7 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!
The 2023 Hoag Classic is here! The week of March 15-19, 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 2023 Hoag Classic is a must-do this March.
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 18. 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 handful of 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 5-11.
March Madness kicks off on March 14, 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 Newport Beach dwellers, 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!
Experience the excitement of the 95th Academy Awards at THE LOT at Fashion Island! Enjoy a delicious dinner and drinks at the theater’s restaurant or bar while watching the ceremony on the expansive video wall. As a special treat, complimentary popcorn will be provided at each table, and guests can participate in a fill-in ballot contest for a chance to win movie tickets. The city of Newport Beach will also debut its very own Oscars commercial! Don’t miss out on this glamorous Hollywood event—reserve your table here.
International Women’s Day
March 8 is International Women’s Day when women worldwide are recognized for their social, cultural, economic and political achievements. And this year, we encourage you to not only show the women in your life some love but support Newport Beach’s women-owned businesses! Some of these include A’maree’s, Sunny Days, elysewalker, TALIA, Malibu Farm and Rye Goods. Show these ladies some love this month!
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.
Written by: Kaylin Waizinger