Looking for something fun to do? Here’s what’s up in and around San Marcos. Grab a neighbor, friend or family member and enjoy!
- Every Sat: North County Cycle Club, Old California Restaurant Row, 8AM
- Every Sun: Old California Restaurant Row Farmers’ Market, 11AM-3PM
March 1 – May: The Carlsbad Flower Fields Open. 760-431-0352
March 2: Youth Commission Meeting, City of San Marcos, Council Chambers, 4PM
March 2: Planning Commission Meeting, San Marcos Council Chambers, 6:30PM
March 3: Spicy Storytelling with Erin O’Brien. 6PM. California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. 760-750-8272. Tickets much be pre-purchased at www.csusm.edu/al.
March 4: Traffic Safety Commission, San Marcos Council Chambers, 6PM
March 5-8: 19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival. San Diego Audubon Society. (858) 273-7800
March 6: San Marcos Boys & Girls Club, Youth of the Year Celebration, 7PM,
March 6-8: Spring Home/Garden Show. O’Brien Hall at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. (858) 350-3738
March 7: Finish Chelsea’s Run in Balboa Park. (760) 692-2900
March 7: San Marcos Trails Day, Discovery Lake/Double (East Approach) three-mile hike. Discovery Lake Park, 650 Foxhall Drive, San Marcos. 9am-12pm
March 7-8: The Spring Busker Festival at Seaport Village-Street performer extravaganza! Food, drinks and entertainment. 12pm-6pm. Free. (619) 235-4014
March 8: San Marcos Alive Art Fair. San Marcos Civic Center. 10am-3pm
March 8: 4th Annual San Diego Half Marathon
March 11: Family Enrichment Program, San Marcos Community Center, 6-7PM, Please register.
March 13: Fun Friday Nites, 6-10PM
March 14-21: San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering. Hands-on science and engineering activities in San Diego County
March 14: 35th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. At 5th & 6th Ave., b/w Juniper & Upas. 9am-6pm
March 14: Irish Festival in Balboa Park. Free admission. St. Patrick’s Day party for the whole family
March 14: 21st Annual shamROCK at the Gaslamp in San Diego, 4pm-midnight. Huge celebration on the streets. (619) 233-5008
March 16: Planning Commission Meeting, San Marcos Council Chambers, 6:30PM
March 16: Third Annual North County St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival in Downtown Vista
March 17: St. Patty’s Day Swim at La Jolla Cove
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Party with entertainment @ San Marcos Seinor Center
March 17: Paper Airplane Festival. San Diego Air and Space Museum. 11am-3pm
March 19: From the HeART – A Casa Kids’ Art Show & Auction, 5:30-8PM,
March 21: Free Youth Writing Workshop, San Marcos County Library, 1-3PM
March 21-22: NSSA Open Season #1 surf competition. South Jetty, Oceanside
March 21-22: 4th Annual Healthy Living Festival. Exhibit Hall at Del Mar Fairgrounds. (805) 646-4500
March 21: San Diego Race for Autism. Balboa Park-6th Avenue and Laurel Street, San Diego
March 22: 4th Annual Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K. Petco Park, 100 Park Boulevard, San Diego. www.hotchocolate15k.com.
March 24: San Marcos City Council Meeting, City Council Chambers, 6PM
March 24: The Sweethearts of Swing Present: Songs from the World War II Era: 1937-1945. 6:30pm. California State University San Marcos, 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road. (760) 750-8272. Tickets much be pre-purchased at www.csusm.edu/al.
March 26: San Marcos Chamber of Commerce Business Mixer at The Meridian, 5:30-7:30pm
March 28: California Ironman 70.3 Triathlon on the U.S. Marines Corps Base of Camp Pendleton, Oceanside
March 28: Junior Carlsbad Marathon for kids 12 and under
March 29: Old California Restaurant Row Treasure Hunt & Easter Bunny Photos, 12-2PM,
March 29: Carlsbad 5000 – World’s Fastest 5K!
March 29: Kids’ Day at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad. (760) 431-0352
March 29: 2nd Annual Bikes & Beers, San Diego
Save the Date:
April 1: Take Back the Night. The event helps to empower survivors and strengthen us all as we unite to end sexual violence in all forms. California State University, San Marcos. 333 South Twin Oaks Valley Road. 7-10PM. http://www.eventbrite.com/e/california-state-university-san-marcos-take-back-the-night-event-registration
April 4: Spring Egg Scramble at Walnut Grove Park, 8—10am
April 12: San Marcos Spring Festival