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March 10th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

San Diego events

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What:
Pack up your bike and head to Borrego Springs for the area’s most popular bike ride of the year. Participants can choose from either a 27-, 40-, 67-, or 80-mile paved bike ride. Riders will bypass the iconic metal sculptures located throughout the valley. Included in the registration fee are rest stops with energy drinks, fruit, and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made with Dudley’s bread; Julian pie; ice cream; refreshments; and a finishers medal.

Where:
Borrego Springs High School
2281 Diegueno Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

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March 9th, 2015 at 6:00 pm

San Diego County events

What:
The Blue Angels are back and raring to go–or should we say roaring? When you go to see the El Centro Air Show, you may want to cover your ears, but certainly not your eyes. The Blue Angels team, comprised of voluntary officers of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps, is dedicated to showcasing their pride and professionalism. The Angels operate with extreme precision and teamwork as they perform daring maneuvers in a show of skill and entertainment. Pack your earplugs and sunscreen and get ready for a show you won’t forget!

Where:
Naval Air Facility El Centro
El Centro, CA 92243

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March 6th, 2015 at 9:30 am

San Diego County restaurants

They say everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Many restaurants and bars claim the same about their March 17 fare, but some are more Irish than others. San Diego County has its fair share of Irish eateries and pubs. While we can’t vouch for the authenticity of the food and drink they serve, we tracked down a sampling of those that offer “green” experiences. Decide for yourself it it’s the real deal or just a bunch of malarkey.

The Field: This turn-of-the-20th-century Irish country pub was shipped literally piece by piece from Ireland and relocated in the historic Gaslamp Quarter. Most popular with patrons: Draught Guinness beer, Irish coffee, shepherd’s pie, fish and chips, full traditional Irish breakfast. Check their website and Facebook page for St. Patrick’s Day specials.
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March 4th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

San Diego events

What:
The Koi Club of San Diego is back for the 28th Annual Koi Show and Water Garden Expo. This year’s event features a few new upgrades from last year. With more and more members of the Koi Club including water gardens with koi or water plants as part of their ponds, local vendors specializing in water gardening are also included. This year there will be nine size groups instead of seven. An additional 21 trophies will be distributed in 2015 and include a B category for non-Gosanke from Grand Champion down through and including the nine best in size.

Where:
Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Del Mar, CA 92014

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March 3rd, 2015 at 6:00 pm

San Diego events

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What:
Whether you’re of Irish heritage or just love all things Celtic, San Diego’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Irish celebration is an event the whole family can enjoy. Start your morning at the parade—the largest west of the Mississippi—and view more than 120 entries including bagpipers, high school marching bands, police and fire departments, floats, dancing groups, marching and equestrian units, clowns, dignitaries and honorees, representatives from Ireland, antique cars, and more. The theme of this year’s parade is “Celebrating Faith and Freedom.” After the procession, head over to Balboa Park for live entertainment on two stages. There’ll be Irish Step Dancers, Irish folksingers, craft booths, food booths, a beer garden, and a kids’ zone with rides.

Where:
Parade begins on Fifth Avenue and Laurel Street, proceeds north up Fifth Avenue from Juniper Street to Upas Street, over to Sixth Avenue and south on Sixth to Juniper Street.

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