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San Diego Events Calendar 2013

If you're looking for a way to spend a day or weekend, there's a seeming endless stream of events throughout the year in San Diego. They include art walks, street festivals, athletic events, flower festivals, holiday parades and festivals, and concert series.

Ongoing
Coronado Art-In-Park
1st & 3rd Sundays

Old Town Saturday Market
Every Saturday

January
Race Legal
January 4, 2013

Del Mar Gem Faire
January 18 - 20, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
January 11, 2013

San Diego Restaurant Week
January 13 - 18, 2013
January 20 - 25, 2013

Del Mar Antique Show
January 17 - 19, 2014

San Diego Bridal Bazaar
January 20, 2013

Race Legal
January 25, 2013

Winter Home Improvement Show
January 25 - 27, 2013

National Baseball Expo
January 26 - 27, 2013

Carlsbad Marathon
January 27, 2013

San Diego Cat Fanciers CFA
The Food and Water Bowl

January 26 - 27, 2013

February

Race Legal
February 8, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
February 8, 2013

Escondido For the Love of Chocolate
and SweetArt Fest

February 9, 2013

San Diego Brazilian Mardi Gras Carnaval
February 9, 2013

Puppy Love 5k Run/Walk
February 10, 2013

Hillcrest Mardi Gras
February 12, 2013

Mardi Gras Gaslamp
February 12, 2013

Race Legal
February 15, 2013

California Open Wildlife Art Festival
February 16 - 17, 2013

Big 3 Auto Parks Exchange
February 22 - 24, 2013

Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show
February 22 - 24, 2013

KCSD Koi Show
February 23 - 24, 2013

Max and Jake’s Big Race
February 24, 2013

March
San Diego Bird Festival
Feb. 28 - March 3, 2013

Del Mar Gem Faire
March 1 - 3, 2013

Finish Chelsea’s Run 5K Run/Walk
March 2, 2013

Ocean Beach Kite Festival
March 2, 2013

San Diego Latino Film Festival
March 7 - 17, 2013

San Diego Regional Robotics Competition
March 7 - 9, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
March 8, 2013

Race Legal
March 8, 2013

Escondido Spring Forward Festival
March 9, 2013

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
March 9 - 10, 2013

Work at Home Business Expo
March 9 - 10, 2013

Del Mar Kiwanis Ugly Dog Contest
March 10, 2013

Family Winemakers of California
Wine Tasting

March 10, 2013

Taste of Third Avenue & Art Walk
March 14, 2013

St. Patricks Day 10K Run, 2 & 4 Mile Run/Walk
March 16, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 16, 2013

San Diego Pet Expo
March 16 - 17, 2013

San Diego Festival of Science
and Engineering

March 16 - 23, 2013

Seal Spring & Superseal Triathlons
March 17, 2013

Fred Hall's Fishing Tackle,
Boat and Travel Show

March 21 - 24, 2013

Race Legal
March 22, 2013

Kia Classic
March 22 - 25, 2013

South Park Spring Walkabout
March 23, 2013

Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival
March 23 - 24, 2013

Hot Chocolate 15/5k
March 24, 2013

Rolando Street Fair
March 24, 2013

Ironman California
March 30, 2013

San Diego Race for Autism
March 30, 2013

Santee Spring Eggstravaganza
March 30, 2013

April
La Jolla Concours d'Elegance
April 5 - 7, 2013

San Marcos Spring Festival
April 14, 2013

Del Mar Nationals Car Show
April 5 - 7, 2013

Cruisin Grand Escondido
April 5 - September 27, 2013

San Diego Crew Classic Regatta
April 6 - 7, 2013

Carlsbad 5000 & Junior Carlsbad
April 7, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
April 12, 2013

Spring Home Improvement Show
April 12 - 14, 2013

"I Love a Clean Alpine" Earth Day Celebration
April 13, 2013

Julian Death March
April 13, 2013

Taste of Julian
April 13, 2013

Head to Toe Women's Expo
April 13 - 14, 2013

Ramona Open Studios Tour
April 13 - 14, 2013

Sharons Ride Run Walk for Epilepsy
April 14, 2013

Heartbreak Ridge Half Marathon
April 13, 2013

Del Mar Nat'l Horse Show
April 18 - May 5, 2013

Fallbrook Avocado Festival
April 21, 2013

Port of San Diego Day At The Docks
April 21, 2013

Del Mar Antique Show
April 19 - 21, 2013

Lakeside Western Days Rodeo
and Parade

April 19 - 21, 2013

Chicano Park Day Celebration
April 20, 2013

Encinitas Garden Festival
April 20, 2013

Fallbrook Paws in the Park
April 20, 2013

Parkinson's Step by Step Walk
April 20, 2013

Taste of Hillcrest
April 20, 2013

Taste of Poway Food Fest
and Auction

April 20, 2013

Coronado Flower Show
April 20 - 21, 2013

Oceanside Days of Art
April 20 - 21, 2013

Del Mar Bridal Bazaar
April 21, 2013

San Diego EarthFair
April 21, 2013

Cajon Classic Cruise
April 24 - September 25, 2013

Race Legal
April 26, 2013

El Cajon Spring Garden Festival
April 27, 2013

Ramona Music Fest
April 27, 2013

SanTree Fest
April 27, 2013

Adams Avenue Unplugged
April 27 - 28, 2013

Encinitas Street Fair
April 27 - 28, 2013

Escondido Renaissance Faire
April 27 - 28, 2013

Mission Federal ArtWalk
April 27 - 28, 2013

Coronado MotorCars on MainStreet
April 28, 2013

Bonita Rootin' Tootin'
Chili Cook-Off & Fair

April 28, 2013

La Jolla Half Marathon
April 28, 2013

La Jolla Shores 5K
April 28, 2013

May

Del Mar Electronics
and Design Show

May 1 - 2, 2013

Race Legal
May 3, 2013

El Cajon Concerts on the Green
May 3 - September 27, 2013

Solana Beach Cinco de Mayo
May 4, 2013

Pug Party
May 4, 2013

Santee Green Day at the Lakes
May 4, 2013

Walk for Animals -
Barkin’ Beach Bash

May 4, 2013

Escondido Renaissance Faire
May 4 - 5, 2013

KIDSFEST San Diego
May 4 - 5, 2013

Old Town Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
May 4 - 5, 2013

Ramona Bluegrass
and Old West Festival

May 4 - 5, 2013

Torrey Pines Art in the Pines Spring
Festival and Sale

May 4 - 5, 2013

Carlsbad Village Faire
May 5, 2013

Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon
May 5, 2013

San Diego Surf Film Festival
May 8 - 12, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
May 10, 2013

Gator by the Bay
May 10 - 12, 2013

Taste of Cardiff
May 16, 2013

Del Mar Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
May 16 - 18, 2013

Race Legal
May 17, 2013

ShamROCK St. Patrick's Day Festival
March 17, 2013

Drew Brees Celebrity Championship
May 17 - 19, 2013

Ramona Rodeo
May 17 - 19, 2013

Encinitas Lifestyles Fashion Show
May 18, 2013

Pet Rescue Day on the Bay
May 18, 2013

Beach Soccer Championships
May 18 - 19, 2013

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
May 18 - 19, 2013

Encinitas Sports Festival
May 18 - 19, 2013

Escondido Downtown Street Faire
May 19, 2013

La Mesa Antique Street Faire
May 19, 2013

Michael Jon Hogue Memorial Golf Tournament
May 20, 2013

North Park Festival
of the Arts

May 20, 2012

Sicilian Festival
May 20, 2012

Pacific Beach Restaurant Walk
May 21, 2013

Valley Center Western Days
and Stampede Rodeo and Festival

May 24 - 26, 2013

Escondido American Heritage
Car Show

May 25, 2013

Santee Street Fair
May 25, 2013

Coronado Ferry's Landing
Summer Concerts

May 25 - July 28, 2013

Encinitas Arts Alive
Banner Auction

May 26, 2013

Coronado Promenade
Summer Concerts

May 26 - September 8, 2013

Kensington Memorial
Day Parade

May 27, 2013

FilmOut San Diego
May 29 - June 2, 2013

Race Legal
May 31, 2013

 

