San Diego May Events 2018

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Thru May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

Grunion Run Times 2018 Throughout May
The times given for each date reflect the probable two-hour interval during which a spawning run may occur. The second hour is usually better. The best runs normally occur on the second and third nights of a four-night period. March, June, July, and August, grunion can be harvested by hand only. Those 16 years of age and older need a California Fishing License. The runs during the months of April and May are observation only, and grunion cannot be harvested. Where the forecast run starts at or after midnight, the date of the previous evening is shown. Be sure to look on the website for dates and times!
https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/fishing/ocean/grunion

Walk for Animals May 5
You can help create a more humane San Diego for companion animals and wildlife across our region by joining us at the Walk for Animals on Saturday, May 5 at Liberty Station.
www.sdwalkforanimals.org

Cinco De Mayo Trail Run May 5
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run or simply a gorgeous morning nature hike.
www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo May 4-6
The 35th Annual Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo will transform the historic Old Town area into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border. This weekend celebration attracts over 100,000 people over the course of three days with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders and other autos.
www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Gator By the Bay May 10-13
The bill includes Shana Morrison, Earl Thomas, Igor Prado with Whitney Shay, Sonny Landreth, the Pine Leaf Boys, Horace Trahan & the Ossun Express, the Revelers, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers, Carolyn Wonderland, and the Mississippi Blues Child.
www.gatorbythebay.com/

COSTUME-CON 36 May 11-14
Costume-Con is an international convention that has been devoted to costuming of all kinds since 1983 – welcoming costume designers, cosplayers, historical reenactors, doll dressmakers, science fiction enthusiasts, fantasy, fans, and more. Themed-marketplace; vendors; panels, workshops, costume competitions; food. This year’s theme is “Ports of Call”.
http://cc36sandiego.org

North Park Festival of Arts May 12
North Park Main Street announces this year’s San Diego County Credit Union Festival of Arts in North Park, a free festival that celebrates the artistic craftsmanship of the community, from unconventional street art to live musical talent. This celebration of the historic and eclectic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees from around San Diego and beyond. There is something for all ages at this nine square block festival including interactive exhibits, local makers, fine art, and an array of live music along North Park’s busy University Avenue.
http://northparkmainstreet.com/events/festival-of-arts

Ocean Beach Kite Festival May 12
It’s our 70th Annual Kite Festival. We’ll have kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite flier, kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities, and live music.
http://www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org/

Chocolate Festival May 12
Chocolate Festival 2018 Saturday, May 12 10 am – 4 pm Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival! Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. “Tasting” tickets will be sold on site. Cost: Free with paid admission or membership. Tasting tickets are a $1 for 1 tasting ticket. Tasting tickets will be sold at the event. Vendors will be providing tasting items ranging from 1-3 tickets in most cases.
https://www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

Coyote Music Festival May 12
The 10th Annual Coyote Music Festival takes place on the Cuyamaca College Grand Lawn. This entirely student-run festival provides the community with free music and culminates a semester for students studying music, technology, recording and business.
www.cuyamaca.edu

Bowling for Rhinos 2018 May 19
Bowling for Rhinos is a national bowl-a-thon fundraising event geared towards assisting rhino conservation in Kenya and Indonesia. 100% of all funds go directly to in situ conservation projects, conserving four species of rhinos, their habitats, and hundreds of other endangered plants and animals and cheetah conservation in Kenya. Each year, the American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter hosts a bowl-a-thon to raise money for rhino conservation and awareness.
http://sdaazk.com/

Farm Animal Encounter May 25
Join San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum on the last Friday of every month and meet some farm animals. The hands-on workshop includes a special storytime, meeting animals, and a themed craft or activity. Each of the workshops has a different theme and features different farm animals.
http://sdcdm.org/FAF

Vista Strawberry Festival May 27
Vista was once the “Strawberry Capital of the World”! San Diego County’s only celebration of the strawberry. Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands, local craft brews in the beer garden, food, carnival rides, contests, 400 vendors that include strawberry desserts, food, crafts. Contests include Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie-Eating.
http://www.vistastrawberryfest.com

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San Diego April 2018 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Easter Dining & Grand Hunt Apr 1
This Easter, the rabbit’s out of the hat — and on the Aria Lawn — at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Enjoy brunches, an egg hunt, and activities for the entire family. RSVP: 858-314-1988.
http://www.fairmont.com/

Easter at The Del Apr 1
Let The Del’s soaring red turrets and glittering Pacific Ocean be the backdrop to your family’s Easter memories. Enjoy the Champagne Easter Brunch in the Crown Room or Ocean View Ballroom. Then head out into the spring sunshine for a colorful egg hunt on the Windsor Lawn.
https://hoteldel.com/events/easter/

Ironman 70.3 Apr 7
The Oceanside Ironman 70.3 is a half-tri event that features a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1-mile run for 70.3 total miles. The race will start and finish at the boat ramp inside Oceanside Harbor, where the best spectator viewing will be at the north end of transition by the Harbor Pelican Deli Mart.
http://www.ironman.com

Del Mar International Horse Show Apr 7 – May 6
Enjoy the beauty, sportsmanship, and excitement of a competitive equestrian event. The Del Mar National Horse Show is free for spectators to come and watch nearly every day from April 18-May 7. Each week the horse show will feature a different discipline of horsemanship: Western, Dressage, and Hunter/Jumper.
https://delmarnational.com/

SeaWorld’s Seven Seas Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr 7, 8, 14 ,15
Sip and sample your way around the world of international street food traditions, craft beers and wines, and enjoy live musical performances along the way.
www.seaworld.com/san-diego/events/craft-beer-and-food-festival/

CityBeat Festival of Beers April 7
Eleventh-annual event with over 50 breweries, food vendors, and live music.
http://www.citybeatbeerfest.com/

Julian Gold Rush Days Apr 7-8
Julian Gold Rush Days celebrates the discovery of gold in this mountain community and invites visitors to learn more about its history with a weekend of entertainment including gold panning, tomahawk throwing, candle dipping, and more. The old-fashioned mining camp will offer re-enactors, an arts and crafts market, food and drink, a petting zoo, pony rides, and old-fashioned laundry.
http://www.visitjulian.com

Battle of San Diego Bay Anniversary Celebration Apr 14
The Battle of San Diego Bay 215th Anniversary Celebration, presented by the House of Spain in San Diego and the U.S. Navy at Ballast Point in Naval Base Point Loma, now a California historical landmark. There will be historic displays and reenactments of the naval battle, as well as Spanish dance, paella, and drinks. RSVP required.
www.sarsandiego.org/the-battle-of-san-diego-bay

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival Apr 14
Sixth-annual event. Over 70 wineries and 25 San Diego chefs will come together to create “San Diego’s Classy Wine and Food Experience” with over 300 wines.
https://www.vindiego.com/

Avocado Festival Apr 15
Family-friendly festival celebrating the agriculture of the region. With artisan vendors, food, kid’s zone, music, beer garden, farmer’s market, a guacamole contest, and more.
http://www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Pawsitively Springtime Apr 21
Dogs available for adoption, vendors, opportunity drawings, costume contests, non-profit organizations, and more. Whether you are looking to add a new member to your family or a fun day to spend out with your pup, check us out.
https://www.happyheartspaws.com/

Temecula Blues Festival Apr 21
Temecula’s Inaugural Blues Festival features Tad Robinson, the Chris Fast Band, the Shari Puorto Band, Bill Magee Blues Band, the Honey Lickers, Cash N Freedman, JD Priest Band, and Stoney B. Blues Band.
http://www.temeculabluesfestival.com/

Pacific Rim Festival Apr 21
In conjunction with Chula Vista Maritime Week and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, this second-annual event celebrates Pacific Rim food and lifestyle culture.
www.pacificrimfest.com

Earth Day Fair Apr 22
The 29th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park includes more than 300 groups and businesses. Produced by 300 volunteers, EarthFair 2018 will feature more than 300 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, four entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery arts and crafts show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.
http://www.earthdayweb.org/

