8 Things Worth Celebrating This March
As we roll out of winter and into spring, it’s time to shed those sweaters and gear up for the sunnier days ahead! March in Newport Beach is easily one of the most exciting months, with wildflower blooms and iconic events like the highly anticipated Hoag Classic. So mark your calendars and get ready to have some fun this month in our beautiful city on the coast—here are eight things to do in Newport Beach this March!
The 2024 Hoag Classic is here! The week of March 20-24, the biggest names in golf will tee off at the beautiful Newport Beach Country Club—an event you won’t want to miss! As one of the most prestigious events on the PGA Tour Champions, the atmosphere is sure to be electric, with fans cheering on their favorite players and enjoying the camaraderie of fellow golf enthusiasts. In addition to the on-course action, there will be ample opportunities to sample local food and drink, shop for golf merchandise and soak up the SoCal sunshine. Whether you’re a die-hard golf fan or just looking for a fun day out, the 2024 Hoag Classic is a must-do this March.
International Women’s Day
March 8 is International Women’s Day when woman worldwide are recognized for their social, cultural, economic and political achievements. And this year, we encourage you not only to show the women in your life some love but also support Newport Beach’s women-owned business! Some of these include A’maree’s, Sunny Days, elysewalker, Malibu Farm and Rye Goods. Show these ladies some love this month!
Dawn your best green ensemble and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at one of Newport Beach’s Irish pubs! Each year, our city hosts the annual Luck of the Irish St Paddy’s Pub Crawl, where pubcrawlers dress up and get their drink on at bars like Baja Sharkeez, Malarky’s Irish Pub, Stag Bar & Kitchen and more. To register you and your friends, click here and prepare for a good old-fashioned day filled with Irish food and drink! This event will take place on March 16. Attendees must be 21 or older to participate.
Up for a culinary adventure? OC Restaurant Week is back and better than ever this March with a host of delicious menus and signature drinks. Whether you’re looking for a discounted date night out or a casual place to grab drinks and appetizers with friends, Newport Beach’s best participating restaurants is sure to please your palate. This year, you can expect delicious deals from restaurants like Cappy’s Cafe, Billy’s at the Beach, Gracias Madre, Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens and more. Get ready for a week of mouthwatering drinks and deals from March 3-9.
March Madness kicks off on March 17 (Selection Sunday), which means it’s time to gear up for nearly three weeks of nail-biting NCAA basketball games! This heated, single-elimination tournament will have you on the edge of your bar stool as college teams across the country face off in hopes of making the final four. And lucky for locals and visitors of Newport Beach, there are a number of spots to catch all the action. From high-energy sports bars like Mutt Lynch’s and Cruisers Pizza Bar Grill to neighborhood hangs like Helmsman Ale House and The Village Inn on Balboa Island, you’re sure to find a spot to belly up. Get your brackets ready and bring your appetite!
Photos With the Easter Bunny
Easter happens to fall on March 31 this year, which means you can enjoy the springtime festivities all month long! Fashion Island is hosting a celebration this year where your kiddos can meet and snap photos with the Easter Bunny. Don’t miss this Easter experience on the Atrium Lawn from March 1-30! And if you’re looking to fill your little one’s baskets, stop by one of the many kids’ stores at this luxury lifestyle center.
With spring break right around the corner, it’s time to start prepping for a week of fun in the sun! Soak in all that Newport Beach has to offer by booking a getaway at one of our city’s seaside hotels or resorts! Then, map out your activities; whether you’re traveling with kiddos, friends or your significant other, there are so many ways to make your spring escape one to remember. From boating and dining on the bay to exploring destinations like Lido Marina Village, Balboa Island and Crystal Cove State Park, you’ll never run out of things to do.
Feeling thrifty this spring? Head to Lido Marina Village for a little wardrobe refresh! On March 22, the bayfront Lido Deck will host its Fourth Fridays Vintage Market, where you can enjoy live music while you shop hand-picked vintage items. With everything from apparel and jewelry to bags and home goods, this open-air market has something for everyone. After you’ve found a few treasures, be sure to grab a bite at one of the many Lido Marina Village restaurants, including Lido Bottle Works, Malibu Farm, Circle Hook Fish Company, Skål Pizza and more.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger