San Diego March 2023

San Diego March 2023 Events

San Diego March 2023 Events

Warm Up in San Diego This Spring

Average temperature low and high: 54° - 67°
March brings beautiful weather to San Diego, so having fun in the sun is a must-do. Take in the stunning views at Balboa Park or spend a day at the world-renowned San Diego Zoo. There are also several pub crawls and block parties for those who want to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a drink or two. For more low-key activities, visit the botanical gardens or hike up Torrey Pines. The food scene is also diverse, with options ranging from seafood to Mexican. And be sure to check out our April page for more exciting events.

March Event Calendar

San Diego Taco & Beer Festival

San Diego Taco & Beer Festival

Tacos, beer, and spring-time San Diego weather, what better combination could one ask for? Head down to the San Diego Taco & Beer Festival, which will be sure to offer that and more. Splurge from 20+ of the area's top taco establishments while kicking back to live music performances. Updated performance lineups, participating taco spots, and ticket information for this year can be found here. 

Best Coast Beer Fest

Best Coast Beer Fest

Spend the day at the San Diego Bay with Best Coast Beer Fest for great music, live entertainment, food trucks, and a lot of beer. Taste beers from over 100 of the best breweries along the coast, and eat your heart away, too. All ticket proceeds will support Cuck Fancer, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping young-adult cancer patients and survivors.

CRSSD Music Festival

CRSSD Music Festival

Get ready for live music performances with lots of high energy to get your adrenaline pumping and you in the mood to rage. EDM and indie rock lovers won't want to miss the annual CRSSD Festival this spring. This year's headliners include ODESZA, Polo & Pan, Bedouin, and more. Tickets are on sale and are available for purchase online.

San Diego Latino Film Festival

San Diego Latino Film Festival

At this year's annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, expect a range of experiences, such as virtual screenings and movie drive-ins. In addition to film screenings, there will be opportunities for filmmakers and enthusiasts to network, collaborate, participate in education programs, and more. Details and additional information on the fest and tickets can be found online. 

Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry Blossom Festival

Good news: you don't have to fly to Japan to view a stunning array of cherry blossoms. From March 10th to the 12th, head to Balboa Park in San Diego, California, to take pictures and walk around lots of vibrant cherry blossoms trees. Prices range from $12 to $16, and the garden hours are open from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM. There will also be a cosplay contest, so feel free to register and dress up as your favorite cosplay character. Visit the Japanese Friendship Garden website for more information and to book your tickets for this aesthetically-beautiful event.

Bubble Run - San Diego

Bubble Run - San Diego

Gather your friends and family for a soapy, suds-filled time at this year's Bubble Run. Whether you're looking to walk or run, this family-friendly 5K will be loads of fun. Register online, the fee is $40.

Pacific Beach St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl & Block Party

Pacific Beach St Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl & Block Party

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a massive block party and pub crawl in Pacific Beach. On Friday, March 17th, and Saturday, March 18th, check-in for the pub crawl is between 3-7 pm and 1-4 pm. With over ten different venues, receive access and drink discounts, coupons, and a map of all participating bars and nightclubs. Buy a ticket for each night, and get ready for a fun-filled weekend celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to get your green on. Be sure to check back for updates on the 2023 venue lineup.

ShamROCK St. Patrick's Day Party

ShamROCK St. Patrick\'s Day Party

The 27th Annual ShamROCK is an Irish celebration in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter district featuring top Irish and Celtic Rock bands, tribute performances, Irish dancers, traditional food and drinks, and activities such as "Shenanigan Showdowns." You'll also get a chance to win some prizes and participate in games and contests to show off your leprechaun skills. The event has a lively and festive atmosphere and encourages attendees to dress in green. There will also be photo booths, selfie stations, seven bars, and three stages for serious fun. Tickets range from $39 to $89 on the event's website.

Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl

Lucky\'s St. Patrick\'s Day Bar Crawl

Kick up your heels at Lucky's St. Patrick's Day Bar Crawl. Enjoy drink and food specials at various bars in downtown San Diego before continuing on to a raging after-party featuring a special guest DJ and more drink options. The event is an excellent way to meet new people and celebrate the holiday. Tickets start at $15 and can be purchased here.

Barks & Brews Festival

Barks & Brews Festival

Barks and Brews is an event in San Diego featuring local pet and retail vendors, over 25+ local breweries, and some of San Diego's best food. Dogs can run and play in certain areas and compete in pet-friendly contests for the most talented and best-dressed titles. The event also includes unique human and dog activities and features music at an appropriate volume for animals to enjoy. So come down to the San Diego harbor on March 18th for dog shows, bars, pet vendors, dog contests, and a lot of fun. Ticket information can be found here.

2023 Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

2023 Allstate Hot Chocolate 5k/15k

Join America’s sweetest race: The 2023 Allstate Hot Chocolate 15k and 5k. This year, all runners will receive an official Finisher mug, and you can get your chocolate fix along the way at the many sweet stations posted along the course. You'll get some extra goodies, too, depending on whether you complete the 5K or go the distance with the 15K run. Either way, be sure to check out the exciting vendors at the end of the race.

San Diego Events in March

Concerts

Theater & Headliners

Sports

Nightclubs

Upcoming Events

Wed, Mar 01 at Sevilla WEDNESDAYS - Salsa & Bachata Nights
Thu, Mar 02 at Sevilla SABOR THURSDAYS
Thu, Mar 02 at Sevilla SABOR THURSDAYS
Fri, Mar 03 at Sevilla SEVILLA FRIDAYS
Fri, Mar 03 at Nova SD Said the Sky
Sat, Mar 04 at Sevilla SOLDOUT SATURDAYS The Hottest Party in Gaslamp SD.
Sat, Mar 04 at Nova SD Laidback Luke
Sun, Mar 05 at Sevilla REGGAETON AND BACHATA SUNDAYS
Tue, Mar 07 at Sevilla BACHATA NIGHTS
Wed, Mar 08 at Sevilla WEDNESDAYS - Salsa & Bachata Nights
Thu, Mar 09 at Sevilla SABOR THURSDAYS
Thu, Mar 09 at Sevilla SABOR THURSDAYS
Things to do in San Diego

Things to Do in San Diego in March

Go Whale Watching!

Go Whale Watching!
Have you ever seen a whale in person before? Well on your visit to San Diego, you can! There are lots of cruise options for you to see some. Whale watching season in San Diego is from mid-December through April, with migrating gray whales being the most common to see. In the late season, it is also common to see females with their calves as they take their babies back north with them. Don't miss out on this life-changing experience!

Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields

Visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields
From early March-May, if you visit the Carlsbad Flower Fields, you will be mesmerized by 50 acres of red, orange, yellow, green, and purple flower blossoms. The irony is that the botanical garden was unintentional, the company is a commercial grower of Giant Ranunculus bulbs, and the flowers the bulbs produce just happen to be breath-taking. Make sure you drive by or visit the popular spring attraction.