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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

January

January 1
San Diego Yacht Club New Year’s Day Race
Shelter Island – San Diego Yacht Club
SDYC’s New Year’s Day race features fleet racing in San Diego Bay to kick off the new year.
All boats and classes are featured in this New Year’s Day traditional regatta. Participants will start around noon at the east end of Harbor Island and sail into San Diego Bay. Nice to watch as you explore the San Diego waterfront.

January 1-5
San Diego International Auto Show
Downtown – San Diego Convention Center
Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof. The San Diego International Auto Show features an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof, including over 400 vehicles from 30 plus global manufacturers. Be among the first in the U.S. to see dozens of newly unveiled vehicles not yet in showrooms. The wide selection of 2020 and 2021 model-year vehicles on display will feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting-edge designs.

January 7
Residents Free Museums
Balboa Park
Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and their dependents.

January 11
Fitness for Freedom
Downtown – USS Midway – 910 N. Harbor Drive
Join Gut Check Fitness and the CAF-Operation Rebound for our annual Fitness for Freedom workout on the historical Midway Aircraft Carrier in sunny San Diego. This will be a killer 1.5 workout filled with plenty of bodyweight calisthenics, cardio, motivation and high fives. Also, we will leave the ship and cover 3-5 miles of running. Can’t think of a better way to kick off the new year. Dust off your running shoes, grab your family and friends and be sure to join us. How often can you say that you’ve worked out on an aircraft carrier?!

January 11
San Diego Resolution Run
Tecolote Shores
Walk, run, skip, crawl – JUST GET OUT HERE! Whether this is your first race or you’re a trained running professional, there’s something for every level! Join us for the 13th Annual San Diego Resolution Run 5K/10K/Half Marathon! Our post-race wellness village is sure to please with tons of freebies, services and a FREE Runner Recovery Zone to help make 2020 your best year yet!

January 11
San Diego Brew Festival
Liberty Station
The 8th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station, and promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).

January 14
Residents Free Museums
Balboa Park
Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and their dependents.

January 19
40th Annual MLK Jr. Parade
Harbor Drive/Embarcadero
Join us on Harbor Drive for the 40th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal high school bands, drill teams, college fraternities & sororities, churches, and peace and youth organizations.

January 19-20
Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
The Shoppes at Carlsbad
The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway.

January 19-26
Restaurant Week
City Wide
The Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 19 through Sunday, January 26 for a delicious dining experience! With more than 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

January 21
Residents Free Museums
Balboa Park
Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and their dependents.

January 23-26
Farmers Insurance Open
Torrey Pines Golf Course
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. Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come to 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!

January 23-26
San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show
Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island Drive
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. Come join us!

January 25-26
San Diego Cat Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds – Exhibit Hall
For cat lovers, this largest annual cat show on the West Coast features 450 cats competing for top honors and more.

January 26
LUNG FORCE Walk
NTC Park at Liberty Station
Join us as we walk together to raise awareness and funds to defeat lung cancer and raise our voices for lung health. LUNG FORCE Walks are a time to laugh, learn and imagine a world free of lung disease. Our walks promote fitness and help forge lasting connections between participants.

January 28
Residents Free Museums
Balboa Park
Park museums offer free general admission on a rotating basis throughout each month to residents of the City and County of San Diego, and to active military personnel and their dependents.

February

February 1-29
Museum Month in San Diego
Each February, in San Diego County, an entire month is dedicated to promoting our museums as the arts & culture organizations celebrate Museum Month. More than 45 participating arts institutions and museums in our county will offer admission at half price. The Museum Month pass, needed to obtain half price admission, is available, free of charge, at all San Diego County Macy’s stores beginning February.

February 8
Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run and Walk
6:30am
1800 Cabrillo Memorial Drive
Watch the sun as it rises over the city and then run or walk through Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego’s only National Park. Spectacular ocean views offer a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children.

February 8-9
38th Annual San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd Avenue between Island Avenue and J Street
This year’s fair celebrates the year of the rat. It’s 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.

February 8
Mermaid San Diego Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
East & West Mission Bay (South Shores, Fiesta Island, Tecolote Shores, Pacific Beach & Crown Point)
7:00am – 12pm
This running and walking event is designed specifically for women who are looking for a supportive exercise experience. Women can choose between a 5K, 10K, or a Half Marathon. There are scenic views along the shoreline of Mission Bay and Fiesta Island.

February 9
Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
10:00am
Rancho Bernardo Park and Kit Carson Park
The county of San Diego has fallen to the zombie pandemic and has pushed the human race to the brink of extinction. Your only chance of survival is through the hoard of zombies awaiting you as you look to escape to the safe zone… Welcome to San Diego’s only Zombie infested 5K and 1-mile fun run.

February 9
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-Mile Run
Tidelands Park in Coronado
The Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 mile run will be a Match Making event this year! At registration you will pick up your choice of bib: Available, Taken, or It’s Complicated. Wear the bib on the run and find others that like to run and do events just like you! Get social at the event and make new friends.

February 15
Hillcrest Car Show
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Normal Street between Harvey Milk Street and University Avenue
Come and see classic cars displayed, talk to the owners, and get information on how to join the LGBT Classic Car Club.

February 23
Schoolyard Dash 5K
8:00am – 12:00pm
Mission Bay Dr. De Anza Cove