Denver events in March 2020 include the always popular St. Patrick's Day parade through downtown, so don't forget to pack something green to wear.
If you love the arts, book tickets to the opera, ballet, or Broadway musical productions of "SpongeBob, The Musical." There are also several days throughout the month when you can get into museums such as the Denver Art Museum and Children's Museum for free.
Sports fans have a lot of chances to see home games by the Colorado Avalanche and the Denver Nuggets. Outdoor sports enthusiasts will want to see the thrilling adventure films during the Banff Mountain Film Festival.
Read on for more fun things to do this month in Denver.
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Date: Saturday, 2/14, 9:30 a.m.
Location: Downtown Denver
Since the 1960s, more than 200,000 Irish and wannabe Irish have donned their green and headed downtown for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade features marching bands, dancers, floats, and more honoring the Emerald Isle.
It begins in the Coors Field parking lot and ends at 27th Street and Blake Street (renamed Tooley Street for the parade). The parade's ending spot is the best place for families to watch.
If you're coming from out of town, prepare for Denver's unpredictable weather by dressing in layers, and be sure to bring a lot of water so you won't get altitude sickness. This is one of the Denver events in March you will not want to miss!
Dates: 3/10 - 3/22
Times: Depends on Day and Date
Kids of all ages are going to love going to one of the goofiest of all the Denver events in March when they see SpongeBob The Musical here. This amazing musical, based on the hilarious television cartoon of the same name, has SpongeBob, and his friends, try to figure out how to save the magical Bikini Bottom from total destruction by a volcano. Will they be able to do it or will they be stopped by all kinds of troubles that they meet along the way?
The costumes, the stage designs, and the lighting will blow you away as the singers dance and make you feel like you are there at the bottom of the sea with them! With songs written by Cyndi Lauper, They Might Be Giants, John Legend, and others, you will be sure to also be tapping your feet along with the performers.
The SpongeBob Musical has received rave reviews everywhere it has played and you will be sure to enjoy it when you watch it live and in person here in the Mile High City! It is appropriate for ages 5+ and there is one intermission during the show.
Dates: 3/25 - 4/12
Times: Depends on Day and Date
After living and going to school in Africa, Cady Heron moves to the suburbs in Chicago, Illinois. As if learning about a new country, a new city, and a new school, Cady learns about how bullies like these Mean Girls can choose whether to be kind or mean to a newcomer.
Cady is lucky enough to be invited to the popular group of girls aptly named, "The Plastics" since they aren't very kind and are only superficial since they only see how they can help themselves. However, Cady soon realizes that she doesn't want to be a part of this group. How can she fix the problems and become the person she wants to be? You'll have to see this wonderful musical to find out!
Mean Girls runs for 2 hours and 30 minutes with 1 intermission. It is appropriate for ages 10 and up.
If you love hockey, don't miss your shot to catch an Avalanche game during your time in Denver. Being that the Avalanche play eight games this month, be sure to plan ahead so you can enjoy seeing them on the ice at The Mile High City's Pepsi Center.
This month, they take on the New York Rangers, Vancouver Canucks, the San Jose Sharks, and others. These Denver events in March are perfect for sports lovers of all ages.
Denver is known for its comedy scene and ability to draw some of the biggest acts around. These Denver events in March are no exception.
Top comedians on stage this month include Dan Soder at Comedy Works, the hilarious show My Dad Wrote A Porno's World Tour at the Paramount, and other headliners all around the city.
Try Voodoo Comedy, Denver Improv, or either of the Comedy Works locations as well for a great night of laughs.
You will find a lot of great places to stay in Denver. Here are some of my top recommendations.
You will also find a great selection on Booking.com and through TripAdvisor. Click the links to learn more about each one.
You will find dozens of performances this month all around The Mile High City.
Top Denver events in March on stage include shows at the Pepsi Center, Grizzly Rose, and the Fillmore.
