San Diego Events January-March 2018

Looking for fun events and activities? Here is a list of upcoming events and happenings in San Diego!

Poway Winter Festival

January 12th

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Join us for Winter Festival! Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink; there is bound to be something for everyone!  Click here for more information.

 

Kids Marathon Mile at Legoland

January 13th

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Though created for kids ages 12 and under, everyone is welcome to participate. Moms, dads, and big kids are invited to join the fun in this noncompetitive 1-mile run/walk through Legoland California! Click here for more information.

Travel and Adventure Show

January 13 – 14

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At the Travel & Adventure Show, the #1 series of travel shows in the U.S., you never know who you are going to meet. Get expert packing tips, technology trends and budget travel hacks on the Savvy Traveler Theater. Talk to local destination experts who have the inside knowledge of where to go and what to do at the Destination Theater. Click here for more information.

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival

January 13th

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The San Diego Alpha Foundation Inc. is excited to host the Multi-Cultural Festival in partnership with the Port of San Diego, Commission for Arts and Culture, the World Beat Cultural Center, Pazazz and many other Community organizations. The Festival is free and open to the public and is being held at San Diego’s beautiful downtown waterfront park at the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Highway. Click here for more information.

Monster Jam

January 20th

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Monster Jam is one of the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring some of the biggest names in monster trucks. Don’t miss this chance to see the carnage unfold! Click here for more information.

San Diego Restaurant Week

January 21 – 28

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The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21st through Sunday, January 28th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego. Click here for more information.

 

Farmers Insurance Open

January 25 – 28

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Mark your calendars now, because one of San Diego’s biggest events of the year returns January 25-28, 2018, at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course. Come 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! Click here for more information.

Big Bay Boat Show

January 25 – 28

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Welcome to the 2018 San Diego Sunroad Boat Show. 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. Click here for information.

 

Shen Yun

February 2 – 4

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After sold-out shows last season, Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Embark on a wondrous journey through China’s 5,000 years of divine culture. Watch glorious legends and heavenly realms spring to life. See dazzling costumes and powerful flips fill the stage with color and energy. Let the orchestra’s exquisite melodies uplift your spirit, and the dynamic animated backdrops transport you to another world. An inspiring experience not to miss. For more information click here.

Cardiff Kook Run

February 4th

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The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of one of the greatest community in the most amazing town on the map. The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101 in beautiful Encinitas, California. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff.  Click here for more information.

 

Mermaid Half Marathon

February 10th

Mermaid returns to San Diego’s Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line. The course features beautiful Bay views and the majority of the course takes place on closed roads. The flat course is ideal for both runners and walkers. Click here for more information.

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras

February 13th

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Experience Gaslamp Mardi Gras, Southern California’s most beloved block party, parade and celebration headlined by Warren G! The famous Fifth Avenue in downtown SD will be transformed into a gigantic street party filled with 20,000 international revelers, 3 mega stages, DJs, dancing, live entertainment and an epic parade with fabulous floats and tossing of beads, beads and more beads! Click here for more information.

 

San Diego Tet Festival

February 16 – 18

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The San Diego Tet Festival features Lion Dancing, Music, Rides, and More! Join us in welcoming the Year of the Dog as we Spring To New Horizons! This prosperous Year of the Dog will be celebrated at Mira Mesa Community Recreation Park. Click here for more information.

San Diego Winter Brew Fest

February 24th

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This special 1-day only fest will celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond and features live local music, food, and other vendors. Get first taste of great brews by getting in an hour early with this exclusive, limited admittance VIP power hour including a special beer and Venissimo cheese sampling. Click here for more information.

American Ninja Warrior Experience

March 3 – 4 

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Test your skills and race on an authentic American Ninja Warrior course and watch the very best American Ninja Warriors from the show compete live! Do you have what it takes? You’ve seen the show, now experience the course for yourself! Click here for more information.

EC Craft Beer Invitational

March 4th

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Calling all enthusiasts and explorers of the Craft Beer Scene! The EC Craft Beer Invitational invites you to join us and celebrate the finest craft beers from breweries nationwide along with food trucks, live music, entertainment, and great company! Click here for more information.

Saint Patrick’s Day Half Marathon

March 4th

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Join in the fun at the St. Patrick’s Day half marathon and 5k, the Green Mile for kids and adults with special needs in Downtown El Cajon. The ultimate St. Patrick’s Day Competition and Fun!  Click here for more information.

