San Diego June 2017 Events Calendar



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Where the West Is Fun: San Diego County Fair 2017 Jun 2 – Jul 4
Where the West Is Fun at the 2017 San Diego County Fair offers a stampede of fun, food, and entertainment this year, from June 2 through July 4, at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The fair is closed the first four Mondays and the first three Tuesdays.

Art Around Adams June 3
Stroll storefront art galleries and businesses and listen to lots of music on several stages. Take the free trolley if your feet get tired. Music acts will appear on several stages.

9th Annual Baca on the Bay  June 3
Baca on the Bay, Bikers Against Child Abuse’s 9th annual event at Campland on the Bay! Carnival style games, bike games, biker games, crafts, vendors, prizes, music, Dinner at 4pm. Come on out and join the fun. Everyone welcome!

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon June 4
Synchrony Financial Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego will welcome more than 30,000 marathon and half-marathon runners, showcasing some of San Diego’s most iconic neighborhoods. The races will take off from Balboa Park and travel through Hillcrest, North Park, and Normal Heights before the marathon breaks from the half marathon at mile 8. The route will also run through Mission Hills, Old Town, and Mission Bay Park before both distances finish downtown near Waterfront Park.

San Diego Greek Festival 2017 June 9-11
Raise a glass (of ouzo) to the San Diego Greek Festival. The three-day event is a cultural celebration that transforms Southern California into the Mediterranean and features live lute-heavy tunes, folkloric dance performances, imported wines and the finest in authentic Greek cuisine. Additional attractions include church tours, a kid’s area filled with inflatables and crafts and the Opa beer garden.

19th Annual FilmOut San Diego LGBT Film Festival  June 9-11
FilmOut San Diego’s 19th Annual LGBT Film Festival will take place from June 9–11, 2017. Thirty-seven films will be screened during the three-day film festival at the historic Observatory North Park Theatre in San Diego. We have World, U.S., West Coast and California premiere screenings including award-winning feature and short films. Q&A’s will follow most films with director and cast members in attendance. The Opening Night Film will take place on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00pm followed by an after-party, and our Closing Night Film will end the festival on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 7:00pm with another party immediately following the film.

San Diego Oysterfest 2017 June 9-11
The annual San Diego Oysterfest in San Diego, California, is a celebration of the succulent treat of the sea, the oyster. The one-day event features local and celebrity chefs preparing delectable oyster dishes and a rock concert that boasts a lineup of big-name national touring indie acts. Additional attractions include a “schuck and suck” competition, cooking demos and a beer garden.

San Diego Festival of the Arts June 10-11
The San Diego Festival of the Arts will highlight diverse works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber, and mixed media from internationally known artists. In addition to art displays, guests at the 2017 event will enjoy live music and entertainment, a craft beer and wine garden, and a variety of cuisine from San Diego restaurants. Festival tickets start at $12 (advance, online) with proceeds benefitting adaptive sports programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

Taste of Little Italy June 14
Held in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood, Taste of Little Italy is a food festival that provides guests with an opportunity to sample authentic Italian cuisine from many of the area’s finest restaurants. In addition to the numerous food options, attendees can enjoy live musical performances, which are scattered throughout the neighborhood’s 48 blocks.

San Diego International Beer Festival 2017 June 16-18
Home brewers, hopheads, craft enthusiasts and beer nerds unite! The annual San Diego International Beer Festivals in Del Mar, California, is a celebration of all things hops, barley, wheat and water. The two-day event features five tasting sessions, over 200 breweries from over 15 countries and more than 400 beers! New and established breweries alike are showcased and serve up their most unique brews.

Brats and Beer on the Bay June 17-18
The Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to a Fathers Day celebration aboard Californian or San Salvador. Before the sail each adult receives a bratwurst sandwich, chips, and a beer prior to sailing. Hot dogs and soft drinks are available for the kids. Food will be served from 10 am-11:30 am and the three-hour sailing trip will begin boarding at 11:30 and returns approximately at 3 pm. Guests are welcome to enjoy the museum before and after the sail.

Island Vibe Music Festival June 24
The event features island reggae music, Polynesian dancers, island foods, and a vendor village.

