There are so many facts about March that you probably do not know. So, before we tell you what is going on in March, let’s talk about why March is the best month of the year. 1st and foremost because that is when MARCH MADNESS begins of course. According to oldest Roman calendars, one-year had only 10 months long, beginning with March. Does this mean we can celebrate the New Year again? As you know there is always something going on, so we wanted to share some of the events going on in the Bay Area running March 1st thru March 31st.
The annual Noise Pop Festival takes place every February across San Francisco. The indie loving showcase fest also dabbles in art and film along with some of the very best in upcoming musical artists. If you’re planning a winter-time trip, this is a unique way to experience the bars, clubs, and hipster joints of the city. Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival takes the best venues in the Bay and collectively turns them into your personal festival ground. Throughout the week there are different films, art shows, happy hours, and concerts all over SF and the East Bay. There are two ways to attend the fest: buy a badge and get into everything or pick and choose by purchasing tickets to individual shows and films.
Date: February 24th – March 1st
Cost: $199 – $399
Where: 2174 Market St, San Francisco
Are you looking to do something with kiddos, well I have it for you? Try the California Academy of Sciences. There is so much to do for all ages; exhibits, shows, tours, special events, and lectures. From frolicking penguins and out-of-this-world planetarium shows to scientist chats, nature crafts, and sleepovers, there’s plenty to explore. Choose date on the calendar and find out what is going on that day.
Date: March 1st – March 31st
Cost: Different for each thing and age
Where: Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive
Voted Best Film Festival by USA Today Readers, the 2020 edition of Cinequest will do as much with Film & Technology as ever while expanding to include additional creative experiences such as virtual and augmented realities, fashion, writing, television, dance, art & design, a creativity summit, and more!
Date: March 3rd – March 15th
Cost: $25 – $55 per ticket
Where: 410 S 1st St, San Jose
The Conservatory is literally filled to the brim with flowers, foliage, and plants from around the world, with a concentration on tropical plants. It’s a place where you will always be greeted with a warm smile, an unforgettable experience, and an opportunity to view a plant or flower that you may not see anywhere else. Come visit the Conservatory on the first Tuesday of every month for free.
Date: March 3rd
Where: 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
Get your Oakland groove on at Friday Nights at OMCA with after-hours Museum access, Off the Grid food trucks, beer, wine, music, and more! Ready for bigger and better Friday nights fun? OMCA is making some improvements to its campus to create an even more vibrant Friday Nights at OMCA experience. Learn all about OMCA’s renovations and stay tuned for updates to your Friday Nights at OMCA experience. Some areas may be temporarily impacted during construction.
Date: March 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th
Where: 1 Block from Lake Merritt Vary Station
The 17th Annual IOFF will take place March 12 – 15, 2020 at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture in San Francisco and other Bay Area theaters. The festival is expected to draw more than 5,000 people, and provide free film programs to more than 1,500 Bay Area middle school and high school students as part of the 14th Annual Free Student Education Program, and feature than 100 submissions from the 9th Annual Student Film Competition.
Date: March 12th – March 15th
Cost: $20 – $250 each
Where: Cowell Theater, Herbst Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Get your green ready! Join us on Saturday, March 14th from 5-8 PM for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl. Sip craft brews and sample snacks at 25+ locations right here in downtown Pleasanton. To add to the festivities, guests are encouraged to wear green. The greener the better!
Date: March 14th
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Cost: $50.00 each
Where: Museum on Main, 603 Main St, Pleasanton
San Francisco’s most anticipated St Paddy’s Day party is back for its 11th year! Free with RSVP
The entire Jackson Square alley will be blocked off to go, Irish, with direct entrance to Taverna Aventine.
Two-stories of Irish-themed bars are sure to inspire a bit of luck with your favorite St. Paddy’s Day drinks.
If you’re feeling a wee bit dansy, Bay Area favorite DJ Zhaldee (@djzhaldee) will be spinning to inspire your jig.
RSVP required for entry!
Date: March 15th
Time: 4:00pm – 1:00am
Cost: Free with RSVP
Where: Taverna Aventine, 582 Washington St, San Francisco
Jump over a bonfire for “Chaharshanbeh Souri: Festival of Fire” to shake off the darkness of winter and welcome the brightness of spring, a Persian ritual passed down since ancient Zoroastrian times. The Persian New Year Festival is called Chahar-Shanbeh Souri, which literally means ‘Eve of Wednesday’ because the festival is always held on the last Tuesday of winter, just before the Vernal Equinox or first moment of spring.
Date: March 17th
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: Persian Center, 2029 Durant Ave, Berkeley
Families with children and audiences of all ages are invited to be part of a new tradition for spring when Mark Foehringer‘s Alice In Wonderland, a 50-minute production of Lewis Carroll’s classic children’s story performs at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. This special production is a danced storytelling that is affordable, magical, zany, and fun. It is sure to engage children with the performing arts.
Date: March 21st – March 22nd
Time: 11:00am and 2:00pm
Cost: $22.50 – $42.50
Where: The Cowell Theater at Pier 2, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco
Benefitting Casa Circulo Cultural Whiskies of the World® brings together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts and the whisky curious. Discover the Art of Whisky in the company of connoisseurs and whisky celebrities. Hundreds of whiskies to sample: Scotch, Bourbon, American Craft, Malts, Grains, World, Blends, Irish, American, Texan, Canadian, Indian, Australian, Japanese and more
Date: March 28th
Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $140 – $205 each
Where: San Francisco Belle Yacht
38th All American Get-Together Back to our roots with number 38at the Alameda
Fairgrounds in our hometown of Pleasanton, CA. Check out all the info below and get set to enjoy 2020. Goodguys Get Together kick-off
Date: March 28th – March 29th
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Cost: $10 – $20 each
Where: Alameda County Fairgrounds, 4501 Pleasanton Ave, Pleasanton
The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical.
Date: March 31st – April 26th
Time: Different times on each day
Cost: $45 – $256 each
Where: Golden Gate Theatre, 1 Taylor St, San Francisco