What To Expect From Mario Day 2024 (Confirmed Announcements & Events)
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What To Expect From Mario Day 2024 (Confirmed Announcements & Events)


  • Mario Day celebrates Super Mario on March 10 with deals, events, possible game reveals, and more.
  • Look out for Nintendo’s
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    tournament with a chance to win 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points.
  • Enjoy My Nintendo rewards, in-store events at Nintendo New York, sales, and sweepstakes in honor of Mario Day.



The annual celebration of everyone’s favorite mustachio’d plumber, Super Mario, is right around the corner, and Nintendo is set to celebrate Mario Day with special deals, events, and even a massive Mario Kart tournament. Many official events are endorsed by Nintendo, although it is always recommended to check with a friendly local game store, as many will hold smaller-scale local events to recognize the day on or around March 10, 2024.

Aside from the officially announced events and deals for Mario Day, there are also many rumors circulating regarding new game reveals and more. In the past, reveals have been made on March 10 for a variety of Mario-themed games, items, and clothing, and that will likely happen again. In the meantime, there have been some confirmed deals and celebrations for fans to keep an eye on, and in some cases, the party has already begun.


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What & When Is Mario Day?

MAR10 Day Is An Annual Celebration

Happy Mario Day Mar10 with Mario giving a thumbs up

Mario Day is recognized every year on March 10. The date has become a fun holiday celebrating the Super Mario franchise, although it is not specifically an anniversary of anything. Rather, it is a whimsical play on the date March 10, as when it is written in a simplified way to MAR10, it looks like “MARIO” and creates a perfect excuse for a party.

Nintendo’s mascot character, Mario, has been around since 1981’s Donkey Kong​​​​​​, and during that time has appeared in around 200 games, many of which he was the leading protagonist. Mario Day has been a chance for Nintendo and Super Mario fans around the world to celebrate ever since Nintendo officially declared the holiday in 2016, although many had been recognizing it before that year.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open Tournament On March 10

Top 310 Players Awarded 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points

On Mario Day, March 10, 2024, from 12:00pm to 6:00pm PT there will be an official Nintendo-sponsored Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Open March 2024 tournament. As a not-so-subtle nod to the date, the 310 top players will be awarded 1,000 My Nintendo Gold Points to their online accounts. In order to enter the tournament, racers must play during the specified time and use the Tournament Code: 3409-7365-4571. Full details are available on the Nintendo website.


Prove Your Mario Kart 8 Skills & Win $10 From Nintendo For Mario Day

To celebrate Mario Day, Nintendo is hosting a Mario Kart 8 Deluxe tournament with a small monetary prize for particularly skilled players.

MAR10 Day My Nintendo Missions & Rewards

Including New Physical Items & Digital Content

Mario Day My Nintendo Rewards

My Nintendo also has a plethora of new rewards available for its members to purchase using their points, including both physical and digital items:



Point Cost


Mario Zipper Pouch

800 Platinum Points


Super Mario Removable Tech Stickers

300 Platinum Points


Super Mario Shopping Bag

800 Platinum Points


Super Mario Bros. Wonder Double Keychain

800 Platinum Points


Platinum Point and Gold Point Coins Pin Set

800 Platinum Points


Mario & Me: A Three-Year Journey Journal Book

800 Platinum Points


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Keychain

400 Platinum Points


Mario Golf: Super Rush ID Tag

600 Platinum Points


Mario Strikers: Battle League Drawstring Bag

600 Platinum Points


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Vinyl Sticker Sheet

300 Platinum Points


Super Mario Holiday Ornament

500 Platinum Points


Variety of Mario-themed wallpapers for computer or mobile devices

Free to 50 Platinum Points


Printable paper mobiles, party banners for birthdays, and more

30 Platinum Points each


Printable Mario Bingo Cards

100 Platinum Points


Mario Icon Elements For Nintendo Switch


Additionally, any user with a Nintendo Switch Online Membership will be able to get 50 My Nintendo Platinum Points simply by logging into Super Mario World on Nintendo Switch Online’s Super Nintendo Entertainment System app between now and April 1, 2024.

In-Store Events At Nintendo New York & GameStop

Meet & Greets, Giveaways, Demos, & Sales

Princess Peach fawns over a butterfly in a screenshot from Super Mario RPG.

The Nintendo New York store is going to offer a chance for fans in the area to come in and have a meet-and-greet with Mario as well as challenge official Nintendo Ambassadors to games on the Nintendo Switch. Many free giveaways will be happening throughout the day at the Nintendo New York store, and other major retailers, including GameStop, will also be holding in-store events:




Nintendo New York

  • Meet & Greet with Mario
  • Giveaways
  • Play games against Nintendo Ambassadors
  • Screening of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

March 10, all-day


  • Demo Event featuring the latest games from Nintendo
  • Free Mario-themed giveaways

March 16, 12pm local time

Purchasing a Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite, or a Nintendo Switch – OLED Model from select retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, and Target between March 10-16 will result in a bonus $25 retailer gift card, while supplies last.

Always check local stores for events as well. Many smaller, locally-owned businesses will be holding their own celebrations and sales in honor of Mario Day.


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Online My Nintendo Store Sales & Deals For Mario Day

Digital Mario Games On Sale March 7–17

At the time of writing, the full list of MAR10 Day online sales has not been provided yet. On the My Nintendo Store there will be sales starting on March 7, 2024, and running through March 17 on many of the digital games that feature Mario and his friends.


Sale Price

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe


Mario Party Superstars


Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope


Additionally, as part of the MAR10 Day specials, Nintendo is doubling its Nintendo Switch Online Free Trial Membership from 7 days to 14 days. Even if someone has previously claimed a Nintendo Switch Online free trial, they will still be able to claim it again for this event, so everyone can enjoy playing classic Mario titles for the holiday. This promotion is already available and can be claimed on the My Nintendo website.

Sweepstakes In Honor Of Mario Day

LEGO & BlackMilk Are Both Offering Nintendo Sweepstakes

Two official sweepstakes are currently being held for Mario Day 2024. These are in conjunction with the My Nintendo service and require using up to 30 My Nintendo Platinum Points to enter each of the sweepstakes.


End Date


LEGO Super Mario Sweepstakes

April 16, 2024

A trio of LEGO Super Mario sets featuring Yoshi, Bowser, and more.

Super Mario BlackMilk Princess Peach Sweepstakes

April 23, 2024

Princess Peach Shiny Bomber Jacket, Princess Peach Sheer V Crop, or Princess Peach HW Ninja Pants.

Nintendo’s official Mario Day website also features many fun activities including quizzes, downloadable printable mustaches, and other games and crafts. For those watching The Super Mario Bros. Movie to celebrate Super Mario‘s special day, a free digital guidebook that reveals secrets and Easter eggs in the movie is also available on the site.

Sources: Nintendo Of America/YouTube, Nintendo, My Nintendo, My Nintendo Store, My Nintendo, Mario Day

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