Things To Do In Boise - March 2023

Events, Shows, Markets & Outdoors & More 

Why Move To Boise? What is there to do in Boise In the March- May? Lets just say alot, from indoors to outdoors. In addition to enjoying a low crime, no crime lifestyle, great weather and friendly people there is always something fun to do! Read on and remember this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can also walk, run or bike the greenbelt or Ridge to Rivers trails. Visit the world center For The Birds Of Prey at either the center on Cole road south of town or the Natural area along the Snake River south of Boise 40 miles. Hey how long has it been since you went roller skating at an indoor rink? Relocating to Boise is like stepping back in time to Norman Rockwells America! Catching a movie at the Imax, hit the thrift stores or shop nic nacs in all the cute shops downtown or at the Village in Meridian, are all viable options. And yes you can expect people to let you in as you drive around town! We really are friendly. Below are a few more things that only happen this spring.

Downhill Skiing

Boise has great outdoor recreation and skiing is no exception. There are 4 great ski hills within 2.5 hours, if you are coming for a visit bring your parka, pants and gloves and hit the slopes. Additionally we are located regionally so you can do weekenders too. Visit Schwitzer, Big Sky, Jackson Hole and Salt Lake which are all 4-7 hours away.

Bogua Basin Mountain Recreation Area

Bogus Basin - This non profit community mountain just 16 miles from Boise is a true locals mountain with just a handful of condos near the Pioneer lodge. Pretty much everybody on the hill is from within 50 miles. Even with the pass prices increased to $499/$679 in 2023. Parking can be an issue on weekends and holidays. With high speed quads, 2600 skiable acres of terrain and 1800 vertical feet it is challenging enough for experts and easy enough for beginners. There are 2 great lodges to either get a lunch or brown bag in. Rentals are lessons available. Bogus Basins has a great night skiing set up and is open til 10 pm 7 nights a week most of the winter.

Tamarack Resort

Tamarack- “Tami” rewards the hard cores for the extra time it takes to get there with lots of vertical and some great snow. Another big bonus is ample parking and shorter lift lines than you will find at Bogus Basin. With almost 2800 vertical feet Tamarack is a great trade off option for advanced skiers who do not want the extra drive time or expense of skiing Sun Valley, but want a little more vertical and challenge than Bogus Basin offers. There are lots of condos and cabins for rent if you are looking for a close, quick get away with ski out accommodations this is it.

Brundage Mountain Resort

Brundage Mountain Resort = If great powder and an off kilter fall line is for you try Brundage Mountain Resort. Long known for getting quality and quantities of powder. While lacking in big vertical, Brundage makes up for it with quality and quaintness. Just 10 minutes out of downtown McCall it is easy to get to and has a real laid back locals vibe, even though 2/3 of the “locals” are weekenders from Boise and Beyond. While it is not the biggest or the tallest it is worth a visit for sure.

Sun Valley

Sun Valley - At 2.5 hours plus Ketchum is a drive, but Baldy is a mountain. Perfect fall lines, perfect grooming. Great Apres ski. She does not come cheap, either in effort to get there or the pricing, but if you are a good skier you owe it to yourself to nonstop Warm Spring on an early spring morning. 3000 vertical feet of corduroy, absolute grooming perfection.


The Idaho Steelheads hockey team has been thrilling fans for over 20 years at the Century Link Arena. Located in Downtown Boise this raucous arena is a great place to take the kids or meet friends for some fast pace action. It is not to late grab a couple of tickets and chuck your puck for a chance at the huge cash prize. 


The Mens and Womens Basketball seasons are in full swing. This year promises to be full of excitement as the Bronco men are killing it. Heading into the league tournament as the second seed and ranked 28 nationally. They will be dancing soon.


The Morrison Center is Boise’s premiere venue for high quality preforming arts. Located Riverside on the campus of Boise State University. Comfy seats and great acoustics! This venue attracts acts such as traveling shows broadway style, kids shows etc., comedians, Artists that want good acoustics like James Taylor.


Hot Springs
Try Goldfork near Donnelly, for $10, take your pick of 3 different pools. If something a little closer or more rustic is your style, Campground hot spring near Garden Valley or Kirkham near Lowman are both good choices.

Ice Fishing
Lake Cascade or Magic reservoir both offer freezing fishing for the hearty. The perch at Cascade can be huge and tasty.

