California Festivals




California Festivals in March

March Festivals include several prominent holidays--St. Patrick's Day and  Easter occurs sometimes in March, rather than April. It becomes really clear how big St. Patrick's Day celebrations are--there are a number of cities with festivals and parades such as San Francisco, Murphys, Hermosa Beach, San Diego and Dublin, to name some of the repeat annual events focused on this holiday.  And as far as Easter is concerned, it's all a matter of when the date occurs as to the big celebrations. SeeCalifornia researches events and tries to pick out some of the best, though we also welcome your ideas and suggestions.


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 All Food Festivals - March  California
Academy Awards Hollywood
Almond Festival, Capay Valley Esparto espartoregional
A Taste of Yountville Yountville
Battle of the Brews Sonoma battleofthe
Beach Cruiser Woody Meet Huntington Beach chicorunning
Bidwell Class Half Marathon Chico


Bok Kai Festival Yuba City
California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta Imperial County
Calistoga Jazz Festival Calistoga
Camellia International Dance Festival Sacramento
Carne Asada Run El Centro elcentro
Circle of Art Borrego Springs
Dixieland Jazz Festival Monterey
Festival of the Kite Redondo Beach
Festival of the Whales Dana Point dpfestiva
Doheny Grunion Night Doheny dohenystate
Huck Finn Fishing Derby Sierra Madre cityof
Celtic Music Festival Pomona
Irish Day / Parade Murphys
La Quinta Arts Festival La Quinta
Los Angeles Marathon Los Angeles
Mendocino Whale & Wine Festival Mendocino
Napa Mustard Festival Taste of Yountville Napa
Ocean Beach Kite Festival San Diego oceanbeach
Redwood Coast Jazz Festival Eureka
Redwood Coast Whale & Jazz Festival Point Arena redwoodcoast
Riverside Airshow Riverside
Murphys Irish Day Murphys
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival San Francisco sfstpatricks
St. Patrick's Day Fest & Parade Dublin
St. Patrick's Day Festival San Diego
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival Hermosa Beach
St. Patrick's Festival Costa Mesa
Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival Belmont
Sequoia Cycling Classic Road Race Visalia
Snowfest Winter Carnival North Lake Tahoe laketahoe
Squirrel Roundup Cedarville surprisevalley
Swallows Festival & Parade San Juan Capistrano
Taste of Solvang Solvang 
Wistaria Festival Sierra Madre sierramadre


  • Dana Point Festival of Whales The town comes alive with two weekends of whale watching as the once-endangered California Gray Whale begins its spring migration. When: March 1-2 and March 8-9, 2014. Location: Dana Point Information: 888-440-4309,
  • Festival of Colors A springtime festival where participants throw colored powders at each other and revel in music, dance and yoga. When: March 8, 2014. Location: Excelsior High School, 15711 Pioneer Blvd., Norwalk. Information: 323-989-4654,
  • Ultimate Beerfest Meet brewers from around the world, sample craft beers and learn all about brewing beer at home. When: March 15, 2014. Location: Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St., Pasadena
  • Cherry Blossom Festival Enjoy live music, origami workshops, Japanese-inspired food and more during this springtime celebration of Japanese culture. When: March 22-23, 2014. Location: Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge
  • Tomatomania! The traveling heirloom sales and information event kicks off March 15 in Encinitas and hits the greater L.A. area through April. When: March 21-23 in Encino; March 29-30 in La Canada Flintridge; April 5-6 in Claremont and Westwood., 2014. Location: Tapia Brothers Farm Stand, 5251 Hayvenhurst Ave, Encino; Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada Flintridge; Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens, 1500 N College Ave, Claremont; Grow Native Nursery, 1 Davis Ave., Westwood

March 2012 Festivals & Fairs

FRESNO - Rogue Performance Festival
March 1 - 10

SAN FRANCISCO- San Francisco Green Film Festival
March 1 - 7

IMPERIAL- California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta
March 2 - 11

