The events listed below are taking place in San Diego County during the month of March and are listed by date.
Finish Chelsea’s Run
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 to 11:00 am at Balboa Park, San Diego See website at www.chelseaslight.org/race-faq for exact location and more info.
See headlining performances from Flume, Duke Dumont, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, and more at this biannual Electronic Dance Music Festival.
Location: 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego. See website at www.crssdfest.com for schedule times and more info.
Spring Busker Festival
Experience the only Busker Festival in Southern California. Professional performers from across the country will showcase their talents, from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. This is a free event, but performers will be accepting tips.
Noon to 6:00 pm at Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego. www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival
Willy Wonka, Jr.
Embark upon a delicious adventure with Charlie Bucket when he visits Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdiddlyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.
Location: JCompany Youth Theatre at Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla – www.sdcjc.org/jc
Best Coast Beer Festival
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands, and dine on a tasty lunch from food truck alley. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards Cancer for College, a scholarship charity that helps cancer survivors attend college.
1:00 – 5:00 pm at Embarcadero Marina Park South, 1 Marina Park Way, San Diego. www.bestcoastbeerfest.com
St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival
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.
9:00 am – 6:00 pm at Balboa Park, San Diego. www.stpatsparade.org
Planet Love Festival
Celebrate love, gratitude, and the beauty of nature at this community fundraiser for the Water Protectors and a plastic-free ocean. This event features powerful visuals, fashion, art, music, an Eco Fashion Show, and much more.
5:00 – 10:00 pm at Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Dr, Encinitas.
International Mariachi Festival & Competition
Celebrate San Diego’s heritage through mariachi music and traditional ballet folklorico dancing. The main stage will showcase a variety of mariachi groups from the United State and Mexico, and the children’s area includes live entertainment, a mini-petting zoo, face painting, carnival game booths, and more. This is a free event.
Sat 11am – 7pm and Sun 11am – 4pm at Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave., National City.
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Choose from more than 160 films from Latin America, Spain, the United States, Mexico, and other parts of the world in celebration of Latino film, art, and culture. There will also be guest filmmaker appearances, workshops, live music, art exhibitions and gala celebrations.
Refer to website at www.2017.sdlatinofilm.com for location and time schedule.
Shamrock San Diego
Join over 20,000 attendees from across the U.S. to partake in a celebration so grand that it will leave you wondering what side of the pond you’re on. Over 50,000 square feet of Astro Turf will be rolled out to set the scene for a Saint Patrick’s Day block party that boasts three stages, non-stop music, and—of course—plenty of green beer and Irish Whiskey libations. This is a 21+ event.
6pm – Midnight at Gaslamp, San Diego. www.sandiegoshamrock.com
San Diego Beatles Fair
“Come Together” for a Celebration of Beatle Mania at this grassroots event featuring local artists, writers, and musicians. Listen to great music and learn about the history of the Beatles.
Noon–11 pm at Queen Bee, 3925 Ohio St., San Diego. www.sandiegobeatlesfair.com
Tequila & Taco Music Festival
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.
11 am–5:30 pm Saturday and 11:30 am–6 pm Sunday at Embarcadero Marina Park S., 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego. www.tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com/sandiego