March Proclaimed Arts and Culture Month in Idaho

Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter has officially proclaimed March as Arts and Culture Month throughout the state of Idaho.  The proclamation serves as a call to Idahoans and visitors to explore and participate in the many multi-faceted arts and culture events throughout the Gem State.

“Artistic and cultural events play a unique and valuable role in our communities, and our state as a whole,” said Governor Otter. “They enhance every aspect of life in Idaho—improving our economy, enriching our lives, promoting tourism and connecting people to Idaho’s creative community.”

While many events will be happening around the state throughout the month, there are a few standouts to highlight:

Brundage Mountain's Smoky’s Bar & Grill hosts Musical March.

Smoky’s Bar and Grill hosts Musical March. Credit Brundage Mountain

  • Musical March: Every Saturday in March at Brundage Mountain.  From 2-5pm at the Lodge each Saturday, a live music act will be on hand to entertain skiers, snowboarders and lodge-bunnies.
  • Family of Woman Film Festival: March 7-10 at the Sun Valley Opera House. International feature length documentaries and dramas exploring the status of women. Five films from five countries will be shown representing the festival theme, Women and Education.

    Sun Valley Film Festival presenters Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten.

    Sun Valley Film Festival Coffee Talk presenters Melisa Wallack and Craig Borten. Credit Focus Features

  • Sun Valley Film Festival: March 13-16 in Sun Valley and surrounding communities.  This popular event offers the opportunity to enjoy fantastic skiing and outstanding indie cinema.
  • Trey McIntyre Project Spring Performance: Their final performance in Boise, TMP will perform “Mercury Half-Life,” set to the music of Queen, as well as premiere the ballet “The Vinegar Works: Four Dances of Moral Instruction,” inspired by Edward Gorey on March 15.
  • Treefort Music Fest: March 20-23 in Downtown Boise. In its third year, Treefort will feature almost 300 bands performing across multiple stages – among those, nearly one-third are from Idaho.

    Treefort Music Fest. Credit Jeremy Conant

    Treefort Music Fest. Credit Jeremy Conant

  • Spring Aged Event: Also taking place March 19-23, the Idaho Cutting Horse Association invites equestrian lovers to get in some Western culture with their “Spring Aged” event taking place at the Idaho Horse Park in Nampa.
  • Music Walk: March 28 in Downtown Coeur d’Alene. The streets of Coeur d’Alene will ring with live musical performances from local favorites. The events take place at restaurants and galleries throughout the downtown core.

For additional events and information and to see the full proclamation, please visit  You will also find lodging, attractions, and outdoor recreation information at

  • Kat Wolfdancer

    I believe with the way Idaho treats their wildlife, that Idaho is not for me. I won’t even be buying Idaho potatoes. Tourism? Art and Culture in a State which is trying once again to exterminate a species?? I think NOT. Not MY vacation dollars.

  • Marybeth Toes

    Revisit your wildlife policies Idaho…particularly regarding your present anti-wolf practices…and I would love to visit your state and spend my tourist dollars there. Until then, I won’t cross your border.

  • VIadmin

    Marybeth and Kat, We appreciate your feedback and passion for wildlife. We are happy to share your comments with those policymakers who are involved in wildlife management decisions.