San Diego Calendar of Events – January 2019

San Diego Calendar of Events – January 2019

Rady Children’s Ice Rink

This outdoor ice-skating event benefits the “Thriving After Cancer” program at Rady Children’s.

Location: Liberty Station


1/1 – 1/6 10 am – 10 pm


Polar Bear Plunge

About 200 swimmers will wade down to La Jolla Shores Kellogg Park & brave the cold water (bathing suits required).

Location: La Jolla (La Jolla Shores)


1/1 10 am


San Diego Spring Home Show

This is an event designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping, and decorating their homes.

Location: Convention Center, Downtown


1/4 – 1/6 Fri 11 am – 8 pm, Sat 10 am – 8 pm, Sun 10 am – 6 pm


San Diego Resolution Run

Take strides to reduce your carbon & physical foot-print at the San Diego Resolution Run 5K, 10K and ½ marathon! A healthier you can mean a lighter you.

Location: 1697 E. Mission Bay Dr.


1/7 7:30 am – 10 am


Poway Winter Festival

Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Location: Poway Community Park


1/11 – 1/12 Fri: 5 pm – 9 pm, Sat: 3:30 – 8:30 pm


San Diego Brew Festival

Another fun filled day with local & international craft beers, San Diego’s most popular food trucks, and music.

Location: Liberty Station


1/12 1 pm – 4 pm


San Diego Bridal Bazaar

This is the largest bridal show of the year, so you’ll find more variety, more choices, and more inspiration to plan your day, your way.

Location: San Diego Convention Center


1/13 10 am – 4 pm


Borrego Springs Film Festival

An intimate, vibrant, festival in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States. An old-school film festival!

Location: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center


1/17 – 1/21 various


Monster Jam

The most action-packed live event on four wheels, where world class drivers compete  in the most recognizable trucks in the world.

Location: Petco Park


1/19 – 1/26 7 pm – 10 pm


San Diego Travel & Adventure Show

America’s favorite travel show returns to San Diego! Discover the world in one weekend, all under one roof.

Location: San Diego Convention Center


1/19 – 1/20 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm


Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

The parade is composed of college and high school bands, drill teams, floats, dance, and other community groups.

Location: Harbor Dr. /Embarcadero


1/20 2 pm – 5 pm


Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

Featuring a rolling course, including 14 miles along the Pacific Ocean. From ideal weather conditions to our spectacular coastal course, this event will wow you.

Location: The Shoppes at Carlsbad


1/20 Marathon 6:15 am – Half-marathon 7:45 am


San Diego Restaurant Week

Guests are tempted to try different restaurants during each week as venues develop their special menus designed to showcase their craft.

Location: All over San Diego County


1/20 – 1/27 various


Free Entrance to National Parks

In honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Services offer free admission to everyone!

Location: All National Parks


1/21 various


San Diego Black Film Festival

This festival is one of the largest black film festivals in the country, and second largest on the west coast. Our motto is “Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema.” Over 100 films screened each year.

Location: 220 West “G” St.


1/23 – 1/27 various


Farmers Insurance PGA Open

The prestigious PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men’s golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla.

Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course


1/24 – 1/27 Gates open 6 am



San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

Join the fun at the Boat Show at Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island! This Boat Showfeatures exciting land and in-water exhibits for boaters of every age.

Location: Harbor Island – San Diego Bay East end of Harbor Island


1/24 – 1/27 Thu & Fri 12 pm – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am – 6 pm


San Diego Cat Show

The Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), the world’s largest and most prestigious feline registry brings a special benefit cat show to San Diego.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds


1/26 – 1/27 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 5 pm