March 2023 Calendar of Events

March 2023 Calendar of Events

Seaside Equestrian Tour   Through Mar. 12

Will feature a wide variety of classes, including everything from Cross Rails to the Grand Prix. NEE will be waiving class fees for competitors riding OTTBs and Young Horses. As always, you can expect the same world class dining and entertainment that you find at other Nilforushan Equisport Events horse shows. The Seaside Social Club will offer the best view of the Del Mar Arena with food that we promise will not disappoint.

See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds

858-755-1161 /


Beyond King Tut   Through Mar. 26

Commemorating the historic discovery of King Tut’s tomb 100 years ago, the exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring imagery to bring the National Geographic archives to life. With nine galleries to explore, visitors wind through the story of a young boy to discover how he changed the ancient – and modern – world.

Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds


Jurassic World: The Exhibition   Through Apr. 16

A family-friendly immersive 20,000-square-foot experience. Visitors walk through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, explore richly themed environments and encounter life-sized Velociraptors, a Brachiosaurus, and the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Guests will be able to imagine what it would have been like to roam among these breathtaking creatures and even interact with new baby dinosaurs.

11am-6pm / Westfield Mission Valley Center


Pairings With a Purpose Dinner Party   Mar. 2

Enjoy a 4-course culinary exploration with Chef Angelo Sosa, star of Top Chef and executive chef of Tia Carmen, and Chef Ruffo Ibarra, chef/owner of Oryx Restaurante and executive chef of The Guild Hotel, benefitting Feeding San Diego, the county's leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization.

6-9pm / The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla

858-452-3663 /


Gem Faire   Mar. 3-5

A world-renowned marketplace for fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones, beads, minerals, fossils and much more.  Take advantage of buying direct from the importers and wholesalers.  From loose gemstones, raw minerals and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, fashion accessories, supplies and tools, find them all under one roof.  Jewelry repair, cleaning & ring sizing service is available while you shop.

Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall

503-252-8500 /


City Hike-Piedras Pintadas/Bernardo Bay Trails   Mar. 4

Cross the Kreitzer Bridge and skirt the edges of Lake Hodges on this beautiful 8-mile hike that takes you on the Piedras Pintadas and Bernardo Bay Trails. You’ll only gain 440’ of elevation but this hike is rated moderate to strenuous.

9am-12pm / SDRP Parking Lot, Escondido

760-744-1050 /


Diamond Gala   Mar. 4

The Diamond Gala is the Boys & Girls Club of Vista's signature event. We will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in classic style with live & silent auctions, wine wall, brand new beer wall featuring local breweries, casino games, & live entertainment.

5:30-10pm / Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa

760-295-4731 /


East County Honors Awards Gala   Mar. 5

Join us as we celebrate 111 years recognizing and honoring East County's outstanding businesses and community leaders. Enjoy an unforgettable night with dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and more. The San Diego Regional East County Chamber of Commerce will swear in the new Board of Directors for 2023.

5-9pm / Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon

619-440-6161 /


Heroes of Vista Gala   Mar. 10

We will be celebrating excellence in education, business, public safety, and more! Immediately following the Heroes of Vista event, local restaurants will be offering special dinner packages for your enjoyment.

4-7pm / The Vistonian

760-726-1122 /


TrueCare Havana Nights Grand Gala   Mar. 11

Mix and mingle on the promenade with a Caribbean cocktail, enjoy a delicious Cuban-style dinner, participate in the lively auction, and then hit the dance floor to enjoy the mambo and salsa rhythms! Take part in the live and silent auctions knowing that all funds raised will support TrueCare’s enhanced programs and services for our aging population at the new TrueCare Older Adult Health Center and across TrueCare locations

5:30pm / Seabird Resort, Oceanside

760-510-8507 /


Chili Cook Off   Mar. 12

Make the best red or green chili in town and help raise funds for the Fallbrook Food Pantry. Up to 2 entries per person, $25/each entry. Chili will be judged: People's Choice & by Local Chefs. Guest tickets are $35 per person All sponsorships are $250.

12-3pm / Fallbrook Community Center

760-728-7608 /


TinyFest   Mar. 12

Explore a variety of tiny houses from pro-builders, DIYers, Van Lifers and Tiny Dwellers. Tour tiny houses on wheels, backyard cottages, shipping container homes, vans, bus conversions and more! Enjoy the Simple Living Marketplace, live music, good food & beer!

