March Calendar of Events

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San Diego Theater Week  Feb. 26-Mar. 5 

Check out some of San Diego’s amazing local theater, dance and music companies with discounted tickets and other special offers. More than 40 venues throughout the County.

(858) 381-5595 / www.SDTheaterWeek.com 

Mickey Cafagna Golf Tournament  Mar. 3 

Established to honor Mickey Cafagna, former Mayor of Poway. In keeping with Mickey’s charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s profits will be donated to the Poway Firefighters Association, which maintains a relief fund that benefits those affected by fire.

10am / Maderas Golf Club, Poway

(858) 748-0016 / www.poway.com

Del Mar Gem Faire  Mar. 3-5 

Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning.

Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

(503) 252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com

Archery Festival  Mar. 3-5 

Come take a shot at archery at this state-of-the-art facility!

Easton Archery Center of Excellence, Chula Vista

www.chulavistaca.gov 

Finish Chelsea’s Run  Mar. 4

Join your friends and neighbors for the 7th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund.

7:30–11am / Balboa Park, San Diego

www.chelseaslight.org/race-faq 

Annual Trails Day  Mar. 4 

Three-mile hike will visit the Discovery Lake, and Discovery Creek trails. A more challenging, 7-mile hike with more than 1000 feet of elevation gain will be offered to Double Peak Park.

8:30am-12pm / Discovery/Lakeview Park, San Marcos

(760) 744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net

Annual Koi Show  Mar. 4-5 

Over 300 Koi on display in competition, from 6 inches to 3 feet long. Described as “living jewels,” Koi can live over 100 years. Learn how to build a Koi pond and waterfall, turning your backyard into a tropical paradise.

Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

(619) 542-2000 / www.koiclubofsandiego.org

San Marcos Alive  Mar. 5 

Fine art, craft fair, art demonstrations and exhibitions, children’s area, musical entertainment and juried art & photography show.

10am-3pm / San Marcos Civic Center

(760) 744-1050 / www.san-marcos.net 

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon  Mar. 5 

Begins with the Green Mile run/walk which includes children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. The 5K/Half Marathon is a fast out and back course that takes you on a tour of El Cajon.

7am-1pm / Downtown El Cajon

(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Annual Bridal Fair  Mar. 5 

Over 20 vendors, select wedding designers, florists, photographers, officiants, bakery specialist and musical professionals.

10am-1pm / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, Fallbrook

(760) 728-6466 / www.grandtradition.com 

Arts Alive Banner “Unveiling”  Mar. 5 

The unveiling reception is the “reveal” that premiers the exhibit each year. The signature activity and sole fundraising event of the 101 Artists’ Colony is to put on the Arts Alive Encinitas exhibit.

12-3pm / Leichtag Commons – Barn 2: 441 Saxony Rd., Encinitas

www.101artistscolony.com

CSF Telethon  Mar. 9

Epic student performances and far out fun and games for all! Benefits the Coronado Schools Foundation.

4:30-8:30pm / Coronado High School www.csfkids.org/telethon 

Lung Force Expo  Mar. 11 

A forum for healthcare professionals, patients, and survivors, and caregivers to learn about the latest treatments, support, and research for lung cancer.

8:30am-3pm / SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

(619) 683-7514 / www.lungforce.org

Just In Time for Foster Youth “Walk the Talk” Annual Celebration  Mar. 11 

Connect and engage 400+ prominent members of the community with the JIT mission and the young men and women whom JIT serves. Gourmet cuisine, entertainment and a live auction.

6pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

(858) 705-1705 / www.jitfosteryouth.org

Youth Fitness Expo and Family Fun Day  Mar. 11 

Educational exhibits, fitness activities, carnival games, raffles, and performances by the children in our after school dance classes in almost 100 San Diego County elementary schools.

12:30-4pm / Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion

(619) 276-7763 / www.heartlightsandiego.com

Tip Top Run 5K & 10K  Mar. 11 

The Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation will have their annual Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash. Runners will receive lunch from Tip Top Meats, two complimentary beers or wines, an event t-shirt, and a swag bag full of goodies.

8:30am / 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad

(760) 804-1969 / https://lagoon.aguahedionda.org

Living with Animals  Mar. 11

Whether we see an animal as a pet, a pest, or food has changed over time and across cultures, making our relationships with them dynamic and complex to say the least.

