Down the Rode - March

MARCH

Feb 26 - 6 • Pier 39’s Tulipmania,
Pier 39, San Francisco, CA. Tulipmania returns in full bloom at Pier 39 with guided tours daily at 10 a.m. This year’s collection will feature flowers of every color combination conceivable including Apricot Beauties, Texas Flames, Purple Princes, Flaming Parrots, Swan Wings, Burgundy Lace and more. The tulips will be topped with winter vegetables including lettuce, parsley, celery and red chard. For more info you can call 415.705.5500.

4 - 6 • Dixieland Monterey Jazz Bash by the Bay,
Portola Hotel & Spa, Monterey Conference Center and Fisherman’s Wharf. This is the 31st annual event with this year’s featured artists including but not limited to: Bed, Big Mama Sue Trio, Royal Society Jazz Band, Sweet Thursday Jazz Band, Titan Hot Seven & Ivory and Gold and more. Founded in 1980, Dixieland Monterey celebrates the roots of Classic Jazz, Swing and Ragtime, and promotes the education of youth in the art of traditional jazz performance. Each year, enthusiasts from all over the U.S. and Canada travel to Monterey to enjoy some of the hottest traditional jazz and swing bands from the U.S. and around the world. Tickets start at $47 per day and $99 for an all-event badge. For more information 888.349.6879 or www.dixieland-monterey.com.

9 - 13 • San Francisco Ocean Film Festival,
Come out and enjoy the films that celebrate the sea and increase ocean awareness. $12 per program or $85 for a Film Program Pass. Info at www.ocean filmfest.org.

9 - 13 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center, Long Beach, CA. Adults $15, 15 and under free with paid adult. The Greatest Fishing Show on Earth touted as the oldest and largest show is now California’s biggest show. The Long Beach Show has gotten bigger with expanded hunting, camping and international travel exhibits. In addition, this show has now become California’s largest boat show with hundreds of performance boats, cruisers, yachts, fishing boats, kayaks and deck boats on land and in-the-water. It has become California’s Super Sports Show. Featuring the world’s finest fishing tackle manufacturers, exotic fishing lodges, great deals on fishing tackle, boats and vacations, California’s greatest seminar line-up with over 350 seminars and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

17 - 20 • 55th Annual Los Angeles Boat Show,
South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center. Come to LA and see hundreds of boats and marine accessories at this popular Southern California Marine Association show. For more info on times, tickets and special events contact the SCMA at 714.633.7581 or visit www.losangeles boatshow.com.

20 • Spring Equinox,
Winter comes to an end.

24 - 27 • Fred Hall’s Fishing Tackle & Boat Show,
San Diego, Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA. Adults $13, 15 and under free with paid adult. Thousands of fishing items, worldwide lodges will be on display, over 200 free seminars, wakeboard slider competitions and much more. The Fred Hall Shows are the only shows in America where over 50% of the proceeds go directly to protect your freedom to participate in outdoor recreation. When you choose to attend a Fred Hall Show, your choice makes a difference. For more information on Fred Hall Shows contact 805.389.3339 or www.fredhall.com.

24 - 27 • 26th Annual Palm Beach Boat Show,
Two locations: Intracoastal Waterway along Flagler Drive and North Clematis Street/Flagler Drive with transportation provided between each location. This is one of the top 10 boat shows in the country featuring more than $350 million worth of boats, superyachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. For more info on times, cost and how to get tickets call 800.940.7642.

25 - 28 • 5th Annual Artisan Cheese Festival,
Sonoma County Sheraton Petaluma Hotel, Petaluma, CA. Educational tasting, seminars, gala dinner, tours, artisan cheese marketplace and more all coordinated and hosted in the sumptuous Sheraton Sonoma County Petaluma Hotel. For event times and tickets call 707.283.2890 or visit www.artisancheesefestival.com.

