March to the beat of your own drummer with a variety of fun scheduled events in Anaheim this month! As spring blooms, Orange County comes alive with a myriad of exciting events, activities, and attractions waiting to be explored. From thrilling theme park adventures to serene beach escapes, cultural festivals, and culinary delights, there's something for everyone against the backdrop of California's sunshine and warmth. Take a look at this amazing list of things to do in Anaheim and Orange County in March.


Whale Watching in Orange County

Whale Watching dolphin in Anaheim

As part of our coastal community's vibrant tapestry, the Dana Point Festival of Whales beckons you to immerse yourself in an unparalleled maritime extravaganza! Set against the backdrop of Dana Point's picturesque shores, this annual celebration honors the magnificent whales that grace our waters during their migratory journey. From March 1st—3rd, join in experiencing a diverse array of marine-themed activities, educational exhibits, and family-friendly entertainment. 



St. Patrick’s Day Events

Saint Patrick's Day

Join St. Paddy's Celebrations

The luck of the Irish is with you when you add St. Patrick’s Day fun to your to-do list. As St. Patrick's Day approaches, Irish cheer and a festive spirit sweeps through the region. Join in the celebration with events like “Sending Out Luck: St. Patrick's Day Weekend Celebrations” at Radiant Beer Co. Serving up green beer and beer specials, you will feel lucky all weekend long! Don’t forget to use your Anaheim Brew Pass at Radiant Beer Co. and other breweries for savings all over Anaheim!


Pub Crawls and St. Patrick’s Day Feasts

Hop into Santa Ana's Almost St. Patrick's Day Pub Crawl, and enjoy a night of sporting your best St. Paddy’s Day outfit and socializing. Relax and delight in the Tanaka Farms' St. Patrick's Day Feast for their Farm-To-Table Cookout Tour. From 11am-2pm, join in on the themed- U-Pick tour and relax as Chef Jim and his team serve St. Patrick’s Day classics!


Irish Fest

Meet in Huntington Beach and travel back in time during the lively Irish Fest at Old World Huntington Beach. Surround yourself with green Irish decorations and “eat, drink, dance and be Irish!” Enjoy a full day of fun in the sun with live entertainment, Celtic music, full bar, eats and more. Best of all, parking is free for Irish Fest.

For more St. Patrick's Day ideas, visit our Top Things to Do in Anaheim for St. Patrick's Day.


Easter Celebrations in Anaheim

Easter Arts and Crafts

The festivities don't end there. Easter ushers in a time of joy and renewal, offering a variety of family-friendly activities across the community. Join egg-citing Easter celebrations in Anaheim this year! From colorful egg hunts to Easter festivals, it’s a fun time for the whole family!


Primrose Egg Hunt

Meet at the Anaheim GardenWalk for the Primrose Egg Hunt on March 23rd and 24th. The GardenWalk will transform into an Easter paradise featuring live entertainment, curated vendors, egg activities for kids, pets and the whole family. Don’t forget to capture a photo opp with the Easter Bunny!  


Downtown Anaheim Easter Festival Celebration

Easter Eggstravaganza

Also transforming into an Easter-themed celebration is Downtown Anaheim’s Center Street Promenade for Easter Eggstravaganza on March 28th. Bring your shopping basket as well as this event is the Farmers Market, but with an Easter twist. These events promise delightful moments of egg hunting, face painting, and crafts, all set against the backdrop of springtime's vibrant renewal.



Live Entertainment & Sports in Anaheim

Honda Center Night

In Anaheim, live performances offer a diverse range of experiences for music enthusiasts and families alike.


Honda Center

The Honda Center ignites with the explosive 'So Much For (2our) Dust' tour, featuring powerhouse bands like Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Eat World, The Maine, and Daisy Grenade, delivering an unforgettable blend of punk, alternative, and rock anthems. Catch these bands live on March 4th.

