This Valentine’s weekend, celebrate love with those you care about with any of these fun activities. These San Diego county events, festivals, and free things to do are all great ways to connect!
See the world premiere of Circus Vargas presents iLUMINOUS, an all-new, high-energy extravaganza that illuminates the wonders of modern life and the imagination of every child at heart. Be wowed by death-defying stunts, flying aerialists, exhilarating acrobats, and uproarious clowns under a music filled, blue and yellow Big Top.
When: Thursday, February 11 – Sunday, February 21 (closed on Tuesday)
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $25 – $70, $10 for parking
More information: www.circusvargas.com
34th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair
The San Diego Chinese Center hosts its 34th annual Chinese New Year Food and Cultural Fair, Feb. 13-14, 2016 in the Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District of San Diego (Third Avenue and J Street). This two day event will include lion and dragon dances, continuous live performances on stage with martial arts demonstrations, acrobats, traditional Chinese music performances, folk dances, and taiko drumming. Visitors can sample over 50 food and commercial booths. Children can make lanterns and masks in the children craft area, and march in the Lantern Parade each day.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 | 10am
Where: Asian Pacific Thematic Historic District | Third Avenue and J Street, San Diego, CA 92101
More information: sdcny.weebly.com/directions
24th Annual Kuumba Fest
Kuumba Fest is San Diego’s longest running celebration of African-American culture and heritage.
It’s honors African-American history with three days of original plays, fashion shows, talent shows, music performances and lots more.
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 7 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. and Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Where: Lyceum Theatre | 79 Horton Plaza, San Diego
Cost: $10 – $25
More information: www.lyceumevents.org
Valentines Day At Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens
Spend a romantic day in the gardens with your loved one. Enjoy a picnic basket lunch or a romantic lunch in the newly renovated Plantation House.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 | 11am
Where: Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens | 2940 Reche Road, Fallbrook, CA 92028
Cost: $44 – $125
More information: Visit their website to for details and to register online, or call (760) 728-5340
San Diego Tet Festival
Over the Valentine’s weekend, the Vietnamese-American Youth Alliance will put on a three-day celebration at Mira Mesa Community Park. The event will feature food, cultural performances, Lucky Lion dancers, firecrackers, pageants and much more.
When: Friday, February 12, 2016 at 5 p.m., Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11 a.m., and Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126
More information: www.sdtet.com
The Old Globe’s Free Weekend of Poetry
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14 | 4pm
Where: Old Globe Theatre | 1363 Old Globe Way , San Diego
More information: theoldglobe.org