 

APRIL

2 • 31st Annual Sea Scouts Seafarer Regatta,
6 a.m. start, Albatross Sea Base, Martinez, near the marina. The Sea Scout ship Albatross invites you and your ship to the 31st annual Seafarer Regatta. There will be eight ship events, nine team events and a formal dance/awards ceremony. $20 per ship registration and $15 per person. Visit www.seascouts.org for more info.

14 - 17 • Strictly Sail Pacific & Power Boat Expo,
Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA. Although during the same dates and location, these are two separate shows that will run simultaneously. The combined show will be the largest sailboat show on the West Coast and the NCMA’s Power Boat Expo will offer a variety of powerboats that will fit every buyer’s needs. This show will be filled with many dealers showing the latest and greatest powerboats and sailboats offered. With over 250 exhibitors from all over the world, many seminars and live entertainment it is sure to be another one of the best shows Jack London has ever witnessed. For more info on this year’s show call 800.698.5777 or visit www.calboating.com or 800.817.SAIL or www.strictlysail.com.

16 • 4th Annual Emeryville Marina Boaters Swap Meet,
North of the Harbor Master’s office on Powel St. For more info on attending the swap meet or for info on your own space to sell your items, call 510.654.3716 or visit www.emeryvillemarina.com.

 

DELTA

MARCH

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

5 & 27 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% payback, entry fee is $80 per team. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

6 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

9 • Delta Chambers Mixer, hosted by Marina West Yacht Club,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Located at Tower Park Marina this March Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends as Lynn Hahn and the rest of the MWYC members are sure to make the evening memorable. Make sure to attend this one and bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

10 - 13 • 37th Annual Sacramento Boat Show & Off-road Extravaganza,
Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Marine Association, Cal Expo, Sacramento, CA, (Just off of Bus. 80). This early year show brings in people from all over the Nor Cal area to experience the area’s only “All-Boat” show featuring boats from all of the Sacramento Area. You will see all of the latest in boats and marine gear. You can also experience the Off-Road area featuring ATV, motorcycles and toy haulers. For information on tickets, hours, dealers and parking contact 916.372.4239 or visit www.sacramento boatshow.com.

12 • Masquerade Ball,
Ryde Hotel. 6:30 p.m. start. Dinner and Dancing, No Host Bar. Entertainment: Rooms will be available for overnight guests. Call 916.777.4041 or e-mail: info@californiadelta.org for more information or to reserve your tickets.

13 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

17 • St. Patrick’s Day Lunch & Dinner,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista. Lunch starts at 11:30 p.m. and dinner starts at 5 p.m. Traditional corned beef and cabbage to be served. For more info, 707.374.5400.

17 • Happy Harbor’s St. Patrick’s Day Dinner,
Happy Harbor on the Delta Loop. 731 W. Brannan Island Road. $1.99 traditional St. Patty’s Day Dinner with drink specials. Dinner starts at 4 p.m. For more info call Joe at 916.777.6575.

17 • Windmill Cove St. Patrick’s Day Party & Dinner,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. Call Trisha for all the details at 209.948.6995.

19 • Sacramento Marina Vessel Safety Check,
Sacramento Marina, 2170 Ramp Way, Sacramento, CA 95818. Come by the marina with your boat and take advantage of this U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary free vessel safety check and obtain your 2011 Vessel Safety Check sticker. Call the marina office for more info and how to sign up at 916.808.5712.

19 • Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

20 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

20 • Spring Equinox,
Winter comes to an end.

26 • Boating Kickoff BBQ & Swap Meet,
Sacramento Marina, 2170 Ramp Way, Sacramento, CA 95818. The swap meet to be held in the parking lot in front of the admin office from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. On hand will be fishing gear, wakeboard and ski gear, engine and boat parts, chandlery items and more. For more info or to reserve your space call the marina office at 916.808.5712.

27 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

 

APRIL

Tuesdays • Taco Tuesday at Windmill Cove,
7600 Windmill Cove Road. Come by boat or car to enjoy this very popular Delta evening. 209.948.6995.

