Things to Do in Boulder in March

by Rachel Daly
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March events are here with something for everyone! Boulder International Film Festival, Frozen Dead Guy Days, kids events, live music, dancing, gardening classes, DIY workshops, and more will connect you to your local and global community. Here it is, our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Something Rotten! at BDT Stage

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When: February 28 – March 2, 2022

This spring, enjoy Something Rotten! at BDT Stage. Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz. Hailed by Time Out New York as “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years.” Tickets here.

Boulder International Film Festival

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When: March 2 – 5, 2022

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.

FastFloyd at The Jamestown Mercantile

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When: Thursday, March 2, 2023, at 7 PM

FastFloyd is bringing its jazzgrass back to the Jamestown Mercantile on March 2, 2023.

Salsa, Bachata, Rueda & WC Swing Thursdays at Avalon

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When: Every Thursday from 6:30 – 11 PM

Every Thursday Dance Laugh Love for a night full of dancing and a variety of classes for you to choose, including Salsa, Bachata, Rueda, and WC Swing. For more information, click here.

Friday Night Weird

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When: Every Friday night from 8:30 – 11:30 PM

Friday Night Weird is a weekly cult film series at the Boedecker Theater of the Dairy Arts Center and we’re here to make Boulder weird again by providing curated access to some the best new and classic genre films and a proper theater experience to enjoy them in. For this week’s Friday Night Weird pick, click here.

NoBo Art District First Friday Art Walk

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Where: Friday, March 3, 2023, from 6 PM – 9 PM

NoBo 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. Featuring live music, demos and special activities in many locations. Located along Broadway from Pine Street to Highway 36. Follow the colorful flags to find surprises around every corner. First Friday runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm on the first Friday of the month. Please be respectful of COVID precautions, wear a mask and keep your distance. Please note that many locations have other opening and closing times, see the map or list to check exact times. Details at NoBoArtDistrict.orgAnother FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Coffee with Cat People Social Hour

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When: March 4, 2023 at 9 AM

Longmont Friends of Feral & Abandoned Cats is hosting their first Coffee with Cat People event of 2023 on Saturday, March 4 at 9 am, and YOU’RE INVITED! Enjoy coffee and conversation at MECO Coffee Collective in Longmont. If you’ve never joined before, the cafe offers wonderful coffee and pastries. LFFAC volunteers will be on hand to share more about what it’s like to work with our organization. Come have a cuppa and talk about cats!

The Niwot Gig 1 Year Anniversary Concert

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Wen: March 5, 2023 from 4 – 7 PM

Local rock school, The Niwot Gig is celebrating its one-year anniversary at The Wheel House in Niwot. Six bands will play. Open to the public. Come support your local rock school! Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Boulder Friends of Jazz at Avalon Ballroom

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When: First Sunday of each month, from 1 – 5 PM

Boulder Friends of Jazz hosts a monthly event where you can enjoy the music, dance a little (or a lot), and share a drink. Jam sessions are held from 1 to 4 pm on the first Sunday of each month at the Avalon Ballroom, 6185 Arapahoe Rd, Boulder, CO. Admission is $10 for non-members and $8 for members. The jam sessions are open to all musicians. Both musicians and non-musicians may look forward to great listening and a wonderful dance floor. Boulder Friends of Jazz is devoted to the preservation, promotion, and performance of traditional Dixieland jazz.

Dine Out for Wildlife at Pumphouse Brewery

When: March 7, 2023 from 11 AM – 10 PM

Pumphouse Brewery is hosting a Dine Out for Wildlife on March 7, 2023. A portion of the proceeds will benefit animals in need at Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

The Human Library Project

When: March 8, 2023 at 10 AM

Join Front Range Community College at the Westminster Campus to browse the Human Library. The Human Library is just like a normal library, except the books are real people, and the reading is replaced with conversation. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Empowering the Future: Momentum into the Next 100 Years 2023 Gala

When: Saturday, March 11, 2023

The 2023 Gala will be a fun, cocktail attire event celebrating our community together; a showcase of YWCA’s outstanding programs and impact; an awards ceremony honoring the recipients of our Janet Beardsley Award of Excellence and YWCA Community Impact Maker Award; and an inspiring paddle raiser auction to fuel our important work to eliminate racism and empower women lead by Auctioneer Debbie Scheer from The Gala Team. For tickets and more info, click here.

Front Range Vegetable Gardening 101 at Growing Gardens

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When: March 9, 11, or 18, 2023

In this class, Growing Gardens will teach you how to prepare your garden and start planting. Topics will include understanding soils and soil amendments, bed preparation, starting seeds at home, direct seeding in your garden, and transplanting seedlings. This introductory class is a great place to start if you are new to gardening or new to gardening in the Colorado climate! To sign up, click here.

