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.
Academy of Friends Academy Awards Night Gala
San Francisco Design Center Galleria, 415-995-9890
A gala celebration benefiting Bay Area AIDS/HIV organizations.
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.
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park
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.
Bouquets to Art
de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, 415-750-3504
Annual event celebrates the beauty of flowers combined with fine art. Extravagant floral arrangements from some of California's top designers and lectures by several world-renowned floral designers. Buy tickets now.
SFUSD Arts Festival
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Civic Center and Mission H.S., 415-581-3500
The Asian Art Museum teams up with the San Francisco Unified School District to present a celebration of student creativity and arts education showcasing visual and performing arts by 11,500 students from 250 schools. A district-wide mariachi concert is scheduled at Mission H.S. on the final day of the festival.
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.
MARCH 21- 25
Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)
Named one of the 25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World by Movie Maker Magazine, SIFF showcases over 100 hand-selected films screened in six state-of-the-art venues within walking distance of the Sonoma Plaza.
Bay Area Brew Festival
The event features dozens of international and domestic beers, and San Francisco’s best food trucks.
MARCH 25-APRIL 8
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.
MARCH 29-APRIL 1
Disposable Film Festival
Castro Theater, 429 Castro St.
Dubbed one of the "world's coolest film festivals" by Moviemaker Magazine, the DFF has been a pioneer in bringing the best online video across the globe from the personal screen to the silver screen.