San Diego County Calendar of Events

Seaside Equestrian Tour Through Mar. 12
Will feature a wide variety of classes, including everything from Cross Rails
to the Grand Prix. NEE will be waiving class fees for competitors riding
OTTBs and Young Horses. As always, you can expect the same world class
dining and entertainment that you find at other Nilforushan Equisport
Events horse shows. The Seaside Social Club will offer the best view of the
Del Mar Arena with food that we promise will not disappoint.
See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
858-755-1161 /

Beyond King Tut Through Mar. 26
Commemorating the historic discovery of King Tut’s tomb 100 years ago,
the exhibition combines the power of cinematic storytelling and soaring
imagery to bring the National Geographic archives to life. With nine
galleries to explore, visitors wind through the story of a young boy to
discover how he changed the ancient – and modern – world.
Sun-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-9pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

Jurassic World: The Exhibition Through Apr. 16
A family-friendly immersive 20,000-square-foot experience. Visitors walk
through the world-famous “Jurassic World” gates, explore richly themed
environments and encounter life-sized Velociraptors, a Brachiosaurus, and
the most fearsome dinosaur of all, the mighty Tyrannosaurus rex. Guests
will be able to imagine what it would have been like to roam among these
breathtaking creatures and even interact with new baby dinosaurs.
11am-6pm / Westfield Mission Valley Center

Pairings With a Purpose Dinner Party Mar. 2
Enjoy a 4-course culinary exploration with Chef Angelo Sosa, star of Top
Chef and executive chef of Tia Carmen, and Chef Ruffo Ibarra, chef/owner
of Oryx Restaurant and executive chef of The Guild Hotel, benefitting
Feeding San Diego, the county’s leading hunger-relief and food rescue
6-9pm / The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center, La Jolla
858-452-3663 /

Gem Faire Mar. 3-5
A world-renowned marketplace for fine jewelry, crystals, gemstones,
beads, minerals, fossils and much more. Take advantage of buying direct
from the importers and wholesalers. From loose gemstones, raw minerals
and millions of bead strands, to finished jewelry, fashion accessories,
supplies and tools, find them all under one roof. Jewelry repair, cleaning
& ring sizing service is available while you shop.
Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall
503-252-8500 /

City Hike-Piedras Pintadas/Bernardo Bay Trails Mar. 4
Cross the Kreitzer Bridge and skirt the edges of Lake Hodges on this
beautiful 8-mile hike that takes you on the Piedras Pintadas and Bernardo
Bay Trails. You’ll only gain 440’ of elevation but this hike is rated moderate
to strenuous.
9am-12pm / SDRP Parking Lot, Escondido
760-744-1050 /

Diamond Gala Mar. 4
The Diamond Gala is the Boys & Girls Club of Vista’s signature event. We
will be celebrating our 60th anniversary in classic style with live & silent
auctions, wine wall, brand new beer wall featuring local breweries, casino
games, & live entertainment.
5:30-10pm / Westin Carlsbad Resort & Spa
760-295-4731 /

East County Honors Awards Gala Mar. 5
Join us as we celebrate 111 years recognizing and honoring East County’s
outstanding businesses and community leaders. Enjoy an unforgettable
night with dinner, entertainment, silent auction, and more. The San Diego
Regional East County Chamber of Commerce will swear in the new Board
of Directors for 2023.
5-9pm / Sycuan Casino Resort, El Cajon
619-440-6161 /

Heroes of Vista Gala Mar. 10
We will be celebrating excellence in education, business, public safety, and
more! Immediately following the Heroes of Vista event, local restaurants
will be offering special dinner packages for your enjoyment.
4-7pm / The Vistonian

TrueCare Havana Nights Grand Gala Mar. 11
Mix and mingle on the promenade with a Caribbean cocktail, enjoy a
delicious Cuban-style dinner, participate in the lively auction, and then hit
the dance floor to enjoy the mambo and salsa rhythms! Take part in the live
and silent auctions knowing that all funds raised will support TrueCare’s
enhanced programs and services for our aging population at the new
TrueCare Older Adult Health Center and across TrueCare locations
5:30pm / Seabird Resort, Oceanside
760-510-8507 /

Chili Cook Off Mar. 12
Make the best red or green chili in town and help raise funds for the
Fallbrook Food Pantry. Up to 2 entries per person, $25/each entry. Chili
will be judged: People’s Choice & by Local Chefs. Guest tickets are $35
per person All sponsorships are $250.
12-3pm / Fallbrook Community Center
760-728-7608 /

TinyFest Mar. 12
Explore a variety of tiny houses from pro-builders, DIYers, Van Lifers and
Tiny Dwellers. Tour tiny houses on wheels, backyard cottages, shipping
container homes, vans, bus conversions and more! Enjoy the Simple Living
Marketplace, live music, good food & beer!
10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall

