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10 Best Things to Do in LA in March (2024)

Beautiful DTLA skyline at night with blue moon glow in Los Angeles, California.

Explore Los Angeles in March: from fun St. Patrick's Day parades to hidden hotspots, to some of 2024's biggest events in LA. Here is LA Today's list of 10 best things to do in LA in March 2024.

Short-Cut Menu (Things to Do in LA in March)

Event flyer for LA Today's OSCARS Pre-Party event in Los Angeles this March. A beautiful golden statue on a red-carpet that leads to an open window with a view of DTLA at night.

📍 Location: 811 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017

🗓️ Dates: March 9th, 8PM to 2AM

💰 Price: FREE with RSVP before 10PM

Highlights: The biggest Hollywood awards show is almost here! Celebrate the year's entertainment milestones at LA Today's Oscars 2024 Pre-Party: A Highlight Reel Event at the iconic Elevate Lounge rooftop. 21 floors high above Los Angeles, the night promises unrivaled glamour and elite networking, perfectly timed for the Academy Awards. This exclusive gathering on Saturday, March 9th offers a unique opportunity for guests to mingle with the luminaries of film, TV, and music, Highlights include a star-studded red carpet, premiere entertainment from top DJs and unexpected performances, AND the chance to connect with industry power players.

🪄 Insider Tip: RSVP is FREE before 10PM, so make sure to register ASAP and ARRIVE EARLY to make sure to get inside for this guest list only event. And, if you are looking to elevate your experience with a VIP package like the "Golden Gala," then please email to book your spot.

📍 Location: 425 Gin Ling Way, Los Angeles, CA 90012

🗓️ Hours: 5PM-12AM Thursday-Sunday

💰 Price: $$

Highlights: If you and your friends are committing to an alcohol-free 2024 and and looking for a new vibe, STAY in Chinatown is a great place for a new thing to do in March in Los Angeles. This trendy cocktail lounge has a varied list of alcohol-free cocktails, wine alternatives, and beers.

🪄 Insider Tip: They also have coffees, sweets, and plant-based offerings while you hangout.

📍 Location: 13817 Ventura Boulevard, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

🗓️ Hours: Sunday-Thursday 5-10PM, Friday-Saturday 5-11PM

💰 Price: $$$

Highlights: BLVD Steak, which just opened last year, is a fine-dining restaurant that is definitely worth keeping on your radar. It's stylish bar, dining room and patio provide a chic and classy vibe that is suitable for LA foodies and socialites. Their vast menu features fine cuts of meat, seafood, classic cocktails, an international wine collection, and more. BLVD Steak is the sister restaurant to both Casita Mexican Restaurant & Bar and Taisho Japanese Restaurant & Bar, which are both located just down the street on Ventura Boulevard. Any of these choices are great for Los Angeles in March.

🪄 Insider Tip: BLVD Steak has a special, private dining room where you can host birthday parties, holiday events, and more.

📍 Location: 100 Fisherman's Wharf, Redondo Beach, CA, 90277

🗓️ Date: March 10th, 12-5PM

💰 Price: FREE

Highlights: Another great event in March in Los Angeles, that tourists and locals alike can enjoy, is the 50th Annual Festival of the Kite at the Redondo Beach Pier. You can enjoy DJs and Live Music by 1969, sponsor giveaways, Craig's Hot Dog on a Stick Eating Contest, as well as various prizes for different kite flying categories. You can also fly your own kite just for fun, or watch and enjoy the sights of amateur and professional kite-flyers.

🪄 Insider Tip: If you are looking for parking, multi-level public parking structures are located at the pier and boardwalk with easy access to the beach, esplanade, Redondo Beach Marina, and Veterans Park.

📍 Location: 1011 Stadium Dr., Inglewood, CA 90305

🗓️ Dates: March 15th-17th

💰 Price: Tickets $139+

Highlights: Are you a music fan wondering what to do in LA in March? Rolling Loud is calling your name. This 3-day long music festival is full of huge hip-hop and rap stars that has come to California for many years now. Each day has different artists performing, so if you choose to go only one day, be sure to go on the day when your favorite artists are performing.

