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What To Do This February In San Diego CA 2018
What to do this December in San Diego 2018?
February is definitely one of the most all celebrated time of the year, and probably the much awaited, especially on Valentine’s Day. But there’s a lot more to this month than cuddly teddy bears, chocolates and roses. No matter what your plans are—and love life status—you’ll find tons of things to do in our February events calendar.
Circus Vargas Jan. 18-Feb. 19
Join Us for A Swashbuckling Circus Spectacular, “Dreaming of Pirates!” A
Voyage of Nonstop Action and Adventure Guaranteed to Thrill and Enchant
Children of all Ages! Death- Defying Acrobats, Daredevils, Flying Trapeze
Artists, Jugglers, Contortionists, Comedians, Motorcycles and much more!
See website for schedule. 877-468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com
San Diego Black Film Festival Jan. 31-Feb. 1
In order to spotlight African American & African Diaspora Cinema, we screen
over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation,
GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films
and music videos.
See website for schedule. 619-232-0401 / www.sdbff.com
FREE Youth Fishing Derby Seminar/Campout Feb. 2
Learn to fish from the pros and watch demonstrations on how to properly
rig a line the night before the 23rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby. Pizza dinner
will be served with the fishing seminar immediately following. Participants
and their families are invited to spend the night for only $15 a car.
Time/Place: 5pm / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org
Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby Feb. 3
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, bounce houses, a free barbecue
lunch and more! Join the City of Poway and Captain Ron Baker. Freshly
stocked with 1,500 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to
youth ages 15 and younger. Winners must be present to claim prizes at the
Time/Place: 6am-12pm / Lake Poway
Contact: 858-668-4772 / www.poway.org
Sandbag Give-a-Way Event Feb. 3
Sandbags will be available per event to Encinitas residents (no contractors)
on a first come, first serve basis. Residents must provide photo ID and
show proof of residency. 10 filled sandbags will be given for each address/
property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load the sandbags.
Time/Place: 8am-2pm / Public Works/SDWD Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena
Contact: 760-633-2600 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Save A Heart Save A Life 5K Feb. 3
The mission of the Eric Paredes Save A Life Foundation is to influence
families, educators, elected officials and the medical community to
recognize the incidence of youth SCA/D and the importance of preventative
heart screenings, and to support equipping schools with automated
external defibrillators (AED) plus CPR/AED training.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station: 2455 Cushing Road
Contact: 619-550-2129 / www.epsavealife.org/5k
Ramona Installation Dinner and Community Awards Gala Feb. 3
Tickets are $59 and includes your choice of the below meals.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Barona Resort & Casino Golf Center, Lakeside
Contact: 760-789-1311 / www.ramonachamber.com
Burn Run 5K Feb. 3
Help the Burn Institute promote Burn Awareness Week and raise funds to
support burn prevention education and burn survivor support programs by
running or walking in the Burn Run 5K.
Time/Place: 8am / De Anza Cove on Mission Bay www.burninstitute.org
Miniatures Show & Sale Feb. 3-4
More than 40 dealers from across the country will have a vast array of
miniatures for the crafter, artist and collector of tiny treasures! Quarter
scale, half scale and 1:12 will all be available.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / Marriott Mission Valley
Stone Super Sunday CELLARbration Feb. 4
We have paired 5 fantastic dishes by Executive Chef Tausha Lopez with 15
tasters of Stone’s favorites. Not to mention a complimentary can growler to
take home and share at your big game party! Tickets are $55.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, Liberty Station
Cardiff Kook Run Feb. 4
The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of one
of the greatest communities in the most amazing town.
Time/Place: 7:30am-12pm / 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas
XTERRA Mission Gorge Trail Run Feb. 4
Features the ‘thousand steps’ and the 5k has some great trails around
the old dam. The event field is limited, so enter early! All participants will
receive the following: Soft cotton race t-shirt - subject to availability for
race day registrations, Finisher medal, Coffee and hot breakfast - post race,
Entry into the raffle.
Time/Place: 8-11am / Mission Trails Regional Park: Equestrian Cir, Santee
San Diego Jewish Film Festival Feb 8-18
The Festival will showcase a total of 58 films of the best contemporary
Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights,
and freedom of expression. Screenings will be shown at five locations.
See website for schedule.
Contact: 858-362.1348 / www.sdcjc.org/sdjff
Lunar New Year Festival Feb. 9-11
Offers a fusion of Asian food stations, unique vendor booths, carnival rides,
non-stop live entertainment (including lion dances, concerts, and the much
anticipated “Miss Asia” Beauty Pageant) as well as a highly acclaimed
“Cultural Village” featuring breathtaking artistic reconstructions of iconic
sculptures, buildings and landscapes from across South East Asia.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / SDCCU Stadium
Contact: 619-786-7573 / www.lunarnewyearfestival.org
Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego Feb. 10
A scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Mermaids receive a stylish
race shirt, finisher medal and necklace! Mermaid Series is building a
welcoming community that inspires women from all backgrounds to realize
their full potential.
