San Francisco events March 2019. Things to do in San Francisco.
San Francisco events March 2019
Open house at the Old Mint
March 2 - 3, 2019
0.7 miles NE
The Old Mint opens its doors one weekend a year for San Francisco History Days to present historical talks, films, photos, and exhibits. See schedule. Free.
Free day at the greenhouse
March 5, 2019
2.6 miles west
See 1,700 species of plants from 50 countries at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park on the first Tuesday of each month. Free.
South Bay film festival
March 5 - 17, 2019
San Jose & Redwood City
Join 100,000 people attending the highly acclaimed Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival to see cutting-edge films from 50 countries and to attend film and technology forums at theaters in San Jose and Redwood City.
Manufacturers display electric cars, concept vehicles, luxury models, and event celebrity’s cars at the Silicon Valley Auto Show in the San Jose convention center, with test drives available.
Santa Clara beer & wine
March 9, 2019
52 miles south
A ticket to Hop ‘N Vine Festival & Market gets you 12 tastes from among 10 breweries and 20 wineries located in Santa Clara County, with light appetizers at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose.
March 12, 2019
13.4 miles NE
Watch Iranian adults and children jump over bonfires to welcome spring at the Persian New Year Festival, with DJ music, dancing, food, and craft vendors on Durant Avenue in Berkeley. No alcohol. Free.
Gourmet food & wine festival
March 14 - 17, 2019
122 miles south
GourmetFest is a four-day foodie extravaganza featuring tastings and meals by Relais & Châteaux chefs, wine estate tours, and even wild mushroom hunting near Carmel-by-the-Sea.
The Super Run 5K provides a cape and welcomes costumes at Little Marina Green.
Beer festival in Fairfax
March 16, 2019
20.8 miles north
A ticket to Fairfax Brewfest gets you unlimited tastes of California and Northwest beer, with live music and pub food for sale at the Fairfax Pavilion. You’re invited to wear green and gold for St. Patrick’s Day.
Worlds Fair Nano promises “mind-blowing technology, futurist talks, interactive art, live music, food trucks, and more” at Pier 48. Kids 10 and younger are free.
4.8 miles south
Black Cuisine Festival has live music, vendor booths, a kids’ zone, and soulful delights (fried chicken, catfish, chitterlings, ribs, black-eyed peas, macaroni & cheese, and sweet potato pie) at 1753 Carroll Avenue. Free.
The GLAS Animation Festival screens new animation by “fresh voices” competing in various categories, with filmmaker conversations and Q&A sessions.
Berkeley wine walk
14 miles NE
Sample local wines with small bites at 18 participating businesses on the Gourmet Ghetto Wine Walk, which includes a wine glass and supports charity.
15.4 miles south
Combining 19th-century history with science fiction and imaginary worlds, Clockwork Alchemy promises “makers, dancing, writing, crafting, fashion, and fun related to steampunk” at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. Children 12 and younger are free.
36.2 miles SE
See 3,000 American hot rods, customs, muscle cars, classics, and trucks at the Goodguys All American Get-Together, which includes 200 vendors and a swap meet at Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton.
36.2 miles SE
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Alameda County Fairgrounds.
40.4 miles south
Questival is a 24-hour race that begins with a check-in party at Planet Granite in Sunnyvale. Your team of 2 to 6 people completes the challenges assigned by a smartphone app to win prizes. Video.
Wine tasting in Sonoma
55 miles north
Meet winemakers, taste wines straight from the barrels, and sample new releases at Savor Sonoma Valley for age 21+. Dine at local restaurants or visit the food trucks.
Culinary festival in Napa County
66 miles north
Taste of Yountville is a “wine and music festival featuring world-class chefs, wineries, and international recording artists” with Grand Tasting events both days.
You must sign into Facebook to see the page for St. Patrick’s Day Block Party, hosted by Royal Exchange & Schroeders, which fills Front Street with live music, green beer, Guinness, and traditional Irish fare. Free.
24 miles south
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with kids’ activities and a Flying Leprechaun who leaps from a helicopter at 11 a.m. and parachutes down to give each child wearing green a toy at Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos.
St. Patrick’s Day crawl
39.5 miles SE
Sample craft beers from Bay Area breweries with tasty bites at 25 locations in downtown Pleasanton during St. Patrick’s Day Brew Crawl. Wear green.