Taste of Adams Avenue 2017 June 25
The Taste of Adams Avenue is an extensive food festival that features the best restaurants on Adams Avenue in San Diego. With over thirty restaurants, bars and coffee houses participating, the event provides guests with an all-encompassing overview of local culinary culture. This family-friendly event is a fantastic way to get to know the area and celebrate the culinary talents of San Diego.

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off  June 24
For more than thirty years, the Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off Festival has been providing Ocean Beach residents with a community-wide and family-friendly celebration. Guests can enter to compete in the chili cook-off and win esteemed awards in categories such as Hottest Chili and People’s Choice. In addition to the chili, festivalgoers can attend live musical performances right on the beach, peruse the many local vendors and sample from a variety of food and beverage options.


San Diego May 2017 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run May 6
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 a morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course with a gruelling out-and-back trek (or up-and-down if we’re being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Benefits the Valley Elementary Educational Foundation.

Rhythm & Brews: Music and Craft Beer Festival May 6
Join your fellow craft beer aficionados in the heart of Vista Village at the San Diego Brewers Guild’s annual music and craft beer festival that celebrates San Diego’s world renowned brewing culture. You’ll have the opportunity to sample over 100 beers from over 50 of our county’s award-winning breweries, all while grooving to live musical performances and enjoying delicious eats from local food trucks.

San Diego Surf Film Festival May 10-13
6th annual event. Project Wildlife, PEAC, Cheyenne Arabians & Miniatures, Legalize Ferrets, and The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society will be in attendance. We will have everything from shells to scales and feathers to hoof stock. Enjoy raffles, music, snacks, and more. Info: 858-488-0658.

Gator By the Bay May 10-14
The event features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts on seven stages performing Cajun, zydeco, swing, jazz, blues, salsa, and country. Plus 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, Cajun and Creole cooking, cooking demos by Louisiana chefs, and lots of dancing with free lessons and huge wooden dance floors on the San Diego Bay. Performers include Marcia Ball, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Igor Prado Band, and the Dennis Jones Band.

Chocolate Festival May 13
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of 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. Free with paid admission. Tasting tickets are a $1 for one tasting ticket. Vendors provide tasting items ranging from 1-3 tickets in most cases.

Springtime with Camels May 13-14 & 27-28
Spend a beautiful Spring day in San Diego’s back country! Come visit the famous Oasis Camel Dairy during our Open Farm and Show. Ride camels, meet friendly farm animals, be amazed by gorgeous performing birds in our 1:30 Animal Show. Find us on facebook and instragram: Oasis Camel Dairy and see why we are such a favorite attraction!

40th Annual Spring Arts & Crafts Fair  May 13-14
A truly ALL-Artisan fair, where all the works are hand-crafted and sold by the artists and crafters themselves. Over 125 hand-picked vendors from across Southern California, with everything from handmade jewelry, soaps, paintings and sculpture, local honey, clothing, pottery, items for the home and garden and much more! Live music, a food court, free admission, parking and shuttle. Families welcome! Please no pets or outside food and beverage.

Santee Aloha 5K Fun Run & Walk May 13
Get your Hawaiian shirts and grass skirts and bring your entire family to participate in the 3rd Annual Santee Aloha 5K Fun Run & Walk.All ages and fitness levels welcome! There will be Hawaiian dancers, commemorative T-shirts, and medals for runners overall, by age, and for the best child and adult costumes! Participants will travel through scenic parts of the City of Santee, over several different terrains including the Walker Preserve Trail! A Community Fair will be at the finish line with refreshments, merchandise, youth and sports activity signups, hands-on crafts, booth activities for the kids, and lots more!

North Park Festival of the Arts May 20
This celebration of the historic North Park neighborhood attracts more than 40,000 attendees from around San Diego. The nine-square block festival will be held along University near 30th Street, which is packed full with entertainment and activities including art, a popular array of live music and dance performances, interactive experiences and artisan items for sale. This year  locally driven food and beverage vendors will also be spotlighted, including the Waypoint Craft Beer Block. Experience unlimited tasters from a selection of over 30 local craft brewers, several of which are ranked as the best new breweries in San Diego.

