San Diego Weekend Events | March 6 – 8

san diego weekend events Happy weekend, San Diego! Outdoor activities are in full swing for the imminent arrival of spring, and there are no shortage of ways to take in our beautiful Southern California weather. Check out our top 6 San Diego weekend events right here.

1. 10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

When: Saturday March 7 & Sunday March 8, 10am-4pm
Where: Japanese Friendship Garden; 2215 Pan American Road East, San Diego 92101
What: Walk through the Japanese Garden of Balboa Park’s beautiful cherry tree grove while enjoying authentic Japanese food, sampling libations at the beer and sake garden, watching lively music and dance performances, or enjoying a number of activities that are perfect for the whole family. The garden boasts the largest cherry tree grove in the western hemisphere – it’s home to approximately 150 of them! Enjoy beautiful weather and blossoms, or sakura, for just $6 per adult.

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2. 19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

When: Friday March 6 – Sunday March 8
Where: Marina Village Conference Center; 1936 Quivira Way; San Diego 92109
What: The San Diego Bird Festival is presented by the San Diego Audobon Society and celebrates the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States. The proceeds of the festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. Keynote Speaker will be Bernd Heinrich, author of The Homing Instinct; there will be live bird programs, informative lectures, art workshops, and opportunities to hone your birding skills.

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3. Blacklight Run

When: Saturday March 7, 3:30pm-10pm
Where: Qualcomm Stadium; 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego 92108
What: The Blacklight Run is a unique night 5K fun run focused less on speed and more on UV Neon Glowing fun with friends and family. Simply show up wearing a white shirt (any white T-shirt will work, or your awesome commemorative Blacklight Run T-Shirt given with your registration). You will finish covered in Blacklight Run UV Neon Glow Powder that will glow in our Blacklight Zones and at the Blacklight Run After Party. This is the first run of its kind, and its quickly sweeping the nation!

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4. Spring Busker Festival

When: Saturday March 7 & Sunday March 8, 12pm-6pm
Where: 849 W Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101
What: The celebration brings colorful street performers from across the country to perform their bizarre talents – sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen will take over the streets of downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents will provide outdoor amusement for all unlike any other festival in the region. Shops, restaurants and eateries will add to Seaport’s Spring Busker Festival flair with special sales. Parking is $10 for the day.

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5. Best Coast Beer Festival

When: Saturday March 7, 12pm-9pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South; Marina Park Way, San Diego 92101
What: If you’re interested in attending the most amazing beer festival while helping out the single most important cause in recorded history, this is the place for you! Every ticket sold supports Cancer For College, which helps cancer survivors realize their dream of a college education. Plus, you’ll get to taste beer from nearly 100 of the best West Coast craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands, and enjoy a lunch from food truck alley. All day passes are $75 and give you access from 12-9.

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6. “Spring Fling” at La Jolla Open Aire Market

When: Sunday March 8, 10am-1pm
Where: La Jolla Elementary School; 7300 Girard Ave., La Jolla 92037
What: Head over to the Open Aire Market this Sunday from 10am to 1pm for a FREE family fun day event to celebrate spring! Sponsored by Giuseppe Restaurants & Fine Catering, activities include an Easter Egg Hunt at 10:30am and 11:30am, games and dancing led by a DJ, refereed soccer games, clay art projects, prizes, an appearance by the Easter Bunny and much more! Shop around for super fresh produce and find local treasures while celebrating the arrival of spring.


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Emily Ruchlewicz

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Emily Ruchlewicz is a News and Feature writer at Blue Book Publishers and has written more than 100 La Jolla-related articles. Follow her blogs to stay informed about new businesses, read exclusive interviews with local business owners, and keep up with community events. (

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