arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

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, 2023 - May 14, 2023
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 3, 2023 - April 30, 2023
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.  

Sesame Place 1st Birthday

When: March 4-31, 2023
Sesame Place San Diego is celebrating its 1st birthday in March 2023 and everyone is invited to the party! The month-long celebration will feature fun and festive birthday decorations, special birthday-themed entertainment including dance parties and pop-up character performances, the Sesame Street Party Parade, stage shows, and more.

San Diego Loyal FC vs. Detroit City FC

When: March 11, 2023
San Diego Loyal FC is back and kicking off the 2023 season at Torero Stadium against Detroit City FC. SD Loyal is coming off a second-consecutive playoff appearance in 2022 in only its third season after a second-place finish in the Western Conference.

St. Patrick's Day

When: March 17, 2023
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in San Diego, with green beers and lots of cheer!

San Diego Wave FC vs. Chicago Red Stars

When: March 25, 2023
San Diego Wave FC will keep that wave of excitement from their 2022 season going as they take the pitch for their home opener against Chicago Red Stars at Snapdragon Stadium.

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: March 26 - April 2, 2023
San Diego Restaurant Week, hosted by the California Restaurant Association, returns with over 100 restaurants across 30+ neighborhoods for eight days of dining.

Club América vs. Xolos de Tijuana

When: March 26, 2023
Tour Águila returns to Southern California as the Liga MX clash between Club América and Xolos de Tijuana at Snapdragon Stadium.

Padres Opening Day 2023

When: March 30, 2023
The Padres 2023 Opening Day, presented by Sycuan Casino Resort, is set for Thursday, March 30 at 1:10 PM when the Padres host the Colorado Rockies.

San Diego Crew Classic Regatta

When: March 31 - April 2, 2023
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.

More Awesome March Events

San Diego Theatre Month

When: March 1-31, 2023
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 4, 2023
The 2023 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering on Saturday, March 4, 2023 marks our return to PETCO Park.

CRSSD Festival

When: March 4-5, 2023
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 9-19, 2023
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!

Cherry Blossom Festival

When: March 10-12, 2023
Along with lovely Cherry Blossoms, the 2023 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.

San Diego Leprechaun 5K + 1K Kids' Run

When: March 11, 2023
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!

Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest

When: March 11, 2023
We invite you to the 6th Annual Sabor Latino – Food, Beer and Wine Festival to 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! /p>

Circle of Art in Borrego Springs

When: March 11-12, 2023
Our 2023 Fine Art Show & Sale is set for March 11-12, 2023. 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 12, 2023
The 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 (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.


When: March 17, 2023
For 27 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.

Julian Daffodil Show

When: March 17-19, 2023
Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts.

Spring Safari Featuring Butterfly Jungle

When: March 18 - May 14, 2023
Spring brings the perfect chance to get outdoors, spend time with family, and experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of the season! From special entertainment and culinary creations to amazing wildlife encounters like Butterfly Jungle, come make spring memories to last a lifetime!

WSA West Coast Championships

When: March 18-19, 2023
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.

Hot Chocolate 15K/5K San Diego

When: March 19, 2023
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!

Port of San Diego's Day at the Docks

When: March 19, 2023
Signaling the official start of Southern California’s spring saltwater fishing season, Day At The Docks takes place on Sunday, March 19, 2023 against the colorful and dynamic backdrop of world renown sportfishing fleet on San Diego Bay.

Taste of Third

When: March 23, 2023
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.

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5k

When: March 26, 2023
Join us for the 12th 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!

Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals

When: March 31 - April 2, 2023
The Goodguys shows are for all Hot Rod and Classic Car fans alike. Whether it's your first show or tenth trip out we are very excited to have you come out for the day or stay for the whole weekend!

Art Alive 2023

When: March 31 - April 2, 2023
Celebrate the return of Art Alive with an impressive display of colorful floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection and four days of sensational events from Thursday, March 30–Sunday, April 2, 2023.

Explore More March Fun

Great Guides|
Find a Place to Stay|

Spring Fling

Plan your spring break in San Diego.


Springtime Hikes

Encounter lush spring growth throughout the county


Dine Outdoors

Al fresco meals are served at deliciously delightful restaurants.


Sunset Spots

Breathtaking spots to choose from, including mountaintop, pier, beach, and bluff.


Hotels & Resorts

From urban hotels to resorts right on the beach, whatever budget, you’ll find the perfect place to rest your head.


Bed & Breakfasts

A great choice to connect with the character and charm of San Diego


Vacation Rentals

Perfect for extended stays with the comforts of home.


Great Guides

View All

Spring Fling


Springtime Hikes


Dine Outdoors


Sunset Spots


Find a Place to Stay

View All

Hotels & Resorts


Bed & Breakfasts


Vacation Rentals


Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you


Stay Longer & Save More

Holiday Inn San Diego Bayside
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Check-In and Chill Out Setup "home base" Bayside in San Diego. Whether you're traveling on business, enjoying a getaway, or planning a staycation, a one-night stay at Holiday Inn Bayside...

Tours & Sightseeing

$5 off 3-Course Gourmet Dinner Cruise

Flagship Cruises & Events
Valid: Jan 3 - ongoing

Save $5 on a two-and-a-half-hour Flagship dinner cruise featuring fine dining, good music, and spectacular nighttime views of the San Diego skyline. Count on Flagship to give you an unforgettable...


Western Wednesdays & Thirsty Thursdays!

Smokey & the Brisket
Valid: Nov 18, 2022 - ongoing

On Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm-close, enjoy a Small Pizza or Smokey's Burger PLUS a Beer for only $15. Plus, enjoy Rotisserie Chicken and Fries for only $12 (this special is to-go only).

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up





Follow Us


English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish