March 2017 Events | Things to do in Denver

March welcomes the beginning of Spring, and here in Denver the social scene begins to ramp up again. With so much going on it can be hard to pick and choose between these awesome events. Following are a few of our favorite happenings around town that we think you should check out!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

5k for St. Patrick’s Day Run

When: March 11th
Where: Acacia Park, Colorado Springs
Time: 9:00am
Cost: $35

This is the 33rd running of one of Colorado Springs oldest races and fits in with the second oldest parade in the community. The 5K for St. Patrick’s Day kicks off the start of the running season for runners in the Springs. For most of the previous races, the weather has been quite marvelous, with just enough of a nip in the air. The 5K is one of the fastest 5K’s in Colorado Springs and will be run on Tejon Street, starting and ending at Acacia Park. Come on Down(town) and run with thousands of other Leprechauns!!

5K on St. Patrick's Day | March 2017 Events

Keggs & Eggs

When: March 11th
Where: Blake Street Tavern
Time: 7:00am
Cost: $20

This annual live music event, hosted by local radio station Channel 93.3, is a favorite of die-hard music fans each year. It kicks off early in the morning — at 7 a.m. — with green beer, whiskey, and rock performances on tap right from the get-go. The lineup for 2017 includes American Authors, Bishop Briggs and Bryce Fox.

Kegs & Eggs | March 2017 Events

Outdoor Festival at Fado Irish Pub

When: March 11th & March 17th
Where: Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant
Time: March 11th @ 10:00 am, March 17th @ 12:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $20

Denver’s most infamous St. Patrick’s Day party is back and better than ever with two full days of festival action. That’s right, on Saturday, March 11 and Friday, March 17, thousands of green-clad, day-drinking warriors will flock to Fadó Irish Pub in Lodo in search of the Irish party Mecca and we can’t wait to throw down with each and every one of you. We’re filling the street with Irish dancers, live music, and enough walk-up bars to put Bourbon Street to shame. Tickets are on sale now because it’s never too early to lock in your day long passes, dust off your green gear, and get mentally prepared to lose your iPhone… again.

Fado Irish Pub | March 2017 Events

St. Paddy’s Day Pub Crawls

When: March 11th & March 18th
Where: Register at 1515 Bar N Lounge
Time: March 11th from 12:00pm – 5:00pm, March 18th from 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $5 for one-day access, $8 for two-day access

The Mile High City is putting on an elevated extravaganza for St. Patrick’s Day. Join in the celebration of a lifetime as Denver hosts its annual St. Paddy’s Luck of the Irish Pub Crawl. Revel in the fresh air of the Rocky Mountains as you gallop from one awesome bar to the next enjoying the hottest parties and best drink specials in LoDo. Denver is a beautiful city known mainly for its breathtaking nature landscape. But, there is so much more to explore at the bottom of the mountains. Throw on your favorite green articles of clothing and join a host of other Denver party-goers and travelers alike in toasting your brew to the patron Saint of Ireland.

Pub Crawl | March 2017 Events

Running of the Green

When: March 12th
Where: 18th & Wazee
Time: 7:00am
Cost: $30 – $50

ROTG is a family oriented foot race/walk that is centered around the Irish celebration of Saint Patrick’s Day and Spring. They have been voted the best post-race party and have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to Volunteers of America. Join the 29th Annual Runnin’ Of The Green at 17th and Wazee in Historic LoDo in front of Union Station on March 12th, 2017. Registration starts at 7am and the Race starts at 10:15am.

Running of the Green | March 2017 Events

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 11th
Where: Downtown Denver
Time: 9:30am
Cost: Free

The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a festive and fun event for all ages that celebrates Irish culture and heralds the start of spring. It’s one of the largest St. Patty’s day parades west of the Mississippi, and the largest annual parade in Denver, with more than 200,000 people lining the route to enjoy horses and stagecoaches, marching bands, dancers, floats, and Irish-themed fun with a Western flair. To catch all the action, the best spectating spot is south of 20th Avenue on Blake Street (renamed Tooley Street for the parade). This area tends to be crowded, so the best place for families to watch the parade is near the end, on Blake Street from 23rd to 27th avenues.

St. Patrick's Day Parade | March 2017 Events


Food & Drink

March 2017 Events

Bring the Heat! Bring the Hope! Zach’s Chili Challenge

When: March 4th
Where: McNichols Building
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $50 – $100

Zach’s Chili Challenge is a competition between Denver chefs who will Bring the Heat and Bring the Hope to help fund children’s cancer research! There will be four categories of chili, six categories of beer, and six categories of spirits which will be voted on by attendees and a handful of local Denver celebrity judges. Don’t miss this great event and one-of-a-kind chili cook off!

