Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – April 7-12, 2015

Make it a home run of a weekend by spending it in San Diego enjoying these top things to do including the home opener series of the San Diego Padres.

Padres Opening Series vs. San Francisco Giants

Inside Petco - Courtesy Petco Park

Watch the Padres take on their rivals at the beautiful Petco Park

It’s baseball season here in San Diego! Catch the San Diego Padres in their home opener series take on the reigning World Series Champs, the San Francisco Giants, at the picturesque Petco Park.

Just a note, the home opener on April 9 is sold out.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 9-12, 2015
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VinDiego Wine & Food Festival

VinDiego Wine and Food Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Swirl and Savor more than 200 handcraft wines at VinDiego

Come sip, swirl and savor a selection of over 200 handcrafted wines from top tier wineries. Passionate winemakers and winery representatives welcome guests, offering practical knowledge and sharing their delicious wine. VinDiego offers a fantastic variety of wonderful local restaurants sampling their delicious culinary delights. To add fun and excitement to the event we will offer a steady stream of musical entertainment.

Where: NTC Liberty Station – 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106
When: April 10-11, 2015
Cost: Varies by Event
> Find out more about the VinDiego Wine & Food Festival

Goodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals

Goodguys Meguiar's 15th Del Mar Nationals - Top Things to Do

Hot Rods, classics and more at the Goodguys Meguiar’s 15th Del Mar Nationals

A colorful “Full Throttle Fun” hot rod & custom car automotive themed festival featuring over 2,500 hot rods, customs, classics, street rods, muscle cars & trick trucks through 1972 vintage. In addition to the acres of gleaming vintage vehicles, this event showcases vendor exhibits, indoor car show, a swap meet and cars-for-sale area, special “themed” parking areas on Saturday, Nitro Thunderfest, Goodguys Autocross, model car show, kids fun – PPG Coloring contest, Revell model car kit make ‘take sessions, and lots of fun for the entire family!

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
When: April 10-12, 2015
Cost: $6-$20
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La Jolla Concours d’Elegance

La Jolla Concourse d'Elegance

Classic cars meet classic views at the La Jolla Concourse d’Elegance

The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance features various types of fine automobile gems. Past years have showcased horseless carriages, Italian marques, British marques, Woodies, 50’s classics, American sports cars (with a salute to GM on their 100th anniversary), and the automobiles of Carroll Shelby. Spectators from all over the nation come to the breathtaking shores of La Jolla to view their favorite classics. This year, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be Celebrating Coachbuilt Classics of the 30’s and 40’s.

Where: Ellen Browning Scripps Park – 1133 Coast Blvd., La Jolla, CA 92037
When: April 10-12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $40-$235
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San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

Art and gardens collide at the San Diego Botanic Garden ArtFest

A delightful combination of a Fine Art Show, Quick Draw Contest, Art Demonstrations, and Asian Art Show. There will also be delicious food by Divine Fresh Foods serving yummy Greek delights and Native Flute music with Didgeridoo, featuring Bob Ballentine and friends in the Australian Garden.

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: April 11-12, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free with admission
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Noche Cubana

Noche Cubana

Enjoy a night of authentic Cuban Music, Dance & Culture. Featuring Live Performances, free Salsa Class included, Live Cuban Music bands, Saoco Son & Kimba Light, non-stop dancing & entertainment! Delicious authentic Cuban cuisine & beverages available for purchase.

Where: Worldbeat Cultural Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 11, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 11:00 PM
Cost: $15-$20. Kids 12 and Under – Free
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Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

Enjoy the Italian tradition in San Diego during Campagnolo GranFondo San Diego

Southern California meets Italy in this celebration of cycling, food, and San Diego’s picturesque waterfront. Held in beautiful Downtown San Diego, the two-day festival features a mass-start, timed GranFondo with 4 route options, timed King and Queen of the Mountain, The Bike & Fitness Expo, challenging and picturesque routes, outstanding Campagnolo ride support, and delicious food on course.
Where: 1747 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 12, 2015
Cost: $55-$107
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Village Street Faire

Village Street Faire

Music, food, shopping and more at the Village Street Faire

The 2015 Village Street Faire returns for its third year! The Third Avenue Village Association’s spring festival is a free, family-friendly event that brings the party to Third Avenue, complete with live music, exotic foods, arts and crafts, games and more.

Where: Third Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: April 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
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Easter in San Diego

San Diego is the place to be this weekend with plenty of Easter fun, family friendly festivals, live theatre, beautiful weather and more top things to do.

