Best Things to Do in the East Bay This March

Best Things to Do in the East Bay This March

Looking for the coolest things to do in the green month of March? We’ve got you covered. Even once the celebrations wane, there is still plenty to do. We’ve done the deep research for you on the best things to do in the East Bay including museums, cultural events and food tours and more. Speaking of food, we also have an extensive list of our best restaurants in the East Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.

Featured photo courtesy of Lefteris Kallergis via Unsplash. 

People sit at tables for block party at Donkey and Goat and the Gilman Wine Block First Fridays
Photo courtesy of Donkey and Goat.

Gilman Wine Block First Fridays

March 1

Donkey & Goat Winery in Berkeley is hosting its monthly block party on 5th street. Four participating wineries will be serving up some of Northern California’s best vintages, and food pop-ups will dole out delicious eats. In a town as culinary as Berkeley, this food-and-wine block party has naturally gotten some buzz, so stop by to see what all the hype’s about. 

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Buyer and vendor interact at Oakland Museum of California's White Elephant sale
Photo by Odell Hussey, courtesy of Oakland Museum of California.

OMCA Blowout White Elephant Sale

March 2–3

Every year, the Oakland Museum of California raises money through a massive rummage sale in an Oakland warehouse near the Fruitvale Bridge to Alameda. This 65-year-old rummage sale has raised millions for the museum’s educational programs and exhibits, all while bringing second-hand treasures to hopeful shoppers. Tickets may be sold out for the Blowout Sale days, but free walk-ins will be allowed after 11 a.m. if there is space.

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Collage of Oakland restaurants for Oakland restaurant week.
Photo courtesy of Visit Oakland.

Oakland Restaurant Week

March 14–24

From Michelin-rated restaurants to your neighborhood food truck, Oakland is a culinary hotspot with a wealth of businesses to explore. A growing list of restaurants are signing up to offer special Restaurant Week menus. Last year’s event had over 120 participating! These ten days are your chance to try the many flavors of Oakland, often at a discounted price from the rest of the year. 

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Chabot Space and Science Center's rooftop telescope dome
Photo courtesy of Chabot Space and Science Center.

Space for Her: Women's History at Chabot Center

March 16

It’s Women’s History Month, and Oakland’s Chabot Space and Science Center is celebrating women’s achievements in space science with their event Space for Her. Attendees can hear from women and gender minorities working in space science and learn about the past, present and future of women in space. 

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Classic cars drive down Dublin's streets for St. Patrick's Day parade
Photo courtesy of city of Dublin.

Dublin's 40th St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 16–17

The St. Patrick’s Day Celebration returns to Dublin for its 40th year. Three stages of music and dance, authentic Irish food and an Irish Marketplace fill this weekend with events. The parade will proceed on Saturday, March 16, after a pancake breakfast benefitting the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation. Keep an eye out of any leprechauns roaming around the fair… 

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People throw colored dye into air for Holi
Photo by John Thomas via Unsplash.

Holi Festival of Colors in Fremont

March 23

Washington High School in Fremont is hosting Festival of the Globe’s yearly Holi festival of colors. Hinduism has about a dozen festivals year-round, and Holi is one of the most famous worldwide. Wear your worst white t-shirt and prepare for a color battle with dyed powders in this celebration of love and the arrival of springtime. 

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Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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