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.
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 10am / Maderas Golf Club, Poway
Contact: (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 while you shop.
Time/Place: Fri 12-6pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: (503) 252-8300 / www.gemfaire.com
Archery Festival Mar. 3-5
Come take a shot at archery at this state-of-the-art facility!
Time/Place: Easton Archery Center of Excellence, Chula Vista
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.
Time/Place: 8:30am-12pm / Discovery/Lakeview Park, San Marcos
Contact: (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 your own Koi pond and waterfall, turning your backyard into a tropical paradise.
Time/Place: Sat 9am-4pm, Sun 9am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / San Marcos Civic Center
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 7am-1pm / Downtown El Cajon
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, Fallbrook
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 12-3pm / Leichtag Commons – Barn 2: 441 Saxony Rd., Encinitas
CSF Telethon Mar. 9
Epic student performances and far out fun and games for all! Benefits the Coronado Schools Foundation.
Time/Place: 4:30-8:30pm / Coronado High School
Contact: (619) 437-8059 / 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.
Time/Place: 8:30am-3pm / SDG&E Energy Innovation Center
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 6pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 12:30-4pm / Balboa Park: Spreckels Organ Pavilion
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 8:30am / 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad
Contact: (760) 804-1969 / https://lagoon.aguahedionda.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.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Hotel del Coronado
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Downtown Historic Vista
Contact: (760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org
National City International Mariachi Festival Mar. 12
Celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through mariachi music, traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a celebration of arts, culture, and culinary delights.
Time/Place: 11am-7pm / Pepper Park: 3299 Tidelands Avenue
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 2pm / Vista Village Creek
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.
Time/Place: 9am-12pm / McGrath Family YMCA, Spring Valley
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: AMC Fashion Valley 18
Contact: (619) 230-1938 / http://2017.sdlatinofilm.com
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.
Time/Place: 6pm-12am / Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego
Contact: (619) 233-5008 / www.sandiegoshamrock.com
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!
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / South Oceanside Elementary School
Contact: (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 with products to buy!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: (858) 333-6905 / www.sandiegocakeshow.com
Kia Classic Mar. 21-26
The Kia Classic 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.
Time/Place: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad
Contact: 1-888-SEE-LPGA / 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.
Time/Place: 7am / Balboa Park
Contact: (858) 679-8800 / www.raceforautism.org
San Diego Sings! Festival Mar. 25
22 San Diego area choirs each performing individually and all 1000 singers gathering together mid-day for a massed sing under the direction of Dr. David Chase.
Time/Place: 11am / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
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 demonstrations.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Grossmont Center, La Mesa
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Live Oak Dog Park: 2746 Reche Road, Fallbrook
Contact: (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.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / The Water Conservation Garden: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr. West, El Cajon
Contact: (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 along with performers.
Time/Place: 7:30pm / Hilton San Diego Resort: 1775 E. Mission Bay Dr.
Contact: (760) 716-5248 / www.TheBunnyBall.com
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.
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Contact: (760) 846-5721 / www.encinitashalfmarathon.com