San Diego June 2016 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Fair June 3 – July 4
Mad About the Fair is the theme of the San Diego County Fair opening at 4:00PM on Friday, June 3 and continuing through Monday, July 4. (The Fair is closed on Mondays, except July 4, and the first two Tuesdays.) Mad HatterYou’ll love our grand-scale tea party featuring the renowned Lewis Carroll classic Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, fused with influences from steampunk, cosplay, great literature, wacky machinery, and all the fun and magic you have come to expect.

Art Around Adams June 4
Enjoy Adams Avenue in a friendly, relaxed and carefree environment where taste-makers and free thinkers mix freely with family and friends. Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. Stroll the entire route, or take the complimentary “Comedy Trolley.” It’s FREE FUN for young and old.

Brew & Food Festival June 4
Sample 200+ specialty and seasonal craft beers from more than 70 independent breweries and taste gastropub-styled dishes from more than 20 of the region’s finest culinary tastemakers. Enjoy live music on the lawn, and boogie down in the silent disco dome.

Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon June 5
Run through historic neighborhoods including Balboa Park and Old Town. The Marathon, Half Marathon and Relay are packed with live entertainment on course that will keep you rockin’ all the way to the finish line.

Chef Throwdown June 9
Hotel del Coronado’s expansive Windsor Lawn will provide the setting for this unforgettable gourmet gathering, where 30 of the best chefs from San Diego and Mexico will present signature hors d’oeuvres or desserts at individual stations. Judged by the ever-growing Culinary Council, chefs will also present their best bites with the goal of winning the Chef Flor Franco Award for Culinary Excellence, in addition to some incredible prizes. All proceeds raised at this event will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

USA Surfing Championships June 9 – 12
This event is for adult longboard, SUP, and adaptive divisions. Sponsored by Surfing America, Inc. At the north harbor jetty. Spectators free.

Fido Fest 2016 June 11
The first large-scale dog event in East San Diego County. With exhibitors, entertainment, and demonstrations. Info: 619-258-4100 x222.

Clean Canyons for a Clean Coast June 11
Join us, the Escondido Charitable Foundation, and the California Coastal Commission to protect our precious canyons and ocean! Volunteers will be removing litter and debris at Kit Carson Park that would otherwise travel downstream to San Diego’s coastline.

National Beer Mile June 11
The National Beer Mile will bring its innovative blend of fitness and fun to San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium on Saturday, June 11th. The one-mile course designed for fitness enthusiasts, social drinkers and party-goers is capped off by an after party featuring food, games and live music.

Oysterfest June 17 – 18
The seventh annual San Diego OysterFest returns to the beautiful Embarcadero North, featuring bands and DJs, beer from area microbreweries, fresh oysters from Mexico to the Pacific Northwest and the Atlantic Northeast, and plenty of other tasty treats for purchase.

San Diego TOWERthon June 18
The San Diego TOWERthon is a physically challenging event designed to help participants reach their endurance goals while raising much-needed funds to transform the lives of homeless teens and give them the chance to break the cycle of homelessness early on in life. The funds raised from this event will directly benefit teens living and learning at Toussaint Academy in San Diego.

Wooden Boat Festival June 18 – 19
A San Diego Father’s Day weekend tradition, the San Diego Wooden Boat festival is the premier annual event for Southern California wooden boat enthusiasts and provides a rare opportunity for the general public to view some of the most beautiful and well maintained wooden crafts up close. While this event features mostly well preserved vintage vessels, there are also plenty of new crafts that have been hand crafted with skill and meticulous detail.

During the festival, artists from across the United States and around the world participate alongside home-grown talent, in art forms spanning from theatre, buskers/street performers, cabaret, comedy, circus, dance, film, poetry, spoken word, puppetry, music, visual art, design & open to any other type of artsy-ness not listed.

Wine and Music Festival June 24
Guests will enjoy summer sips, culinary delights, and performances by several live bands. This year’s tasting options include small plates from Solare Lounge and Banyan Kitchen, artisanal chocolate from Chi Chocolate, and sweet delights from Addison’s Candies. Participants can pair their eats with fine wines and craft brews from Barefoot Cellars, Ballast Point Brewery, and more.

