San Diego August Events 2018

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
http://www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Twilight in the Park Summer Concerts Aug. 1
On Wednesday, August 1, Dixieland jazz band, the Jazz Jammers will perform under the stars at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion. For 37 years, Twilight has entertained audiences with quality Dixieland, swing, and Latin salsa music. The concert is FREE to
attend and concert-goers may bring a picnic basket and blankets.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/aug/01/twilight-park-summerconcerts-jazz-jammers/

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day Aug. 2
All you need is $2 to create your own customized ice cream sandwich to celebrate National Ice Cream Sandwich Day! Stop by Nestle Toll House Café in Chula Vista
between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to get your ice cream!
https://www.yelp.com/events/chula-vista-national-ice-creamsandwich-day

SoundBite Dinner with Miss. Erika Davies Aug. 3
Attendees receive a six course meal prepared by three professionally trained chefs, while reveling in live music performed by Miss. Erika Davies. This event is located at Lot 8 in Mission Valley and tickets are $65 per person. BYOB
https://www.yelp.com/events/san-diego-soundbite-dinner-withmiss-erika-davies

Stretch Yourself Yoga Aug. 4
Grab your yoga mat and a bottle of water for this one-day outdoor class at Horton Plaza. This FREE event is presented by Scripps Health. https://www.sandiego.org/members/venues/horton-plazapark/events/stretch-yourself-yoga.aspx

Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug. 5
Celebrate Chula Vista’s world renowned heritage as the “Lemon Capital of the World” at this year’s Lemon Festival. Enjoy live bands, lemonade, contests, and rock your favorite yellow outfit. This one-day event is open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
https://festivalnet.com/12715/Chula-Vista-California/Festivals/Chula-Vista-Lemon-Festival

DIY Kombucha Workshop Aug. 5
Do you drink kombucha? Learn how to make it at home in this three-hour workshop! Sample various flavors and take home a 16 oz. bottle of your creation!
https://www.facebook.com/events/441511836261819/

Movies & More by the Lake Aug. 10
Bring a blanket and watch a movie under the stars at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve. Be there by 6:00 p.m. to grab a spot and some grub from the food trucks. Entry is only $10 per car.
https://www.sandiego.org/members/camping-rv-parks/santeelakes-recreation-preserve/events/movies-more-by-the-lake-1.aspx

ArtWalk at Liberty Station Aug. 11-12
Located in the Arts District in Liberty Station, is the 13th ArtWalk at Liberty Station festival. This event features more than 200 artists who will showcase paintings, jewelry, sculptures, glass work, photography, and much more.
https://www.sandiego.org/members/festivals/artwalk-san-diego/events/artwalk-liberty-station.aspx

Fresh Fest Aug. 11
San Diego Hydroponics & Organics presents FIRST Fresh Fest at the Quartyard in downtown San Diego. Try plant-based Mexican and Middle Eastern dishes, as well as, vegan cotton candy! All food and beverage vendors are vegan-only. This event is 21+ and
takes place between 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
http://sdhydroponics.com/freshfest/

West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival Aug. 11
The San Diego Caribbean Association presents the 2nd Annual San Diego West Coast Multicultural Carnival & Festival at the SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm Stadium). Indulge, taste, and experience Caribbean culture through food, drinks, dancing,
and international artists. Don’t miss the Parade of the Bands, featuring hundreds of Masqueraders.
https://sdca-inc.org/

National City Heritage Day & Car Show Aug. 11
The National City Chamber of Commerce is hosting this year’s annual event at Kimball Park in National City. Food, music, and children’s entertainment begin at 10:00 a.m. with an awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m. https://www.automobileheritageday.com/

Latin Food Festival Aug. 17-18
The Sixth Annual Latin Food Festival is taking place August 17-18 at Marina Park, San Diego Bay. The festival is to feature 150 food, wine, beer, and spirit stations. This year, the Food Network’s Marcella Valladolid, TV personality, chef, and author Aaron
Sanchez, and Mexico’s restaurateur and chef, Enrique Olvera are to headline this fun and flavorful event.
https://latinfoodfest.com/

Stone 22nd Anniversary Celebration Aug. 17-18
Enjoy endless craft beer, food, and receive a complimentary tasting glass! Attendees can also take part in a cigar lounge with cigars for purchase. This event is hosted by the Stone Brewery World Bistro & Gardens – Escondido and Liberty Station.
https://www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2018/aug/17/stone-22nd-anniversary-celebration-/

Chula Vista Harborfest Aug. 18
This event has everything summer has to offer in one location! Don’t miss this fun-filled event, equipped with kayaking, paddle boarding, laser tag, rock climbing, volleyball, arts & crafts, tacos, beer, and much more. Admission is FREE!
http://www.cvharborfest.com/

42nd World Bodysurfing Championship Aug. 18-19
Oceanside, California is the host of the 42nd Annual World Bodysurfing Championship competition. Starting at 6:30 a.m., approximately 400 bodysurfers will compete for their chance to be crowned body surfing champion.
http://www.worldbodysurfing.org/contest

Rogue One Movie Screening Aug. 25
Watch “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” at the amphitheater in Horton Plaza. The cost is FREE to attend and movie-goers are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, and snacks!
http://www.summermoviesinthepark.com/

Bike the Bay Aug. 26
Bike the Bay is a non-competitive community bike ride that is suitable for all ages and lifestyles. Riders begin at San Diego Bay, continue through National City, Chula Vista, and
Imperial Beach and have a one-time opportunity to ride their bikes across Coronado Bridge! Registration is $55-$60.
http://www.san-diego-beaches-and-adventures.com/san-diego-events-august.html 

San Diego July 2018 Events

July Events in San Diego 2018

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

‘Jaws’ in 35mm July 1-4
As part of its “Retro Rewind” series, the La Paloma Theatre in Encinitas will feature the 1975 film “Jaws” for moviegoers. Tickets are only $10 each and are cash-only. http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/01/jaws-35mm/

Dr. Seuss’ ‘The Lorax’ July 2- Aug. 12
Inspired by the beloved children’s book, “The Lorax,” by Dr. Seuss, David Greig brings the story to life this summer at The Old Globe Theatre. The musical, originally produced in London, won the hearts of critics and was nominated for the Olivier Award. The
musical is sure to awe adults and children alike in this must-see event of the summer. For more information, please call 619-234-5623 or visit http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/02/dr-seusssthe-lorax-2018/

Brit Floyd: Eclipse World Tour 2018 July 2
Brit Floyd is a Pink Floyd cover band that covers hits like, “Animals,” “The Wall,” and “Wish You Were Here.” The band is performing on the 45th anniversary of the 1973 album, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” Brit Floyd is widely regarded as the greatest
tribute band in the world. This concert is a bucket list performance for the Pink Floyd fanatic. http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/02/brit-floyd-eclipse-world-tour-2018/

Big Bay Boom July 4
Spectators from all across San Diego County are heading to the bay to witness this year’s most extravagant fireworks show. Be there, as fireworks are simultaneously lit from nearby barges, Shelter Island, Harbor Island, Embarcadero North, Seaport Village, Embarcadero South Marina Park, and Coronado Ferry Landing. https://www.sandiego.org/explore/events/holidays/bigbay-boom.aspx

Scripps Ranch Old Pros 10K/2-Mile Runs, Bike Rides July 4
This event entails activities for all ages. Choose between a 10K race, 2-mile run, 12-mile bike ride, 28-mile bike ride, or 50-mile bike ride. All proceeds benefit local high school students and community athletic programs.
https://www.sandiego.gov/event/scripps-ranch-old-pros-10k2-mile-runs-bike-rides-1

24 Hour Film Challenge July 6-7
The 24 Hour Film Challenge is a competition beginning July 6, where participants have 24 hours to write, film, edit, and submit a short film. This event is available for all ages and contestants will watch their creations on July 7.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018/jul/06/24-hour-film-challenge

Patrons of the Prado Masterpiece Gala July 7
This annual fundraiser raises proceeds for the Balboa Park museums. This year’s theme is “Masquerade in the Park,” and includes cocktails, dinner, a live auction and entertainment. https://www.sandiego.gov/event/patrons-prado-masterpiecegala-2018

Little Italy Summer Film Festival July 7- Aug. 25
Little Italy hosts the Little Italy Summer Film Festival in collaboration with Cinema Little Italy, a series of Italian films with English subtitles. Screenings are every Saturday night in Little Italy’s Amici Park outdoor amphitheater starting at 7:30 p.m. in
mid-June through August (located at the corner of State and W. Date Streets). The entry fee is a $5 donation. www.littleitalysd.com/events/little-italy-summer-film-festival

San Diego Pride July 14
The annual Pride Parade is one of the largest Pride events in the United States! The theme for this year’s parade is “Persist with Pride” and is scheduled to begin at 11:00 am in Hillcrest and will conclude in Balboa Park. https://sdpride.org/parade/

The Boulevard Street Food Cinema July 14
The Boulevard Street Food Cinema is the perfect fusion of cinema, art, food, and culture in a true SoCal-type of way. The event is located at 2855 El Cajon Blvd. and Utah Street. https://www.sandiego.gov/event/boulevard-street-food-cinema-2018