San Diego Shaka Fest Apr 28
A fusion of Hawaiian culture, arts, and athletics set on Mission Bay filled with events such as a youth-only canoe regatta, SUP races, stages of “da kine” Hawaiian and Tahitian entertainment, boutique vendors, and island-inspired food vendors. This event is held by non-profit charity and youth-only program Nā Koa Kai Canoe Club.
http://sandiegoshakafest.com/

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair Apr 28-29
Enjoy two days of family fun and entertainment. Inside the Expo, you’ll meet over 150 businesses showcasing family friendly products and services. Enjoy free indoor activities like the trackless train and watch performances on the Central Park stage. Then get your wristbands and head outside for the outdoor fair and ride the 300ft zipline, zorbing balls, pedal race cars, and more.
http://www.sandiegokidsexpo.com/

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Thru May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

March 2018 Events – San Diego

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Mar 1 – May 13
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents.
http://www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego Film Week Mar 2-11
The Second Annual San Diego Film Week is a ten-day-long celebration of film in America’s Finest City. Over 100 local, national, and international films will be showcased along with workshops, parties, and panels at the Museum of Photographic Arts and other locations across San Diego County.
http://sdfilmweek.com/2017/

Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic Mar 2
The Farmers Insurance/Cathy Peterson 5th Annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic, presented by the Poway Chamber of Commerce, gets
http://poway.com/

Home & Garden Show Mar 2-4
Over 400 exhibits. Everything for your home improvement needs all under one (actually two) roofs. See the annual garden landscape features, where local landscape contractors and horticulturalists put their most creative foot forward to inspire the public.
http://springhomegardenshow.com/tickets-discounts

Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk Mar 3
8th Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King. The event will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment, and refreshments.
https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/

Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day Mar 3
Expo Day is the official kick-off celebration for festival week featuring hundreds of exhibitors and gives attendees a major preview of what’s to come to area businesses, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the county during Festival Week, eight days of learning, hands-on activities, innovation, and behind-the-scenes opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as adults and families to ignite their passion for STEM education.
https://www.lovestemsd.org/

Busker Festival Mar 3-4
The celebration brings colorful street performers – from jugglers on unicycles to stilt walkers, contortionists, and acrobalancers – to the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment district.
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, BeerFest, and Tribes & Clans Mar 4
St. Patrick’s Day half marathon, 5K run/walk, and Tribes and Clans crossfit-style competition.
http://www.stpatricksdayhalf.com/

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar 9-11
This year marks the Japanese Friendship Garden’s 14th annual Cherry Blossom Festival, a celebration in hanami, the Japanese tradition of welcoming spring and appreciating the temporal beauty of nature.
http://www.niwa.org/cbf18

Pechanga Wine Festival and Chocolate Decadence Mar 9-10
Friday, Chocolate Decadence. Enjoy an array of chocolates and pastries while sampling a variety of wines, domestic sparkling wines, champagnes, spirits, and dessert wines along with live music.
https://www.pechanga.com

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar 10
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy local bands and a food truck alley. Every ticket sold helps a cancer patient.
http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar 11
Founded in 2012, the San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money to help its communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and local charitable causes. In addition, we hope to catalyze volunteerism as a way to help communities throughout our city.
http://sdhalfmarathon.com/

San Diego Latino Film Festival Mar 15-25
The festival will occupy five screens for eleven days and will present over 160 films from Latin America, the United States, and Spain as well as Opening Night and Closing Night Parties, the 3rd Annual Sonido Latino Food, Beer & Wine Festival, Q&A sessions with visiting filmmakers, free student outreach screenings, and more.
https://www.rolandocc.org/

St. Patrick’s Day 5K & 15K Mar 17
7th-annual event. Race through country roads and vineyards and wind your way to the finish line where you will be awarded with a well-deserved glass of green bubbly.
https://events.hakuapp.com

San Diego Cake Show Mar 17-18
With a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies.
https://sandiegocakeshow.com/

