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If you’re looking for things to do in the San Diego area in March, then check out our March 2020 San Diego County Calendar Of Events, courtesy of our colleagues, Peggy Sue, Catherine and Kathleen, at First American Title:

San Diego Bird Festival | Feb. 26-Mar. 1 | Marina Village Conference Center: 1936 Quivira Way

We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the U.S. We hope you will join us for the celebration, and we’ll give you plenty of opportunities to “look up” and see the birds of San Diego. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. For more information: 858-273-7800 | www.sandiegoaudubon.org

KuumbaFest | Feb. 28-Mar. 1 | San Diego Repertory Theatre: 79 Horton Plaza

KuumbaFest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage. The three-day festival includes traditional African art and pageantry, drama, educational workshops, community leadership awards, an African marketplace, a health fair, Hip Hop Showcase, tribute to the famed Apollo Theatre “Live at the Lyceum,” a Gospel Concert, and guest speakers and artists. For more information: 619-544-1000 | https://www.sdrep.org/show-detail.php?id=603

TinyFest California | Feb. 29-Mar. 1 - Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds  

Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies and more! Enjoy speakers, workshops, Simple Living Marketplace, food & music. For more information: https://www.tinyfest.events

San Diego Comic Fest | Mar. 5-8 | Four Points by Sheraton San Diego: 8110 Aero Dr., San Diego

Indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators in a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. Our special theme will be a celebration of the centennials of the births of science-fiction and fantasy master Ray Bradbury and stop-motion animation legend Ray Harryhausen! For more information: www.sdcomicfest.org

Spring Home/Garden Show | Mar. 6-8 - Fri & Sun 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-6pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes (created exclusively for the Show), hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts - all with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside. For more information: 858-350-3738 | www.springhomegardenshow.com

Swimbait Invasion Expo | Mar. 7 from 11am-4pm | Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

Shop from a variety of vendors including swimbaits, apparel, food, and more! For more information: 619-596-3141 | www.santeelakes.com

San Diego Undy Run/Walk | Mar. 7 from 7am-12pm | Mission Bay Park - De Anza Cove

Participants run in underwear-themed outfits to get people talking about the often tabooed disease of colon cancer. A unique, family-friendly run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Participants receive a pair of boxer shorts and are encouraged to run in underwear-themed outfits to get people talking about this often-tabooed disease. For more information: https://www.ccalliance.org/get-involved/undy-runwalk

CRSSD Festival | Mar. 7-8 - Sat 12pm-Sun 10pm | San Diego County Waterfront Park

A two-day electronic music festival featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and more. For more information: www.crssdfest.com

Spring Busker Festival | Mar. 7-8 from 12-6pm | Seaport Village

This event brings professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment. For more information: 619-530-0704 | https://www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival

Mariachi Festival | Mar. 8 from 11am-7pm | Bayside Park, Chula Vista

Join us to enjoy the wonderful performances of great Mariachi groups and Folkloric Dance groups throughout the day. For more information: 619-477-9339 | www.mariachifest.com

San Diego Latino Film Festival | Mar. 12-22 - See website for schedule | AMC Fashion Valley 18

An 11 day celebration of Latino Cinema, Arts & Culture. The festival will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 5th Annual Sabor Latino – Food, Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers and free student screenings. For more information: 619-230-1938 | www.sdlatinofilm.com

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival | Mar. 14 from 9am-6pm, Parade 10:30am | Balboa Park

Join more than 30,000 attendees in our annual celebration featuring a parade with over 120 entries. Following the parade, an event-filled Irish Festival features live entertainment on 3 Stages. In the morning we have Irish Step Dancers and then we have a full afternoon line-up with Irish Folk singers and bands. All day there are Craft Booths, a Celtic Food Village and other Food Booths, a Beer Garden and a Kids Zone. For more information: www.stpatsparade.org

San Diego shamROCK | Mar. 14 from 2pm-Midnight | Gaslamp Quarter

Frolic through a clover field with your green beer or Irish whiskey libation as 6 blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter get covered with over 50,000 square feet of luscious emerald green astroturf! Bust out your best jig with performances by traditional Irish steppers, or shake your clovers across 3 stages of nonstop live music including nationally recognized Irish rock and Celtic bands, top DJs and more! For more information: www.sandiegoshamrock.com

St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run | Mar. 14 at 7:45am | Mission Bay Park

St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run and 2-4 Mile Run/Walk. Features: Awesome Medals to all Finishers, Domino’s Pizza and Beer at the finish, High quality tech shirt, 10K Awards to top 3 in each age division. For more information: www.kathyloperevents.com/stpatricks10k

