Every Thing in San Diego You Must Do This Winter!

 

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

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January 3:
This is for all pasta lovers! Ongoing every Tuesday throughout January, learn how to make fresh pasta from scratch in a hands-on cooking class. You’ll enjoy an Italian meal that was made from the pasta and sauces prepared in class! For more information call: 619-728-7920

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November 17 – January 8:
Fantasy on Ice has raised more than $1 million dollars for the Peckham Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Rady Children’s Hospital! This is the only holiday rink in San Diego where 100% of proceeds directly benefit the nonprofit. Come skate with friends or family and enjoy a night on the rink!

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January 6:
Enjoy a night out of fun at the National Comedy Theatre! NCT is a high octane improv comedy show featuring San Diego comedians. Games are performed based on audience suggestions! Come join this interactive experience and help choose the winner!

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January 7:
Liberty Station is hosting the 7th annual San Diego Brew Fest offering unlimited tastings from dozens of local and international craft breweries. Also featuring live music and food trucks! All proceeds benefit Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue!

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January 15-22:
Take advantage of discount dining during San Diego Restaurant week! You have eight days with over 180 featured restaurants ranging from causal neighborhood places to fine dining. Click here for a complete list of restaurant options!

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January 31-March 12:
The La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday! This new musical comedy is based on the novel by Mary Rodgers and two Walt Disney Films. Come have a good laugh while a mother and daughter magically swap bodies!

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February 1-February 28:
It is time for San Diego’s 27th Annual Museum Month! Pick up a free month museum pass at any Macys’s store in San Diego to enjoy half-off admission to over 40 museums! Explore the arts and rich culture destinations. Whether you’re interested in the Birch Aquarium at Scripps or the San Diego Natural History Museum there is an option for everyone!

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February 1:
Tour Balboa Park’s ground and historic architecture. Come with a team and learn interesting facts, sightsee, and exercise your mind. Puzzling Adventures is a mix between a scavenger hunt, a guided tour, and The Amazing Race!

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February 14:
Enjoy a night out on Valentine’s day on Cupid’s Dinner Cruise. Experience a holiday decorated yacht with an elegant dinner followed by dancing! This is a 4-course meal you won’t to miss! Click here for more information on the available cruises.

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February 18:
This food tasting walking tour begins in the the center of La Jolla. Join Bite San Diego and enjoy delicious bites from various restaurants around town!

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February 26:
The Ten Tenors are back celebrating their 20th anniversary! Performing an all new rock-opera show you will not want to miss! Click here for tickets and more information.

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March 1-May 14:
Come see nearly 50 acres of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers that make up the Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch. These flowers are in bloom for six to eight weeks every year! Come witness the beautiful bursts of color! For tickets and more information, click here.

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March 4-March 5:
The California Ballet is coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre with the West Coast Premiere of Septime Webre’s Peter Pan. Come enjoy this coming of age tale that will thrill the audience! Tickets and more information is provided here.

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March 11:
Visit a local tide pool with Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Come learn from a trained naturalist about how to protect and preserve these natural wonders! For tickets and more information, click here.

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Everything in San Diego You Must Do This Fall!

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

September 16-18: 

KABOO, a curated three-day music event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking  in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the pacific. For more information on this, click here!

 

September 17-18: 

Celebrate Fleets weeks 19th anniversary! Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival is Fleet Week San Diego’s marquee event. The event features fast-paced, thrilling auto racing and exhibitions for car enthusiasts of all ages! For more information on this event click here!

 

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September 23:

Join beer enthusiast for the 22nd anniversary with the biggest and best festival yet! The indoor/outdoor event will feature live music and nearly 60 different breweries serving up 120 varieties of tasty brews! More information on this fun event can be found here.

 

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September 23-25:

The Fall Home/Garden show is an indoor-outdoor event that will showcase the newest products and hottest trends for both inside and outside the home. More information on this event can be found at this website.

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September 24-25:

As part of Julian’s Apple Days Celebration, a two-day Apple Days Festival will be held at Menghini Winery featuring apple displays, music and dancing, an antique tractor display, children’s games and activities, gold panning demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, food and merchandise vendors, contests, and, of course, apple pie! More information on this event can be found here!

 

September 25: 

The Motorcycle Cannonball from Atlantic City to Carlsbad is the Race of the Century featuring 100-year-old motorcycles racing 3,400 miles across America. The race will end at Carlsbad’s historic Sante Fe Train station in Carlsbad Village. Click here for more information!

 

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September 25-October 2:

Held twice annually, San Diego Restaurant Week spotlights San Diego’s best restaurants offering fixed price, three-course dinners and two-course lunches.Just browse the list of restaurants and menus, make your reservations and enjoy! There are no tickets or passes required. More information on this delicious event can be found here!

