Things to Do in Boulder in March 2020

by Rachel Daly
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things to do in Boulder in March 2020

The March calendar has tons of Boulder area favorites including: Frozen Dead Guy Days in Ned, Boulder International Film Fest, Boulder Arts Week, Trash the Runway and the Boulder Polar Plunge. We’ll be saying hello to spring (yay!) but there are sure to be plenty more snowy, cold days. If you’re looking for fun things to do with the kids indoors, check out our recent blog post as well as many of the events below.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra

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When: February 26 – March 1, 2020, full schedule here.

The most popular big band in the world today for both concert and swing dance engagements, the Glenn Miller Orchestra has a unique jazz sound. The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. This concert includes dinner at BDT Stage.

This event will be held at BDT Stage. Tickets $50 – $74, available here.

Sewing Rebellion Boulder @ BLDG 61

Sewing Rebellion, Photo All Things Boulder

When: Sunday, March 1, 2020, from 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Have jeans that are too long for you? Trousers with rips in them? Shirts that hang on you like a cheap tent rather than flattering your figure? Bring those ill-fitting and well-worn pieces to repair at The Sewing Rebellion rather than throwing them away, and leave with clothes that are better than new! Bring your pants to mend, garments to alter, sewing problems which need solutions or an old piece of cloth to combat the use of plastic bags, by producing an East German shopping bag. Different re-purposing project instructions are provided each month, and/or come by with your own sewing/altering projects to work on. The March project will be an infinity scarf made from up-cycled t-shirts. All materials are provided but if you don’t want a scarf made from random marathon and office retreat shirts, please bring two used adult t-shirts. DO NOT BUY NEW T-SHIRTS. Sewing machines and sewing tips provided. No prior sewing experience required to participate. Drop-ins welcome. FREE to attend! Donations graciously accepted, but not required. For more info, click here.

Sewing Rebellion is held at BLDG 61 Makerspace at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302. This event is FREE.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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When: Friday, March 6, 2020, from 6 PM – 9 PM

NoBo Art District’s First Friday is a FREE self-guided tour of artists’ studios and creative businesses in the NoBo Art District. Meet painters, sculptors, photographers, designers and other artists along your stroll through the area.  Attendees will also enjoy live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36.  Follow the polka dots and pink flags to find surprises around every corner. Guided walking tours led by a NoBo Art District member. will visit 4-5 NoBo artists in their studios at 6:30 pm at 4635 Broadway, ACE Community Art Gallery.

Visit the NoBo Information Tent in front of Ace Community Art Gallery, 4635 Broadway for a map of the studios open for First Friday and for answers to any questions. Cost: FREE.

Chalk & Chug at Museum of Boulder

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When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 5 PM – 7 PM

Bryce Widom will be doing at live chalk demonstration at the Museum of Boulder to celebrate his ongoing art installation, Leaving a Mark. Chalk & Chug includes entrance to the event as well as your first drink, and the opportunity to make your own art! More info here.

This event will be held at Museum of Boulder, tickets $25, available here.

2020 Boulder Polar Plunge

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When: Saturday, March 7, 2020 from 11:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Each year, the Polar Plunge challenges thousands of brave jumpers at numerous locations around the state. It’s a great way for everyone—individuals, organizations and businesses—to get involved in supporting Special Olympics Colorado. All funds raised go towards programming and events for nearly 25,00 athletes statewide. Think you have what it takes? The concept is simple: participants raise a minimum of $75 and take a dip into one of Colorado’s frozen lakes (or a pool). But the Plunges are so much more than that: They’re the kind of fun and thrilling events that you really have to experience to understand. Grab some friends, get pumped and register today! More here:

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest

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When: March 7 – 8, 2020 10 AM – 5 PM

Rocky Mountain STEAM Fest is coming to Boulder County Fairgrounds! Featuring over 100 exhibits and hands-on activities, STEAM Fest brings the best of Arts and Science to the Front Range. Activities include arts & crafts, robotics & electronics, building and making and so much more! This event is mostly indoors and happens rain or shine. Bring the whole family (or come alone!), you’ll want to roll your sleeves up and participate in the activities, learn from the experts, and build awesome new things. Presented by Maker Bolder.

Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Cost: $11/Youth (5 – 18 Years), $15/Adult, Two-Day Packs and Family Pricing available. Tickets here.

Exit Laughing at The Longmont Theatre Company

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When: February 28 – March 8, 2020, full schedule here.

When the biggest highlight in your life for the past 30 years has been your weekly bridge night out with the “girls,” what do you do when one of your foursome inconveniently dies? Well, if you’re a certain set of Southern Ladies, you “borrow” the ashes from the funeral home for one last card game, and the wildest, most exciting night of your lives involves a police raid, a stripper, and whole new way of having fun. Check out the show, Exit Laughing, with the Longmont Theatre Company.

Tickets $18 – $20, available here.

Boulder International Film Festival

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When: March 5 – March 8, 2020, full schedule here.

The Boulder International Film Festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Boulder for a four-day celebration of the art of cinema in February. Featuring a wide variety of films from local, national, and international filmmakers, including many that have gone on to significant box-office success and multiple Oscar nominations. Adding to the BIFF experience are events featuring nationally renowned chefs, filmmaker happy hours, multiple opening night Galas, talented musicians and much more. The Festival attracts more than 25,000 film enthusiasts, media and industry each year. BIFF is one of the most popular Boulder events in March.

BIFF will be held at venues around Boulder, schedule available here. Cost: Some events are FREE, Film tickets $16+, Festival passes starting at $395, more information here.

Ragtime at the Boulder Dinner Theater

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When: March 7 – May 30, 2020, full schedule here.

See Ragtime at BDT Stage this spring! A sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the story of three families in the pursuit of the American Dream. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Once on This Island, Seussical), noted playwright Terrence McNally, and based on E.L. Doctorow’s distinguished novel, Ragtime is the winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. This acclaimed musical is filled with pageantry, emotion and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

Ragtime will be held at the Boulder Dinner Theater, 5501 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80303. Tickets $55 +, available here.

Lyons Old-Time Square Dance

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When: Saturday, March 7, 2020, from 7 PM – 10 PM

Join Oskar Blues for the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flatfooting to live fiddle/banjo music featuring old-time string band Nine Dollar Shawl! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required.

The Old-Time Square Dance will be held at Oskar Blues Grill & Brew, 303 Main St, Lyons, Colorado 80540. Cost: $10/adult, $5/child, $25/family.

Trash the Runway

Things to do in Boulder in March 2020

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When: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 7 PM

Common Threads Boulder presents the 11th Annual TRASH THE RUNWAY show! Trash the Runway is a guided independent study that is held in the Common Threads Creative Lab. Over the course of six weeks, a juried selection of students in grades 6-12 design, trouble-shoot & create garments out of items that would have otherwise been tossed in the trash. These young designers transform everyday (or even super unique) difficult to recycle items & present to us the ultimate in unconventional challenges. The main event is a highly-anticipated, professional runway show & competition held at the Boulder Theater. This is an all ages event that is fun for the entire family! More info here. All net profits from TRASH THE RUNWAY will directly benefit Blue Sky Bridge.

This event will be held at the Macky Auditorium. Tickets available here.

The Marriage of Figaro: An Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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When: March 13 – 15, 2020, schedule here.

CU Presents The Marriage of Figaro: An Opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. When a lecherous count sets his sights on his servant Figaro’s fiancée, Figaro and his friends seek retribution in the form of hilarious hijinks and mischievous escapades. A rollicking combination of wit and seductive orchestrations, Mozart’s infamous Italian caper about the differences between the working and ruling classes “is subtle, witty … and immensely sophisticated—but also tuneful and infectious” (NPR).

This event will be held at Macky Auditorium. Tickets $15, available here.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

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When: March 13 – 15, 2020, see full festival schedule here.

