Event Date

Event Description




March 3-6

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


March 4-20

Fantastic Mr. Fox

From San Diego Junior Theatre

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

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


March 5

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

5-9 pm

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


March 6

Union-Tribune Kids Magic Mile

The event is designed for children and their parents to have a fun day at Balboa Park. It's all about literacy. Each child that participates in the 1-mile run/walk will receive a book of their choice, a medal, and a t-shirt. Live entertainment, tasty treats and storytelling.

8-11 am

Balboa Park, Cypress Grove picnic area


March 6

62nd Annual 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,)


March 7

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 12

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


March 12

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


March 19

Cherry Blossom Festival

Traditional tea ceremony, entertainment, tours of the canyon and cherry grove, food, crafts, and games for children.

10 am-4 pm

Balboa Park Japanese Friendship Garden

2215 Pan American Rd., San Diego

Free with garden admission: Adults: $4, Seniors/ Students: $3

Children under 17: one free with each paid adult admission.

March 19

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

Family Drop In Day: Exploring Howard Hodgkin

Explore and learn about the art on view in the Museum through family-friendly tours and art making.

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 24

Family Arts and Literacy Connection

This event encourages parents and children to create and learn together–for free! The theme this month is Recycled Art. 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


March 26

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair EXPO Day

135 hands-on science activities and 12 stage performances for kids of all ages.

10 am-5 pm


100 Park Blv., San Diego


March 24-27

Spring Classic Quarter Horse Show

8 am-5 pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds Horse Park

Via de la Valle & El Camino Real


March 27

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


March 2011 Family Events in San Diego