Taco Fest May 20
Featuring 30 of San Diego’s best taco-centric restaurants, a lineup of local and national concert acts, live Lucha Libre wrestling matches, a Chihuahua beauty pageant and race, and interactive experiences. San Diego Taco Fest is open to anyone ages 21 and up. In 2016, Taco Fest sold out and entertained more than 7000 fans who consumed more than 20,000 tacos in the one-day event.

San Diego Beach & Bay Half May 20
Kick off your summer with a fun, flat and scenic half marathon. Take a tour through some of San Diego’s most beautiful beaches, bays and resorts, followed by a festive bayside party with live music, beer garden, snacks, photo opportunities, and much more.

Vista Strawberry Festival May 28
The Strawberry Festival is an entertaining event for all your family and friends that is sure to create new memories. It is a free event to the public, so bring your family and friends and take part in the tradition of Vista! The festival will be held in Historic Downtown Vista, beginning with the early morning Strawberry runs. There are runs for children and all levels of adult runners. If running isn’t your thing, there will also be the Miss Strawberry Pageant, cooking contests, pie eating contests, costume contests, Strawberry Idol, local artists and much more.



April Events 2017 – San Diego


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San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Latin American Art Festival  Apr 2
The festival will offer fine foods from Baja California, under the leadership of world-renowned chefs. Latin inspired beers, and exclusive wines from the Baja Region will be offered at the LAAF gourmet food court. On stage, there will be a continuous performing art program that will showcase the richness of Latin culture. Young musicians, dancers, singers and performing artists will bring their professionalism and joyfulness to bring the Latin-American experience to the audience.

Mariachi Festival Apr 2
The 4th Annual Mariachi Festival features the First Ladies of Mariachi, Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles, Mariachi Garibaldi (Southwester College), and Mariachi Toreros (USD and Ballet Folklorico Tierra Caliente). Proceeds will support college scholarships, school materials, literacy programs, and leadership opportunities for youth in North County.

Fast Times 5k Apr 8
The Fast Times 5K is a fun, fast run/walk great for all ages and athletic abilities! This community run at De Anza Cove, Mission Bay benefits the Clairemont Hills Kiwanis which supports the students in public schools in the community of Clairemont. Following the 5K, the Clairemont Day at the Bay family activities will begin. This event is an interactive look at all that is happening in the Clairemont community and is open to all San Diego families.

Exotic Animal Expo Apr 8
6th annual event. Project Wildlife, PEAC, Cheyenne Arabians & Miniatures, Legalize Ferrets, and The San Diego Turtle and Tortoise Society will be in attendance. We will have everything from shells to scales and feathers to hoof stock. Enjoy raffles, music, snacks, and more. Info: 858-488-0658.

Taste of Julian Apr 8
A rural dining adventure. Taste of Julian is a self-guided culinary tour of participating one-of-a-kind restaurants, wineries, and breweries. Printed receipts for tickets purchased online will be validated when brought to the event at the Julian Town Hall, corner of Hwy 78 & Main Street.

2017 Mission Bay Classic Kayak Tournament Apr 15
This annual Heroes on the Water kayak-fishing event kicks off from Santa Clara Point early, as new this year, the halibut division anglers will have the option to check in online the day prior and launch any time after 4am. The bass division will have a shotgun start at 7am. Kids under the age of 18 fish for free with a paid adult. Prize payouts for the top finishers with all proceeds going to Heroes on the Water. Swag bags for the 1st 100 entries, BBQ, raffle & awards.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival Apr 15
The 7th Annual Mission Valley Craft Beer and Food Festival offers guests unlimited beer and food tasters. Even spirits!

Red Bull Air Race World Championship  Apr 15-16
The Red Bull Air Race World Championship features the world’s best race pilots in a pure motorsport competition that combines speed, precision, and skill. Using the fastest, most agile and lightweight racing planes, pilots navigate a low-level aerial track made up of air-filled pylons 82 feet high at speeds of up to 230 mph. For the San Diego stop, the track will be set up directly over the water in San Diego Bay. Spectators can take in the high-speed, low-flying action from the North or South Embarcadero Marina Parks.