San Diego May 2016 Events Calendar


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Little Italy ArtWalk May 1
Covering 15 blocks in San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood. Thousands of attendees come to view and purchase artwork, enjoy the music and dance, and participate in interactive art experiences. Performers include Bart Mendoza, Raelee Nicole, Jesse LoMonaca, Dani Bell and the Tarantist, and Travis Luce.

Bridal Bazaar May 1
Chat with experts, see the latest trends, and compare the work of San Diego’s top wedding pros. Plus, see San Diego’s largest bridal fashion show.

Adams Avenue Unplugged  Apr 30 – May 1
The fifth annual Adams Avenue Unplugged will feature 150 artists performing on 22 stages along Adams Avenue. This year’s headliners will include Minneapolis-based singer/songwriting brothers the Cactus Blossoms, So-Cal country artist Sam Outlaw, and Grammy-award keyboardist Augie Meyers.

Gator By the Bay May 5-8
San Diego’s 15th annual Gator By The Bay features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts and special performances on seven stages, along with 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, non-stop dancing, shopping, playing, and eating on the San Diego Bay.

Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo 2016 May 6-8
Old Town will be transformed into the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration north of the border, filled with mariachis, cervezas, and food.

Oceanside Jazz Fest: Band Festival May 7
The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists.

Paella & Wine Festival May 7
A culinary celebration featuring entertainment, live music, paella chefs from across the globe, wineries, and breweries from California and Mexico.

San Diego Zoo Garden Festival May 7-8
Join in a bouquet of activities and experiences for all ages, whether you have a green thumb or just wish you did! Discover the wealth of beautiful and fascinating plants at the Zoo, and connect with garden experts who can give you the dirt on all things botanical and horticultural.

Boardroom International Surfboard Show May 14-15
Trade show for the surfboard manufacturing industry. Surfboards and gear by the surf industry’s top shapers, designers, and manufacturers plus art, music, and surf culture, seminars, demos, and exhibits.

Festival of Colors May 14
Rooted in ancient Indian tradition, Color Festival invites all its participants to let go of cares and worries, embrace joy, and live life in full color. Enjoy a sampling of locally sourced vegetarian cuisine, live music, yoga, dancing, and of course, the opportunity shower yourself (and total strangers) in vibrant colors.

Tacotopia May 14
Try signature tacos from more than 40 of the best restaurants as they compete to win the “Best Taco” award. Curated exclusively by Reader food writers, this event brings together the very best taco vendors — and you decide who will ultimately win.

Avenue Amps & Ales May 14
Get amped up for Chula Vista’s first craft beer and musical festival, Avenue Amps & Ales. Rocking the hops off of Chula Vista’s original neighborhood, Avenue Amps & Ales will host over 20 local breweries, live bands and artisans in and around Memorial Park.

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk May 15
This unique 4-mile run/walk has a one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.

Festival of Arts in North Park May 21
Experience the culture that has made our community a go-to for food, local craft beer, shopping, and art. With local art, live music, dance performances, vendor booths, food, and a craft beer block.

Bacon & Barrels May 21
On Saturday May 21st, the hottest chefs from the finest local restaurants will prepare and serve small plates starring bacon in its most inventive forms. The best mixologists, brewers and wine makers will quench your thirst with refreshing bacon-based and bacon-inspired cocktails and brews.

Foodie Fest Encinitas 2016  May 21
Sustainable locally sourced food, artisanal products, and premiere San Diego talent.

Vista Strawberry Festival  May 29
Live entertainment on multiple stages and local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides and 300+ vendors. Contests include: Little Ms. Strawberry Shortcake, Strawberry Costume, Strawberry Idol, Pie Eating. Vista was once the Strawberry Capital of the World!

