San Mateo Event Center: March Events

Posted on February 13, 2013


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March 20 – 24:  The San Francisco Flower and Garden Show, Fiesta and Expo Halls


The 28th Annual San Francisco Flower & Garden Show dramatically ushers in Spring with a spectacular new show featuring 18 unique display gardens created by top West Coast garden designers inspired by this year’s international “Gardens Make the World Go Round” theme. America’s third largest flower and garden show of its kind, it will be held over five days, Wednesday through Sunday, March 20-24, 2013 at the San Mateo Event Center.

Dates and Times of Event:  March 20 – 23, 10:00am – 7:00pm and March 24, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Admission:  $20, Adult single day tickets, $16 early bird discount tickets are available online at, Children 16 and under are free.

Parking fee:  $10, cash per vehicle

March 12 and 26:, Cypress Hall

The largest foreclosed home auctions, trustee sale foreclosure auctions, luxury home auctions, commercial property auctions, note auctions & land auctions.

Dates and Time: March 12 and 26  —  Registration, 12pm; Auction begins 1pm

What to bring:  Cash or cash equivalent (permitted forms of checks should be made payable to yourself or, LLC) required on auction day.  Government-issued identification required on auction day.

Parking:  $10, cash per vehicle

March 28:  Business Matchmaking, Fiesta Hall


The Business Matchmaking Northern California Regional face-to-face event will welcome area entrepreneurs at the San Mateo Event Center located in San Mateo, CA on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Participating firms will be personally processed to prepare for meetings with key buyers from federal, state and local government agencies and major corporations.  For more information, please visit:

Date and Time of the Event:  Thursday, March 28, 8:00 am — 4:00pm

Admission:  Free, with Registration.  Please register by going to this link:

Parking:  FREE (sponsored parking)

March 29, 30 and 31:  International Gem and Jewelry Show, Expo Hall

This is the most dazzling display of gems, jewelry, beads, accessories and minerals you’ll ever see under one roof. For more than 44 years, the acclaimed International Gem and Jewelry Show has been bringing the largest selection of jewelry at the lowest prices to locations across the country — and now the show is back in town. You can expect to find colored gemstones, exquisite fine jewelry, gold and silver earrings, necklaces and bracelets, beads and crystals, ethnic jewelry, classic pearls, vintage estate jewelry, engagement rings and wedding bands, designer watches and one-of-a-kind seasonal pieces. With a huge selection and special show pricing direct from worldwide designers and manufacturers, this show is perfect for gem enthusiasts, jewelry lovers and those of us looking for unique new accessories at a great price.

Date(s) and Time(s):  Fri, March 29  12pm – 6pm / Sat, March 30 10am – 6pm / Sun, March 31 11am – 5pm

Admission:  $8, good for all three days. Purchase advance DISCOUNTED tickets [$6.00] at!

Ticketing and Information:

New Show Policy: Children 8 & under are not permitted.

Parking: $10, cash per vehicle

March 30 and 31: Total Control Advanced Motorcycle Riding Clinic

Total Control, a motorcycle riding clinic, returns to San Mateo County Event Center on March 30 and 31 for its Advanced Riding Course.  Taught by Lee Parks, this course is intended for riders who wish to enhance their skills in a controlled environment with expert instruction.  For more information:

Dates and Time:  Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31 8:00am – 6:00pm

Course Fee:  $350  — online registration at:

Course:  Saratoga Parking Lot

About the San Mateo County Event Center:

San Mateo Event Center is the Bay Area’s top destination for events, meetings, promotions, and special events – from 6,000 to 35 people. Offering expansive space, lush landscaping, and flexible amenities conveniently located 20 minutes from all major cities.

Call us today! 650-574-3247