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California Bucket List: Top Things to Do in March

California Bucket List: Top Things to Do in March

California offers endless things to do in March. From a flower festival to a cheesy-good food extravaganza, here are this month's top events


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March 01, 2024

Spring has finally arrived and there are endless things to do in March. From spending some highly anticipated days outside, to planning your ideal spring break vacation, to eating cheese and pie - the possibilities are endless in the Golden State. 

Before your calendar fills up with work events and school fundraisers, set aside some time to experience the best of California at March’s top events.

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

When: March 1
Address: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008

Plan your visit to The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch during the season opening on March 1st to see the stunning array of giant, colorful ranunculus in all their glory. Whether you’ve been planning the perfect proposal or you’re searching for a photoshoot location, wander the iconic fields for a picture-perfect March celebration.

Discover nature's beauty at Carlsbad Ranch's Flower Fields, where rows of blooms reach the horizon.

North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

When: Feb 29th - March 10
Address: 130 Mackinaw Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

If you’re not quite ready to welcome spring with open arms, head up north to Lake Tahoe’s Snowfest for some frozen fun. This event is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Lake Tahoe in March. Enjoy ice carving– and ice cream–eating competitions, meet Squaw Valley’s rescue dogs, and make snowballs in the winter wonderland.

The Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival

When: March 4
Address: Palm Desert Civic Center Park43900 San PabloPalm Desert, CA 92260

Drive over to Palm Desert Civic Center Park between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to admire the beauty of the desert at the Coachella Valley Wildflower Festival. This free, family-friendly celebration makes our list of fun things to do in March, thanks to the art displays, raffles, live music, and food vendors.

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

When: March 8-10
Address: Earl Warren Showgrounds Exhibit Building - 3400 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, California 93105

Explore the incredible orchid exhibit at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. This prestigious show showcases the rich agricultural legacy of Santa Barbara County, and it's one of the oldest orchid shows in the USA. The installations usually look absolutely magical, it's something you will definitely enjoy. 

Step into a world of exotic elegance at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show, where the air is fragrant with the scent of thousands of blooms.

California Artisan Cheese Festival

When: March 22–24
Address: 1350 Bennett Valley Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

The 14th annual California Artisan Cheese Festival is finally here! Held at the Sonoma County Event Center in Santa Rosa, the weekend features several farm and producer tours, seminars, demos, tastings, brunches, and so much cheese. Get all the details, and start planning your trip now.

Rolling Loud Music Festival

When: March 14-17
Address: SoFi Stadium, 1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301

The Rolling Loud festival is where the heartbeat of hip-hop culture pulses most vividly. Legendary icons and rising stars alike will share the Sofi Stadium stage. This festival is more than just a series of performances; it's a vibrant community coming together, celebrating the power of music to move, to inspire, and to bring people together. Rolling Loud is not just an event; it's an experience. 

Feel the pulse of the crowd at the Rolling Loud Music Festival at SoFi Stadium. Walter Cicchetti -

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