Cherry Blossom Festival; St. Patrick’s Day Parades: SoCal Weekend

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Patch has hosted fun, interesting, and entertaining events throughout Southern California – from the southern tip of San Diego, through Orange and Riverside counties, to the beaches and valleys of Los Angeles.

Some are free. Some have fees.

Whether you choose an activity near you or a mini day trip, find out what’s planned this weekend from Saturday March 12 to Sunday March 13.

Find out what’s happening in Encinitaswith free real-time Patch updates.

Check with event organizers to confirm dates, times, and locations in case activities have been updated since they were posted on Patch.


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“Boy Vey: The Play”: Santa Monica Playhouse, Santa Monica

Friendship Buddies Comedy Showcase: Verdugo Bar, Los Angeles

Hamburg Ballet “Bernstein Dances” by John Neumeier: The Music Center, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles

“Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies”: Atwater Village Theatre, Los Angeles

Santa Monica Orchestra: The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, Santa Monica

Owls are a hoot: Franklin Canyon Park, Beverly Hills

Paddy O’Brien’s Irish Pub’s St. Patrick’s Parties: Paddy O’Brien’s Irish Pub, Redondo Beach

Playa Vista Farmer’s Market: Runway Playa Vista, Playa Vista

Rockin’ Shamrock 5K, 10K, 15K, Half Marathon: Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica

St. Patrick’s Day Parade: Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach

St. Patrick’s Day Swing Band Concert: Pasadena Senior Center, Pasadena

“The Wizard of Oz”: Hollywood American Legion Post 43, Los Angeles

Vintage Market and Rooftop Fitness: The Hollywood Roosevelt, Los Angeles


Ballet Folklórico Fest: Virtual via Musco Center for the Arts, Orange

Celtic Festival: Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

Dream picnic brunch for donut lovers: Donut Life Museum, Westminster

Irish Fest at the Biergarten: Biergarten at Old World HB, Huntington Beach

Original St. Paddy’s Day: The District, Tustin

Workshop: St. Patty’s Mini Garden: OC Succulents, Irvine


Bad Chemistry: Vail Lake KOA, Temecula

Beer and Anthems Sing the Irish Way: Topspin Pizza & Pong, Temecula

Bogart Fun Run: Bogart Regional Park, Cherry Valley

Canyon Crest Friends and Wine Painting Party: Canyon Crest Winery, Riverside

Frozen Juice and Paint Party: Pearless, Moreno Valley

Greater Palm Springs Lions Cub Shamrock 5K and ‘Lil Leprechaun Dash: American Legion Post 519, Palm Springs

Hilltop Shamrock Shuffle: Heritage Hill Venues, Murrieta

Karaoke: Texas Lil’s Mesquite Grill, Temecula

Memorial Crane Project Creator Artist Presentation and Reception: CREATE Center for Arts, Palm Desert

Nathan Laube Organ Concert: St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, Palm Desert

Sheep Shearing Festival: 123 Farm, Cherry Valley

St. Patrick’s Day Tea Party: Tea Parties Cottage, Temecula

St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland: Yucaipa Performing Arts Center, Yucaipa

Steinway Society Senior Festival Competition: Xavier College Preparatory High School, Palm Desert

Acrylic Still Life Painting Class: Lakeland Village Community Centre, Lake Elsinore


“Alice in Wonderland”: Poway Center for the Performing Arts, Poway

Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience: Wyland Center, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar

Cherry Blossom Festival: Japanese Friendship Garden, San Diego

Family Day: ICA San Diego / North, Encinitas

Greg Ito Artist Talk and Opening Reception: ICA San Diego / North, Encinitas

St. Patrick’s Day Knights of Columbus Dinner: Guardian Angels Catholic Church, Santee

Leprechaun Hunt: Louis Stelzer County Park, Lakeside

Planting Water, Cultivating Soil: Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon

San Diego Leprechaun Run 5K and Kids 1K: Garnet Avenue, Pacific Beach

San Diego ShamROCK Music and Beer Festival: Fifth Avenue and F Street, San Diego

Shamrock Market: Pacific Islander Beer Company, Santee

Spin The Lucky Leprechaun Prize Wheel Event and Lunch: Biggs Harley-Davidson, San Marcos

St. Patrick’s Day Drive-In Dinner and Drawing: St. Michael’s Catholic Parish, Holy Family Center, Poway

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival: Balboa Park, San Diego

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl and Block Party: Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego

Saint Puptrick’s Yappy Hour: Bay City Brewing, San Diego

Tainted Love: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

Taj Mahal Quartet: Belly Up Tavern, Solana Beach

The Flower Fields: Carlsbad Ranch Flower Fields, Carlsbad

Exhibition of three people: Diana Carey, Bruce Munter and Paul Henry: PHES Gallery, Carlsbad

Tim Bluhm and The Coffis Brother: Museum of Music, Carlsbad

TinyFest California: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar

Tip Top Run: Agua Hedionda Lagoon, Carlsbad

Toga Party Band: Boiling Brew Works, Vista

Victor Wooten – Bass Extremes with Steve Bailey and Gregg Bissonette: Music Box, San Diego

Voluntary Restoration Event: San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve, Cardiff

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