September 26:

Enjoy delicious cuisines from all over the San Diego Gaslamp District! The 2016 Flavors of the Gaslamp will be hosted by San Diego’s own six-time Pro Bowl Cornerback Eric Allen, University of Texas and NFL Hall of Fame legend, Earl Campbell and NMSS Ambassador and Former SDSU Running Back, Tyler Campbell. For more information on this event click here!

 

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September 28 – October 2:

Immerse yourself in five days of movies, movies, and movies at the San Diego International Film Festival.  Hear from filmmakers, actors and industry leaders. And don’t forget the parties too! For more information, visit here.

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September 30 – October 3

San Diego County’s largest haunted experience, the Scream Zone is considered among the goriest, scariest, and screaming-est fright fests to be found in the dark corners of Southern California. More information on this event can be found here!

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October 1-2 

CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. More information on this event can be found here!

 

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October 1

Jump in your DeLorean and gun it to 88! We’re going Back to the ’80s with the World’s Greatest ’80s Tribute Band – The Molly Ringwalds on 10/1 at House of Blues San Diego. So grab your scrunchies and legwarmers and get ready to rock. Costumes encouraged. Click  here for more information!

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October 1-31

Over 50 years of fall traditions and memories have been created at the Bates Nut Farm Pumpkin Patch. Family and friends enjoy the tractor hayrides, straw maze, petting corral and Snows Pony Rides. Click here for more information!

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October 21 – 22

Enjoy close encounters with Scripps Institution of Oceanography scientists and search the galleries for unusual underwater creatures rarely seen at Birch Aquarium. Discover a sea of glowing beasts(big and small), get sticky with slime,and enjoy shipwrecked stories, all while BOO-gieing down to live music and having a monstrous good time. More information on this spooky event can be found here!

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October 13-16

Fun!… Glamorous!… Intimate! These are all words that describe a unique cultural experience not to be missed at the La Costa Film Festival in Carlsbad, California. It didn’t happen by accident, but was surely predestined for this area blessed with natural beauty and an innate appreciation for the arts. The Festival also draws upon the mystique and storied Hollywood connections of the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, who has served as the Festival’s host from the beginning. The Festival is an irresistible combination of quality films and exciting special events embraced in a setting that epitomizes a world-class destination. Click here to buy tickets!

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October 28-29 

Named the “Top 3 Halloween Celebration” by UBER, Thrillist and SD Union Tribune, San Diego Zombie Crawl is the most thrilling and visitor-friendly way to experience the award-winning nightlife, dining and Halloween festivities the Gaslamp Quarter is famous for. Click here for more information!

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October 29

Celebrating it’s 12th year, the 2016 Boulevard BOO! With over 70 entries of live entertainment marching on one mile of El Cajon Boulevard the parade will entertain you with spooky ghouls, goblins, ghosts and witches to fill you with the Halloween spirit.

November 4 – 13

San Diego Beer Week is a ten-day celebration inspiring people to drink local, craft beer and promoting San Diego’s thriving brewing culture with multiple events happening across the county. More information on this event can be found here.

November 6

The world’s largest investment of breast cancer research next to the U.S. government. Right now, $42 million is at work to find the cures! These services are needed daily until we find the cure for breast cancer. We Live Here. We Race Here. We Save Lives Here.

 

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November 6 

Art fair, arts and crafts, antiques, unique clothing, restaurants, food and more. On Carlsbad Village Drive west of Interstate 5 to the ocean. Don’t miss this festival, another of the best San Diego events. Click here for more information!

 

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November 13

Runners and skaters welcome to run along the Strand from Coronado to Imperial Beach. Tag teams welcome. Starts in Coronado at Orange Avenue and Glorietta Blvd and finishes at the Imperial Beach Pier. Alternatively, the 5K Run/Walk starts and finishes at the Imperial Beach Plaza at 7:00 AM. More information can be found here!

 

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November 19 

The La Jolla Cove Swim Club in this non-competitive swim at La Jolla Cove! Click here for more information.

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November 20

Enjoy the music of popular local bands on The Karl Strauss Beer Garden Stage and The Lumberyard Courtyard Stage, plus dance, music and other entertainment on the Community Stage. Take your young ones to the Kids Zone for a variety of fun activities.  And walk your furry friends into Dog Zone for some treats and special attention. More information can be found here.

Thanksgiving Day Run

November 24 

Wear your thanksgiving costume for this turkey trot 5K run/walk or kids 1 mile fun run. Both open and locals only events. Event route includes Oceanside Civic Center, Oceanside Harbor and Oceanside Pier in Oceanside Cal. Find more information here! 

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November 24- Early January

Enjoy outdoor ice skating at Coronado beach, overlooking the Pacific Ocean.Hot chocolate and holiday drinks make this a festive San Diego holiday activity. For more information and schedule click here!