Easter Events in San Diego

Easter in San Diego

Easter Egg Hunts, Brunch, Train Rides and More

Hop on down with the whole family for an amazing Easter Weekend in San Diego. Fill up your basket of fun with everything from egg hunts on the beach to delectable Easter brunches to colorful wildflowers to a train ride with the Easter Bunny himself.

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Theatre on Tap – My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady - Cygnet Theatre - Top Things to Do

Join Cygnet and Helm’s Brewing Company for Theatre on Tap! Enjoy a pre-show beer tasting, and mix and mingle with other craft beer lovers. The complimentary tasting begins at 7:00 PM, followed by an 8:00 PM performance.

Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
When: April 3, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: Starting at $42
> Find out more about Theatre on Tap – My Fair Lady

Buyer & Cellar

Buyer & Cellar - Old Globe Theatre

What’s a renowned diva to do with decades of memories that light the corners of her mind? And where to put the acres of memorabilia bursting the seams of her Malibu estate? If you’re Barbra Streisand, you enshrine them in a mini-mall in your basement where you can pretend to go shopping! Out-of-work actor Alex More can’t pass up the oddest of odd jobs – an offer to play shopkeeper for one tough customer who doesn’t let anyone rain on her parade. Soon it begins to take a toll on his patience, his love life, and his view of people (who need people).

Where: Old Globe Theatre – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: April 4 – May 3, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $29
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Filipino Sun Festival

The 2nd Annual Filipino Sun Festival will be celebrating and sharing Filipino American culture with a cultural pavilion, culinary food demos, live art, dance competitions, delicious food, easter egg hunts, a beer garden and more.

Where: Mira Mesa Park – 8575 New Salem St, San Diego, CA 92126
When: April 4, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Filipino Sun Festival

Valley Center Food Truck Festival

Valley Center Gourmet Food Truck Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Sample many of San Diego’s best food trucks in one place at the Valley Center Food Truck Festival

Food Truck Nation America and Bates Nut Farm are bringing back many of Southern California’s most popular gourmet food trucks for the annual Spring Festival. As always, there will be unique and delicious food, vendors, entertainment and family fun. A variety of international cuisine will be offered; guests will have a hard time deciding between Sushi, German, Gourmet Burgers, BBQ, Hungarian, Polish or American Comfort Food, as well as decadent desserts. Live music, a beer garden and children’s activities round out this day in the country.

Where: Bates Nut Farm – 16954 Woods Valley Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082
When: April 4, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free Admission
> Find out more about the Valley Center Food Truck Festival

37th Annual Cultural Celebration – Oh The Places You’ll Go

37th Annual Cultural Celebration - Oh The Places You'll Go

Celebrate cultural diversity through food, dance, music, and art from around the world! Join us to experience one of the largest and longest standing traditions at UC San Diego on the Marshall College campus. There will also be a Children’s Village with hands-on activities, bounce house, rock wall and more.

Where: Thurgood Marshalls Crossroads, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: April 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the 37th Annual Cultural Celebration – Oh The Places You’ll Go

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Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 24-29, 2015

You know what you should do? Spend the last weekend in March relaxing and enjoying all San Diego has to offer including these amazing top things to do.

2015 LPGA Kia Classic

2015 LPGA Kia Classic - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Entering its sixth year, the 2015 Kia Classic will be held at the Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad, California. The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers playing for the $1.7 million purse. The field features 2014 Kia Classic Champion Anna Nordqvist and crowd favorites Paula Creamer, Natalie Gulbis, Michelle Wie and Lexi Thompson.

Where: Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club – 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
When: March 24 -29, 2015
Cost: $10-$80
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Great American Foodie Fest

Great American Foodie Fest

The Great American Foodie Fest is a compilation of some of the best specialty food vendors, restaurants & gourmet food trucks from all around the country that have been featured on the Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. Attendees can also enjoy our VIP Experience Tent, Beer Garden, Tequila Party Tent, Carnival Rides, Live Entertainment, Eating Competitions and other fun & festive activities for the whole family.

Where: Qualcomm Stadium – 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: March 27-29, 2015
Cost: $8-$15
> Find out more about the Great American Foodie Fest

San Diego Crew Classic

Mens Competition - San Diego Crew Classic

Catch the excitement of one of the premier regattas, the San Diego Crew Classic on Mission Bay

Regarded as the first major regatta of the year, the San Diego Crew Classic brings together thousands of athletes from more than 100 universities, clubs and high school programs from across the United States to participate in this premier rowing event in San Diego.

