7 of San Diego’s 2017 Top Events You Don’t Want to Miss

From surf competitions to comic book conventions, San Diego is host to plenty of amazing annual events. Here are 7 events in 2017 you don’t want to miss.

Farmers Insurance Open

Farmers Insurance Open - 2017's Top 7 Events

One of golf’s biggest events of the year, the Farmers Insurance Open, returns to San Diego’s Torrey Pines Golf Course this weekend! Will Brandt Snedeker be able to hold onto his 2016 title? Find out and while you’re at it, check out all of the other festivities surrounding the legendary course including plenty of lounges, an expo with the latest in golf equipment, and more.

Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course -11480 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, CA 92037
When: January 26-29, 2016
Cost: Starting at $15
> Find out more about the Farmer’s Insurance Open

Red Bull Air Race World Championship

Red Bull Air Race World Championship - San Diego

Photo courtesy of Christian Pondella

The Red Bull Air Race World Championship makes a welcome return to San Diego. Set on the Pacific coast of California the location provides the perfect backdrop for a race. San Diego last hosted a Red Bull Air Race back in 2009 and proved extremely popular with the fans that have often asked when the Air Race would return, well 2017 is the answer.

Where: San Diego Bay
When: April 15-16, 2017
> Find out more about the Red Bull Air Race World Championship

World Baseball Classic

World Baseball Classic San Diego

The North American venues for the 2017 World Baseball Classic include San Diego! The Padres’ Petco Park will host second-round games. Second Round play potential teams include: United States, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Colombia, Canada, and Italy.

CONCACAF Gold Cup

CONCACAF Gold Cup

On Sunday, July 9th, San Diego will host an opening CONCACAF Gold Cup round double-header at Qualcomm Stadium featuring the Mexican national team as the seeded nation of Group C.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Rd., San Diego, CA 92108
When: July 9, 2017
Cost: TBD
> Find out more about the CONCACAF Gold Cup

KAABOO Del Mar Festival

KAABOO Del Mar

KAABOO is three days of fun, packed full with memories and it has all of the makings of a comfortable event. We have plenty of shade and seating, all restrooms are clean with flushable toilets (no porta-potties), and there is no dirt, dust or mud to fight through just to have a good time. Enjoy the world-class music, hilarious comedy, incredible cuisine, craft libations, inspiring contemporary art, and personal indulgences. Get ready for this journey of discovery!

Where: Del Mar Racetrack & Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: September 15-17, 2017
Cost: Starting at $219
> Find out more about KAABOO Del Mar Festival

Extreme Sailing Series

Extreme Sailing Series

The Extreme Sailing Series™, the world’s leading Stadium Racing series, will return to the Americas for the first time in six years in 2017 in what promises to be another action-packed season. In San Diego the Race Village and all the other elements of the Extreme Sailing Series set-up – including the VIP area and the pontoons – will be based at Harbor Island, and the racing action will take place just five meters from the shore.

Where: San Diego Bay
When: October 19-22, 2017
> Find out more about the Extreme Sailing Series

2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship

2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship

The Breeders’ Cup makes its debut at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style. With San Diego’s vibrant nightlife, beautiful beaches and sunny days creating a perfect trifecta.

Where: Del Mar Racetrack – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: November 3-4, 2017
> Find out more about the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championship

> Check out more of San Diego’s Events in 2017

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Brent Bernasconi

About Brent Bernasconi

I am a local San Diegan (though surprisingly, I do not know how to surf). While not at work, I enjoy biking, running, soccer, bocce ball, craft brew (I hope to make a batch of home brew one day), reading, movies, and a video game here and there. My goal is to set foot in as many states, countries and continents as I possibly can (I have hit 14 states, 9 countries, and 3 continents), though I will always call San Diego home. How would you describe your ideal San Diego day?So after a good night's sleep, first I would take the puppy for a nice long walk. Then I would pack the bicycle panniers with a picnic lunch for the wife and I and we would ride over to Mission Trails for some trail riding and then a lovely lunch under the shade by the river. After the ride home, a shower and a nap would follow. Once rested, we would head out to the Blind Lady and enjoy a local brew and some organic pizza.If you were invisible, where would you go?Area 51! I would love to know what they are doing that is so top secret.What is your favorite San Diego outdoor activity?So many choices, but if I have to pick one I would choose bikingrunningsoccerbocceball. Though sitting outside with a good book on a sunny day would come in close second.Do you prefer burgers and beer or linguine and red wine?Nothing could be better than a San Diego Craft Beer (Hess, Stone, Ballast Point, Automatic, and many many more) and a burger with onion rings and BBQ-sauce. Though you will often find me boiling some pasta with a glass of wine in my hand and Ratatouille on in the background.Latest music purchases for my iPod/MP3 player are…A few albums by Jonathan Coulton, the ultimate geek musician. If you get a chance, listen to Code Monkey.If you like, you can follow me on Twitter @bernasconi.