Boulder Swing Dance Flatiron Stomp

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When: First and Fouth Saturdays

Join Boulder Swing Dance for their twice-montly swing dance party at the Avalon in Sodal Hall! There is a free 30-minute included beginner lesson before the dance to get you up and moving. For more information, click here.

Forward Palooza 2023 – A benefit Concert for the Boulder Unhoused

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When: March 10, 2023 at 7 PM

Feet Forward and Roots Music Project present the 1st annual Forward Palooza, a benefit concert for the Boulder unhoused. Two super-talented Colorado bands, Los Cheesies and The Saints, join forces to raise money for those in need. Your tickets include incredibly entertaining dance, music, and appetizers. All proceeds benefit Boulder non-profit Feet Forward. Feet Forward is a peer-led nonprofit built on the foundation of lived experience with homelessness, providing peer support and navigation services along with barrier-free pathways to stability, including housing. For more information, click here.

Downtown Erie Shamrock Hunt

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When: March 11 – 17, 2023

Bring your mobile devices to downtown Erie anytime between March 11th and 17th to hunt for shamrocks that have been left on the business windows by a mischievous leprechaun. While downtown, show some love to our local small business—maybe you’ll discover some new businesses along the way. The window decals will be within a three-block radius and include businesses along Briggs, Wells, and Cheesman Streets. Find and scan the QR code on each shamrock. Once you find all, you will be entered into a drawing to win hundreds of dollars in prizes, which include gift cards to our downtown restaurants, bars, and shops, along with other goodies. You must be 21+ to register—but the kids can help with the hunt. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Boulder Comedy Show

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When: Every Sunday night at Rayback Collective from 7 – 9 PM

The Boulder Comedy Show is the longest-running weekly comedy show in Boulder, CO. The live stand-up show happens every Sunday at the Rayback Collective. Every weekend a different comedian will be performing, headliners having been seen on Netflix, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime, Fallon, Colbert, Letterman, Kimmel, MTV and pretty much everything in between. Schedule and tickets here.

Friday Night Jazz at Hotel Boulderado

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When: Every Friday night, from 5 – 8 PM

Spend your Friday night listening to Jazz in the historic lobby of the Hotel Boulderado. Sip on refreshing cocktails and enjoy small bites with a special happy hour menu available for Jazz in the lobby.

Open Studio at Boulder Public Library’s Markerspace

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Sewing Rebellion at the Makerspace, Photo All Things Boulder

When: Every Tuesday & Wednesday from 4 PM – 6:45 PM

Boulder Public Library and Building 61 offer Open Studio every week, giving free access to: 3D Printers, Sewing Machines, Electronics bench, Design Laptops, Vinyl Cutter, Screen Printing Equipment and more are available for use at this time. More info hereAnother FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Tuesday Night Team Trivia at The Rayback

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When: Every Tuesday night, from 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Join Team Trivia Denver every Tuesday at The Rayback Collective in Boulder trivia night! Bring your friends, this event is free. For more information, click here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

IAOR – Rang Barse Holi 2023

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When: March 11, 2023, at 10:30 AM

Indian Association of the Rockies presents Rang Barse Holi, a kids and family event. This is an excellent opportunity for kids to learn the Culture of India, featuring: t-shirts, food, Thandai, music, and more! For all the details, click here.

4-H Carnival at Boulder County Fairgrounds

When: March 11, 2023 from 11 AM – 6 PM

Don’t miss the annual Boulder County 4-H Family Carnival! This annual fundraiser will feature more than 25 booths of low-cost, family-friendly games, concessions, small prizes, and a silent auction. Individual booths are organized and staffed by local youth from area Boulder County 4-H Clubs and will include wholesome, fan-favorite games like a bounce house, ring toss, roping booth, and more.

Jeff & Paige Live @ Junkyard Social Club

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When: March 11, 2023 at 10:30 AM

Two Boulder family favorites team up to bring you live science and nature music in this ultimate family-friendly venue. If you’ve never been to the Junkyard, you’ll love the hands-on, creative nature of this “Adventure Playground.” If you’ve never experienced Jeff and Paige, you’ll love their catchy presentation of science and nature through music, theater, and movement. Your ticket price includes The Jeff and Paige Show, Free Play, AND an activity run by Junkyard Social Club. Expect a live, science and nature-themed kids’ concert followed by ample, open playtime at Boulder’s most sensational, educational, and artistic playground. Tickets are $22, more info and tickets are available here.

