SF Bay Area events in March include activities in Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco, San Jose, and other locations. Top options include Hamilton at the Orpheum Theater, Saint Patrick's Day celebrations, and concerts.
Other highlights include fun sporting events such as the Golden State Warriors basketball, the San Jose Sharks hockey, and NCAA Western Regionals games. Read on for a full list of things to do this month all around the bay.
Dates: March 10 - August 5
This month marks the long-awaited arrival of Hamilton, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, to the Bay Area! Everyone is raving about this contemporary version of our founding father's history, told in clever, catchy song and dance that incorporate hip hop and jazz and a diverse cast of characters.
You'll get to know Alexander Hamilton as you never have in history books--from orphaned bastard to rebel to war hero to sex scandal to the national legend he is today. The hit play opens this month at the Orpheum Theater in San Francisco and will run through August.
Dates: March 11 (parade), March 17 (actual holiday)
One of the biggest SF Bay Area events in March is in honor of Saint Patrick's Day, when everyone dresses up in green, Irish customs come to life, and leprechauns get to have their fun. On the Saturday prior to March 17, downtown San Francisco hosts a huge parade with dozens of floats, bands, bagpipes, and other Irish cultural groups.
It'll make its way down Market Street to Civic Center Plaza, where the all-day festival will be offering music, entertainment, and beer until 5pm.
Dates: March 8, 14, 16, 18, 24, 26, 31
Sports fans looking for fun and excitement should head to the East Bay to watch a Warriors game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland. The energy of Bay Area crowds proudly donning blue and gold for their NBA Championship team is incomparable.
This month you have the chance to watch the Dubs take on the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Milwaukee Bucks, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, and Houston Rockets.
Dates: March 23 & 25
This month brings March Madness to the SAP Center in San Jose, about an hour southeast of San Francisco. Basketball fans won't want to pass up the chance to watch the NCAA Men's Basketball West Regional Tournament, hosted by the Pac-12 Conference.
The Pacific 12 includes the Bay Area's own Cal Bears and Stanford Cardinals, as well as the USC Trojans, UCLA Bruins, Arizona Wildcats, Washington Huskies, and other great college teams.
Dates: March 1 - 5
If you're traveling with kids, one of the best SF Bay Area events in March is Disney on Ice's Worlds of Enchantment at the Oracle Arena in Oakland (East Bay). This spectacular performance combines four popular Disney tales--The Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Frozen, and Cars--guaranteeing there will be something for everyone in the family to enjoy. Watch your favorite characters come to life on ice as they dance, spin, and bust out all the moves.
Date: Two shows on March 3
This month in the East Bay, at the historic Paramount Theater in Oakland, you have the opportunity to watch one of the greatest standup comedians of all time--the beloved Jerry Seinfeld. Best known for the semi-fictional version of himself in the sitcom Seinfeld, he is also an actor, writer, director, and producer. Be prepared to laugh the evening away when his tour comes to the Bay Area.
Dates: Several in March
The largest concert venue in San Jose is the SAP Center downtown, which is also home to the Sharks NHL team. This month, the SAP Center will host several big names in the music business, including Bon Jovi, Ariana Grande, and Blake Shelton & RaeLynn. In addition, you can catch a special performance of the Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience: Ramin Djawadi. These South Bay shows are just a few of the many live music events happening in the SF Bay Area this month.
Date: March 18
The annual Bay Area Brew Fest is one of the most popular SF Bay Area events in March for beer and food lovers. At this festival, you'll spend the afternoon or evening on Pier 35 in San Francisco enjoying the bay views and coastal breeze while tasting dozens of international and domestic brews.
SF's best food trucks will also be on hand when you get hungry and need something delicious to help absorb the alcohol. Choose between the 12 - 4pm session and the 5 - 8pm session of unlimited pours, with a special hour just for VIP tickets.
Dates: March 2, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 28
Head to the South Bay to watch the San Jose Sharks play at the SAP Center downtown. This team made it all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals last year, so you know these fierce Sharks are in it for the win. This month at the Shark Tank, you can watch them take on the Vancouver Chanucks, Washington Capitals, Nashville Predators, Dallas Stars, Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Anaheim Ducks, and New York Rangers.
Dates: March 22 - 26
California's beautiful wine country (about an hour north of San Francisco) invites visitors to discover its culinary and winemaking excellence during five days of Flavor! Napa Valley. Taste the best of the region's famous chefs while supporting the industry's new talents who are studying at the Culinary Institute of America. Events include wine tastings and pairings, wine tours, celebrity chef demos, and other elegant dining experiences.
Dates: March 3 - 5
The annual Jazz Bash by the Bay is one of the larger SF Bay Area events in March. It has been a tradition for 37 years in historic Monterey, a vibrant coastal city about three hours south of San Francisco. These four days will be full of all types of American jazz, from ragtime and swing to gypsy jazz, zydeco, and blues. If you love jazz music, plan a weekend getaway to enjoy the lively festival.
Dates: Several in March
All year round, SF hosts a slue of film festivals featuring different genres and topics. This March, you'll have the opportunity to catch three distinct festivals. The Ocean Film Festival shows feature films, documentaries, and shorts about the cultural and environmental significance of the sea. Then there's the free Human Rights Film Festival, which brings light to tough social issues all around the world. Finally, CAAM Fest highlights Asian and Asian American film, music, food, and digital media. These are all great options to choose from.