Boston March Events

Boston Events for March 2019

Top Things to Do in Boston in March

The Boston Events Calendar for March 2019 is packed with exciting events:  the huge St Patrick's Day Parade, Boston Flower and Garden Show, Dine Out Boston, Caberet at the Boston Conservatory Theater, the Boston Massacre Reenactment, and much, much more!

Plus thrilling concerts by the Dropkick Murphys, Kelly Clarkson, Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande, and many more top performers.

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And don't forget the Underground Film Fest

So take a look at the event calendar for March, make your hotel reservations, and come enjoy Boston in March!

You can expect to feel the first hints of spring - and perhaps enjoy the return of warm weather.

Check out all our top recommendations for fun things to do in Boston in March - and start planning your visit now!

Boston Theater & Shows for March 2019

Theater productions and shows for March in Boston

Top March Shows in Boston

Schedules & Tickets

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Top Hotels near Boston's Theatre District

Enjoy your Boston performance or show experience to the fullest when you stay in one of the nearby Theatre District hotels, such as the luxurious Hyatt Regency:

Hyatt Regency Boston Hotel, top choice near Boston's Theatre District

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Boston Sports Events - March 2019 - Bruins & Celtics

New England Bruins March schedule at TD Garden in Boston

March marks the last full month to see the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics in action on the ice and on the court for home games at TD Garden. 

Join thousands of other ice hockey and basketball fans in the excitement of cheering Boston's winning teams!

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Boston Concerts & Shows - March 2019

Boston concert schedule - March
Dropkick Murphys in concert at TD Garden in Boston - Photo courtesy of claynferno

Top March Concerts in Boston

Top March shows include Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues, Irish Comedy Tour at City Winery, shows by Kelly Clarkson, Kiss, Fleetwood Mac, and Ariana Grande at TD Garden, Mariah Carey at the Wang Theatre and the International Folk Festival at the Berklee Performance Center.

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Bruins March 2019 Home Game Schedule at the Garden

New England Bruins March schedule at TD Garden in Boston

Get your Boston Bruins tickets for March home games, and head over to TD Garden for some fast action on the ice.

The Garden's convenient location next to North Station and close to Faneuil Marketplace makes it super-easy to get to.

Don't miss the chance to see Boston's hockey team, winner of 6 Stanley Cup championships!

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Hotels near TD Garden

Coming to an event at the Garden?  Spend the night or the weekend at a nearby hotels, such as the glamorous Onyx (shown in photo), part of the Kimpton hotel family:

Onyx Hotel, top choice near Boston's TD Garden

More top hotels near the Garden:

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More about TD Garden:  Schedule, directions, best ticket prices

Dine Out! Boston - 2019

Dine Out Boston

When:  March 3-8 and March 10-15
Where:  Top Boston restaurants - many choices in every neighborhood!
Cost: 
- Lunch: $15, $20, $25 
- Dinner: $28, $33, $38

Twice each year, you can enjoy fine dining at very affordable prices at the best Boston restaurants.  Sample the latest "hot" restaurants where normally you'd pay much more, visit old favorites, and explore a few places you've never tried before.   

Check for participating Dine Out Boston restaurants and other information.  And don't forget to check our tips for getting the most value out of Dine Out Week!

Celtics Basketball at TD Garden - March 2019

 Boston Celtics home game schedule at TD Garden for March

You can cheer the Boston Celtics home games at TD Garden throughout March - so be sure to get your Celtics tickets, wear green, and go support our home team!

Tickets are affordable, TD Garden's central city location is super-easy to reach (just take the T to North Station), and plenty of neighborhood sports bars and clubs mean you can have a lot of fun before and after the game.

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More about TD Garden:  Schedule, directions, best ticket prices

Boston Flower and Garden Show - 2019

Boston Flower and Garden Show

Dream about spring as you gaze at the lush gardens and gorgeous floral displays at the Boston Flower and Garden Show at the Seaport World Trade Center.  This year's special theme is "The Beauty of Balance," and you'll find lots of inspiration and tips about making the right garden size and plant type choices -plus numerous display gardens for inspiration.

The weather outside may not be balmy, but all the displays of horticultural tools and products, garden furniture and ornaments, and hand-made crafts will make warm temperatures seem a little bit closer.  

