Spring in San Diego is in the Air

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Fresh Excitement to Take You Through the Season

Spring events in Pacific Beach and elsewhere in San Diego are just what you need to experience Southern California culture at its finest, featuring days and nights packed with festivals, tastings, and showings. Let your festive side roam free in the warming weather, and discover some of the most treasured city events, inspired by the lighthearted spirit of San Diego.

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer and Food Festival

Following up on last month’s massive Lunar New Year celebration, SeaWorld is back at it with an event geared toward the real epicureans. With dishes engineered by SeaWorld’s Executive Chef, the astonishing diversity of the menu sees the entire world represented. True to the festival’s name, you’ll have the chance to try something from every corner of the globe.

Saturday, March 17-Sunday, April 15, 2018. Times TBA

SeaWorld San Diego

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

Calling in the talents of San Diego’s most sought-after chefs and brewers, in addition to the iconic Irish dancers, bagpipers, and multitude of revelers that define the holiday, St. Patrick’s Day in San Diego is celebrated across the city. The classic option is the downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade; hosted by the Irish Congress of Southern California, the parade boasts over a hundred entries each year, plus food and craft booths, bands playing on two stages, a Kids Zone, and a Celtic village full of cultural specialties. This is by far your best choice for a day of fun for all ages, and there’s plenty of places within Balboa Park to take a break from the excitement before heading back to the hotel.

Saturday, March 17, 2018. 9-6 PM

Balboa Park, between 6th Street and Laurel

Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals

A can’t-miss event for auto lovers, The Goodguys Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is the signature hot rod gathering in SoCal. Held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, more than 2,500 classic and custom cars compete for the ultimate victory, the 2018 Goodguys Street Rod D’elegance Award.

April 6-8, 2018

Friday, April 6, 8-5 PM. Saturday, April 7, 8-5 PM. Sunday, April 8, 8-3 PM

Del Mar Fairgrounds

Art Alive

The San Diego Museum of Art is forever one of the most lush locales in the entire city, and never more so than in April. An annual gala set to honor the opening of a landmark show, Art Alive is a verdant celebration of provocative artwork, floral displays, and opportunities to give back. This year, the 37th Art Alive coincides with the opening of Nancy Lorenz: Moon Gold.

April 26-29, 2018

San Diego Museum of Art

First Annual Leprechaun Run

A brand new St. Patrick’s Day celebration is coming to Pacific Beach! Get ready to wear your green as Leprechauns take over Garnet Ave and Cass Street. All participants receive a custom gold finisher medal, socks, sunglasses, and a complimentary drink at the post-run party. In addition, you can choose one of two extra goodies: a tutu and headband or hat and bowtie. As a bonus, the start of the race is just minutes from the hotel!

March 17, 2018, 9 AM

912 Garnet Avenue

Come springtime, the city reveals its magic in a refreshing new way. Use our Area Guide to acquaint yourself with San Diego before you’ve even arrived, and get your spring activities planned.