June

Art Around Adams
June 1, 2013

Baja Bash
June 15, 2013

La Mesa Flag Day Parade
June 1, 2013

Fiesta Del Sol
June 1 - 2, 2013

Wings Over Gillespie Airshow
June 1 - 2, 2013

World Famous Mud Run
June 1 - 2, June 8 - 9, and June 15, 2013

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
June 2, 2013

Race Legal
June 7, 2013

La Mesa "Back to the 50's Car Show"
July 11, 18, 25, 2013
August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013

Fallbrook Sports Cars Nite
June 28, 2013

San Diego County Fair
June 8 - July 4, 2013

Carlsbad BeachFest
June 15, 2013

Taste of Gaslamp
June 8 - 9, 2013

Encinitas Environment Day
June 9, 2013

Taste of La Mesa
June 10, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
June 14, 2013

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts
June 18, 2013

Santee and Barona Summer
Concert Series

June 20 - August 22, 2013

Pet Fest & Doggie Dash
June 2013

Philip Rivers 5k
June 15, 2013

Robb Bower's Blues Bash
June 15, 2013

South Park Old House Fair
June 15, 2013

Taste of Little Italy
June 19, 2013

Summer Solsice in Del Mar Village
June 20, 2013

Santee Movies by the Lake
June 21 - August 16, 2013

Ocean Beach Steet Fair
June 22, 2013

La Jolla Festival of Arts
June 22 - 23, 2013

San Diego Scottish Highland Games
June 22 - 23, 2013

San Diego Symphony
Summer Pops

June 27 - September 1, 2013

San Diego International Triathlon
June 30, 2013

Taste of Adams Avenue
June 30, 2013

Race Legal
June 28, 2013

Scrapbook Expo
June 28 - 29, 2013

Fallbrook Youth, Family & Military
Appreciation Nite

June 14, 2013

Oceanside Freedom Days Parade
June 29, 2013

Julian Gold Rush Days
June 1 - 2, 2013

Loews Coronado Bay Resort
Surf Dog Competition

June 22, 2013

San Marcos Rock, Blues
& BBQ Festival

June 14 - 15, 2013

Taste of Vista on Main Street
June 26, 2013

La Mesa Concerts at Harry Griffin Park
June 9 - July 21, 2013

Balboa Park Twilight in the Park
June 18 - August 29, 2013

Carlsbad "Jazz at the Park"
Summer Concert Series

July 6 - July 27, 2013

Carlsbad TGIF Jazz in the Parks
June 28 - August 23, 2013

Solana Beach Concerts
at the Cove

June 13 - August 22, 2013

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts
July 9, 2013

Encinitas Classic Car Nights
May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15 & September 19, 2013

July
Big Bay Boom July 4th
Fireworks Show

July 4, 2013

Coronado Independance Day Celebration
July 4, 2013

Imperial Beach Pier July 4 Celebration
July 4, 2013

Julian July 4th Parade
July 4, 2013

La Jolla Cove July 4th
Fireworks Celebration

July 4, 2013

Ocean Beach Pier July 4th Fireworks
July 4, 2013

Old Town's July 4th Celebration
July 4, 2013

San Diego County Fair
July 4th Fireworks

July 4, 2013

Santee Salutes July 4th
July 4, 2013

SeaWorld Fireworks
July 4, 2013

Carlsbad Triathlon & Health Expo
July 14, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
July 12, 2013

Fallbrook Rods & Relics Nite
July 12, 2013

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
July 13 - 14, 2013

World Championship Over-the-Line
Tournament (1)

