Spring has sprung in San Diego, so celebrate the perfect opportunity to get outdoors over the next two weeks — at a San Diego Wave game, surfing championships in Oceanside, outdoor dining during San Diego Restaurant Week and so much more!
St. Patrick’s Day
When: Mar. 17, 2023
Gather up your favorite lads and lasses and celebrate the one day a year when everyone’s Irish. San Diego offers parades and celebrations suitable for the family and your little leprechauns, plus late-night parties and pub crawls with ever-flowing green beer for the grownups.
Boarded! Pirate Adventure at the Maritime Museum
When: Mar. 18, 2023
This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship’s crew and trained in how to navigate, swordfight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Board at the Maritime Museum and head out onto San Diego Bay for this nonstop outdoor pirate playground staged aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.
Liberty Public Market 7th Anniversary Weekend
When: Mar. 18 – 19, 2023
Join in on the fun and a weekend full of music and food at the 7th Anniversary Weekend of Liberty Public Market in Liberty Station! Try the exclusive Special Anniversary Brew at Bottlecraft, join the Scavenger Hunt and Beer Bingo, win Liberty Public Market prizes and enjoy live music all weekend long.
WSA West Coast Championships – Oceanside
When: Mar. 18 – 19, 2023
Sponsored by the Western Surfing Association, this is a surfing competition to qualify competitors for the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Event and any World Team event. Viewing the competition is free and open to the public.
Taste of Third
When: Mar. 23, 2023
The event all foodies have been waiting for is back again: Get ready for the 27th annual Taste of Third! This year, be prepared for a night of food, drink and live music, as you stroll down the block enjoying the many flavors of Third Avenue in Chula Vista. Participants will have a chance to enjoy a variety of bites and sips from all over the world with their Taste of Third Passports, all while listening to live music and walking around the beautiful South Bay neighborhood.
The Rosin Box Project presents: Empower
When: Mar. 23 – 27, 2023
San Diego’s premier contemporary ballet company is opening its 2023 season, under the theme Impulse, with a series of dances titled “Empower.” The trailblazing, female-led program coincides with Women’s History Month and features three new works choreographed by resident artists Lauren Flower, Bethany Green and Carly Topazio. It will be presented at the Light Box Theater in Liberty Station.
San Diego Wave FC Home Opener
When: Mar. 25, 2023
The San Diego Wave is back in action for their second campaign. They’ll kick off the season with their home opener against the Chicago Red Stars at the state-of-the-art Snapdragon Stadium.
San Diego Half Marathon & 5k
When: Mar. 26, 2023
Join us for the 12th annual San Diego Half Marathon and 5K — FIVE miles of waterfront, FOUR historic communities, THREE beautiful parks, TWO miles through Downtown San Diego, and ONE epic Gaslamp finish! Entry includes a short-sleeve shirt, custom finisher’s medal, cinch bag, one-day pass to the invite-only Carlsbad Columbia Sportswear Employee Store and much more.
Club America vs. Xolos de Tijuana
When: Mar. 26, 2023
PRIMETIME Sports and Snapdragon Stadium proudly announce the return of Tour Águila to Southern California. The Liga MX clash between Club América and Xolos de Tijuana takes place at San Diego’s Snapdragon Stadium. There will be a Fan Fest before the game outside the stadium starting at 11 a.m., with live music, food, team mascot, championship trophies, legends and much more.
San Diego Restaurant Week
When: Mar. 26 – Apr. 2, 2023
Hosted by the California Restaurant Association, San Diego Restaurant Week returns with over 100 restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. You’ll be sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving. There is no better place for outdoor dining than sunny San Diego, and with expanded patio spaces and curbside dining, there is more space than ever before for you to enjoy a meal while basking in the sun or under starry skies every day of the week!
SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Food Festival
When: Now – 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.