March is known for a lot of things – it’s the month that “comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb.” It’s also the month that every basketball fan looks forward for March Madness. But there’s even more to do for basketball fans and those who like to party on St. Patrick’s Day, here are 16 awesome things to do in LA in March.
Fit. Fresh. Fuel: March 1
If you’re goal this spring is to get up, get active, and focus on living a healthier lifestyle, then you’re in luck. The first day of March kicks off with a high-energy event at the W Hollywood Hotel with celebrity trainer, Agostina Laneri. You’ll be enjoying a one hour class filled with yoga, cardio, meditation, and more. It’s a fantastic event to get started on that summer bod you’re working for!
Who said you have to wait until October to get your spook on? Griffith Park’s Old Zoo offers horror movie screenings and this month, it starts off with a screening of John Carpenter’s “The Thing” on March 3rd. The thrills continue with roaming monsters who lurk around while you’re watching the film and even a fun pre-show with games and prizes in store. It’s a great event for the whole family to enjoy, but also make sure that the movie rating is good for your little kiddo to join along. There will also be another showing on March 17th of “Leprechaun.”
Inspiring and a great way to celebrate some impactful women, join the Women Who Shaped Pasadena walking tour at the Pasadena Central Library. The event is open to all ages and gives attendees an exciting insight into the women who were inspired by Pasadena. The walking tour will also take place on March 5th at 4:00 PM on both days. Another amazing part about this event is that it’s free!
Après Ski LA: March 5
One thing you may hear every Los Angeleno say is that he / she wants to experience a day of snow, and now, you can get your ski gear ready and head on over for a terrific day at the Palihouse. At TDR’s 2nd Annual Après Ski LA, you’ll be able to get some drinks, enjoy some games, and have a blast all while decked out in your best ski attire (without the need of actually going skiing). TDR is a matchmaking company, so this event is also a great place to meet a potential partner or a new friend and the best place to mingle.
A Day Without A Woman: March 8
After the great success of the Women’s March in January, where women (and men) came out to show their support towards gender equality and women’s rights, the impactful movement continues with “A Day Without A Woman.” The strike will be taking place on a very significant day, International Women’s Day. You can participate in many ways, whether it is through joining the strike, women can take a day off from work, or even by wearing red in solidarity with women.
In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. In the meantime, we are proud to support Strike4Democracy's #F17 National Day of Action to Push Back Against Assaults on Democratic Principles. This Friday, February 17th, gather your friends, families, neighbors, and start brainstorming ideas for how you can enhance your community, stand up to this administration, integrate resistance and self-care into your daily routine, and how you will channel your efforts for good on March 8th. Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. #DayWithoutAWoman #WomensMarch
Artnight Pasadena: March 10
One of the many incredible things that Los Angeles is known for is its love and appreciation for the arts. On March 10th, get ready to enjoy everything from art, music, and entertainment as 18 institutions will be welcoming in attendees for an exceptional, art-filled experience. From enjoying anime art, live performances, or even bringing your kids to the KidSpace Children’s Museum, it’s a wonderful day to bring family and friends and enjoy all kinds of art.
LA Festival Of Colors: March 11
Yoga, dancing, mouthwatering food, and throwing vibrant colors in the air – sign us up! The LA Festival of Colors is a colorful and sensational event that celebrates Holi, a celebration in India that marks the beginning of springtime. It’s a rainbow of bright and beautiful colors thrown in the air with environmentally friendly bags of colors including red, purple, yellow, orange, and more. Everyone who attends the event has a smile on their face and it is bound to be one memorable experience.
Grand Park Downtown Bookfest: March 11
Calling all bookworms and poetry lovers – March 11th will be a day you won’t forget. Head on over to Grand Park in Downtown, Los Angeles for a literary festival with amazing activities, a book shop, food, and more. The event is free and also has kid-focused events for everyone who attends to enjoy.
