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March 2019: 10 Family-Friendly Activities in San Diego

Spring break, the first official day of spring and the end of daylight savings time all mean March has arrived – and is in full swing! Celebrate the season of renewal here in San Diego with some of the very best family-friendly activities around!

  1. River Kids Discovery Days
    When: March 8-9, 2019
    Where: Locations Across San Diego
    Cost: Free
    Ages: All ages
    Two days of fun, nature and learning in celebration of the San Diego River awaits you and your family at numerous spots throughout San Diego County! A variety of volunteer projects and education opportunities will help kids learn how to be stewards of natural resources and green spaces. RSVPs are required, so be sure to reserve your spot today!
  2. 7th Annual International Mariachi Festival
    When: March 10, 2019
    Where: Chula Vista
    Cost: $5 and up
    Ages: All ages
    The Mariachi Festival at Bayside Park in Chula Vista welcomes all families to come celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage together! This exciting festival offers mariachi music, traditional folkloric dancing, and a wide celebration of Mexican arts, culture and culinary treats.
  3. 23rd Celebration Of Music Education Inspiration & Showcase Concert
    When: March 10, 2019
    Where: Poway
    Cost: $10-$25, children 12 months and under free
    Ages: All ages
    For an inspirational day of classical music and achievement in music education, join The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory for their annual showcase concert! The performance features beginner- and intermediate-level string and wind young musicians playing in talented showcase ensembles.
  4. CRY San Diego Color Festival
    When: March 16, 2019
    Where: Miramar College
    Cost: $5-$15
    Ages: All ages
    The Color Festival – known in India as the Holi Festival – is hosted by Child Rights & You (CRY), a San Diego nonprofit that helps underprivileged children in India and the U.S. Kids will have a blast painting themselves with (safe, hypoallergenic) colors, playing games, tasting flavorful Indian food from local vendors and participating in a kids’ dance showcase!
  5. St. Patrick’s Day Parade + Irish Festival
    When: March 16, 2019
    Where: Balboa Park
    Cost: Free
    Ages: All ages
    The Annual San Diego St. Patrick’s Day Parade features incredible floats, marching bands, dance groups, antique cars, representatives from Ireland and adorable Irish Setters. Following the parade, head to the Irish Festival in Balboa Park for tasty food and drink, kids’ activities and live music and dance entertainment on three stages!
  6. Leprechaun Run
    When: March 16, 2019
    Where: Pacific Beach
    Cost: $20 and up
    Ages: All ages
    Don your favorite greens and bring your pot o’ gold for The Kids 1K Fun Run and Leprechaun 5K Run in Pacific Beach! The 5K starts at 9 a.m. with the Fun Run starting at 10 a.m. All Fun Run participants will get cool sunglasses and a finisher medal! Parents can trot alongside their child without needing to register.
  7. Circus Vargas
    When: Through March 18, 2019
    Where: Escondido
    Cost: $15 and up
    Ages: All ages
    Circus Vargas returned to San Diego County in February and is still going on through March 18. Take the family to celebrate their 50th anniversary extravaganza of acrobats, daredevils and flying trapezes! Discount tickets are available on Goldstar.
  8. Kids’ Day at The Flower Fields
    When: March 23, 2019
    Where: Carlsbad Flower Fields
    Cost: $9-$18, age 2 and under free
    Ages: All ages
    Our wet San Diego winter means some especially gorgeous blooming at the Carlsbad Flower Fields. On Kids’ Day, little ones will enjoy the colorful floral expanse while also having a blast with activities and entertainment. There will be bouncy houses, music, games, facepainting and a musical petting zoo!
  9. East Village Opening Day
    When: March 28-29, 2019
    Where: Petco Park
    Cost: Free
    Ages: All Ages
    This free, two-day, family-friendly block party will have you swinging into baseball season! Come down to Petco Park and join others showing off their Padres spirit with games, live music, baseball-themed beverages and lots of tasty food. Kids will dig the Fun Zone, packed with free activities, games, rock climbing and more.
  10. Peter and the Wolf
    When: March 31, 2019
    Where: Copley Symphony Hall
    Cost: $10 and up
    Ages: All ages, children 2 and under free
    “Peter and the Wolf” is a mesmerizing, symphonic rendition of the beloved classic tale of a young boy who outsmarts a wolf. Each character is portrayed by a different instrument – kids will recognize the bird’s flute, the wolf’s horns and the cat’s clarinet throughout the performance.

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