San Diego Calendar of Events – January 2020

San Diego Calendar of Events – January 2020

San Diego International Auto Show

Featuring hundreds of new vehicles, specialty displays, and much more.

Location: San Diego Convention Center


1/1 – 1/5 Wed – Sat 10 am – 9 pm, Sun 10 am – 7 pm

Rady Children’s Ice Rink

This winter wonderland – just miles from the Pacific Ocean – benefits the Thriving After Cancer program at Rady Children’s Hospital.

Location: Liberty Station


1/1 – 1/5 10 am – 10 pm

San Diego Bachata Expo

Bachata enthusiasts from all over the world meet for dance workshops, dance shows, concerts, and social dancing.

Location: Hilton SD Mission Valley


1/3 – 1/5 10 am – 4 pm

Star Brews Festival

Enjoy an intergalactic playground with tastings of over twenty stellar craft beers.

Location: San Diego Air & Space Museum


1/4 7 – 10 pm

San Diego Spring Home Show

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

Location: San Diego Convention Center


1/10 – 1/12 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 footprint at the San Diego Resolution Run 5K, 10K and ½ marathon!

Location: Tecolote Shores


1/11 7:30 am – 10 am

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


1/11 1 – 4 pm

Poway Winter Festival

Come build a snowman, sled down the snow hill, roast marshmallows, and much more!

Location: Poway Community Park


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


Cerebrate a Loggerhead Sea Turtle’s story of survival and perseverance!

Location: Birch Aquarium


1/11 – 1/12 11 am – 3 pm

San Diego Bridal Bazaar

This is San Diego’s 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


1/12 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


1/16 – 1/20 Various

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival

Celebrate this new year in a festive environment with dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, food, and more!

Location: SDCCU Stadium


1/17 – 1/19 Fri 5 – 10 pm, Sat 11 am – 10 pm, Sun 11 am – 8 pm

Women’s March San Diego

2020 Elections… a critical time. Women’s March San Diego marchers are seen, heard, and powerful!

Location: Waterfront Park (West Side)


1/18 10 am – 2 pm

The Oddities & Curiosities Expo

For lovers of the strange and unusual… showcasing vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses from all over the country with all things weird.

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds


1/18 11 am – 6 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


1/18 – 1/19 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 11 am – 4 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Parade

One of the largest celebrations of its kind in the US in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, and more!

Location: Harbor Drive-Embarcadero


1/19 2 – 5 pm

San Diego Restaurant Week

Twice a year, local restaurants throw a culinary celebration featuring three fabulous courses for a fixed price.

Location: Various


1/19 – 1/26 Various

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

The best and most scenic winter marathon and half marathon with the best swag.

Location: The Shoppes at Carlsbad


1/20 6:15 am

Free Entrance to National Parks

In honor of the Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., National Park Services offers free admission!

Location: All National Parks


1/20 Various

Farmers Insurance PGA Open

San Diego’s prestigious PGA Tour event!

Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course


1/23 – 1/26 gates open 6 am

San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show

If you’re a boater, don’t miss this once a year event!

Location: Sunroad Resort Marina


1/23 – 1/26 Thu & Fri 12 – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 10 am – 6 pm

San Diego Cat Show

The Super Bowl of cat competition, plus vendors, and cats & kittens looking for new homes!

Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds


1/25 – 1/26 Sat 10 am – 5 pm, Sun 9 am – 5 pm