Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 28 – March 5, 2017

Spend the upcoming weekend in San Diego enjoying everything California’s Beach City has to offer including these top things to do.

Mardi Gras

Samba Dancer at Mardi Gras - Top Things to Do

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Let loose, dance and indulge at carnival celebrations ranging from massive block parties bumping with music from the best DJs to more traditional festivities with feather-adorned dancers in samba shows, performances of the Brazilian martial-arts dance form capoeira, caipirinhas, and more.

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The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

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For more than sixty years, Mother Nature has transformed the rolling hills of North San Diego County into one of the most spectacular and coordinated displays of natural color and beauty anywhere in the world. The nearly fifty acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch in Carlsbad, California, are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year – from early March through early May – literally bringing the famous fields back to life. This annual burst of color, which has become part of the area’s local heritage, also is one of nature’s official ways of announcing the arrival of spring here in Southern California.

Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: March 1 – May 14, 2017
Cost: $7-$14
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Dave Attell – American Comedy Co. 5th Anniversary Weekend

Dave Attell - American Comedy Co. 5th Anniversary Weekend

It’s the American Comedy Co. 5 Year Anniversary Weekend with Dave Attell! Free-flowing champagne all weekend!

Where: 818 B 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 3-4, 2017
Cost: $30
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SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends

Come be amazed at SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends. Each weekend will feature different illusionists that are sure to delight and astound. Headliner talent will perform a 20-25 minute illusion show in Mission Bay Theater.

Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
When: March 4-26, 2017
Cost: Included with Admission
> Find out more about SeaWorld’s Magic Weekends

CRSSD Festival

CRSSD Music Fest

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 more.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 4-5, 2017
Cost: $8-$170
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Spring Busker Festival

Spring Busker Festival - Top Things to Do

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San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment.

Where: Seaport Village – 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 4-5, 2017
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Spring Busker Festival

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show - Top Things to Do in San Diego

At the Travel & Adventure Show, the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S., you never know who you are going to meet. Come face-to-face with some of your favorite celebrity travel speakers such as Phil Keoghan, Jack Maxwell and Peter Greenberg. Get expert packing tips, technology trends and budget travel hacks on the Savvy Traveler Theater. Talk to local destination experts who have the inside knowledge of where to go and what to do at the Destination Theater. Get a taste of far away cultures at the Taste of Travel Theater and feel the rhythm and vibes of distant lands on the Global Beats Stage.

Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 4-5, 2017
Cost: $11-$22
> Find out more about the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day

The San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering kicks off with its largest event EXPO DAY, a daylong celebration at PETCO Park. EXPO DAY is the Festival’s signature event, with more than 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on science, technology, engineering and math exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers.

Where: 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 4, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day

Stone IPA Madness – Festival Of Hops

Stone IPA Madness - Festival Of Hops

Stone Brewing Co. will be showcasing the best IPAs they have to offer! Join them for all or part of the afternoon and try some delicious hoppy beers in the garden! They will be featuring special releases, pilot beer and exclusive casks!

Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – 1999 Citracado Parkway, Escondido, CA 92029
When: March 5, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $15-$25
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San Diego Theatre Week

San Diego Theatre Week - Top Things to Do

Have a Play Date! More than 30 San Diego performing arts organizations have come together to collaborate on and promote the second annual San Diego Theatre Week, a week-long celebration of performing arts that will serve to promote the vast array of performing arts in the city.

When: Thru March 5, 2017
> Find out more about San Diego Theatre Week

The Blameless

The Blameless

Developed in The Old Globe’s 2016 New Voices Festival, The Blameless is a compassionate and moving look at the power of familial bonds in the most extraordinary of circumstances. The boisterous Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth, humor, and tough love. But today is no ordinary day. Struggling to recover from a painful event in their past, they must find a way to hold everything together as they welcome to dinner the one man who might help them heal – or reopen their wounds.

Where: The Old Globe – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: Thru March 26, 2017
Cost: Tickets start at $29
> Find out more about The Blameless

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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.