Over-the-Line Tournament (OTL) July 14-15 and July 21-22
The 65th Over-the-Line Tournament, hosted by the Old Mission Beach Athletic Club is an adult-only softball competition that is held two weekends each July. Tournaments the first weekend are three innings long and will be four innings during the second weekend. There is no fee to spectate and registration is open now! http://www.ombac.org/over-the-line/

Del Mar Racetrack Opening Day July 18
Grab your hat and head to the Del Mar Racetrack to kick-off the season on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. Gates open at 11:30 a.m. and the first race is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Don’t forget to enter the famous “Opening Day Hats Contest” for your chance to win a
cash prize! https://www.dmtc.com/calendar/detail/opening

Comic-Con International July 19- 22
Thousands of comic enthusiasts are heading downtown to experience the largest comic and pop culture event in the United States this July! Inside the Convention Center you will find panels, seminars, workshops, film previews, an exhibitor floor and much
more. Grab your friends and family and checkout the Gaslamp District’s festivities. Meet celebrities, play games, pick up free merchandise and take part in the City’s biggest event! https://www.comic-con.org/cci

Insect and Ladybug Festival July 21-22
The San Diego Botanical Gardens is hosting its Insect and Lady Bug Festival with 20 informational booths, arts & crafts tables, educational presentations, along with, thousands of exotic and domestic insects, lizards, and snakes! Doors open at 9:00 a.m.
and admission is FREE for members and children under 12. https://www.sdbgarden.org/insect.htm

Nat Diego July 27-28
Calling all wine lovers! Indulge your senses this July at the second Nat Diego festival. Taste, smell, and see everything there is to know about the natural wine making process. Mingle with industry professionals and discover how natural wines are revolutionizing
the industry. https://www.natdiego.com/

Southern California Extreme AutoFest 2018 July 28
Extreme Autofest is for gear heads who love seeing what’s under the hood. The car show features suped up rides from racers to hot rods. More than cars, there’s also a concert to make the car show a party. http://extremeautofest.com

June 2018 Events – San Diego

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

San Diego County Fair June 2 – July 4
Keep checking the fair’s website for the official schedule as the event draws closer, and to keep tabs on the fair concerts and festivals lineups. This year’s fair theme is “How Sweet it Is,” promising visitors a bubble gum-sweet affair that’ll make anyone feel like a kid again.
https://sdfair.com

Art Around Adams June 2
Stroll storefront art galleries and businesses and listen to music on several stages on a two-mile music and art walk. Over 100 businesses will change into impromptu art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day with 50 artists focusing on performance art, jewelry making, photography, tattoo, skateboard, oil painting, murals, dance, theater, and projection.
www.artaroundadams.org

Classic Car Show June 3
El Camino Memorial Park’s annual benefit classic car show helps The Garden of Innocence organization provide dignified burials for abandoned babies in San Diego. Please come show your support and enjoy a BBQ with special musical guests The Hot Rod Trio. There will be vendors, raffles & prizes. All makes and models welcome.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018

Chowder & Wine Tasting Festival June 7-10
Seven tasting sessions over four days to sample three-ounce servings of New England, Manhattan, Seafood, Corn & Tortilla, and Fusion Chowders from up to 60 restaurants along with beverages from 40 wineries, 20 craft brewers and 8 cideries, and 8 non-alcohol beverage vendors. Listen to music from the event stage on the pier and view a variety of products from artisans and crafters.
http://www.chowderfestival.com

International Boat Show June 7-10
Over 140 boats for sale as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets, and accessories. Check out the expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts. East end of Spanish Landing Park.
www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

San Diego Greek Festival June 8-10
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance. Live bands will perform both traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend.
http://sdgreekfestival.com

Fido Fest June 9
Exhibitors, giveaways, adoptions, vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing. Proceeds from opportunity drawing benefit Dogs on Deployment, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fulfills its mission to provide a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed.
http://cityofsanteeca.gov

2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10
The 2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists June 9 and 10 at downtown San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park.
www.sdfestivalofthearts.org

San Diego Beer Festival June 15-17
Entrance to beer festival from 1-5pm. Souvenir pint glass for you to add to your collection. Access to the exclusive Glenmorangie VIP tent including: Glenmorangie Scotch and Beer Pairings. A rotating tap of reserve beers from local breweries.
https://sandiegobeerfestival.com

San Diego County Fair 5k June 16
The 5th annual San Diego County Fair 5K is an all-ages, all-access behind the scenes run/walk of the iconic County Fair like you’ve never seen it before! Grab your friends and family, and join us at San Diego’s most celebrated tradition at the legendary Del Mar Fairgrounds!
www.sdfair5k.com

