Spring is here and that means all kinds of wonderful festivals. If you’re lookoing for events in San Francisco this March, you’ll want to check out all the festivals and activities taking place in and around San Francisco. From egg hunts to St. Patrick’s Day Parades, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in San Francisco.

Events in San Francisco this March

Free Day at the Greenhouse

When: March 6th, 2018

Where: Conservatory of Flowers

Golden Gate Park

100 John F Kennedy Drive

San Francisco, CA

The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month. Groups are not permitted on free days.

International Ocean Film Festival

When: March 8th – 11th, 2018

Where: Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Boulevard

San Francisco, CA

The 15th Annual International Ocean Film Festival (IOFF) is the biggest festival of its kind in North America, featuring dozens of ocean-themed films by independent filmmakers from around our Blue Planet.

March 8 – 11, 2018 at Cowell Theater, Fort Mason, on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront.

Super Run

When: March 10th, 2018

Where: Little Marina Green

800 Marina Blvd,

San Francisco, CA

The Super Run is a national series of 5k running events that partners with non-profit organizations to put on superhero themed events to help raise funds and awareness for their cause. The Super Run is here to save your day!

10th Annual St. Patty’s Day Block Party

When: March 16th, 2018

Where: 582 Washington Street

San Francisco, CA

10th Annual St. Paddy’s Day block party is BACK at Taverna Aventine in Jackson Square!

THIS IS A FREE PUBLIC EVENT, but the first 300 people to Sign up on Eventbrite will receive a SPECIAL VIP entrance!

DJ Zhaldee will be spinning

Kenny Sol Food truck will be cooking up some irresistible bites


Watch out for our posters in the FiDi, Jackson Square & North Beach Area. 10 Posters will have a secret infrared code to receive special gifts!

Show your Irish pride

St Patrick’s Day Parade

When: March 17th, 2018

Where: Starts at 2nd and Market

San Francisco, CA

The 167th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is a well established event with historic ties to the city. The parade itself is a huge draw for attendees from all different demographics and ethnicity.

The Festival will take place before, during and after the Parade on Saturday. The Parade begins at 11:30 AM on Saturday at the corner of Second and Market, where more than 5,000 participants from all over the states will reel about with laughter and revelry all the way to City Hall. Join us for this great San Francisco event, which is the largest St. Patrick’s Day event west of the Mississippi!

Animation Festival

When: March 22nd – 25th, 2018

Where: Various Berkeley locations

GLAS Animation Festival takes place March 22-25, 2017 in the historic city of Berkeley, California, just a quick ride away from San Francisco. We are introducing new ideas and expanding the scope of animation by bringing new voices, new talents, new themes, and a new generation of independent filmmakers and curators to the United States. We highlight fresh voices in independent animation while curating special programs of the most significant periods of animation history that serve as an inspiration for contemporary animators.

At GLAS Animation Festival we have a complete short film competition program as well as retrospectives, special curated programs, Q&As, behind the scene screenings and panels, animation installations and more. GLAS Animation Festival unites the animation community with the Berkeley and Bay Area community, sharing great and unique animated works from around the world.

Our primary goal is to broaden and redefine the perception of animation in the US, moving it away from its current association as a commercial genre exclusively for family audiences to being considered as a serious art form with no boundaries, and worthy of serious attention.

We believe in the power of a festival as a great context to view films and an instigator for building communities and relationships. At GLAS Animation Festival we collaborate with businesses, venues, organizations, institutions, schools, universities, and the city to fully maximize the engagement on a state, local, and national level.


When: March 31st, 2018

Where: California College of the Arts

1111 8th Street

San Francisco, CA

Holi is the Indian festival of colors. It celebrates the colors and vitality of spring by marking the change of seasons. Come celebrate the biggest Holi event in San Francisco. Be prepared to leave the festival looking much different than you arrived! What better way to welcome spring than by dousing friends with color, enjoying performances, and dancing the day away with a live DJ! Unlimited color is included in the ticket. Colors used at the event are made from starch and food grade dyes. The powder is completely non-toxic, water soluble and environmentally friendly.