Zach's Chili Challenge | March 2017 Events

Cilcqout in the Snow: Apres in the City

When: March 4th
Where: Edge Restaurant and Bar
Time: 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: Free and open to the public, 21 and over

For the third year, Clicquot in the Snow returns to Denver – to the pool terrace of Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Presented by Veuve Clicquot and EDGE, this frosty alfresco fête will feature DJ entertainment, giveaways and of course, Veuve Clicquot Champagne. Bundle up and imbibe on bubbles for one of the hottest cold parties this winter!

CLICQUOT IN THE SNOW | March 2017 Events


When: March 19th
Where: The Curtis Hotel
Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm
Cost: $125 – $400

Sunday afternoon with Cochon555 is an epic culinary experience centered on 1500 pounds of Heritage Breed pork. Diners feast on dozens of chef-crafted tastings and sip on 40+ types of boutique wines, craft cocktails, and artisanal brews. Think of a gourmet tasting menu taken standing up.

CoChon555 | March 2017 Events

Beethoven and Brews with Fate Brewing Company

When: March 21st
Where: Fate Brewing Company
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $40 – $64

Enjoy an exclusive beer tasting paired with light hors d’oeuvres and the sounds of a Colorado Symphony small ensemble performed in a casual setting. Beethoven and Brews features an ensemble performance and four 4 oz. samples of beer from your favorite local breweries. Additional beverages are also available for purchase.

Beethoven and Brews | March 2017 Events

Collaboration Fest

When: March 25th
Where: National Western Complex
Time: 3:00pm – 7:00pm
Cost: $40 – $65

Collaboration Fest returns for a 4th year! Don’t miss out on America’s most creative beer festival featuring 75+ beer projects with over 100 participating breweries. Come for the beers, stay for the conversation! Every beer tapped at Collaboration Fest has a unique story as two or more breweries come together to brew something special. The result? Some of the most exciting, delicious beer tappings you’ll find anywhere.

Collaboration Fest | March 2017 Events



Music Scene

March 2017 Events


When: March 6th
Where: Summit Music Hall
Time: 5:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $39

Whitechapel, Tennessee’s sensational deathcore artists, are bringing their signature sounds to the Summit Music Hall! Their music falls under the genre of deathcore; an extreme metal blend of death metal, metalcore, and sometimes hardcore punk elements. They’ve had a stellar career with 6 studio albums, 1 extended play, 1 live album, 11 music videos, and 3 demo tapes. They’ve also toured with renowned bands like Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Job for a Cowboy, Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, and The Black Dahlia Murder.

Whitechapel | March 2017 Events

The Rusted Root

When: March 9th
Where: The Gothic Theater
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $15

Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root has honed the perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom, and virtuosity which has allowed them to organically shape their music into it’s own distinct and undeniable vision. With eight albums under their belt, over three million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, cultures, and musical styles.

The Rusted Root | March 2017 Events

The New Mastersounds

When: March 9th – March 11th
Where: March 9th @ Ophelia’s Eliectric Soapbox, March 10th & March 11th @ Cervantes Masterpiece & The Other Side
Time: 9:00pm each night
Cost: Tickets starting at $22

Simon Allen and Eddie had played together in 1997 as The Mastersounds, though with a different bassist and no organ. Through friends and the intimate nature of the Leeds music scene, Pete Shand and Bob Birch were added on bass and Hammond respectively, and The New Mastersounds were born. Though it was raw, and more of a boogaloo sound at first, it was powerful from the start.

The New Mastersounds | March 2017 Events

Kings Of Leon

When: March 11th
Where: 1st Bank Center
Time: 8:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $50

Kings of Leon is an American rock band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1999. The band is composed of brothers Caleb Followill, Nathan Followill, and Jared Followill, with their cousin Matthew Followill. The band’s early music was a blend of Southern rock and blues influences, but it has gradually expanded throughout the years to include a variety of genres and a more alternative, arena rock sound.

Kings of Leon | March 2017 Events



Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale Tour

When: March 14th
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $42

Hitting arenas across the U.S., the iconic rock band will present anthems, fan favorites, and new hits from their upcoming 14th studio album, This House Is Not for Sale. As an added bonus, fans will receive a physical copy of This House Is Not For Sale with every ticket purchased. This will be the band’s first outing since Bon Jovi’s 2013 Because We Can World Tour, which was their third tour in six years to be ranked the #1 top-grossing tour in the world.

