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San Diego Events Calendar: March 2024

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The Lakehouse Resort during the Third Annual Food and Wine Festival in San Marcos, San Diego
Courtesy of Lakehouse Resort

March 1–31

Around the Way Girl Art Exhibit at Liberty Station

Eager to see more work from local photographer Delana Delgado after spotting her film shots in February’s South Bay issue? Stop by the Arts District at Liberty Station, where Delgado’s solo exhibition Around the Way Girl celebrates the culture and style of the women in her community.

2820 Roosevelt Rd #204, Point Loma

March 3

Lakehouse Resort’s Third Annual Food and Wine Festival

Discover some or North county’s finest restaurants, breweries, and wineries at the third annual Food and Wine Festival at the Lakehouse Resort in San Marcos. Sip and snack lakeside to the tune of live music from Perry O’Neal from noon to 5 p.m.

1025 La Bonita Dr, San Marcos

San Diego event this March 2024: Architecture of Jubilation: The Art and Vision of James Hubbell exhibit at the San Diego Central Library downtown
Courtesy of the llan-Lael Foundation

March 9–July 28

Architecture of Jubilation: The Art and Vision of James Hubbell

Kick off the year-long World Design Capital 2024 celebrations in San Diego and Tijuana by checking out one of the initiative’s first exhibitions, Architecture of Jubilation: The Art and Vision of James Hubbell, at the San Diego Central Library. Presented by Hubbell’s llan-Lael Foundation, this collection of designs, sculptures, paintings, and stained glass works showcase the artist’s connection to nature and philosophy.

330 Park Blvd, Downtown

March 16

28th Annual ShamROCK Music and Beer Festival

Don your best green outfit and head to the Gaslamp Quarter for the 28th annual ShamROCK Music and Beer Festival. Featuring Celtic rockers, Irish dancers, and impressive tribute bands, the all-ages St. Patrick’s Day event also includes green beer, Emerald Isle fare, and tons of free games and activities (see you at the unicorn race finish line!).

San Diego March 2024 dance show Empower at the Light Box Theater in Liberty Station produced by The Rosin Box Project
Courtesy of The Rosin Box Project

March 21–24, 29–30

Empower at the Light Box Theater

This Women’s History Month, stop by the Light Box Theater in Liberty Station for Empower, The Rosin Box Project’s boundary-pushing program of compositions by three talented women: resident artists Bethany Green and Carly Topazio and guest choreographer Cherice Barton.

March 21

Chula Vista’s 28th Annual Taste of Third Food Festival

Food lovers, rejoice—downtown Chula Vista is hosting its 28th annual Taste of Third. Ticketholders get a “culinary passport” that grants them bites and sips all the way from H Street to E Street, including local favorites like La Bella Pizza Garden, Chula Vista Brewery, and The Balboa South.

March 22

Culinary Concerto Fundraising Gala for Mainly Mozart’s

Musical notes and gustatory gems are joining forces at Mainly Mozart’s fundraising gala, “Culinary Concerto.” Join celebrity chef Claudia Sandoval (the event’s culinary director) and our very own content chief, Troy Johnson (who’s serving as emcee), in highlighting 24 of the best chefs in the US and Mexico with a four-course meal at Midtown venue Julep. Eurovision-winning vocalist and violinist Alexander Rybak offers his first-ever San Diego performance, and proceeds benefit the org’s music education programs in our cross- border region.

March 28–30

Balboa Theater’s 100th Anniversary

We’re raising our glasses in honor of Balboa Theater’s centennial birthday with three days of celebratory performances. First up is the Balboa 100th Anniversary Gala featuring pianist, playwright, and actor Hershey Felder. On Friday, Mar. 29, catch a screening of the US Navy–focused 1929 silent film The Flying Fleet, soundtracked live with a vintage pipe organ. Saturday brings a morning of family-friendly activities, including classic cartoons and a 1920s-inspired costume parade, plus an evening showcase from some of San Diego’s most engaging performers.

By Roxana Becerril

Roxana Becerril is a Mexican-American writer living in San Diego. When she's not traveling or checking out the newest restaurant in the city, she covers art, culture, lifestyle and Latino topics.

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