April Events 2017 – 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

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.
www.latinamericanartfestival.com

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.
http://artcenter.org/event/4th-annual-mariachi-festival

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.
https://events.hakuapp.com/0567d0c7ecbec0c0494f

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.
www.sandiegoreader.com

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.
www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/taste-of-julian

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.
www.bigwatersedge.com

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!
www.MVCBF.com

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.
www.universe.com

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.
www.ilacsd.org/event/creek-bay-cleanup

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
www.ocaf.info

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

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.
www.sdzsafaripark.org/butterflyjungle

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.
www.earthdayweb.org

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.
www.sdmart.org

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.
www.artwalksandiego.org

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March 2017 San Diego 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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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.
http://artcenter.org/event/masters-of-hawaiian-music

Art Walk Mar 3
Celebrate the new Art Walk with artists Michael Rosenblatt and Ruth Jameson painting on the terrace at OMA.
http://oma-online.org/calendar

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.
http://crssdfest.com

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.
http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

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.
www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

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!
www.sandiegoshamrock.com
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.
www.facebook.com/southocarshow

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.
http://sandiegocakeshow.com

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.
www.raceforautism.org

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.
www.sandiegoreader.com

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.
www.thebunnyball.com

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San Diego February 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

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.
www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org

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.
http://artcenter.org/event/black-violin

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.
http://sandiegofermentationfestival.com

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.
www.sandiegoaudubon.org

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.
https://fundly.com/burn-run-5k-2017

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.
http://musicweb.ucsd.edu

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.
http://sdcny.weebly.com

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.
www.sdcomicfest.org

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.
www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm

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).
http://sandiegobrewfest.com

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.
http://www.amazingpetexpos.com

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.
https://tatertotfestival.com

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.
http://www.sdmardigras.com

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January 2017 San Diego Events Calendar

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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 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.
www.sdautoshow.com

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.
http://sandyfeetevents.com/san-diego-resolution-run-15k-5k/

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.
http://sandiegobeerfest.com

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.
http://theswoonevent.com

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.
www.carlsbadmarathon.com

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.
http://alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html

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.
www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com

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.
www.sandiegocomedyfest.com

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.
www.farmersinsuranceopen.com

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.
http://valleyviewcasinocenter.com

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.
www.sdtet.com

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San Diego December 2016 Events

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San Diego December 2016 Events

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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.
www.theoldglobe.org

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.
www.legoland.com

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.
http://hoteldel.com/activities/skating

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.
http://fantasyonicesd.comhttp://fantasyonicesd.com

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.
http://zoo.sandiegozoo.org

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.
www.balboapark.org/decembernights

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.
www.holidayrun5k.com

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!
www.evensi.us/santa-paws-mega-adoption-grossmont-center

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.
www.sdbgarden.org/lights.htm

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.
www.sonofestchilicookoff.com

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

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.”
http://sdparadeoflights.org

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.
www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/breakfast-santa-9

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.
www.sdholidayhalf.com

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!
www.sdautoshow.com

San Diego November 2016 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

Brewer’s Guild Festival Nov 4-5
14th Annual San Diego Brewers Guild Festival. This two-day event is the official kickoff of San Diego Beer Week. Enjoy samples from more than 60 San Diego County breweries. Raises funds for local charities and the San Diego Brewers Guild.
www.sdbw.org/guild-festival

San Diego Beer Week Nov 4-13
San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer, and promote San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. San Diego is home to more than 100 breweries and has gained an international reputation for brewing award-winning beers. The city’s breweries brought home more medals at the 2010 World Beer Cup than the traditional beer countries of England, Germany, and Belgium combined and won 19 medals at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival.
www.sdbw.org

National Scholastic Surfing Association Competition Nov 5-6
The National Scholastic Surfing Association promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers and is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete. More than 80 NSSA events are run nationwide that culminate with the annual National Championships, the highest-profile youth surfing event in America.
www.nssa.org

