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March; More Than Shamrocks and Basketballs!
When you think of March, is madness the first thing that comes to mind? Or do pots of gold and shamrocks dance in your head? Here is Boston, St. Patrick’s Day reigns supreme over all other holidays; bars open early and close late, restaurants have ‘lucky’ specials, and streets close down for parades and celebrations. Once the Shamrock Shakes are gone, all people can talk about are their brackets! Walk into any sports bar and you’ll see a sea of whatever school’s colors are playing that night. Upsets and Cinderella Stories will be the only thing on SportCenter and bandwagon fans will come out of the woodwork! We want to let you know that there is more to do in Boston that eat Lucky Charms and worry about Overtime! Here are some great events going on that we think you should check out this month!
Sunday, March 1st
Chinese New Years Lion Dance Parade
Boasting the third largest Lion Dance Parade in the US, Boston’s celebration takes place in Chinatown neighborhood of Boston and shuts down Beach Street. Drums, dancers and dragons fill the streets, driving away evil spirits and bringing good luck. Paper lanterns will line the street, a symbol of luck and happiness. Fun Fact: The three major color combinations for dragons are yellow (wisdom), red and black (courage), and green and black (fierceness).
March 1st through 6th and 8th through 13th
Boston Winter Dine-Out
Enjoy fine dining at affordable prices at the best Boston restaurants! Nearly 200 restaurants in Boston, Cambridge and nearby suburbs are participating in this year’s Dine-Out. Check to see if your favorite spot is on the list or be adventurous and try that place you’ve been hearing about! Learn more about it by visiting this website: http://www.restaurantweekboston.com/
March 11th through 15th
Boston Flower and Garden Show
More than ever after this winter, we’ve been dreaming about spring. Bright floral displays, hand-made crafts and a varierty of presentations and demonstrations will bring the first hints of Spring. This year’s theme is “Season of Enchanment“, and you’ll find lots of inspiration and tips in each of the garden displays.
March 25th through 29th
Boston Underground Film Festival
The Boston Underground Film Festival screens independent and experimental films and videos that deliberately push the envelope in style, content and form. You can expect to see a mixture of feature films, music videos, animations, documentaries and shorts. Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square will be buzzing that week! #BUFF17
Want to learn even more about events going on in the Greater Boston area during March? Check out Boston Discovery Guide at http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-event-calendar-march.html
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