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing

Skate or old school in the tracks is offered at Bogus Basin (rentals). The system is huge and has both easy trails and giant climbs. Also there are state run Park and Ski areas out Highway 21 that require a $25.00 parking permit. McCall has several groomed areas, Bear Basin, Jughandle and Ponderosa State Park have great trail systems. I think Bear Basin, Jughandle or Park and Ski are best if you have dogs.

Curent Events Boise Metro 2023

March, 2023

Friday, March 10
Spring OPEN HOUSE at Eagle's Encore North
Where: 1045 S Ancona Ave #140 Eagle, ID 83616
When: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Curious about the huge range of classes and instructors at Encore’s north campus? Already signed up and looking for an orientation? This is the event for your whole family to come meet instructors, see the spaces, and learn a ton more. A map of what’s going on where will be available at the front desk when you arrive.

Saturday, March 11
Idaho Pun Slam
Where: Mad Swede Brew Hall 816 West Bannock Street Boise, ID 83702
When: 7:00 PM

The Idaho Pun Slam is a wordplay competition open to anyone 18+ to tell your best (and worst) dad jokes on stage. Come draw your topic before the show and write 2 minutes’ worth of puns on your given topic.

TICKETS: $15 online | $20 at the door
Tickets available at

Saturday, March 11
Bread and Butter Comedy Show
Where: Recycled Minds, 121 E 34th St., Garden City, ID 83714
Time: 8pm

The Bread and Butter Comedy Show features an all-star cast of improvisers and storytellers celebrating Comedy. Bring a friend, laugh together and share those you-had-to-be-there moments.

Saturday, March 11
Live Acoustic Guitar at Potter Wines
Where: Potter Wines
When: 4 - 6 pm

Wayne Worthen is back in the tasting room this month performing his all-original acoustic guitar music! Wayne has a wide array of tastes and styles. Stop in for a bottle of wine and request a song in just about any genre you love!

Monday, March 13
Food Truck Rally Goes to the Dogs
Where:Harward Recreation Center/Lloyd Square Park in downtown Nampa
When: 2:00PM-6:00PM

This isn’t your typical food truck rally . . . .  this one is going to the dogs!  Live Music and great food. All proceeds benefit the dogs!

Wednesday, March 15
Public Relations Leadership In Times Of Crisis
Where: Zions Bank Boise/Main 800 West Main Street, 6th Floor Training Room Boise, ID 83702
When: 11:45 AM.

A company’s fate can be determined by a crisis or disaster. Keeping their communities, employees, and stakeholders informed while managing social and economic disruption are challenges some leaders encounter and they’re able to meet the moment and rise to the occasion. Other leaders struggle during difficult times of crisis or disaster — they don't communicate well, don't give accurate information, and don't follow through on their commitments.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Idaho Power rose to the challenge, literally keeping the lights on for critical infrastructure and more than 600,000 customers. Debra Leithauser, Vice President of Corporate Services and Communications for Idaho Power, will share lessons on leadership and discuss how effective public relations helped her company navigate a global pandemic crisis.
Registration and lunch: Members: $20.00 per person Non-Members: $25.00 per person

Thursday, March 16-18
The Merry Wives of Windsor, The College of Idaho 2023 Opera Production
Where: The College of Idaho, Jewett Auditorium, Caldwell, Idaho
When: 7:30 PM
The College of Idaho Department of Music presents its 2023 opera,
The Merry Wives of Windsor by Otto Nicolai | Libretto by Salomon Hermann Mosenthal
Directed by Annie Powell | Conducted by Grant Farmer
Showing March 16-18 at The College of Idaho, Jewett Auditorium

Friday, March 17
Butte in Boise - A St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Where: Boise Centre
When: 5:00 pm

All are invited to Butte in Boise – where we’ll party like they do in Butte, Montana home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the country! Featuring a St. Paddy’s Day dinner buffet with Authentic Pork Chop Sandwiches, Guinness Braised Corned Beef Brisket and Cabbage, Authentic Butte Pasties, Cottage & Shepherd’s Pie, Irish Pub Salad and Desserts.
Live entertainment provided by The Pipes and Drums of the Boise Highlanders complete with the Highland Dancers will perform at 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm This event is for adults 21 and over

Friday, March 17
Mania The Abba Tribute
Where: The Egyptian Theatre
When:8 pm

Mania The ABBA Tribute has been delighting audiences of all ages since its formation in 1999, selling out UK theatres national. In 2002 it played 18 weeks in the Strand Theatre London re-creating the ABBA phenomenon for from all over the world.