Rolando Street Fair Mar 18
Over 100 vendor booths for unique shopping and culinary experiences, beer tastings, a performance stage, bands, and rides for the kids.
https://www.rolandocc.org/

LPGA Kia Classic Mar 19-25
The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2017 Kia Classic Champion Mirim Lee and crowd favorites Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, and Lexi Thompson.
http://www.kiaclassic.com/

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Mar 31
The 8th Annual Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival brings together San Diego craft breweries/distilleries and chefs for an all-inclusive tasting event.
https://www.mvcbf.com/

San Diego February 2018 Events

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CALIFORNIA TITLE AND COUNTY RECORDER IS CLOSED
FEBRUARY 19th for PRESIDENTS’ DAY.

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Feb 1-4
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts. Now in its eighth year, the festival presents a unique program encompassing six films and discussions that address a wide range of human rights issues from around the world. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people.
http://mopa.org

Super Run 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk Feb 3
Flat and fast courses, both begin and finish in South Shores Park. 10K runs along Sea World Drive and bike path to Ingrahm Street to Crown Point Park and returns. 5K will share part of 10K course along Sea World drive and on sidewalks along the bay and returns to the park. This event benefits Water for Children Africa.
www.active.com

Save a Heart Save a Life 5K Feb 3
The Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation presents their first Save a Heart Save a Life 5K run/walk. All participants receive a Save a Heart Save a Life 5K T-shirt, unique finisher medal, and post-race food and drink. The mission of the Eric Paredes Save a Life Foundation is to influence families, educators, elected officials, and the medical community to recognize the incidence of youth SCA/D and the importance of preventative heart screenings and to support equipping schools with automated external defibrillators (AED) plus CPR/AED training.
www.active.com

Chinese New Year Festival at Balboa Park Feb 3-4
Celebrate Chinese New Year Festival, Year of the DOG, at the International Cottages, Balboa Park. There will be kung-fu, Lion Dance, red envelope, dumplings, milk tea, steamed buns, calligraphy, youth fashion show, and ethnic dance performance.
www.balboapark.org/events

Cardiff Kook 5K, 10K, and Costume Contest Feb 4
The course starts under the famous “Encinitas” sign on North Coast Highway 101. This scenic loop passes by the “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world, and heads down to Cardiff State Beach.
http://cardiffkookrun.com

Mermaid Run Feb 10
Mermaid returns to San Diego’s Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. The flat and fast course features beautiful Bay views on mostly closed roads. The Mermaid is ideal for both runners and walkers. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line!
http://www.mermaidseries.com

Cupids & Canines Adoption Event Feb 10
Join the San Diego Animal Support Foundation for the 12th Annual Cupids & Canines Mega Adoption Event, featuring hundreds of adoptable animals from 25 shelters and rescue agencies, all in one place. Dogs, cats, puppies, kittens, turtles, tortoises, and birds for adoption. Don’t be lonely this Valentine’s Day!
http://sdshelters.org/news/Events.html

Brewbies Fest Feb 10
Ninth annual festival, benefitting Keep A Breast Foundation at Bagby Beer. Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique, and (our favorite) signature pink beers from over 40 of the best breweries around. As always we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep a Breast Foundation to support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support.
http://www.brewbies.org/thefest

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K Feb 11
Eighth-annual event. Post-race party. Each 10K participant receives a T-shirt and finisher’s medal.
http://www.valentinesday10k.com/

Valentine’s Day Beer & Chocolate Pairing Feb 11
Join Kilowatt Brewing in the Ocean Beach Tasting Room for a Valentine’s Day beer and chocolate pairing with Andrea’s Truffles. Each truffle will be paired with one of our unique, small-batch beers. Tickets are $18 and get you a 4×4 pairing (four truffles and four 4-oz. tasters).
https://kilowatt.eventsmart.com