Creek to Bay Cleanup Apr 22
Save the date for the annual Creek to Bay Cleanup, scheduled on Earth Day to celebrate clean beaches, parks, rivers, and trails.

25th Annual Oceanside Days of Art  Apr 22-23
Free juried fine art festival featuring over 100 artists displaying a variety of art mediums including painting, photography, ceramics, glass and more. Live stage performances, food court, and hands on art activities. The event will be held in and around the plaza of the Oceanside Civic Center along Coast Highway and Pier View Way in downtown Oceanside

CityBeat Festival of Beers Apr 22
Tenth annual event with over 50 breweries, food vendors, and live music.

Butterfly Jungle Thru Apr 23
Each spring the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle rain forest greenhouse is filled with 10,000 exotic butterflies of all colors and sizes, and guests can walk among them, take photos, and learn different species using a butterfly identification guide. If you wear bright colors, a few might just perch on you to take a closer look. Free with park admission, $42 children, $52 adult.

Earth Day Fair Apr 23
28th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park with more than 300 exhibits from groups sharing what they are doing to help the environment and how you can help. Live music on the Moon Stage located at Park Boulevard and President’s Way will feature the Skyler Lutes Band, the Ballard Mongers, Enter the Blue Sky, Christine Gilardi, Rich Mcgee, Robin Henkel, Dennis Doc James, and more.

Art Alive 2017 Floral Exhibition Apr 28
Art Alive, the museum’s signature fundraiser and annual floral exhibition, brings the museum’s permanent collection to life in a beautiful way. Featuring more than 100 floral interpretations of famous works of art and a central Rotunda design, the exhibition is accompanied by three full days of events.

Mission Federal ArtWalk Apr 29-30
The 33rd annual Mission Federal ArtWalk and stroll through San Diego’s Little Italy to enjoy over 15 blocks filled with artwork from over 350 local, national, and international artists.

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March 2017 San Diego Events



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Masters of Hawaiian Music  Mar 3
Four-time Grammy-winner and slack key guitar virtuoso George Kahumoko Jr. is known has Hawaii’s Renaissance Man. Kahumoko will take the stage with slack key guitarist Kawika Kahiapo and multi-instrumentalist Nathan Aweau to perform a distinctly Hawaiian style of open tunings, along with stories and light-hearted entertainment for everyone in the audience.

Art Walk Mar 3
Celebrate the new Art Walk with artists Michael Rosenblatt and Ruth Jameson painting on the terrace at OMA.

CRSSD Festival Mar 4-5
The bill features Bob Moses, Flume, Duke Dumont, Justin Martin, AlunaGeorge, Jackmaster, Seth Troxler, Eats Everything, Amtrac, Giraffage, DJ Snakehips, Cut Snake, Skream, Lane 8, Ame, Midland, Lost Frequencies, Heidi, Cassy, and Mija.

Best Coast Beer Fest 2017 presented by Sycuan Mar 11
Enjoy more than 200 beers from nearly 100 local breweries, grab a sensible lunch in our food truck alley and listen to the sweet sounds of local bands – all while taking in the gorgeous views of Coronado and downtown San Diego. To recap…You. Beer. Music. Food trucks. San Diego Bay. The whole shebang. There is no physical way in the universe you can enjoy a day better than this. We’ve done the research. It’s science.

World Baseball Classic Mar 14-19
The North American venues for the 2017 World Baseball Classic include San Diego! Second Round play takes place March 14-19 with potential teams including: United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, and Italy. Full 6-game ticket packages begin as low as $78 per 6-game plan ($13 per game) and include the full schedule of all six games at Petco Park. Each package also includes a possible bonus ‘Tiebreaker Game’ in the case of a tie (March 19th). Full 6-game strip package buyers get the best seats and the best prices.

San Diego shamROCK  Mar 17
Over 20,000 attendees from across the U.S. flock to downtown each year to party on green carpeted streets, throw back Irish libations (Sláinte!), and jig into the wee hours of the night to Irish punk, rock, and bass heavy beats across three stages. Top it off with the hottest plaid-clad go-go dancers in town and award winning traditional Irish steppers and you have a recipe for the perfect Saint Patrick’s Day celebration!
South Oceanside Car, Bike, & Boat Show Mar 18
Over 200 cars, motorcycles, boats, and vendors selling everything from food and apparel to trinkets and car gadgets. With over 5000 attendees, last year the community of South Oceanside embraced the culture with music and performances by the students of the local elementary and middle schools.

