Salt Lake City's ready for spring by the time March rolls around, and there are lots of sports, arts, and entertainment events blossoming around town as the weather begins to warm and the snow begins to thaw.
If you're planning to visit Salt Lake City in March, visiting one of the area's seasonal attractions or attending a special event can make your Utah vacation even more memorable. From catching a concert a the Depot music venue to watching the Utah Jazz play a game of basketball, the city has unlimited options of things to do in March.
Hours of operation and pricing are subject to change, especially in the event of inclement weather. Be sure to check the venue's website for up-to-date information concerning hours of operations, admission fees, and current exhibitions.
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The Depot, a live music venue in the historic Union Pacific building at The Gateway, has a great lineup of shows during March. If you're hoping for a chance to see some of the biggest names in popular music, be sure to check the lineup at The Depot for March 2018:
- March 3: PVRIS
- March 8: Yonder Mountain String Band with Old Salt Union
- March 9: They Might Be Giants
- March 10: No Quarter
- March 13: Phillip Phillips
- March 16: COIN
- March 17: Rock 106.7 Blarney Bash (St. Patrick's Day)
- March 23: Andy Grammer
- March 31: Matt and Kim
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Here's the March lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues:
- March 1: The Infamous Strindusters
- March 2: Blitzen Trapper
- March 3: Poor Man's Whiskey
- March 4: Rachael Yamagata
- March 5: Good Old War and Justin Nozuka
- March 6: Shovels & Ropes
- March 7: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
- March 8: An Intimate, Acoustic Performance with Lucius
- March 11: Spafford
- March 12: The Lone Bellow
- March 14: Anderson East
- March 20: G. Love and Special Sauce - Night One
- March 21: G. Love and Special Sauce - Night Two
- March 23: Hell's Belles
- March 31: Strange Familia
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Canyons Village is one of the largest four-season resort destinations in the country, and in the spring it welcomes guests to enjoy free outdoor concerts all month long. No outside alcohol or food is allowed, but you can purchase drinks and snacks at the resort itself. In 2018 performances include:
- March 3: Patwa Reggae Band
- March 10: The Soulistics
- March 17: Tony Holiday and the Velvetones
- March 26: Carlos Emjay
- March 27: The Proper Way
- March 28: Triggers & Slips
- March 29: Cory Mon
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From March 8 to 11, Disney On Ice will present its 2018 show "Follow Your Heart" at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City (where the Utah Jazz play). If you're traveling with a younger child, they're sure to enjoy the magic of their favorite characters brought to life in this annual production. Tickets range from $10 to $65 per person, and although tickets may be sold at the door, you should book yours in advance to ensure you have a seat.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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One of the favorite local sports in SLC is hockey, and going to see the home team the Utah Grizzlies play a game is a great way to spend the evening. In 2018, the Utah Grizzlies hockey team only plays against two teams at home, the Allen Americans on March 9 and 10 and the Colorado Eagles on March 21, 23, and 24, and all games take place at 7 p.m. at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah.
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With March Madness happening all month long, catching a game of the home-town NBA team the Utah Jazz is another fun way to spend an evening. In 2018, the Utah Jazz will play Orlando Magic on March 5, Detroit Pistons on March 13, Phoenix Suns on March 15, Sacremento Kings on March 17, Atlanta Hawks on March 20, Boston Celtics on March 28, and the Memphis Grizzlies on March 30 at the Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.
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The University of Utah's women's gymnastics team the Red Rocks already started off the 2018 season well, with a five-game winning streak as of mid-February, with many more competitions coming up before the finals. However, in March the Red Rocks team only competes one time at home, on March 16, 2018, at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City against the Georgia Dogs.
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In 2018, the University of Utah's Runnin' Utes men's basketball team closes out its regular season on March 3 at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City versus the Colorado Buffalos. They'll then head to the Pac-12 tournament, which takes place from March 7 through March 10 in Las Vegas and airs on ESPN.
