San Francisco Festivals and Events in March
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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.
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.
Mardi Gras San Francisco Style
Fillmore Center Plaza, 415-424-2980
"Fat Tuesdays in the Fillmore" returns with free blues concerts, face paintings, street artists, and performances.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Second and Market streets 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.
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 seven 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.
Bay Area Theatre Week
Various Locations, Bay Area
Celebrate the art of live theatre with more than 40 participating theater companies in and around the Bay Area during Bay Area Theatre Week.
Macy’s Flower Show
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.