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January 2, 2019

San Francisco Festivals and Events in March


Black Cuisine Festival

1706 Yosemite at Third Street
www.bhpmss.org
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
www.academyoffriends.org
A gala celebration benefiting Bay Area AIDS/HIV organizations.


International Ocean Film Festival

Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Center, 415-561-6251
www.oceanfilmfest.org
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 
www.sfchocolatesalon.com 
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
http://deyoung.famsf.org/bouquets
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.

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SFUSD Arts Festival

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco Civic Center and Mission H.S., 415-581-3500
http://www.sfusdartsfestival.org
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 streets to Civic Center
https://www.sresproductions.com/events/st-patricks-day-festival/
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.


Sonoma International Film Festival (SIFF)

Sonoma, 707-933-2600
www.sonomafilmfest.org
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

Pier 35
www.bayareabrewfestival.com
The event features dozens of international and domestic beers, and San Francisco’s best food trucks.


Macy’s Flower Show

Macy’s, Union Square, 415-393-3333
www.macys.com 
This annual floral tribute is a spring tradition; the two-week celebration includes guest speakers and special in-store events.


Earth Hour

www.earthhour.org 
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.


Disposable Film Festival

Castro Theater, 429 Castro St.
www.disposablefilm.com
DFF has been a pioneer in bringing the best online video across the globe from the personal screen to the silver screen. 

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