Top Things to Do In Silicon Valley: March Events

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest
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Looking for the best events and festivals this month in San Jose? Here are some ideas for things to do in March 2016.

San Jose Jazz Winter Fest, February 25 - March 8

What: A concert series featuring a diverse lineup of musical artists performing jazz, Latin, blues, R&B, roots, New Orleans and more.

Where: Various locations, Downtown San Jose & Palo Alto

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International Bachata Festvial, February 29 - March 5

What: One of the biggest bachata music festivals in the world, featuring international performers and nightly dance events.

Where: Hyatt Burlingame San Francisco Airport

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Cinequest Film Festival, March 1 - 13

What: A film festival featuring creative and innovative films from around the world. For more information about Cinequest, check out this post: Guide to the Cinequest Film Festival.

Where: Various locations in downtown San Jose.

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Tails and No Tales Cat Show, March 5 - 6

What: A cat show featuring competitive breed judging, games, contests for kids, adoption events, and vendors featuring cat toys, apparel, and more. 10am-5pm on Saturday and 9am-5pm Sunday. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $4 for children under 12. Save $1 off admission with the coupon on the website.

Where: Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Gateway Hall, 344 Tully Road, San Jose

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The Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show, March 5 - 6

What: The Bay Area's largest annual travel celebration featuring world music, acclaimed travel speakers (Rick Steves, Samantha Brown), cultural and culinary demonstrations, and inspiring exhibitors from around the world.

Where: Santa Clara Convention Center

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UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Hummingbird Days, March 5 - 6

A family-friendly educational festival to celebrate the hummingbird. Visitors will learn about the birds and participate in a variety of activities focused on these unique wild creatues. Admission: $10 Public, $5 Members, Free: UCSC students and children under 17

Where: UC Santa Cruz Arboretum, Santa Cruz

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Litquake Palo Alto, March 13

What: A festival of books, community and ideas, featuring author speakers, literary workshops, and family-friendly events. 3pm - 8pm.

Where: Oshman Jewish Community Center, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto

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French Fair: A Day in France, March 18 - March 19

What: A festival celebrating French culture, food, music and traditions. The mission of the French Fair is to help promote French businesses and to give Silicon Valley the opportunity to learn more about France, her culture, history, and products. All proceeds go to a local non-profit “Mentor and Tutor Connection” that provides mentors and tutors for children.

Where: Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto

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