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October 2019 Events

San Diego October Events | California Title Blog

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Haunted Ghost Tours Ongoing
Your tour combines guided sightseeing with a haunted bus tour and some light walking. We get off the bus at each location, but the most you’ll walk is two city blocks.
https://hauntedsandiegotours.com/

Apple Picking and Agricultural Activities
A list of fall activities in Julian!
https://visitjulian.com/u-pick-orchards/

Pumpkin Patches Through Oct. 31
A list of pumpkin patches throughout San Diego!
https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego/halloween/pumpkin-patches.aspx

Haunted Trail of Balboa Park Through Nov. 2
The mile-long trail in the dark will leave you trembling. You never know who or what will be lurking around each turn. This trail is not suited for children under 10. http://www.hauntedtrail.net/

Scream Zone at Del Mar Fair Grounds Through Nov. 2
Experience San Diego’s largest haunted house this October at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Squirm your way through the House of Horror, Maze and Haunted Hayride. This event is not suited for children under 12. https://thescreamzone.com/

Haunted Hotel Oct. 4-Nov. 2
The Disturbance, created by The Haunted Hotel, is an all new “Haunt Collective” in Mission Valley that features three haunted attractions in one location with plenty of free parking. No more downtown disorder and parking pains…just head to Mission Valley Center’s west parking lot near Target. https://hauntedhotel.com/

La Mesa Oktoberfest Oct. 4-6
Celebrating its 46th year, the locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (cheers) then ever before. From endless rows of vendors featuring incredible craft work and knick-knacks, to scrumptious sausages, food truck favorites, and live entertainment – La Mesa Oktoberfest promises to be back and better than ever this fall!
https://www.lamesaoktoberfest.org/

Build a Scarecrow Oct. 5, 19 and Nov. 2
We provide the supplies and you build the scarecrow! Two options: build a scarecrow to decorate the Julian area OR take it with you! Ticket price is PER SCARECROW not per person. https://www.facebook.com/events/720386231741026/

Carlsbad Oktoberfest Oct. 5
The Carlsbad Oktoberfest is a local fall tradition where thousands of people embrace German culture, food and beer! Admission is $15 in advance with your meal included. Parking is limited but there will be FREE shuttles every 20 minutes from the Shoppes at Carlsbad Mall. www.rotaryoktoberfest.org/

Pacific BeachFest Oct. 5
Pacific BeachFest has something for the entire family. The event features a fish taco contest, beach volleyball, craft beer, arts and crafts, and live entertainment. https://www.pacificbeachfest.org/

Polish Festival Oct. 11-13
The annual Polish Festival in San Diego is a wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/festivals-and-street-fairs/polish-festival.aspx

Harvest Festival Original Art & Craft Show Oct. 11-13
The Harvest Festival features dozens of artisans and crafters, food, live entertainment, and kid-friendly activities. Enjoy all the festival has to offer for the price of one ticket! Remember to get your hand stamped to return as many times as you please!
https://harvestfestival.com/del-mar

Grape Day 5K and Tots n’ Trucks Oct. 12
This year, two awesome community events are combined for a full day of fun! Grape Day 5K is a fun run for everyone from elite runners to casual walkers, so bring the whole family including dogs and strollers out for a good time! The 9th Annual Tots ‘N Trucks, presented by Sculpt Nouveau and the County of San Diego, will take place after the Grape Day 5K. Kids of all ages will have the opportunity to climb and explore work trucks including fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, garbage trucks, paving trucks and many more. Admission is FREE! https://visitescondido.com/calendar/

La Jolla Wine & Art Festival Oct. 12-13
Get ready for a weekend of wine, tasty cousine, art, and craft beer in the heart of the coastal town of La Jolla. Find handcrafted jewelry, pottery, glass sculptures, mixed media and photography on display from local businesses. Admission is FREE!
http://www.ljawf.com/

San Diego Italian Film Festival Oct. 15-27
The San Diego Italian Film Festival features the best of new Italian films. The festival will feature several genres with English subtitles. http://www.sandiegoitalianfilmfestival.com/