April 2016 Events – San Diego



San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Gulls Ongoing – check website for schedule

Giant Automotive Festival  Apr 1-3
Explore over 2500 of the finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars, tricked-out trucks, and classics in the country on display both indoor and outdoor as they compete for a shot to win the coveted Goodguys 2016 Street Rod D’Elegance Award. With hundreds of vendor exhibits, the “Nitro Thunderfest” vintage dragster exhibition, the AutoCross timed racing competition, a Swap Meet & Cars 4 Sale Corral, live music, and Kids’ Zone.

Hops on the Harbor Apr 1, 15, 22, 29
Two-and-a-half-hour cruise features multiple food stations, picturesque bay views, and a full bar with rotating local brews and craft beer flights. After-dinner music and dancing. April’s featured brewery is Coronado Brewing Co.

Craft Beer Relay  Apr 2
The Craft Beer Relay is a four-person relay, a challenge to you and your teammates to navigate a race course filled with games, obstacles, and challenges. Twelve local craft beer stations along the course will keep you motivated — before and after your race, enjoy a craft beer festival with live music, food trucks, and local craft breweries.

Tartan Day San Diego  Apr 2
Tartan Day San Diego, presented by the House of Scotland and the House of Scotland Pipe Band, is a celebration of the culture, food, and music of Scotland. There will be clan and vendor booths, food and desserts for sale at reasonable prices, and the music and dance of Scotland.

Chocolate Festival Apr 3
With vendors focusing on chocolate edibles. Crafts for kids include making their own chocolate pizza. Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will be onsite to demonstrate the historical bean-to-beverage story of 18th-century chocolate using authentic tools including cocoa pods, cocoa beans and nibs, a hot stone metate, winnowing baskets, chocolate drink pots, and stirrers throughout the day. Observers will be able to touch, taste, smell, and experience chocolate as it was enjoyed in early America.

Tour de Cure Apr 9
Participants have the opportunity to participate in the one mile kids ride, 15 mile, 29 mile, 62 mile, and 100 mile-rides. The 15-mile ride is a new element to this year’s event. Waiting at the finish line will be more than 25 vendors, live music, healthy street tacos, and organic beer. Proceeds go toward critical funds for diabetes research and advocacy.

Healthy Living Festival Apr 9-10
Listen to experts share new ideas about lifestyle changes that can help you prevent disease and lower stress. Take part in free medical testing and screening. Watch chefs prepare and then sample healthy and ultra-tasty dishes with take home recipes. Catch the belly dancing show, join in a yoga, Zumba or dance class, or receive a massage. 30 free workshops, seminars, and cooking demos. 200 exhibitors.

Ugly Dog Contest Apr 10
Hosted by San Diego Coastal Chamber and the Del Mar Kiwanis. Cutest dog, best trick, dog who looks like their owner, and more. Gift basket with dog products will be given to the first, second, and third place winners in each category. Gift bags with samples handed out to the first 100 to check in that morning.

Oceanside Jazz Fest: Vocal Festival Apr 14-16
The Oceanside Jazz Festival consists of educational and performance opportunities for school and community jazz bands and choirs, and featured concerts by internationally recognized performing artists.

Parkinson’s 5K Walk/Run & Expo Apr 16
USATF-certified and chip-timed 5K course on the San Diego Bay, Medical Expo and Health and Fitness Village, Paws for Parkinson’s Pet Festival, Kids’ Zone, and food trucks and beer garden. Hosted by the Parkinson’s Association, the event proceeds fund programs and services local to Parkinson’s families.

Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship Apr 23-24
One of the biggest rhythmic gymnastics competition in the West Coast, the Level 7 to 10 Region 1 Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship. Enjoy the best rhythmic gymnasts from California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. And be amazed by their grace, flexibility and mastery of the ball, ribbon, clubs, hoop, and rope.

Autism 5K/10K Apr 30
5K, 10K, and 1-mile courses and a festival with live music, 30+ vendor booths (including an autism resource fair), beer and wine garden, kids’ zone, and more. Entry includes a T-shirt, entry into the post-race raffle, and two drinks in the beer and wine garden.

Fiesta del Mar Apr 30
A cross-border Celebration of Friendship between the cities of Imperial Beach and Rosarito, Mexico with live musical acts from both the Rosarito and San Diego areas as well as interactive family activities hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of both cities.