July 13 - 14, 2013

The Mercury Insurance Open
July 29 - August 4, 2013

Taste of Fallbrook
July 26, 2013

Vista Obon Festival
July 27 - 28, 2013

Carlsbad Jazz at the Park
Summer Concert Series

July 6 - July 27, 2013

Encinitas Sunday Concerts
by the Sea

July 7- August 18, 2013

Oceanside Concert in the Park
June 21 - July 19, 2013

Point Loma Summer Concerts
July 12 - August 9, 2013

Del Mar Horse Races
Summer Concert Series

July 17 - September 4, 2013

Del Mar Horse Races
July 18 - September 5, 2012

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade
July 13- 14, 2013

World Championship Over-the-Line
Tournament (2)

July 20 - 21, 2013

San Diego LGBT Pride Festival
July 13- 14, 2013

Taste of the Pacific Islands
July 25, 2013

Doggie Street Festival
July 27, 2013

Oceanside Christmas in July
July 13 - 14, 2013

Pacific Beach Concerts
on the Green

July 21 - August 11, 2013

Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathon
July 28, 2013

Ramona Country Fair
July 25 - 28, 2013

Movie Night at La Mesita Park
July 26, 2013

La Jolla Fashion Film Festival
July 26 - 27, 2013

San Diego Bridal Bazaar
July 2013 (TBD)

Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park
July 11 - August 15, 2013

Move on the West
Stage Coach Days

July - August 2013
Every Saturday

La Jolla Concerts by the Sea
July 7 - September 1, 2013

August

Latin American Festival
August 2 - 4, 2013

Devil Dog Doathlon and 5K Run
August 3, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
August 9, 2013

Fallbrook Off-Road, Race Car, Classic Boat
and Open Header Nite

August 9, 2013

Dog Days of Summer Contest
August 10, 2013

Carlsbad Art in the Village
August 11, 2013

Hillcrest Cityfest
August 11, 2013

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts
August 13, 2013

Julian Starfest
August 9 - 11, 2013

Oceanside International Film Festival
August 15 - 18, 2013

America's Finest City Half Marathon
August 18, 2013

Professional Bull Riding
August 2013

Encinitas Taste of MainStreet
August 20, 2013

Fallbrook Western Barbecue
and Firetrucks Nite

August 23, 2013

San Diego Spirits Festival
August 24 - 25, 2013

Bike the Bay
August 25, 2013

Leucadia ArtWalk
August 25, 2013

Surf Town Triathlon and Duathlon
August 25, 2013

San Diego Festival of Sail
August 30 - September 2, 2013

Chula Vista Lemon Festival
August 11, 2013

Fallbrook Symphony Pops on the Green
August 8, 2013

Vista BBQ Contest & Street Fair
August 3, 2013

Vista Rod Run
August 4, 2013

Fallbrook Symphony Pops
Concert on the Green

August 8, 2013

Solana Beach Blanket Movie Night
August 2013

World Bodysurfing Championships
August 17 - 18, 2013

September

Julian Grape Stomp Festa
September 7, 2013

Labor Day Oceanside Pier Swim
September 2, 2013

Chula Vista Village Vibes
Concert Series

September 7 - 28, 2013

The Village Classic Car Show
September 7 - 28, 2013

Coronado Fall Classic Car Show
September 7, 2013

Del Mar Summer Twilight Concerts
September 8, 2013

Escondido Grape Day Parade and Festival
September 7, 2013

La Jolla Rough Water Swim
September 9, 2012

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
September 13, 2013

Fleet Week All Enlisted
Golf Tournament

September 13, 2013

San Diego Quilt Show
September 5 - 7, 2013

San Diego Restaurant Week
September 15 - 20, 2013

Sand Pit 5K FallMania
September 2013 (TBA)

World Series of Powerboat Racing
September 13 - 15, 2013

Wavecrest Woodie Meet
September 21, 2013

Coronado Art Walk
September 14 - 15, 2013

Fleet Week Sea Festival
September 2013 (TBA)

