San Francisco events March 2019. Things to do in San Francisco.

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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.
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Ocean film festival

March 7 - 10, 2019
2.3 miles north
International Ocean Film Festival screens 50 films that capture the beauty, power, and mystery of the ocean, mostly at Cowell Theater in Fort Mason Center.

Auto show in San Jose

March 7 - 10, 2019
48 miles south
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.

Persian festival

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.

St. Patrick’s - Taverna Aventine

March 15, 2019
1.7 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party has DJ music, games, food trucks, and drink specials both indoors and outdoors at Taverna Aventine. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day - Royal Exchange

March 15, 2019
(3 to 8 p.m.)
2 miles NE
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.

St. Patrick’s Day parade & festival

March 16, 2019
1.2 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins 11:30 a.m. at 2nd Street and Market Street and ends at the Civic Center, where you’ll find St. Patrick’s Day Festival with entertainment, arts and crafts, Irish exhibitors, food, and kids’ rides until 5 p.m. Free.

Super hero run

March 16, 2019
3.4 miles NW
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.

St. Patrick’s Day crawl

March 16, 2019
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.

East Bay St. Patrick’s Day

March 16 - 17, 2019
36.3 miles
City of Dublin St. Patrick’s Day Celebration includes a free two-day festival at Dublin Civic Center with food, music, dance, and vendors, plus a Saturday parade at 9:30 a.m., and a Sunday Shamrock 5K run/walk.

San Jose home show

March 16 - 17, 2019
48.3 miles south
See home improvement products, services, and demonstrations at the San Jose Spring Home Show at the San Jose convention center. Repeats in October.

Garden show

March 20 - 24, 2019
6.5 miles south
San Francisco Flower & Garden Show fills the Cow Palace with five acres of showcase gardens, plant and garden-related products for sale, landscaping seminars, and organic gardening demos.

Whisky expo

March 21 & 23, 2019
San Francisco & San Jose
Sample whiskies from different countries with food pairings and seminars at Whiskies of the World.

Berkeley animation festival

March 21 - 24, 2019
13.6 miles NE
The GLAS Animation Festival screens new animation by “fresh voices” competing in various categories, with filmmaker conversations and Q&A sessions.

Cheese festival

March 22 - 24, 2019
54 miles north
Attend seminars, tastings, and tours led by cheese experts, cheese makers, chefs, and fromagiers during California’s Artisan Cheese Festival, mostly at Sonoma County Fairgrounds in Santa Rosa.

Corn Dog Day

March 23, 2019
0.8 miles SE
Enjoy corn dog specials plus the usual street-truck fare at Corn Dog Day, which has live music and a 3 p.m. eating contest at SoMa StrEat Food Park. Entry $5.

Travel show

March 23 - 24, 2019
42.4 miles south
Hear travel experts (including Rick Steves & Samantha Brown) at the Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, and shop from travel industry vendors in Santa Clara Convention Center.

People in the street

March 2019
(undated)
San Francisco neighborhoods
Walk, bike, or roller skate on a city street when most cars are banned for Sunday Streets, which are held about once a month from March to October.

Macy’s flower show

March 2019
(undated)
1 mile NE
See spectacular arrangements of flowers from around the world and attend scheduled events at Macy’s Flower Show at Macy’s in Union Square. Free.

Free tulips

March 2019
(undated)
1.1 miles NE
Walk through Union Square on American Tulip Day when it’s filled with 100,000 Dutch tulips, and choose a bunch to take home. Free.

Brunch & bar tasting

March 2019
(undated)
Downtown (1.2 miles SE)
A ticket to BrunchCon includes tastes from 30 vendors, a bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary bar, lawn games, and DJ dancing at The Armory for age 21+.

Short dance films

March 2019
(undated)
1.2 miles south
Tiny Dance Film Festival screens dozens of films, none longer than 10 minutes, that “dance with the camera” at Roxie Theater.

Pig feast

March 2019
(undated)
2 miles east
Cochon 555 is a stand-up tasting featuring dozens of chef-made dishes plus wine, cocktails, and beer at AT&T Park for age 21+, with baseball memorabilia on display.

Beer festival

March 2019
(undated)
2.1 miles NE
Join the young crowd age 21+ at Bay Area Brew Fest for unlimited samples of 200 varieties of beer, a DJ, and food trucks at Pier 35.

Virtual reality fair

March 2019
(undated)
4.4 miles SE
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.

Soul-food festival

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Oakland Bacon & Beer Festival

March 2019
(undated)
13.1 miles east
Sample bacon-inspired dishes from restaurants with locally made beer during Oakland Bacon and Beer Festival at Jack London Market Building.

Berkeley wine walk

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Steampunk convention

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Car show

March 2019
(undated)
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.

Scrapbook Expo

March 2019
(undated)
36.2 miles SE
Scrapbookers will find classes, vendors, and crop parties at the Stamp & Scrapbook Expo at Alameda County Fairgrounds.

Adventure race

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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

March 2019
(undated)
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.

St. Patrick’s Day crawl

March 2019
(undated)
0.8 miles north
St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl promises drink specials at bars beginning at Mayes Oyster House for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day - Irish Bank Bar

March 2019
(undated)
1.3 miles NE
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party has live music and beer at the Irish Bank Bar. Doors 9 a.m.

Flying Leprechaun

March 2019
(undated)
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.