Time/Place: 6-11am / South Shores Park: 1775 E Mission Bay Dr.
Oceanside Valentine’s Week Movie at the Pier Feb. 10
Time/Place: 6:45-9pm / Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater
Contact: 760-435-5041 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us
Brewbies Beer Festival Feb. 10
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite)
signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always
we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to The Keep A Breast
Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people
around the world with breast health education and support!
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Bagby Beer Company: 601 S Coast Hwy, Oceanside
Boys & Girls Club Texas Hold ‘Em Feb. 10
Casual dress is requested and doors will open at 4:30 for registration.
Dinner will be served from 5-6pm and players should bring their poker
faces for the 6pm tournament. Guests will also enjoy local beer and wine.
Time/Place: 5-11pm / 410 W. California Avenue, Vista www.bgcvista.org
Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Feb. 13
Experience Gaslamp Mardi Gras, Southern California’s most beloved block
party, parade and celebration headlined by Warren G! Get ready for a
WILD night of DJ’s, dancers, floats, drinks + more! Parade begins at 9pm.
Time/Place: 5-11:45pm / Downtown San Diego
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.sdmardigras.com
San Diego Improv Festival Feb. 15-18
This yearly festival brings some of the top talent from all over the nation
to both perform and teach right here in our own backyard! The festival will
offer professional workshops and performances from a selection of handpicked
improv teams from cities around the country.
Time/Place: Finest City Improv: 4250 Louisiana St.
Contact: 619-306-6047 / www.sdimprovfestival.com
San Diego Tet Festival Feb. 16-18
Our signature Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant. Lion dancing all 3 days.
A new cultural village. Beer Garden. Full Carnival Rides. Golden Voice
contest and Dancing contests for cash prizes. Game Booth with prizes. 2
stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as
local artists in San Diego. Food vendors with variety of foods from cultures
all around the world!
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-9pm / Mira Mesa Community Park
Randy Jones Run/Walk for Independence Feb. 17
Home of Guiding Hands (HGH) and Randy Jones, former San Diego
Padre and National League CY Young Award Winner, will once again join
forces to support over 2,500 infants, adolescents and adults living with a
Time/Place: 8am / Crown Point Park, Mission Bay
Contact: 619-938-2854 / www.randyjonesrunwalk.org
San Diego Pet Expo Feb. 17-18
Four-legged friends can receive “spa treatments” from local groomers,
sample delicious treats and try on the latest in furry fashions; their humans
will enjoy interacting with top trainers and learning pet-care tips from
animal welfare organizations. Rounding out the list of activities is an agility
demonstration, pet talent and costume shows.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 800-977-3609 / www.petexposandiego.com
130th Anniversary Dinner Feb. 19
A spectacular dinner commemorating the legendary history of the iconic
Hotel del Coronado. Begin your evening with a sunset champagne toast
on Windsor Lawn followed by a stunning fireworks display. Then head into
1500 OCEAN for a delectable six-course menu paired with exquisite wines.
Time/Place: 5:30-9:30pm / 1500 Ocean - Hotel del Coronado www.hoteldel.com
San Diego Bird Festival Feb. 21-25
We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer
some of the best birding in the United States.
Time/Place: Marina Village Conference Center: 1936 Quivira Way
Contact: 858-273-7800 / www.sandiegoaudubon.org
SD Kuumba Fest Feb. 22-25
From gospel to hip-hop and theater to dance, San Diego’s Kuumba Fest
present a wide showcase of arts that celebrate Black American culture in all
its variety. Educational workshops, hip-hop dance and speech competitions,
performances of plays, Late Night Live (San Diego’s version of Late Night at
the Apollo), and as always, a gospel concert finale.
Time/Place: Lyceum: 79 Horton Plaza www.kuumbafest.com
Sycamore Canyon Trail Races Feb. 24
Registration Requirements: 100k Solo runners must have completed at
least one 50k+ race.
Time/Place: 6am / Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve, Lakeside
San Diego Winter Brew Fest Feb. 24
Celebrate craft beverages from California and beyond and features live
local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach
and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Fleet Science Center in Balboa Park
Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair Feb. 24-25
This year’s fair celebrates the year of the dog, is 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.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / San Diego’s Historic Chinatown District
Contact: 619-338-9888 / http://sdcny.org
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