Sabor Latino Food, Beer & Wine Fest | Mar. 14 from 1-5pm | Fashion Valley Mall

Enjoy unlimited food tastings inspired by celebrated Latino chefs, as well as unlimited beer and wine tastings provided by some of the best craft breweries and wineries from San Diego and Baja California! There will also be live music w/ Kimba Light and live art showcases all day! For more information: www.sdlatinofilm.com

Rocket Con | Mar. 20-22 from 10am-5pm | Scottish Rite Event Center

You will find many unique vendors selling all kinds of geeky collectibles from statues to comics and games. You can also meet some spectacular artists within our Artist Alley, introduce yourself to some professional cosplayers, or better yet, take a picture with them! For more information: www.sdrocketcon.com

Rough N’ Cut Show | Mar. 21 from 11am-4pm | Fallbrook Gem & Mineral Society

Rough stone, yard rock, lapidary materials, equipment, minerals, crystals, gemstones and more! For more information: www.fgms.org

Best Coast Beer Fest | Mar. 21 from 1-4pm | Embarcadero Marina Park North

Bringing together over 100 breweries from all across the Best Coast, the festival will allow nearly 5,000 beer lovers the opportunity to sippity, sip, sip on over 200 beers from 100 of the West Coast’s best breweries. Every ticket sold goes to support Cuck Fancer and helps young adult cancer patients and survivors. For more information: https://bestcoastbeerfest.com

Bark in the Park | Mar. 21 from 10am-2pm | Live Oak Dog Park, Fallbrook

Bring your family and dog for a day of fun to help raise funds for the Live Oak Dog Park! Dog walk, contest, booths and demonstrations. For more information: www.liveoakdogpark.org

The Julian Daffodil Show | Mar. 21-22 from 12-5pm | Julian Town Hall

Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts. It will also feature Children’s Art - Water Colors of Daffodils. For more information: www.visitjulian.com

Carlsbad 5000 | Mar. 21-22 | Carlsbad

The event features multiple age-group races throughout the morning leading up to the legendary pro women’s and men’s races. The “Party by the Sea” gets started as soon as the first runners cross the finish line with participants 21 and older celebrating in the Pizza Port beer garden with two complimentary craft brews and runners of all ages rocking out to live music on the streets of the Carlsbad Village. For more information: https://carlsbad5000.com

San Diego Cake Show | Mar. 21-22 from 10am-5pm | Del Mar Fairgrounds

Themed “Red Carpet Cakes”, this is a weekend with celebrity chef appearances, raffles, cake competitions, classes by world-renowned cake artists, shopping from the top caking vendors, and free stage demos. Features a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, skills & decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies. For more information: www.sandiegocakeshow.com

San Diego Hot Chocolate 15K & 5K Road Race | Mar. 22 at 6:45am | Petco Park, Park Boulevard

Each Hot Chocolate 15/5K race features both a 15K (9.3 miles) and 5K (3.1 miles) distance and all runners are encouraged to join the fun! It benefits Make-A-Wish®, a national charity that creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. The best goodie bags in running, free instantaneous race photos and scrumptious post-race treats are just three reasons you’ll want to sign up. For more information: www.hotchocolate15k.com/sandiego

Community Service Fair | Mar. 25 from 11:30am-1pm | Fallbrook High School

Encourage students to develop skills, make contacts, and allow them to improve the quality of their community. For more information: https://fallbrookhs.fuhsd.net

Veterans Appreciation Golf Tournament | Mar. 27 from 11am-6pm | Carlton Oaks Golf Club, Santee

It will be an amazing day of fun with 18 holes, boxed lunch provided, business networking and a dinner during the awards ceremony. For more information: 619-449-1515 | www.santeechamber.com

Race for Autism | Mar. 28 from 7am-12pm | Balboa Park

Featuring a SUPERHERO 5K chip timed run, 5K walk or 1-mile Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, educational resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals, and t-shirts, capes for kids, prizes, refreshments and more! Costumes and strollers welcome! Help NFAR (National Foundation for Autism Research) continue to change lives. For more information: www.raceforautism.org

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington | Mar. 28 at 2pm & 6pm | Fallbrook Mission Theater: 231 N Main Ave.

A tribute to Fallbrook’s own, Frank Capra! A idealistic man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. He soon finds out about political corruption. Come learn about Fallbrook History and support the Fallbrook Historical Society. For more information: 760-253-8904 | www.fallbrookmissiontheater.com

San Diego Awesome ‘80s Run 5K & 10K | Mar. 29 from 7:15-11am | Embarcadero Park South

All finishers receive a Totally Awesome ‘80s Finishers Medal & a Circa 1980s Style T-shirt. Wacky costumes, neon shorts and leggings, wild colorful hairstyles, big glasses, headbands and scrunchies, stylish leotards, and many other ridiculous costumes will be worn on race day. For more information: www.awesome80srun.com/san-diego

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