 

Shamrock San Diego

March 17th 

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San Diego shamROCK is back to celebrate its 24th year! Over 20,000 attendees from across the U.S. flock to the Gaslamp Quarter and East Village each year to partake in a celebration so grand that it will leave you wondering what side of the pond you’re on. Grab your friends, don your green attire, and head to the Gaslamp Quarter this St. Patrick’s Day. Click here for more information.

Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival

March 31st

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You don’t pay for food at MVCBF. It’s a festival! You cannot be festive if you’re not feasting, and let me tell you what, we’re getting festive. Allows entrance 90 minutes early, a MVCBF Brew Caddy (a lanyard that holds your beer while you stuff your pie hole with  awesome food) and exclusive specialty beer samples. Click here for more information.

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Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Spring!

Check out our guide to what you absolutely must do and see this spring in San Diego!

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March 1-May 14:

Take yourself out of the ordinary and spend a few hours in one of nature’s wonders; a place where kids can run and adults can linger. This 50 acres of extraordinary color, better known as The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch®, is in bloom on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and offers a special nursery, garden, and gift shop by Armstrong Garden Centers in addition to festivals throughout the season.

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Adults and children alike can experience firsthand various activities such as what it is like to make rope for sailing, move cargo, raise and lower huge sails, tie sailors knots, visit a steam engine and many more fun things to see and do at the SD Maritime Museum’s Sailor Days. Click here for more information.

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The Goodguys 17th Meguiar’s Del Mar Nationals is a colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. For tickets and more information, visit their website here.

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April 7-8

Padres baseball returns with a two-day block party in the East Village featuring food, music, games, and a beer garden set up along J Street. Ticket holders will score a free T-shirt at Friday’s game, and there’s a laser show scheduled for Saturday. Click here for more information.

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April 15

Over 30 fantastic Hillcrest restaurants are participating, giving foodies a chance to sample some of their best and signature dishes. From quaint cafes and French and Italian style bistros to five-star dining delights. This is the most anticipated self-guided culinary walking tour in San Diego. Click here for more information.

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April 15:

A multitude of local breweries and distilleries will be participating along with some of San Diego’s best chefs for an afternoon that you won’t forget. MVCBF is an all-inclusive event. Your ticket includes unlimited sampling from every participating brewery, distillery and eatery. We will be adding more participants for you to enjoy! For tickets, click here.

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April 23

Set in San Diego’s Balboa Park, the San Diego Earth Fair features a children’s parade, booths, educational exhibits, music and earth-friendly food! The annual Earth Fair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world. Earth Fair 2016 will be our 27th annual event! Each year, the Earth Fair draws around 60,000 visitors.

 

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April 22 & 23

The 25th annual Oceanside Days of Art will be held on Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23, 2017, from 10 am to 5 pm. ODA is a juried fine art festival featuring up to and sometimes over 100 local artists selling a variety of unique artwork including paintings, sculptures, glass, ceramics, fine jewelry, and photography. For more information, click here.

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April 27-30

A loved and eagerly anticipated tradition, Art Alive 2017 celebrates it’s 36th year and the stunning works of art on display in the Museum with more than 100 floral interpretations created by top local and national designers. Click here for more information.

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May 7 

Since 1975, The Carlsbad Village Faire features over 850 unique vendors with a little of everything: arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, items from around the world, and more. Children’s rides, an international food center, and an old-fashioned pancake breakfast guarantee that you’ll find fun for the whole family!

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May 13

The San Diego Air & Space Museum will host its 14th Annual Space Day celebration on Saturday May 13th from 10:00am-2:00pm! Space Day will feature demonstrations, giveaways, and hands-on activities with local and national space experts.

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May 20-21

Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego.The largest community-driven family festival in San Diego County, the annual Fiesta del Sol is a two-day street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. Visit their website here.

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May 29

This Memorial Day, the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial commemoration ceremony will include a special salute to our nation’s Gold Star families.

 

Coastal Premier Properties Partners With Relobase

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Coastal Premier Properties is proud to announce their partnership with Relobase! Relobase assists our many military service members with their relocations from base to base. Before starting Relobase, founder Jack Somers, himself a retired military service member, saw a void in the way these Permanent Change of Station (PCS) moves are handled. Service members often have thirty days or less to pack up and move themselves and their families across country to an unfamiliar location. Relobase provides the support that military service members need from tools and resources to save money on the move, to task management to make sure nothing gets forgotten, to tons of great information about the new installation they are headed to. This partnership between Relobase and Coastal Premier Properties was a natural fit as owners Amy Green and Susan Meyers-Pyke were looking for a way to give back to a community who sacrifices so much for their country. Whether a military service member is looking to rent a property at their installation or buy a new home and sell their old one, Relobase and Coastal Premier Properties are there to help. Go to Relobase.com to learn more about their services and to download their free app!

