Best Things to do in the South 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 South 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 South Bay, and if you’re planning a weekend, the best places to stay.

Featured Photo: Courtesy of Gilroy Gardens
people shopping at culture night market
Photo: Courtesy of Improv

Culture Night Market

March 3

Culture Night Market presents First Friday at the Seven Trees Community Center. The night market event features local artists, musicians, small businesses, and food vendors. Enjoy the rich and diverse culture that is in San Jose at this night market. 

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Melissa Villasenor poster
Photo: Courtesy of SJ Improv

Melissa Villasenor

March 10-12

Melissa Villaseñor became the first-ever Latina cast member of Saturday Night Live. A comedic impressions expert, she started as a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent.” Forbes named Melissa one of their 30 Under 30 in 2017, and Rolling Stone named her as one to watch on their 50 Funniest People Right Now list. See her live at the Improv in downtown San Jose. 

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shamrock run in san jose
Photo: Courtesy of Shamrock Run

Shamrock Run

March 11

The San Jose Shamrock Run 5K & 10K Run/Walk benefits the San Jose-Dublin Sister City Scholarship Program. The run starts and finishes at San Pedro Square in downtown San Jose. Come run/walk and then enjoy the O’Flaherty’s Irish Pub & Five Points post-race party right after.

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gilroy gardens
Photo: Courtesy of Gilroy Gardens FB

Opening Day at Gilroy Garden Family Theme Park

March 25

Springtime has arrived, and the local Gilroy theme park is reopening. Enjoy family-friendly rides and attractions at the garlic capital of the world. Whether you want to hop on the big mushroom swing or check out the majestic garden featuring camellias and hollies, you can do that here. Premium memberships will be available for purchase. 

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Tiger walking on snow in Our Planet
Photo: Courtesy of Kieran O'Donovan

Our Planet Live in Concert

January 21-22

For one night, the Emmy Award-Winning Netflix series Our Planet will be turned into a live concert event at the Center for the Performing Arts. See breathtaking cinematography with a live onstage orchestra. 

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Looking for more things to do in the area?

Visit our What to Do in Northern California page!

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