Downtown San Diego March 2013 Events

March 6th, 2013

March 1-3

Spring Home and Garden Show

Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego’s Spring Home/Garden Show gives you the opportunity to meet and question the 20 Garden Masters and explore a variety of exhibits on garden displays, landscaping, art, pets, home improvement products, and ideas for decorating or remodeling.

More information: http://www.springhomegardenshow.com/

March 2

Finish Chelsea’s Run

The 5K run/walk raises money for Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund, a program dedicated to helping San Diego’s youth reach their academic goals. Participants may choose between doing the 5K “just for fun” or “timed.” The event is held at Balboa Park and also features activities for families, refreshments, and entertainment.

More information: http://www.active.com/framed/event_detail.cfm?CHECKSSO=0&EVENT_ID=2049856

March 2

Sue Krenn 15K

Join the San Diego Track Club for the 49th Sue Krenn 15K, a race that follows a flat course around Mission Bay and Fiesta Island. Kids under 18 run free. You may register online until 6 p.m. on March 1st.

More information: http://www.sdtc.com/

March 2

Urban Warrior Dash

For runners who want a bit more of a challenge, the Urban Warrior Dash is a five-mile assault that starts at 6 AM at Petco Park and continues through downtown San Diego until 2 PM, with many difficult obstacles set up along the way. A celebration featuring food, music, and cocktails is held afterwards.

More information: http://www.urbanwarriordash.com/info.php

March 7-10

Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center Carnival

The three day event on 1885 Coronado Ave boasts traditional carnival rides, games, and snacks, making it the perfect destination for fun-lovers of any age! Admission is only $2 for ages 7+ and free for kids 6 years old and younger.

More information: www.amusements.com

March 9

Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk

Participating in this Mission Bay run helps the Colon Cancer Alliance fight colorectal cancer and raises awareness about the importance of colon screenings. Held from 8 to 10 AM, the event is a fun, healthy way to make a difference!

More information: http://support.ccalliance.org/site/TR?fr_id=1711&pg=entry

March 9-10

San Diego Winemakers Show

Wine lovers, this is the event for you. Each year, thousands of wine enthusiasts head out to the Del Mar Fairgrounds to taste and appreciate wine from over 170 wineries. Hosted by the Family Winemakers of California, the event provides an all-inclusive tasting of Californian wines.

Tickets: http://fwcconsumertickets.eventbrite.com/#

March 10

San Diego Half Marathon/Gaslamp Block Party

Designed to provide runners with a scenic look at the city of San Diego, the course starts and finishes at Petco Park and snakes through Hillcrest, Balboa Park, the Port District, and The Gaslamp Quarter, where a block party is held during and after the run. The block party features vendor booths, a relaxing lounge, and music, making it the best place to celebrate afterwards!

More information: www.sdhalfmarathon.com

March 11

Connections Housing Downtown Grand Opening

The service and residential community is dedicated to reducing homelessness by providing permanent housing for those living on the streets of San Diego. With 223 housing units, a health center, and countless social services located in one building, Connections Housing is taking a major step in assisting the city’s homeless population. Come out and support the service by attending their grand opening from 10 am to 1 pm at 1250 6th Avenue.

More information: http://www.sdconnections.org/SD/index.html

March 13

Charshanbeh Soori

Enjoy a fun-filled celebration featuring folk music, dancing, and delicious Persian food! The event, which is typically held at Liberty Station, has relocated to 2455 Cushing Road this year.

More information: http://libertystation.com/blog/persian-new-year-march-13th

March 15-16

Epic Beer Festival

Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center, the festival features 80+ craft breweries and over 200 beers to sample!

More information: http://www.epicbeerfestival.com/

March 16

North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

This year, the festival’s theme will reflect the City of Vista turning 50! The parade is a fun opportunity to celebrate being Irish-even if it’s just for the day. The festivities commence at 10 AM.

More information: www.northcountystpatricksdayparade.com

March 16

St. Patrick’s Day 10K, 2 Mile and 4 Mile Run/Walks

Athletes can choose between a 10K run, a 4 mile run/walk, or a 2 mile run/walk. Additionally, there are gift drawings, awards for age divisions, and a special prize for the best Irish costume! The races are held on E Mission Bay Drive from 7:30 am until 10 am.

More information: www.kathyloperevents.com

March 16

Philippine Faire

Held at the Robert Egger South Bay Recreation Center from 8 am until 6 pm, the festivals has Filipino musical and dance performances, traditional Filipino cuisine, and arts & crafts. Free admission.

More information: http://www.copao-sandiego.org/

March 16

St. Patrick’s Day Festival

Balboa Park celebrates the luck of the Irish with dancing, music, food, and beer. A play area with rides and kid-friendly activities will also be provided. The event is in association with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Held from 9 am until 6:30 pm.

More information: www.stpatsparade.org

March 17

ShamROCK 2013

For the eighth year in a row, the Historic Gaslamp Quarter will host a musical block party to celebrate St. Patrick’s day. The 21+ celebration features live music, DJs, green beer, Jameson whiskey, and Irish food. Proceeds from the event go to the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation.

More information: http://www.sandiegoshamrock.com/

March 23

Fight for Air Climb & Festival

For the athlete willing to experiment, the Fight for Air Climb & Festival challenges participants to climb the stairwell of the One America Plaza Building, the tallest building in downtown San Diego. After climbing the 657 stairs to reach the 32nd floor, celebrate by attending the event’s outdoor festival featuring music, food, and vendors.

More information: www.fightforairclimb.org

March 23-24

Seaport Village Busker Festival

This festival is a unique opportunity to enjoy a variety of talented street performers without having to travel very far. The festival is held in the Seaport Village, at 849 West Harbor Drive from 12 until 5 pm. Entry is free, although the performers will accept tips.

More information: http://www.seaportvillage.com/

March 24

Rolando Street Fair

The fair will include a food court, merchandise booths, and a variety of musical entertainment. There will also be a designated area for children with carnival rides and kid-friendly merchandise booths. Held from 10 am until 6 pm.

More information: www.rolandocommunitycouncil.org

March 30

San Diego Race for Autism

Sadly, autism has become one of our country’s greatest epidemics, with approximately one in 88 children being diagnosed with it each year. Proceeds from the race go to support programs and services for autistic children in the San Diego community. Participants may choose between a 5K run/walk or a 1-mile walk. The event is held in Balboa Park from 7-11:30 am, with an information fair being held after.

More information: www.raceforautism.org

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