Welcome to March where we’re just a step away from spring! But before we get to spring, a little reminder that Colorado normally collects the most snow during March, so this is your last chance for snowy adventures, activities, and wintry road trips. With so many restaurants, cultural events, and adventures to do, there’s just not enough time to do it all, but at least you’ll have a bit of a guideline with this list. Here’s your guide to the 64 fantastic things to do in March in Denver.
One of the most popular cultural series across the globe, Candlelight, is opening its doors to you this season with some spectacular shows. Rumor has it that a gorgeous concert dedicated to classical renditions of the powerful singer, Adele’s, greatest songs will hit Denver in April, but tickets are available now and selling out fast. For now, you can enjoy a variety of other contemporary musicians played by talented string quartets from Radiohead to Taylor Swift at the historical Wings over the Rockies and Kirk of Highland. Plus, fans of Studio Ghibli will be enchanted by a concert dedicated to composer Joe Hisaishi’s most magical soundtracks.
Following the tail end of the recent winter storm (with some more snow to come) means a snowy season in the mountain towns of Colorado. The recent news in Breckenridge and Steamboat sees their ski resorts extending their seasons, which means, for those who are a fan of winter wonderlands, you can road trip to one of these cities, named as Colorado’s snowiest, and visit their nearby resorts. As road trips go, they are one of our favorite things to do.
What began as a 19th century Victorian retreat space has now become the world’s biggest mineral pool. Glenwood Hot Springs is a beautiful, secluded resort that’s a short drive away from some of the best skiing in Colorado, like Snowmass and Aspen. Other hot springs around Colorado like Mount Princeton or Strawberry Park Natural Hot Springs are also situated across the state, ready to be enjoyed and to soak away all your troubles, and we wrote up a round up here.
Denver Restaurant Week is an annual week of exclusive, budget menus from some of Denver’s most talented chefs, and we couldn’t be more excited about who is participating this year. Denver Restaurant Week will be taking place from March 3rd to 12th, so you have plenty of time to try out as many menus as your budget and stomach can handle.
Weekend traffic on I-70 is the absolute worst, especially right now when the mountains are covered in so much snow, so we thought you might like to try to avoid it all together. With Colorado having so many other viable options–plus there being an alternative route to big resorts like Breckenridge and Vail-we put together this list to help you find the quickest routes to spend the least amount of time in traffic and more time shredding this March.
If you’re looking to beat the chill of the outdoor air then why not head inside a cozy, dimly lit cocktail bar? With so many amazing spots to choose from in Denver that are quirky, themed, and always delicious, we could barely narrow our choice down to just 13, but we think you’re going to really like this list. Plus, what’s a better thing to do in Denver than enjoywell-crafted drinks with friends? By the way, here’s a sneak peak at some of the choices:
- The Cruise Room
- Hell and High Water Tiki
- Chez Roc
Over on Larimer Street is Beckon, a chef-driven restaurant that’s caused quite the stir in the Denver restaurant scene. They’ve now introduced a new dinner-style concept, Major Tom, to the same area–in fact, it even shares a fence. A cellar, bar and kitchen described as “food discovery with a communal atmosphere,” they’ve got global dishes and an extensive champagne list for you to try.
Denver’s most populated neighborhood is also one of its oldest, with a unique history that can be seen along Colfax and in its historical buildings, like the impressive state Capitol. We listed 6 things to do in Capitol Hill that you have to check out at least once, from museums to coffee shops to some of the best places to eat and drink.
From art festivals to film festivals to restaurant weeks and craft beer celebrations, not to mention St. Patrick’s Day! There’s plenty of things to do this March when it comes to fairs, festivals, and culture. We rounded up all of the spring festivals coming to the state until May, but check out the first 8 selections that will be taking place in March, a lot of them even in Denver!
- Denver Art Museum: Tue, March 14th
- Denver Botanic Gardens: Wed, March 15th
- Museum of Contemporary Art: Sat, March 4th
- Museo de las Américas: Fri, March 3rd