Pet Day on the Bay  Mar 19
People board for $24 per ticket, and guests are encouraged to contribute a gently used blanket or towel that will warm needy animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center. Guests: Jagger & Kristi from Magic 92.5 and Chopper the Biker Dog.

San Diego March 2016 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Gulls Ongoing – check website for schedule

Spring Home Garden Show Mar 4-6
31st annual show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales, and face-to-face consultations with experts—one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

San Diego Undy Run/Walk  Mar 5
The Undy Run/Walk is a unique, family-friendly run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Participants receive a pair of boxer shorts and are encouraged to run in underwear-themed outfits to get people talking about this often tabooed disease.

Cherry Blossom Festival Mar 5-6
Celebrate spring and the blooming of our 150 Cherry Tree Grove with cultural performances, traditional food, unique local vendors, children’s corner and a beer tasting! Guests may partake in Hanami, the traditional custom of picnicking under the cherry trees.

Spring Busker Festival Mar 5-6
A Busker is a street performer. Known for their unusual and comedic acts in Boston’s Faneuil Hall or standing statue-like, painted in gold on San Francisco’s Pier 39, these artists perform for tips in public venues across the globe.

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Mar 5-13
The 8th annual San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering features hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) exhibits and activities to budding K-12 science lovers, but everyone is welcome.

San Diego Latino Film Festival Mar 10-20
Media Arts Center San Diego is gearing up for eleven fun-filled days of international cinema at the 23rd edition of the San Diego Latino Film Festival taking place March 10-20, 2016 at AMC 18 Simon Fashion Valley Mall.

Food for Thought Festival Mar 12
The festival includes a presentation about raw food and health from San Diego expert Mimi Kirk. Kirk will demonstrate raw food preparation techniques and share samples with the audience. Bolt Brewery, La Mesa’s first microbrewery, will open with their experience establishing a brewery in the world-renowned San Diego beer scene.

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar 12
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sounds of local bands, and enjoy a lunch from thefood truck alley.

Art Walk: Ray at Night Mar 12
Ray at Night will be hosting local artisan vendors, food trucks, and live local musical acts.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival Mar 13
Come celebrate Ireland with the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival. With more than 120 parade entries and thousands in attendance, this has become one of the largest single-day events in San Diego.

shamROCK Gaslamp Block Party Mar 17
You don’t have to jump the pond to get your Irish on! Discover the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow at one of the largest outdoor St. Patrick’s Day parties on the West Coast! The luck of the Irish will be shining upon you at the 22nd Annual shamROCK taking place on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 from 4:00 PM to Midnight in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking place on G and F Streets downtown in the Gaslamp between 5th and 7th Avenue and on 6th Avenue between E and G Streets.

Blvd Market Mar 18
A foodie’s paradise on El Cajon Boulevard and Utah Street. A North Park monthly prepared foods market every third Friday featuring The Heart & Trotter, Buona Forchetta, Abu’s Kitchen, Wicked Maine Lobster, Spanglish Eats, Papusas Express, Dane Coffee Roasters, Flavors of East Africa, The Gumbo Pot, Okada-Ya, Jamaican Jerk Hut and Lumpia City

Race for Autism  Mar 19
12th annual event includes 5K chip-timed run or walk, 1-mile Superhero Family Fun Walk, educational resource fair, children’s activities, music, commemorative medals and T-shirts, prizes, and refreshments. Costumes and strollers welcome!

Kia Classic Mar 21-27
Entering its seventh year, the 2016 Kia Classic will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California March 21st – 27th. The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.7 million purse. The field features 2015 Kia Classic Champion Cristie Kerr and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

Easter Eggstravaganza Mar 26
12th annual community Easter egg hunt and festival. More than 2000 children will enjoy visits with the Easter Bunny, bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, carnival games, and prizes.