10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall


Swing Into HOPE Golf Tournament   Mar. 17

Join Operation HOPE-North County to support families with children and single women experiencing homelessness.

7am-2pm / St. Mark Golf Course, San Marcos

760-726-1122 /


ShamROCK St Patricks Day Block Party   Mar. 17

ShamROCK transforms downtown into a Celtic carnival for the senses with an abundance of pub-style seating, flowing green beer, traditional Irish steppers, Celtic rock bands, photo-ops, shenanigan games (with prizes), and activations throughout the Gaslamp. Free games throughout the day at the Shenanigans Block with Giant lucky Jenga, Pot of Gold Cornhole, and Giant beer pong.

4-11pm / Gaslamp Quarter


Luck O' Loma St. Patrick's Day Block Party   Mar. 17

Luck O' 'Loma returns for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Point Loma San Diego block party benefiting The Animal Pad! Get ready for green beer, cocktails & festive foods + entertainment featuring live bands, DJs, themed games, local vendors, green stuff & more! This dog-friendly, 21 and up event will transform the lot in front of GoodBar with a stage, bar, vendor booths, and YOU.

12-10pm / GoodBar, Point Loma

619-642-0900 /


The Julian Daffodil Show   Mar. 17-19

Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts. This event draws many entrants including a strong youth entrance. It will also feature Children's Art - Water Colors of Daffodils.

12-5pm / Julian Town Hall

760-765-1857 /


Boarded! Pirate Adventure   Mar. 18

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, 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 on San Diego Bay for this non stop outdoor pirate playground staged aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.

10:30am-2:25pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego


Amigos de Vista Lion's Club 42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast   Mar. 18

Proceeds from this event help support youth basketball and baseball groups. Breakfast $8 for a single serving.

7-11am / Brengle Senior Center, Vista

760-726-1122 /


Bark in the Park   Mar. 18

Bring the whole family (especially the furry four-footed ones!) for a day of fun to help raise funds for Live Oak Dog Park! Dog walks, super fun contests, pet related booths, kids crafts, drool worthy food vendors, pawsome demonstrations and so much more!

9am-2pm / Live Oak Park, Fallbrook


Star Walk XXII   Mar. 19

Learn beginner astronomy concepts, about specific stars, constellations and simple astronomy facts and principles. Tonight's features: Old Moon/Gibbous Moon/New Moon and the Planets; Bright Hexagon of Winter/Spring Constellations; What does an Equinox mean? See Venus, Mars, and Jupiter; Uranus with Binoculars.

7:30-9pm / Double Peak Park, San Marcos

760-744-1050 /


"Spring Fling" Business Expo   Mar. 22

The Chamber invites you to a fun-filled evening to meet local businesses and have the opportunity to win FREE door prizes. The evening will be filled with raffles, great samplings of delicious food from local restaurants and more! All tickets need to be pre-purchased.

5-7:30pm / Courtyard by Marriott, El Cajon

619-465-7700 x2 /


Oceans at Night   Mar. 23

A first-of-its-kind event that invites a 21+ audience to experience an immersive blend of art, science and technology after hours. The new monthly series celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the ocean after dark. Oceans at Night features interactive experiences highlighting ocean phenomena that occur at night including bioluminescence and biofluorescence, while creating a fun, adults-only atmosphere with live music, a glow lounge with life-sized games, glowing nighttime dives and epic ocean views.

6:30-9:30pm / Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla

858-534-3474 /


San Diego Half Marathon & 5K   Mar. 26

FIVE miles of waterfront, FOUR historic communities, THREE beautiful parks, TWO miles through downtown San Diego, and ONE epic Gaslamp finish! Entry includes: Technical fabric short-sleeve shirt, Custom finisher's medal, Souvenir cinch bag, Half Marathon Legacy Program, One-day pass to the invite-only Carlsbad Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, and much more!

6:30am / 5th & Harbor


Art Alive 2023   Mar. 30-Apr. 2

Celebrate the return of Art Alive with an impressive display of colorful floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection and four days of sensational events. Art Alive is The San Diego Museum of Art’s signature fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.

San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park

619-232-7931 /


Goodguys Meguiar's Del Mar Nationals   Mar. 31-Apr. 2

The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hosts legendary classic car shows around the United States each year bringing together Hot Rodder's of all kinds, families and vintage auto appreciators for weekends of good times.

Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

800-777-1258 /

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