San Diego Events Calendar by Month

February 

February 1-28
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 3
Super Run 10K & 5K Run/Walk
7:00am – 10:30am
East Mission Bay Park
Both courses begin & finish in South Shores Park. 10K runs along SeaWorld Drive and bike path to Ingram Street to Crown Point Park & returns. 5K will share part of 10K course along SeaWorld Drive and on sidewalks along the bay and returns to the Park.

February 3
Eric Paredes Save A Heart Save A Life 5K
7:00am – 12pm
NTC Park in Liberty Station, 2455 Cushing Drive
Join us for a 5K, with proceeds supporting the Screen Your Teen program and our mission to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). It will truly be a life-saving experience, as proceeds underwrite free heart screenings and CPR/AED training for youth, as well as AEDs for schools and youth centers.

February 4
Super Bowl 2018

February 9-11
Lunar New Year Festival
11:00am – 10:00pm
SDCCU Stadium, 9449 Friars Rd.
The SDCCU Lunar New Year Festival attracts over 30,000 guests from across San Diego County and offers a fusion of Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides, non-stop live entertainment (including lion dances, concerts, and the much anticipated “Miss Asia” Beauty Pageant) as well as a highly acclaimed “Cultural Village” featuring breathtaking artistic reconstructions of iconic sculptures, buildings and landscapes from across South-East Asia.

February 10
Mermaid San Diego Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
7:00am – 12pm
East & West Mission Bay (South Shores, Fiesta Island, Tecolote Shores, Pacific Beach & Crown Point)
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 10
Hillcrest Mardi Gras
7:00pm – 11:00pm
University Ave. & Third Ave.
The original Hillcrest Mardi Gras returns with an all-new neighborhood carnival experience! Bring out your mask and invite your krewe! Hillcrest will be tossing out the beads and doubloons while the food and drinks are flowing throughout the entire neighborhood – in true New Orleans Mardi Gras style!

February 10
Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour
1:00pm – 5:00pm
This tasting event with a New Orleans touch is set to take you on a tantalizing tour of delicious Mardi Gras inspired bites and sinful sips throughout Downtown San Diego. Indulge the offerings from 20 hotspots all while collecting BEADS, BEADS, and more BEADS just in time to deck yourself out for Fat Tuesday. Tickets for this delicious self-guided stroll start at just $25!

February 15-16
Chinese New Year Celebration – Year of the Dog
Indochinese Association of San Diego, 4536-4540 University Avenue, near Chamoune Ave.
It’s the Year of the Dog! A celebration of the Chinese New Year will take place in the late evening to early morning in the Mid-City area of San Diego. The celebration presents traditional Chinese music, good cheer, and the flash and crackle of fireworks and a performance of the Dragon Dance. Times: Thursday at 11:00am & Friday at 12:30pm.

February 17
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 18
Mardi Gras San Diego Run
6:30am – 11:00am
Tecolote Shores North Park – Fiesta Island – South Shores Park – De Anza Cove Park
With a Mardi Gras theme, this athletic event offers a family friendly half marathon, 10K, 5K, and a Kids Dash. All finishers who complete the course will get a medal Participants are sure to enjoy the bay views along the flat paved course.

February 24
San Diego Winter Brew Fest
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, 1875 El Prado
The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond. It features live local music, food, and other vendors.

February 24-25
San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd Avenue between Island Avenue and J Street, and J Street between 3rd and 4th Avenues
This year’s fair celebrates the year of the dog, 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.

February 25
TCT International Art Festival
Cascade Area in Balboa Park
The Falun Dafa Assocation San Diego Branch presents the Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibit once a month between February and June.

March 

March 2
33rd Annual Spring Home/Garden Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
11:00am – 5:00pm
The show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts. All with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

March 3
Stretch Yourself Free Yoga
9:00am – 10:00am
Horton Plaza Park, 900 Fourth Avenue
Free
Join Yoga One for a free outdoor yoga class in our Historic Park. This event is open to the public and brought to you by Scripps Health. Please bring your own mat and water!