La Vista Dia de los Muertos Oct. 19
La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos will provide world renown programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.
https://lavistamemorialpark.com/events/

HauntFest on Main Oct. 25
The HauntFest on Main is a family-friendly event in downtown El Cajon. This festival features a pumpkin patch, costume contest, candy challenge activities, carnival rides, a Kid Zone, and much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.hauntfest.org/

Trick-or-Treat on India St. Oct. 25
This family-oriented event is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween with your little ones. Businesses along India Street will pass out candy and treats to trick-or-treaters.
https://www.littleitalysd.com/events/trick-or-treat-on-india-street

Halloween Family Day Oct. 26
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions present free crafts for kids, costume parades and contests, Day of the Dead-themed activities, and tons of spooky surprises. Live music and dance performances, food trucks, and free candy round out the spooktacular day set amid Balboa Park’s historic architecture and scenic plazas. https://balboaparkconservancy.org

September 2019 Events

San Diego Events | September 2019

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Big SoCal Euro 2019 Sept. 1
Big SoCal Euro is one of the largest all European car events on the west coast. We are excited to be one of the longest running car events of it’s kind, since 2001. The event featuring over 3,000 European cars throughout the region. Bring your family to meet other car enthusiasts, raffles, drag racing, great food, automotive vendors, swap meet, after party and more. General Admission is FREE!
https://www.big-euro.com/big-socal-euro/

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb Sept. 7
On September 11, 2001, 403 emergency responders made the ultimate sacrifice. The San Diego 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, located at the Hilton Bayfront is the only event of its kind in the region. Each year hundreds of Firefighters, Public Safety Officers, civilians, and family members gather to climb the hotel stairs to honor the memories of the lives lost on September 11, 2001, and to create an experience none of us will ever forget. For more information, please visit http://www.sandiegostairclimb.com/

23rd Annual Julian Grape Stomp Festa Sept. 7
We are excited to be continuing the old-world tradition of kicking off your shoes, rolling up your pant legs and letting tons of blessed grapes squish beneath your feet! With ten local wineries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, great Italian music provided by Roman Holiday, Bocce Ball Court, a little extemporaneous dancing here and there, this will be a party to remember!
http://www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/special-events/grape-stomp/

6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest Sept. 7
More than 34 local breweries and cider houses will be featured at this year’s Brewfest! Enjoy a day of local tastings, food pairings, and entertainment with your closest friends. Tickets are $20-$55. https://www.carlsbadbrewfest.org/

San Diego Blues Festival Sept. 7
Since its debut in 2011, the San Diego Blues Festival has become a must-attend event for blues fans from across the country each September. All proceeds will benefit the North County Food Bank Chapter. For more information please visit,
https://www.sdbluesfest.com/

Burgers and Beers Sept. 7
Sample burgers from 20 of San Diego’s best restaurants and vote for your favorite! Wash down your burgers with an ice cold craft beer from more than 40 local breweries!
https://www.readerburgersandbeer.com/

Cardiff Greek Festival 2019 Sept. 7-8
Greek food, pastries, Greek folk dance performances, church tours, musical performances, kids games, market/deli, and more. Dance to live Greek music. Parking is FREE! http://www.cardiffgreekfestival.com

Aloha Run Sept. 8
The Aloha Run is a fun and festive, Hawaiian-themed 5k/10k event. Be inspired by music from the islands and beach tunes as you run or walk the flat and scenic course in San Diego. http://www.thealoharun.com/

Grand Chef Throwdown Sept. 13
An unforgettable evening showcasing the talents of over 30 of the best chefs from San Diego and Baja at the annual Grand Chef Throwdown. The event will bring together local fashionable foodies awarding a People’s Choice Award and a Culinary Council of celebrity top chefs and food critics, awarding the Chef Flor Franco Awards for Culinary Excellence. Guests will enjoy chef tastings, both savory and sweet creations, sample craft cocktails and sips from wineries on both sides of the border followed by a three-course gourmet dinner prepared by The Hotel Del’s Executive Chef, Stefan Peroutka in the oceanfront Ballroom. All proceeds benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
https://hoteldel.com/events/grand-chef-throwdown/

