1. Play: TheBigWonderful’s Friday Night Bazaar

  • Why you should go: Stop by on March 6 for the first of what is likely to become a weekly must-be-there party. There is no entrance fee, but don’t be surprised if you drop some money on food and drink. (You can show off your dance moves for free.)
  • Details: Fridays, TheBigWonderful, Denver

2. Learn: Tour NCAR’s Mesa Laboratory and Visitor Center

  • Why you should go: If Colorado’s crazy weather has you wondering about the atmosphere, take this tour for some answers.
  • Details: Your choice, NCAR, Boulder

3. Marvel: Clyfford Still Museum’s Free Day

4. Move: Denver-area Sledding Hills

  • Why you should go: Embrace the chill and warm up while sliding down (and running up) local slopes.
  • Details: Your choice, Denver

5. Ride: REI’s Get Ready to Bike Your Drive

  • Why you should go: You’ve talked about trading four wheels for two. Now, find out how to do it.
  • Details: March 12, REI, Denver

6. Admire: Month of Photography Denver

  • Why you should go: We tried, but we can’t pick just one of the exhibits and events that are part of this gigantic ode to photography. See several; many are free.
  • Details: Your choice, Denver

7. Talk and Walk: Healing Hike

  • Why you should go: Join in a much-needed conversation about social issues while enjoying the great outdoors in the second of a series of hikes organized by the local chapters of the NAACP and Sierra Club.
  • Details: March 8, Star K Ranch, Aurora

8. Stand By: St. Patrick’s Day Parade

  • Why you should go: There’s no better excuse to wear every bit of green clothing you own than this annual parade, but we know that the, er, exuberant crowds aren’t for everyone. If you prefer, stay home and start researching the teams you’ll pick for your March Madness bracket, which is released on March 15. This could be the year you win the office tourney.
  • Details: March 14, Denver

9. Cheer: Leadville’s 66th Annual Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival

  • Why you should go: There are plenty of free events during this festival, but we’re partial to watching the skiers pulled down the street by horseback riders.
  • Details: March 6 to 8, Leadville

10. Watch: Denver Public Library’s House of Cards Binge

Looking for more things to do in Denver? Check out our events calendar.

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Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner
Natasha Gardner is a Denver-based writer and the former Articles Editor for 5280.