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San Diego County Events for March 2 – 4

There’s lots to do in San Diego County this weekend — check out the Busker’s Festival, Spring Home & Garden Show, a science festival, and much more!

San Diego county events this weekendBusker Festival

San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring 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.

When: March 3 & 4
Where: Seaport Village | 849 W Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free entry; tips accepted by the performers
More information: www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/busker-festival


10th Anniversary San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering

With more than 60 scheduled events throughout the city — including several adult-exclusive activities — this 10-day educational experience proves science exploration isn’t strictly for students.

When: March 1 – 11, 2018
Where: Look on the website
More information: www.lovestemsd.org


Sixth Annual St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon/5K

This fast, costume-friendly 5K invites finishers to compete in a CrossFit-inspired obstacle course before enjoying food trucks and live music at the event’s exclusive Beer Fest.

When: Sunday, March 4 | 7:15am
Where: Starting at Main Street & Magnolia Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: $15 – $65
More information: stpatricksdayhalf.com


Carlsbad Flower Fields

Spring is in the air and Carlsbad is in bloom at the Flower Fields, open now through May 13. Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders – our Fields of Dreams, our Fields of Color. A place where kids can run and adults can linger – 50 acres of extraordinary color in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers, and festivals throughout the season.

When: Mar 1, 2018 to May 13, 2018 | 9am – 6pm
Where: The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA
Cost: $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 60+, $8 for children 3-10
More Info: www.theflowerfields.com


Circus Vargas

Circus Vargas has been making its rounds and, this weekend, it keeps the show going at Escondido Westfield North County. The traveling show boasts thrilling performances by acrobats, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, comics and more. The Circus Vargas theme is “Dreaming of Pirates,” so attendees can expect some swashbuckling surprises. Take the family 30 minutes before show time and enjoy a special, free pre-show where kids can create their own magic under the big top. Tickets range from $15 to $72; kids age 2 and under get in free with a paying adult, so long as they sit on an adult’s lap. Circus Vargas will be in Escondido through this Monday before moving north to Temecula on March 8.

When: March 2 – 5
Where: Circus Vargas- Westfield North Cnty | 272 E Via Rancho Pkwy, Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: $15 – $72; under 2 free
More information: Circus Vargas


Spring Home & Garden Show

Get inspiration for the home improvement project of your dreams at the 33rd annual Spring Home & Garden Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. This three-day expo will showcase some of the newest trends in home renovation while giving access to the best tools, experts, and businesses to help complete those projects. Tickets cost $9 per day. The Home & Garden Show runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

When: Friday & Sunday, 10am – 5pm; Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $9
More information: springhomegardenshow.com


31st Annual Koi Show

Koi fish have become known as “living jewels” because of their bright orange hues and quick movements in the water that seem to make them reflect. This weekend, hundreds of the magnificent fish will be on display for a Koi pond competition at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Guests can learn how to create a water garden in their backyard to keep Koi as pets or just soak in the wonder of the fish. The event is free but parking at the fairgrounds is $14.

When: Saturday, March 3, 9am – 4pm | Sunday, 9am – 2pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free; parking is $14
More information: www.delmarfairgrounds.com

 


If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Fall Home and Garden Show

Del Mar, CAThe 25th annual Fall Home/Harden show is a three-day extravaganza of ideas, inspiration, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars and one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to the home and garden. Continue reading

Event: San Diego County Fair

San Diego County Fair

san diego fairThe 2013 San Diego County Fair promises a summer of fun and games galore! From card games to board games, video games to game shows, consoles to cell phones – this theme spotlights the nostalgic, current, and future “games people play!” The San Diego County Fair runs June 8 – July 4 (closed Mondays except July 1) and is the largest annual event in San Diego County and the fourth largest fair in North America, drawing more than 1.5 million visitors annually.

When: June 8th – July 4th; closed Mondays except for July 1st | Opens at 11am

Cost: Adults $14, Age 62 and older $8, Age 6-12 $8 , Age 5 and younger free

Where: The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA

More info: 858-755-1161 | www.sdfair.com

Event: Del Mar Holiday of Lights

The Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the largest animated drive-through light show
on the West Coast.

More than 400 twinkling, lively displays located around the Del Mar Racetrack will delight your family.
Make it your holiday tradition.

The Holiday of Lights traditionally runs from Thanksgiving evening through New Year’s Day evening.

Operating hours are 5:30-10:00PM Sundays thru Thursdays, and 5:30-10:30PM Fridays and Saturdays.

