March can be unpredictable in Boston, 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:
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. 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:
You can also give the gift of Candlelight with a Candlelight gift card that enables recipients to pick their own musical adventure.
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!
Mid to late March is primetime for sugar mapeling here in Massachusetts. Extract your own fresh sap from maple trees at these local farms!
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.
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!
While some of us are over winter, you can also argue that we didn’t really have a winter. Take advantage the greater snow out west and do some of our favorite winter activities!
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
9. Attend the Global Arts Live Flamenco Festival
All March long, Global Arts Live will tour different venues in Boston and provide live flamenco shows! Shows will run from March 2 through March 30, find the full schedule online!
10. 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
11. Attend Boston’s biggest underground film festival
Boston Underground Film Festival, aka BUFF returns on March 20! 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 20 to March 24
Brattle Theatre 40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
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 10-23 at participating restaurants
13. Catch the start of BoriCorridor in Boston
It’s the start of one full year of Puerto Rican programming in Boston! “This first tour makes one of BoriCorridor’s two objectives possible, which is to connect our artists with the nearly six million Puerto Ricans residing in the United States who long to connect with their Puerto Rican culture through the arts,” expressed the leader of Ágora. The tour kicks off on March 17 at the Emerson Theater. Find the full tour schedule online.
Did you know that Puerto Rico is just a quick 3.5-hour flight from Logan Airport? Let’s be real, we can spend about that much time in traffic.
But we’d rather spend it on our way to the turquoise waters, bioluminescent bays, and delicious food of Puerto Rico! March is a balmy 80 degrees on the island. Learn more about this amazing resort and things to do while in PR.
15. Enjoy Eurydice from Boston Lyric Opera
Eurydice offers a retelling of the Orpheus myth from a fresh viewpoint. The opera is directed by Doug Fitch and conducted by Boston-born composer Matthew Aucoin. The opera runs for five performances from March 1 through March 10 at Huntington Theatre.
16. Catch a play at the Modern Theater
“Exception to the Rule” debuts in Boston March 7-17. The play delves into the lives of six black high schoolers navigating detention at one of the city’s most challenging schools.
“This play is a comedy until it isn’t,” director Donovan Holt says. “It has the highs and lows of high school life, presented in absurd and funny moments, but it also sheds light on the deep-seated problems faced by these students. It’s not a story that leaves an audience happy, but I hope it sparks conversations outside the theater walls.”
Reserve your showtime online!
17. Debate the Oscar Wars with Michael Schulman at WBUR
The Holdovers, Poor Things, Barbenheimer? Who will take home the gold? Discuss all that and more with Robin Young and author of “Oscar Wars: A History of Hollywood in Gold, Sweat and Tears,” Michael Schulman as they chronicle Hollywood’s hidden history.