🪄 Insider Tip: There are maps located on their website to help guide you around the large festival grounds.

📍 Location: Downtown Hermosa Beach

🗓️ Date: March 16th

💰 Price: FREE

Highlights: Spending St. Patrick's Day in Los Angeles, well, consider yourself lucky! You can go see Hermosa Beach's 28th annual parade featuring street performances, local nonprofits, cool cars, and numerous different trendy brands sponsoring the parade. There are also live music and dance performances down at the Pier Plaza bringing plenty of energy and good vibes to Los Angeles this March.

🪄 Insider Tip: Get there EARLY to ensure a good spot at the parade, as it can get super packed.

📍 Location: 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028

🗓️ Dates: March 5th-24th

💰 Price: Tickets $39+

Highlights: From March 5th through March 24th, if you're a lover of broadway shows, definitely consider a night out with friends, family, or a partner to see the famous Chicago. Checking out a live show is one of the many entertaining things to do in Los Angeles in March, full of nonstop dancing and enjoyment, this one is a can't-miss show. Buy your tickets on TicketMaster.

🪄 Insider Tip: Check in with the box office before the show to see if there are any special upgrades or discounted tickets available.

📍 Location: Start at Dodger Stadium

🗓️ Date: March 17th

💰 Price: FREE to watch, $250+ to run

Highlights: Whether you want to run the event or just cheer everyone on and enjoy the exciting environment, the LA Marathon is a big event in LA in March that you won't be able to miss happening even if you tried. Roads will be closed and traffic will be insane, so you may as well join in on the fun and line the streets to cheer on the runners.

🪄 Insider Tip: Don't miss the finish fest as this post-race festival at Century Park is where the real party starts.

📍 Location: 5110 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA 91204

🗓️ Date: March 17th

💰 Price: FREE

Highlights: Moonlight Rollerway and the Los Angeles Philharmonic have collaborated to host a GlassSkates roller-skating event in honor of Phillip Glass and his electronic and R&B hits that he has inspired. Keeping this event on your radar is a must-do, especially as the weather in LA in March can sometimes be a bit rainy. Go with your best friends or family members and skate to the music for some guaranteed laughs and good times.

🪄 Insider Tip: Registration is FREE until March 15th, so be sure to register early to claim a spot.

📍 Location: 1406 Marine St Santa Monica, CA 90405

🗓️ Date: March 23, 2024 9:30-11AM

💰 Price: $45

Highlights: If you want some self-care time, be sure to try Puppy Yoga in Marine Park. Not only is it a great moment in Los Angeles in March to do some yoga out in nature, but adding cute puppies to the mix makes it all the better. The March weather in Los Angeles is perfect to start spending time outdoors before the summer heat hits when you'll be begging an air conditioner. You can purchase your tickets on EventBrite.

🪄 Insider Tip: If puppies aren't your thing (really?) there's also Goat Yoga.


General Information for March 2024 in Los Angeles

Weather: LA weather in March can see a lot of sun and minimal rain, but there are moments when the winter rain storms come back to surprise travelers and locals alike, so always remember to pack an umbrella and a rain jacket to play it safe. The temperature is typically warm, but what draws tourists to visit in March is the fact that there isn't a scorching summer sun making you melt as you're checking out some of the major attractions. The average high temperature in March in Los Angeles is about 69 degrees Fahrenheit, with the low being 51 degrees Fahrenheit, so be sure to pack some warmer clothes for the cooler nights in LA. Be sure to check the current weather for March in Los Angeles closer to your plans.

Crowds & Tourism: Peak tourism season in Los Angeles is obviously during the summertime with the gorgeous weather and more children's vacations, so March is a lot quieter in terms of crowds. However, a lot of college universities have their spring break in March. A trip to Los Angeles in March is calling your name.

Local Lifestyle: With Saint Patricks Day and the Los Angeles Marathon being the stars of the show, there are plenty of local activities and live concerts to attend in March in Los Angeles. And don't forget, spring break begins for Los Angeles students.


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