San Diego Cake Show Mar 18-19
Master pastry chefs, well-known California “sugar artists,” talented local bakers, amateur decorators, and those who enjoy beautiful sugar art of all kinds will come together for the 34th Annual San Diego “Confections for a Cause” Cake Show. Presented by the San Diego Cake Club, the theme of this year’s event is “Comic Cake.” The popular two-day Cake Show will feature a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, skills and decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies.

Race for Autism Mar 25
100% of race donations stay right here to support San Diego autism programs, services, and hundreds of local classrooms. Featuring: 5K chip-timed run or walk, 1-mile SUPERHERO Family Fun Walk, scenic Balboa Park course, educational resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals and t-shirts, prizes, refreshments, and more. Costumes and strollers welcome.

Chamorro Cultural Festival Mar 25
Chamorro Hands in Education Links Unity, the San Diego-based non-profit focused on preserving the Pacific Island culture of the Chamorros, celebrates its 8th Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival. We are proud of this accomplishment and know that many Chamorros share the same passion and desire in their culture and heritage. CCF is a free event with free parking. CCF is a highly anticipated annual family-fun event, celebrating the arts, culture, customs, and people of the Mariana Islands, which include Guam, Saipan, Rota, Tinian, and islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Bunny Ball Mar 25
Cruise 4 Kids is hosting their 3rd annual Bunny Ball to raise money and collect bunnies for sick and underprivileged children. The Bunny Ball is a high-energy black-tie spring celebration. As guests enter they will be treated to a paparazzi experience on the green grass carpet on their way to a night of festivities which includes live DJs, dancing, cocktails, raffles, silent auctions, magician, photos with bunny mascots, photo booth, balloon drop, and candy buffet along with performers throughout the night. The Bunny Ball will collect over 1500 new stuffed bunnies and place them in the ballroom in one large display called the Bunny Wall.


San Diego February 2017 Events



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Museum Month Feb 1-28
Presented by Macy’s, San Diego Museum Month invites everyone to enjoy half-off entry fees at 40+ museums throughout the county for the all of February.The savings encourages locals and visitors to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for “edutainment.” Museum Month passes may be picked up starting February 1 at any of Macy’s 14 locations in the San Diego Area, Temecula, and Imperial Valley. The passes are free to obtain while supplies last. With a pass, up to four visitors can gain admission to any of the more than 40 participating museums for half-price. Use the pass all month long.

Black Violin  Feb 1
Virtuoso violinists Wil B. and Kev Marcus meld highbrow and pop culture through a fusion of classical, jazz, hip-hop, blues, and R & B. Joining the classically-trained violinists is turntable wiz DJ TK; together the trio smashes musical stereotypes and enthralls lovers of Bach and Beyoncé alike.

San Diego Fermentation Festival Feb 4
The San Diego Fermentation Festival brings together the diverse assortment fermented foods and beverages that Southern California has to offer. A variety of informative workshops and presentations share the art and science of fermentation with guests, who can learn about crafting a diverse and nutritious selection of fermented products including drinks, meals, sides and desserts.

Love Your Wetlands Day  Feb 4
1th annual event. Join the San Diego Audubon Society and the UC Natural Reserve System for a celebration of our local wetlands. At Kendall-Frost Marsh, 2055 Pacific Beach Drive, with a series of interactive and fun educational activities, animal presentations, and talks about marsh conservation. Ends with a raffle for participants. This is also the only day of the year that the Kendall-Frost Marsh is open to the public.

Burn Run 5K Feb 4
Benefiting the Burn Institute. Among children aged four and under, scald injuries are most prevalent burn injury. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment. Safety tips and information will be available to all participants.

SlowSD: Festival of Slow Music Feb 9-12
Violinist Erik Carlson, an assistant professor at UC San Diego, will present SlowSD, a four-day festival of slow music. The festival will begin at midnight on February 9, 2017 and last through February 12.