San Diego Bayfair Sept. 13-15
San Diego Bayfair has a long and rich tradition in Mission Bay Park. This 2.5 mile powerboat race is an exciting event for all ages. More information can be found on the event website: http://www.sandiegobayfair.org/

KABOO Del Mar Festival Sept. 13-15
The KABOO Del Mar Festival is not your average music festival. This event is jam-packed with music from more than 40 artists from different genres, comedy acts, art, and much more. Single day passes, three-day passes, and hotel packages are available on the event website. https://www.kaaboodelmar.com/

Julian Music Festival Sept. 21
The Annual Julian Music Festival originally began as a banjo and fiddle competition. In its 50th year, the Festival will include bluegrass, Americana, and contemporary jazz acts. Attendees are welcome to bring a lawn chair and tickets are available both online and at the door. https://www.julianguide.com/

Adams Avenue Street Fair Sept. 21-22
The 38th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair – featuring 80 musical acts on six stages – will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. The event also features beer gardens and beer tastings, giant carnival rides, festival foods and 300 arts and crafts booths.
http://www.adamsavenuebusiness.com/event-info/adams-avenue-street-fair/

San Diego Restaurant Week Sept. 22-29
For eight days 180 restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixed dinner menus starting at $20 per person and/or two-course prix-fixed lunch menus starting at $10 per person. The restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the North and touch on all cuisine types and cravings.
http://www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com/

Miramar Airshow Sept. 27-29
The Marine Corps Air Station Miramar is honoring 100 years of women in the U.S. Marine Corps at this year’s airshow. Known as the biggest airshow in the country, the show will feature exhibits, food, beer, and dazzling performances by current military pilots and the world-famous Blue Angels! http://www.miramarairshow.com/

San Diego March 2019 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

Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch Mar. 1 – May 12
This SoCal attraction will open its doors with new landscaping and renovations. See the display gardens developed by the San Diego Master Gardeners, get lost in the fragrant sweet pea maze with new pathways, learn about composting and gardening in
the new greenhouses that will offer classes for local elementary students and residents. http://www.theflowerfields.com

Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic Mar. 1
The 6th Annual Mickey Cafagna Memorial Golf Classic, presented by the Poway Chamber of Commerce, gets underway with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. In keeping with Mickey’s charitable spirit, a portion of this year’s profits will be donated to the Poway Chapter of Soroptimist International, a global volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment.
https://birdeasepro.com/powaychamber/

Spring Home & Garden Show Mar. 1-3
Over 400 exhibits. Everything for your home improvement needs all under one (actually two) roofs. See the annual garden landscape features, where local landscape contractors and horticulturalists put their most creative foot forward to inspire the
public. http://springhomegardenshow.com/tickets-discounts

Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk Mar. 2
The Annual Finish Chelsea’s Run in honor of Chelsea King will feature a competitive 5K race and fun run/walk, family festival, children’s activities, team competition, entertainment, and refreshments. https://chelseaslight.org/programs/finish-chelseas-run/

Mardi Gras Beads, Bites, and Booze Tour Mar. 2
We will be serving up New Orleans inspired bites and Carnival inspired cocktails throughout the Gaslamp Quarter with BEADS, BEADS and more BEADS from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tickets to the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Beads, Bites and Booze Tour are only
$25 in advance or $30 on the day of!
https://www.sdmardigras.com/mardi-gras-beads-booze-barcrawl/

Festival of Science & Engineering: Expo Day Mar. 2
Expo Day is the official kick-off celebration for festival week featuring hundreds of exhibitors and gives attendees a major preview of what’s to come to area businesses, schools, libraries, and museums throughout the county during Festival Week, eight
days of learning, hands-on activities, innovation, and behind-the scenes opportunities for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as adults and families to ignite their passion for STEM education. https://www.lovestemsd.org/