Bon Jovi | March 2017 Events

Panic! At the Disco – Death of a Bachelor Tour

When: March 17th
Where: Pepsi Center
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $40

Panic! At the Disco is an American rock band from Las Vegas, Nevada, formed in 2004 and featuring the current lineup of vocalist Brendon Urie, accompanied on tour by bassist Dallon Weekes, guitarist Kenneth Harris, and drummer Dan Pawlovich. Influenced by 1960s rock bands the Beatles, the Zombies and the Beach Boys, and preceded by the single “Nine in the Afternoon”.

Panic! At The Disco | March 2017 Events

Skillet – Unleashed Tour

When: March 18th
Where: The Fillmore Auditorium
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $35

Skillet is an American Christian rock band formed in Memphis, Tennessee in 1996. The band currently consists of husband John and wife Korey Cooper. along with Jen Ledger and Seth Morrison. The band has released nine albums, two receiving Grammy nominations: Collide and Comatose.  They are known for a relentless touring schedule, which garnered them a top five ranking in the Hardest Working Bands of 2010 by

Skillet Unleashed | March 2017 Events

Regina Spektor

When: March 29th
Where: The Fillmore Auditorium
Time: 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $33

Regina Spektor  is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She was born in the Soviet Union, where she began classical training on the piano at the age of six. When she was nine years old, her family immigrated to the United States, where she continued her classical training into her teenage years; she began to write original songs shortly thereafter.

After self-releasing her first three records and gaining popularity in New York City’s independent music scenes, particularly the anti-folk scene centered on New York City’s East Village, Spektor signed with Sire Records in 2004 where she began achieving greater mainstream recognition.

Regina Spektor | March 2017 Events


Arts & Culture

March 2017 Events

Bonnie & Clyde

When: March 1st – March 19th
Where: Town Hall Arts Center
Time: Varies
Cost: Varies

When Bonnie & Clyde meet, mutual cravings for excitement immediately set them on a mission to chase their dreams of fame. Their bold and reckless behavior turns the young lovers’ thrilling adventure into a downward spiral, putting themselves and their loved ones in trouble with the law. Forced on the run from every southern state’s police force, the notorious lovers resort to robbery and murder to survive. As the infamous duo’s fame grows bigger, their inevitable demise draws nearer. Bonnie & Clyde is a thrilling and sexy musical with a non-traditional score, combining blues, gospel and rockabilly music.

Bonnie & Clyde | March 2017 Events

Billy Elliot The Musical

When: March 1st – March 19th
Where: The Vintage Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets starting at $34

Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Follow Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and community… and changes his life forever.

Billy Elliot The Musical | March 2017 Events

The Science of Beer and Food Pairings

When: March 2nd
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: $38 member, $43 non-member

Love beer and food? So do we, but the science behind why we find certain pairings so satisfying isn’t clear. Be a part of this research study led by curator and taste expert Nicole Garneau, PhD. and her partners from the American Society of Brewing Chemists, the Brewers Association at, and the Cicerone Certification Program. You and your fellow beer lovers, citizen scientists, and foodies will enjoy specifically designed beer and food tastings while helping us begin to crack the beer pairing code using your feedback. Includes beer tastings and a three course vegetarian dinner.

The Science of Beer and Food Pairings | March 2017 Events

Chris Rock

When: March 2nd – March 4th
Where: Bellco Theater
Time: March 2nd & 3rd @ 8:00pm, March 4th @ 7:00pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $50

Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices. As an actor, director, producer, and writer he has created many memorable moments.

Rock returned in 2016 to host the 88th Annual Academy Awards. In the past year, he has directed HBO’s comedy special Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo, guest-starred on the hit series Empire and made an appearance in the upcoming Netflix holiday special A Very Murray Christmas, starring Bill Murray.

Chris Rock | March 2017 Events

An American in Paris

When: March 8th – March 19th
Where: Buell Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets starting at $30

An American In Paris is the new Tony Award-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award winner, Christopher Wheeldon, brings the magic and romance of Paris into the perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

An American in Paris | March 2017 Events

Fortune Feimster

When: March 9th – March 11th
Where: Comedy Works Denver
Time: Varies depending on day
Cost: Tickets starting at $14

Fortune Feimster, the Southern comic who hails from North Carolina, is one of the busiest actors, stand-up comedians, and writers working today. Variety named her one of their “Top 10 Comics to Watch” in 2014 and she’s been reaching new milestones ever since. Fortune, who first rose to fame as a performer and writer on Chelsea Lately, can currently be seen as a series regular on The Mindy Project where she plays the very loveable nurse Colette.

