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San Diego County Events for February 17 – 19

Among the many things to do in San Diego County, there are a few great events that are free or cheap to check out this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendMacy’s Museum Month

February is Macy’s Museum Month. It’s a great time to explore more than 40 museums across San Diego County. From art to history and science to nature museums offer something for everyone and every age.

Free passes are available at Macy’s stores in San Diego and Temecula. One pass is good for up to four half-price admission at each museum all month long.

When: Ongoing from now until February 28, 2017
Where: Various museums in San Diego County
Cost: Half price admission with pass, to select museums
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month


California Open Wildlife Art Festival

Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, is proud to present the “California Open Wildlife Art Festival.” The exhibition and competition attracts top carvers, wildlife artists and art lovers from all over.

This upcoming year will be the 44th Anniversary of the California Open Wildlife Art Festival!

When: Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 18 & 19 | 9:30am – 4pm
Where: Corky McMillan Event Center Liberty Station | 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: $5
More information: www.pswa.net/california-open-wildlife-art-festival-2017


San Diego Pet Expo

The San Diego Pet Expo is stuffed full with fun activities! There will be a huge adoption event, discounted vaccinations and microchipping, exhibitors, live entertainment, obedience demonstrations, learn about pet care and training and more, and so much more!

When: Saturday, Feb 18, 10am – 6pm | Sunday, Feb 19, 11am – 4pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free
More information: www.petexposandiego.com


Julian Doves & Desperados

The Julian Doves & Desperados are in town every Sunday. They perform historic, comedy, gunfight skits at their stage area, located in-between the Julian Fitness Center and the Julian Market & Deli.

When: Sunday, Feb. 19 | performances at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm
Where: Next to Julian Fitness Center, Main Street, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: Free
More information: www.visitjulian.com/to-see-do/calendar/#event|historical-skits-julian-doves-desperados

San Diego County Events for February 10 – 12

This weekend, celebrate Valentine’s Day together with those you love. Take your sweetheart, friend, or kids to one of these events and enjoy San Diego County! For more things to do, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekend

35th Annual Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

This year’s fair celebrates the year of the rooster. It is free to the public, and promises to be the best ever, filled with spectacular dance and cultural performances, and tantalizing street food that you might find at a lively Chinese night market. No passport or plane ticket needed – it’s all right here.

When: Saturday & Sunday, February 11 & 12, at 10am
Where: Chinatown district |3rd Avenue and J Street, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: sdcny.weebly.com


Macy’s Museum Month

February is Macy’s Museum Month. It’s a great time to explore more than 40 museums across San Diego County. From art to history and science to nature museums offer something for everyone and every age.

Free passes are available at Macy’s stores in San Diego and Temecula. One pass is good for up to four half-price admission at each museum all month long.

When: Ongoing from now until February 28, 2017
Where: Various museums in San Diego County
Cost: Half price admission with pass, to select museums
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month


Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

Learn more about living a gluten-free or allergen-free lifestyle at this large expo. The event features hundreds of products as well as meet-and-greets with local and national brands and speakers. All products at the expo are gluten-free, and many are free of the top eight allergens – and there is also a section completely nut-free! Tickets, which start at $5, features entry to the vendor area featuring more than 100 booths as well as coupons, samples, classes and more.

When: Saturday, February 11 | 10am
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $5+
More information: www.facebook.com/events/901400249995723

San Diego County Events for February 3 – 5

Check out the following festivals, family activities and other things to do in San Diego County this weekend! And if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendLunar New Year ‘Tet’ Festival 2017

The popular Lunar New Year ‘Tet’ Festival returns to Qualcomm Stadium for three days, with: live music, entertainment, games, and lots of food, all to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which marks the arrival of spring based on the Lunar Calendar.

When: Friday, Feb. 3, 5 – 10pm | Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 4 & 5, 10am – 10pm
Where: Qualcomm Stadium | 9449 Friars Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: $6 Adult, $4 Kids | Free parking
More information: lunarnewyearfestival.org


Macy’s Museum Month

February is Macy’s Museum Month. It’s a great time to explore more than 40 museums across San Diego County. From art to history and science to nature museums offer something for everyone and every age.

Free passes are available at Macy’s stores in San Diego and Temecula. One pass is good for up to four half-price admission at each museum all month long.

When: Ongoing from now until February 28, 2017
Where: Various museums in San Diego County
Cost: Half price admission with pass, to select museums
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month


San Diego Fermentation Festival

The San Diego Fermentation Festival is a family-friendly outdoor festival featuring:

– A Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal foodmakers and brewers
– An Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha* and wine
Workshops and presentations
– Do-It-Yourself Fermentation stations
Live music and entertainment

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 | 10am
Where: San Diego Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free – $25
More information: sandiegofermentationfestival.com


Love Your Wetlands Day 2017

There will be animal presentations, walks through the marsh, interactive booths, and a raffle. If possible, bring rain boots for the marsh walk and be prepared for some muddy fun.