You will also find top performers on stage at the Ogden, the Paramount, and the Bluebird. Click the link below for a full line-up of concerts this month.
Dates: Friday, 3/20 - Sunday, 3/22
Location: National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St.
Planning a home remodel or just looking to make a few improvements around the house? Then head to the Denver Home Show where you can see the newest products and get some inspiring ideas for your home and garden.
Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand to demonstrate innovative products and offer special savings. You can also get tips from industry experts and meet celebrities such as Jason Cameron of Desperate Housewives, Man Caves, and Sledgehammer.
It's one of the biggest Denver events in March if you are looking for new ideas on how to spruce up your home.
Dates: 3/20 - 3/22
Location: Denver Coliseum, 4600 Humboldt St
The annual Denver March Powwow honors Indian heritage. The big draw are the many different styles of traditional powwow dancing. There's also singing, drumming, dancing contests, and storytelling.
Food vendors will serve up fry bread and other traditional dishes. Also, be sure to check out the arts and authentic Indian-made crafts.
NBA fans visiting the Mile High City can catch the Denver Nuggets play during their home games this month on the hardwoods at Pepsi Center. Being that there are only 4 games this month, make sure to plan ahead as the Nuggets play some of the best teams in the league.
Teams they'll face include the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, The Los Angeles
Clippers, and others.
Travelers on a budget can take advantage of Denver's free museum days. On select days each month, some of the area's top attractions waive admission fees. Some of the museums with free days every month include the Children's Museum of Denver, the Denver Botanic Gardens in both the York and Chatfield Farms locations, and numerous others. Find free museum dates for the month of March here.
Top Exhibits in March
Denver Art Museum: "Natural Forces: Winslow Homer and Frederic Remington" will examine how these two artists connected 2 centuries by using over 60 pieces of artwork between the two of them. This show will also look at how Winslow Homer's art defined the Eastern USA, while Frederic Remington became one of the most famous of the Western USA's artists.
The Clyfford Still Museum: "The Early Years: Clifford Still in Canada" will show his works that were developed between 1920 and 1932 while he lived in Bow Island and Killam. While living in Bow Island, Still focused on the rough and tumble landscape. As he moved to Killam, his style changed and broadened, including more colors, long stretches of gorgeous skies, and panoramas.
Dates: 2/28 - 3/1
Location: National Western Stock Show Complex, 4655 Humboldt St.
This is one of the great family-friendly Denver events in March and perfect for horse lovers and owners. You can attend more than 100 presentations given by clinicians and speakers, visit with vendors and horse exhibitors, ride with experts, view crafts, or buy fine art that celebrates all things equine. There's also a stick horse rodeo where kids can participate in races, obstacle courses, and other competitions.
At the "Mane Event" on Friday and Saturday evening, you'll be entertained by reining freestyle champions, penners, vaulters, and dressage champions. More than 90 horses will perform, including draft and miniature breeds.
Dates: 2/28 - 3/2
Location: The Paramount Theater, 1621 Glenarm Place
One of the best Denver events in March for outdoor adventurers (or arm-chair enthusiasts) is the Banff Mountain Film Festival. The film shorts and documentaries let viewers escape to exotic locales, learn about different cultures, and watch athletes take on daring outdoor adventures.
About 6,000 people are expected to attend the festival, so order tickets early. Proceeds go to the Colorado Mountain Club's conservation and education efforts.
Boulder International Film Festival (3/5 - 3/8): The annual Boulder International Film Festival returns this March. For four days, enjoy films from around the world. They cover a variety of topics so you are sure to find some you will enjoy. It's held at the Boulder Theater in downtown Boulder.
Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration (3/1): Come on down to the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave to celebrate the birth of legend William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a buffalo hunter and star of his own Wild West show. This free annual birthday bash features a buffalo-chip tossing contest, cake, games, costumed volunteers, and a sneak peek at its newest exhibit, "A Better Place Could Hardly Have Been."