San Diego Getaway
JAN | FEB
| MAR | APR |
JUL | AUG
| SEP | OCT
| NOV | DEC
March Madness (March)
As winter comes to a close, the NCAA men's and women's basketball championships
hit a frenzied pace. This year, one of the locations for the first round of games
will be right here in San Diego at Cox Arena.
San Diego Padres Baseball . (Mar through Sept)
Runs or buns? No matter. It's Trevor Time! Hop on the trolley and head to the
Q. Stop for a pre-game warm-up at Hazard Center (Trophy's) or Fenton Parkway
(Oggi's Pizza), just a few stops west of Qualcomm Stadium
California State Winter Games (Figure Skating - March 3-4)
California amateur athletes, from youth to adult, will participate in different
winter sports featuring ice hockey. Figure skating will be held on Feb 28 & 29.
Event Locations throughout San Diego County. Schedules: 619-682-3436
Visit State Games Website
Annual Kiwanis Ocean Beach Kite Festival (Mar 3)
Includes crafts fair, kite making, decorating and flying contest for all ages.
Food, entertainment, parade to the beach for kite flying. Free kite making or
bring your own kite to be judged. Ocean Beach Recreation center, 4726 Santa Monica
Avenue. 9am-4pm. 619-531-1527.
Visit Flower Fields
Latino Film Festival (Mar 8-18)
Screenings of short and feature length films from across Latin America and the U.S.
All works are by Latinos and/or about the Latino Experience. Features Latino guest
celebrities. Screenings at the Mann Theaters/Hazard Center. Information: 619-230-1938
Visit Latino Film Festival Website
St. Patrick's Day (Mar 17)
Hold on to your shamrocks. The Gaslamp also throws a rippin' party for St. Patrick's Day.
From popular downtown haunts to new bar blood on the block, this is your year for greatness.
Tel: (858) 268-9111
ShamRock 2007 (Mar 17)
Block party in the Gaslamp Quarter,on F street between 5th & 7th Avenues, celebrating
St Patrick's Day. 5-12 midnight, ticketed event, 21 years and older. Tickets: 619-233-5008
Visit ShamRock Website
Carlsbad Flower Fields (Mid-Mar through May)
It may be a bit more commercial than the old days, but the Carlsbad Flower Fields are
still an amazing sight, and you can finish the day with a trip to nearby Carlsbad Company
Stores for shopping, Legoland for the kiddies or Four Seasons Aviara for high tea.
Visit Flower Fields Website
Robert Griffith Celebrity Golf Classic (Mar 20)
Shotgun start at 9am with a 1pm luncheon. Many celebrities will participate including
Daunte Culpepper, Cris Carter, Terrell Owens, Marshall Faulk and many other national sports,
entertainment and media celebrities. Information: 770-439-GOAL
Annual 'Wine & Dine' (Mar 24)
ElderHelp of San Diego's Wine and Dine is the largest food and wine event in San Diego,
featuring premier regional wines from California and Baja California with food from some
of San Diego's most prominent restaurants. Silent and live auctions add fun and excitement
to this bustling evening. Proceeds help San Diego seniors. 619-284-9281
Visit Wine and Dine Website
Circle of Art Borrego (Mar 24-25)
This fine arts show is free to the public and features over sixty artists exhibiting their
quality paintings and art works representing a variety of media including oil and
watercolors, photography, sculpture, ceramics, pottery, weaving and jewelry. (760)767-0042
Visit Circle of Art Website
Annual Rolando Street Fair (Mar 25)
The free festival features arts & crafts, food, Kids Zone, music and entertainment. Rolando
Blvd, south of El Cajon Blvd. 10am-6pm. 619-583-7321
Visit Festival's Website
La Mesa Village Antique Street Faire (Mar 25)
Event features more than 125 booths with genuine antiques and collectibles. There will
be appraisal and restoration booths, food, music also. Admission and parking free.
Visit La Mesa Website
California Half Ironman Triathlon ( Mar 31)
Starting and ending at the Oceanside Pier, athletes will compete in the race by swimming
1.2 miles in Oceanside Harbor, bike the 56 miles on Camp Pendleton and the half-marathon run
will be along the coast and finish at the Oceanside Pier.
Visit California Ironman Website