It’s the middle of March and there’s no shortage of activities in Southern California this weekend. Whether you’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or getting a jump-start on the egg hunting, there’s something for everyone this weekend. Take the family to fly paper airplanes at the San Diego Air and Space Museum in Balboa Park. Celebrate International “Pie” Day. Learn to golf at Golf Fest, or enjoy a day at the Philippine Faire. Whether you’re indoors, outdoors, or touring a museum, have a great March weekend in SoCal!


San Diego

Golf Fest
Get into the swing of things at a family-friendly event with golf lessons, a golf skill contest, golf products and services, and more. Fri. – Sat., 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Oaks North Golf Course, $10 (10 and under free). All ages. Event details.

International “Pie” Day
Celebrate International “Pie” Day with hands-on activities for all ages. Sat., 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Renaissance Village Academy, Free. All ages. Event details.

Paper Airplane Festival
Make paper airplanes, join contests for the farthest flight distance and longest air time, and be part of the group launch at 3:00 pm. You an also view flying cars designed and built by middle school and high school teams from all over the county at the Fly Your Ride! Competition finals. Sat., 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, San Diego Air and Space Museum, Free with paid admission. All ages. Event details.

North County

Easter Extravaganza
Bring the family for an Easter Egg Hunt with games for kids, face painting, and arts and crafts. Don’t forget a basket to collect eggs. Sat., 10 am – 12:00 pm, San Dieguito County Park, Free ($3 parking). All ages. Event details.

Mama Doni Band
The Mama Doni celebrates Jewish culture with zest in this high-energy, interactive family rock concerts filled with a contagious and unexpected blend of reggae, rock, disco, Latin, and klezmer — all woven together for super hip music. Sun., 10:30 am, Carlsbad Village Theatre, $12 – $14 (free for kids 8 and under). All ages. Event details.

East County

7th Annual Vallecito Days
Celebrate life on the frontier! Tours will be given of the historic Vallecito Stage Station, where the San Antonio-San Diego Mail and Butterfield Overland Stage stopped to deliver mail and drop off passengers in the late 1850s and early 1860s. There will be demonstrations, exhibits, displays, and more. Sun., 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, Vallecito Stage Station, Free. All ages. Event details.

South Bay

Philippine Faire
Featuring Philippine music and dance performances, cuisine, and arts and crafts, vendors, and more. Sat., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Robert Egger, Sr. – South Bay Recreation Center, Free. All ages. Event details.

Orange County

Indiana Jones Archeology Adventure
Indiana Jones and the Adventure of Archaeology, presented by the National Geographic Society, immerses you in the science and history of field archaeology. Walk in the footsteps of beloved film hero Indiana Jones as you embark on this interactive museum adventure. Sun., 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Discover Science Center, $12.95 – $14.95. All ages. Event details.

What are you doing this weekend? Staying inside or journeying outdoors? 

— Leah R. Singer

Photos courtesy of the Mama Doni Band Facebook page