EVENTS IN SAN DIEGO – March 1 – 15th

Mar. 4, Finish Chelsea’s Run –  Join your friends and neighbors for the 7th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Chelsea’s Light Foundation Sunflower Scholarship Fund.  –  Time: 7:30–11 am   –  Location: Refer to website (Balboa Park, San Diego)  –

Mar. 4–5, CRSSD Fest  –  See headlining performances from Flume, Duke Dumont, Blood Orange, Bob Moses, and more at this biannual Electronic Dance Music Festival.  –  Time: Refer to website  –  Location: 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego  –

Mar. 4–5, Spring Busker Festival  –  Experience the only Busker Festival in Southern California. Professional performers from across the country will showcase their talents, from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. This is a free event, but performers will be accepting tips.  –  Time: Noon–6 pm  –  Location: Seaport Village, 849 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego  –

Mar. 10–26, Willy Wonka, Jr.  –  Embark upon a delicious adventure with Charlie Bucket when he visits Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Willy Wonka Jr. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth.  –  Time: Refer to website  –  Location: JCompany Youth Theatre, Lawrence Family Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Dr., La Jolla  –

Mar. 11, Best Coast Beer Fest  –  Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands, and dine on a tasty lunch from food truck alley. Proceeds from ticket sales go towards Cancer for College, a scholarship charity that helps cancer survivors attend college. –  Time: 1–5 pm –  Location: Embarcadero Marina Park South
1 Marina Park Way, San Diego  –

Mar. 11, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish Festival  –  Experience the largest Irish celebration west of the Mississippi. The parade features over 120 floats complete with marching bands, bagpipers, traditional Irish dance troupes, clowns, and dignitaries. The festival portion boasts live music, a beer garden and a kids’ zone. The parade will start at 10:30 am at 5th and Laurel Streets.  –  Time: 9 am–6 pm – Location: Balboa Park, San Diego  –

Mar. 11, Planet Love Fest  –  Celebrate love, gratitude, and the beauty of nature at this community fundraiser for the Water Protectors and a plastic-free ocean. This event features powerful visuals, fashion, art, music, an Eco Fashion Show, and much more.  –  Time: 5–10 pm  – Location: Seaside Center for Spiritual Living 1613 Lake Dr., Encinitas –

Mar. 12, International Mariachi Festival & Competition  –  Celebrate San Diego’s heritage through mariachi music and traditional ballet folklorico dancing. The main stage will showcase a variety of mariachi groups from the United State and Mexico, and the children’s area includes live entertainment, a mini-petting zoo, face painting, carnival game booths, and more. This is a free event.  –  Time: 11 am–7 pm  –  Location: Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Ave., National City –