho Steelheads Hockey|Idaho Central Arena
March 18, 19, 23, 25, 26
Boise’s very own Idaho Steelheads are hitting the ice for five home games this March. As some of the final regular-season games of the year, you won’t want to miss any of the action as they take on the Utah Grizzlies or battle it out against the Wichita Thunder. The teams take center-ice at the Idaho Central Arena, right in the heart of Downtown Boise. Learn more.
Old Idaho Penitentiary Cemetery Tours|Old Idaho Penitentiary
Ranked one of the spookiest destinations in Idaho, the Old Idaho Penitentiary is hosting exclusive tours of its prison cemetery. With historians and guides there to help unlock the mysteries of the century-old prisoner graves, these tours are not for the faint of heart. Discover why most sites are marked as “unknown,” and why those prisoners held in the few named graves can’t be found on any prison registers. If you can handle even more frights, tickets also include entry to site exhibits and a self-guided tour of the prison. Learn more.
Treefort Music Festival|Downtown Boise
After its hiatus, Treefort Music Fest is back with a Boise-sized BANG! The five-day festival has evolved from the simple indie rock gathering into a one-of-a-kind experience of music, art, food, and everything in-between. Held throughout downtown Boise, Treefort includes 11 other “forts,” all individually focused on their own unique attractions and themes. With over 500 artists, 30 stages, and places like Filmfort, Alefort, Comedyfort, Kidfort, Yogafort, and Storyfort, there’s something special for every Boisean as Treefort celebrates its 10th year. Learn more.
Paint Night at Zoo Boise|Zoo Boise
Are you a Picasso-pro or more of a Chardonnay-specialist? Do the sights and sounds of wildlife get your creative juices flowing, or is that just the wine? No matter your inspiration, Zoo Boise is happy to present Paint Night, an instructor-led painting, sipping, and sampling exploratory experience. Get your corkscrew ready and wet your brushes—this special Zoo Boise fundraiser is sure to bring the artist out in everyone. Learn more.
Winery After Hours|Ste. Chapelle Winery
Since its first vines hit the Snake River Valley soil in 1975, Ste. Chapelle has grown into Idaho’s largest winery. As a Boise favorite, the winery is opening its doors to the public for a memorable after-hours event featuring Tom Taylor, an internationally known guitarist and composer. Tickets include your first glass of wine, and appetizers, charcuterie, and wine packages are available. From Ste. Chapelle’s gorgeous views to Tom Taylor’s un-matched musical style, there’s no better way to “wine” down the week. Learn more.
Carol Burnett|The Morrison Center
Live and in-person, Carol Burnett is harkening back to the famous openings of The Carol Burnett Show. She’ll spend an engaging and spontaneous evening answering audience questions and sharing clips and stories from her historic years on the small screen. “An Evening of Laughter and Reflection” is a unique opportunity to spend an unfiltered night with one of history’s most brilliant comedians and beloved actresses. Learn more.
Boise Flower & Garden Show|The Boise Centre
Celebrate Spring at the 25th annual Boise Flower & Garden Show! Once a year, growers, producers, gardeners, and everyone with a green thumb gather for Idaho’s largest flower and garden showcase. Whether you’re perusing the 100+ exhibits, sitting in on seminars and demonstrations, or touring the beautiful bonsai display, the Boise Flower & Garden Show has everything you need to cultivate the yard or garden of your dreams. Learn more.
KIDFORT & Oregon Shadow Theater present PUSS IN BOOTS|El Korah Shrine
Ready to experience the well-loved talking cat in an entirely new way? During Treefort, join the Oregon Shadow Theater for their shadow puppet production of Puss in Boots. Accompanied by a one-man band of accordion, percussion, kazoos, and whistles, this kid-friendly performance combines the magic of shadow puppets with a Caribbean flair, creating a memory-making experience for the whole family. Entry is free for children two and under and any Treefort passholders. Learn more.
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