San Diego February 2016 events


Groundhog Day   February 2
Ash Wednesday February 10
Valentine’s Day   February 14
President’s Day  February 15 (County Recorder and California Title will be closed)

San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing


San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing


San Diego Gulls Ongoing – check website for schedule


Tijuana Foodie Tour Various times – check website
Enjoy a guided, four-hour foodie tour for an adventure in food, culture, and exercise, sampling food from four street food vendors and one regional-cuisine eatery to taste the best flavors of Tijuana.


Oceanside Art Walk: Be Mine Feb 5
Artists from San Diego to Redondo Beach come out for First Friday Art Walk happening in the galleries and theatres of Oceanside with vibrant arts, performances, music, poetry,activities, food, and fun for all ages, all free. This month’s theme is “Be Mine.”



Cheesemaking Fundamentals Feb 6
Learn the fundamental processes behind fresh cheesemaking as well as techniques for making pressed cheeses and aged cheeses such as cheddar, gouda, and camembert.


Outrigger Canoe Racing Feb 6
Join Kai Elua Outrigger Canoe Club at their free recreational practices from now through March. If you are new to paddling, then the recreational practices provide an opportunity for you to try outrigger canoe paddling. Sessions are generally an hour and a half long, and the hosts provide the paddles and instruction.

Hearts for Hope 5k Run/Walk Feb 6
Annual 5k run/walk plus food, music, games, prizes, kids’ zone and activities. Proceeds benefit families of children challenged by life-threatening illnesses.

Hungry Dog Dash Feb 7
5K run/walk benefiting the Point Loma High School men’s and women’s cross country teams. A morning of fitness and fun with music, opportunity drawings, children’s activities, vendor village, food trucks.


Happy (Lunar) New Year! Feb 12-14
Eleventh annual Vietnamese Tet Lunar New Year Festival promises entertainment including Asian-themed dancers, traditional and contemporary singers and musicians, martial artists, magicians, soccer and volleyball tournaments, Chinese chess tournament, traditional cultural center, Vietnamese traditional dress (áo dài) fashion show, dancing contests, Asian-Pacific dance troupes, special foods. Lion and dragon dance performances throughout festival.

San Diego Pet Expo Feb 13-14
Tons of pet-friendly exhibitors and rescue groups; live demonstrations in obedience training, pet care, and activism; great giveaways and prizes; discounts on pet products, talent, and costume contests; and retailers.

Cupid’s Cleanup Feb 13
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show your loved ones just how much you care about them. Why not do the same for the environment? Volunteers will meet behind Benchmark Brewing Company and then clean up surrounding streets and the San Diego River. Those over 21 can stick around after the cleanup for an after-party.


Year of the Monkey Feb 13-14
The 34th Annual 2016 San Diego Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair celebrates rain or shine. Chinese New Year is February 19, 2015 (4714): Year of the Monkey. This is a free, family-friendly event! Come celebrate our 34th year of hosting the fair and our 44th year of providing social services to the San Diego community.


Supercross Motorcycle Feb 13, 16
Billed as “the world’s premier indoor motorcycle circuit,” composed of 17 races with tight corners, fast straightaways, challenging rhythm sections, and massive triple jumps.


Valentine’s Day at the Museum Feb 14
Embrace romance with an after-hours, love-themed art tour, available exclusively on February 14. Following the tour, visit the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden at Panama 66 and enjoya picnic basket for two filled with gourmet sandwiches, a cheese or vegan plate, chocolate truffles and a bottle of champagne, wine or craft beer.


Winter Brew Fest Feb 19-20
Friday night features The Fooks. Saturday night Headshine plays the VIP power hour from 6-7pm, followed by Euphoria Brass Band.


Symphology: The Science of Sound Feb 20
The San Diego Symphony Orchestra is performing a series of four Family Festival concerts designed to introduce children 5-12 to the magic, science, and wonder of classical music. This edition features Symphology: The Science of Sound. From the sound a bow makes to the beating of a drum, there are countless ways musicians make music. But how does it happen? Conductor Sameer Patel explains what makes a flute tweet and a horn toot and how it all comes together through the sounds and science of a symphony. Children are free with adult tickets.


Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show Feb 27-28
The Silver Bay Kennel Club holds the reputation as the longest running dog show in San Diego County. This is an American Kennel Club sanctioned two-day all breed dog show featuring 150 breeds and over 1800 dogs each day of the show.



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San Diego January 2016 Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

San Diego Restaurant Week Dates TBD
Enjoy great cuisine at some of the best restaurants in San Diego. Over 180 San Diego restaurants participate. Enjoy a 3 course dinner for $20 – $50. Lunch option available too. Reservations recommended.

International Auto Show (Dec 31) Jan 1-Jan 3
Be the first to see all-new models not yet in showrooms.

La Jolla Polar Bear Swim Jan 1
New Years Day Jan 1, 2016. Make you new years resolution and join the La Jolla Cove Swim Club in their annual polar bear swim, 10 AM at La Jolla Shores. This is a fun non-competitive swim. One of the cool San Diego events in January.

San Diego New Year’s Day Race 2016 Jan 1
San Diego Yacht Club, Shelter Island. All boats and classes are featured in this New Years day traditional regatta. Participants will start around noon at the east end of Harbor Island and sail into San Diego Bay. Nice to watch as you explore the San Diego waterfront.

Winter Concerts at Coronado Ferry Landing
Jan 3, Jan 10, Jan 17 and Jan 24

Live concerts

Poway Community Park: Winter Festival Jan 8 – 9
Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down snow hill, smell roasted marshmallows as you devour s’mores, experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink, and peruse a variety of vendors. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the appeal and entertainment of a cold-mountain town set right in Poway.

San Diego Spring Home Show 2016 Jan 8 – 10
At the Home Show, our goal is simple: to inspire, motivate and excite you for your upcoming home improvement – whether it’s a minor renovation or a major remodel.

Resolution Run 15K & 5K Jan 9
Take strides to reduce your carbon and physical footprint — a healthier you can mean a lighter you, and a lighter footprint. Race includes Earth-friendly race management practices and benefits San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project, a local eco-friendly organization supporting a healthier San Diego food system.

Supercross Motorcycle Jan 16
Billed as “the world’s premier indoor motorcycle circuit,” composed of 17 races with tight corners, fast straightaways, challenging rhythm sections, and massive triple jumps.

San Diego Travel & Adventure Show Jan 16 – 17
Meet some of your favorite celebrity travelers like Rick Steves or Samantha Brown. Hear unfamiliar accents as you speak to destination experts from around the planet. Taste an exotic dish at the Taste of Travel Theater. Experience rhythms of distant lands. Find a world of vacation options and deals that you just can’t find anywhere else only at America’s Favorite TRAVEL EXPOS!

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 2016 Jan 17
Sunday Jan. 17 2016 starting at 2:00 PM at Harbor Drive, Embarcadero, to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. MLK parade with floats, high school bands, drill teams and more.

Disney on Ice presents Frozen  Jan 20 – 24
Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is the most magical power of all.

Malashock Signatures  Jan 22-24, Jan 28-31
An evocative program of dance that highlights two of John Malashock’s “signature” works and two world premieres. Audiences are not separated from the dancers in the typical way — they are sharing the studio space with the dancers.

Monster Jam  Jan 23
The world’s best monster trucks battle it out in an event of speed, racing, and destruction with 28 massive trucks.

San Diego’s Black Film Festival 2016 Jan 27 – 31
As the first and largest black film festival of the year, numerous other film festival reps scout new films from us for their event. Simply put, each year the San Diego Black Film Festival will premiere a large percentage of the independent films that will prove successful throughout the year at other film festivals.

Lunar New Year Festival Jan 29-31
Celebrated for thousands of years in various countries around the world influenced by Chinese civilization, the Lunar New Year remains Vietnam’s most celebrated holiday. This Lunar New Year Festival observes the Year of the Monkey, an animal representing intelligence, mischievousness, curiosity, and inventiveness.

Wildlife Hike-a-Thon Jan 30
This event takes place on a scenic, point-to-point course. Bring the whole family, and take the leisurely hike to the half-way point where you can enjoy a refreshing drink before turning back to the finish line.