10am- 5pm / San Diego Museum of Man

1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 239-2001 / www.museumofman.org

Best Coast Beer Fest 2017 presented by Sycuan  Mar. 11

More than 200 beers from nearly 100 local breweries, grab a sensible lunch in our food truck alley and listen to the sweet sounds of local bands – all while taking in the gorgeous views of Coronado and downtown San Diego.

1-5pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South

1 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101

www.bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival  Mar. 11

Experience the largest Irish celebration west of the Mississippi. The parade features over 120 floats complete with marching bands, bagpipers, traditional Irish dance troupes, clowns, and dignitaries. The festival portion boasts live music, a beer garden and a kids’ zone. The parade will start at 10:30 am at 5th and Laurel Streets.

9 am–6pm / Balboa Park, San Diego

www.stpatsparade.org

Salute to the Military Ball  Mar. 11 

A black-tie affair giving Coronado citizens and surrounding business communities an opportunity to show their thanks and support to local military members and their families.

6-11pm / Hotel del Coronado

(619) 435-9260 / www.coronadochamber.com 

Tomato Mania  Mar. 11-12 

California’s largest tomato seedling sale is back! Workshops teach what you need to know to grow great-tasting tomatoes.

9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon

(619) 660-0614 x10 / www.thegarden.org

North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade/Festival  Mar. 12 

Featuring a parade, vendors, kids activities and live Irish music! The parade will run along Broadway and Main. Come and enjoy the local micro-breweries and restaurants, and food booths.

12-6pm / Downtown Historic Vista

(760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org 

National City International Mariachi Festival  Mar. 12 

Celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.

11am-7pm / Pepper Park: 3299 Tidelands Avenue

(619) 410-2230 / www.nationalcitychamber.org 

Shelter to Soldier First Annual Dog Walk  Mar. 12 

Walk YOUR dog in the Downtown Vista St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! Continue the fun at the America Legion for lunch, basket raffles, pet adoptions and vendor information.

2pm / Vista Village Creek www.classy.org 

Spring into Healthy Living  Mar. 15 

Speakers on frauds and scams, fire safety, driver safety, exercise, free health screenings, senior-friendly exercise demonstrations, senior resources, healthy continental breakfast and more.

9am-12pm / McGrath Family YMCA, Spring Valley

(877) 926-8300 / www.eastcountychamber.org 

San Diego Latino Film Festival  Mar. 16-26 

The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain. Opening and closing night parties, daily music acts, the 2nd Annual Sonido Latino Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers.

AMC Fashion Valley 18

(619) 230-1938 / http://2017.sdlatinofilm.com

St. Patrick’s Day  Mar. 17 

Every year on March 17, the Irish and the Irish-at-heart across the globe observe St. Patrick’s Day. What began as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland has become an international festival celebrating Irish culture with parades, dancing, special foods and a whole lot of green.

San Diego shamROCK  Mar. 17 

Over 50,000 square feet of astroturf will be rolled out to set the scene for a block party that boasts three stages, non-stop music, and of course – plenty of green Bud Light beer and Jameson Irish Whiskey libations.

6pm-12am / Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego

(619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegoshamrock.com 

Downtown San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl  Mar. 17

One of the biggest party days of the year in San Diego! Join us for our annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl which grants you access and drink discounts at over 10 different venues. Your St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl kit includes drink coupons, free welcome shot vouchers, and a map of all participating S.D. bars and nightclubs.

4pm-2am /  Tin Roof, 401 G St., San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 718-0996 / www.clubcrawlsandiego.com/st-patricks-day

South Oceanside Hot Rod, Rat Rod,

Custom Car, Bike and Boat Show  Mar. 18 

This is a great neighborhood event with awesome vehicles, entertainment, food, and tons of fun for everyone!

9am-3pm / South Oceanside Elementary School

(760) 207-5371 / www.facebook.com/southocarshow 

San Diego Cake Show  Mar. 18-19 

Celebrity appearances from stars of the top TV baking competitions, classes taught by world-renowned teachers for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced and free demonstrations on the Main Stage! Large vendor area.

10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

(858) 333-6905 / www.sandiegocakeshow.com

Kia Classic  Mar. 21-26 

Features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2016 Kia Classic Champion Lydia Ko and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad www.kiaclassic.com 

Race for Autism  Mar. 25 

100% of donations support San Diego autism programs, services, and local classrooms. 5K chip-timed run or walk, 1-mile SUPERHERO Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals and t-shirts, prizes and refreshments.