2016 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks Schedule

Want to catch the fireworks this 4th of July? Check out our 2016 San Diego 4th of July Fireworks schedule!

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Big Bay Boom Annual July 4th Fireworks Show

Location:  Multiple Locations along the San Diego Bay.

Time:  9:00 pm

Take in the largest display in the county, with fireworks launched from four barges strategically placed around North San Diego Bay, they can be seen from Shelter Island, Harbor Island, the Embarcadero area and Seaport Village/Coronado Landing. Just find a place along the bay and you will not be disappointed

Sea To Shining Sea 4th of July Fireworks

Location: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109

Time: 9:30 PM

SeaWorld San Diego is excited to light up the sky with an amazing fireworks extravaganza to celebrate the 4th of July.

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Ocean Beach

Location: Ocean Beach Pier at the end of Newport Ave.

Time: 9:00 PM

Spend the day picnicking, swimming in the ocean, walking and playing in the sand and shopping along Newport Ave. Then bundle up as the sun sets and pull up a blanket for a really spectacular fireworks show launched from the OB Pier.

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4th of July Celebration in Coronado

Location: Various Locations on Coronado

Time: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in the Crown City with a parade down Orange Avenue at 10:00 AM, a concert in Spreckels Park at 4:00 PM and fireworks over Glorietta Bay at 9:00 PM.

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San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar

Time: Starts at 9:30 AM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Independence Day is one of the best days to come to the Fair, because they pull out all the stops with food, fireworks, entertainment and more.

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4th of July Fireworks at La Jolla Cove

Location: Ellen Browning Scripps Park, 1180 Coast Boulevard, La Jolla

Time: 9:00 PM

After a day on the beautiful beaches of La Jolla, take in a spectacular set of fireworks with a picturesque background.

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Red, White and BOOM!

Location: LEGOLAND California – One Legoland Drive, Carlsbad

Time: Fireworks at 8:30 PM

Take the whole family and spend the day enjoying over 60 rides, shows and attractions along with some all-American picnic games like burlap races and water-balloon tosses and then top it off with an awe-inspiring fireworks display set to patriotic music.

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Oceanside Fireworks Show

Location: El Corazon Site at Rancho Del Oro Road

Date: July 3, 2016

Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM

Start off your Independence Day celebration a day early by bringing a beach chair and the whole family to enjoy Oceanside Fireworks Show.

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Independence Day Festival & Fireworks

Location: 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA 92025

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Join 20,000 patriotic festival-goers for the 53rd Annual Independence Day Festival & Fireworks with music, fabulous food vendors, and a wealth of children’s activities and games for everyone to enjoy.

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Grand Tradition July 4th

Location: Grand Tradition – 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, CA 92028

Time: Starts at 4:00 PM, Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Enjoy a day of live entertainment, dancing, kid friendly activities, Launch a Fire-Quacker, rides, food and drink, and fireworks!

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Mira Mesa Fourth of July Celebration

Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, Mira Mesa Boulevard and New Salem Street, Mira Mesa

Time: Fireworks at 9:00 PM

Come early for the parade and family friendly activities and stay late for the fireworks.

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An Old Fashioned Fourth of July & Fireworks

Location: Poway High School Stadium, 15500 Espola Road, Poway

Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Following the Poway Old-Fashioned Fourth of July celebration at Old Poway Park (10:00 AM to 4:00 PM), head to Poway High School for music, more food, glow sticks and fireworks.

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Rancho Bernardo’s Spirit of the Fourth

Location: Webb Park, Avena Pl And Bernardo Center Dr, Rancho Bernardo, CA 92128

Time: 7:00 AM to 9:30 PM

It’s a whole day of fun in Rancho Bernardo with a pancake breakfast, a festival with food, music and games, a parade and fireworks!

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San Marcos 4th of July Celebration

Location: Bradley Park, 465 S Rancho Santa Fe Rd, San Marcos, CA 92078

Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM

Join us for carnival games, jumpers, food and fireworks!

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Torrey Highlands Fireworks Celebration

Location: Westview High School, 13500 Camino Del Sur, San Diego, CA 92129

Time: 7:00-9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Torrey Highlands community on July 1st at Westview High School!

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Vista Independence Day Celebration

Location: Moonlight Amphitheatre, 1200 Vale Terrace Drive, Vista

Time: 5:00 to 9:00 PM

Celebrate the 4th of July in Vista at the Moonlight Amphitheatre with live music, an honorary ceremony, family fun and fireworks!

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Enjoy and stay safe!