San Diego Yoga Festival Mar. 2-3
Come one, come all to the San Diego Yoga Festival in Imperial Beach! This event is perfect for Yoga practitioners of all levels: first-time, beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Bring your dog, or bring a friend to the beach to try a new yoga class!
https://www.sandiegoyogafestival.com/

Busker Festival Mar. 2-3
A Busker is a street performer. The celebration brings colorful street performers – from jugglers on unicycles to stilt walkers, contortionists, and acrobats – to the waterfront shopping, dining, and entertainment district. This event is FREE to attend.
http://www.seaportvillage.com/

St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon, BeerFest, and Tribes & Clans Mar. 3
St. Patrick’s Day half marathon, 5K run/walk, Green Mile Fun Run, and Tribes and Clans crossfit-style competition. http://www.stpatricksdayhalf.com/

Best Coast Beer Fest Mar. 9
Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy local bands and a food truck alley. Every ticket sold helps a cancer patient. http://bestcoastbeerfest.com/san-diego-2

San Diego Half Marathon & 5K Mar. 10
Founded in 2012, the San Diego Half Marathon is a premier race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego while raising money to help its communities. As a nonprofit 501(c)(3), all net proceeds are donated to community service projects and
local charitable causes. http://sdhalfmarathon.com/

San Diego Leprechaun Run Mar. 16
Before you wash down your Shepard’s Pie with a pint of Guiness, head over to Pacific Beach for the Leprechaun Run! The 5K starts at 9:00 a.m. and the kids run begins at 10:00 a.m. After the run, redeem your drink ticket at Maverick’s in Pacific Beach!
https://www.sandiegorunningco.com/leprechaunrun

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Mar. 16
The Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the LARGEST parade west of the Mississippi! The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. and includes more than 120 floats, marching bands, Police and Fire Departments, dancers, and much more. Following the parade is
the Irish Festival in Balboa Park from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
http://www.stpatsparade.org/

San Diego Cake Show Mar. 16-17
With a cake design competition open to everyone, a variety of decorating classes for all skill levels, decorating demonstrations, plus raffles and vendor booths featuring a wide range of decorating tools, tips, and supplies. https://sandiegocakeshow.com/

Cherry Blossom Week & Festival Mar. 18-24
The Japanese Friendship Garden’s (JFG) 2019 Cherry Blossom Week is March 18 through March 21. During this time, select vendors will be set up throughout JFG giving guests a sneak peek of what’s to come during the weekend. JFG will bloom into a full
festival from March 22 through March 24 with crafts from local merchants, performances, a beer and sake garden, tea garden, street food, and children’s activities! http://www.niwa.org/cbf19

LPGA Kia Classic Mar. 25-31
Entering its tenth year, the 2019 Kia Classic will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California March 25th –31st. The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.8 million purse. The field features 2018 Kia Classic Champion Eun-Hee Ji and crowd favorites Lydia Ko, Paula Creamer, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson. http://www.kiaclassic.com/

Rolando Street Fair Mar. 31
Located on pretty Rolando Boulevard between towering Silk Oaks (planted over 75 years ago) you can spend the day enjoying our neighborhood, meeting old friends, and making new ones! Enjoy live music, local artists and musicians, food, kids’ activities, and a
beer garden! https://www.rolandocc.org/

San Diego February 2019 Events

San Diego February 2019 Event Calendar | California Title Company Blog

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San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
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Valentine’s Day Ideas
A list of ideas for your significant other this Valentine’s Day.
http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/valentines-day-ideas.html

Museum Month Through February
Enjoy half-off admission for more than 40 museums throughout San Diego!
https://sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/specials/museum-month/

Second Chance Dog Adoption Feb. 2, 9, 16
Second Chance Dog Rescue is hosting adoption events in Clairemont (Feb. 2), Mission Valley (Feb. 9), and Pacific Beach (Feb. 16.). Help these furry friends need forever homes! For more information, please visit the Second Chance Rescue website. http://secondchancedogrescue.org/