Vans Warped Tour June 22
The bill includes 3OH!3, Knuckle Puck, Mayday Parade, Reel Big Fish, All Time Low, The Amity Affliction, We The Kings, Asking Alexandria, Simple Plan, Assuming We Survive, Taking Back Sunday, August Burns Red, Beartooth, The Used, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Broadside, and more.
https://vanswarpedtour.com

Wildhorse Half Marathon & 10K June 23
The Wild Horse Trail Half Marathon is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing and is the second race in both the Dirt Devil Racing Trail Half Marathon Series and the second in the Progressive Series (Foxy 5K, Wildhorse 10K, Stairway to Heaven 15K and Raptor Ridge 1/2). All racers will receive a custom, performance-technical fabric T-shirt, custom medal, and logo pint glass for finishing.
www.dirtdevilracing.com

OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off June 23
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
https://oceanbeachsandiego.com

Tony Gwynn 5.5k Run/Walk/Hike June 23
San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. continues their support of the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation with the 4th annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk/Hike on Saturday, June 23 at Lake Poway. The family-friendly event is open to the public and raises money to benefit the TAG Foundation, which works to create a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults throughout San Diego.
http://www.tonygwynn5k.org/

Festival of Yoga San Diego 2018 June 24
One of San Diego’s largest yoga festivals in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Yoga, sponsored by Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga. San Diego nonprofit OG Yoga is honored to be Festival of Yoga’s first beneficiary.
https://festivalofyogasandiego.org

 

June 2018 Events – San Diego

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

San Diego County Fair June 2 – July 4
Keep checking the fair’s website for the official schedule as the event draws closer, and to keep tabs on the fair concerts and festivals lineups. This year’s fair theme is “How Sweet it Is,” promising visitors a bubble gum-sweet affair that’ll make anyone feel like a kid again.
https://sdfair.com

Art Around Adams June 2
Stroll storefront art galleries and businesses and listen to music on several stages on a two-mile music and art walk. Over 100 businesses will change into impromptu art galleries and/or performance arenas for the day with 50 artists focusing on performance art, jewelry making, photography, tattoo, skateboard, oil painting, murals, dance, theater, and projection.
www.artaroundadams.org

Classic Car Show June 3
El Camino Memorial Park’s annual benefit classic car show helps The Garden of Innocence organization provide dignified burials for abandoned babies in San Diego. Please come show your support and enjoy a BBQ with special musical guests The Hot Rod Trio. There will be vendors, raffles & prizes. All makes and models welcome.
http://www.kpbs.org/events/2018

Chowder & Wine Tasting Festival June 7-10
Seven tasting sessions over four days to sample three-ounce servings of New England, Manhattan, Seafood, Corn & Tortilla, and Fusion Chowders from up to 60 restaurants along with beverages from 40 wineries, 20 craft brewers and 8 cideries, and 8 non-alcohol beverage vendors. Listen to music from the event stage on the pier and view a variety of products from artisans and crafters.
http://www.chowderfestival.com

International Boat Show June 7-10
Over 140 boats for sale as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets, and accessories. Check out the expanded selection of 80’+ superyachts. East end of Spanish Landing Park.
www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

San Diego Greek Festival June 8-10
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance. Live bands will perform both traditional and contemporary Greek music, and youth dance troupes wearing folk costumes will showcase their skills throughout the weekend.
http://sdgreekfestival.com

Fido Fest June 9
Exhibitors, giveaways, adoptions, vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing. Proceeds from opportunity drawing benefit Dogs on Deployment, a national 501(c)3 non-profit organization that fulfills its mission to provide a central network for military members to find volunteers willing to board their pets while they are deployed.
http://cityofsanteeca.gov

2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts June 9-10
The 2018 San Diego Festival of the Arts will showcase stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists June 9 and 10 at downtown San Diego’s beautiful Waterfront Park.
www.sdfestivalofthearts.org

San Diego Beer Festival June 15-17
Entrance to beer festival from 1-5pm. Souvenir pint glass for you to add to your collection. Access to the exclusive Glenmorangie VIP tent including: Glenmorangie Scotch and Beer Pairings. A rotating tap of reserve beers from local breweries.
https://sandiegobeerfestival.com

San Diego County Fair 5k June 16
The 5th annual San Diego County Fair 5K is an all-ages, all-access behind the scenes run/walk of the iconic County Fair like you’ve never seen it before! Grab your friends and family, and join us at San Diego’s most celebrated tradition at the legendary Del Mar Fairgrounds!
www.sdfair5k.com