March 3
33rd Annual Spring Home/Garden Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
10:00am – 6:00pm
The show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts. All with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

March 3-4
Spring Busker Festival
Seaport Village, 849 West Harbor Drive
12:00pm – 6:00pm
Free
San Diego’s Seaport Village hosts the only Busker Festival in Southern California. We bring professionals from across the country to perform their bizarre talents from sword swallowing to knife throwing to pogo stick tricks and juggling on unicycles. Throughout the two-day festival, some of the nation’s top performers fill the bay front village drawing visitors to shop, dine and enjoy an entire day of one-of-a-kind entertainment.

March 4
33rd Annual Spring Home/Garden Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
10:00am – 5:00pm
The show returns to Del Mar Fairgrounds for a three-day extravaganza of inspiring real “Garden Masters” landscapes, hands-on demonstrations, hundreds of home-improvement products and services exhibitors, educational seminars, plant sales and face-to-face consultations with top experts. All with the convenience of one-stop shopping for everything pertaining to home and garden, inside and outside.

March 10-11
Julian Daffodil Show / The Flower of Hope
Julian Town Hall, 2129 Main Street Julian
10:00am – 4:00pm
Visit Julian to marvel at daffodils on display and have any questions about daffodils answered by National Daffodil Society experts. This event draws many entrants and has a strong youth entrance as well. It will also feature Children’s Art – Water Colors of Daffodils.

March 11
6th Annual International Mariachi Festival
Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City
11:00am – 7:00pm
Free
This day-long, community-friendly event attracts thousands each year, giving families an opportunity to come together and celebrate San Diego’s Mexican heritage through Mariachi music, colorful traditional ballet folkloric dancing, and a grand celebration of the arts, culture and culinary delights.

March 17
38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival
Balboa Park between 6th Street and Laurel
9:00am – 6:00pm
Join the Irish Congress of Southern California for the 38th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival. Join more than 30,000 attendees in our annual celebration featuring a parade with over 125 entries, more than 75 food/craft booths, a beer garden, two band stages, and a Celtic village. The Kids Zone has a band stage featuring young performers and traditional Irish music, carnival rides and crafts. Parade starts at 10:30am.

March 24-25
San Diego Crew Classic
Crown Point Shores Park, Corona Oriente Road
6:30am – 6:30pm
San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego. The races begin near SeaWorld and the Ingraham Street Bridge; head north along Mission Bay for 2,000 meters and finish at Crown Points Shores.

March 30
8th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party
East Village 6th Avenue & J Street
2:00pm – 8:00pm
The free, family-friendly annual event will be the ultimate tailgating scene on J Street between 6th and 10th Avenues. Show your team pride and “root, root, root for the home team” as we kick-off the party with fun family games, activities, and much more! Enjoy great food, craft beer, and cocktails from delicious local restaurants. There will be a bike valet at the Block Party.

March 31
8th Annual East Village Opening Day Block Party
East Village 6th Avenue & J Street
12:00pm – 6:30pm
The free, family-friendly annual event will be the ultimate tailgating scene on J Street between 6th and 10th Avenues. Show your team pride and “root, root, root for the home team” as we kick-off the party with fun family games, activities, and much more! Enjoy great food, craft beer, and cocktails from delicious local restaurants. There will be a bike valet at the Block Party.

April

April 1
Nature Day
1:00pm – 6:00pm
NTC Park at Liberty Station
The 13th day of the first month of the Persian calendar is a special day for celebration. It’s a day for Iranian families to come together for an outdoor picnic and to appreciate the beauty of nature. Families will celebrate with Persian folk music, food, and dancing.

April 7
City Beat Festival of Beers
12:00pm – 4:00pm 
2223 El Cajon Boulevard (in front of the Lafayette Hotel)
Approximately 45-50 craft breweries are coming together to offer samples from a variety of homegrown beers. It’s a beer lover’s paradise where you can stroll from booth to booth and sample your particular choices of beer. Food and music accompany the event.

