The Front Range is full of exciting events in March. As we exit winter and enter spring, Boulder and its surrounding cities will host several live events and festivals. From concerts to St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, here’s a sample of what March has to offer:
Boulder International Film Festival
When: March 5th – 8th
Where: various venues in Boulder
The 2015 Boulder Film International Festival (BIFF) will bring together hundreds of filmmakers and film enthusiasts for a four-day celebration of all things cinema. From screenings to lectures to parties, Boulder film fanatics will relish this year’s schedule. In addition to the many film screenings, BIFF’s lineup of events includes An Evening with Alan Arkin—a conversation with the legendary Oscar-winning actor, to be held on March 7th at Boulder Theater. Check out the BIFF website for more information as well as tickets and passes.
The Dairy Celebrates Month of Photography
When: March 6th through April 10th
Where: The Dairy Center for the Arts
The Dairy Center for the Arts is celebrating the Month of Photography in a very big way. Throughout the month of March and into early April, they will be offering an exciting and diverse menu of photography exhibits, lectures, classes, demos and portfolio reviews.
Visit The Dairy’s website to view a full listing of the events included in this year’s celebration of the Month of Photography.
Conor O’Neill’s St. Patty’s Day Celebrations
When: March 15th & 17th
Where: Conor O’Neill’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Boulder’s annual Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will once again take place in front of Conor O’Neill’s pub. On Sunday the 15th, the popular Irish bar and restaurant will host an outdoor festival, which includes the parade as well as live Irish music and dancing. The celebration continues on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday the 17th, when you can expect more music and merriment. So if you’re looking for a big, fun party, O’Neill’s is the right place to be on St. Patty’s. Be sure to check their Facebook page for updates on the festivities.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Denver
When: March 14th
Where: Downtown Denver
Not to be outdone by Boulder, Denver has its own St. Patty’s Day traditions. This year marks the 53rd year of Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Known as the Emerald Mile, the parade pays tribute to the city’s Irish heritage. The procession starts early at 9:30am on the morning of Saturday the 14th in LoDo (aka lower downtown Denver). St. Patty’s Day festivities are sure to continue throughout the day at the many fun bars and delicious restaurants in the area.
Young the Giant at Boulder Theater
When: Originally March 9th & 10th, now rescheduled to November 16th & 17th
Where: The Boulder Theater
The Southern California based band Young the Giant has been capturing listeners with their catchy and diverse music since 2010. They were scheduled to play two nights at Boulder Theater in March but have postponed their shows ‘til November. Current ticketholders will have their tickets honored or refunded while remaining tickets are on sale for the rescheduled dates.
Of Montreal at The Bluebird
When: March 31st, 8pm
Where: The Bluebird Theater, Denver
Touring for their 13th album, the band Of Montreal will be performing in Denver at the end of March. The pop rock band broke out on to the indie music scene in the early 2000s with their eclectic sound. You can catch them on the 31st at the Bluebird Theater. Tickets for the show range from $15-18 dollars and are on sale now.
Iranian New Year Celebration at Dushanbe Teahouse
Where: The Boulder Dushanbe Teahouse
Coinciding with the vernal equinox or first day of spring, the Persian New Year is celebrated worldwide by millions of people. The Tajik and Persian communities of Boulder will be hosting their annual New Year celebrations at the famous Dushanbe Teahouse. Daytime festivities will include traditional Tajik dancing and music, which will take place at the plaza on 13th Street next door to the teahouse. Tea and dessert snacks will be offered on the plaza, while Dushanbe will also serve a special Iranian dinner in the evening. The dates for these celebrations have yet to be set but you can follow Dushanbe on Facebook for updates on the event.
With so many great events in March, you’ll be able to start spring on a cheerful note. Dust off your winter blues and get ready for a vibrant season in Boulder.