San Francisco Festivals and Events in March
Black Cuisine Festival
1706 Yosemite at Third Street
Kiddieland, dancing, a soul food contest, marketplace and live music are among the draws at this annual tribute to black cuisine.
International Ocean Film Festival
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 415-561-6251
One of the largest and most diverse of its kind, the festival features documentaries, animations, narratives and other traditional screen fare on topics ranging from ocean adventures to island culture and more.
New People Cinema and various theaters, 415-863-0814, ext. 110
CAAMFest is the nation’s largest showcase for new Asian American and Asian films; annually presenting approximately 130 works in San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. Since 1982, the festival has been an important launching point for Asian American independent filmmakers as well as a vital source for new Asian cinema.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Second and Market to Civic Center
One of San Francisco's largest annual parades and one of the longest-running parades in the U.S. is celebrated with live music, dance, beverages and traditional Irish cuisine.
Bay Area Brew Festival
The event features dozens of international and domestic beers, and San Francisco’s best food trucks.
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center
Those with a yen for chocolate can indulge in artisan, gourmet and premium chocolate from more than 50 chocolatiers and confectioners. Non-chocolate exhibitors and artisans will be on hand as well including wineries participating in the San Francisco Invitational Wine Salon.
MARCH 24-APRIL 9
Macy’s Flower Show
Macy’s, Union Square, 415-393-3333
This annual floral tribute is a spring tradition; the two-week celebration includes guest speakers and special in-store events.
Major cities around the world, including San Francisco, show that the simple act of turning off lights for one hour can have a lasting impact on climate change starts at 8:30 p.m.
United Airlines Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon San Francisco
“The views are worth the climb” on a course which starts along the Great Highway at the northwest corner of Golden Gate Park and traverses some of San Francisco’s most beautiful neighborhoods and the Golden Gate Bridge.
MARCH 29-APRIL 2
Sonoma International Film Festival
Taking place in the heart of Northern California’s wine country, the Sonoma International Film Festival features more than 90 hand-selected films including independent features, documentaries, world cinema and short files. All films are shown at intimate venues within walking distances of Sonoma’s historic plaza. The unique event also offers cuisine from local chefs and wine from Sonoma vintners.
Dance Anywhere ® is a simultaneous worldwide public art performance in which people from around the world, of all ages and artistic capacities, will stop at noon (PST) and dance.