San Francisco Festivals and Events in March
All dates and locations are subject to change and should be confirmed with sponsors before making travel plans.
The Craft Chocolate Experience
The Palace of Fine Arts
Join craft chocolate artisans from around the world for the most decadent festival in town. Bring your friends and family to sample, shop a chocolate marketplace, and attend demos and lectures - all centered around craft chocolate. The finest chocolate makers, chocolatiers, and local pastry chefs will be on hand.
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.
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.
San Francisco International Chocolate Salon
San Francisco County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park
Those looking for even more chocolate can indulge in gourmet treats from more than 50 chocolatiers and confectioners, as well as non-chocolate exhibitors, in the San Francisco Invitational Wine Salon.
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.
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