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San Diego Events Calendar by Month

January

January 7
12th Annual San Diego Brew Festival
NTC Park
The 12th Annual San Diego Brew Festival finally returns! The event will feature over 70 breweries, 200 beers, 10 of San Diego’s best food trucks as well as cover bands and lawn games. The 2023 San Diego Brew Fest will take place at NTC Park from noon to 4 pm.

January 15
Carlsbad San Diego Marathon
The Shoppes, Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real
This is the second-oldest marathon on the West Coast. Cheer on the runners while you enjoy the view of the beaches. Carlsbad San Diego Marathon and Half Marathon races take place in North San Diego county. The Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course go through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway.

January 15
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Starts at Harbor Drive, Embarcadero
In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the MLK parade will include floats, high school bands, drill teams, and more.

January 28-29
San Diego Food and Water Bowl Cat Show
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Calling all cat lovers! This sizable annual cat show on the West Coast features 450 cats competing for top honors, and more.

February

February 1-28
San Diego Museum Month
Explore the fun during San Diego Museum Month with 50% off admission to more than 60 San Diego County museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more. Simply pick up a 50% off pass at any public library in San Diego County starting January 26 and bring it to a participating museum from February 1-28.

February 4-5
San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is a two-day festival focused on culture and food. It showcases exciting dances, Asian art, and delicious Chinese dishes. The event is free of charge and is quite popular with families. The Fair takes place in the old Chinatown of San Diego or the Asian Thematic District.

February 11
La Jolla Coastal 5k Running Tour
La Jolla Cove, 1100 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA
Once a quaint artists’ colony, La Jolla is now a popular tourist destination with a multitude of galleries, cafes, and shops, as well as idyllic beaches, surfing spots, historic cottages, and secret tide pools. It is also a great spot to go for a run!

February 22-26
San Diego Bird Festival
St. Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way
Celebrate the wild birds and habitats of San Diego with us. There will be plenty of tours, workshops, and bird-watches with this fun crowd!

February 22-26
Oceanside International Film Festival
Sunshine Brooks Theater, 217 N. Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA
Held every February, the Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened along the county’s North Coast region. It also allows attendees to view local and international cinema in beautiful Southern California, known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and unique artistic community. Between screenings, filmmakers and movie-goers alike, you can visit the famous Bungalow House featured in “Top Gun”, The California Surf Museum, the world-renowned Oceanside Museum of Art, or the longest wooden pleasure pier on the western United States coastline – all located in Downtown Oceanside within walking distance from OIFF’s historic venue.

February 25
Eric Johnson’s Treasure Tour
House of Blues San Diego, 1055 Fifth Ave.
Eric Johnson has been traveling on a prolific odyssey over the course of more than four decades. Along the way, his creations have encompassed a repertoire that cross-pollinates genres which include rock, blues, jazz, fusion, soul, folk, new age, classical, and even country.

March

March 10-12
Cherry Blossom Festival
Japanese Friendship Garden of Balboa Park, 2215 Pan American Rd E.
Festival-goers can experience all aspects of Japanese culture: from Kamishibai theater to Taiko drums and Sumo music. Local merchants offer crafts and presents to buy, and food trucks have plenty of traditional Japanese meals and drinks. The real action occurs in the Japanese Friendship Garden of Balboa Park, the only place in San Diego with so much sakura. There are around 200 cherry trees spread over an acre of the territory of the garden.

March 11
San Diego Gulls vs Henderson Silver Knights
Pechanga Arena San Diego, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd.
The San Diego Gulls take on the Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at Pechanga Arena San Diego.

March 17
Pacific Beach St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl & Block Party!
The Local Pacific Beach, 809 Thomas Ave.
Join us as we organize the BIGGEST St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Pacific Beach!

March 18
The Funky Chicanos Music Festival
2995 Commercial St.
Our first annual music festival happening here in San Diego in March 2023! The Funky Chicanos Music Festival is open to all ages. Come see live performances by Tierra, The Delfonics, Thee Midnighters, Rocky Padilla, Kidd Frost, Conejo, Mr. Shadow, Dominator, and Reverie. On top of that, we will have local street vendors and food vendors ranging across a different variety of delicious flavors. We will also have entertainment for the kids. This one-day festival is one you do not want to miss and is family-friendly.

March 18
Barks & Brews Festival 2023
Join us for Barks & Brews Fest, featuring a day filled with craft beer tastings, great food, furry friends, and the vibrant surroundings of San Diego Bay. This event will feature a variety of local vendors, breweries, and some of San Diego’s best eats. Dogs can run free in separate designated unleashed areas, compete in one of our pet-friendly contests, relax in one of our lounges, or experience one of the unique activities.