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See What’s Blooming This March in California

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

Starting March 1

Following a wet winter, we’re anticipating a gorgeous Spring bloom across the state. You can visit the 55-acres of vibrant ranunculus at Carlsbad Ranch and enjoy a tractor tour, greenhouse, bird aviary, butterfly garden and much more. But hurry! Tickets sell out fast for this one-time a year spectacle.

Dana Point Festival of Whales

March 1-3

The 53rd Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales returns to the Dana Point Harbor. Celebrate the return of the California gray whales as they grace the coast during their annual, awe-inspiring migration. Families and friends of all ages can enjoy a weekend of fun-filled activities and events including a parade, concert on the water & BBQ, street fair, the Dingy Dash, whale watching and more.

BNP Paribas Open

March 3-17

The superstars of tennis return to Indian Wells in March. Rafael Nadar, Naomi Osaka and Caroline Wozniacki are a few of the headliners to join some of tennis’ best newcomers in this desert paradise and battle for court dominance. 

Oakland Restaurant Week

March 14-22

From neighborhood gems and food trucks to MICHELIN-rated restaurants, explore Oakland global culinary offerings. Participating restaurants will offer specially created lunch and dinner menus to showcase the diverse culture and cuisine of the city. The community and fabric of Oakland is made up of culturally distinct neighborhoods, inspiring an incredibly creative food scene of unexpected pairings and fusion-style flavors. Favorite foodie hot-spots include Jack London Square and Temescal to Uptown and Fruitvale, to name a few, making Oakland Restaurant Week a perfect BARTable event.

18th Annual California Artisan Cheese Festival

March 22-24

California’s premier cheese festival, produced by experts and presenters from the world of artisan cheese, will promote broad awareness of the artisan cheesemaking community and enjoyment of its products. This year’s festival starts on Friday, March 22 with Farm and Producer Tours at locations throughout Marin and Sonoma Counties and beyond. On Saturday, March 23, cheese tastings, pairings and seminars will take place at a variety of wineries, breweries and farms throughout Sonoma County followed by the highly anticipated Cheese Crawl at The Barlow in Sebastopol. 

Pliny the Younger 20th Anniversary Release

Starting March 22

Fans of Russian River microbrewed Pliny the Younger can line up for tap and bottles at both the Santa Rosa and Windsor pubs. Each guest will be given a custom, uniquely colored and dated wristband upon entering the pub. These wristbands have four pull-tabs to be redeemed for the ability to purchase 3-10 oz. pours and two bottles of Pliny the Younger. There is a limit of three draft Youngers per guest. 

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