Things to Do in San Diego – March 2018

Jessica Mushovic
Jessica Mushovic
Published on February 22, 2018

  • The birthstone for March is Aquamarine and Bloodstone | Flower is Daffodil
  • The zodiac signs are Pisces (Feb. 19 – Mar. 20) and Aries (Mar. 21 – Apr. 19)
  • March Madness basketball tournament
  • St. Patrick’s Day | Pi Day 3.14 | Daylight Saving Day
  • Women’s History Month | National Nutrition Month | Fire Prevention Month


Spring Tails
Spring Tails is the perfect program for a class field trip, Scout outing, or play group activity because it makes science egg-citing!
Date: March 1 – ongoing
Time: refer to website
Price: $11.24/child for 60 min or $14.24/child for 90 min
Location: 6463 Helen Woodward Way, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
For info. visit Spring Tails


33rd Annual Spring Home/Garden Show
The Spring Home/Garden Show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes.
Date: March 2 – March 4, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: $1-$9
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
For info. visit Spring Home and Garden Show


Stretch Yourself Free Yoga

Date: March 3, 2018

Time: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Price: Free

Location: Horton Plaza Park – 900 Fourth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101


Live Mural Painting with Kelsey Montague

Date: March 3 – March 4, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location: The Headquarters at Seaport – 789 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101


CRSSD Festival
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers.
Date: March 3 – March 4, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: $125-$155
Location: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit CRSSD


San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is a ten-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Date: March 3 – March 11, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: Expo Day is free
Location: Expo Day is at Petco Park – 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit STEM


Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K
Please join us for the 8th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King.
Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 6:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Price: $10-$150
Location: Balboa Park – 6th Ave & Olive St., San Diego, CA 92103
For info. visit Chelsea’s 5K Run


San Diego Undy Run/Walk
During the San Diego Undy Run/Walk, participants run in underwear-themed outfits to get people talking about the often tabooed disease of colon cancer.
Date: March 3, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Price: $30-$40
Location: 2750 North Mission Bay Drive
For info. visit SD Undy Run/Walk


EC Craft Beer Invitational

Date: March 4, 2018

Time: 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Centennial Plaza – 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020


St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon
Join in the fun at the St. Patrick’s Day half marathon and 5k, the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs in Downtown El Cajon.
Date: March 4, 2018
Time: 7:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Price: $15-$75
Location: Downtown El Cajon – Main Street & Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
For info. visit St. Patrick’s Day Marathon


Taste of Third
Who’s hungry? The Taste of Third returns on Thursday, March 8! Take your taste buds on a culinary tour of the Village with your Taste of Third ticket acting as your passport. Ticket holders receive savory samples of signature dishes from assorted Village eateries and drinking establishments.
Date: March 8, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Price: $25-$30
Location: Chula Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau – 233 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA 91910
For info. visit Taste of Third in Chula Vista


Cherry Blossom Festival
This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of  San Diego’s 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival.
Date: March 9 – March 11, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: $12
Location: Japanese Friendship Garden – 2215 Pan American Way E., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Japanese Garden


California’s largest tomato seedling sale is back! TOMATOMANIA features hundreds of heirloom and hybrid tomato varieties, expert advice, and the accessories to grow tomatoes in your own backyard. Special workshops teach everything you need to know to grow great-tasting tomatoes.
Date: March 10 – March 11, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Price: refer to website
Location: Water Conservation Garden – 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W., El Cajon, CA 92019
For info. visit Tomatomania


Best Coast Beer Fest Presented by Sycuan
Enjoy more than 200 beers from nearly 100 local breweries, grab a sensible lunch in our food truck alley and listen to the sweet sounds of local bands – all while taking in the gorgeous views of Coronado and downtown San Diego.
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $30-$115
Location: Ebarcadero Marina Park South – 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Beer Fest


Butterfly Jungle

Date: March 10 – April 12, 2018

Price: Free with Safari Park Admission

Location: San Diego Zoo Safari Park – 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-9614


6th Annual International Mariachi Festival
This day-long, community-friendly event attracts thousands each year, giving families an opportunity to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through Mariachi music, colorful traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a grand celebration of the arts, culture and culinary delights.
Date: March 11, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Pepper Park – 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950
For info. visit Mariachi Festival


2018 IRISH 4 DAY – St. Patrick’s Day Party Hop!
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this 11-day experience which attracts an audience of more than 22,000 attendees from San Diego and our neighboring cities.
Date: March 15 – March 25, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: $9-$225
Location: AMC Fashion Valley 18 – 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
For info. visit Irish 4 a day


St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run
Before you head out for pints of Guinness, take a short jaunt around Mission Bay Park at the St. Patrick’s Day 10k run and 2-4 mile run/walk.
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 7:45 AM
Price: $20-$40
Location: Mission Bay Park – 2688 E Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
For info. visit St. Patrick’s Day Run


38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Come experience the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade west of the Mississippi!
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Price: Free
Location: Sixth Ave & Laurel St., San Diego, CA 92103
For info. visit St. Patrick’s Day Parade


SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine.
Date: March 17 – April 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Price: Included with park admission.
Location: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr., San Diego, CA 92109
For info. visit SeaWorld


San Diego shamROCK
San Diego shamROCK is back to celebrate its 24th year! It’s San Diego’s biggest Saint Patrick’s Day bash.
Date: March 17, 2018
Time: 4:00 PM – 11:59 PM
Price: $40-$80
Location: Gaslamp Quarter: Main entrance is at 5th Avenue and G Street 5th Avenue
For info. visit ShamROCK


San Diego Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race
Each Hot Chocolate 15/5k race features both a 15k (9.3 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun!
Date: March 18, 2018
Time: 6:45 AM
Price: $49-$74
Location: Petco Park, Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Hot Chocolate Road Race


Kia Classic
Entering its ninth year, the 2018 Kia Classic will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad.
Date: March 19 – March 25, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: $20-$150
Location: Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club – 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
For info. visit Kia Classic


Cirque du Soleil Crystal
A breakthrough ice experience where world-class ice skaters and acrobats take their new frozen playground by storm with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with a flurry of unexpected acrobatics.
Date: March 21 – March 25, 2018
Time: refer to website
Price: Starting at $40
Location: Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

East Village Opening Day Block Party
For the eighth year in a row, the East Village Association celebrates the opening of the MLB baseball season as the San Diego Padres open the gates of Petco Park to host the Milwaukee Brewers.
Date: March 30 – March 31, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Price: Free
Location: East Village – Sixth Ave & J St., San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit East Village Block Party


Uncorked: San Diego
Uncorked Wine Festivals is coming back to San Diego for the third annual Uncorked: SD Wine Fest at scenic Marina Park North on Saturday March 31st. This event features over 60 wineries, more than 200 wines from around the globe, champagne bar, amazing local ciders, gourmet food trucks, lawn games, live dj and a fun atmosphere to sip and savor with friends.
Date: March 31, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Price: $60-$70
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North – 400 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101
For info. visit Uncorked







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