When: Saturday, Feb. 4 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve | 2055 Pacific Beach Drive Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free, but you have to rsvp
More information: www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-love-your-wetlands-day-tickets-30907308592


La Mesa Farmers’ Market

An open-air farmers’ market occurs every Friday afternoon from 2pm – 6pm at the intersection of University Avenue and Spring Street in La Mesa, CA. Sponsored by the City of La Mesa, the market offers farm fresh goods including flowers, produce and live plants.

When: Fridays | 2 – 6pm
Where: Intersection of University Ave and Spring St, La Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: lmvma.com/SeasonalEvents/Farmers-Market

San Diego County Events for January 27 – 29

This weekend’s roundup in San Diego County: golf, a cultural festival, home improvement show, and boats. Come to San Diego to check them out!

San Diego county events this weekendFarmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines

Now happening: the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. Along with golf, there will be four days of activities happening around the course. All tickets include access to tournament grounds and common areas and events.

When: Thursday – Sunday, Jan. 26 – 29 | Gates open at 7am
Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course | 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA
Cost: Grounds tickets: $15-$35 daily; free to active-duty and retired military members, reservists and their dependents with valid military ID and dependents ID
More information: farmersinsuranceopen.com


Home Improvement Show

This event is perfect for home owners and home sellers! Working on some home improvement projects around the house? Get inspired at this three-day Home Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds featuring products and services offered by local businesses.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 10am – 5pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 10am – 6pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 10am – 5pm
Where: O’Brien Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Free admission; parking is $13
More information: hstrial-showsusa.homestead.com


12th Annual Tet Festival

Celebrate the annual Vietnamese New Year celebration in Mira Mesa this weekend! The one-of-a-kind festival features free entertainment, lion dancing, music, carnival rides, authentic Vietnamese food and more.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 5 – 10pm | Saturday, Jan 28, 11am – 10pm | Sunday, Jan 29, 11am – 9pm
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park | 8575 New Salem St., Mira Mesa, CA
Cost: Free
More information: 12th Annual Tet Festival


San Diego Sunroad Boat Show

This annual show features dozens of boats, including yachts, kayaks and sailboats, along with the opportunity to check out the boats, accessories and supplies.

When: Friday, Jan 27, 12 – 6pm | Saturday & Sunday, Jan 28 & 29, 10am – 6pm
Where: Sunroad Marina | 955 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $13, free for children 12 and under
More information: bigbayboatshow.com

San Diego County Events for January 20 – 22

Explore San Diego via the events below! For more things to do, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendWinter Wonderland

Get your winter gloves on because snow is coming to Grossmont Center at the Winter Wonderland! They are bringing 10 tons of snow to the parking lot between Chuze Fitness and Fuddruckers.

When: Saturday, Jan. 21 | 11am – 1pm
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.grossmontcenter.com/event/winter-wonderland


San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week 2017It’s finally back! For eight days, over 180 restaurant will have deals for San Diego Restaurant Week. Check out www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com for details and which restaurants will have deals.

When: Sunday, January 15 – Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Over 180 restaurants
Cost: Various pricing
More information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com


On the Chocolate Trail

Culinary Historians of San Diego will present “On the Chocolate Trail,” featuring Debbie R. Prinz, at 10:30 a.m. on January 21, in the Neil Morgan Auditorium of the San Diego Central Library.

Prinz promises to illustrate the ways faith traditions share consumption, ritual and business interests in chocolate over many centuries, countries and cultures.

When: Saturday, Jan 21 | 10:30am
Where: San Diego Central Public Library – Neil Morgan Auditorium | 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.sandiego.gov/public-library


Caffeine Crawl San Diego

It’s time for the fourth annual Caffeine Crawl San Diego – one of the most exciting coffee events on the West Coast this year! Explore your local coffee, tea and chocolate scene on a route of your choice, with over 25 local roasteries and cafes hosting.

When:  Fri, Jan 20, 1 – 5pm | Sat, Jan 21, 9am – 4:30pm | Sun, Jan 22, 1am – 5pm
Where: All over San Diego
Cost: $28 – $36
More information: www.caffeinecrawl.com/san-diego-2017

San Diego County Events for January 13 – 15

Fill up your San Diego weekend with family-friendly activities and fun events! The San Diego Restaurant Week starts up on Sunday, there’s a fantastic Martin Luther King, Jr. parade in downtown, and more! And if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

San Diego county events this weekendPoway Park’s Winter Festival

Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join Poway for their Winter Festival on Friday and Saturday at Poway Community Park. There will be a snow hill, s’mores, ice skating, and vendors with great products. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway.

When: Friday, January 13, 5 – 9pm | Saturday, January 14, 3:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Poway Community Park | 13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064
Cost: Free
More information: poway.org/calendar.aspx?EID=596


San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week 2017It’s finally back! For eight days, over 180 restaurant will have deals for San Diego Restaurant Week. Check out www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com for details and which restaurants will have deals.

When: Sunday, January 15 – Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Over 180 restaurants
Cost: Various pricing
More information: www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com


San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

The San Diego Multi-Cultural 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 is free and open to the public and is being held at San Diego’s beautiful downtown waterfront park at the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway.

