Things To Do In San Diego In March

Say hello to March and get ready to welcome Spring! The Carlsbad Flower Fields are open, the Cherry Blossoms are blooming, and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner – we love March! All that and more on our list of things to do in San Diego in March.

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The Carlsbad Flower Fields Open For The Season

Now open

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and The Carlsbad Flower Fields is officially open and plan on staying for an extra week this season. The field is going to be open to the public until May 14th!

Seven Seas Food Festival


Sip and sample your way around the world of international flavors, craft beers, cocktails, and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way. From foodies to families, everyone will find tasty delights among more than 100 food and drink offerings featuring all-new flavors with unique recipes from around the world.

Visit WNDR Museum

Open until March 12

Feast your eyes and senses with more than 20 exhibits that await as you enter. The message of WNDR is simple: We are all artists. When you visit, you become more than just passive onlookers. Whatever you do inside IS art.

Comedians Take The “Mane” Stage For Lions Tigers & Bears Rescued Animals

March 8

Get ready for a night of laughter for a good cause as the “American Me Comedy Show” brings together some of the best comedians – national and local acts – for a night of hilarious entertainment to benefit San Diego’s only accredited big cat and exotic animal sanctuary, Lions Tigers & Bears.

The Annual Cherry Blossom Festival Is Back For Its 18th Year

March 10

March is here, which means it’s time for the Cherry Blossom Festival at the Japanese Friendship Garden (JFG) in Balboa Park – a can’t-miss opportunity to experience the natural beauty of our city’s jewel!

Join Novo Dia For A Feel-Good Morning At Museum of Contemporary Art

March 11

Together, explore the museum’s breathtaking views, mind-expanding art exhibitions, and innovative architecture, all while participating in an environment of spiritual healing and personal growth experiences.

San Diego Leprechaun Run

March 11

Come join the 5th Annual San Diego Leprechaun Run! All participants receive a Leprechaun Run t-shirt, finisher medal, chip timing, free photos and a complimentary drink! Run through the streets of downtown Pacific Beach, finish under the rainbow and enjoy your drink to start your St. Patrick’s Day party!

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero Set To Reopen Atop The Manchester Grand Hyatt

Opens March 16

Tickets are now on sale and opening night will showcase one of RCC’s most-popular films of all-time, the San Diego-set Top Gun, featuring the ageless Tom Cruise. It’s the first of more than 100 films queued to light up the LED screen at Rooftop Cinema Club in March and April.

Liberty Public Market Celebrates 7th Anniversary Weekend

March 18

We love Liberty Public Market and can’t wait to join them to celebrate their 7 years with a weekend full of music, food, and fun!

OB Run Club To Host Beach 5k Fun Run At Second Annual St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party

March 18

The race begins at the entrance of the event’s Beer Garden, along the beach, up the bike path and conveniently finishes right where the race started so participants can enjoy an ice-cold beverage. Registered runners receive participation in the race, entrance into the 21+ beer garden and (1) green beer.

Relax And Have Fun With Your Pup At Barks & Brews 2023!

March 18

Featuring a day filled with craft beer tastings, great food, furry friends and the vibrant surroundings of the San Diego Bay, this event will be at the amazing Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego and will feature lots of unique elements. Dog contests include most talented and best dressed in St. Patrick’s theme.

Experience A Mouthful Of Flavors At Downtown Chula Vista’s Annual Taste Of Third

March 23

Participants will have a chance to enjoy a variety of flavors, bites and sips from all over the world with their Taste of Third Passport, all while listening to live music and walking around the beautiful South Bay neighborhood.

THE ROSIN BOX PROJECT Presents “Empower,” Celebrating Three Innovative Female Choreographers

March 23

The Rosin Box Project thrives on expanding the definition of what dance is—who it’s made for and by—while presenting world-class dancers and choreography in an unfiltered and authentic space. “Empower” spotlights female choreographers that are evolving the art form with their own unique artistic voices. 

Oceans at Night

March 23

Ready to explore the aquarium in a new light? Be on the lookout for bioluminescence, sip craft cocktails, dance to live music, play games and so much more! Heads up this is a 21+ event, IDs are required for entry. Food and beverages available for purchase.

San Diego Premiere Of THE ROOMMATE Comes To Dea Hurston New Village Arts

Opens March 24

This new dark comedy about self-discovery and new beginnings will be directed by longtime NVA collaborator Samantha Ginn, and will star Milena (Sellers) Phillips and Kim Strassburger.

PICNICS + FLOWERS | A Pop Up Picnic Co. Experience At The Carlsbad Flower Fields

Opens March 25

Immerse yourself in the flower fantasy of The Carlsbad Flower Fields with the new PICNICS + FLOWERS, a pop-up picnic experience created by Pop Up Picnic Co. for the 2023 season. Enjoy a luxury picnic among the backdrop of millions of ranunculus and breathtaking views.

Join The Serengeti Campout in Anza Borrego

March 25

Join The Serengeti Campout this March and get transported to the bygone era of 1920s Tanzania, where nature exploration and discovery were not only a novelty, but a way of life.

San Diego Calienté Music, Food, & Spirits Festival Happening At Ruocco Park This March

The Calienté Music, Food, & Spirits Festival At Ruocco Park

March 25

The San Diego Calienté Music, Food, & Spirits Festival will feature Dj’s and performers, food vendors from Elotes, burritos, BBQ to tacos, latin drinks and others amazing vendors will be showcased at this annual fest.

San Diego Restaurant Week

March 26

Over 100+ restaurants take part in #SDRW and offer delicious 2-course brunch/ lunch menus or 3-course dinner prix fixe menus. Make sure to check out these restaurants during San Diego Restaurant Week

2023 San Diego Half Marathon & 5K

March 26

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!

sPARK Awards Celebrate Balboa Park Innovators And Change-Makers

March 29

Forever Balboa Park is launching the annual sPARK Awards – Celebrating Innovation in Balboa Park to recognize the people and organizations that amplify Balboa Park’s distinct role and increase the park’s positive impact on well-being through creativity, collaboration, and imagination.

2023 Padres Opening Day!

March 30

Fans are encouraged to arrive early so as not to miss a moment of all the pageantry, tradition, and fun of the 2023 Padres Opening Day!

Art Alive 2023 Blooms at the Museum

March 30

Art Alive is The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature annual fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, outreach, and public programs. Talented floral designers fill the galleries with fragrant arrangements inspired by the Museum collection, offering a brilliantly colored backdrop for a weekend of beloved traditions and art-inspired activities.

Goodguys 22nd Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

March 31

Grab your family and friends and head on out to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for the 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!

Bloom Bash!

March 31

The Museum blooms, the garden glows, and the Plaza pops! Phenomenal, full-tilt fun awaits at Bloom Bash, the high-voltage, late-night celebration that kicks off Art Alive weekend.

Go out there and enjoy all these things to do in San Diego in March.

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