Where: Corona Oriente Road, San Diego, CA 92109
When: March 28-29, 2015
Cost: $12-$15
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San Diego Zoo Play Days

San Diego Zoo Play Days - Top Things in San Diego

Mark your calendar with Play Days at the San Diego Zoo

Come to the San Diego Zoo’s Play Days, and hear about our world-famous animals and plants from the people who take care of them!

Where: 2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 28 – April 15, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
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Bikes & Beer San Diego, CA

Explore San Diego by bike with 1,500 new friends on an approximately 22 mile group bike ride. After the ride, relax and celebrate your accomplishment with a cold San Diego beer, music, speakers, food and vendors during the post-ride festival at the new Quartyard in Downtown San Diego.

Start and Finish: 1102 Market Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 28, 2015
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: $45
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SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers

SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers

Get up and close and personal with creatures that walk on walls, possess super strength, are invisible to the naked eye, and can even regenerate limbs – all natural adaptations that help them survive in the wild. Some of these animals include the Mexican axolotl, pygmy leaf chameleon, bird poop frog, flying draco lizard, fishing ribbon snake, green basilisk, giant millipede, horseshoe crab, pink-toed tarantula, toco toucan and more.

Where: Living Coast Discovery Center – 1000 Gunpowder Point Dr, Chula Vista, CA 91910
When: March 28 – September 7, 2015
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about SuperWild: Discovering Animal Super-Powers

Weekend Escape: Inspiration for Living a Good Life

Weekend Escape: Inspiration for Living a Good Lif

A two-day discovery that celebrates San Diego’s vibrant outdoor lifestyle and aims to inspire the community to rejuvenate its health and fitness regimen, perk up it’s surroundings at home and rediscover the local landscape. Focusing on four elements: Outdoor Living, Health & Fitness, Staycation and Home Style, find events for the whole family throughout the center and in Palm Plaza.

Where: Westfield UTC – 4545 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92122
When: March 28-29, 2015
Cost: Free
> Find out more about Weekend Escape: Inspiration for Living a Good Life

London Symphony Orchestra

London Symphony Orchestra

Hear the World-Famous London Symphony Orchestra here in San Diego

La Jolla Music Society ends it’s Celebrity Orchestra Series with the world-renowned London Symphony Orchestra. Program will feature conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2010 by President Obama. He’ll be joined by twenty-six year old pianist and widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation, Yuja Wang performing the jazz-inspired Gershwin Piano Concerto.

Where: 750 B Street, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 29, 2015
Time: 8:00 PM
Cost: $27-$97
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Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 17-22, 2015

It’s going to be a beautiful first weekend of Spring here in San Diego with amazing weather, colorful wildflowers and these top things to do.

A Midsummer Nights Dream and Carnival of the Animals

San Diego Ballet's A Midsummer Nights Dream & Carnival of the Animals

Frolicking fairies, star-crossed lovers. and bounding Amazons share the stage in Javier Velasco’s fast, fleet, and funny adaptation of Shakespeare’s immortal comedy: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Join us in this witty romp through enchanted glades where “the course of true love n’er did run smooth.” Set to some of Mendelssohn’s most memorable melodies, Midsummer’s makes magic! Created especially for the children, Carnival of the Animals is a colorful journey through the animal kingdom, set to the beloved music of Camille Saint-Saens and folk music from all over the world. This performance is presented in association with Animal Cracker Conspiracy and the Living Coast Discovery Center.

Where: Balboa Theatre – 868 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 20-21, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $27
> Find out more about A Midsummer Nights Dream and Carnival of the Animals

Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival

Celebrating the 22nd Anniversary Year, Southern California’s Largest Multi-Cultural Dance Festival will be held in the beautiful historic Spreckels Theater in downtown San Diego and feature more than 250 dancers and musicians representing cultures spanning the globe.

Where: Spreckels Theatre – 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 20-22, 2015
Cost: $20-$30
> Find out more about the Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival

The Spring Thing at MCASD Downtown

The Spring Thing at MCASD Downtown

Join MCASD for an evening Artful Dining featuring a cocktail hour menu created by Chef duo Giuseppe Ciuffa of Giuseppe Restaurants and Fine Catering and Guest Chef David Warner of the East Village favorite, Bottega Americano, and a dinner menu designed exclusively by all-star Chef Andrew Spurgin in collaboration with Culinary Concepts. Or arrive at 8:30 PM for The After Party with the turn-table talent of DJ Adam Salter and DJ Steve French, a Mixology Lounge featuring signature cocktails from Patrón, and hosted bar and bites until the clock strikes midnight!

