San Diego is blooming with exciting events, so make your plans to escape to San Diego and soak up the fun at The Flower Fields, Sesame Place’s 1st Birthday and more top things to do listed below!
San Diego Theatre Month
When: Mar. 1-31, 2023
Celebrate San Diego’s performing arts throughout the entire month of March during San Diego Theatre Month. The mission of San Diego Theatre Month is to highlight the variety and enhance the awareness of San Diego’s diverse performing arts community. Participating performing arts groups will offer a variety of special promotions during March 2023.
Flower Fields Ranunculus Season
When: Mar. 1 – May. 14, 2023
Every spring for more than 60 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 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch are in bloom for approximately six to eight weeks each year — from early March through early May — and bring the famous fields back to stunning life.
SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
When: Mar. 3 – Apr. 30, 2023
Foodies and craft beer aficionados will love SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival, featuring craft beer from favorite local breweries, plus fresh international cuisine infused with local, sustainable ingredients and unique signature flavors from around the world. In addition to hundreds of tasty bites and delicious drinks, guests can enjoy live music and their favorite animal exhibits, including dolphins, sea lions, bat rays, flamingos, sea otters, and more.
San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering
When: Mar. 4, 2023
Be a part of the 2023 San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering at PETCO Park. This event is completely FREE and open to the public, no registration or tickets required. Come and join the fun for a day filled with 100+ hands-on activities, stage performances and more. This is an event for all ages, pre-K to gray!
Sesame Place 1st Birthday
When: Mar. 4-31, 2023
Sesame Place San Diego is celebrating its 1st birthday in March 2023, and everyone is invited to the party! The monthlong celebration will feature fun and festive birthday decorations, special birthday-themed entertainment including dance parties and pop-up character performances, the Sesame Street Party Parade, stage shows and more.
When: Mar. 4-5, 2023
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.
San Diego Latino Film Festival
When: Mar. 9 -19, 2023
The San Diego Latino Film Festival (SDLFF) was born 30 years ago to serve as a platform that has given filmmakers the power to tell and share Latinx stories by displaying their amazing works. The San Diego Latino Film Festival is celebrating 30 years with an unforgettable edition. Enjoy 11 days of films, talent, parties, concerts, Sabor Latino and more!
Cherry Blossom Festival
When: Mar. 10-12, 2023
The Japanese Friendship Garden is excited to welcome spring and celebrate the annual Japanese tradition of hanami at the Cherry Blossom Festival. Along with lovely Cherry Blossoms, the 2023 festival includes a children’s area with crafts, a beer and sake garden, and a tea and dessert garden. In addition, guests can watch daily live performances and shop from different food and merchant vendors.
San Diego Loyal SC Home Opener
When: Mar. 11, 2023
Your San Diego Loyal are back and kicking off their 2023 season at Torero Stadium against Detroit City FC. SD Loyal is coming off a second consecutive playoff appearance in 2022 in only its third season after a second-place finish in the Western Conference.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival
When: Mar. 11, 2023
The 41st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival will start on Fifth Avenue at Laurel Street, rain or shine. To celebrate the three important parts of our Irish community in San Diego — Celtic Culture, Commerce and Community — a free family-friendly Irish festival will follow the parade. Enjoy an afternoon full of Irish dance, traditional music and bands on the Ashleigh Roach and Main stages.
Circle of Art in Borrego Springs
When: Mar. 11 – 12, 2023
Organizers select about 70 artists for the show each year, exhibiting quality paintings and artworks representing a variety of media, including oil and watercolors, photography, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, weaving and jewelry. The Circle of Art has become a singular stand-alone event drawing upon the beauty of the Anza Borrego Desert in the spring. This fine arts show is FREE to the public. All proceeds from the Circle of Art go toward BASIC’s educational projects and scholarships for the residents of the Borrego Springs Community.
When: Now – April, 2023
Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000-mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.