Seed Swap at Boulder Public Library: Gardening Q&A and Native Plant Seeds

Things to do in Boulder in March
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When: Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 1 – 3 PM

Seed Swap: bring your homegrown seeds, and unopened packets of store-bought seeds to the Main Branch of the Boulder Public Library. Empty seed envelopes will be available for you to fill and exchange. All leftover seeds will be donated to the Library’s Free Seed Library! Bring your friends, this event is free. For more information, click here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

St Patrick’s Day Party & Sing-Along

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Join 300 Suns Brewing for its 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Sing-Along with Kevin Dooley, John Bunzli, Jeanne McAdara & Irish Table O’Singers. Prize for best dreessed! More info here.

Frozen Dead Guy Days

Things to do in Boulder in March
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When: March 17 – 19, 2023; schedule here.

Frozen Dead Guy Days, one of Colorado’s most beloved annual events for more than 20 years, is kicking off a new chapter in Estes Park. Taking place over St. Patrick’s Day weekend on March 17-19, 2023, the reborn Frozen Dead Guy Days will feature live music and entertainment all weekend long, and will be held at the Estes Park Events Complex and The Stanley Hotel, with satellite events occurring around town. Festival goers can expect the weird and wonderful happenings from years past, including coffin races and a polar plunge, as well as plenty of new and elevated Estes twists, like a frostbite fashion show, roaming freak show acts, a Bands and Bloodys Sunday Brunch and more. For more information, click here.

Homeward Bound, a Benefit for Longmont Humane Society

When: March 18, 2023, from 6 PM – 9 PM

Put on your party clothes and join the Longmont Humane Society in celebrating our 50th year of serving animals in our community at the Homeward Bound event! This year, our guests will enjoy an evening featuring local chefs, breweries, distilleries, wineries, music, and thoughtfully curated silent and live auctions, all to benefit animals in need in our community. Homeward Bound is a 21-and-over event. More info and tickets here.

BeeChicas: Make a Native Bee House

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When: Wednesday, March 15, 2023 at 4 PM

Learn about native bees and make a native bee house from a repurposed wine bottle with the BeeChicas! You can also join them to refresh the library’s Native Bee House. Wear appropriate clothing for being outdoors! Visit for more projects, recipes and resources. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Hops ‘n Hash at Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden

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When: March 18, 2023, at 1 PM

Come try out Rocky Mountain Tap & Garden’s first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Hops ‘n Hash! Featuring live music, green beer and beer garden games: stein holding, keg bowling, and a sausage eating contest. 

Online Class- Gardening for Wildlife in Colorado

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When: March 18, 2023, from 9:30 – 11 AM

Join award-winning landscape designer/horticulturist and HPEC Director Jim Tolstrup for this Habitat Hero presentation created by Audubon Rockies, Colorado Native Plant Society, and HPEC. The class will focus on plant/pollinator relationships, garden design and installation, and wildlife-friendly landscape maintenance practices. Register here. Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

Avery Brewing Company Lucky Leprechaun 4K

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When: March 19, 2023, at 10 AM

The Lucky Leprechaun Fun Run, celebrates the origins of Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick, which is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. The holiday has evolved into a worldwide celebration of Irish culture with parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green.

Nature as Muse: a Painting Exploration with Jody Guralnick

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When: March 23, 2023, from 6:30 -9 PM

Take a closer look under the microscope at the intricacies of local flora & fauna and learn from Exhibiting Artist Jody Guralnick how she captures details of the natural world in paint. All skill levels welcome for a night of painting, conversation, and refreshments. Your ticket includes a complimentary refreshment and all painting materials, however you are welcome to bring your own brushes and oil paints if you choose.

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra – Jackiw Plays Bruch

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When: Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 7 PM

Stefan Jackiw returns to Boulder to play Bruch’s sparkling Scottish Fantasy. Join the Boulder Phil’s diptych Rachmaninoff Festival as we celebrate the composer’s 150th birthday with his tour de force swan song, the Symphonic Dances. The program includes Butterworth’s The Banks of Green Willow. Tickets here.

Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic at BLDG61

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When: March 26, 2023 from 1 – 4 PM

Something broken? Learn how to fix it. At the free Boulder U-Fix-It Clinic events, people bring all sorts of broken appliances, toys, electronics, clothing, and jewelry and work with volunteer coaches to learn hands-on repair skills. A set of tools is available for each participant to use. You must sign up to reserve a time slot, as space is limited. The Boulder Public Library maker space, BLDG61, is in the North wing, closest to Canyon Blvd. Parking is free on Sunday. More details are available at Another FREE event on our big list of things to do in Boulder in March.

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