―April Mae Monterrosa
“New month, new intentions, new goals, new love, new light, and new beginnings.”
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
Visitors swarm to San Diego in March each spring to take advantage of the pleasant weather and seasonal change. The rain in Southern California begins to diminish during this month before ceasing entirely. If you arrive early, most tourist attractions are still quite empty. The city and the beaches, on the other hand, frequently become overrun with tourists as the month wears on and college breaks conclude. If you decide to go swimming or surfing in the ocean, you’ll need to carry your wetsuit, but only a light jacket will do for a daytime stroll along the shore. The Carlsbad Flower Fields will make you feel like summer; after that, wrap up for a voyage out to sea to see the whales.
Did you know that one of the greatest seasons to visit San Diego is from March through May? Less crowds imply better parking, more open bookings, and the ability to avoid lengthy waits. Days may be warm, and evenings may be chilly so you get the best of both worlds.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
Outdoor Kids Dance Party
Kids and grownups will twist, shout, and make their moves to favorites like “Baby Shark,” “The Chicken Dance,” and more! Location: Pacific Beach/Taylor Library. Info: sandiego.librarymarket.com 3/1 10 am
Pairings with a Purpose Dinner Party
Enjoy a 4-course culinary exploration with Chef Angelo Sosa and Chef Ruffo Ibarra. Location: The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center. Info: give.feedingsandiego.org 3/2 6–9pm Gem Faire
Fine jewelry, crystals, gems, beads, minerals, gold & silver, fossils, & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: www.gemfaire.com 3/3 – 3/5 Fri 12 – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 6 pm, Sun 10 am – 5 pm
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
Interactive demonstrations, hands-on activities, and dynamic speakers will engage kids and families in all that encompasses STEM. Location: Petco Park. Info: www.lovestemsd.org/2023-festival 3/4 times tba
California State Games
The California State Games will hold the figure skating competitions in San Diego. Location: Skating: S.D. Ice Arena. Info: www.calstategames.org 3/4 – 3/5 times tba
CRSSD Festival Spring ‘23
This two-day electronic and dance music extravaganza will feature Odesza, Dedouin, Anfisa Letyago, and many more! Location: Waterfront Park. Info: www.crssdfest.com 3/4 – 3/5 12 pm
St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Celebrate our Irish community here in San Diego! Location: (parade) Fifth Ave. & Laurel St., (festival) Balboa Park. Info: www.stpatsparade.org 3/11 parade 10:30 am, festival 9 am – 6 pm
Circle of Art
Artists will exhibit a variety of media, including fine arts, photography, sculpture, pottery/ceramics, and more! Location: Christmas Circle, Borrego Springs. Info: www.borregobasic.org/circle-of-art.html 3/11 – 3/12 times tba
Meet tiny home builders and van conversion specialists, enjoy the expert speakers, vendors, music, and more, Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: www.tinyfest.events/california-san-diego-2023 3/11–3/12 10am–5pm
Don’t forget to “spring forward” at 2 am on Sunday, March 12!
St. Patrick’s Day 2023 at Seaport Village
Get your green on and join us for a shamrockin’ good time! Location: Seaport Village. Info: www.seaportvillage.com 3/17 3–7 pm
San Diego ShamROCK
This treasured San Diego tradition brings back more Irish faire, lucky libations and outrageous shenanigans! Location: Gaslamp Quarter. Info: www.sandiegoshamrock.com 3/17 4 – 11 pm
Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series
Watch the classic San Diego races with the big hardware and speed sailing off of Point Loma. Location: San Diego Yacht Club. Info: www.sailingworld.com/regatta-series-san-diego 3/17 – 3/19 various times
The Julian Daffodil Show
Come be dazzled by the display of daffodils! The show will also feature children’s art – Watercolors of Daffodils. Location: Julian Town Hall. Info: www.visitjulian.com 3/17 – 3/19 12 – 5 pm
Hot Chocolate Run
Every finisher gets their own finisher mug, complete with chocolate fondue, dippables, and, of course, our famous hot chocolate! Location: Petco Park. Info: www.hotchocolate15k.com/city/san-diego 3/19 6:45 am
Rolando Street Fair
Enjoy music, local artisans, food vendors, a kids play area, and our beer garden! Location: Rolando Blvd. Info: www.rolandocc.org/rolando-street-fair 3/19 10 am – 6 pm
Uncorked Wine Festival
Enjoy over 200 wines and champagnes from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live dj, lawn games and more! Location: Embarcadero Marina North Park. Info: www.uncorkedwinefestivals.com 3/28 1 – 5 pm
Padres Opening Day
Are you ready for baseball season? See the Padres face the Colorado Rockies in their season home opener! Location: Petco Park. Info: www.mlb.com/padres 3/30 1:10 pm
An impressive display of colorful floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection and four days of sensational events. Location: San Diego Museum of Art. Info: www.sdmart.org/artalive 3/30 – 4/2 Thu 6:30 – 11 pm, Fri 12 – 5 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Goodguys 22nd Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals
Featuring over 2,500 of the west coast’s finest 1998 & older hot rods, trucks, customs, muscle cars and classics! Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds. Info: www.good-guys.com/dmn 3/31 – 4/2 8 am – 3 pm
As always, if you or anyone you know needs assistance buying or selling or if you have any real estate questions, please feel free to contact me by phone, text, or email!
So much to do, so much to see!