Smashing Pineapples - Your March Concerts and Events Calendar


Ah, March. The month where we all hope things start to turn towards summer. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t.

Whichever way the weather decides to go, having a healthy social calendar is the best way to make the warm vibes of summer come even faster.  Of course, we’re always happy to provide cloud-soft European style double duvets and pineapple cupcakes along the way. We may even have a few great promotions going on to help you save some cash too!


Comicon - March 14 - 17, 2019

Emerald City Comic Con is a large comic book, game, and popular-culture event at the convention center.

Saint Patrick’s parade - March 16, 2019 (12:30 p.m.)

St. Patrick’s Day Parade includes Irish bands, pipers, dancers, and 2,000 marchers going north on 4th Avenue (from James Street to Westlake Park). Free.

Beer tasting - March 22, 2019 (7 to 10 p.m.)

Taste Seattle beer and learn from brewmasters how it was made at Brewology, including “hop filled demos and activities” at Pacific Science Center for age 21+.

Portland, Downtown

Winterhawks Hockey - March 1 & 12, 2019 (7 p.m.)

Watch the Portland Winterhawks play an exciting home game at Moda Center.

Mardi Gras Parade - March 5, 2019 (6 to 9 p.m.)

Wear a costume and join the family-friendly Portland Mardi Gras Parade on Mississippi Avenue, with costume contests before the parade plus food & drink specials at nearby venues afterward. Free.

St. Patrick’s Day for families - March 16, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival has a family parade at noon, and then a carnival ($1 tickets) until 4:30 p.m., plus Irish music, dancing, food vendors, and a beer garden until 5 p.m. at St. Agatha Catholic School. Free.

San Francisco, Union Square

Mardi Gras - March 5, 2019

Mardi Gras San Francisco Style includes a free blues concert at Fillmore & O’Farrell Streets (5 to 7:30 p.m.), followed by a parade, and then a ticketed masquerade ball with dinner at Fillmore Heritage Center (8 p.m.).

St. Patrick’s Day parade & festival - March 16, 2019

St. Patrick’s Day Parade begins 11:30 a.m. at 2nd Street and Market Street and ends at the Civic Center, where you’ll find a festival with entertainment, arts and crafts, Irish exhibitors, food, and kids’ rides until 5 p.m. Free.

Beer festival - March 23, 2019

Join the crowd age 21+ at Bay Area Brew Fest for unlimited samples of 200 varieties of beer, a DJ, and food trucks at Pier 35.

San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter  

Band Of Horses - Wed Mar 6, 2019

Enjoy one of the centuries most chill bands in one of the nation’s most chill cities.

San Diego Comic Fest - Mar 7 - 10, 2019

At the San Diego Comic Fest you can indulge in your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators in a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival - Mar 9 - April 28, 2019

Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

Chicago, The Loop

Shopping-cart race -March 2, 2019

Shopping cart riders race through Wicker Park pushed by humans in the Chiditarod, on the same day the Alaska Iditarod dog-sled race begins.

St. Patrick’s parade -March 16, 2019 (noon)

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade goes north on Columbus Drive from Balbo to Monroe, rain or shine. Free.

Festival of colors -March 23, 2019

Global Connections: Holi features Indian music and performances in the Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. Wear a white shirt to be permanently stained if you want to join the traditional throwing of color outdoors. Free admission and colored powder while it lasts.

Boston, South End

Bourbon & bacon - March 9 - 10, 2019

Sip bourbon and taste bacon treats at the Bourbon & Bacon Fest at the Castle at Park Plaza for age 21+.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade - March 17, 2019

Join 600,000 people celebrating Boston’s Irish heritage at the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which begins at W. Broadway and Dorchester Avenue. Free.

Beer & cheese festival - March 29 - 30, 2019

Try New England-made craft beers, ciders, and cheeses from 25 brewers and 10 creameries at Boston Beer & Cheese Fest at the Cyclorama.

New York City, MidTown

Beer tasting - March 7 & 14, 2019

Buy a flight of five beers from different local breweries on tap each week and then vote for your favorite at Best Brews of New York, with food for sale in the Winter Garden at Brookfield Place for age 21+. Free entry.

St. Patrick’s Day parade - March 16, 2019

Billed as the world’s oldest and largest St. Patrick’s parade, New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade celebrates Irish culture and the Catholic faith on 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th. No alcohol or pets. Free.

Dessert festival - March 23 - 24, 2019

Buy desserts from 20 vendors and enjoy a view of Manhattan from the outdoor deck at NYC Dessert Fest at Sound River Studios in Long Island City.

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