7am / Balboa Park

(858) 679-8800 / www.raceforautism.org 

Health Fair Saturday  Mar. 25 

Thousands of residents circulate through this event which features scores of information booths, insurance providers, healthcare presentations, health screenings by Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and live, interactive demos.

10am-2pm / Grossmont Center, La Mesa

(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Bark in the Park Fund Raiser  Mar. 25 

Experience the new Live Oak Dog Park. A community walk, which will give participants a tour of the park’s lovely trails and the off-leash area. Followed by dog contests, food and demonstrations/seminars.

9am-2pm / Live Oak Dog Park: 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook

(760) 731-1041 / www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org 

Home Garden Tour  Mar. 25 

The self-guided tour will highlight five beautiful gardens, located in East County utilizing an array of color, variety, and low water usage. Learn how you can design your backyard for low water usage plants.

9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon

(619) 660-0614 / www.thegarden.org 

The Bunny Ball  Mar. 25 

Cruise 4 Kids is raising money and collecting Bunnies for sick and underprivileged children. This is a high energy black tie spring celebration. Live DJs, dancing, cocktails, raffles, silent auctions, magician, photos with bunny mascots, photo booth, balloon drop, and candy buffet.

7:30pm / Hilton San Diego Resort: 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr.

(760) 716-5248 / www.TheBunnyBall.com 

Tequila & Taco Music Festival  Mar. 25-26

Enjoy live music, craft beer, margaritas, and food vendors all weekend long! Tequila sampling is on Saturday only, from 11 am–3 pm: taste top-shelf tequilas while enjoying the best gourmet tacos. Proceeds from the event will benefit The Gen Giammanco Foundation. Refer to website for tickets.

11am–5:30pm Saturday / 11:30am–6pm Sunday

200 Marina Park Way, Embarcadero Marina Park S., San Diego

www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com/sandiego 

Encinitas Half Marathon  Mar. 26 

With breathtaking views along the historic Highway 101, you’ll be inspired and energized by the beauty of each mile through one of So Cal’s most popular beach towns. Post-race festival.

7:30am-12pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas

(760) 846-5721 / www.encinitashalfmarathon.com

SAN DIEGO FARMERS MARKETS 

MONDAY

Escondido – Welk: 3-7 pm

TUESDAY

Coronado: 2:30–6 pm

Escondido: 2:30 – 6 pm

Mira Mesa: 2:30-7 pm

Otay Ranch: 4-7 pm

Pacific Beach: 2-7 pm

UCSD/La Jolla: 10-2 pm

WEDNESDAY 

Carlsbad: 3-7 pm

Encinitas: 4-7 pm

Mission Bay: 10 am – 2 pm

Ocean Beach: 4-7 pm

Santee 3-6 pm

THURSDAY

Carmel Valley: 2:30-7 pm

Chula Vista: 3-6 pm

El Cajon : 3-6 pm

Fallbrook: 4:30 – 8 pm

Linda Vista: 3-7 pm

North Park: 3-7 pm

Oceanside CFM : 9 am – 1 pm

Oceanside Sunset: 5-9 pm

UC– Doyle Elementary: 3-7 pm

Valley Center 3-7 pm

FRIDAY

Imperial Beach: 12-6 pm

Kearny Mesa: 11 am -1:30 pm

La Mesa: 1-5 pm

Rancho Bernardo: 9 am -1 pm

SATURDAY

City Heights: 9-1 pm

Del Mar: 1-4 pm

Escondido: 10 am – 2 pm

Golden Hill: 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Little Italy: 8 am – 2 pm

Pacific Beach: 8 am – noon

Poway: 8 am – 1 pm

Rancho PQ 10 am – 1 pm

Ramona: 9 am – 1 pm

Scripps Ranch: 9 am – 1 pm

Vista: 8 am – 1 pm

SUNDAY

Sikes Adobe: 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Gaslamp District: 9 am –2 pm

Hillcrest: 9 am – 2 pm

Julian: 11 am – 4 pm

La Jolla: 9 am – 1 pm

Leucadia/Encinitas: 10 am – 2 pm

Point Loma: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm

Rancho Santa Fe: 9:30 am – 2 pm

San Marcos: 11 am – 3 pm

Solana Beach: 1 – 5 pm

For more info and location specifics for San Diego Farmers Markets visit:

www.sdfarmbureau.org

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