Tet Festival: Lunar New Year Celebration Feb 16-18
The 13th annual San Diego Tet Festival is one of the largest free community festivals in San Diego, celebrating the Lunar New Year. It is a large three-day celebration that celebrates the beginning of Spring and a fresh start to the New Year. San Diego Tet Festival 2018 will be celebrating Year of the Dog.
https://www.sdtet.com

San Diego Pet Expo Feb 17-18
Tons of exhibitors and rescue groups, live demonstrations of obedience training and pet care, book signings, entertainment, giveaways and prizes, free nail trims, discounted vaccinations, and adoption opportunities. $10 parking.
http://www.sandiegopetcon.com

Getting Organized in 2018 Feb 18
Professional organizers and members of the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals are coming to your library. Join us for practical organizing tips and a chance to win prizes to help you get organized in 2018.
http://www.naposandiego.com/

Sycamore Canyon Trail Races Feb 24
Sycamore Canyon has a half marathon, 50K, or 100K. The 100K can be run solo or as part of a two- or four-person team. Fun event all on trails in the beautiful Sycamore Canyon Preserve off Highway 67. Bring a team or come solo!
http://dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore/

Winter Brew Fest Feb 24
Craft beverages from California and beyond plus live music, food, and other vendors. Benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.
http://www.sandiegobrewfest.com

San Diego January 2018 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

 San Diego Spring Home Show  Jan 5-7
Our events feature a wide selection of home improvement professionals in a fun, interactive environment. After meeting with and comparing our expert exhibitors, we know you’ll be inspired and motivated to start planning with confidence.
http://www.homeshowsandiego.com

San Diego Resolution Run 5k & 15k Jan 7
Start your year right with a San Diego run that is good for the body and good for the world. The San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K event will take runners on a waterfront course from along Mission Bay, while raising funds for San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project.
www.sandiegoresolutionrun.com

 Poway Winter Festival Jan 12-13
Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink; there is bound to be something for everyone!
http://poway.org/893/Winter-Festival

Gem Faire Jan 12-14
Fine jewelry, precious & semi-precious gemstones, millions of beads, crystals, gold & silver, minerals & much more at manufacturer’s prices. Over 70 exhibitors from around the world. Jewelry repair & cleaning while you shop. Free hourly door prizes.
www.gemfaire.com

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival  Jan 13
The Festival will showcase San Diego’s rich cultural diversity and traditional heritage through live music, dance performances, storytelling, children’s activities (drum circles, face painting and crafts), and a wide range of ethnic vendors. The Festival will include a variety of multi-cultural entertainment from Native American, Asian, Cajun, Latin, Jazz and Afro-Cuban bands.
http://www.sdmulticultural.com/

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Jan 13-14
At the San Diego Travel & Adventure Show, you’ll meet with thousands of destination experts from around the world who can help you personalize the trip that’s right for you. Meet face-to-face with your favorite travel celebrities such as Samantha Brown, Rudy Maxa, Peter Greenberg and more on the Travel Theater.
https://travelshows.com/sandiego

2018 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon  Jan 14
Carlsbad is a winter marathon and half marathon unlike any other. From our ideal weather conditions to our spectacular coastal course, our award winning event will wow you. Our 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support are just a few of our outstanding features.
https://www.inmotionevents.com/event/carlsbad-marathon

38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade Jan 14
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations.
http://www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

Monster Jam Jan 20
Monster Jam is one of the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring some of the biggest names in monster trucks.
https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/san-diego-ca

 San Diego Restaurant Week  Jan 21-28
The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego.
https://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

 Farmers Insurance Open 2018 Jan 25-28
The PGA TOUR’s Farmers Insurance Open is played annually at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open. Come enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much more!
https://www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

 2018 San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show Jan 25-28
If you are a boater, don’t miss this once a year event! We’ll have the brands and companies you’ve come to know and love, as well as new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more!
http://bigbayboatshow.com/

Silly Sock Run Walk 5k Jan 27
Get silly with us, and don’t forget your silly socks! This event is fun for the whole family, even your four-legged friends. There will be prizes for best-dressed feet, face painting for the kids, a one-mile route, and even a kids dash. All levels and ages are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Clubfoot C.A.R.E.S. Organization, a U.S.-based, nonprofit advocacy group educating the public about clubfoot and eradicating stigmas.
https://sillysockrunwalk5k.redpodium.com

 

 

San Diego Holiday Lights

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There are many places to view the wonderful sights of San Diego’s Holiday Lights. Here are a few of the popular places, in addition to a list of links to assist in guiding you around to some of the favorite areas.