April 7-8
Ragnar Relay SoCal
7:00am – 8:00pm
877-837-3529
Huntington Beach to San Diego Embarcadero Marina Park South
This is a long-distance day & night running relay race that begins in Huntington Beach and finishes in San Diego at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. Approximately 600 teams made up of 12 runners each will take their turn to run three legs of the 190-mile course of varying levels of difficulty.

April 7-8
La Jolla Concours d’ Elegance – Car Show Reception 
Ellen Browning Scripps Park
An elite car show is presented at beautiful La Jolla Cove where guests can gaze upon historic cars and premier collections against a backdrop view of the ocean. This special evening VIP reception also presents pleasing music, tasty foods, delightful cocktails, and a special movie presentation. Saturday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm & Sunday: 9:00am – 4:00pm.

April 8
GranFondo San Diego Bike Ride
6:30am – 5:00pm
Little Italy – Hawthorne St. – Pacific Highway – Harbor Dr. – National City – Chula Vista – East County – Otay Ranch – Jamul
Cyclists of all ages can join an Italian cycling tour that features several distances; 105-mile, 56-mile, and 34-mile courses. They are social rides that begin in Little Italy and travel eastward through cities, towns, and rural country sides. There are many pleasant views along the way.

April 15
Sharon’s Ride/Run/Walk for Epilepsy
7:00am – 2:00pm
De Anza Cove Park and Mission Bay pathways and roadways
Join the Sharon’s Ride in 2018 and help build a strong community for the 50,000 individuals affected by epilepsy in San Diego County. Show your support by participating in a friendly 15-mile bike ride or 5k walk/run.

April 15
Fiesta Island Time Trial Series
7:00am – 9:00am
Fiesta Island, 1400 Fiesta Island Road
A series of bicycle races held at Fiesta Island offering recreational and young riders an ideal location to experience competitive cycling in a safe and controlled environment.

April 15
Belgian Waffle Bike Ride
7:30am – 8:30pm
San Dieguito Road & Camino Del Sur
The Belgian Waffle Ride is back for its annual edition of pedaling perversity. Created as a challenging cycling event in the spirit of the great one-day spring classics of Belgium, the Belgian Waffle Ride (BWR) returns to North County San Diego – with waffles and ale at the finish!

April 16
Easter Egg Hunt at the Hotel Del Coronado
Hotel Del Coronado, 1500 Orange Ave.
Call (619) 522-8815 to register in advance for one of the egg hunts (for hotel, brunch and Sheerwater breakfast guests only). The Easter Bunny will visit the Del to pose for photos with the children.

April 20-22
San Diego Comic Fest
10:00am – 11:00pm
Town and Country Resort
The friendly, intimate comic con experience. Our theme for the 2018 Fest will be the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and helping us to celebrate that anniversary will be Sara Karloff, daughter of the great Boris Karloff!

April 21
Chicano Park Day Celebration 
10:00am – 6:00pm
619-563-4661
Chicano Park (1900 National Ave.), Barrio Logan Community
A community celebration at Chicano Park is presenting a fantastic event that includes the largest ceremonial performance of Aztec dance in America. In addition, there’s a low rider car show, cultural music, a variety of booths with food and merchandise, plus craft activities and a jumper for kids.

April 21
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.

April 21
Margarita 5K Run
7:00am – 10:00am
Kennebeck Court & Ocean Front Walk
Run on the hard-packed sand at low-tide! Enjoy the salty sea air while running a 5K. All participants 21+ get a coupon for a free margarita from Café Coyote in Old Town!

April 21
ACT Today! For Military Families 5K/10K Run/Walk & Family Festival
6:30am – 11:00am
Tecolote Shores Park, Mission Bay
Join this event where the proceeds provide care and treatment for children of military families who cannot otherwise afford it. The event offers a 5K run, 10K run, and a 1-mile fun run for kids. It includes post festivities of music, beer, food, and inflatable jumpers.

