San Diego Events Calendar by Month


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
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
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


March 1
San Diego Bird Festival
10:00am – 2:00pm
1936 Quivira Way, Mission Bay
Join us for activities, live bird presentations, interesting workshops, and guided bird walks for the whole family.

March 2
Big Easy Bites and Booze
5:00pm – 12am
Participating Restaurants
Celebrate Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter downtown San Diego. Dance and dine all night at this largest event in the Gaslamp Quarter.

March 3
St. Patrick’s Day Half Marathon
Downtown El Cajon, Main St. & Magnolia
Runners and competitors are welcome to join the 2020 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 5-8
San Diego Comic Fest
Four Points by Sheraton, 8110 Aero Dr.
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 7
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 7-8
CRSSD Festival
12:00pm – 11:00pm
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 7-8
Busker Fest
7pm – 10pm
849 West Harbor Drive
Busker Festival at Seaport Village celebrates the fascinating and unique talents of street performers who come from across the world to entertain us here in San Diego.

March 7
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 8
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 14
Leprechaun Run 5K
875 Garnet Avenue
Are you ready to take on the Pacific Beach 5K Challenge in 2020!? Complete the San Diego Leprechaun Run 5K, Pacific Beachfest 5K and the San Diego Santa Run 5K all in 2020 to earn the MASSIVE Pacific Beach 5K Challenge Medal!

March 14
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 14
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 15
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 2020 series game at Petco Park!

March 20-22
Rocket Con
10:00am – 5:00pm
Scottish Rite Event Center, 1895 Camino del Rio S.
2-day comic and toy show in the center of sunny San Diego, CA. You will find many unique vendors selling all kinds of geeky collectibles from statues to comics and games.

March 21
Best Coast Beer Fest
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Embarcadero Marina Park North, 400 Kettner Blvd.
Bringing together over 100 breweries from all across the Best Coast, the festival will allow nearly 5,000 beer lovers the opportunity to sippity, sip, sip on over 200 beers from 100 of the West Coast’s best breweries. The beers will be perfectly paired with unbeatable views of San Diego Bay and the downtown skyline.

March 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.

March 22
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 22-24
Cherry Blossom Festival
10:00am – 6:00pm
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
7:30am – 3:30pm
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 28
Del Mar Mud Run
9:00am – 2:00pm
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
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.