Surfrider Beach Cleanup: Oceanside  Nov 5
The first Saturday of each Month, the Surfrider Foundation hosts a beach cleanup. Supplies will be provided, but please bring your own reusable bag, bucket, and work gloves if you have them. Meet on the north side of the pier.
https://sandiego.surfrider.org/beach-cleanups

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Nov 5 – Dec 26
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a wonderful, whimsical musical based upon the classic Dr. Seuss book. Back for its 18th incredible year, the family favorite features the songs “This Time of Year,” “Santa for a Day” and “Fah Who Doraze,” the delightful carol from the popular animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Celebrate the holidays as the Old Globe Theatre is once again transformed into the snow-covered Whoville, right down to the last can of Who-hash.
www.theoldglobe.org

Fall Family Festival Nov 5
Music by Hullabaloo, street fair and food vendors, petting zoo, educational workshops.
http://sdcdm.org

Del Mar Bing Crosby Season Nov 11 – Dec 4
This nostalgic season will present superior racing along with a lineup of engaging events during the five-week run.
www.dmtc.com

San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade Nov 11
Join in delivering a greatly deserved tribute to all U.S. Veterans who served during the war years 1941 to 1945! We invite all San Diego region to participate in this tradition, and welcome all sponsors, donations, and volunteers.
www.sdvetparade.org

Holiday Craft Bazaar  Nov 12
Craft bazaar, bake sale, silent auction. First 100 people who bring five non expired, non perishable food items receive a free gift.
www.sandiegomagazine.com

Silver Strand Half Marathon & 5k  Nov 13
The Half Marathon and 10 mile course is limited to 5000 participants. The half marathon course is open to runners and walkers. The 10 mile course is open to runners, walkers, skaters, ellipticals/ElliptiGO, hand cycles, and wheelchairs. Both the Half Marathon and 10 mile courses start at Sunset Park in Coronado and end at the Imperial Beach Pier Plaza for the post-race Beach Party.
www.kozevents.com

Del Mar Antique Show & Sale Nov 18-20
All types of glass, pottery, paper ephemera, crystal, jewelry, art, silver, Americana, primitives, American and European furniture, vintage collectibles, and decorator items.
http://calendarshows.com

San Diego Jazz Fest Nov 23-27
The 37th San Diego Jazz Fest over Thanksgiving will present a variety of traditional jazz music, from ragtime to swing to dixieland at the Town & Country Resort and Hotel in Hotel Circle. Jazz bands and musicians from across the U.S. will perform.
www.sdjazzfest.org

Skating by the Sea Nov 24 – Jan 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 backdrop as holiday music fills the air and guests enjoy hot chocolate and libations. Skating is $25 per person and ice skate rentals are free.
http://hoteldel.com/activities/skating

Turkey Paddle 2016 Nov 25
Join West Coast Paddle Sports for their day-after Thanksgiving SUP paddling event on Mission Bay. Beginners and experienced paddlers welcome, Just bring your standup paddleboard and enjoy some family fun. Cost is a can of soup and a donation: $25 to help support the San Diego Canoe and Kayak Team kids programs. $20 for the youth-only race. At the SDCKT Team Headquarters on Fiesta Island. Registration begins at 8:30.
https://paddleguru.com

Legoland Snow Days Nov 25 – 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.
www.legoland.com

San Diego October 2016 Events

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Pumpkin Patch Thru Oct 31
Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides.
http://batesnutfarm.biz

oktOVERfest Oct 1
Participants can sign themselves and two other players up to play in the East County’s official Over the Line tournament for $75. The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., feature two divisions (Men’s and Women’s League) and will be double-elimination style with no gloves.
www.SanteeChamber.com/OTL

Pacific Beachfest Oct 1
Join us and over 50,000 visitors for the biggest party on the beach! PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. – There will be plenty of free, fun and family friendly action on the beaches and along the boardwalk. Join in on the action for the Pacific Beachfest 5k and fun run, the only fun run along the sand and boardwalk!
www.pacificbeach.org

