Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: St. Patrick's parade, Circus Vargas fun

Posted at 6:47 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 17:36:55-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — There's plenty of St. Patrick's Day fun to be had in San Diego this weekend.

The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival happening in Balboa Park will give locals plenty of holiday fun in town.

Outside of the St Patrick's excitement, springtime festivities is in the air at the Carlsbad Flower Fields, circus fun under the big top in National City, or at the San Diego Automotive museum for a day of education.


Carlsbad Flower Fields
Where: The Flower Fields; Cost: $9 - $24
Carlsbad's famed flower fields are open for the season! Peruse through 50 acres of beautiful variations of Ranunculus flowers, an artists garden, floral displays, and more.


Circus Vargas
Where: Westfield Plaza Bonita; Cost: $17 - $72
(Thursday - Sunday) Take your kids to the Big Top for a weekend packed with circus action as Circus Vargas hits Westfield Plaza Bonita in National City. Acrobats, daredevils, and flying trapeze artists will perform to audiences' delight, recreating circus feats from the past for a new audience.


St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Where: Fifth Ave. at Laurel St.; Cost: Free
More than 120 parade entries will march down Fifth Ave. for this annual St. Patrick's Day celebration. The massive parade will be followed by an event filled festival at Balboa Park with multiple stages of live music, Celtic food, and more entertainment.


That '70s Car Show
Where: San Diego Automotive Museum; Cost: $6 - $12
(Thursday - Sunday) Check out the defining era of automobiles that was the 1970s in a new exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum. From social changes to political upheaval to technology, the 70s had a profound impact on the automotive industry and U.S. manufacturing. See how the past's innovations fueled what we drive today.

(A previous version of Exploring San Diego included ShamROCK, Sabor Latino Festival, Comic-Con Museum, San Diego Youth Symphony, and Circle of Art in Borrego Springs. Those events have since been canceled due to the coronavirus.)