San Diego Events Calendar by Month


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 2
San Diego Anglers OPEN Bay Bass Tournament
With the Shelter Island Launch ramp remodel almost done, we will once again be hosting the popular SDA Open Bay Bass Tournament. We are not planning any changes and are in the process of gathering up all our past sponsors right now. We will once again have a boat division and a separate kayak division.

February 2
Save A Heart Save A Life 5K
7am – 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 7
Health in Action 5K
Embarcadero Marina Park North
Join us for the 2019 Health in Action 5K presented by Syngenta and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Proceeds from the run benefit the Environmental Institute for Golf, the philanthropic arm of GCSAA.

February 9
Cabrillo Sunrise 5K Fun Run and Walk
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. You will see spectacular ocean views in 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 9-10
Chinese New Year Festival – Year of the Pig
International Cottages at Balboa Park
11am – 5pm
Come celebrate Chinese New Year 2019 at the International Cottages of Balboa Park. The event will be filled with Lion Dance, Dragon Dance, Chinese performances, Kung-Fu, Chinese Specialty food.

February 9
Mermaid San Diego Run 5K, 10K & Half Marathon
East & West Mission Bay (South Shores, Fiesta Island, Tecolote Shores, Pacific Beach & Crown Point)
7am – 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 10
Zombie Escape 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
Rancho Bernardo 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 10
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 24
Schoolyard Dash 5K
Mission Bay De Anza Cove

February 24
Awesome 80’s Run 5K & 10K
Embarcadero Park South, 200 Marina Park Way
You bring the neon shorts, leggings and big hair, and we’ll bring the live music, dancers and tons of fun!


March 2
San Diego Hip-Hop Festival
12pm – 6:00pm
2100 Park Blvd.
1st Annual “San Diego Hip Hop Festival” 2019 presented by Westcoast Entertainment. Showcasing the hottest upcoming hip-hop artists from San Diego. Tickets now on Sale! Discover some of the hottest upcoming hip-hop artists from San Diego.

March 2
San Diego Undy Walk/Run
Mission Bay Park – De Anza Cove, 2750 North Mission Bay Drive
Your participation in the Undy Run/Walk helps the Colon Cancer Alliance and our local partners fight colorectal cancer in critical ways.

March 2
Finish Chelsea’s Run
6:30am – 11:00am
Balboa Park, 6th Ave & Laurel to Quince
Chelsea King was an avid cross country runner who tragically lost her life while on a training run at Lake Hodges. In her memory, you have the option to run or walk at this 5K event. The event concludes with an awards celebration, refreshments, and entertainment.

March 2-3
CRSSD Festival
Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy.
The CRSSD Fest is a two-day, 21 and older musical festival that takes place at the County of San Diego Waterfront Park. The music festival includes three stages offering an array of live and DJ performances, a full selection of craft beer, and local food vendors from the San Diego area.

March 3
Mardi Gras San Diego Run
18448 West Bernardo Drive
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. The Mardi Gras Run is all about the celebration so feel free to dress up in your best Carnival outfits and have some fun while you run the trails.

March 3
Doggie Gras 5K & Parade
Embarcadero Marina Park North
An exciting new theme with the same cause. Build your Doggie Gras floats, get your costumes ready and enjoy the fun dog-friendly 5K course around San Diego’s beautiful Embarcadero. Parade lineup at 9:45am.

March 3
St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon
Downtown El Cajon, Main St. & Magnolia
Runners and competitors are welcome to join the 2019 Costume Contest. We’re inviting you to dress up with your BEST Irish-inspired outfits! Bring on the stylish shamrock ladies, dapper Irishmen, and dryad faery folks. 

March 5
Gaslamp Mardi Gras Party
5:00pm – 12am
Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego. Dance and dine all night at this largest event in the Gaslamp Quarter and one of the best San Diego events in February.

March 7-10
San Diego Comic Fest
Four Points by Sheraton
The San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors.

March 9
Coast to Crest 10K & 5K
2801 Via De La Valle, Del Mar
This very flat, very fast trail is considered a SPRINT COURSE by most, and if you are a runner looking for a new PR, then look no further. Both the 10K and 5K courses feature spectacular views of the lagoon, and a DOWN HILL finish. The trail is beautifully groomed and 100% dirt trail. 

March 9
Coronado’s 4th Annual Beer Festival
3:00pm – 6:00pm
Coronado Ferry Landing
Held at the festive Ferry Landing, this event is easy to get to by ferry, water taxi, or a short ride from the “mainland” over the iconic Bay Bridge. We expect to welcome around 1,000 thirsty beer-loving guests, so get your tickets now for an incredible day!

