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Top March Events

Springtime Fun for Everyone

Come to San Diego this March and find yourself smiling with plenty of sunshine, the return of baseball, beautiful flowers, and this exciting lineup of events.

Check out March's exciting events.

Featured Events

The Flower Fields

When: March 1 - May 12, 2019
For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.

San Diego Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration

When: March 1-5, 2019
Indulge in an evening of Mardi Gras festivities including DJ, live music, themed parties, decadent drink specials, extended Happy Hour and more perks!

Spring Busker Festival

When: March 2-3, 2019
San Diego's Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. They 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.

SeaWorld's Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival

When: March 9 - April 28, 2019
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld's Seven Seas 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 shamROCK

When: March 16, 2019
Grab your friends, don your green attire, and head to the Gaslamp Quarter to experience firsthand the Saint Patrick’s Day block party of a lifetime!

Mexico vs Chile

When: March 22, 2019
Come see the Mexican National Team play Chile at SDCCU Stadium.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park Butterfly Jungle

When: March 23 - May 12, 2019
Walk through the Butterfly Jungle—filled with butterflies of all colors and sizes.There's a special thrill in being surrounded by these fluttering beauties—and guests wearing bright colors, may find the winged wonders perching on them!

Kia Classic

When: March 25-31, 2019
The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse.

San Diego Padres 50th Season

Opening Day: March 28, 2019
The Padres will celebrate 50 years as Major League franchise in America’s Finest City throughout 2019.

More Great March Events

Spring Home/Garden Show

When: March 1-3, 2019
Hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts - all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

When: March 2-10, 2019
The San Diego Festival of Science and Engineering is a nine-day educational experience including interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities and dynamic speakers to engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM.

CRSSD Festival

When: March 2-3, 2019
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.

Finish Chelsea's Run 5K

When: March 2, 2019
The event will take place in Balboa Park where Chelsea loved to visit and where she practiced with the San Diego Youth Symphony. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment and refreshments.

San Diego Undy Run/Walk

When: March 2, 2019
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.

St. Patrick's Day Half Marathon

When: March 3, 2019
Join in the fun at the St. Patrick's Day half marathon and 5k, and the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs in Downtown El Cajon.

International Mariachi Festival

When: March 10, 2019
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.

San Diego Comic Fest

When: March 7-10, 2019
Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators in a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.

Best Coast Beer Fest

When: March 9, 2019
You’ll get to taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands and possibly enjoy a sensible lunch from the food truck alley.

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K

When: March 10, 2019
The San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K is a race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego, while raising money to support our communities!

San Diego Latino Film Festival

When: March 14-24, 2019
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 of Tijuana, Mexico and Los Angeles, CA.

Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest

When: March 16, 2019
Enjoy unlimited food tastings inspired by celebrated Latino chefs, as well as unlimited beer and wine tastings provided by some of the best craft breweries and wineries from San Diego and Baja California!

Circle of Art

When: March 16-17, 2019
Approximately 60 artists will exhibit their quality work, representing a variety of media including: fine arts, oils and watercolors, photography, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, jewelry, fabric art and more.

San Diego Cake Show

When: March 16-17, 2019
A weekend with celebrity chef appearances, raffles, cake competitions, classes by world-renowned cake artists, shopping from the top caking vendors, and free stage demos.

St. Patrick's Day 10K Run

When: March 16, 2019
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.

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

When: March 16, 2019
Join more than 30,000 attendees in our annual celebration featuring a parade with over 120 entries, followed by an Irish Festival in Balboa Park.

Got Green?

When: March 16, 2019
A fun-filled day of educational workshops, how-to demos, and live entertainment. Shop the green marketplace featuring natural products, yummy plant-based foods and much more.

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 22-24, 2019
Enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami - appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Each day will be accompanied by various food vendors, cultural performances and demonstrations, and a plethora of family friendly activities!

Bankers Hill Arts & Craft Beer Festival

When: March 22, 2019
Taking place throughout two levels of The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, a historic 10,000 square foot venue, this 21+ event draws hundreds of attendees each year as it showcases San Diego breweries, Bankers Hill restaurants and pop-up galleries from local artists.

Julian Daffodil Show

When: March 23, 2019
Come celebrate spring with the Flower of Hope at Julian, which is just an hour east of San Diego, in the beautiful Cuyamaca mountains. Visit to marvel at daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts.

Wanderlust 108

When: March 23, 2019
This day is all about community, bringing together a 5K run/walk, an outdoor yoga experience, and a guided meditation.

San Diego Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race

When: March 24, 2019
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!

East Village Opening Day Block Party

When: March 28-29, 2019
This San Diego tradition is a fan-favorite in welcoming back the “Boys of Summer” to East Village’s very own PETCO Park.

San Diego Tour de Cure

When: March 31, 2019
The Tour de Cure is an event where no matter what road you take, you will be joining thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion as you to fight diabetes and its burdens.

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