San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair Feb 11-12
The San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair is a celebration to kick off the lunar New Year and enjoy the many rich flavors of China. Guests can browse a wide selection of cultural gifts and cuisine. There are also performances in Chinese music, dance, qigong and other cultural arts.

San Diego Comic Fest Feb 17
San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet many professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines. With kids activities, digital arts workshops, tabletop gaming, artist alley, exhibitors, plus comic-themed café with food & beverages for purchase. Children under 12 free with paid adult.

Paw Walk Feb 18
5K Paw Walk in San Diego Botanic Garden Saturday, February 18 9 am – 1 pm The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37 acre garden with their dog/s in tow.

Winter Brew Fest Feb 18
The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).

Amazing Pet Expo Feb 18-19
The Amazing Pet Expo brings one of the biggest celebrations of our furry friends to dozens of cities across the US. With tons of exhibitors, demonstrations, live entertainment, a costume contest, and more, any animal lover is sure to have ample opportunity to enjoy this pet extravaganza.

Tater Tots & Beer Festival Feb 25
Napoleon Dynamite’s favorite afternoon snack is teaming up with everyone’s 5:00 jam for one hell of a road trip. The Tater Tots & Beer Festival will travel to more than 70 cities across the nation to sample a unique selection of tater tot dishes and craft beer delights, giving your stomach a dreamy dining experience it’s never had before. If you haven’t exceeded your quota for carbs today, now’s your chance to forgo every nutrition label you’ve ever encountered.

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration Feb 28
So Cal meets the French Quarter of NOLA at the Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration in San Diego, California. The one-day block party boasts live musical performances from nationally touring acts, DJs, a bigger-than-life parade, acrobatic circus performers, fire dancers, graffiti artists, stilt walkers and a giant 50-foot puppet.


January 2017 San Diego Events Calendar


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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego International Auto Show  Dec 29 – Jan 2
Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K Jan 7
Get ready to shed those holiday pounds and kick off your New Year’s Resolution by running along San Diego’s beautiful Mission Bay Park. 10K and 5K distances available for runners and walkers. We work hard to keep the Resolution Run’s impact low through earth-friendly race management practices. Plus, the Resolution Run benefits San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project, a local, eco-friendly organization supporting a healthier San Diego food system. 619-269-7047.

San Diego Brew Fest Jan 7
San Diego Brew Fest offers a fun-filled day of beer tastings, live music and food trucks. The festival offers a diverse assortment of beers from locally and around the world for attendees to taste, and proceeds from the event benefit an organization whose mission is to rescue dogs from shelters and help them find their forever homes.

The Swoon Event Jan 7
The Swoon Event is a unique occasion where couples who are planning their wedding can gain inspiration for their upcoming nuptials. Guests can peruse an assortment of non-traditional decor, flower arrangements and clothing options to gather ideas for their perfect day. The event also serves as a fantastic way for local businesses to display their collections and interact with their peers.

Carlsbad Marathon Jan 15
Runners receive a finisher’s medal, mylar blanket, and refreshments (including chocolate milk). Cowboy Jack & the North County Cowboys are performing 7am-10:30am at 901 Palomar Airport Road.

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Jan 15
Join us on Harbor Drive for the 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. 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.

San Diego Restaurant Week Jan 15-22
San Diego Restaurant Week participating restaurants team up with local distributors to bring diners an unforgettably fresh feast for the senses. Vegetables and fruits that travel only a handful of miles (as opposed to a handful of days) shine brightly in vibrant and flavorful cuisines carefully crafted by San Diego chefs who are eager to continue San Diego’s growing legacy of one of the United State’s hottest dining destinations.

San Diego Comedy Festival Jan 23-29
The San Diego Comedy Festival celebrates humor with all kinds of performances, events and special guest appearances. The festival, which lasts for more than a week, includes comedy shows, contests, presentations and more, plus prizes and giveaways. Guests include celebrity comedians, TV and radio personalities, speakers and various comedy industry professionals.

Farmers Insurance Open 2017 Jan 26-29
The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men’s golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open. Mark your calendars now, because one of golf’s biggest events of the year, the Farmers Insurance Open, returns to San Diego in 2017.

