Event Date

Event Description

Time

Location

Cost

March 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

Art Explorations: Bend It, Shape It, Sculpt It: Exploring Sculpture

Studio activity inspired by the museum’s collection

1:30-3 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado,

Balboa Park , San Diego

Free with museum admission: Adults: $12, Seniors and Military: $9, Students with ID: $8, Children 5-12: $4.50, Children 4 and younger: Free

March 4-7

Carnival at Memorial Park

Rides, games and carnival food.

Thurs. and Fri.: 5 pm - 11 pm  Sat and Sun: 1 pm - 11 pm

3900 Marcy Ave., San Diego

$1.50; additional cost for rides and food

March 4-7

2010 San Diego Bird Festival

Guided nature and bird walks to popular local habitats or communities around San Diego.


Marina Village Conference Center, Mission Bay

1936 Quivira Way, San Diego

Varies

March 5-21

Pippi Longstocking

From San Diego Junior Theatre

Fri: 7 pm, Sat. And Sun: 2 pm

Casa del Prado Theatre, 1600 Village Place, Balboa Park, San Diego

$8-14

March 5

Little Italy Carnevale
Stilt walkers, accordion players, costumes, and entertainment.

5-10 pm

Ivy to Beech and India to First St., Little Italy, San Diego

Free

March 5

Ocean Beach Kiwanis Kite Festival

The oldest kite festival in the United States. Musical entertainment, carnival rides, home-made crafts, and light refreshments.

9 am-4 pm

Santa Monica Avenue (between Sunset Cliffs Blvd. and Ebers St,)

Free

March 13

Del Mar Kiwanis' Ugly Dog Contest

Many contests including  Ugliest Dog,  Best Mutt, Most Beautiful Female dog, and Most Handsome Male dog.

11 am-3 pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds - Paddock Green

2250 Jimmy Durante Blvd - Del Mar

Adults: $8, Children: $2

March 7

Carnival of Cultures

International carnival with representatives from different ethnic groups. International cuisine, traditional arts and crafts, children's activities and live entertainment throughout the day. Also, The World's Most Beautiful Flag Contest for grades K to 8.

10 am-4 pm

San Marcos Civic Center

1 Civic Center Dr., San Marcos

Free

March 13

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

Wear green for this fun family event featuring Irish dancers, bagpipes, floats, horses, games, rides, a Celtic village and two entertainment stages.

10 am-6 pm

Balboa Park

West side of park along 6th Ave. between Laurel and Quince

Free

March 13

St. Patrick's Day 10K and 2/4-Mile Run/Walks

Variety of courses, pizza, awards and costume contests.

7:30-10 am

Mission Bay Park, San Diego

Varies

March 13

Junior Leagues’ Kids in the Kitchen

Interactive learning booths, cooking demos, obstacle course

9:30 am-1:30 pm

Ingram Plaza Liberty Station, Historic Decatur Rd., San Diego,

Free

March 13

Cherry Blossom Festival

Traditional tea ceremony, food, crafts, and games for children.

11 am-2 pm

Balboa Park Japanese Friendshop Garden

2215 Pan American Rd., San Diego

Adult: $18, Child (ages 6 and younger): $7

March 16

Persian New Year Celebration: Norooz Cultural celebration featuring folk music, dancing, and light refreshments.

7-10 pm

West Mission Bay: Mariner's Point

Free

March 18

Family Arts and Literacy Connection

This event encourages parents and children to create and learn together–for free! Celebrate Earth Day with recycled tales from storyteller Marilyn McPhie. There is also a hands-on activity and each family receives a new book.

6:30-8 pm

The Salvation Army Kroc Center

6605 University Ave., San Diego

Free

March 20

Science Family Day

The Balboa Park museums and cultural institutions will feature science-related hands-on activities and special programs for kids of all ages.

11 am-3 pm

Balboa Park, San Diego

Children under 17 are admitted free with a paying adult in all of the museums.

March 20

Target Free Family Day and Festival: Exploring Art and Science

Part of Science Family Day in Balboa Park. Experience art-making activities, music, and performances inspired by art and cultures represented in the Museum’s permanent collection.


11 am-3 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado,

Balboa Park , San Diego


Free admission

March 20

Families on Foot

1 mile and 2 mile Run/Walk and

Family Health and Wellness Expo

8:30-10:30 am

Kit Carson Park, 247 South Kalmia St.,

Escondido

Varies, check website

March 20

36th Annual Ocean Beach Spring Egg Hunt DJ, clowns, free fire truck rides and popcorn.

Varies

Robb Field

2525 Bacon St., San Diego

Free

March 21

Family Drop-In Day: Expressing Yourself: Modern Art

Family-friendly tour, storytelling, and art making.  Recommended for families with children ages 6-12.  Space is limited.

1-3 pm

San Diego Museum of Art

1450 El Prado,

Balboa Park , San Diego

Free with museum admission: Adults: $12, Seniors and Military: $9, Students with ID: $8, Children 5-12: $4.50, Children 4 and younger: Free

March 23

Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day

12-8 pm

All locations in San Diego

Free

March 25-28

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair

View incredible science projects created by students throughout San Diego.

Thurs. And Fri.: 10 am -3 pm, Sat.: 10 am -5 pm, Sun.: 11 am -3 pm

Balboa Park Activity Center, 2145 Park Blvd., San Diego

Free

March 25-28

Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show

8 am-5 pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds Horse Park

Via de la Valle & El Camino Real

Free

March 27

Cesar Chavez Memorial Parade and Celebration

Parade in honor of Cesar Chavez with local dignitaries and a festival featuring music and community resource booths.

10 am-4 pm

Logan Ave. between 26th and Evans Streets, San Diego

Free

March 27

San Diego Junior Theatre Open House

Free theatre classes, a special performance and giveaways. This is the good opportunity to learn more about what Junior Theatre’s Education program has to offer.

10 am-12 pm

Casa del Prado Theatre,

1600 Village Place,

Balboa Park, San Diego

Free

March 28

Annual Rolando Street Fair

Block party to promote community unity. Live music, carnival rides, a food court, and arts and crafts booths.

10 am-6 pm

Rolando Village on Rolando Blvd. between El Cajon Blvd. And Solita St., San Diego

Free

March 2010 Family Events in San Diego