Known as one of the most unique and quirky festivals in America, Frozen Dead Guy Days takes place in the mountain town of Nederland, just thirty minutes from Boulder. The festival, celebrating its 18th year, features three days of frosty merriment including 30 live bands in heated super tents and outrageous events like coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, the Blue Ball, frozen t-shirt contests and much more. The home-grown frosty fest pays homage to Bredo Morstol, who is frozen in a state of suspended animation and housed in a Tuff Shed on dry ice high above Nederland. Thousands of adventurous, life enthusiasts come to participate in Colorado’s “most frigidly fun festival” and view the events along with local, national and international media and entertainment.

Frozen Dead Guy Days is held in and around Nederland, see festival map here. Cost: Some events are FREE to watch, Blue Ball $20/person. For Blue Ball tickets, click here.

Boulder County 4-H Family Carnival

When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 11 AM – 6PM

Check out the good old-fashioned Boulder County 4-H Carnival featuring games, food and fun. Tickets are just $0.50 each and admission to the event is free. It is a great family-friendly event open to the public. Proceeds benefit Boulder County 4-H. More information 303-678-6238

Held at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Cost: FREE.

A World in Harmony, Boulder Concert Chorale

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When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 4 PM – 6 PM

Have you ever wanted to sing some of your favorite songs by David Bowie, Toto, Queen, Stevie Wonder, and the Beatles with hundreds of people and a full band? This concert, A World in Harmony, gives you the chance! Boulder Chorale will focus on how singers, creating harmony together, represent the spirit of a people. And YOU, the audience, will have a chance to learn music before the concert and sing with us as well. Don’t miss this unique community experience! A pre-concert discussion begins at 3:30 PM.

This concert will be held at First United Methodist Church in Boulder. Tickets $20/adults, $17/Seniors & Military, $5/Kids 6 – 21 years old, Under 6 are FREE. Tickets available here.

Family Day at CU Museum of Natural History

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When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 10 AM – 4 PM

Visit the CU Museum for Family Day, with the theme I is for Interesing, Imaginative and Inspiring! This event will be an illuminating day full of discovery, hands-on activities plus inspiring make and take projects for the entire family. This free event is sure to Ignite interest in insects, iguanas, iridescence, and innumerable other incredible ideas that merit investigation. Drop in for an hour or stay all day!

The museum is located on the CU campus off Broadway & 15th St. This event is FREE.

Los Lobos with The Drunken Hearts at Boulder Theater

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When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 7 PM

Los Lobos, winner of prestigious awards with fans around the world will be performing at Boulder Theater with The Drunken Hearts.

This event will be held at the Boulder Theater. Tickets $29.50+, available here.

Village at the Peaks Kids Club St. Patrick’s Day Event

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When: Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12 PM – 2 PM

Village at the Peaks is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a Kids Club event featuring Macaroni Kids Club Summer Camp Expo, local Irish Dancers, Silver Creek High School Fiddlers, Kids Craft, Photo-Op, Train Rides (weather permitting), face painting and more!

Village at the Peaks is located at 1250 South Hover Road, Longmont, CO 80501. This event is FREE.

St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run

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When: Sunday, March 15, 2020 from 9 AM – 11 AM

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Avery at the Boulder Reservoir with a 5K or 10K run (both races are Bolder Boulder qualifying races), and then venture into the beer garden and enjoy a nice (and free!) cold Avery beer post race (must be 21 or older). There is also a 1k kids fun run! Learn more here.

The fun run will be held at the Boulder Reservoir, 5565 51st St, Boulder, CO 80301. Registration $15 – $50, available here.

Cat Video Fest 2020

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When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 7 PM – 8:30 PM

CatVideoFest is a compilation reel of the latest and best cat videos culled from countless hours of unique submissions and sourced animations, music videos, and, of course, classic internet powerhouses. CatVideoFest is a joyous communal experience, only available in theaters, and raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters to best serve cats in the area. For this screening, $1 from every ticket will benefit the Humane Society of Boulder.

The Dairy Arts Center is located at 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302. Tickets $6.50 – $12, available here.