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment Jan 26-29
See Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the Disney-Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody, and the Disney-Pixar Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show at Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s beloved Disney moments will come to life.

Tet Festival Jan 27
The 12th Annual San Diego Tet Festival is a one of a kind bonanza with free entertainment, lion dancing, music, ride.

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San Diego December 2016 Events


San Diego December 2016 Events

San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas Thru Dec 26
Once again the Green Meanie will try to ruin the holiday season for the citizens of Whoville. This is the Globe’s 18th staging. This time, will he succeed? James Vasquez directs.

Legoland Snow Days Thru Jan 1
Thousands of Legos come together to create a massive 30-ft. tall Christmas tree decorated with hundreds of Lego ornaments, and a fireworks show lights up the sky select nights during December. In addition, guests can enjoy the Let It Snow musical and life-size Lego displays of Santa and his reindeer.

Skating by the Sea Thru Jan 2
Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 12th year from Thanksgiving Day through January 2. 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. Skating is $25 per person, and ice skate rentals are free.

Fantasy on Ice Thru Jan 3
The old Horton Plaza ice-skating rink has been permanently relocated to a new Liberty Station location. The venue has changed, but the event continues to benefit the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital. And parking is not only plentiful, it’s free.

Jungle Bells Dec 2 – Jan 2
A chance to see exotic animals at night makes an evening visit worth a trip, and through January 2 the zoo is also decked out with holiday lights and special performances. Expect music, animal-themed Christmas tales, and Santa holding court in an igloo while his elves bounce on a trampoline. Tying the wacky vibe together is the large, tropical toog tree in the zoo’s Front Plaza, outfitted with a musical light display featuring over 1000 bulbs.

December Nights Dec 2-3
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 39th consecutive year on Friday, December 2 from 3-11pm and Saturday, December, 3 from noon-11pm. Friends, families and the community are invited to come together for festive fun, food and attractions throughout the park, including complimentary admission to Balboa Park museums from 5-9pm.

Holiday Run 5K  Dec 3
Run, dance, or walk your way trough a complete 5K obstacle course with snow, a DJ, and colorful costumes to motivate you. Raise money and collect toys for Toy’s for Tots and other charities.

Santa Paws MEGA Adoption Event Dec 3
Join the San Diego Animal Support Foundation for the 3rd Annual Santa Paws MEGA Adoption Event where approximately 20 local nonprofit rescues and shelters will be attending with more than 200 adoptable dogs. There will even be cats & bunnies!

Garden of Lights Dec 3-23 & 26-30
After the sun goes down in December, the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland.More than 125,000 sparkling lights illuminate the flora of this fantastic 37-acre urban oasis each evening from 5 – 9 pm for a magical holiday experience.

SoNo Fest and Chili Cook-off  Dec 4
$20 gets you a handmade ceramic bowl and five 2 oz. restaurant chili tastes. Or bring your own bowl and buy chili tastes for $15. Local brewers represent in the beer garden. Also featuring wine from Fallbrook Winery. Shop handmade goods from more than 30 local vendors.

Wrex the Halls: Beck, more Dec 10
The bill includes Band of Horses, Local Natives, Bishop Briggs, and Glass Animals.

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec 11 & 18
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 45th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 11 and 18, 2016. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “It Began with a Roar – San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years.”

Breakfast with Santa Dec 17-18
St. Nick will don his traditional holiday attire to sit down and enjoy breakfast. The morning includes a full breakfast, picture with Santa, face painting, balloon artist, kids’ show, and a gift for kids. Reservations required: 619-738-1627. $25 per person.

San Diego Holiday Half Marathon Dec 18
The 13.1 mile course starts on Penasquitos Drive at the new start lilne in front of the Hotel Karlan (formerly the Doubletree Golf Resort), then travels SW along Carmel Mountain Rd (your only real hill at mile 1.5), along the 56 bike path, and finishes atTorrey Pines State Beach. The race includes a 711-foot net elevation drop along the rolling downhill bike path.

San Diego International Auto Show  Dec 29 – Jan 2
The San Diego International Auto Show will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more!