2 • Tracy Bass Series OPEN Tournament,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. This series is open to everyone, $150 entry fee with many other options such as big fish. All events lead up to the final T.O.C. held in May. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com

3 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

10 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

13 • Delta Chambers Mixer,
6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Rusty Porthole on Bethel Island. This April Mixer will be a great way to meet your fellow Delta Chamber members and enjoy a great evening with friends as the staff at Rusty Porthole is sure to make the evening memorable. Come by car or boat and make sure to attend this one on the water. Bring friends to introduce them to the benefits of your Delta Chambers. Visit www.californiadelta.org or call 916.777.4041 for more info.

15 - 17 • Stockton Asparagus Festival,
Downtown Stockton. San Joaquin County’s most prestigious agricultural product that inspired the creation of the Stockton Asparagus Festival 25 years ago. The Stockton Asparagus Festival is a three-day, multi-event, food and entertainment festival, which celebrates asparagus. For more info on event, times and ticket prices you can call 209.644.3740.

16 & 17 • Tracy Bass Amateurs Only Tournament of Champions,
Tracy Oasis Marina, Tracy. 100% payback. Fisherman can qualify for T.O.C. on Sat or Sun (6 out of 7 events) or a combination of 8 events from both days. 50% of average field from each day & 10 teams from combination of days qualify. Contact Terry for all the information at 209.835.3182 or visit www.tracyoasismarina.com.

17 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.

23 • Sacramento Marina & Miller Park Clean Up Day,
Sacramento Marina, 2170 Ramp Way, Sacramento, CA 95818. Snacks and drinks will be provided for all volunteers. For more info call 916.808.5712.

24 • Fabulous Sunday Champagne Buffet Brunch,
The Point Waterfront Restaurant, Rio Vista, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more info, 707.374.5400.
Bay Model Tours, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA. 415.332.3871. Hours Tues. - Sat. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed Sun. - Mon. & holidays.

Adventures at Sea,
Imagine Life Aboard a 19th-Century Sailing Ship. Program presented at 2:15 p.m. daily. Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco. For info on this or any other program offered call 415.561.7006.

Red & White Fleet San Francisco Cruises,
For info call 415.673.2900 or visit www.redand white.com.

USS Pampanito,
Open daily at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee: Adults, $9; 6-12, $4; under 6 free with adults; family ticket $20. More info at 415.561.6662. Admission includes a self-guided tour.

USS Potomac Year-Round Tours,
The museum dedicated to “Remembering Roosevelt and his Era” features FDR’s famed “Floating White House,” now a National Historic Landmark. Guided dockside tours are available year-round on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Special programs for students. Call 510.627.1215.

USS Potomac History Cruise,
Enjoy a 2-hour narrated history cruise on S.F. Bay with knowledgeable docents. Complimentary coffee, tea & water will be available. Call 510.627.1215 for actual dates and reservations.

Delta Discovery Cruises,
Educational Cruises, scheduled group and private party cruises including weddings and corporate outings. Call 925.252.9300 or visit www.deltadiscoverycruises.com for more info on schedules, times and costs.

Vessel Safety Checks,
For a courtesy examination of your vessel to verify the presence and condition of your safety equipment required by State and Federal regulations, please visit the site www.safetyseal.net or e-mail sumfun@juno.com.

SS Jeremiah O’Brien WW II Liberty Ship,
National Historic Landmark and Museum. Open daily 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Pier 45, Fisherman’s Wharf. Fee is $8 adults, under 6 free with adult. Visit www.ssjeremiahobrien.org for cruise schedule, volunteer opportunities and overnight programs or call 415.544.0100.

Delta Fishing Reports,
Weekly every Wed. at www.californiadelta.org.

Safe Boating Courses,
For nearest C.G. Aux. course, 800.869.SAIL or 800.869.BOAT. For nearest Power Sqd. course, 800.SEA.SKIL.

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