2012 Prices
$15.00 per car, up to 5 people
$20.00 per vehicle, 6 or more people
$50.00 per bus
(Kids 3 and under are always free. The Holiday Hayride around the track to see Holiday of Lights display includes hot cocoa or hot cider and a holiday cookie).

*Save $2 when you buy discounted tickets at Albertsons.
**Visit the website and print your $2 off coupon on your single car admission.

More information: www.holidayoflights.com or www.kpbs.org/events

Christmas Events: Great Things To Do In San Diego

As a metropolitan, San Diego has plenty to do year-round, but here are a few fun Christmas activities from SanDiego.com:

ChristmasAmerica’s Finest City may be closely tied to a beach lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean that winter is completely ignored! San Diego has plenty of holiday events going into the New Year – here’s our top picks for a great time:

Del Mar Fairgrounds presents Holiday of Lights (November 24 – January 1)
The Holiday of Lights at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and Racetrack has become a favorite holiday tradition for Southern California families.  Visitors view the lighted and animated holiday creations from the comfort of their vehicle as they drive along a 1.5 mile route through the Fairgrounds, all while enjoying festive holiday music. 

Desert Holidays at Miramonte Resort and Spa (November 24 – January 1)
Activities abound for children, as well as for couples seeking a romantic holiday getaway. Enjoy incredible dining options daily at the restaurant Grove Artisan Kitchen as Chef Nyerick presents ‘Holiday Dining Around The World’ featuring traditional dining from countries around the globe.
 
Holly Jolly Holidays at LEGOLAND California (November 28 – December 31)
The theme park transforms into a holiday wonderland during Holly Jolly Holidays, which features festive entertainment every weekend including nightly fireworks Dec. 26 through 30 and an enchanting holiday musical. All Holly Jolly Holidays activities are included in the price of LEGOLAND California admission.
 
Festive holiday activities will include carolers, horse-drawn carriage rides, crafts and a photo opportunity with Santa. New this year is a hand-writing analyst to help determine your Christmas card personality style. Seasonal treats and spirits created by Chef Eugenio Martignago will be available for tastings at Bistro West and West Steak and Seafood.
 
Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo (December 10 – January 1)
Wintertime brings something special to the San Diego Zoo – a Jungle Bells celebration! During December, lighted sculptures of animals and storybook characters fill the grounds while guests are treated to holiday music and foods, crafts, games, and special presentations. It’s the a great family outing to join in the spirit of the season while also learning about animals.
 
Once a year, San Diego pets and owners are invited to dress up in their favorite costumes for a special promenade throughout the Gaslamp Quarter to celebrate the holiday season.  You can only imagine as downtown became filled with costumed pets & their handlers all vying for prizes and bragging rights including Best Costumed Duo, Cutest Critter, Best Pet Costume & Best of Show! The Parade originates and concludes at the Hilton Park adjacent to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter at 4th Avenue and K Street. The Parade steps-off promptly at 3pm.
 
Enjoy a buffet breakfast with views of the wildlife, an animal presentation, and a visit with Santa Claus, all at at the scenic Kilima Point in San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
 
Five performers are the key to this  musical comedy adventure. A line-up of original comedy scenarios mixed with a bevy of holiday inspired songs that will melt your heart and tickle your funny bone. 
 
An UnScripted Carol at North County Repertory Theatre (December 19 & 20)
This show is where keen imaginations steeped in Dickens and Christmas work feverishly to create theatre on the spot. The pace is swift, and the performers are pushed to the peak of their abilities as they attempt to juggle character, plot and staging all at once. An UnScripted Carol is a holiday treat that is never, ever the same story twice and gives fans of A Christmas Carol a whole new way to celebrate the season.
 
It’s going to be one ho-ho-holy night as Sister tackles the question that’s been puzzling historians through the ages: Whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? CSI-goes-to-Bethlehem-in-Solana Beach as Sister delivers a sleigh load of side-splitting holiday laughs. Bring your camera to capture all the action.
 
Bring your loved ones together for a rare view of San Diego from the harbor, as the town sparkles with twinkling lights strung in the spirit of the holidays. Complimentary champagne will be served upon boarding and talented chefs will cook up a buffet feast fit for kings. On the menu will be colorful salads, seasonal farm-fresh vegetables, red potatoes with turkey gravy, oven roasted turkey roulades filled with traditional bread stuffing, hand-carved New York strip and a variety of decadent desserts. Passengers will enjoy live entertainment and breathtaking views of the harbor as they cruise along in the luxury and comfort of a signature Flagship luxury yacht.
Read more of the ideas from SanDiego.com!