You know what they say about March: in like a lion, out like a lamb. In Boise weather terms, this is surprisingly accurate. Treasure Valley locals are likely to get their first taste of spring weather with plenty of half-hearted last jabs from old man winter thrown in. The average temperatures begin to reach the mid-50s in March and there are plenty of spring-themed events to do around town over the next few weeks. There are so many festivals, events, and performances to attend in March, we’re not even sure how to fit them all in! Add these events to your calendar and enjoy all that Boise has to offer. Don't miss our family-friendly guide: Things to do in Boise with kids!
After Hours: Mars Rover Edition | Discovery Center of Idaho
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) has long worked with NASA to fuel and test power sources for deep space missions. The minds behind Mars 2020 Mission kicking off this summer will be in Boise for a special event at Discovery Center. Harmon Veselka and Jessica Winkler will provide demonstrations and hands-on activities for local children (and those young at heart) to learn more about the space program and Idaho’s piece of the puzzle for powering this inspiring mission. Learn more.
Idaho Steelheads Home Games | CenturyLink Arena
March 4, 6, 7, 20, 21
Your Idaho Steelheads hockey team will be playing five home games in March, which means you have five chances for some thrilling entertainment on ice. Invite some friends out to CenturyLink Arena and catch an exciting hockey game this month while the Steelheads face off against teams like the Carolina Stingrays and the Utah Grizzlies. Learn more.
First Thursday | Downtown Boise
Downtown Boise comes alive every first Thursday of the month. Downtown merchants offer discounts, shows, live music, specials, tastings, events, and much more on the first Thursday of every month. Experience downtown’s tastes, smells, and sights this March in a new way. Learn more.
Idaho Sportsman Show | Expo Idaho
Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages should head to Expo Idaho between Thursday, March 5th and Sunday, March 8th for the Idaho Sportsman Show. This gear-filled weekend will give you all the tips, tricks, and tools you need for fishing, hunting, and more. Bring the kids along to enjoy a live trout pond, archery, and more activities. Learn more.
Les Bois Film Festival | Egyptian Theater
The Les Bois Film Festival returns for another year at the historic Egyptian Theater in downtown Boise. This nature-focused film festival screens many Idaho filmmakers and films about western land issues, environmental concerns, and the natural world. This event is family-friendly and homegrown, so don’t miss out. Learn More.
Les Bois 10k | Fort Boise
The annual Les Bois 10k is a popular trail run that utilizes the beautiful trails around Military Reserve Area. This out-and-back course is challenging and a good trail run training course beginning at Fort Boise Park. Learn more.
The 2020 Idaho Triennial | Boise Art Museum
Organized every three years by the Boise Art Museum, The Idaho Triennial is a juried exhibition bringing together exemplary works of art created by a broad selection of Idaho artists. For more than 80 years, BAM has celebrated the creativity of artists living and working in Idaho, and the Museum’s series of biennial and triennial exhibitions has become a respected and treasured tradition. Meet the artists as you enjoy a special after-hours viewing of this exhibition on Friday, March 13. Learn more.
Big Sky Basketball Tournament - Urban Wine Trail
There’s no better game plan for your downtime than exploring the wineries, cideries, and tasting rooms along Idaho’s Urban Wine Trail. When you stop by an Idaho winery for a sip (or two), flash your Big Sky Basketball pass. Fans are eligible for special pricing, VIP treatment and a stamp on their Idaho Wine Passport. Collect five or more stamps along the trail for your chance to win an Idaho Wine Prize, awarded at the championship game.
Paranormal Investigation | Old Idaho Penitentiary
What better way to spend a Friday the 13th than joining Big River Paranormal for the Old Idaho Penitentiary’s first Paranormal Investigation of 2020! The team will use their unique equipment and knowledge to attempt to connect with inmates and guards of the past. Learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run | Julia Davis Park
Before you indulge in green beer and bangers and mash on St. Patrick’s Day this year, get your run on with the YMCA of the Treasure Valley. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run encourages participants to sign up the whole family and come decked out in your best Leprechaun or green attire. Learn more.
Boise Spring Home and Garden Show | Expo Idaho
Home and garden lovers, rejoice! March means it’s time to start thinking about freshening up the inside and outside of your home. Stroll through over 200 vendors with all the on-trend, unique remodeling tips and tricks you need, as well as plenty of gardening inspiration. Learn more.
Dancing with the Stars LIVE | Morrison Center
Watch a stunning performance by all of your favorite dancers from ABC’s Dancing with the Stars live in Boise this month. America’s favorite dance show will “light up the night” on Thursday, March 20th, and you won’t want to miss it!
Spring BAM Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | Borah High School
Boise’s BAM Jam 3-on-3 basketball tournament is back this year and the perfect place to vent all your pent-up energy from being indoors the past few months. Participate or watch in various tournaments throughout the weekend, including a slam dunk competition and more. Learn more.
Treefort Music Festival | Various Locations
March 25-29 Postponed to September 23-27
The growing Boise-based music festival, Treefort, is back and it’s better than ever. In its 9th year, the Treefort Music Fest is quickly becoming a mainstay in the music festival world and bringing hundreds of bands to the Boise stage. No matter what your musical preference is, you’ll find it at a Treefort venue. Plus, many non-music events happen throughout the week, including Storyfort, Yogafort, Alefort, Foodfort, and more. Learn more.
Vintage Movie Night: Titanic | The Sapphire Room
Still to cool outside for dinner on the patio? Why not head into the cozy Sapphire Room in the Riverside Hotel and enjoy a vintage movie night? A ticket gets you bottomless theater popcorn and candy with an additional food and drink menu available. Learn more.
Boise Flower and Garden Show | Boise Centre
Kick off spring by getting your hands dirty (in the best way) at the Boise Flower and Garden Show! The 24th annual Boise Flower and Garden Show will bring you more of the lawn, garden, and outdoor entertaining tips you need to make your landscape beautiful. Learn from garden experts, browse the latest in pest control and watering solutions, and get ready for another year of gardening. Learn more.
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