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BALBOA PARK Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo, www.sandiegozoo.org
BANKERS HILL The Forward House in Bankers Hill, 108 Ivy St. (1st & Ivy)
CARLSBAD The Carlsbad Christmas House, 7607 Romeria St. | 6646 Elegant Tern Pl. | 2329 Snead Dr.
CARMEL MOUNTAIN RANCH Fairway Village, Stoney Gate Place
CHULA VISTA Christmas Circle, Whitney Street and Mankato Circle
CLAIREMONT Christmas Park, Lana Drive and Jamar Drive
CLAIREMONT 5404 Mt. Burnham Dr.
CORONADO Hotel del Coronado, www.hoteldel.com
EL CAJON Jingle Bell Hill, Solomon Ave./Pegeen Pl. | Nightmare Before Christmas, 11456 Pegeen Pl. | 1838 El Pico Dr. | 9777 Valley Ranch Rd.
ESCONDIDO 2609 Meadowlark Ln.
LAKESIDE Tinsel Town, 10248 Paseo Palmas Dr.
LEMON GROVE Santa Claus Lane, 2618 Sheri Lane
MISSION BAY Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights, Begins on Quivira Basin, www.mbyc.org
OCEANSIDE 1562 Peacock Blvd. | Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights, www.oceansideyc.net
OCEANSIDE San Diego Botanic Garden “Garden of Lights”, www.SDBGarden.org
PARADISE HILLS 2160 Reo Dr
POINT LOMA Garrison Street Lights, Garrison Street and Wildwood Lane
POWAY Candy Cane Courts, Hickory Ct./Hickory St., 12659 Butterwood Ct. and Rockrose Ct.
POWAY The Griswolds, 12631 Stoutwood St.
RAMONA Happy Lights Ramona , 23542 Bassett Way
RANCHO PENASQUITOS Christmas Card Lane, Oviedo Street and Black Mountain Road
SAN MARCOS Christmas On Knob Hill, 1639 Knob Hill, www.christmasonknobhill.com/
SANTEE Starlight Circle, Tomel Court | 9325 Pebble Beach Dr. | 9435 Saint Andrews Dr. | 9773 Roe Dr.
SCRIPPS RANCH Merry-tage Court, Stonebridge Parkway and Merritage Court
SHELTER ISLAND San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, Starts off Shelter Island, goes through the harbor and ends at the Ferry Landing, Coronado
SOUTH PARK Luminaria, www.southparksd.com
TIERRASANTA Belardo Lights, www.belardolights.com

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
www.sandiegofamily.com/things-to-do
www.sandiego.org/campaigns/winter-holiday-in-san-diego
www.tripsavvy.com/san-diego-holiday-and-christmas-light-displays-2937378
http://sdparadeoflights.org/parade-schedule-route
www.finehomesandliving.com/Best-Places-to-See-Holiday-Lights

San Diego December 2017 Events

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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights & Snow Festival Dec 1
Welcome to the 22nd Annual Alpine Village Christmas Parade of Lights & Snow Festival. The lighted floats, vehicles, walking/dancing units, pets, and other entries will move down the boulevard to the Snow Festival with real snow.
http://www.alpinechamber.com

Seas ’n’ Greetings Dec 1-31
Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography is transformed into a holiday wonderland full of seasonal activities. Deck the Hall (of Fishes), and check the schedule for appearances by Scuba Santa, crafts, activities, as well as live holiday music on weekends. All holiday activities are included with admission.
https://aquarium.ucsd.edu