Julian Music Jamboree and
Banjo Fiddle Contest

September 21, 2013

San Diego Festival of Beer
September 20, 2013

Carlsbad Music Festival
September 20 - 22, 2013

Julian Kid's Fishing Derby
September 28, 2013

Santee Wine and Bluegrass Festival
September 28, 2013

Santee Lap the Lakes 5K Fun Run
September 21, 2013

Bonsall Country Fair
September 21, 2013

Artwalk on the Bay
September 24 - 25, 2013

Carlsbad ArtSplash
September 28 - 29, 2013

Coronado Classic Speed Festival
September 21 - 22, 2013

Pacific Islander Festival
September 21 - 22, 2013

"Wild West" Bonitafest
September 28, 2013

Crossroads of the West Gun Show
September 28 - 29, 2013

Adams Avenue Street Fair
September 28 - 29, 2013

Oceanside Harbor Days
September 28 - 29, 2013

Superfrog Triathlon
September 29, 2013

Coronado MainStreet Garden Party
September 7, 2013

Orthodox Church Greek Festival
September 7 - 8, 2013

Poway Day's Parade
September 7, 2013

San Diego Music Thing, North Park
September 13 - 14, 2013

Old Town Tequila Trail
September 17 - 21, 2013

Carlsbad Family Movie Night
in the Park

September 14, 2013

La Mesa Kids Care Fest
September 21, 2013

Poway Rodeo
September 27 - 28, 2013

Chula Vista HarborFest
September 21, 2013

Del Mar Surf Dog Surfathon
September 8, 2013

Cabrillo Festival
September 28 - 29, 2013

Pumpkin Station - Del Mar
September 28 - October 31, 2013

Scream Zone - Del Mar
September 27 - November 2, 2013)

MCRD Boot Camp Challenge
September 28, 2013

Dempsey Holder Ocean Festival
and Surf Contest

September 28 - 29, 2013

El Cajon Oktoberfest
September- October 2012 (TBA)

 

 



October

Fashion Week San Diego
October 1 - 7, 2012

San Diego Film Festival
October 2 - 6, 2013

Old Town Santa Fe Market
October 2013 (TBA)

La Mesa Oktoberfest
October 4 - 6, 2013

Mission Bay Triathlon
October 6, 2013

Julian Apple Days Festival
October 5 - 6, 2013

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
October 11, 2013

Fall Home Improvement Show
October 11 - 13, 2013

Miramar Air Show
October 4 - 6, 2013

San Diego Pet Expo
October 13 - 14, 2013

Del Mar Concours d’ Elegance
October 2014 (TBA)

Fifth Avenue Auto Showcase
October 13, 2013

Little Italy Festa
October 13, 2013

Del Mar Mud Run
October 5, 2013

Del Mar Fall; Festival
Horse Show 1

Oct 16 - 20, 2013

Harvest Festival Original Art
and Craft Show

October 18 - 20, 2013

Bow Wow Brunch Cruise
October 20, 2013

Escondido Downtown
Street Faire

October 20, 2013

SheROX Triathlon Series
October 2014 (TBA)

Race with the Dragons
October 5 - 6, 2013

Del Mar Fall Festival
Horse Show

October 23 - 27, 2013

Bulls of St. Agata
Charge Little Italy

October 19, 2013

San Diego Monster Bash
October 26, 2013

Del Mar Bridal Bazaar
October 27, 2013

Taste of University Heights /
Arts Open Festival

October 20, 2013

Borrego Days Desert Festival
October 25 - 27, 2013

SeaWorld Shamu & You
Family Walk

October 5, 2013

Trick or Treat
in Carlsbad Village

October 2013 (TBA)

Cardiff Surf Classic
& Green Beach Fiar

October 2014 (TBA)

Downtown Coronado
Goes Ghostly

October 2013 (TBA)