Vans Warped Tour June 22
The bill includes 3OH!3, Knuckle Puck, Mayday Parade, Reel Big Fish, All Time Low, The Amity Affliction, We The Kings, Asking Alexandria, Simple Plan, Assuming We Survive, Taking Back Sunday, August Burns Red, Beartooth, The Used, Less Than Jake, Bowling For Soup, Broadside, and more.
https://vanswarpedtour.com

Wildhorse Half Marathon & 10K June 23
The Wild Horse Trail Half Marathon is brought to you by Dirt Devil Racing and is the second race in both the Dirt Devil Racing Trail Half Marathon Series and the second in the Progressive Series (Foxy 5K, Wildhorse 10K, Stairway to Heaven 15K and Raptor Ridge 1/2). All racers will receive a custom, performance-technical fabric T-shirt, custom medal, and logo pint glass for finishing.
www.dirtdevilracing.com

OB Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off June 23
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, five stages of continuous live music and entertainment, the community mural project, Artists Alley, carnival rides and games, food and vendor booths, a beachside beer garden and more.
https://oceanbeachsandiego.com

Tony Gwynn 5.5k Run/Walk/Hike June 23
San Diego’s AleSmith Brewing Co. continues their support of the Tony and Alicia Gwynn (TAG) Foundation with the 4th annual Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run/Walk/Hike on Saturday, June 23 at Lake Poway. The family-friendly event is open to the public and raises money to benefit the TAG Foundation, which works to create a positive culture and environment for underprivileged children and young adults throughout San Diego.
http://www.tonygwynn5k.org/

Festival of Yoga San Diego 2018 June 24
One of San Diego’s largest yoga festivals in celebration of the United Nations International Day of Yoga, sponsored by Pilgrimage of the Heart Yoga. San Diego nonprofit OG Yoga is honored to be Festival of Yoga’s first beneficiary.
https://festivalofyogasandiego.org

 

San Diego May Events 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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San Diego April 2018 Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego April 2018 Events

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2018 Events – San Diego

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 2018 Events – San Diego

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego February 2018 Events

feb2018

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

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego February 2018 Events

feb2018

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

DOWNLOAD PDF

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

San Diego January 2018 Events

jan2018

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 


San Diego January 2018 Events

jan2018

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

San Diego December 2017 Events

december2017

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

San Diego December 2017 Events

december2017

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


San Diego December 2017 Events

december2017

DOWNLOAD PDF

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

San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 


San Diego May 2017 Events

may

San Diego Farmers Markets Ongoing
http://sdfarmbureau.org/BuyLocal/Farmers-Markets.php
San Diego Food Trucks Ongoing
www.sdfoodtrucks.com

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run May 6
The challenging and unique courses will take you out on the Lake Poway Trail through the foothills around the lake near Blue Sky Ecological Reserve. The 5K is designed to let you pick your pace. Enjoy it as an elite trail runner, as a challenging family run, or a morning nature hike. The 10K adds to this course with a gruelling out-and-back trek (or up-and-down if we’re being honest) into Blue Sky and a quad-burning +10% climb to the Ramona Dam. Benefits the Valley Elementary Educational Foundation.
http://cincodemayotrailrun.org

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

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

Gator By the Bay May 10-14
The event features four days of live music with over 90 musical acts on seven stages performing Cajun, zydeco, swing, jazz, blues, salsa, and country. Plus 10,000 pounds of crawfish trucked from Louisiana, Cajun and Creole cooking, cooking demos by Louisiana chefs, and lots of dancing with free lessons and huge wooden dance floors on the San Diego Bay. Performers include Marcia Ball, Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Igor Prado Band, and the Dennis Jones Band.
www.gatorbythebay.com/gator-bay-2017

Chocolate Festival May 13
Spend the Saturday before Mother’s Day at San Diego Botanic Garden’s famous Chocolate Festival. Enjoy dozens of chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain, and more. This family-friendly event also features lots of children’s activities and a variety of Mother’s Day gifts. Tasting tickets will be sold on site. Free with paid admission. Tasting tickets are a $1 for one tasting ticket. Vendors provide tasting items ranging from 1-3 tickets in most cases.
www.sdbgarden.org/chocolate.htm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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For San Diego Nightlife you can’t beat the Gaslamp Quarter, in Downtown San Diego with over a hundred restaurants, nightclubs and bars near downtown. The Gaslamp Quarter San Diego is a 16 ½ block area that is designated as a National Historic District. In addition to the restaurants and nightclubs there are also over 20 hotels, and 80 shops in the district. Over 90 building in the Gaslamp District have historical significance for their Victorian architecture.

 

More on Gaslamp Quarter San Diego  Wikipedia.org

 

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