The Big List Of Things To Do In San Diego This Weekend

It’s Saint Patrick celebrations and more in our list of things to do in San Diego this weekend. Go out there and party or watch a movie or a concert! More options in our list below.

Thursday, March 16

Melissa Meier: Becoming Nature Exhibit Now Open At Oceanside Museum of Art

Nature’s beauty takes the form of three-dimensional art in Oceanside Museum of Art’s new exhibition, Melissa Meier: Becoming Nature, curated by Kate Stern.

Surround Yourself with the Amazing Beauty of Nature At The Carlsbad Flower Fields

For over sixty years, the hillside in Carlsbad transforms into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents Top Gun

For Lieutenant Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell and his friend and co-pilot Nick ‘Goose’ Bradshaw, being accepted into an elite training school for fighter pilots is a dream come true. But a tragedy, as well as personal demons, will threaten Pete’s dreams of becoming an ace pilot.

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience, Commemorating Discovery Centennial

Bringing to life the storied archives of the National Geographic Society in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of King Tut’s tomb discovery (November 1922), the highly anticipated exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to invite visitors into the golden king’s world like never before.

Friday, March 17

The Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Block Party Returns To Point Loma!

Get ready for green beer, cocktails & festive foods + entertainment featuring live bands, DJs, themed games, local vendors, green stuff & more!

SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival Returns With Over 100 Tasty New Flavors

SeaWorld San Diego’s Seven Seas Food Festival has returned to SeaWorld. Guests can sip and sample the world with over 30 ALL-NEW delicious international food offerings, over 30 craft beers, and over 30 cocktail and wine options, plus live music performances every event day and fireworks on select nights.

The Empire Strips Back – the Unauthorized Burlesque Parody, is in San Diego for a limited engagement

Featuring parodies of all of the classic Star Wars™ characters, The Empire Strips Back, created by Russall S. Beattie, takes audiences to a galaxy far, far away, creating one of the most unforgettable (and unauthorized) theatrical interpretations of the beloved franchise.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Queen Ramonda, Shuri, M’Baku, Okoye and the Dora Milaje fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death. As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia and Everett Ross and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.

San Diego shamROCK

Grab your fellow leprechauns and don your green attire! Tradition returns as an authentic Irish celebration takes over the streets of San Diego’s historic Gaslamp Quarter district. 

St. Paddy’s O’Beach Party Returns In Ocean Beach

The second annual beachside event is expecting over 10,000 party-goers, dressed in head to toe green, to gather at the Ocean Beach Pier Parking Lot for live music, green beer, cocktails and St. Paddy’s Day-themed games. The first 500 attendees each day will receive a special experience.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents 10 Things I Hate About You

A pretty, popular teenager can’t go out on a date until her ill-tempered older sister does in this memorable high-school movie version of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew.

Saturday, March 18

Liberty Public Market Celebrates 7th Anniversary Weekend

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

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.

Recycled Paper Making w/ Maya VanderSchuit

Learn the basics of paper making! From pulp making to pigments and dyes, and even how to source materials, participants will learn how to select and prepare raw materials for paper making and basic coloration methods, creating paper pulp and different consistencies that work for the desired result.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents The Fabelmans

A coming-of-age story about a young man’s discovery of a shattering family secret and an exploration of the power of movies to help us see the truth about each other and ourselves.

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

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.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents Turning Red

Thirteen-year-old Mei is experiencing the awkwardness of being a teenager with a twist – when she gets too excited, she transforms into a giant red panda.

WSA West Coast Championships

A surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Event and any World Team Event is happening at Oceanside. The public is invited to witness this amazing event that will surely be a fun experience for the whole family.

Sunday, March 19

Animae Hosts 2nd Annual Female Chef Collaboration Dinner Benefiting MAKE Projects

After the success of last year’s inaugural MAKE Projects Dinner, Chef Tara Monsod and Animae will welcome back a roster of eminent female chefs hailing from some of west coast’s most vibrant food cities.

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents Everything Everywhere All At Once

An aging Chinese immigrant is swept up in an insane adventure, where she alone can save what’s important to her by connecting with the lives she could have led in other universes.

Join Juniper & Ivy’s Sunday Supper Club

Each Sunday, the thoughtful yet casual family-style, 3-course supper will feature a monthly-rotating menu with optional beverage pairings. It also celebrates a dining tradition where family and friends gather ’round for good comfort food and conversation. There will be a limited amount of Sunday Supper Club covers per week, featuring new dishes each month.

San Diego Loyal SC vs. Phoenix Rising FC

Calling all SD Loyal soccer fans! Let’s go out there and support our very own as they take on Phoenix Rising FC at Torero Stadium.

San Diego Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race

The Hot Chocolate Run, coined as America’s Sweetest Run, is brought to you by Ventures Endurance. Since its inception, over 200,000 participants have run for chocolate, making it the fastest-growing race series in the nation!

Rooftop Cinema Club Embarcadero presents Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots discovers that his passion for adventure has taken its toll: He has burned through eight of his nine lives, leaving him with only one life left. Puss sets out on an epic journey to find the mythical Last Wish and restore his nine lives.

See you there, San Diego!

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