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.
First Thursday | Downtown Boise
Experience Boise and kick off the month right with deals, events, prizes, and more all throughout downtown. Downtown merchants and restaurants host specials, art exhibits, and live music every first Thursday, giving you the opportunity to explore, taste, sip, and see. Learn more.
Ballet Idaho Spring Fashion Show | Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
A night of fashion, dance, and fun is what Ballet Idaho’s Spring Fashion Show is all about. Guests will enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a Swan Lake inspired exclusive dance performance on the runway, a silent auction, and of course, a stunning display of spring 2018’s fashion trends. Sip a glass of champagne while Ballet Idaho dancers model the latest on-trend clothes. Learn more.
Idaho Sportsman’s Show | Expo Idaho
There’s something for every outdoor enthusiast at the Idaho Sportsman’s Show. Whether you hunt, fish, or explore, you’ll find the gear, guides, and tips you need to conquer the wilderness this year. Kids under 12 are free, and there are activities for the whole family included. Learn more.
Les Bois 10k | Fort Boise Park
Looking for your March race? Look no further than the Les Bois 10k. This “out and back” run gains elevation for the first 3.1 miles and then gives you an easy descent back to the finish line. It’s a great training run for trail runners and proceeds support The ARC. Learn more.
Les Bois Film Festival | The Egyptian Theater
The Land Trust of the Treasure Valley presents the third annual Les Bois Film Festival at the Egyptian Theater on March 3rd. Enjoy stunning films, many about Boise, the state of Idaho, or the northwest, and produced, directed or filmed by area filmmakers. Don’t miss Boise’s own homegrown, family-friendly film festival. Learn more.
Fred Meyer Broadway in Boise: Kinky Boots | Morrison Center
Featuring the rollicking tunes of Cyndi Lauper, Kinky Boots is a “huge-hearted, high-heeled hit” you won’t want to miss! Follow the musical story of Charlie Price as he struggles to prop up his family’s failing shoe business, until he meets the big-spirited Lola. Kinky Boots is the recipient of six Tony awards and continues to delight audiences around the world. Get your tickets today! Learn more.
46th Annual Roadster Show | Expo Idaho
The largest car show in Idaho has delighted attendees for over four decades. Every March, you can see classic and rare hot rods, trucks, restored and custom cars and bikes. Bring the whole family and come see who will win the Goldmark award for best overall show. Learn more.
The Boise Philharmonic Presents: Broadway Pops | Morrison Center
Hear the talented Boise Philharmonic present familiar favorites from Broadway on March 10th at the Morrison Center for the Performing Arts. The concert begins at 7:30 pm. Learn more.
Idaho Shakespeare Festival: Around the World in 80 Days | Morrison Center
Join the Idaho Shakespeare Festival for a World Premiere Musical created just for Idaho Theater for Youth! This free performance is open to all ages and tells the whirlwind story of Phileas Fogg as he attempts to fly around the world in 80 days with his assistant, Passepartout. 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 15th, and you won’t want to miss it! Learn more.
George Lopez | Morrison Center
George Lopez has put audiences in stitches for years with his incredibly successful stand-up comedy career. Get a chance to laugh with him this month in Boise before the show sells out. Learn more.
St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run | YMCA
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.
Mr. Popper’s Penguins | Morrison Center
The beloved children’s book Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard and Florence Atwater has delighted audiences from the stage and through a film adaptation, and now you can bring the whole family to see the story come to life. With penguin puppets and original songs, your kids will be thrilled at this charming performance. Learn more.
Spring BAM Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament | Capital High School
Boise’s BAM Jam 3-on-3 basketball tournament is a perfect place for players of all ages and skill levels to have some fun. Watch or participate in a slam dunk contest and various competitions. Learn more.
Shen Yun | Morrison Center
Come see for yourself why Shen Yun has captivating audiences worldwide as it revives 5,000 years of civilization onstage. Shen Yun features breathtaking backdrops, inspiring Chinese dancing, expressive storytelling, and enchanting orchestral performance. Learn more.
Treefort Music Festival | Downtown Boise
Boise’s own music festival has grown tremendously over the past several years, and is one of the gems of our thriving local music scene. Hundreds of concerts and events take place over the course of the festival, and there’s a fort for everyone: Alefort, Storyfort, Comedyfort, Hackfort, Filmfort, Kidfort, Yogafort—we could go on. Don’t miss this incredible week of music, culture, and fun in downtown Boise! Learn more.
Boise Flower and Garden Show | Boise Center on the Grove
Spring has (almost) sprung, and it’s time to get your hands dirty in the best way possible at the Boise Flower and Garden Show. Get inspired for your 2018 garden, attend workshops and seminars, stroll through stunning bonsai and flower displays, and get everything you’ll need this year to grow your best garden yet. Learn more.
Easter Eggstravaganza | Zoo Boise
Join the Easter Bunny at Zoo Boise for egg scrambles for 30,000 pieces of candy, animal enrichment activities, and an entire day of spring fun! The whole family can enjoy this exciting day at Zoo Boise to welcome spring and celebrate Easter. Learn more.
Easter Spring Fling Extravaganza | Expo Idaho
Enjoy free admission for the Easter Spring Fling Extravaganza, a fun-filled weekend event to welcome spring. The whole family will enjoy over 200 vendors, inflatables, activities, crafts, face-painting, balloons, and even get to meet the Easter Bunny and hunt for eggs. Learn more.
Idaho Steelheads Home Games | CenturyLink Arena
March 7, 9, 10, 21, 23, 24, 30, & 31
Catch an Idaho Steelheads home game and enjoy the energy and action of a live hockey game. Family-friendly and exciting, hockey games in the CenturyLink arena a great way to spend an evening or afternoon. Learn more.
With this lineup of events, you won’t be bored this month in Boise.