Encinitas Safe Trick or Treat
on Pumpkin Lane

October 31, 2013

Trick-or-Treat on India Street
October 31, 2013

Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest
October 5, 2013

Good on You 5K Charity Run/Walk
October 26, 2013

Ocean Beach OktoberFest
October 11 - 12, 2013

Oceanside Music Festival (OMFest)
October 2013 (TBA)

Old Town San Diego
Art Festival

October 5 - 6, 2013

Pacific BeachFest
October 25, 2013

Taste & Art Stroll in Del Mar
October 6, 2013

Taste of North Park
October 2013 (TBA)

Escondido Renaissance Faire
October 26 - 27, 2013)

November

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
November 8, 2013

Escondido Renaissance Faire
November 2 - 3, 2013

Art San Diego Contemporary
Art Fair

November 7 - 10, 2013

Fallbrook Veterans Day Parade
November 2013 (TBA)

Shelter Island 5K Run/Walk
November 10, 2013

Del Mar Antique Show
November 15 - 17, 2013

Seasons of the Heart
Craft Fair

November 8 - 10, 2013

San Diego Bay Wine
and Food Festival

November 20 - 24, 2013

Southwest CA Regional
Watch & Clock

November 14 - 16, 2013

Encinitas Fall Festival
November 24, 2013

El Cajon Mother Goose Parade
November 24, 2013

Del Mar Nationals Car Show
November 22 - 24, 2013

O'side Turkey Trot 5K Run
November 28, 2013

Holiday of Lights - Del Mar
November 2014 -
January 2015 (TBA)

Julian Country Christmas
November 30, 2013 -
December 25, 2013

Carlsbad Village Faire
November 3, 2013

Gaslamp Quarter Fall Back Festival
November 3, 2013

Gaslamp Lamplighter Awards
November 2012 (TBA)

Santee Holiday Lighting Celebration
November 22, 2013

December

Kettner Nights in Little Italy
December 13, 2013

Coronado Holiday Parade
& Open House

December 2013 (TBA)

Holiday Wonderland in Del Mar
December 7, 2013

Balboa Park December Nights
December 6 - 7, 2013

Carlsbad Holiday at the Rancho
December 7, 2013

Chula Vista Starlight Parade
December 2013 (TBA)

Encinitas Holiday Parade
December 2013 (TBA)

Fallbrook Christmas Parade
December 2013 (TBA)

Little Italy Tree Lighting
and Christmas Village

December 7, 2013

Cajon Classic Cruise -
Parade of lights

December 6, 2013

Crossroads of the West
Gun Show

December 14 - 15, 2013

North Park Toyland Parade
and Holiday Fair

December 7, 2013

Ocean Beach Holiday Parade
& Christmas Tree Festival

December 2013 (TBA)

South Park Holiday Walkabout
December 7, 2013

Vista Winterfest Celebration
December 2012 (TBA)

Cardiff Kringle Mingle
December 2013 (TBA)

La Jolla Christmas Parade
& Holiday Festival

December 8, 2013

San Marcos Holiday Parade
December 2013 (TBA)

Alpine Village Christmas Parade
Of Lights And Snow Festival

December 2013 (TBA)

La Mesa Christmas
in the Village

December 2013 (TBA)

San Diego Holiday Wine and
Food Pet Festival

December 2013 (TBA)

Escondido Jaycees
Christmas Parade

December 14, 2013

Mission Bay Christmas Boat
Parade of Lights

December 2013 (TBA)

Oceanside Harbor Parade
of Lights

December 2013 (TBA)

Old Town Holiday in the Park
December 2013 (TBA)

Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade
December 8, 2013

Santee Santa at the Lakes
December 8, 2013

Mission Bay Tecolote 5000
December 14, 2013

Crossroads of the West
Gun Show

December 14 - 15, 2013

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights
December 8 & 15, 2013

Poinsettia Bowl Battle
of the Bands

December 26, 2013

Big Bay Balloon Parade
December 30, 2013

Holiday Bowl 5K
December 2013 (TBA)

San Diego International
Auto Show

January 1 - 5, 2014