When: Saturday, January 14 | 11am – 5pm
Where: Ruocco Park | 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.sdmulticultural.com


37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

The 37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade 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.

When: Sunday, January 15 | 2pm
Where: Harbor Drive – Embarcadero | Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade

San Diego County Events for January 6 – 8

It’s the first weekend of the new year, with some great San Diego County events!

San Diego county events this weekend‘Kick Start’ Art Exhibition: Opening Reception

“Kick Start” is the latest art exhibition on display at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s gallery in the Arts District at Liberty Station. The exhibition’s opening reception is Friday night and will feature about 100 ready-to-hang paintings for sale, plus a chance to mix and mingle with fellow art enthusiasts over some wine and snacks.

When: Friday, Jan 6 | 5 – 8pm
Where: San Diego Watercolor Society Gallery at Liberty Station | 2825 Dewey Rd #105, San Diego, CA 92106
Cost: Free
More information: www.sdws.org


Masters of Illusion

Experience a night full of magic, excitement, mystery, and suspense with Farrell Dillon, Greg Gleason, Michael Turco and Jonathan Pendragon, four stars of the hit CW TV series “Masters of Illusion.” Watch as they perform their best illusions in front of a live audience, without assistance from camera or computer gimmickry!

When: Friday, Jan 6 | 9pm
Where: Harrah’s Resort SoCal – The Events Center | 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center,  CA  92082
Cost: $65 – buy tickets here
More information: www.ticketmaster.com/Harrahs-Resort-SoCal-The-Events-tickets-Valley-Center/venue/82764


Who Dunnit?

Seaport Village is a scavenger hunt style Murder Mystery Adventure that lasts approximately 2 hours. You will visit several of Seaport Village’s most popular destinations while solving a murder mystery. This tour is an interactive self-guided tour with check-in points along the way.

When: Saturday, Jan 7 | 4pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25
More information: murdernmayhem.com/mysteryparties/tours/who-dunnit-seaport-village


San Diego Beer Festival

The 7th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).

When: Saturday, Jan 7 | 12 – 4pm
Where: NTC Park at Liberty Station | 2455 Cushing Road, San Diego, CA
Cost: $45 for general admission (1pm to 4pm) and $55 for VIP (noon to 4pm) and includes beer tastings.
More information: sandiegobeerfest.com

San Diego County Events for December 30 – January 1

Happy New Year! Ring in the New Year in San Diego with any of these great events!happy new year

Celebrating the New Year in San Diego

From hotels to the San Diego Bay and everything in between, there are so many ways to ring in the New Year in San Diego Saturday night. Here’s NBC San Diego’s guide to celebrating the eve in America’s Finest City – depending on your personality.

When: Saturday, December 31 – New Year’s Eve
Where: San Diego area
More information: www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Where-to-Celebrate-New-Years-Eve-2017-San-Diego-407639395


So You Want To Be a Beer Judge: A Guided Tasting

Join the team of experts from Benchmark Brewing Company at their tasting room (6190 Fairmount Ave.) for this event, which focuses on what it takes to be an expert beer judge. Patrons will get to taste five brews and will also be treated to a quick tour of the brewhouse. Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited, so reserve your spot ahead of time.

When: Saturday, December 31 | 1 – 2pm
Where: Benchmark Brewing Company | 6190 Fairmount Ave., San Diego
Cost: $10
More information: So You Want To Be a Beer Judge: A Guided Tasting


Balboa Park Holiday Food Truck Festival

Today is the last day for Balboa Park Conservancy’s Holiday Food Truck Festival in the Plaza de Panama and El Prado walkway.

The event features gourmet dishes from San Diego’s most popular food trucks, live music, and activities for families.

The Holiday Food Truck Festival gives visitors one last chance to experience the festive atmosphere created by the light displays and decorations that were installed for December Nights.

When: Friday, December 30
Where: Balboa Park – Visitor’s Center | 1549 El Prado, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/dec/30/balboa-park-holiday-food-truck-festival


Living Coast’s New Year’s Eve Family Party

The Living Coast Discovery Center is ringing in the New Year with a family-friendly event, which will include: wildlife animal encounters, photobooth, kids room with arts and crafts, NYE Party room with games, trivia, and live coverage of Times Square New Year’s Celebration, toast at “midnight” (9 p.m. PST/ 12 a.m. EST), and more!

When: Saturday, December 31 | 7 – 9pm
Where: Living Coast Discovery Center | 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr., Chula Vista, CA
Cost: $18 – $20
More information: www.thelivingcoast.org


San Diego International Auto Show

The San Diego International Auto Show will feature over 400 over the latest new models, a dozen test drives, exotics, automotive products and much more! The show takes place Dec. 29, 2016 – Jan. 2, 2017 at the San Diego Convention Center.

When: Thursday, Dec. 29 – Monday, Jan. 2
Where: San Diego Convention Center | 111 West Harbor Dr., San Diego
Cost: Free – $12
More information: www.sdautoshow.com