Human Rights Watch Film Festival Through Feb. 4
The Human Rights Watch Film Festival returns to the Museum of Photographic Arts. Filmmakers and Human Rights Watch experts will be present at each screening to discuss many of the issues raised by the films. The film festival brings to life human rights abuses through storytelling in a way that challenges each individual to empathize and demand justice for all people
https://www.kpbs.org/events/2019/feb/04/human-rights-watch-film-festival-6110d7d6

6th Annual San Diego Improv Festival Feb. 7-10
The 6th Annual San Diego Improv Festival returns, attracting improv enthusiasts from around the country for the four-day comedy binge. Anyone attracted to improv is encouraged to take the plunge and join the four-day comedic journey.
http://www.sdimprovfestival.com/

Brewbies Fest Feb. 9
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support! Get your tickets today!  https://www.brewbies.org/

Chinese New Year Festival at Balboa Park Feb. 9-10
Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food. https://allevents.in/park/chinese-new-year-festival-at-balboa-park/1000052278098199

2019 Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk Feb. 10
The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-mile run will be a Match Making event again this year! At registration you will pick up your choice of bib: Available, Taken, or It’s Complicated. Wear the bib on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you! Get social at the event and make new friends. https://www.active.com/coronado-ca/running/distance-running-races/coronado-valentine-s-day-10k-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-walk-2019

Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Feb. 10
You are not running against the clock, but from blood thirsty, virus infected zombies. All runners will be given a flag belt (just like those used in flag football). The flags represent your “health” If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” (finish line) with ANY number of flags attached to their belt they will receive a “SURVIVOR” medal If a runner reaches the “Safe Zone” (finish line) with no flags attached they will receive an “INFECTED” medal.
https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running/zombie-escape-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run-2019

Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Feb. 10
Watch the sun rise over the city and then run or walk 5K through Cabrillo National Monument–San Diego’s only national park. Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children. https://www.active.com/san-diego-ca/running/distance-running-races/cabrillo-sunrise-5k-2019

Cupids & Canines Adoption Event Feb. 16
Find the LOVE OF YOUR LIFE at the San Diego Animal Support Foundation’s 12th Annual Cupids & Canines Mega Adoption Event, featuring HUNDREDS of adoptable animals from 26 shelters and rescue organizations, all in one convenient place! It all happens on Saturday, February 10th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grossmont Center in La Mesa (just north of the 8 Freeway)! http://sdshelters.org/news/Events.html

Valentine’s Oceanside Harbor Wine Cruise Feb. 16
This 90 minute cruise includes an appetizer platter and three wine tastings! Tickets are $39 and Beach Wine Club members receive $4 off! The cruise begins and 5:00 PM and passengers are asked to check-in 30 minutes prior to board. https://www.sandiego. org/members/tours-sightseeing/oceanside-adventures-luxury-cruises/events/oceanside-harbor-wine-cruise-2.aspx

Chinese New Year Fair Feb. 16-17
The 37th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is being held downtown between Third and J Street. Celebrate the year of the pig with food, crafts, art, culture, traditional customs, and much more! Admission is FREE! https://sdcny.org/

International Jewish Film Festival Through Feb. 17
The festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films. https://www.kpbs.org/events/2019/feb/17/29th-annual-san-diego-international/

San Diego Bird Festival Feb. 27-Mar. 3
In a world where social media and smart devices seem to be taking over, birds are a lovely reminder that the world is full of real experiences. All you need to do is Look Up! The San Diego Audubon Society invites you to the San Diego Bird Festival, which celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego county. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society.
https://sandiegoaudubon.org/events/bird-festival

San Diego December 2018 Events

San Diego December 2018 Event Calendar | California Title Company

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

Spreckels Organ Society Every Sunday
The Spreckels Organ Society programs and promotes the great Spreckels outdoor organ in Balboa Park, where concerts are offered to the public FREE of charge every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in cooperation with the City of San Diego and Civic Organist Raúl Prieto Ramírez. https://spreckelsorgan.org/

