Spring is right around the corner and March boasts a variety of venues with parades, after-parties, chocolates, brews and more! Here are a few of the many must attend events to get on your social calendar this month:

KUSF & Noise Pop Festival 2019 Presents: Current Joys at Great American Music Hall w/ Gap Girls, Small Crush, Grumpster on March 1.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind — Film with the SF Symphony on March 1-2.

Exploring the World: Family Matinee w/ Banda Magda at SFJAZZ on March 2. Each one-hour matinee features live performance, audience participation, Q&A, and amazing music.

Dance the night away, immerse yourself in artwork, and indulge at the open bar and buffet at the Asian Art Museum’s ART + FASHION After-Party on March 7.

One of the top San Francisco events in March is the International Ocean Film Festival from March 7-10.

Enjoy creative corn dog specials plus the usual street-truck fare, eating contest and more during The Great San Francisco Corn Dog Festival on March 9 at SoMa StrEat Food Park.

Mosey to The Market on March 15 for the GlobalSF Annual Reception and enjoy cuisine and drinks representing SF’s diverse community and performances from Latin America and Southeast Asia.

Join the St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 16, starting at the corner of Market and Second where 100+ colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza.

Join Chef Kaz Matsune on March 16 for a fun and educational basic Sushi-Making Class everyone is raving about.

San Francisco Ballet Auxiliary and Sam Malouf Authentic Luxury present an exclusive Fashion Showon March 20 from acclaimed designer Jason Wu.

Celebrate Persian Women in Tech on March 22 during the Nowruz 1398 Gala at San Francisco City Hall with a 3 course seated Dinner, Music, Dance and Entertainment.

The 25th Anniversary Red Cross Gala on March 23 features a cocktail reception, three-course dinner by renowned Paula LeDuc Fine Catering & Events, live auction, entertainment, and an after-party.

The Bay Area Brew Festival returns on March 23 with dozens of breweries, hundreds of beers, food trucks, dj, photo booth, and much more!

The Speakeasy is a 1920s watering hole with multiple rooms of bootleggers, bouncers, war veterans, and barflies – all behind a secret door. The Vaudeville cabaret runs through March 29.

On March 30, SweetSpotSF will be transforming SOMArts Cultural Center into a dessert lover’s paradise, where the best confectioners in the Bay Area will showcase their unique creations.

Chocolate lovers, get ready for a world of premium chocolate at the San Francisco International CHOCOLATE SALON on March 30.

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