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct 1-2
This free event is spread out over nearly 6 city blocks in the La Mesa Village and features hundreds of exhibitors, family friendly activities, German food, music, dancing, outfits, games and of course beer.
www.TheLaMesaOktoberfest.com

Dine out for the Cure Oct 5
For one delicious day, local restaurants across San Diego will participate in Susan G. Komen San Diego’s Dine Out for the Cure®. It’s simple. Eat at a participating restaurant and you’ll help San Diego breast cancer patients become breast cancer survivors. For every dollar you spend, anywhere from 10-25% of the restaurant’s profits for the day will go to Komen San Diego.
http://komensandiego.org/events-calendar

San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run  Oct 8
To kick off Fire Prevention Week, the San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation is holding a 5K Run/Walk & Kids Run on October 8, 2016. The run not only allows San Diegans to have fun running with local firefighters but it also raises much needed funds for the foundation. The money helps support their mission of providing enhanced equipment, training, and to support their community education program.
http://sdfirerescue5k.org

22nd Annual Little Italy FESTA! Celebration Oct 9
The streets of San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood will be filled with over 120,000 visitors from all over the world to pay tribute to the Italian heritage and culture that created this iconic neighborhood.
www.littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-festa

Del Mar International Horse Show Oct 12-30
Taking place at one of Southern California’s finest horse show venues, the Del Mar International Horse Show encompasses two full weeks of world-class competition which attracts an elite field of internationally recognized horses and riders.
http://jumpdelmar.com

7th Annual A Taste of Coronado Oct 12
Spend a night with us on Coronado Island, indulging your senses and enjoying amazing bites prepared by our local chefs. Take a culinary trip around the world sampling from our local bistros. Meander along Orange Avenue or take a ride on the complimentary trolley.
coronadojuniorwomansclub@gmail.com | 619-985-4791

National Scholastic Surfing Association Competition Oct 15-16
The National Scholastic Surfing Association promotes the qualities of discipline and competitive excellence while supporting the merits of academic achievement to young surfers and is one of the few national youth sports organizations that require its participants to maintain academic standards in order to compete.
www.nssa.org

JazzDiego International Jazz Festival Oct 15
JazzDiego International Jazz Festival features modern, contemporary, and independent jazz artists from around the country, including Paul Brown, Marc Antoine, Gregg Karukas, Jessy J, DW3, and more. The event includes wine tasting, boutique beer, chocolatiers, a cigar lounge, and art displays.
http://jazzdiego.com

Home Improvement Show Oct 21-23
Exhibits with variety of home-improvement products, furnishings, decorating and remodeling ideas, display gardens, seminars. In O’Brien Hall.
www.delmarfairgrounds.com

Fit Foodie 5K & 10K Oct 22
Ultimate Fit Foodie race registration includes 5K run/walk participation and race bib, Fit Foodie finisher’s medal, cash reward for top finishers, entrance to the John Hancock Vitality Village post-race celebration featuring, food and beverage samples, culinary demonstrations, mini fitness classes led by acclaimed professionals.
https://runsignup.com

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct 21-23
Shop thousands of handmade American arts & crafts throughout hundreds of booths over three days — jewelry, clothing, specialty foods, photography, hand-turned wood, ceramics, and more.
www.harvestfestival.com

DogFest San Diego Oct 29
A community dog walk and festival benefiting Canine Companions for Independence. Join in the fun as we raise money to provide highly trained assistance dogs to children, adults and veterans, free of charge.
www.cci.org/dogfestsandiego

San Diego Monster Bash Oct 29
This eerie extravaganza spans over eight city blocks, features over 20 DJs from San Diego and beyond, and activates five stages and nightmarish themed areas San Diego Monster Bash is known for its five out of this world Mega Clubs that feature shocking spectacles and blood curdling bass.
www.sandiegomonsterbash.com

Temecula Half Marathon & 5K Oct 30
Serious athletes, novice runners, walkers, families, and wine lovers can take a leisurely three-mile walk or a challenging 13.1 mile run.
https://events.hakuapp.com