This March weekend, enjoy all the fun events that San Diego County has to offer!
This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego’s 13th annual Cherry Blossom Festival! During March 9, 10, and 11 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily, visitors are able to enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami – appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Each day will be accompanied by various food vendors, cultural performances and demonstrations, and a plethora of family friendly activities!
When: March 9 – 11 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego | 2215 Pan American Way E, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: www.niwa.org/cbf18
San Diego Homebrew Festival & Competition
Enjoy unlimited tastes of beer from 35+ San Diego homebrewers as well as some local breweries! Festival attendees will taste and vote for their favorite beer and enjoy street-side chats by our beer professionals, vendors, food and more!
When: Saturday, March 10 | 12 – 4pm
Where: 2896 North Park Way, San Diego, CA 92104
Cost: $35, Designated Driver $10
More information: www.sdhomebrewfest.com
Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries
This spring, Mingei International Museum will shine a spotlight on the lesser-known libraries of UC San Diego, San Diego State University and University of San Diego. VOLUMINOUS ART – Treasures from San Diego’s University Libraries will celebrate the art of the book by showcasing approximately 25 volumes from each library collection, a sampling that will hint at centuries-old practices of book design, typography, binding and printing.
When: March 10 – ongoing | 10am – 5pm
Where: Mingei International Museum | 1439 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $10/$7 (Military, Youth, Students)/FREE (Members)
More information: www.mingei.org
Second Saturday Art Lesson
Tints, tones, and shades, oh my! Immerse yourself in the world of shamrocks, rolling hills, flowers and leaves as we celebrate the season. In this lesson you’ll learn how mix paints to create new hues to express space, depth and form in your spring-time scenes.
Please note: due to the popularity of our Second Saturday art lessons, we now have two times available to participate. The first lesson will run from 10-11 a.m., and the second lesson will run from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
They recommend you RSVP and arrive early as we have limited seating given on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: Saturday, March 10 | 10am and 11am
Where: California Center for the Arts: Escondido | 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA
More information: www.artcenter.org
6th Annual International Mariachi Festival
This day-long, community-friendly event attracts thousands each year, giving families an opportunity to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through Mariachi music, colorful traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a grand celebration of the arts, culture and culinary delights.
The National City Chamber of Commerce and The Unified Port of San Diego are proud to present the 6th Annual International Mariachi Festival & Competition. Come watch Mariachi groups from all over the United States and Mexico perform and compete.
When: Sunday, March 11 | 11am – 7pm
Where: Pepper Park | 3299 Tidelands Ave, National City, CA 91950
More information: www.mariachifest.com