And, just like that, March is here, which means spring is right around the corner. Last week may have brought some unusual rain to San Diego but this week, shake off that umbrella and step into the sun with some fun spring plans. Yelp has honed in on local events and activities happening in the North County that’ll surely make your month. Enjoy!
Circus Vargas Presents Magikaria Extreme! (Temecula Promenade, Temecula; Mar. 6-17)
It’s magic under the big top and it’s coming to Temecula! “Circus Vargas Presents Magikaria Extreme!” includes spectacular visuals, including high-flying, death-defying acrobats and illusionists, including the ever-so-handsome Patrick Gable. There are also rings of fire, dancers, and of course, clowns – if you enjoy that sort of thing. The show promises to keep you on the edge of your seat, so don’t spill that popcorn.
Spring Forward Musicfest (Grape Day Park, Escondido; Mar. 8)
This family friendly and free festival has a fantastic line-up of live music, not to mention the kid zone, hot dog eating contest, arts and crafts, and a food fair. Bring your dogs to the pet-friendly village (including an agility course) and don’t forget your dancing shoes to get down with all the featured local bands.
San Diego Bridal Show (California Center for the Arts, Escondido; Mar. 8)
Every bride knows that all that wedding planning and running around is exhausting, so what better than to cross each item off your list all in one place this weekend? The San Diego Bridal Show serves as a one-stop shop for blushing brides, boasting everything from bridal fashion shows to wedding exhibitors and vendors. There’s even a special Bridal Lounge area (with a cash bar) and cake samples. The first 100 brides or grooms get an awesome swag bag filled with goodies, too. See, tying the knot isn’t all that bad after all.
The Flower Fields (Carlsbad; Open for the season starting Mar. 1)
For the next couple of months, 50 acres of hills will be in bloom at the Carlsbad Flower Fields and it all begins on Mar. 1. The Flower Fields website has a full calendar of events for the season and each weekend, there are always tours, tractor and wagon rides, and Giant Ranunculus photo ops. Tickets cost $12 for adults and $6 for kids 3 to 10 years old. Children 2 and under get in free. Or, opt for a season pass for $25 per adult or $14 per child. Spring is definitely in the air here.
Seussical (California Center for the Arts, Escondido; Mar. 20-23)
Based on a number of Dr. Seuss books, with musical numbers like “Oh the Thinks You Can Think” and “Green Eggs and Ham,” you and the family will be sure to enjoy this Broadway classic brought all the way to Escondido. It’s a kid-friendly comedy filled with all things Dr. Seuss.
Trish Sanderson is the community manager and marketing director for Yelp North County San Diego. She leads the local community of Yelp reviewers both online and off.