Fortune Feimster | March 2017 Events

David Spade

When: March 13th & March 14th
Where: Comedy Works South
Time: 7:30pm both nights
Cost: Tickets starting at $40

David Spade became a household favorite during his five-year stint as a cast member of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, with unforgettable characters like a sarcastic reporter on Weekend Update and a rudely hilarious flight attendant. Spade is also well recognized for his memorable role as “Dennis Finch,” the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on Just Shoot Me, which landed him an American Comedy Award, an Emmy nomination and two Golden Globe nominations.

David Spade | March 2017 Events

Kinky Boots

When: March 21st – March 26th
Where: Buell Theater
Time: Varies
Cost: Tickets starting at $30

With direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein, Kinky Boots is the winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. Take a step in the right direction and discover that sometimes the best way to fit in is to stand out.

Kinky Boots | March 2017 Events

Josh Wolf

When: March 30th – April 1st
Where: Comedy Works Downtown
Time: Varies depending on date
Cost: Tickets starting at $19

Comedian, actor, and writer Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From hosting his own late night comedy series, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business.

 Josh Wolf | March 2017 Events

Kids & Family

March 2017 Events

Fantastic Family Theater

When: March 3rd
Where: Backstory Theatre Academy
Time: From 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cost: $3, children under four are free

Students from BackStory Theatre Academy present Wizard of Oz and The Three Musketeers. Fun for all ages, these brief performances are an excellent opportunity to introduce younger audiences to live theatre!

Fantastic Family Theater | March 2017 Events

Junie B. Jones The Musical

When: March 1st – March 26th
Where: Colorado Springs Fine Art Center
Time: Friday – 6:00pm, Saturday & Sunday – 1:00pm
Cost: $10 – $20

A delightful adaptation of the best-selling children’s book series brought to life in a genuinely comical and not strictly-for-kids musical. It’s Junie B.’s first day of first grade and a lot of things have changed for her. Featuring a tremendously loveable character and fun-filled songs, Junie B. Jones will capture your heart just as the books captivated an entire generation of students.

Junie B. Jones | March 2017 Events

Girls & Science Day

When: March 4th
Where: Denver Museum of Nature and Science
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Cost: General Admission

Be inspired by women in science! Explore a variety of Science Clubhouses, where girls (and boys!) and their families will meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, art, and math can bring. This day is all about igniting a passion for science—so try it on, test it out, and play!

Girls & Science Day | March 2017 Events

The Rocky Mountain Train Show

When: March 4th & March 5th
Where: Denver Mart
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Cost: Adults & kids 12 and over – $10

All Aboard for the Rocky Mountain Train Show! Make it a day or a weekend of Family Fun with 2-1/2 acres of model and toy trains of all scales, with 30 operating train layouts. See classic and modern trains from American Flyer, Athearn, Atlas, Bachmann, Blackstone, Broadway Limited, Kato, LGB, Lionel, Marx, MTH, and Walthers.

FREE kids activities include Kids Hands-On Layouts, Thomas the Train, Railroad Story Time, Kid-In-A-Cab, Railroad Theater, Train Town, and our Build-A-Layout project.
Train rides, Face painting, and Lil Engineer portraits are available for additional fare.

Rocky Mountain Train Show | March 2017 Events

Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions

When: March 9th
Where: Boettcher Concert Hall
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Tickets starting at $29

Brought to life by a full orchestra performing all new arrangements and carefully timed visuals from recent and classic Pokémon video games. Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions has become the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of all ages a chance to experience the evolution of the Pokémon franchise like never before.

Pokemon Symphonic Evolution | March 2017 Events

Harlem Globe Trotters

When: March 16th
Where: 1st Bank Center
Time: Doors Open at 6:00pm
Cost: $20 – $100

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2017 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages.

Harlem Globe Trotters | March 2017 Events

The Edge Grand Opening Week

When: March 17th – March 24th
Where: Denver Zoo
Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: General Admission

The Edge is a one-acre exhibit that is designed to both mimic the natural living environment of Siberian tigers and provide the zoo’s tigers with more space to explore. Throughout the exhibit, zoo designers have placed a dozen pine trees, which are found all throughout Siberia. The trees will serve as enrichment devices for the tigers living in The Edge, and they will also make the exhibit resemble the edge of a forest, which is the inspiration for the title of the expansion. Another unique feature of the exhibit will be several pools that will allow the tigers to cool off on warm summer days.

The Edge Grand Opening | March 2017 Events

Bumblebee Jamboree

When: March 18th
Where: Denver Botanic Gardens
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
Cost: $5 – $12

This unique indoor musical experience is perfect for children ages 0-12 and their parents. Children are invited to dress as a favorite pollinator such as a bee, butterfly or bird and dance and sing along with the musical guests. Each family-friendly indoor concert features original and traditional songs by a different musical performer, so join us for all three shows.



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Mara Calomino

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