Bring out the shamrocks and running shoes – it’s March at Golden Gate Park. This month, you will find activities and events that entertain, educate, and allow you to save money.

Early Bird Tickets for Outside Lands (March 11)

They say the early bird catches the worm, and the Outside Lands event is no exception to the rule. You can save more than $50 when you purchase the Eager Beaver tickets for $149.50. Outside Lands is a popular San Francisco gathering that lasts up to three days filled with music, food, art, education, and green opportunities. In 2011, the event will be held from August 12 to 14. While there is no indication on the kind of headliners to expect – you’re sure to encounter talent that will pique your interest. To lock in your tickets, visit

Z Day Event (March 12)

Golden Gate Park will host the second of three days of the annual worldwide Z Day Event, which is meant to increase public awareness of The Zeitgeist Movement and The Venus Project.
Hosted by the San Francisco Chapter, it is free to participate in this event, and will be held at the Pioneer East Meadows (located at John F Kennedy Drive and Stow Lake Drive) between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. For more information, check out

St. Patrick’s at California Academy of Sciences (March 17)

If you’re looking for a way to bring in St. Patrick’s Day, head for the California Academy of Sciences, where a celebration awaits your arrival. The weekly Nightlife event will focus on various activities and entertainment, such as live Irish music and dancing. Music will be provided by DJ Nako. The festivities start at 6 p.m. and carry on until 10 p.m. The cost for this event is $12. Must be 21 years or older to participate.

Scavenger Run (March 19)

The Half Full Running Club will host a scavenger run that sees teams racing to bring back photographic proof of mystery items. The objects will be spread across the park – over the course of at least 4 miles on foot. Each team needs one camera phone to take pictures of found objects. If you don’t have a team by the 19th, come anyway and you will have a chance to make new friends. Meet at Sharon Meadows at 8:30 a.m. to enjoy this free event.

Friday Movie Nights at Park Chalet

One of these Friday nights, how’d you like to enjoy a cold brew amongst locals? The Park Chalet has been entertaining the masses with their free movies on Fridays. There is no cover charge to enjoy a flick with friends – right in Golden Gate Park. The theme for this month is Superheroes.
Movies scheduled for March are:

• Spiderman (3/11)
• Batman – The Dark Knight (3/18)
• The 1978 version of Superman: the Movie (3/25)