Where to stay nearby:

When:  March 13 - 17 (10am-8pm on March 13-14; 10am-9pm on March 15-16; 10am-6pm on March 17)
Where:   Seaport World Trade Center, South Boston Waterfront
Cost:  $20 Adults, $17 Seniors (65+), $10 Children 6 - 17; Children 5 and younger are free
Where to eat nearby:  Seaport restaurants overlooking the Harbor

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Fun Boston Tours for March


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Boston Luxury Hotel March Special Deals

Boston Luxury Hotel March Special Deals

Boston luxury hotels rates are still seasonally lower in March than they will be in a couple of months - so pamper yourself with the best while getting a bargain.  

- Ritz-Carlton Boston Common - The "Reconnect/Comfort You" special package gives you a $100 credit per stay when you stay 2 nights in a deluxe room, and $200 credit per stay when you stay 3 nights...move up to a suite, and get $200 for 2 nights and $400 for 3 nights.  Rates start at $450 per night.  Compare other discount rates

- Fifteen Beacon - Through March 19, the Winter Wishes Special lets you stay 2 nights or more and receive 15% off, with rates starting at $305/night.  Compare other discount rates and get reviews

- Eliot Hotel - Through March 5, the Winter in the City package includes a night in a suite, and complementary Bake Shop Buffet for two.  Rates start at $225/night.  Or choose the Museum of Fine Arts package, starting at $279/night, which includes luxury suite accommodations, two general admission tickets to MFA, and Bake Shop Buffet for two.  Compare other discount rates

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Boston Whale Watching Season 2019 Begins!

New show opening at ICA Boston

Boston whale watching cruises start on March 23. 

These 3-4 hours excursions take you through Boston Harbor and out to Stellwagen Bank, a protected marine area about 25 miles east of the city.  Marine biologists or naturalists serve as guides to make sure you don't miss a thing.

Be sure to bring your camera!  

Get your whale watch tickets and reservations

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Special March Tours of Boston

March marks the beginning of spring in Boston - a perfect time to get out and see the city!  These fun trolley tours, bus tours, and special destinations let you enjoy the best of Boston!

Boston Massacre Reenactment

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When:  March 3
- 10:30am and 12pm - Actors present a scene from "Blood on the Snow" depicting what really happened after the Massacre, and the reasons behind British Acting Governor Hutchinson's decision.
- 11:00am and 2:00pm - Inside the Old State House, reenactors portray John Adams and Josiah Quincy as they defend the British soldiers accused of murdering Bostonians during the Boston Massacre; audience participation; free with Museum admission, but requires special tickets due to space limitations - get them at front desk at 9am
- 1pm through 3pm - Inside the state house - immerse yourself in Boston's Colonial past by meeting reenactors portraying citizens who lived during the British occupation.
- 7pm - Massacre re-enactment in front of the Old State House, exactly where the massacre occurred on March 5, 1770; free
Where:   Old State House Museum, 206 Washington St, Boston; outdoor re-enactments take place in front of the Old State House at the corner of State and Congress Streets
Closest T station: Orange and Blue Lines/State Street
Tickets: Regular museum admission tickets ($10 for adults, youth 6-18 free; reduced rates for seniors etc) to attend inside events - space can be limited so you should get your tickets as early as possible to avoid disappointment - 9am at the admissions desk.  Outdoor events take place in front of the Old State House and do not require tickets. 

Find out more about what really happened at the Boston Massacre - and where to find the almost-hidden site

Boston Underground Film Festival

Boston Underground Film Festival

When:  March 21-25
Where:  Brattle Theatre, Harvard Square, Cambridge
Closest T station: Red Line/Harvard
More information: website

The Boston Underground Film Festival screens independent, provocative, and experimental films and videos that deliberately push the envelope in style, content, and form.  

What can you expect to see?  An exciting mixture of experimental feature films, music videos, animations, documentaries, and shorts that celebrate and embrace the controversial, the confrontational, the political, and the alternative visions of their makers and their audiences.

If you're coming specifically for the festival, here are several hotels convenient to Harvard Square to consider:

Not Sure about Boston Neighborhood Locations?

Map of Boston showing central neighborhoods

This neighborhood map should help you get oriented. You can find a list of top attractions in each neighborhood here.

Need a more details?  Here are our favorite free and low-cost Boston maps.