April 21
Creek to Bay Cleanup
9:00am – 12:00pm
San Diego Beaches
Join the thousands to protest and conserve our San Diego beaches, bays, canyons and parks. Volunteer for this event in celebration of Earth Day. Friends, families and groups can signup now for a site of your choice. Come help out at one of the best community San Diego events this April.

April 22
Earth Day
10:00am – 5:00pm
1549 El Prado, Balboa Park Central Mesa
Set in Balboa Park, the 25th Annual EarthFair is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. With around 70,000 visitors and more than 400 volunteers, the event features exhibitors, a food pavilion, kid’s area, live entertainment, parade, art show and a “clean” car concourse.

April 22
La Jolla Half Marathon
7:30am – 12:00pm
Begins at La Jolla Del Mar Racetrack & finishes at La Jolla Cove
The La Jolla Half Marathon is race #2 in the Half Marathon Triple Crown Series and unique challenge involving a trio of scenic Southern California half marathons

April 22
Walk for Water
9:00am – 12:00pm
Tecolote Shores North Park, 1740 East Mission Bay Drive
Bring your family and friends to Mission Bay and experience the journey that millions of women and children around the world make every day to provide water for their families. If you choose, you can even carry buckets of water along the 5K route.

April 28
Adams Avenue Unplugged
12:00pm – 10:00pm
Adams Avenue
The event will feature live musical performances staged inside restaurants, bars, coffee houses and galleries lining the neighborhood. Being able to pair the Avenue’s unique dining and drinking establishments, each with their own special ambiances and selections, with free musical performances, makes Adams Avenue the place to be on the last weekend of April. The AABA hopes to treat musical aficionados and foodies to the rich neighborhood culture.

April 28
March for Babies
7:00am – 11:00am
6th & Laurel South Lawn / 6th Avenue / Balboa Drive North & South Closures
It’s America’s favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies, and it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We’ve been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $2.6 billion! Join the more than seven million people who participate, donate and/or sponsor. There are plenty of opportunities for day-of-event exposure, activation and education – not to mention opportunities to meet hundreds of others who are just like you!

April 28
Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair & Parade
10:00am – 5:00pm 
619-746-8223
6900 Linda Vista Road (between Comstock & Ulric Streets)
Linda Vista is celebrating the diversity of its community with a cultural parade. People are lining up along the streets to watch marching bands, marching groups, floats, color guards, and cars containing public officials. The event is in conjunction with the “Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Festival”. General Information: Dennis-Michael Broussard: (619) 746-8223.

April 28
Annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix / Logan Heights Family Health Center Health Fair
7:00am – 5:00pm
Location: Barrio Logan
A flat, fast-paced figure 8 course. FREE helmets are given to the first 300 youths who register to participate. This event is in conjunction with the Logan Heights Family Health Center Health Fair.

April 28-29
Mission Federal Art Walk San Diego
11:00am – 6:00pm 
Little Italy, San Diego
Little Italy presents an adventurous art walk that showcases visual and performing arts such as paintings, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, music, and dance performances. Works and performances are displayed in tents and galleries along the streets. The Kids Walk is at Amici Park.

April 29
Awesome 80’s Run
6:30am – 11:00am
De Anza Cove Park trails, 3000 N. Mission Bay Dr.
Need a rad reason to run, walk or boogie? How about a fast-flat route, cool medals, chip timing race tee, winner awards, and live music with a dance floor for any extra energy you have? Find the 80’s wear in your closet and come on down!

April 29
TCT International Art Festival (5-Day Event)
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Cascade Area in Balboa Park, 1650 El Prado
The Falun Dafa Assocation San Diego Branch presents the Truth, Compassion, Tolerance International Art Exhibit once a month between February and June.