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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 - May 12, 2024
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 1 - April 28, 2024
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.   

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: March 3 - 10, 2024
San Diego Restaurant Week, hosted by the California Restaurant Association, returns with over 100 restaurants across 30+ neighborhoods for eight days of dining.

St. Patrick's Day

When: March 17, 2024
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Diego, with green beers and lots of cheer!  

Padres Opening Day 2024

When: March 28, 2024
The Padres 2023 Opening Day, presented by Sycuan Casino Resort, is set for Thursday, March 28 at 1:10 PM when the Padres host the San Francisco Giants. 

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San Diego Theatre Month

When: March 1-31, 2024
San Diego Theatre Month 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.

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

When: March 2, 2024
The 2024 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering returns to San Diego on Saturday, March 2, 2024at Snapdragon Stadium.

CRSSD Festival

When: March 2-3, 2024
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.

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 7-10, 2024
Along with lovely Cherry Blossoms, the 2024 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 different food and merchant vendors.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K San Diego

When: March 10, 2024
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!

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 14-24, 2024
The San Diego Latino Film Festival is celebrating 30 years with an unforgettable edition. Join us for 11 days of films, talent, parties, concerts, Sabor Latino, and MORE!

San Diego Leprechaun 5K + 1K Kids' Run

When: March 16, 2024
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!

WSA West Coast Championships

When: March 16-17, 2024
Sponsored by Western Surfing Association, this is a surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Event and any World Team Event. Viewing the competition is free and open to the public; all ages will enjoy.

Circle of Art in Borrego Springs

When: March 16-17, 2024
Our 2024 Fine Art Show & Sale is set for March 16-17, 2024. Organizers select about 70 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 16, 2024
The 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 (rain or shine). Parade Chairman Sean Walsh is excited to celebrate three very important parts of our Irish community here in San Diego: Celtic Culture, Commerce, and Community.

shamRock

When: March 17, 2024
For 28 years, locals and tourists alike have flocked to the Gaslamp Quarter as ShamROCK transforms the bustling San Diego downtown neighborhoods into a Celtic carnival for the senses with an abundance of pub-style seating, flowing green beer, traditional Irish steppers, Celtic rock bands, photo-ops, shenanigan games (with prizes!), and activation throughout the Gaslamp.

Taste of Third

When: March 21, 2024
Get ready for the 27th annual Taste of Third! This year, be prepared for night of food, drink and live music – that will help you keep your tempo as you stroll down the block enjoying the many flavors of Third Avenue.

Julian Daffodil Show

When: March 23-24, 2024
Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts.

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5k

When: March 24, 2024
Join us for the 13th annual San Diego Half Marathon and 5K - FIVE miles of waterfront, FOUR historic communities, THREE beautiful parks, TWO miles through downtown San Diego, and ONE epic Gaslamp finish!

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