Bridal Bazaar Jan 31
This is San Diego’s largest bridal show of the year,  so you’ll find more variety, more choices, and more inspiration to plan your day, your way.

San Diego December Events


San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing

Fantasy on Ice Nov 18 – Jan 3
The NTC Arts & Culture District in Liberty Station will be turned into a Winter Wonderland as the skating rink moves from its downtown location to the former Naval Training Center with holiday-related activities and performances through the holiday season.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Ongoing to Dec 26
The Old Globe Theatre presents its popular Christmas show. 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.

Coronado Christmas Parade & Open House Dec 4

Balboa Park December Nights Dec 4-5
Balboa Park December Nights, the nation’s premier holiday festival, will take place for the 38th consecutive year on Friday, Dec. 4, 3-11pm, and Saturday, Dec. 5, noon-11pm.

Craft Fair Dec 4-5
Wood products, jewelry, jams and jellies, home decor, vintage, soaps, pillows, holiday decorations, and more. Mount Miguel Covenant Village

Holiday Wonderland at Petco Park Dec 4-23
Holiday Wonderland is back at Petco Park for the second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Be transported through a spectacular holiday wonderland full of fun for the entire family for 12 nights in December.

Frosty Farm  Dec 5
Take pictures with Santa and his “polar dog.” Guests can participate in cookie decorating, face painting, faux snow, crafts, a hot chocolate station, and enjoy animal encounters including alpacas, chinchillas, doves, sheep, chickens and Blitzen, the miniature horse “reindeer.”

Steam Maker Festival  Dec 5
The Steam Maker Festival (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math) is an annual event — part creativity, part science, part maker movement, part education, part local businesses, part exploration.

Little Italy Tree Lighting & Christmas Village Dec 5
See Little Italy’s new Christmas Tree — a 25-foot tower of over 1000 poinsettias — located in the center of Piazza Basilone. With decorations, live music and entertainment, and seasonal vendors. Saint Nick will be at the event taking pictures with all the kids.

52nd Annual North Park Toyland Parade & Festival Dec 5

Makers Arcade Holiday Fair Dec 5
Over 95 artists will gather to show off their one-of-a-kind handcrafted goods from jewelry, ceramics, stationary, clothing, home goods and more! Admission includes door favor, photo booth, free make and take craft for adults and kids, live music and DJ, and the best holiday shopping in San Diego.

Encinitas Holiday Parade Dec 5
Thousands of people will be on floats and in bands with tens of thousands more cheering them on. The parade begins at 5:30 pm, preceded by a tree-lighting ceremony at the Lumberyard (near Starbucks coffee).

Garden of Lights Dec 5-30
After the sun goes down, the garden is transformed into a winter wonderland with over 100,000 sparkling lights illuminating for a holiday experience. With horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday crafts, marshmallow roasting, visits with Santa, live music, refreshments, and hot mulled wine (on select evenings).

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Dec 6
With 40 local restaurants competing in a chili smackdown, a craft beer and wine garden featuring 18 local breweries and wineries, 30 local handmade vendors, 11 local bands live on two stages, 9 food vendors, and a kids’ fun fest area complete with bounce houses, crafts, games, prizes, and karaoke.

Polar Express Dec 12
Join us in your pajamas and enter a world full of holiday treats and trains. With games, winter scene dioramas, and a holiday keepsake to make.

Jingle Bell Run/Walk Dec 12
The 23rd Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a festive race/walk that helps champion arthritis research and brings people form all walks of life together, to say YES to furthering a great cause. This is UST&F timed and sanctioned race/walk. Medals are presented to all participants and age category winners. Special “Dash with the Elves for Children.”

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec 13 & 20
Participants in the holiday boat parade will adorn their boats to fit this year’s theme, Christmas Around the World.

Poinsettia Bowl Gaslamp March Dec 21
Marching bands and spirit squads from the participating universities will parade from each end of 5th Avenue performing holiday classics, and meeting up at Market Street for a heart-pounding Battle of the Bands!

Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade Dec 30
This exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons – more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience. Continue reading