31 Best Things to Do in LA in March (2023)
Looking for the best events in LA during the luckiest month of the year? You're in luck. Here is our curated guide to the best things to do in Los Angeles this March. Don't miss out on the St. Patrick's Day Parades, amazing concerts, challenging marathons, exciting parties, must-see sporting events, and other fun things to do in LA (something for every day of the month). 🌴
Cirque Du Soleil Corteo
777 Chick Hearn Ct, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Cirque du Soleil (French for Circus of the Sun) is just as enchanting as it sounds. With a combination of dance, acrobatic, and circus performances, it reigns as one of the most successful theatrical productions to date. Corteo tells the story of Mauro The Dream Clown whose spirit awakens and witnesses his own funeral in a carnival-like atmosphere. It's a beautiful, family-friendly production, with stunning visuals, passionate performances, and a world of fun and spontaneity situated in the mysterious space between heaven and earth. Watch it at Microsoft Theater from March 23 - April 30, 2023.
The LA Marathon
1000 Vin Scully Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Head on down to downtown Los Angeles and join the 38th running of the Los Angeles Marathon, presented by ASICS, on March 19, 2023. The 26.2 mile course will set out at Dodger Stadium, wind through DTLA, Little Tokyo, Hollywood until Brentwood, where runners double back on San Vicente, Sepulveda, and Santa Monica Blvd before finishing at Avenue of the Stars in Century City. If you want to accomplish a personal goal and support The McCourt Foundation's mission to build a healthier world, sign up for this March event.
8440 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
From the creators of the high-energy Toca Madera, comes a revised vision of open-air dining. Housed in the Mondrian Hotel, this space is an exquisitely curated atmosphere with Tulum-style decor, and a gourmet experience that is pleasantly stimulating to all of the senses. Complete with a city view and a delicious menu (which includes the Tuna Timbale, Truffle Risotto, Peanut Chocolate Mousse, and Pog Cocktail). Their seafood menu in particular is spectacular and is paired with a beautiful, creative presentation.
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Paleyfest is an annual television festival hosted by the Paley Center in the Los Angeles area. It takes place every spring at the Dolby Theatre, featuring the casts of several television shows. This provides fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with actors, showrunners, writers as well as other crew members of their favorite tv shows.
With a Q&A, exclusive film clips, and much more, this annual weeklong festival has been going strong for 40 years and will be held this year from March 31 to April 4. Some television shows that will be represented at the festival this year include The Mandalorian, Grey's, Anatomy, Yellowstone, the Late Late Show with James Corden, and much more.
Knott’s Boysenberry Festival
8039 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90620
If you have ever been to or greatly enjoy Knott’s Berry Farm, you need to visit during their annual Knott's Boysenberry Festival. This food and wine festival celebrates the park's historic roots by highlighting the berry that started it all. With a large range of sweet-to-savory foods with a boysenberry twist to drinks and other unique Knotts merchandise. With live music, stage shows, and fun activities for guests of all ages to enjoy, you will not run out of things to do at this festival - and that’s all before the rides and attractions. From March 10 - April 16, come enjoy the heritage-respecting festival that is Knott's Boysenberry Festival.
St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Pub Crawl
830 S. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA
This year, on Friday, March 17 at 4 pm, the Broadway Bar celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with a block party and pub crawl with special access and drink discounts at 10+ different venues. Your St. Patrick’s Day "bar crawl kit" includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers, and a map of all participating bars and nightclubs. You will also receive exclusive drink specials at each venue, and free St. Paddy's Day necklaces. Dress in green, grab your mates, and celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Los Angeles.
Butterfly Pavilion @ Natural History Museum
900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007
From March 5th to August 13th, 2023, The Natural History Museum brings its guests the beautiful butterflies of their seasonal Pavilion. This springtime exhibition features hundreds of butterflies, colorful native plants, and the shine of natural sunlight to enrich the look of these amazing creatures. Along the way, you will see all stages in the butterfly life cycle, see caterpillars feeding on leaves, count up to 30 different species, chat with museum educators and animal care specialists to find out what makes these animals so special, and have a chance to shop in the NHM Butterfly Pavilion store. For $8 per person, and free entrance for members, come get one of the best views in Los Angeles of these amazing insects.
9201 Sunset Blvd #100, Los Angeles, CA 90069
Located on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, the Fleur Room is a reservations-only cocktail lounge where expertly crafted cocktails are served in a lavish atmosphere. There are dazzling lights, elegant couches, and plenty of space that is great for birthday parties and dance moves. This restaurant has some very unique cocktails; make sure to try the cotton candy cocktail decorated with beautiful foam art.
