Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 10-15, 2015

Make your friends green with envy as you rocket to San Diego for this weekend’s top things to do including plenty of sunshine, music, film, flowers, butterflies, St. Patrick’s Day and more!

2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

The 22nd San Diego Latino Film Festival presented by Lexus, set to take place at the AMC Fashion Valley 18 at Simon Fashion Valley, 2015 Spotlight Films represents diversity on all levels, including genre, nationality represented, and the range of emotions our audience will experience.

Where: AMC Fashion Valley 18 – 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: March 12-22, 2015
> Find out more about the 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

CRSSD Festival

CRSSD Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and a VIP area.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 14-15, 2015
Cost: $75-$145
> Find out more about the CRSSD Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Gather up your favorite lads and lasses and celebrate the one day a year where everyone’s Irish. San Diego offers parades and celebrations suitable for the family and your little leprechauns, and late night parties and pub crawls with ever-flowing green beer for the grown-ups.

> Browse San Diego’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Meet a few of the over 10,000 butterflies in the Butterfly Jungle

More than 10,000 beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this spectacular spring fling event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Each spring the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle exhibit is filled with amazing and delightful exotic butterflies of all colors and sizes, and guests can walk among them, take photos, and enjoy pointing out different species using our butterfly identification guide.

Where: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
When: March 14 – April 12, 2015
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle

Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

San Diego Botanic Garden's Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

Don’t miss the Garden’s new Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania!® featuring a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements and of course tomatoes! Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden. Terrific food will be available from Divine Fresh and musical entertainment from Bob Ballentine and friends. Be sure not to miss our petting zoo and pony rides. Bring out the whole family!

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: March 14-15, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about the Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

> Marvel at San Diego’s Spring Flower Fields & Displays

Nixon in China by John Adams

San Diego Opera's Nixon in China

From serious political discussions to a toast-filled banquet scene where every toast tries to outdo another, with Chinese dancers and a fantasy scene with Kissinger, Nixon in China explores a heroic gesture by a sitting American President towards a burgeoning world power. Join us for a whirlwind diplomatic trip which changed history and an opera that has risen to the top rank of 20th century American operas and is arguably one of the most influential of the last few decades.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 14-22, 2015
Cost: $45-$290
> Find out more about Nixon in China by John Adams

National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

The Mariachi Festival and Competition will highlight mariachi music in the schools, showcasing Mariachi student groups from throughout the United States and Mexico. In addition to offering a wholesome community friendly event, the festival provides entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s heritage through mariachi music and traditional ballet folklorico dancing.

Where: Pepper Park – 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950
When: March 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

Balboa Park Science Family Day - Paper Airplane Festival

Learn how to make a paper airplane and more at the Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

As the first major event for families on the 2015 Centennial Celebration calendar, Balboa Park STEAM Family Day brings a world of discovery to children of all ages. Over two dozen cultural organizations will put the fun into STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – through hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, special exhibitions, and more.

Where: Balboa Park
When: March 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free. Museum Admission – Kids 12 and Under Free with Adult Admission
> Find out more about the Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

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