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San Diego’s Best Events in March

How to be busy and important this month in San Diego

By Christina Orlovsky Page

Things to Do: March 5-10

Flogging Molly

March 1:

Spring is in the air and Carlsbad is in bloom at the Flower Fields, open now through May.

March 2:

Go fly a kite with family-friendly Obecians at the OB Kite Festival.

Drink a toast to Temecula wine country at the two-day World of Wine Winter Barrel Tasting.

March 3:

Award-winning wines from January’s competition are up for tasting at the Taste of Winemaker Challenge at 57 Degrees.

The US Grant welcomes future brides to Swoon 4, with three floors of vendors and exhibits.

March 5:

Got questions about that face tattoo, the infamous ear-biting incident, or his cameo in The Hangover? Iron Mike may have answers in his Spike Lee-directed one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth.

March 7:

Grab your partner and put on your dancing shoes for the three-part Roots of Swing workshop at the Mingei Museum.

The House of Blues goes green with the luck of Irish rockers Flogging Molly.

March 8:

The 20th annual San Diego Latino Film Festival showcases works by Latinos and about the Latino experience. Oh, and there are tons of parties and panels, too.

March 9:

Test the best of California’s family-owned vintages at the Family Winemakers of California San Diego Wine Tasting at the Del Mar Fairgrounds.

March 10:

Always wanted to put a 13.1 sticker on your SUV? Try your feet at the San Diego Half Marathon.

Catch the west coast premiere of San Diego REP’s The Mountaintop at the Lyceum, through March 31. The play imagines the last night of MLK, Jr.’s life.

March 13:

Alicia Keys proves she’s a girl on fire when she brings her booming voice to the Valley View Casino Center.

March 14:

Thursday is the new Friday at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s Downtown TNT social event.

March 15:

Tee up! It’s the first day of Golf Fest at Oaks North Golf Course, in Rancho Bernardo.


Things to Do: March 12-17

San Diego Surf

March 16:

San Diego Opera presents its first mariachi opera, Cruzar la Cara de la Luna, for two shows only.

View the never-before-seen film by Andy Warhol, San Diego Surf, at MCASD La Jolla.

Don your shamrocks and commence shenanigans at Balboa Park’s boot-stomping, beer-guzzling St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival.

March 17:

What Chicago does to its river, the Gaslamp Quarter does to the streets of downtown San Diego. Go green and get lucky at ShamROCK.

March 20:

You just may discover SNL’s next breakout star on The Second City’s Laughing Matter Tour stop at La Jolla Playhouse.

March 21:

The Gambler himself, Kenny Rogers, knows when to hold ’em at The Belly Up.

March 22:

Indulge in the perfect pairing, Wine and Chocolate, at the Westgate Hotel.

Things to Do: March 20-24

Pogo stick backflip

March 23:

Be amazed at some of the wild and wacky street-performing talents during the Seaport Village Busker Festival.

March 24:

Foodies and beer lovers get their grub and grog on at the fourth annual Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Fest.

March 29:

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra brings Bourbon Street to Copley Symphony Hall.

March 30:

If you’re not up for the challenge of the hard-core Ironman 70.3 California Oceanside, not to worry; the race is sold out. But you can still admire the athleticism as a spectator.

March 31:

Happy Easter, San Diego! Egg hunts and champagne brunches abound from Chula Vista to Carlsbad and everywhere in between.


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