Billy Joel + Stevie Nicks
1001 Stadium Dr, Inglewood, CA 90301
Come see Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks live in Inglewood on March 10th at 7PM at Sofi Stadium. These musical legends are two of the most beloved and universally respected entertainers of all time and will be co-headlining an unforgettable evening of live music by bringing back old hits and creating an enlivened atmosphere. Tickets are selling fast, so be sure to purchase them at the link in the title to save your seats.
The Lion King @ Pantages Theater
6233 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Don't miss this Tony Award-winning Disney masterpiece. Disney brings its Broadway musical to the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles, inviting you to explore the African Serengeti while following the life of the adorable and precocious Simba on his great adventure. The score from the original film is accentuated in this show with new original songs that capture the rich mythology and drama of the famous story. It is playing all the way through March 26th.
Rose Bowl Flea Market
1001 Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103
If you are a fan of vintage jewelry, vintage clothing, vintage furniture, or vintage anything, you will definitely want to visit the Rose Bowl Flea Market. On March 12, this monthly market featuring an eclectic array of crafts, apparel, antiques, and other goods is returning. For over 50 years, the Rose Bowl Flea Market has been the most popular and profitable flea market in the entire country. Its fame has come from its quality of vendors and shoppers of all ages and from all backgrounds. Whether you are looking to shop or just browse vintage items, this is the perfect place to do it.
Hermosa Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade
1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
This St Patrick’s Day in Hermosa Beach is set to once again spread a bit of Irish joy and pride for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade. The parade will start at the intersection of Valley and Pier avenue at 11 AM and end at 1 PM. The 25th annual Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be celebrated by bagpipers from the Emerald Society, floats, and horses. This event in LA usually draws around 30,000+ people each year. Afterward, many make their way to Pier Plaza to enjoy an afterparty with live music from the South Bay Music Connection and a Lucky Selfie Station from 1- 3 PM.
The Comedy Store
8433 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
The World-Famous Comedy Store is an iconic American comedy club in LA that opened in April 1972. It's located in West Hollywood on the Sunset Strip and has long been considered the best comedy spot in the world. It was previously the home of Ciro's supper club, which was a hangout for movie stars in the 1940s-50s. This March, you never know who might stop by and do their material.
Pickwick Vintage Show @ ROW DTLA
777 S Alameda St, Los Angeles, CA 90021
From March 4 - April 5, visit a monthly market featuring vintage clothing, textiles, jewelry, etc from over 65 exhibitors (much like the Rose Bowl Flea Market). The Pickwick Vintage Show is a major source for collectors, connoisseurs, and the design community in search of vintage spanning all eras. In downtown LA, Row has continued to reaffirm itself as a trendy spot in Los Angeles and is settled among an array of globally recognized restaurants, shops, and offices that define the unique culture of LA.
Cherry Blossoms @ Balboa Park
6300 Balboa Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91406
This popular lake and picnic spot in the Valley is amazing to visit in the month of March when the cherry blossoms bloom and color the walking paths of the park. The month of March in particular will feature the annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Celebration) with tea ceremonies, martial arts, bonsai, music, and more on March 26th from 9:30AM to 3PM. You’ll need a reservation to visit, which becomes available seven days in advance, and books up quickly.
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Crypto.com Arena is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Downtown Los Angeles and is one of the main attractions in the LA concert scene. Here, country music artist Carrie Underwood will be coming to perform her Denim and Rhinestones Tour with guest Jimmie Allen. This is taking place on March 13 so be sure to grab your tickets before they sell out.
11814 Ventura Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604
This modern social club in Studio City is deeply devoted to community, divine cuisine, and the celebration of life. With scenery accentuated by beautiful lights, plants, and cozy seating, this is a great restaurant to visit for dinner and features high-end Japanese cuisine. Stars and locals alike are drawn to Leona's Sushi House for its beloved signature dishes, such as the halibut with fresh truffle, corn tempura, and oxtail bao.
300 E Green St, Pasadena, CA 91101
If you geek out over space and alien theories, you need to get your ticket to Alien Con and head to the Pasadena Convention Center. From March 4-5, you can meet fellow alien enthusiasts, encounter your favorite experts, participate in autograph and photography sessions, and purchase plenty of merchandise (UFO-themed mugs, masks, and clothes). Erich von Däniken, Godfather of Ancient Astronaut Theory, will be joining the convention in LA as a special guest.
Steep After Dark
970 N Broadway Suite 112, Los Angeles, CA 90012
S.A.D, while not actually depressing, is instead filled with tea-based cocktails and Asian-inspired bites meant to alleviate the sadness. Located in the restaurant Steep LA, began a pop-up series, Steep After Dark (S.A.D.) which was born on Steep’s outdoor patio, with a goal to bring light and joy through food and drinks.