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A St Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

St Patricks Day Celtic Sojourn

If you're a fan of Brian O'Donovan's Celtic Sojourn program on Boston's WGBH radio or his Celtic Sojourn Christmas celebration, you'll want to be sure to get to his celebration of Irish and Celtic music, dance, and storytelling in A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn at Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. 

When:  March 17, Sanders Theatre - 2 shows
Ticket information: 1-617-496-2222
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St Patrick's Day 5K Race in Southie 

St Patrick's Day 5K race in South Boston

Just a couple of hours before the big St Patrick's Day Parade starts on Sunday, March 18th, the St Patrick's Day 5K Road Race kicks off at 11am from the Edgerley Family South Boston Boys and Girls Club at the corner of F and 6th Streets.

Head over to cheer on the 1,750 runners, who are carrying on a long tradition - this race first started back in 1940.  You can identify the first 650 entrants by their official long-sleeved race shirts designed by one of the race's most famous sponsors, the Dropkick Murphys, Celtic punk rock group with Southie origins. 

A live concert by Rad Youth Rock-Pop Band will take place before the race.

The route goes from West 6th Sth Street to Dorchester Stree, down E. Broadway to Farragut Statue, back up E. Broadway to W. Broadway, and then down E Street to West 6th.

Sponsorship money and donations raised by the marathon racers goes to support South Boston youth programs.  More details and registration at the South Boston Boys and Girls Club website (click "Get Involved").  If you don't want to run but want to help, they're also looking for volunteers!

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Half-Price & Discount Tickets for St Patrick's Day Events

Half-price and discount events, shows, cruises, and parties in Boston

Half-price, discount, and deep discount tickets to St Patrick's Day Weekend events, parties, and shows are starting to become available through Goldstar. 

- Boston St Patrick's Eve Lucky Hour Tour - Sidebar Boston - Goldstar $10, full price $25
- Pier Pressure: St Patrick's Weekend Party Cruise @ Boston Harbor - Goldstar price $10, full price $20
- Back Bay Chocolate Walking Tour @ Westin Copley Place Hotel - Goldstar $20, Full price $48
- Boston Chocolate Workshop: Make Your Own Truffles @ Elephant & Castle Pub & Restaurant - Goldstar $30-$38; full price $75

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$10 Weekend Ticket Special - Boston's Commuter Rail

Boston Harbor Sightseeing and Special Event Cruises

From now through June 30, ride Boston's Commuter Rail trains as much as you want for just $10 each weekend. Take it into Boston, or use it for a day (or overnight) trip to Salem, Rockport, Wachusett (take an uber to Wachusett Mountain for skiing or snowboarding), Concord, and other destinations. 

Find out more:  www.mbta.com/projects/10-weekends-commuter-rail

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Boston Irish Heritage Trail Walking Tours

Boston Irish Heritage Trail Walking Tours

Explore 300 years of Irish history in Boston on these fascinating walking tours along the Irish Heritage Trail in Boston Common, Beacon Hill, and Downtown.

When:  March 17 and 18 at 1pm
Where:  Tours start at the Visitor Information Center on Boston Common
Cost: $15 adults, $12 students, seniors, military; Free for children 12 and under with an adult
More informationBoston Irish Tourism Association website

Museum of Science Special Exhibit:  A Mirror Maze - Numbers in Nature

MFA Boston Exhibit

This fascinating exhibit combines fun and learning this new exhibit that reveals the mathematical patterns that surround us every day in the natural world.  You get to see how this works when you go into the 1,700 square foot mirror maze and see the seemingly infinite pattern of yourself reflected in mirrors.

Where:   Boston's Museum of Science
When:   Opens February 4
Admission:  Free with $25 general museum admission.  You can get free museum admission when you have a GoBoston Discount card or Boston CityPASS card, and on Wednesday nights after 4pm (voluntary contribution of $25 suggested)

Carousel Opening Day at the Greenway

Carousel on Rose Kennedy Greenway

Ride a seal, whale, peregrine falcon, or one of the other hand-carved creatures inspired by Boston Harbor wildlife and the original Shawmut peninsula on the unique 34-seat carousel on the Rose Kennedy Greenway across from the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. 

The carousel opens for the season on March 24. (date to be confirmed for 2019)

After your ride, stroll over to Faneuil Market for a treat.