Friday, March 18
Paw Patrol Live
Where: Extra Mile Arena
When: 10 am - 5 pm

PAW Patrol ®Live! “The Great Pirate Adventure” in BOISE The Pack is Back d on a Roll to EXTRAMILE ARENA MARCH 18-19, 2023 Nickelodeon and VStar Entertainment Group present PAW Patrol Live!

Saturday, March 18
Social Partner Swing Dance Workshop
Where: 6534 W Diamond St, Boise, ID
When: 11:30 AM to 4:05 PM

For both Beginner and Intermediate Dancers!
Six professional instructors!
For only $30 you can get:
1. Four Workshop Classes (see schedule below)
2. Free entry to our March 25th Saturday Night Dance
3. Half price ($5) entry to our Monthly Lessons & Dances
4. Discounts on our other 2023 Workshops
5. Swing Club Membership through February, 2024

Monday, March 20
Spring Break Camps at the Idaho State Museum
Where: Idaho State Museum, 610 Julia Davis Dr., Boise, ID, 83702
When: 8am - 5pm
For students ages 6-11
8am-5pm, March 20-24
$70/camper per day, non-members | $60/camper per day, members
Weeklong discount is $25 off
Free time for campers offered 8 to 9am and 4 to 5pm
Registration deadline 5 pm the Friday before the first camp

March 20: History Detectives
March 21: Timber!
March 22: Roots of Wisdom
March 23: Feathered, furred, and scaly
March 24: Zip Zap!

Tuesday, March 21
The Great Mountain Groove
Where: The Sapphire Room
When: 7PM

Wednesday, March 22-26
Treefort 11 - Music Festival
Where: All Over
When: All Day

It is so much more than music. It is a celebration of all things art. This year will find the main stage in Julia Davis Park. Plus there are more than 59 other venues, 400+ bands and more than 698 events being held over 5 days.

Tennessee’s Sicard Hollow, Utah’s Pixie & the Partygrass Boys, and Colorado’s Sweet Lillies are packing up the Americana caravan to bring the next generation of progressive bluegrass to 21 stages across the U.S. this winter on The Great Mountain Groove.

Thursday, March 23
The Aldape Bootstompers | Live at Barbarian Brewing Downtown
Where: Barbarian Brewing Downtown Beer
When: 7:30 p.m.

Performing live during the week of Boise's biggest music festival, The Aldape Bootstompers will be taking over Barbarian Brewing's downtown taproom starting at 7:30. Wristbands are not required. The Aldape Bootstompers are a Boise-based band of Idaho mountain music hounds that were conceived in the mountains outside of Boise.

Friday, March 24-26
Boise Flower & Garden Show
Where: Boise Centre
When: Friday/Saturday 10am-6pm Sun 11am-4pm

Join us at the 26th Annual Boise Flower & Garden Show, March 24-26, 2023 at the Boise Centre. It is all things Garden, Backyard and horticultural. Bonzai and more!

Saturday, March 25
"It's A Conspiracy!" Comedy Show
Where: Recycled Minds, 121 E 34th St., Garden City, ID 83714
When: 8pm

It's back!From JFK to Bigfoot and Aliens. The only thing real here besides real funny is tickets always go quick to this one.

Thursday, March 30
Paint and Pinot at Zoo Boise
Where: Zoo Boise
When: 6PM - 8:30 pm

Need a night out with friends or a new date night option? Explore your inner artistic abilities with some wine at Zoo Boise for Paint and Pinot.

Join artist-instructor Deanna Peacock for an evening of painting and sipping while surrounded by baboons, otters, and the Nile crocodile! All supplies will be provided. 21+ event.

Thursday, March 30
Mammoth Presentation and Reception - University of Idaho
Where: Idaho Water Center - Legacy Pointe - 322 E Front Street, Boise, Idaho
When: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

The University of Idaho College of Science is pleased to host a reception and research presentation in Boise on March 30. Renee Love from the Department of Earth and Spatial Sciences will discuss her work on a mammoth skeleton found in southeastern Idaho. All are welcome to attend.


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