As a bar program driven by both tea & spirits, S.A.D features a new bar bites menu that’s only available after 4 pm - and quick shots are not the norm at the bar. With S.A.D.'s mission continuing to surround bringing the community together and enjoying the slow life, the atmosphere most certainly represents this.
LA Fashion Week
1650 Schrader Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90028
If fashion is your passion, then you need to make your way to LA Fashion Week this month. From March 24th to 26th, fashion week in LA will be powered by the Society, creating a great fashion touring experience and bringing their best designers, entertainment, and production together for an unforgettable experience.
Hollywood Hotel Roosevelt Academy Awards Viewing
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
If you love the Oscars and would like to share the experience with others in an exciting and livened atmosphere, then you’ll want to attend the viewing party at the Hollywood Roosevelt. The 94th Academy Awards will be streamed in many places on March 27th, but the Hollywood Roosevelt will make the experience an authentic one, with red carpet arrivals, a cocktail reception at 4 pm, and a viewing gala and dinner at 5 pm. Tickets are priced at $300/person and include red carpet arrival, the telecast, a premium open bar, a four-course fixed menu, and priority access to the hotel after-party at Teddy’s, featuring a live orchestra.
208 Rodeo Drive
428 N Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Featuring live music and a great menu, 208 Rodeo Restaurant serves amazing bistro fare in an elegant, romantic setting. It's a favorite with Beverly Hills locals and tourists. Notably in March, the Vera Wang Trunk Show Showcasing on Rodeo Drive will feature a gorgeous bridal collection from February 23rd - March 4th and would be a great reason to stop by 208 Rodeo.
Boots in the Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Boots In The Park however attempts to take southern culture and mash it up with country music in the best way possible. Featuring artists such as Dustin Lynch, Chris Lane, Tyler Hubbard of Florida Georgia Line, Ingrid Andress, Chase Matthew, and Joe Peters at Central Park on Saturday, March 4, 2023, this is a concert experience like no other. Grab a beer, listen to live music, and maybe even line dance at Santa Clarita's ultimate Country Music party.
The Basement @ The Victorian
2640 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Victorian is a hidden gem in Santa Monica for it's hip cocktail lounge on the lower level called "The Basement." The multi-story Victorian caters to a lot of different crowds and is always packed on the weekend, so get there early. Enjoy retro drinks, light bites, and dancing with your besties. With vintage and historic vibes, this space offers an Instagram-worthy ambiance that can’t be missed! Be sure to attend the basement Saturday on March 18th, featuring special live music and a secret menu with great drinks and food.
4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027
Join the Observatory's curatorial staff as they examine and explain the most-talked-about subjects in astronomy and space science on March 20 from 12 - 1:15 PM for Spring Equinox, to mark the start of spring.
Willie Mae’s Restaurant
11419 Santa Monica Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA 90025
This New Orleans-based restaurant was established in 1957 as a bar in the city’s historic Treme neighborhood. It brings the best-fried chicken in America to Los Angeles, with a commissary kitchen and family-operated facility providing seafood boils, pig roasts, soul food, and special family seasonings. On March 24th from 7PM - 10PM, the restaurant will temporarily transform into a comedy house, featuring Eddie Gallagher, Steve Bickel, and Troy Moore. Tickets for Kricket Comedy are $20 and can be purchased here.
Funky Sole @ El Cid
4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029
LA's longest-running 60s vinly funk show continues at El Cid on Sunset. This funk themed music event features the ultimate collection of essential legendary vinyl from the sixties to early eighties funk and soul. With a price of $5 before 10:30 PM then $10 after, don't miss resident DJs: Music Man Miles (Rootdown/Breakestra), Mean Mr. Mustard, Mixmaster Wolf (Breakestra) and Octavio Comacho ruling the night with their sick beats.
Lakers @ Crypto Arena
1111 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90015
It’s that time again - catch the Lakers during the second half of the 2023 NBA season.
Don't miss your chance to see AD, Lebron, and crew at Crypto.com Arena. Tickets sell fast, so be sure to get yours.
Drinks in the Garden @ Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Before you attend a fantastic concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, enjoy drinks in the garden. Starting at 6:30pm, you can enjoy a drink and soak up the lush and leafy ambiance of the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s garden.
The Charlie Turner Trail
2800 E Observatory Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Have you wanted to hike "Mount Hollywood?" Well, the Charlie Turner Trail awaits, providing stunning 360-degree views which include DTLA, the Pacific Ocean, the Hollywood Hills, and much more. Get outdoors, get some activity and movement in your life and have an adventure in LA.
Salt & Straw
1357 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90291
In Venice, Salt & Straw serves up an assortment of amazing ice cream flavors. You can smell the waffle as you stare at all the colorful options. A popular spot for LA tourists and local Angelenos.
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