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Kingsbury Hall has been the only performing arts center on campus at the University of Utah since 1932, and each year the stage welcomes a variety of performances. In March 2018, shows include:
- March 1: Odyssey Dance Theatre's "Shut Up and Dance: Michael Jackson"
- March 2: Odyssey Dance Theatre's "Shut Up and Dance: Chicago Nights"
- March 3: Odyssey Dance Theatre's "Shut Up and Dance: Purple Rain"
- March 5: Radical Reels (film)
- March 7: Globalfest: The New Golden Age of Latin Music
- March 16: School of Dance Gala
- March 23: Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
- March 29: "Manual Cinema" immersive movie experience
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Although you don't want to confuse the Desert Star Playhouse's production of "Pirates of the Scaribbean" with the blockbuster hit "The Pirates of the Carribean," this classic show will keep you laughing with performances from January 8 to March 21, 2018. Starting March 22, check out Spamilton for a spoof of the Broadway smash success "Hamilton." Pizza, appetizers, sandwiches, soft drinks, and desserts are also available during the show.Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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In 2017, the Hale Centre Theatre moved to a new location in Sandy, Utah, and opened the 2018 season with "Cash on Delivery" on January 19. You can still catch performances of "Cash on Delivery" until March 17, or you can also see Disney's "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" from February 5 to March 31, 2018.
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The Pioneer Theatre originally opened on October 10, 1962, as the official "State Theatre of Utah," and continues to present a fantastic showcase of performances every month of the year. On March 16 and 17, the Pioneer Theatre Company will present "In the Heights: The Concert Version" at the Simmons Pioneer Theatre, and from March 30 to April 14, the theatre will host performances of "Twelfth Night."
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Movie lovers can find a huge variety of free film screenings in Salt Lake City, including major Hollywood productions, experimental films, classics, kids' movies, documentaries, and more. In 2018:
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- March 2 to 4: 7th Annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival for Children and Youth
- March 5: Radical Reels
- March 7: 24 Frames Movie Night presents "Eraserhead"
- March 27: National Theatre Live presents "Hamlet"
- March 29: Manual Cinema presents "ADA/AVA" at Kingsbury Hall
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The Abravanel Hall welcomes the Utah Symphony to the stage three times in March 2018: "Bernstein at 100: Chichester Psalms & Divertimento" on March 2 and 3, Dr Suess' "Green Eggs and Ham" with Kimberly Schroeder and Sara Valentine on March 17, and Audra McDonald with the Utah Symphony on March 23 and 24.
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The Utah Opera graces the stage at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City with double-billed performances of Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi" and Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" on March 10, 12, 14, 16, and 18, 2018. Both of these shows feature clowns in dramatic and funny situations, with "Pagliacci" telling the emotionally intense story of passion, infidelity, and murder while "Gianni Schicchi" offers a lighter show about the aftermath of a wealthy man's death when he leaves behind a secret will to a crew of mischievous heirs.
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Downtown Salt Lake Winter Market
For those of us who like to eat local, it's a little sad when Salt Lake area farmers markets and produce stands shut down at the end of October. For the past several of years, though, the SLC Downtown Alliance has been filling the gap with the Downtown SLC Winter Market, which has found a permanent home in the Rio Grande Depot. The market is held every other Saturday during the winter months, November through April.
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Wiseguys comedy clubs at Trolley Square, West Valley City, and Ogden bring live comedy to Utah audiences Tuesday through Saturday. This month's special events include John Moyer, Steven Soelberg, Jay Whittaker, Jim Norton, wellRED Comedy, Rob Schneider, Jacob Leigh, Russ Nagel, Maria Bamford, Jess Hilarious, Iliza, Wanda Sykes, Shayne Smith, Tom Green, Carlos Mencia, Lachlan Patterson, Shawn Paulsen, Josh Wolf, Joshua T. Fonokalafi, and Erica Rhodes.