Denver events in March 2017 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 "An American in Paris" and "Kinky Boots." 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.
Date: March 17th, 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!
This month is a great time to be in Denver if you love live theater.
The gorgeous Buell Theatre is home to the award winning and world famous "Hamilton" throughout the month of March. With over 35 shows this month, it is a can't miss if you are in the Mile High City. Inspired by the biography about founding father Alexander Hamilton, this show has won over 11 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, "Sense and Sensibility" is anything but in this rolicking, silly, and absurd adaptation. Enjoy the adventures of the Dashwood sisters as they try to find love, and husbands, after they've lost all their money. This shows runs all March at the Arvada Center for the Arts.
"First Date" takes you on a blind date between a relative newcomer to the dating world, and a serial dater who knows all the ropes, where other customers end up helping their date by dancing, singing and support them as their relationship evolves through the night. This show plays throughout March at the Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar.
If you love hockey, don't miss your shot to catch an Avalanche game during your time in Denver. Being that the Avalanche only play four 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.
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.
Try Backstage at Beryl's, Denver Improv, or either of the Comedy Works locations.
The Pepsi Center features Denver event in March that will be rockin' the downtown district all month long. Four big shows are scheduled.
March 5th: The incredible vocal talents of Lorde comes to the Pepsi Center on March 5th. Known for her international hit, "Royals", Lorde has toured the world and has sold millions of albums worldwide and is already known as one of the best singers of her generation.
March 13th: Coming to the fantastic Fillmore Auditorium, Walk off the Earth, brings their mix of ska, funk and reggae to the Mile High City. Known for their top tapping rhythms, you'll want to get out of your seat and boogie all night long.
March 17: Transport yourself back to San Francisco's 1960s and the Summer of Love when you see Galactic live at the Fillmore Auditorium. You will enjoy their funky beats and mellow style as this band has been together for over 20 years and continues to innovate and experiment each year.
March 20th: Kid Rock brings his tantalizing combination of funk, rock and rap to the Pepsi Center on March 20th this year. Known for amazing live shows, this 5 time grammy award winning musician, has sold over 35 million records during his career.
Make sure to clink the link below since there are so many other amazing concerts and musicians in March that you want to make sure you don't miss any of them!
Dates: March 16th - 18th
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, including Matt Blashaw of HGTV'S "Yard Crashers" and "Vacation House for Free."
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: March 23rd - 25th
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 2016 NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Lakers.
Some of the most popular Denver events in March are our annual festivals. In addition to the large Saint Patrick's Day Festival, there are a few others to check out during your stay.
Collaboration Fest (March 31st): At this beer festival at the Colorado Convention Center, each beer is created by a team of two or more breweries working together. Your ticket gets you unlimited tastings of these special collaborations from more than 100 brewers. There's also live music and food.
Denver Restaurant Week: This 10 day festival starts on February 23rd and continuing through March 4th, this city wide event includes hundreds of restaurants all with price fixe menus at $30 for your to enjoy during your visit to the Mile High City.
There are many more festivals during the month of March so make sure to check back as this list is update often.
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. Here are some suggestions.
March 3rd: Denver Art Museum (Free First Saturday of every month)
March 3rd: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (Free First Saturday of every month)
March 7th: Children's Museum of Denver (Free First Tuesday Night of every month from 4 pm to 8 pm)
March 9th: Four Mile Historic Park (Free First Friday of every month)
March 30th: Clyfford Still Museum: An art museum showcasing the work of the abstract expressionist. (Last Friday of every month)
TBD: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
TBD: Denver Botanic Gardens York York Street
Top Exhibits in March
Denver Art Museum: "Stampede" is an exhibition about how animals have captivated artists through history and has over 300 pieces where you will definitely find your favorite pooch, kitten, or other elegant animal. This is a massive exhibit that runs through May 19th, 2019.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: "Creatures of Light" will allow you to find out more about the living creatures that bring to their, and our world, in their own special way each day. One of the favorites of this exhibit is the glowworm hallway where you venture into this hallway and it looks like it is fully lit by stars, but is in fact, only glowworms! This exhibit all of the month of March.
Dates: March 8th - 11th
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: March 2nd, 3rd & 4th
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.
The site is hard to find and I don't know if they are on ticketmaster/liqudator:
Boulder Strong Ale Fest (TBD): Head to Avery Brewing Co. in Boulder for this annual event featuring some of the best ales from craft brewers nationwide.
To be a part of the festival, all beers must be eight-percent ABV or more so make sure to plan ahead and find a designated driver so you can enjoy yourself.
Ticket prices include pours.