Closest T station: Blue Line/Aquarium
Cost:  $3/ride

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Boston Common Carousel Opens

Photo of Boston Common Carousel - Open in April

When:  Friday, March 30 (tentative) - Hours are Sunday - Thursday, 10am-6pm, Friday and Saturday, 10am-8pm  (date and time to be confirmed for 2019)
Where:  Boston Common
Cost:  $3 (adults can ride next to their child free of charge)

The colorful Boston Common carousel across from Beacon Street provides plenty of entertainment for the younger set from April through October.

Check out Boston's other carousel located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.


Boston LGBT Film Festival at ICA Boston

LGBT Film Festival in Boston

Where:  Museum of Fine Arts Boston
When:  March 29 - April 8
Closest T station: Green Line E/Museum
Cost:  To be announced for 2019
More information:   Wicked Queer website

ICA Boston hosts the 34th annual LGBT Film Festival, showcasing an eclectic selection of LGBT cinema from around the world.  

First Fridays at MFA

MFA Boston Exhibit

Art, music, and a cash bar featuring signature cocktails, wine, and tapas provide the perfect setting for meeting up with friends (and making new ones), relaxing, and enjoying the MFA's elegant ambiance.  Part social event, part opportunity to enjoy the Museum and the art within it.

When:  March 2, 6-9:30pm (and also the first Friday of most months)
Where:  Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston's Fenway neighborhood
Nearest T station:  Green Line/Museum
Cost:  Tickets required; get free ticket with museum admission ($25)
Must be:   21+
Boston Insider's Tip:  Arrive early to get your ticket - they do fill up

Harpoon St Patrick's Festival

Harpoon St Patrick's Day Festival

Harpoon Brewery (306 Northern Ave, South Boston Waterfront) kicks of their 2019 St Patrick's Day Festival with a 2-day beer festival at their brewery featuring a large selection of Harpoon and UFO beers, handmade brewery pretzels and food for purchase, and live music from local bands throughout the weekend.

Dates:  Friday, March 9, 5:30 - 11pm (doors close 9:30pm) and Saturday, March 10, 1pm - 7pm (doors close 5:30pm) - rain or shine!

Cost:  $25 cover, paid at door - Includes festival entrance, souvenir pint glass, and first beer.  Designated Drivers who register at the Customer Service booth when they arrive get free non-alcoholic beverages.

Getting there:  Take the free shuttle from South Station (look for signs on Summer Street)
Important to know: Tickets are not sold in advance, and capacity is limited - so arrive early!
Age: 21+
More information: Harpoon Brewery website - click on "Festivals"

Boston Irish Film Festival

Irish Film Festival

When:  March 22-25
Where:   Somerville Theatre at Davis Square
Closest T stations: Red Line/Davis Square (Somerville Theatre)
Cost:  $10 per film or a Festival Pass for $85
Reservations/more information: Film Festival website

March is the month for all things Irish, and this 4-day Boston Irish Film Festival will make you think you're back in the Emerald Isle.  Films focus on Ireland and Irish culture, and what it means to be Irish in the 21st century.  More than 3,000 fans attend this popular film series.

Films showcase feature the best contemporary Irish cinema - about 30 premiers, features, shorts, and documentaries in all, with priority on productions unlikely to otherwise be shown in the U.S. 

Coming to Boston specifically for the Festival?  Here are three Cambridge hotels on the T's Red Line (1-2 stops from Davis Square, but also within easy walking distance) to consider:

  • Porter Square Hotel - Rates & Reviews - Get discounted hotel rates for the Festival by calling the hotel directly (617i-499-3399) and use group code IFF18
  • Charles Hotel    Rates & Reviews
  • Harvard Square Hotel   Rates & Reviews

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St Patrick's Day Parade  2019

St Patrick's Day Parade in Boston

Boston's famous St Patrick's Day Parade takes place in South Boston ("Southie"), and starts at the Broadway T station on the Red Line.  

Don't forget to wear green and bring a camera!

Find the St Patrick's Day parade route through South Boston.

When:  Sunday, March 17, 1pm
Closest T station: Red Line/Broadway

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Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues & Agganis Arena - St Patrick's Day Celebrations!

Dropkick Murphys at House of Blues Boston on St Patrick's Day

See Boston's favorite Celtic punk rock group, the Dropkick Murphys play their iconic favorites at House of Blues to celebrate St Patrick's Day in their home town.  

Their Boston shows usually sell out far in advance - maybe because their "Shipping Up To Boston" song is practically the city's official anthem.

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