March can be unpredictable in Boston, we just had our first major snow at the tail of winter yesterday, but one thing is certain: spring is just around the corner, and we’re ready for it to get here! Blend the seasons this month by enjoying the last of wintertime activities and switch into spring mode with the plethora of things to do this March! From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations to the return of Dine Out, read on to find what’s in store this March in Boston:
1. Launch into outer space at the Space Adventure exhibit
This limited-edition one-of-a-kind exhibit is only here for a few more weeks! Located just off the Blue Line, Space Adventure is the place to get lost in over 300 NASA artifacts, space history, and an immersive takeoff! Geek out over space fashion and explore a life-sized Lunar Rover and Apollo Mission Center! Get your tickets here!
Find Space Adventure at 121 Webster Ave Chelsea, MA 02150
2. Enjoy fresh films at discounted prices for movie season
March is awards season, and that makes it movie season too! Catch all of your favorite Oscar-contenders on the big screen at a discounted price this March! Ticket prices are nearly half the price when purchased online so enjoy your favorite films without any price-guilt! From Creed 3 to Linoleum, there is something for everyone.
3. Relax and enjoy the sounds of classical music under candlelight
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a whole new light with these sensational concerts located in historical Boston venues. Throughout March, the Candlelight Concert series will feature a wide variety of themed repertoires, from Fleetwood Mac to Coldplay and Beyoncé. Hosted at the historic venues like the Temple Ohabei Shalom and First Church, they will be illuminated with flameless candles, creating an unforgettable ambiance. Highlights of the concert series this month include:
- Favorite Anime Themes at First Church
- A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac
- A Tribute to Queen and More
- A Tribute to Coldplay
- Beyoncé at First Church
You can also give the gift of Candlelight with a Candlelight gift card that enables recipients to pick their own musical adventure.
4. Go green and celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day
5. Go maple sugaring at a local farm
Mid to late March is primetime for sugar mapeling here in Massachusetts. Extract your own fresh sap from maple trees at these local farms!
Find Mass Audubon at 108 North St, Norfolk, MA 02056
6. Visit the best of Boston’s museums
So much history has happened in Boston, it’s no wonder there are dozens of top-grade history, science, and art museums in the city. They’re all worth at least one visit- and maybe even more! Our favorites include the Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library, the Museum of African American History, and the gorgeous Gardner Museum.
Looking for a budget friendly option? Check out these museums that offer free or reduced-price admission on certain days.
7. Savor the last of igloo dining
While we are all amped up for patio dining to resume soon, we can’t say we won’t shed a tear or two about the end of igloo dining season. Most of our favorite igloos close up in March, so make sure to check them out while you still have the chance!
8. Gaze at the emerald glow of this fairy-lit park
“Lights of the Necklace” is an annual celebration of greenery, spring, and the Emerald Necklace. Through the end of March, park pedestrians can enjoy the green glow of thousands of fairy lights wrapped around enormously tall trees. Catch the lights until 9 PM daily through March 31.
9. Burst out the last bits of winter fun
While some of us our over winter, you can also argue that we didn’t really have a winter. Tuesday’s snowstorm is the first monumental snow, coming in at the end of a rather dry winter. Take advantage of it and do some of our favorite winter activities!
- Go snow tubing
- Toboggan down some of Boston’s tallest hills
- Take a ski trip
- Sip some delicious hot cocoa
10. Celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day
Every day is women’s day for us, but March is an extra special time to celebrate the mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, businesswomen, leaders and female power in your life! In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8 we’ve rounded up a list of ways to celebrate and support women and women-owned businesses:
- Attend a special dinner celebrating some of Boston’s best female chefs
- Shop and support local women-owned businesses
- Weekly weekend pop-ups at West Elm in Fenway featuring a new women-owned business
11. Check out the TogetHER conference featuring inspiring female leaders
In honor of International Women’s Day, Legacy Place will host the 3rd annual TogetHER conference connecting 6 inspirational leaders, America’s Test Kitchen’s Elle Simone Scott, Paralympic athlete, Noelle Lambert, City of Boston Poet Laureate, Porsha Olayiwola, Founder and owner of injeanius, Alison Barnard O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Booty by Brabants, Kelly Brabants, and NBC10 Boston “The Hub Today” correspondent and moderator for the evening, Kwani Lunis.
Together, the women discuss how they forged a path in their respective industries. The event will include both a networking session and panel.
Wednesday March 8 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Showcase Cinema de Lux at Legacy Place; 680 Legacy Place Dedham, MA 02026
12. Get a taste of Ireland at the Cape
The historic 429-acre Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club is one of the only Cape resorts open year-round. In honor of St. Patty’s Day they’ll be hosting “A Taste of Ireland” all month long, complete with live music, Irish-themed menus, Irish step dancers, live art, and more! Guests can also enjoy the unique “Fire and Ice” package or relax in one of their ornately decorated igloos!
Find the Ocean Edge Resort & Golf Club at 2907 Main Street, Brewster, MA 02631
13. Party with PULSE studios and Nomai
If you’ve been craving a beachside getaway, this might just be the perfect excuse. In honor of International Women’s Day, Derby St. Shops will host “Fully Empowered.” The day will consist of a 50-minute high-energy fitness class at PULSE and will be followed by a networking session while guests have the opportunity to shop local woman-owned businesses.
Guests will then enjoy a three-course lunch courtesy of Nomai while engaging with three talented speakers from the South Shore: life coach, Meagan Fitzgerald; private wealth advisor, Caroline Nolan; and spiritual energy healer, Amber McMahon. You can reserve your visit online!
Wednesday March 8 from 10:30 AM to 2 PM
Nomai at Derby Street Shops, 94 Derby Street, Hingham, MA, 02043
14. Support NELB’s The Follies at the Envoy, Seaport
New England Law Boston’s annual The Follies auction will take place at the Envoy Hotel in Seaport. All guests are welcome to attend, and items will be auctioned to fund unpaid internships for NELB law students focused on women’s rights. Auction item inquiries can be forwarded to alejandra.Roman@nesl.edu through March 10 at 5 PM.
Thursday March 23 from 6 PM to 9 PM
70 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210
15. Check out the Ciclismo Classico Bike Travel Film Festival
Enjoy a little movie magic in the heart of Somerville! The 14th annual film festival returns with short films sharing the beauty of travel and biking. Learn from adventurers young and wise and travel the world through the screen. Tickets are $24 online or $29 at the door.
Maybe you’ll be inspired to find your summer travel destination! Reserve your spot online! A portion of profits will be distributed to the Adventure Cycling Association.
Monday March 20 from 6 PM to 9 PM
Showing at the Somerville Theatre 55 Davis Square Somerville, MA 02144
16. Attend Boston’s biggest underground film festival
Boston Underground Film Festival, aka BUFF returns on March 22! These filmmakers are the trendsetters and spotters of the industry! The four-day festival will endless screenings in addition to priority entry to BUFF after-parties!
Catch the films from March 22 to March 26
Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
17. Celebrate the return of Dine-Out Boston
Perhaps one of the most exciting things about Boston is the incredible food scene we have. Dine Out is Boston’s official restaurant week in which Bostonians can sample prix fixe 2, 3, or 4-course dinners at a reduced price. Over 200 restaurants are participating this season!
Dine Out deals run March 12-15 at participating restaurants