COSTA MESA- Musink Tattoo & Music Festival
March 2 - 4

MONTEREY - Dixieland Jazz Fest
March 2 - 4

SAN DIEGO-San Diego Spring Home/Garden Show
March 2 - 4

TAHOE CITY-North Lake Tahoe SnowFest

March 2 - 11

LOS ANGELES-Lantern Festival
March 3

PASADENA-Fly Fishing Show
March 3 and 4

MENDOCINO-Mendocino Whale Festival
March 3 - 4

DANA POINT-Dana Point Festival of Whales
March 3, 4, 10, 11

SAN FRANCISCO-Crossroads Irish-American Festival
March 3 - April 7

POMONA-Pomona Swap Meet
March 4

LONG BEACH-Fred Hall Outdoor Show
March 7 - 11

BUENA PARK-Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival
March 8 - 11

POMONA-Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
March 8 - 10

TEMECULA-Temecula Rod Run
March 9 - 10

SANTA BARBARA-International Women’s Festival
March 9 - 10

SONORA-Sonora Celtic Faire
March 9 - 11

DEL MAR-Annual Baby & Kidz Expo - San Diego Area

March 10

SAN FRANCISCO-Contemporary Crafts Market
March 10 - 11

VISTA-Vista Civil War Reenactment
March 10 - 11

MORGAN HILL-South Valley Kid Fest
March 10

SANTA BARBARA-Santa Barbara Doll Club Show and Sale
March 10

FORESTHILL-Foresthill Sled Dog Winter Classic
March 10 - 11

LOS ANGELES-Silverlake Art Craft & Vintage

March 10

ESPARTO-Capay Valley Almond Festival
March 11

TURLOCK-Turlock Gem & Mineral Show
March 10 - 11

FRESNO-Annual Peach Blossom Festival
March 15 - 16

RICHMOND-Rakkasah West
March 16 - 18

SANTA BARBARA-Santa Barbara International Orchid Show
March 16 - 18

RANCHO CUCAMONGA-Highland Avenue Auto Show
March 17

March 17 - 18

FORT BRAGG-Fort Bragg Whale Festival
March 17 - 18

IRONSTONE VINEYARDS-Daffodil Annual Convention and National Show
March 17 - 18

SAN DIEGO-Patricks Day Parade and Festival
March 17

SAN FRANCISCO-St. Patrick’s Day Festival
March 17

March 17

TEMECULA-Blue Grass Festival
March 17 - 18

DUBLIN-St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
March 17 - 18

 LONG BEACH- Long Beach Antique Flea Market & Swap Meet \
March 18

SAN JOSE-Great Bridal Expo
March 18

PALM SPRINGS-Palm Springs WestFest
March 19 - 26

SAN FRANCISCO- San Francisco Flower & Garden Show
March 21st - 25

SAN DIEGO-Fred Hall Outdoor Show
March 22 - 25

SACRAMENTO-Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
March 22 - 24

EUREKA-Redwood Coast Jazz Festival
March 22 - 25

PETALUMA-California’s Artisan Cheese Festival
March 23 - 25

SEASIDE-Big Sur’s Mud Run
March 24

BELMONT-Sidewalk Fine Arts Festival
March 24 - 25

COSTA MESA-Crossroads of the West Gun Show
March 24 - 25

PLEASANTON -Goodguys Rod & Custom Show
March 24 - 25

SAN FRANCISCO-Treasure Island Flea Market
March 24 - 25

IRVINE-Spring Festival of LX’s
March 24

COSTA MESA-Sugar Plum Arts and Crafts Festival
March 29 - 31

BLYTHE-Colorado River Fair
March 29 - April 1

DEL MAR-Goodguys Rod & Custom Show
March 30 - April 1

LODI-Lodi Spring Wine Show
March 30 - 31

March 31

SANTA ROSA-Battle Of The Brews
March 31

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