Boulder Metalsmithing Association Demo

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When: Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 11 AM – 1 PM

The Boulder Metalsmithing Association will be demonstrating their artisan craft work to encourage aspiring metal workers of every age to get involved! Stop by McGuckin’s for live art and to learn artisan crafts from metalworking experts.

This FREE event will be held at McGuckin Hardware.

Historic Hoverhome Tour

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When: Saturday, March 21, 2020, from 1 PM – 3 PM

Tour this beautiful 1913-1914 historic home, built by Charles L. Hover and his family. On these tours, docents guide you around  historic Hoverhome where you will learn about the Hover family and their involvement in Longmont and beyond.  Tours start on the hour at 1, 2, and 3 pm and last about an hour each. No rsvps are needed. Fees and donations collected help support the continued care of this historic home.

Historic Hoverhome is located at 1309 Hover Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501. Cost: $8/Person. Children 6 & Under FREE.

Soul School at BDT Stage

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When: Monday, March 23, 2020 from 6:30 PM – 10 PM

Soul School is Colorado’s premiere 8-piece soul and funk band, whose repertoire includes plenty of Motown, Old School Funk, classic and current R&B, Oldies, Rock, and of course today’s most requested hits by the most popular artists. Soul School is fronted by the dynamic duo of Tony and Sethe as main front vocalists and leaders of the band. Add their 2-piece horn section (sax and trumpet) and 4-piece back up band (keyboard, guitar, bass and drums) and that rounds out this super group of funkmasters. Soul School brings their show to BDT Stage ONE NIGHT ONLY, Monday, March 23, 2020. Dinner is NOT included at this event, but food is available for purchase.

Soul School will perform at BDT Stage. Tickets $25, available here.

Boulder Arts Week

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When: March 27 – April 4, 2020, full schedule here.

The 7th annual Boulder Arts Week celebrates Boulder artists, the week is Boulder’s only large-scale, inclusive celebration of our community’s vibrant arts and cultural offerings, promoting and celebrating our city’s thriving creativity. Join Boulder to celebrate the city’s excellent artists and arts and culture offerings such as art walks, First Fridays, exhibitions, performances, dance, music, theater, public art, artist demonstrations, lectures, readings, and workshops.

Boulder Arts Week will be held at various locations around Boulder. Cost: Costs vary depending on event, click here for details.

Subaru WinterFest at Eldora

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When: March 27 – 29, 2020

Subaru WinterFest is a one-of-a-kind concert and mountain lifestyle tour where skiers, snowboarders, friends, and families come together to share their love for all things winter. Subaru and HarmanKardon bring you live Americana, bluegrass, and indie music by national artists. Enjoy daily giveaways and amazing food. Plus, learn how to help Subaru and the National Ski Patrol System Inc support Avalanche Rescue Dogs. Subaru owners get VIP parking and a special gift while supplies last!

Subaru WinterFest will be held at Eldora Mountain Restort, 2861 Eldora Ski Rd, Nederland, CO 80466. The event is free. Lift tickets available for purchase.

Longmont Home Show at Boulder County Fairgrounds

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When: March 27 – 29, 2020, full schedule here.

The Longmont Spring Home Show is March 27 – 29, 2020 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds. Free Admission, and Free Parking! Come see over 100+ Vendors with a variety of products for the home!

Boulder County Fairgrounds is located at 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501. Free admission.

Get to Know your Local Farm

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When: Saturday, March 28, 2020 from 10 AM – 1 PM

Celebrate Colorado Ag Day by joining the City of Louisville Open Space Division and presenters from the City of Lafayette and Boulder County Parks and Open Space at Harney Lastoka Open Space and the 7th Generation Farm! Take a tour of the property, visit stations with information about family, farm and mining history, bring the kids for a planting activity, farm animals and games, and sample local produce and learn about 7th Generation Farm’s Community Supported Agriculture program. Conditions may be muddy, so please wear appropriate footwear.

This FREE event will be held at 7th Generation Farm in Louisville.

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