The coolest tickets in town might just be for the Ducks, Anaheim’s own NHL team, as they take the ice at the Honda Center.  Watch the Ducks fly together on these dates:

  • 3/1/23 - Ducks vs. Washington
  • 3/3/23 - Ducks vs. Montreal
  • 3/12/23 - Ducks vs. Nashville
  • 3/15/23 - Ducks vs. New York Islanders
  • 3/17/23 - Ducks vs. Columbus
  • 3/19/23 - Ducks vs. Vancouver
  • 3/21/23 - Ducks vs. Calgary
  • 3/23/23 - Ducks vs. Winnipeg
  • 3/25/23 - Ducks vs. St. Louis
  • 3/27/23 - Ducks vs. Colorado


House of Blues Anaheim

Meanwhile, on March 7th, the House of Blues hosts the vibrant energy of Enanitos Verdes, promising a night filled with Latin rock rhythms and electrifying melodies. For those enchanted by the magic of Disney, City National Grove presents 'Disney Princess – The Concert' on March 23rd, where beloved princesses and timeless melodies enchant audiences of all ages, creating memories that last a lifetime. 



Parades, Street Fairs, Conventions and Festivals

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival at Disney California Adventure Park

Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival

Pixie-dusted plates are returning for the annual Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.  The celebration invites guests to explore California cuisine at Festival Marketplace kiosks offering bites and sips.  Head to the Sonoma Terrace for an expanded menu of craft beers, cocktails, and food offerings.  Then, guests will be inspired by Disney and celebrity chefs who prepare their favorite recipes live on stage. 

To the delight of the next generation of foodies, family-friendly programming includes activities and kid-centered food demonstrations.  We love to see Chef Goofy in the kitchen!  Hungry for more? Enjoy a smorgasbord of live entertainment, plus numerous bookable experiences like mixology classes and wine receptions. 


Sugar Lane Dessert Festival

Cookies, cakes, pies, oh my! It’s a dessert lover’s dream when food and craft vendors take over Downtown Anaheim for the Sugar Lane Dessert Festival. Find the free event on Center Street Promenade from 5-9 PM.



Couple Celebrating best Valentine's Day activities in OC

Orange County Restaurant Week

Curious about new cuisine? The annual Orange County Restaurant Week is a great time to explore restaurants in Anaheim and around the OC. Chefs have curated menus for every diner, from those seeking a luxe experience to family-friendly offerings. Visit their website for a full list of participating restaurants. Take part in this eater-tainment from March 3-9, 2024.



Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry JamboreeKnott’s Boysenberry Festival

Looking for a bushel of fun? The Knott's Boysenberry Festival is the park’s annual food and wine festival that celebrates the little berry that initiated it all: the boysenberry. With dozens of food items inspired by the berry, it captures springtime flavors while paying homage to the theme park’s roots. This year's festival is set to unveil an exciting array of new culinary creations, featuring over two dozen boysenberry-adjacent food and drink items to tantalize the taste buds.

In addition to the delicious dishes, visitors will enjoy themed entertainment including live music, stage shows, and family-friendly activities.  Draped in purple decor, it’s one of the berry best times to visit Knott’s Berry Farm.


Swallows Day Parade and Mercado Street Fair 

Experiencing the Swallows Day Parade in San Juan Capistrano is a timeless tradition that encapsulates the essence of community spirit and cultural heritage. Every year, on the Saturday closest to St. Joseph's Day, thousands gather in this historic town to witness the colorful procession commemorating the return of the swallows from their winter migration to Argentina. The parade, featuring equestrian units, marching bands, floats adorned with vibrant decorations, and local dignitaries, weaves its way through the charming streets of Downtown San Juan Capistrano. Enjoy this parade and street fair on March 23rd.



WonderCon Anaheim
WonderCon 2024

The Anaheim Convention Center will once again host WonderCon, the comics and popular arts convention.  The weekend is packed with exclusive programming from movies and television, plus panels featuring the nation’s top comic publishers and award-winning speakers.  Attendees can celebrate their fandom with autographs, games, portfolio reviews, and more. Tickets are on sale for this jam-packed convention taking place March 29-31!


Whether you're a local seeking new adventures or a traveler eager to immerse yourself in Southern California's charm, March in Anaheim and Orange County offers an array of experiences to delight every interest and taste. Explore our Event Calendar for an abundance of exciting activities and experiences in and around Anaheim.


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