Swing Into HOPE Golf Tournament Mar. 17
Join Operation HOPE-North County to support families with children and
single women experiencing homelessness.
7am-2pm / St. Mark Golf Course, San Marcos
760-726-1122 /

ShamROCK St Patricks Day Block Party Mar. 17
ShamROCK transforms downtown into a Celtic carnival for the senses with
an abundance of pub-style seating, flowing green beer, traditional Irish
steppers, Celtic rock bands, photo-ops, shenanigan games (with prizes),
and activations throughout the Gaslamp. Free games throughout the day
at the Shenanigans Block with Giant lucky Jenga, Pot of Gold Cornhole,
and Giant beer pong.
4-11pm / Gaslamp Quarter

Luck O’ Loma St. Patrick’s Day Block Party Mar. 17
Luck O’ ‘Loma returns for the 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Point Loma
San Diego block party benefiting The Animal Pad! Get ready for green
beer, cocktails & festive foods + entertainment featuring live bands, DJs,
themed games, local vendors, green stuff & more! This dog-friendly, 21
and up event will transform the lot in front of GoodBar with a stage, bar,
vendor booths, and YOU.
12-10pm / GoodBar, Point Loma
619-642-0900 /

The Julian Daffodil Show Mar. 17-19
Visit Julian to marvel at Daffodils on display and have any questions
about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts. This event
draws many entrants including a strong youth entrance. It will also feature
Children’s Art – Water Colors of Daffodils.
12-5pm / Julian Town Hall
760-765-1857 /

Boarded! Pirate Adventure Mar. 18
This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate
action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how
to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a sinking ship, escape from the
King’s Jail, swab the deck and other pirate skills. Board at the Maritime
Museum and head out on San Diego Bay for this non stop outdoor pirate
playground staged aboard the galleon replica San Salvador.
10:30am-2:25pm / Maritime Museum of San Diego

Amigos de Vista Lion’s Club
42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast Mar. 18
Proceeds from this event help support youth basketball and baseball
groups. Breakfast $8 for a single serving.
7-11am / Brengle Senior Center, Vista
760-726-1122 /

Bark in the Park Mar. 18
Bring the whole family (especially the furry four-footed ones!) for a day
of fun to help raise funds for Live Oak Dog Park! Dog walks, super fun
contests, pet related booths, kids crafts, drool worthy food vendors,
pawsome demonstrations and so much more!
9am-2pm / Live Oak Park, Fallbrook

Star Walk XXII Mar. 19
Learn beginner astronomy concepts, about specific stars, constellations
and simple astronomy facts and principles. Tonight’s features: Old Moon/
Gibbous Moon/New Moon and the Planets; Bright Hexagon of Winter/
Spring Constellations; What does an Equinox mean? See Venus, Mars, and
Jupiter; Uranus with Binoculars.
7:30-9pm / Double Peak Park, San Marcos
760-744-1050 /

“Spring Fling” Business Expo Mar. 22
The Chamber invites you to a fun-filled evening to meet local businesses
and have the opportunity to win FREE door prizes. The evening will be
filled with raffles, great samplings of delicious food from local restaurants
and more! All tickets need to be pre-purchased.
5-7:30pm / Courtyard by Marriott, El Cajon
619-465-7700 x2 /

Oceans at Night Mar. 23
A first-of-its-kind event that invites a 21+ audience to experience an
immersive blend of art, science and technology after hours. The new
monthly series celebrates the wonders and mysteries of the ocean after
dark. Oceans at Night features interactive experiences highlighting
ocean phenomena that occur at night including bioluminescence and
biofluorescence, while creating a fun, adults-only atmosphere with live
music, a glow lounge with life-sized games, glowing nighttime dives and
epic ocean views.
6:30-9:30pm / Birch Aquarium at Scripps, La Jolla
858-534-3474 /

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar. 26
FIVE miles of waterfront, FOUR historic communities, THREE beautiful
parks, TWO miles through downtown San Diego, and ONE epic Gaslamp
finish! Entry includes: Technical fabric short-sleeve shirt, Custom finisher’s
medal, Souvenir cinch bag, Half Marathon Legacy Program, One-day pass
to the invite-only Carlsbad Columbia Sportswear Employee Store, and
much more!
6:30am / 5th & Harbor

Art Alive 2023 Mar. 30-Apr. 2
Celebrate the return of Art Alive with an impressive display of colorful
floral arrangements interpreting works of art from the Museum’s collection
and four days of sensational events. Art Alive is The San Diego Museum
of Art’s signature fundraiser, providing essential support for the Museum’s
exhibitions, education, and outreach programs.
San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park
619-232-7931 /

Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals Mar. 31-Apr. 2
The Goodguys Rod & Custom Association hosts legendary classic car
shows around the United States each year bringing together Hot Rodder’s
of all kinds, families and vintage auto appreciators for weekends of good
Fri & Sat 8am-5pm, Sun 8am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
800-777-1258 /