“March is a month of expectation.”
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
San Diego is a fun place to visit in March, especially during the brief break between winter and spring break. Winter rains taper off or disappear altogether. For the first week of the month, all of the tourist spots are uncrowded.
It will be too cold to swim in the ocean, but you can enjoy a seaside stroll during the day. And once spring break starts, all the family-focused attractions get super-busy.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^
Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego Science & Engineering Fair
A variety of events, interactive demos & activities, and speakers to engage kids and families in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Location: various. Info: www.lovestemsd.org
3/2 – 3/28 various
San Diego Comic Fest
This year’s theme will celebrate Ray Bradbury and Ray Harryhausen!
Location: Four Points by Sheraton on Aero Dr. Info: www.sdcomicfest.org
3/5 – 3/8 Thu 7 pm – 12 am, Fri/Sat
10 am – 11 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm
San Diego Home/Garden Show
Home-product booths, real gardens, hands-on demos, seminars, and consultations with top experts.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: www.springhomegardenshow.com
3/6 – 3/8 Fri & Sun 10 am – 5 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm
This two-day electronic and dance music extravaganza will headline Gesaffelstein, Chris Lake, Carl Cox and many more!
Location: Waterfront Park. Info: www.crssdfest.com
3/7 – 3/8 12 pm
Seaport Village Busker Festival
Enjoy one-of-a-kind entertainment with the nation’s top street performers.
Location: Seaport Village. Info: www.seaportvillage.com
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
The theme of this year’s parade is: Irish Building America. Marching bands, bagpipers, costumed dancers, and Celtic Village, with Irish culture filled with music, dancing, food, and beer.
Location: (parade) Fifth Ave. & Laurel St. (festival) Balboa Park (Sixth & Maple). Info: www.stpatsparade.org
3/14 parade 10:30 am,
festival 9 am – 6 pm
San Diego ShamROCK
Paint the Gaslamp Quarter green with San Diego’s largest Saint Patrick’s Day block party.
Location: Gaslamp Quarter. Info: www.sandiegoshamrock.com
3/14 2 pm – midnight
St. Patrick’s Day 10k Run
You can also choose a 2 or 4 mile run/walk! It’s a fun event for everyone to enjoy with a costume contest, prizes, and beer.
Location: Mission Bay Park. Info: www.kathyloperevents.com/stpatricks10k
3/14 7:45 am
San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K
See for yourself why it’s “more than just a race!”
Location: Petco Park. Info: www.sdhalfmarathon.com
3/15 7:30 am
Padres Opening Day
See the Padres face the Colorado Rockies in their season home opener! Location:
Petco Park. Info: www.mlb.com/padres
3/26 1:10 pm
Fishing Tackle, Boat and Travel Show
The ultimate outdoor experience, featuring boats, booths, and more!
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: www.fredhall.com
3/26 – 3/29 Thu & Fri 12 – 8 pm,
Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Uncorked Wine Festival
Wines, ciders, bubbly, food, and music!
Location: Embarcadero Marina North Park. Info: www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com
3/28 1 – 5 pm
San Diego Boba Festival
Many vendors will come together to offer their specialty boba milk tea drinks.
Location: Taiwanese American Community Center. Info: www.sdbobafest.com
3/28 12 – 6 pm
So much to do, so much to see!