Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 27 – March 2, 2014

The Carlsbad Flower Fields

I for one welcome the month of March (especially when we can avoid the lousy Smarch weather) and the following top things to do in San Diego this weekend:

18th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

San Diego Bird Festival - Top Things to Do

Learn about the more than 500 species living in San Diego county at the annual Bird Festival

San Diego County has a lot of birding to offer, with more than 500 species. The birding area encompasses diverse habitats ranging from desert to mountains, shore to coastal wetlands, urban and suburban. The weekend’s activities will include four pelagic trips, a birding and optics expo, keynote speakers, and a family fun day on Sunday.

Where: 4010 Morena Blvd. Suite #100, San Diego, CA 92117
When: February 27 – March 2, 2014
Cost: $0-$150
> Find out more about the 18th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

Tower After Hours: Ireland

San Diego Museum of Man's Tower After Hours: Ireland

Celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Ireland with the San Diego Museum of Man at Tower After Hours: Ireland! Share in the festive atmosphere and immerse yourself in Irish culture with San Diego’s own Irish community. Enjoy live performances of traditional music and dance by local artists, sample classic pub fare provided by local eateries, and, of course, delight in a glass of Guinness!

Where: San Diego Museum of Man – 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 27, 2014
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $12-$25
> Find out more about Tower After Hours: Ireland

Bicycle Film Festival

The Bicycle Film Festival celebrates the bicycle and all styles of bikes and bicycling:. Tall Bike Jousting, Track Bikes, BMX, Alleycats, Critical Mass, Bike Polo, Cycling to Recumbents. What better way to celebrate these lifestyles than through art, film, music and performance? The Bicycle Film Festival brings together all aspects of bicycling to advocate its ability to transport us in many ways.

Where: Museum of Photographic Arts – 1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 28 – March 1, 2014
Cost: $11-$22
> Find out more about the Bicycle Film Festival

The Flower Fields

The Carlsbad Flower Fields

Get lost in a sea of beauty and color at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Don’t miss the chance to see more than 50 acres of breathtaking Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom and transform the landscape into a vast expanse of dazzling color. The Flower Fields® are the only working ranunculus farm in the world that allows kids to play and adults to linger among a sea of extraordinary blooms.

Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: March 1 – May 11, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: $6-$12
> Find out more about The Flower Fields

Ocean Beach Kite Festival – Rescheduled

Ocean Beach Kite Festival

The sky will be filled with color during the 66th Ocean Beach Kite Festival

The Ocean Beach Kite Festival has been postponed until May 10, 2014.

Breeze over to the eclectic neighborhood of Ocean Beach for live music, carnival rides, kite demonstrations and, of course, kite making, kite decorating, and kite flying.

Where: Dusty Rhodes Park – 1868 Bacon St, San Diego, CA 92107
When: March 1, 2014 May 10, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Ocean Beach Kite Festival

9th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival – Rescheduled

Japanese Friendship Gardens Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Explore the peaceful and beautiful gardens of the Japanese Friendship Garden during the Cherry Blossom Festival

The Cherry Blossom Festival has been postponed by a week and will now take place on March 8, 2014.

The Japanese Friendship Garden is excited to once again share the Japanese tradition of hanami (enjoying the beauty of cherry blossoms) with San Diego. View colorful cherry blossoms, a koi pond, and waterfall in the upper and lower garden expansions along with live entertainment, authentic street food, craft beer, sake, kids craft, shopping and more.

Where: Japanese Friendship Garden – 2215 Pan American Way E, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 1, 2014 March 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $5-$6
> Find out more about the 9th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras

San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras

Why travel to Brazil when the San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras brings the fun to you

The spectacular Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball will feature pulsating samba beats, beautiful samba dancers, electrifying Capoeira performances and nonstop Brazilian music. Enjoy fun, feathers, fantasy and much, much more at one of the best Brazilian Carnivals on the West Coast!

> Discover more Mardi Gras Celebrations in San Diego

Where: Fuse Nightclub – 379 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 1, 2014
Time: 8:30 PM to 1:30 AM
Cost: $25-$99
> Find out more about the San Diego Brazil Carnival Mardi Gras

House of Pacific Relations Sunday Lawn Programs

House of Ireland - House of Pacific Relations Lawn Program

Learn about other cultures through food, music and dance at the House of Pacific Relations’ weekly Lawn Program

From March through early November, member houses of the House of Pacific Relations (HPR) in Balboa Park feature music, dance, traditional costumes, arts, crafts and ethnic foods. The series kicks things off with the HPR Queen’s “Sampler Program.”

Where: 2191 W Pan American Rd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Sundays, March 1 – October 26, 2014
Time: 2:00 to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the House of Pacific Relations Sunday Lawn Programs

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Know of some other top things to do this weekend in San Diego? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.

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