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16 Things to Do in San Diego in March

Carlsbad's flower fields, music, and festivals to add to your agenda this month

By Kai Oliver-Kurtin

Things to do in March - Flower Fields

Carlsbad Flower Fields

A previous version of this story incorrectly gave the dates March 12–13 for the Busker Festival. It in fact took place March 12 only. We regret the error.”

March 1

Take a walk through nearly 50 acres of colorful blooms at The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch (through May 8).

March 1-6

Things to Do in San Diego in March - Band's Visit

The Band’s Visit

Evan Zimmerman

Ten-time Tony Award–winning Broadway musical The Band’s Visit at Civic Theatre tells an unconventional story of musicians who wind up in an unfamiliar yet charming town.

March 2-27

At North Coast Repertory Theatre, The Homecoming by Nobel laureate Harold Pinter delves into one family’s issues with toxic masculinity—disrupted by the arrival of a new wife.

March 5-6

Dance it out to electronic music when more than 30 artists take over Waterfront Park for the Crssd Festival.

March 5-13

Things to do in March - STEM Week

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

Bring your inquisitive kids to the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering, which includes three STEM block parties in Barrio Logan, Chula Vista, and Del Mar.

March 8

Catch the world premiere of Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical at La Jolla Playhouse, which follows one woman’s quest to find herself through competitive Indian folk dance (through April 17).

March 10-20

Things to do in March - SD Latino Film Festival

San Diego Latino Film Festival

Enjoy movie screenings and panels featuring filmmakers from around the world at the San Diego Latino Film Festival at AMC Fashion Valley.

March 12

Say sláinte as the 40th annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival returns to Balboa Park after a two-year hiatus, promoting the theme “Irish Building America.”

Expect green beer and plenty of live entertainment as the St. Patrick’s Day ShamROCK San Diego block party takes over the Gaslamp Quarter.

Things to do in San Diego in March - Busker Fest

Seaport Village Busker Festival

March 12

Be entertained by some of the world’s best street performers at Seaport Village’s Busker Festival.

March 15

See all your favorites from the TV show when Dancing with the Stars: Live! comes to Balboa Theatre.

March 19

Actor and stand-up comedian David Spade brings sarcasm and self-deprecating humor to Balboa Theatre on his Catch Me Inside Tour.

Attend the La Jolla Playhouse Gala to hear Broadway stars James Monroe Iglehart and Daphne Rubin-Vega perform. Guests of the Underwriters’ Party can catch an exclusive performance by Idina Menzel (Frozen, Wicked).

March 25-26

City Ballet of San Diego presents their interpretation of George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, as well as Danses Concertantes and La Bayadere—Kingdom of the Shades, at Balboa Theatre.

March 27

Mexican American singer and rising star Angela Aguilar takes the stage at CalCoast Credit Union Open Air Theatre.

Make your way to Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue for unlimited bites and brews, plus pop-up exhibits and a live DJ.

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