City Hall lit up for St. Patrick's Day

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Festivals and Events in March

March is a great month to visit San Francisco. Here's why.

All dates and locations are subject to change and should be confirmed with sponsors before making travel plans.

International Ocean Film Festival

Fort Mason Center

The largest and most diverse of its kind, the International Ocean Film 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

Golden Gate Park

Those looking for even more chocolate can indulge in gourmet treats from more than 50 chocolatiers, confectioners, and non-chocolate exhibitors in the San Francisco International Chocolate Salon.

Sonoma International Film Festival

Sonoma

Named one of the "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World" by Movie Maker MagazineSonoma International Film Festival showcases over 100 hand-selected films screened in seven state-of-the-art venues within walking distance of the Sonoma Plaza.

Earth Hour

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 starting at 8:30 p.m.


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