Balboa Park December Nights Dec 1-2
Balboa Park December Nights will celebrate its 40th year in grand fashion. The nation’s premier holiday extravaganza promises to sparkle with more food, fun, and festivities in its milestone year, billed as the largest free community event in San Diego.
https://www.sandiego.gov/december-nights

Coronado Holiday Celebration Dec 1
Santa arrives via the Ferry at the Coronado Ferry Landing, a festive parade follows down Orange Avenue, and Santa lights the Christmas Tree in Rotary Plaza.
http://www.coronadochamber.com/holiday-parade.html

Frosty Farm Dec 2-3, 9-10
Frosty Farm will give your whole family a reason to smile this holiday season! This unique event in San Diego combines festive activities with hands-on animal interactions and is the perfect place to create new memories.
https://animalcenter.org/programs-services/education/frosty-farm

Island Food and Beer Fest San Diego 2017 Dec 2
Unlimited beer tasting, island food for purchase, commemorative glass, and festival experience. Local breweries with unlimited tasting. Food pairings prepared by local island restaurants. Island vendor village.
www.sandiegoreader.com

Garden of Lights Dec 2-23, 26-30
With nightly entertainment, including local blues and jazz bands, as well as food from Red Oven Artisanal Pizza and Pasta and coffee and treats from the Feel Good Coffee Cart. Plus holiday crafts, spin art, visits with Santa (December 2 – 23), and (on selected evenings) horse-drawn wagon rides, snow for sledding, and holiday carolers.
http://www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm

Family Holiday Festival Dec 2
Bring a camera or smart phone to the annual Family Festival to take photos with Santa, who will give each child a coloring book. The Family Festival features train rides and holiday craft activity where children ages 12 and under can make a jingle bell bracelet or tree ornament.
http://shopvillagewalk.com

San Diego Santa Run Dec 9
A series of runs on Garnet Avenue featuring a 5K fun run and one-mile waves that include a run with your dog, a kids’ run, and a competitive race. “San Diego Santa Run is the only event in the country that provides all 5K participants with a Sunny Santa Suit and sunglasses,” say the promoters. Starts and finishes at the intersection of Garnet Avenue and Bayard Street.
http://www.sandiegosantarun.com

Santa at the Lakes Dec 9
Snow in Santee? Experience a giant snow hill, storybook character meet and greet on Storybook Island, rides, crafts, food and of course the big guy himself!
http://www.santeelakes.com/events-calendar

Wacky Wonky Wonderland Dec 10
The scrumdidlyumptious Wacky Wonky Wonderland will take place at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista to collect gifts and raise funds in support of its therapeutic, educational, foster care, and transition services provided to over 1000 families every day across San Diego County.
https://sdcc.ejoinme.org

Queen Bee Market: Etsy Comes to Life Dec 15-16
Queen Bee Market buzzes into San Diego just in time for the holidays with a two-day market. The urban-style handmade market will host vendors showcasing an array of handmade home décor, accessories, clothing, paper arts, vintage items, furniture, and more.
http://thequeenbeemarket.com/

Global Winter Wonderland Thru Dec
An international celebration featuring the largest display of traditional Chinese lanterns outside of China, “Cirque du Soleil-level acrobatics,” 35+ carnival rides, holiday-themed activities and games, and international food and shopping.
http://www.globalwonderland.com

Skate by the Bay Thru Dec
Celebrate the holidays by ice skating next to the San Diego Bay on Hilton San Diego Bayfront’s outdoor ice rink, and share $1 from your ticket with the USO San Diego.
www3.hilton.com

Skating by the Sea Thru Dec
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado from Thanksgiving Day through January 1. This ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. The Del’s iconic Victorian Building, adorned with thousands of white lights, provides a visual backdrop and adds holiday music and hot chocolate and libations. Skating is $25 per person, and ice skate rentals are free.
https://hoteldel.com/activities/skating

Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station Thru Dec
The season runs through Sunday, January 7; closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. During the day expect young children and parents at the rink. As the sun goes down the teens come out for faster-paced skating. Night sessions attract adults willing to give ice skating a try. All proceeds benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
https://www.radyfoundation.org/icerink