So many festivals are going on this weekend down here in San Diego County!
Gardeners can enjoy orchids at the 70th Annual Show and Sale, the Irish and Irish-in-heart can check out the Irish parade and festival, film gurus can attend the Latino film festival, the musically inclined have the Spring Forward Music Festival, and foodies can learn at the Food for Thought Festival!
“Orchids in Paradise” is the theme for the San Diego County Orchid Society’s 70th Annual Show and Sale. The spring show is the Society’s premier event every year. Come enjoy the beautiful orchids; the show is going on this weekend, Friday through Sunday.
When: Friday – Sunday, March 11 – 13 | Doors will open 3pm Friday, 9am Saturday and 10am on Sunday
Where: Scottish Rite Event Center
Cost: $8 daily or $10 for weekend pass ($2 discount at the bottom of their website — click here!)
More information: www.sdorchids.com/SpringShow_2016
36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Festival
All of San Diego County is invited to come this weekend to enjoy all things Irish, at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival! There will be live entertainment on two stages, Irish food, festivities, vendors, and a beer garden. There’s a Celtic Village, games, activities, an art contest, dancing, and music for children.
The festival runs from 9am to 6pm, and the parade begins at 10:30am.
When: Saturday, March 12
Where: Balboa Park’s Visitors’ Center | 1549 El Prado, San Diego
More Info: www.stpatsparade.org
Food for Thought Festival
Celebrate San Diego chefs and local food at La Mesa Library’s annual Food for Thought Festival. There will be appearances by Claudia Sandoval (winner of TV’s MasterChef, Season 6), raw food expert Mimi Kirk,and La Mesa’s Bolt Brewery. It’s free!
When: Saturday, March 12 | 10am
Where: La Mesa Branch Library | 8074 Allison Ave, La Mesa, CA 91942
More Info: www.cityoflamesa.com/index.aspx?NID=1027
San Diego Latino Film Festival
Returning for its 23rd year, the San Diego Latino Film Festival celebrates the best films by Latinos and/or films about the Latino experience.
There will be screenings of more than 160 movies as well as a fashion show, wine and beer fest, art exhibits, celebrity appearances, Sonido Latino concerts, filmmaker workshops, a parade and parties.
When: Thursday – Sunday; March 10 – 20
Where: AMC Fashion Valley and Digital Gym | 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $8.50 – $225
More Info: sdlatinofilm.com
Spring Forward Music Festival & Pet Expo
At the Spring Forward Music Festival & Pet Expo, there will be Eco and Community related vendors, Recycling Workshop, Eco Art Gallery, Live Entertainment, Hot Dog Eating Contest, games and Arts and Crafts activities.
When: Sunday, March 13 | 10am
Where: Grape Day Park | 321 N Broadway, , Escondido, CA 92025
More Info: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/mar/13/spring-forward-music-festival-pet-e