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas Through Dec. 29
Back for its 21st 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. https://www.sandiego.org/members/theatre/the-old-globe/events/dr-seuss-how-the-grinch-stole-christmas.aspx

Rady Children’s Ice Rink Through December
Rady Children’s Hospital Auxiliary and Liberty Station welcome San Diegans to kick-off the holiday season with outdoor ice skating at the Rady Children’s Ice Rink at Liberty Station. The outdoor rink will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., excluding Christmas. Net proceeds will benefit the Rady Children’s Hospital’s Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.
|https://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/ongoing/rady-childrens-ice-rink-at-liberty-/

55th Annual North Park Toyland Parade Dec. 1
The historic neighborhood of North Park will warmly welcome friends and family to bundle up and delight in San Diego’s most joyful parade. Gliding down University Avenue between Utah and Iowa Streets, this cheerful pageant will feel like a Winter Wonderland, as melodious marching bands, upbeat dance groups, cool vintage cars, beauty queens and city officials (and more!) warm your spirits. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/parades/north-park-toyland-parade.aspx

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade Dec. 1
Come find out what the locals have known for 30+ years – Santa would rather be in the quaint little surfing village of OB at the Ocean Beach Holiday Parade. The fun starts at 5:05 p.m.! https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/parades/ocean-beach-holiday-parade.aspx

SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off Dec. 2
Chili + beer + holiday shopping + kids fun fest = one perfect Sunday in December. This event takes place in the North Park and South Park neighborhoods and features a chili competition between 40 local restaurants, 30 vendors featuring homemade goods, craft beer and wine stations, games, face-painting, two stages for live music, and MUCH more. https://www.sonofestchilicookoff.com/

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting Dec. 3
Liberty Station is partnering with the Chabad Centers of Pacific Beach and Downtown Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting on Monday, December 3rd. Come celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with an early evening Menorah Lighting, music and entertainment throughout the event, photo opportunities, raffle prizes and more! https://libertystation.com/events/salute-the-season/hanukkah-menorah-lighting

La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village Dec. 7-8
The Village is transformed into a Victorian Wonderland during La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village. Walk the streets of La Mesa’s historic downtown enjoy live music, cozy fires, craft vendors, food, and a kids’ area with holiday movies and activities. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/holidays/la-mesa-holiday-in-the-village.aspx

Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights Dec. 8
Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, and kayaks alike will be draped in holiday decor as they circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station (from here, you can see the parade twice!) This event is FREE to attend and begins at 7:00 p.m. http://www.oceansideyc.net/

Poway’s Christmas in the Park Dec. 8
Join us at Old Poway Park for an old-fashioned holiday tradition that will take you back in time with caroling, live music, a visit with Santa, free children’s crafts, model train displays, and so much more! This event is FREE to attend! http://www.poway.org

Island Food and Beer Fest San Diego 2018 Dec. 8
The Second Annual Island Food and Beer Festival features unlimited beer tastings, delicious food, and live entertainment. This event starts at 11:00 a.m. at Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego. More information can be found here: https://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2018/dec/08/2nd-annual-island-food-and-beer-fes/

Wacky Wonky Wonderland Dec. 9
Attend the best holiday event in town on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Wacky Wonky Wonderland event, a holiday festival and donation drive, will take place at the San Diego Center for Children’s main campus in Linda Vista to collect much needed gifts and donations to support more than 1,000 children in need this holiday season. https://sdcc.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/WackyWonkyWonderland2018/tabid/997537/Default.aspx

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights Dec. 9-16
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated and sailing by the shores for all to see. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, Pier at Cesar Chavez Park and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. https://sdparadeoflights.org/ 

11th Annual Vet + Pet West Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade Dec. 16
Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter! Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to wear their favorite holiday costumes and sweaters and join the festivities including: a costume contest, live music, presentations, and much more!
https://www.gaslamp.org/events/pet-parade/