2016 San Diego Summer Camp Guide

Summer of 2016 is almost upon us! There are plenty of different summer camp options in San Diego for kids of all ages.

 

General Camps/Programs

 

Camp Stevens

Camp Stevens provides a summer camp program that includes all sorts of activities for kids and teenagers from 8-18.  Visit their page for more information.

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Outpost Summer Camps

Offering a variety of programs for kids aging from 3-14 with sessions lasting three weeks from June to August.  For more information click here.

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Pali Adventures

Based near Los Angeles, Pali Adventures is an overnight summer camp for kids aged 8-16 and have a choice of activities to design a personalized adventure.  Visit their webpage for more information.

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Boys and Girls Club Summer Programs

The Boys and Girls Club is offering summer camps for children 6-18.  Visit their webpage for more information.

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Animal Camps

 

Seaworld Summer Camp

Kids of all ages can have a lot of fun while interacting with the animals at SeaWorld and seeing how they are cared for and trained.  For more information visit their page.

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San Diego Zoo Summer Camp

The San Diego Zoo will have various types of camps based on kids’ age where some will have the chance to interact with giraffes, rhinos, and even cheetahs.  Visit their page for more information.

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Living Coast Summer Camp

The Living Coast wildlife camps offer animal encounters and outdoor exploration for kids from pre-k to teenagers.  For more information visit their website.

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Summer Critter Camp

Children will experience a full week of amazing animal interactions and summer camp activities including animal themed games, crafts, songs, and more!   Visit their website for more info.

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The Riding Club

A fun and educational camp where kids can learn the basics of equine safety and handling with riding lessons paired with high caliber instruction. The Riding Club also has a variety of mounted and unmounted games.  For more information contact Sarah at (858)-863-3545 or MySpoiledPony@hotmail.com

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Art Camps:

 

Abrakadoodle 

Abrakadoodle offers Summer Art Camps for kids, as well as special Holiday Art Camps during school breaks.  Visit their webpage for all their information.

 

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Coastal Music Studios

The Coastal Music Studios have a variety of artistic camps sure to bring out the creative side of every kid.  Their website holds more information.

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San Diego Civic Youth Ballet Camp

Students are introduced to the basics of ballet in small classes taught by professional instructors.  Their webpage has more information about their summer opportunities.

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Museum Of Photographic Arts

Learn about photography, video, animation, and much more with creative professional artists at MOPA!  Camps are great for all levels of experience and explore storytelling, image-making, and idea sharing.  Visit their webpage for all the information.

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San Diego Danceworks

Offering a variety of programs for both boys and girls from 4 years old all the way to teens.  From Tap to Hip Hop and Superheroes to Princesses, kids of all ages will learn the basics of dance.  Visit their website for more information.

 

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Jibe Studios

Don’t want your child to get bored during Summer Break?  Our camp is packed full of dancing, tumbling, games, crafts and more!!!  Interested in a full day camp?   Visit our website for all the information you’d need.

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Science Camps:

 

Mad Science Summer Camp

Keep your kids mentally active this summer with fun and interactive science camps by giving them the chance to be junior scientists.  Click here for more information.

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Reuben H. Fleet Science Center

The science center is running half day summer camps every week that are designed to be educational, fun and hands-on.  Many different camps coordinate in the park so kids can spend a whole day with different experiences.  Visit their page for more information.

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San Diego Air & Space Museum

Have a blast this summer at the San Diego Air & Space Museum with fun hands-on activities. Build rockets, launch hot air balloons, and fly aircraft simulators.  Visit their webpage for more information.

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Aztec Science Camp For Kids

Enhance your child’s exposure to the wonders of science with 5 days of science discovery and exploration.  All the information is on their website.

 

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Sport Camps:

 

USD Football Camp

The University of San Diego is offering a football camp for kids aged 14-18 at their beautiful campus.  Visit their website for more information.

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Fulcrum Surf Summer Camps

Enjoy the sandy beaches and glistening water of Del Mar as your kids learn to ride waves at the Fulcrum Summer Camps.  Visit their webpage for more information.

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Bay Club Summer Camps

Offering various fun and engaging camps for kids from 2-15 years old. Visit their page for more information.

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Nike Aztec Soccer Academy & Camps SDSU

Sessions are taken directly from Aztec practice regimens incorporating technical and tactical competitive exercises to fully develop each player’s potential.  For more information click here.

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Nike Rugby Camp

Join some of the most dedicated rugby coaches and players this country has to offer at Nike youth rugby camp.  Visit their page for more info.