March 9
Best Coast Beer Fest
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way
You. Beer. Music. Food trucks. San Diego Bay. The whole shebang. There is no physical way in the universe you can enjoy a day better than this. We’ve done the research. It’s science.

March 10
Mariachi Festival
11:00am – 7:00pm
Chula Vista, Bay Park
The National City Chamber of Commerce and The Unified Port of San Diego are hosting the 7th Annual Mariachi Festival & Competition. The event will highlight Mariachi Groups from all over the United States and Mexico. In addition to offering live entertainment, the festival will have a family area with many attractions from face painting, extreme water sports, bungee, a wrestling exhibition and virtual reality games. The festival provides entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s heritage through Mariachi music and traditional Ballet Folklorico dancing.

March 10
San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K
Don’t miss your chance to finish inside Petco Park and score our best perks yet! All runners will take home our technical participant shirt, finisher’s medal, reusable tote bag, and commemorative Swingin’ Friar Bobblehead. All Half Marathon, Relay, and 5K participants will also receive a San Diego Padres ticket voucher for a 2019 series game at Petco Park!

March 16
Leprechaun Run 5K
912 Garnet Avenue
Are you ready to take on the Pacific Beach 5K Challenge in 2019!? Complete the San Diego Leprechaun Run 5K, Pacific Beachfest 5K and the San Diego Santa Run 5K all in 2019 to earn the MASSIVE Pacific Beach 5K Challenge Medal!

March 16
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.

March 16
The Super Run San Diego
The Super Run Caped Crusaders 5k is a superhero themed run where you become a real-life superhero! Grab your Crusader cape and fly over to The Super Run for a 5k fun run, music, festivities and more. Every participant gets an authentic event SUPERHERO CAPE and collectable run bib. The finishers get a super finishers medal!

March 16
St. Patrick’s Day 10K Run
Mission Bay Park
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this flat, fast 10k run at Mission Bay Park. It’s a great opportunity to run & gun for a fast 10k mark early in the year. Participants receive a dry release race T-Shirt and finishers medal. Awards run 3-deep in each age category. There is also a 2.4-mile fun run/walk.

March 16
2:00pm – 12am
Fifth Avenue & G St.
Frolic through a clover field with your green Bud Light beer or Tullamore Dew whiskey libation as 6 blocks of the Gaslamp Quarter get covered with over 50,000 square feet of luscious emerald green astro turf! Bust out your best jig with performances by traditional Irish steppers, or shake your clovers across 3 stages of non-stop live music including nationally recognized Irish rock and Celtic bands, top DJs and more! Feeling lucky? Make way to the ALL NEW shamrock Shenanigans Street for a variety of Saint Patrick’s Day-themed games!

March 22-24
Cherry Blossom Festival
Japanese Friendship Garden of San Diego
Visitors are able to enjoy the Japanese custom of hanami – appreciating the beauty of cherry blossom flowers. Last year, our cherry blossoms attracted over 12,000 people and are expected to surpass that number as this will be our third year holding the festival over three days! Each day will be accompanied by various food vendors, cultural performances and demonstrations, and a plethora of family friendly activities!

March 23
Wanderlust 108 San Diego
6:30am – 2:30pm
Embarcadero Marina Park South
Wanderlust 108 runs are self-described “mindful triathlons” that bring three events together in local parks. The event begins with an untimed 5K run (or walk) then transitions into post run yoga, followed by a guided meditation. Fueled by adidas, the run is a 5K your way, so don’t sweat it. Or do. Run or walk, prance or skip, stroll or strut—nobody will mind. Just make it to the finish line!

March 24
Hot Chocolate 5K & 15K
Tailgate parking lot, adjacent to Petco Park
The event is a 5K and 15K race that begins and ends at Petco Park and travels through downtown, Golden Hill, and North Park. Both courses provide a good workout. The post-race party contains pop music, hot cocoa, and treats dipped in chocolate fondue.

March 31
Del Mar Mud Run
Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
Epic mud-and-fun-filled obstacles are strategically placed throughout a 5k run/walk course, followed by our signature post-race FOAM FEST showers courtesy of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Foam Experience! Are you ready for this?!

March 31
Sharon’s Ride/Run/Walk for Epilepsy
7:00am – 2:00pm
De Anza Cove Park and Mission Bay
Join the Sharon’s Ride in 2019 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.

March 31
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.