SAT MAR 11: Downtown Bookfest 📚 In collaboration with the City of Los Angeles’ Big Read honoring the poetry of #EmilyDickinson, Grand Park’s Downtown Bookfest turns Dickinson’s poetry inside out with performances by @Cut_Chemist + Hymnal, David Prather and @MaydaDelValle 🔊🗣 Free hands-on activities include creating your own pieces of poetic genius with PUBLISH! by @WritLargePress, constructing handmade books using dried plant specimens, a photo booth with Victorian-era props and prose, free writing advice, @826LA’s never-ending story, and pop-up bookshops for literary lovers big and small 📖#downtownbookfest #ourLAvoices
St. Patrick’s Day: March 17
It’s the luck o’ the Irish and the outstanding day is finally here to celebrate! There are a lot of magnificent celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day all over the Los Angeles area. Some of the many to keep an eye out for are Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival in Downtown, Los Angeles as well as St. Patrick’s Day at the Los Angeles Farmer’s Market. At Casey’s St. Patrick’s Day event, attendees will get to listen to awesome music and play some games during the street festival in front of the DTLA pub. The Los Angeles Farmer’s Market will be serving some delicious, traditional St. Patty’s Day meals that your stomach will be thanking you for.
PaleyFest: March 17 -26
Are you the biggest fans of shows like The Walking Dead, Arrow, Grey’s Anatomy, American Horror Story: Roanoke, and more? Well, there’s only one place that will be bringing together the casts of all of these shows and more and it’s happening at PaleyFest. At PaleyFest, attendees will get the inside scoop about their favorite shows and some upcoming, exciting announcements. It’s definitely a must to go to if you find yourself glued to your TV watching these fan-favorite shows.
Pottercon: March 18
Are you a Harry Potter fanatic? (Well, who isn’t?!) Join in on all of the wizardry fun at Pottercon, which is making its way to Los Angeles on March 18th at the Echoplex. According to the event’s website, Pottercon New York City and Pottercon Memphis garnered close to 3,500 Harry Potter fans. Now is your time to join together with some fellow Harry Potter lovers and cast some spells at this exciting event.
LA Nature Fest: March 18 – March 19
Who doesn’t love to spend some time and enjoy nature? The National History Museum is definitely one place that everyone needs to visit here in Los Angeles, and what better time to do so than during the LA Nature Fest! Over two days – March 18th and 19th, attendees will have the chance to get up close and personal with all of the beautiful things we appreciate in nature. Plus, there will be fun activities, music, and more!
LA Marathon: March 19
One event in March that you must not miss out on is the LA Marathon. An event that gathers around 25,000 runners, it will certainly be something you would want to experience at least once in your lifetime. The LA Marathon starts at Dodgers Stadium and ends at Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica. Whether you’re running in the marathon or watching and cheering the participants on, it will definitely be an unforgettable experience for everyone who attends.
Game Of Thrones Live Concert: March 23
Ever since the hit show, Game of Thrones made its way onto our TV screens, we all have been nothing short of obsessed. It has become everyone of all ages’ favorite show. Now, Game of Thrones is bringing fans a live concert experience that is all the rave! With extraordinary music and breathtaking stage designs, you definitely need to get your tickets for the Game of Thrones live concert experience taking place at The Forum on March 23rd.
CicLAvia: March 26
Grab your bikes, scooters, and anything with wheels (except for cars) as CicLAvia is coming to Culver City. This fun-filled event is not only a good way to get some exercise in, but it’s also a marvelous experience to enjoy with friends as you head out for a bike ride from Culver City to Venice Beach. The event was inspired by the Ciclovías in Colombia. The streets will be closed down, so all attendees will be able to feel the LA breeze rush up their skin as they bike ride down to Venice.
Wondercon: March 31
What better way to end off the month of March and welcome in the month of April than with a spectacular convention celebrating all things comics, anime, movies, gaming, and more. Comic Con International is bringing this excellent three-day event to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31st – April 2nd. Every super fan will enjoy fascinating panels, Q&As, screenings, and more. It will definitely be the trending topic, so be sure to take a trip over to Wondercon!
Looking for more awesome things to do in LA in March? Check out our list of things to do with kids and family and also our neighborhood guides!