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Nike Tennis Camp at University of San Diego

USD Nike Tennis Camp boasts superior tennis lessons for kids at their beautiful facilities.  Visit their website for more information.

 

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Surf Camps USA

Surf Camps USA provides a great beginning for the new surfer and the guidance for the more experienced.  See all the information on their website.

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2015 Holiday Events in San Diego

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in San Diego! Check this month’s full list of exciting holiday events from light parades to holiday fun to ice skating and more!

 

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Skating By The Sea

Nov. 26- Dec. 7

Coronado

Skating by the Sea returns to Hotel del Coronado for the 11th year from Thanksgiving day, November 26, through January 7. This spectacular ice rink is located seaside on Windsor Lawn and features stunning views of the Pacific and Coronado beach. More Info.

 

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Holiday Wonderland

Dec. 4-23

Petco Park

Holiday Wonderland is back at Petco Park for the second year and it’s bigger and better than ever. Be transported through a spectacular holiday wonderland full of fun for the entire family for 12 nights in December. There’s no better way to get in the holiday spirit than to walk through magical lighting displays themed around some of the holiday’s most iconic scenes, ride the polar express, take a picture with Santa or gather around a 40′ tree.  Check out their website for more info!

 

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Winter Nights at Legoland

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Every day is a snow day at Legoland from November 21st to January 3rd! On select dates however, they will also offer live holiday entertainment and fireworks for their Winter Nights! With activities such as tree lighting, fireworks, and much more. For more information about this great event click here!

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Jungle Bells

Dec. 12 – Jan. 3

San Diego Zoo

Twinkling lights, festive foods, and merry performances transform the Zoo into a wild, glowing wonderland. Ride the Twinkle Lights Trolley to tour an array of animal light sculptures, enjoy jingly, jazzy carols, acrobatic trampoline elves, and more. Jungle Bells holds holiday cheer for all! More info here.

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Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade of Lights

Dec. 12

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This free, distinctly California celebration features boats decorated for the annual holiday season that will sail around Mission Bay. A highly anticipated event in the San Diego community, dozens of vessels take to the water for the parade.
The boat parade begins at 6:00 PM from Quivira Basin. Best viewing is from Crown Point, the east side of Vacation Island or the west side of Fiesta Island. More info here.

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Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights

Dec. 12

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Fishing boats, sail boats, yachts, kayaks and dingys dressed up in holiday decor and circle the Oceanside Harbor to enchant onlookers at the harbor, restaurants and beach.Many of the boats feature people dressed up like Santa waving to the crowd. One of the best viewing spots is along the side of the Oceanside Harbor near the fishing dock and police station. From this vantage point, you can see the parade twice. The concrete walkway that surrounds much of the harbor is also good for spectating the event.  More details here.

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Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade

Dec. 13

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Deck those paws with bells so jolly and jingle all the way through the Gaslamp Quarter for the Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade presented by Downtown Ace Hardware and VCA Market Street. Pet owners and their furry, feathered, and scaled companions are invited to don their favorite costumes for this jolly promenade and pet expo.  More details here.

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Dec. 13 – 20

Downtown (Coronado, Point Loma, Harbor, Shelter Island)

The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is an annual time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community.The parade takes place on San Diego Bay with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated to a new theme each year. Held on two consecutive Sundays in December, the parade proceeds from Shelter Island past Harbor Island, the Embarcadero, Seaport Village, and the Ferry Landing in Coronado. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, the Parade of Lights is a festive and delightful experience for all!  More information here!

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Parade of Lights Viewing at the Maritime Museum

Dec. 13

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One of the best places to see the annual Parade of Lights on San Diego Bay is from the historic ferryboat Berkeley at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The parade judges are stationed aboard the steam yacht Medea and the brightly decorated boats pull out all the stops when they pass by. Enjoy a delicious holiday buffet and a no-host bar from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Sunday evening, December 13 or 20. Tickets can be purchased online through the museum’s website at www.sdmaritime.org or by calling 619-234-9153 ext 101. Guests who only want to watch the parade can do so for $10 by purchasing museum admission after 6:00 PM. The Toys for Tots program is also hosted at this event. More details here.

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San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

Dec. 23

Qualcomm Stadium

The 2015 San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl is set to kick-off Wednesday, December 23rd at 1:30pm! This year’s game will feature a top team from the Mountain West against the Army Black Knights (assuming bowl-eligibility). More information here.

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This year, the first and second nights of Passover fall on April 3rd and 4th. The Jewish Federation of San Diego County has posted a list of all the community seders, making it easy for you to find one near you! Click the link here or the image below to be directed to the list of San Diego community seders.

 

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