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Top March Events

Spring arrives in glorious color

Experience fun family attractions, flowery events and diverse activities this March in San Diego.

Don't miss these exciting events happening in San Diego this March.

Featured March Events

The Flower Fields

When: March 1, 2022 - May 8, 2022
The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year. This annual burst of color is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: March 4, 2022 - May 1, 2022
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world.

Wildlife Explorers Basecamp

When: March 11, 2022
Welcome to four acres of wildlife adventure at the San Diego Zoo, all with one amazing goal: to encourage Wildlife Explorers to learn about nature, actively play, encounter new species, and develop an empathy for wildlife.

SeaWorld Emperor All-New Dive Coaster

When: March 12, 2022
Get ready to plunge 90 degrees and soar up to 60 miles per hour through exhilarating loops on this exciting Emperor penguin-inspired adventure, feeling your feet dangle above the track on the state’s only floorless dive coaster!

Busker Fest 2022

When: March 12, 2022
San Diego's Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles.

St. Patrick's Day

When: March 17, 2022
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Diego, with green beers and lots of cheer!

March Madness

When: March 18-20, 2022
NCAA® March Madness is coming to San Diego! Share the experience at the 2022 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship First/Second Rounds in Viejas Arena.

Sesame Place Grand Opening

When: March 26, 2022
Sesame Place San Diego will be the second theme park of its kind in the United States and the first on the West Coast based on Sesame Street. 

More Awesome March Events

San Diego Theatre Week

When: March 4-14, 2022
San Diego Theatre Week is an exciting program of the San Diego Performing Arts League (SDPAL). The mission of San Diego Theatre Month is to highlight the variety and enhance the awareness of San Diego's diverse performing arts community.

CRSSD Festival

When: March 5-6, 2022
CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 10-20, 2022
The 29th San Diego Latino Film Festival will feature virtual & drive-in film screenings, Q&As with filmmakers and special guests, a Sonido Latino concert, and an awards ceremony!

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 11-13, 2022
Along with lovely Cherry Blossoms, the 2022 festival includes a children's area with crafts, a beer and sake garden, and a tea and dessert garden. In addition, guests can watch daily live performances and shop from 20 different food and merchant vendors.

San Diego Leprechaun 5K + 1K Kids' Run

When: March 12, 2022
San Diego Leprechaun Run is BACK in Pacific Beach!We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the 4th Annual San Diego Leprechaun Run 5K & Kids 1K!

Circle of Art in Borrego Springs (30th Anniversary)

When: March 12-13, 2022
Organizers select about 60 artists for the show each year, exhibiting quality paintings and art works representing a variety of media including oil and watercolors, photography, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, weaving and jewelry.

Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival in Balboa Park

When: March 12, 2022
At the annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade (largest Parade west of the Mississippi) see Floats, High School Marching Bands, Police and Fire Department Units, Dancing Groups, Marching and Equestrian Units, Clowns, Dignitaries and Honorees, Representatives from Ireland, Antique Cars, Irish Setters and more.


When: March 12, 2022
Tradition returns as an authentic Irish celebration takes over the streets of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter district. Heading back to its roots, the 26th Annual ShamROCK provides a full lineup of the nation’s top Irish & Celtic Rock bands, iconic tribute performances and Irish dancers galore!

Julian Daffodil Show

When: March 19-20, 2022
Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K San Diego

When: March 20, 2022
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!

JTBC Classic

When: March 21-27, 2022
The JTBC Classic presented by Barbasol will be played March 21 - 27, 2022 at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, CA. We look forward to welcoming back spectators this year!

47th Annual San Diego Crew Classic Regatta

When: March 26-27, 2022
Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs across the United States.

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5k

When: March 27, 2022
All races end with an epic finish inside the ballpark, and with three race options to choose from, there's something for the whole family: half marathon, 2-person half marathon relay or the Padres 5K.

Taste of Third

When: March 31, 2022
Get ready for the 26th annual Taste of Third! This year be prepared for night of food, drink and live music to help you keep the tempo as you stroll down the block enjoying the many flavors of Third Avenue.

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