San Diego Calendar Of Events – March 2014

MARCH 2014 CALENDAR OF EVENTS – SAN DIEGO

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Ongoing (Tuesdays), Tasty Truck Tuesday Gatherings

50f67b49765153f9067a822b_120x120Tasty Truck Tuesday is a popular weekly gathering that occurs every Tuesday evening. Enjoy various offerings from many different food trucks.

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: 3441 Adams Ave., Normal Heights
Website: www.sdfoodtrucks.com

March 1, 66th Annual Ocean Beach Kite Festival

9dd8f5dd01e8d16c32298625_120x120A fun day of festivities which includes a street fair, crafts, food and entertainment along with kite making, decorating, demonstrations, and even a kite flying contest. There will also be a craft fair and carnival. This is a free event.

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Dusty Rhodes Park, 2500 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Ocean Beach
Website: www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org

March 4, 20th Annual Mardi Gras Gaslamp Quarter 2014

68ff7569b6fd9bc2c0af1e0e_120x120Masked revelry in the streets! There will be entertainment on multiple stages, a masquerade parade, International DJ talent, themed areas, and beads, beads, beads! Eat, drink, and enjoy. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 5:00 pm – Midnight
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego
Website: www.sdmardigras.com

March 8, Spring Forward MusicFest

b3a08a460c88e77f8430e223_120x120A family fun festival with activities that include several workshops, live music, great food, a hot dog eating contest, BBQ vendors, dancing, kids zone, inflatables, and a ton of fun!

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Grape Day Park, 321 N Broadway, Escondido
Website: www.springforwardfestival.com

March 8, Colon Cancer Alliance Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk

8f03b99103b211efbf390c7d_120x120This is a timed 5K run/walk to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and cancer screening. In an effort to do this, participants are encouraged to wear undies over their running attire. Yep, you heard right, dress appropriately and be as creative as you want! Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Location: Mission Bay Park, 2750 N Mission Bay Dr., San Diego
Website: www.undy5000.org

Just-A-Note:

March 9th, Daylight Savings Time Begins
Daylight Savings Time 2014 begins at 2:00 am on Sunday March 9th. Remember to turn your clocks forward 1 hour. Or turn them forward on Saturday night before you go to bed.

March 9th, Change Your Smoke Alarm Batteries
As you change your clock for daylight savings, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries!
This is one of the simplest and most effective things you can do to protect yourself and your family!

March 9, San Diego Half Marathon Gaslamp Block Party

ff17cedac2464aee22895690_120x120This is a fantastic block party that celebrates San Diego. The festivities are at the finish line for the San Diego Half Marathon. Mix and mingle, browse the vendor booths, listen to music, or hang out at the belly bars. There will also be a family fun zone with jumps, rock wall, and slides. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, 5th Ave from Island Ave to L St., San Diego
Website: www.sdhalfmarathon.com

March 15, ShamROCK 2014

5746e2ff48501b1b405ccbca_120x120The 19th Annual outdoor musical block party celebrating St. Patrick’s Day on the green streets of Historic Gaslamp Quarter is in full swing this year. This event features live entertainment, DJ’s, Irish food, green beer, Jameson Irish Whiskey, and much more! All proceeds benefit the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation. Refer to website for admission information.

Time: 4:00 pm – Midnight
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Website: www.sandiegoshamrock.com

March 15, 34th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade

febf820679861dcdfeac4104_120x120Wear something green when you enjoy the festivities in a celtic village filled with Irish culture, music, dancing, merchandise, food, and beer; plus a kid’s zone with rides and activities.

Time: Festival: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Parade: 10:00 am
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego
Website: www.stpatsparade.org

March 16, 3rd Annual North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival

a8d7c059f810cce1756d8c9f_120x120Once a year everyone can be Irish! Join in the fun for the only North County family friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. This festival is complete with a parade representing all North County cities, awards, street fair, vendors, live music, and children’s activities.

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Parade: 11:00 am
Location: Main St., Downtown Vista
Website: www.northcountystpatricksdayparade.com

March 22, 10th Annual San Diego Race for Autism & Resource Fair

8860f99bb590b424a4a864cc_120x120Race donations support San Diego programs and classrooms that benefit thousands of local children with autism. This run features a 5K chip-timed run, a 5K walk, 1-mile family fun run, an educational resource fair, children’s activities, awards ceremony, music, and much more. The Race for Autism Resource Fair runs in conjunction with the Race. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 7:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park, 6th Ave. and Laurel St., San Diego
Website: www.raceforautism.org

March 22, South Park Spring Walkabout

a27a3896ed1e262675969481_120x120Browse, shop, and explore the charming neighborhood of South Park. This is a fun-filled evening festival where the shops are open late, plus entertainment, specials and surprises.

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: South Park neighborhood, 30th and Fern Streets, San Diego
Website: www.southparkwalkabout.com

March 23, Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K

cd97087145cef8fdc354df55_120x120America’s sweetest race! This is a 5K and 15K road race that begins at Petco Park, winds downtown, through Golden Hill, North Park, and back to Petco Park. Participants can choose their course, run off a few pounds, then put them back on again by attending the post-race party with music, hot cocoa, and treats dipped in chocolate fondue. Refer to website for registration information.

Time: 6:00 am – 11:30 am
Location: Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego
Website: www.hotchocolate15k.com

March 29 – 30, Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival

8d1e1a0d07308d804ff71aab_120x120This is the only Busker Festival in all of Southern California. Professionals from across the country will perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. There will even be escape artists and comedic stuntmen. Shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment. This is a free event.

Time: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Seaport Village, San Diego
Website: www.seaportvillage.com

March 30, 18th Annual Rolando Street Fair

bf78c986fc17cc45a25437e3_120x120A free event where residents of Rolando can meet their neighbors at this block party that promotes community unity. Enjoy live music, kid’s corner with rides and activities, a food court, and more than 100 vendor booths.

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: One Rolando Blvd., between El Cajon Blvd. and Solita Ave., Rolando Village
Website: www.rolandocc.org

March 30, Paws in the Park 2014

4a77a9bcdcfa8147759be386_120x120Join the fun as this event celebrates the bond between people and their pets. Help to raise funds and awareness for animals in need. Proceeds benefit the Escondido Humane Society. There will be fun contests, entertainment, shopping, giveaways, games for people and pets, an opportunity drawing and more!

Time: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Kit Carson Park, 3333 Bear Valley Pkwy., Escondido
Website: www.escondidohumanesociety.org

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