8 Family-Friendly Events This March in San Diego

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8 Family-Friendly Events This March in San Diego

Spring is almost here, so it’s hard not to want to spend every minute outdoors. And why wouldn’t you?! March is jam-packed with fun things to do all over San Diego—and even at our favorite mini-getaway in Julian—that are perfect for the whole family. Now that winter is practically over and the snacks are packed, we’re sharing eight of our must-do, family-friendly events in San Diego this month.


San Diego is home to the largest oceanographic museum in the USA, the Birch Aquarium at Scripps.


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Welcome in Spring at the Carlsbad Flower Fields

While you can enjoy the vibrant colors of the Carlsbad flower fields all month long, you and the kiddos won’t want to miss out on Kids’ Day at the Carlsbad Flower Fields from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 22. Stop by the balloon artists and face painters, or let the little ones release energy at the bouncy castle.

And with all the fun, don’t forget to check out the incredible flower gardens!

Ditch the Rules at the Latest Children’s Museum Exhibit

Your kids will love the Children’s Museum’s latest exhibit, ‘No Rules…Except,’ going on throughout the month. Picture this: 40 mattresses installed on the room’s floors and walls, and 165 tire-shaped cushions to toss, jump on and play with.

Who knows, maybe even you’ll want to get in on the fun, too.


Did you know San Diego is the second-most-populous city in California (1,394,928)!


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Get Nerdy at San Diego Comic Fest

Imagine all of the cool comic books and merchandise of Comic-Con, but just way more intimate and less crowded—that’s San Diego Comic Fest! From March 5-8, you and your crew can check out the digital art workshops, sit in on panels and totally take advantage that children 0-12 get in free. Booyah.

Roadtrip Out to Julian for the Annual Julian Daffodil Show

As if we needed any excuse to head out to Julian, this month is a must, thanks to the annual Daffodil Show! Spend March 21-22 admiring the gorgeous flowers and exploring around town.

Be sure to stop into Apple Alley Bakery for a scoop of cinnamon ice cream and a slice of pie.


The incredible San Diego-Coronado Bridge was first opened in 1969. Former President Ronald Reagan was the first person to drive over it.


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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With the Whole Fam at Balboa Park

Throw on your best green attire—four-leaf clover sunglasses included—and make your way to Fifth Avenue and Laurel on March 14 at 10:30 a.m. for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade at Balboa Park.

After, keep the fun going at the park for a total Irish takeover with amazing food, a beer garden, Irish dancing, arts and crafts, and live music!

Root for the San Diego Gulls Hockey Team

Puck it! Bring your crew to cheer on the San Diego Gulls March 25 at their home game against the Colorado Eagles. Pick up some Gulls swag before you grab some snacks to huddle out in the stands for the exciting game.


The San Diego Zoo is a zoo in Balboa Park housing over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species and subspecies.


kids playing at the beach

Dig Into National Pi Day With Your Sweetie-Pies

Need any convincing to give in to your sweet tooth? Look no further than National Pi(e) Day on March 14. Let the kids take their pick of sweet or savory (we’ll take a wild guess…) at local favorite Pop Pie Co., and enjoy it all together on their outdoor patio.

Spot Whales and Dolphins on the Hornblower

Now through mid-April, hop on board Hornblower Cruises for an experience unlike any other as you head out to sea to go whale and dolphin watching! The kids will love seeing the animals! Plus you’ll love the snack and drink bar to refuel throughout the 3.5-hour trip. 

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4 thoughts on “8 Family-Friendly Events This March in San Diego”

  1. I would love to take my kiddos on a Hornblower Cruise and look for whales and dolphins. I think we would also enjoy the children’s museum. All of these sound like a lot of fun!

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  2. I think our kids will have fun seeing the whales and dolphins. On the summer we love going to meseum as well. These list you got here is awesome.

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