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Downtown – 1001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 20, 2015
Time: 7:00 to Midnight
Cost: $75-$175
> Find out more about The Spring Thing at MCASD Downtown

The White Snake

The White SnakeOne of the true geniuses of the American theatre makes her long-awaited San Diego debut with The White Snake! Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman creates an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals. In this visionary staging of a classic Chinese fable, a gentle serpent transforms into a beautiful woman. She falls in love with a dashing young man and decides to stay human forever, until a wicked monk discovers her true identity and vows to destroy her.

Where: The Old Globe Theatre – 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 21 – April 26, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $29
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San Diego Sings Festival

San Diego Sings Festival

The annual San Diego Sings Festival brings together 20 of San Diego’s top choral groups in a free day-long concert. Participating performers range from children’s choruses and barbershop groups to a symphony chorus, and from community choirs and women’s groups to a Norwegian male chorus and a Chinese choral society.

Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion – 1549 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 21, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Sings Festival

Apollo 13 45th Anniversary

Apollo 13 45th Anniversary - Top Things to Do

The San Diego Air & Space Museum is offering a special and rare opportunity to meet the astronauts of Apollo 13, plus the key people on the ground who directed the efforts to help save them in space. Joining them will be others from the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs to relate how they all triumphed over great adversity.

Where: San Diego Air & Space Museum – 2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 21, 2015
Time: 5:30 to 10:30 PM
Cost: $295
> Find out more about the Apollo 13 45th Anniversary

Sailor Days

maritime museum of san diego

The Star of India is one of the ships featured at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Come aboard and become a sailor for the day. Families can explore the vessels while on a scavenger hunt, make brass rubbings, raising sail, rope making, knot tying, rowing and more.

Where: Maritime Museum of San Diego – 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 22 – April 5, 2015
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about Sailor Days

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo

San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day

Hands on edutainment and experiments at the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo Day

Now in its seventh year, the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering EXPO Day at Petco Park is the Festival’s culminating event with over 130 local businesses, corporations, and organizations providing interactive, hands-on activities showcasing STEM from all parts of Southern California.

Where: Petco Park – 100 Park Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Festival of Science & Engineering Expo

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Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 10-15, 2015

Make your friends green with envy as you rocket to San Diego for this weekend’s top things to do including plenty of sunshine, music, film, flowers, butterflies, St. Patrick’s Day and more!

2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

The 22nd San Diego Latino Film Festival presented by Lexus, set to take place at the AMC Fashion Valley 18 at Simon Fashion Valley, 2015 Spotlight Films represents diversity on all levels, including genre, nationality represented, and the range of emotions our audience will experience.

Where: AMC Fashion Valley 18 – 7037 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108
When: March 12-22, 2015
> Find out more about the 2015 San Diego Latino Film Festival

CRSSD Festival

CRSSD Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers. In addition to the music, the festival will offer craft beer, mixed drinks, food, and a VIP area.

Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park – 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 14-15, 2015
Cost: $75-$145
> Find out more about the CRSSD Festival

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations

Gather up your favorite lads and lasses and celebrate the one day a year where everyone’s Irish. San Diego offers parades and celebrations suitable for the family and your little leprechauns, and late night parties and pub crawls with ever-flowing green beer for the grown-ups.

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle

Butterfly Jungle at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Meet a few of the over 10,000 butterflies in the Butterfly Jungle

More than 10,000 beautiful butterflies flit, float, and flutter around you in this spectacular spring fling event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Each spring the Safari Park’s Hidden Jungle exhibit is filled with amazing and delightful exotic butterflies of all colors and sizes, and guests can walk among them, take photos, and enjoy pointing out different species using our butterfly identification guide.

Where: 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
When: March 14 – April 12, 2015
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle

Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

San Diego Botanic Garden's Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

Don’t miss the Garden’s new Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania!® featuring a wide variety of herbs, spring plants, bromeliads, garden art and implements and of course tomatoes! Garden experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide helpful advice on spring plantings and caring for your entire garden. Terrific food will be available from Divine Fresh and musical entertainment from Bob Ballentine and friends. Be sure not to miss our petting zoo and pony rides. Bring out the whole family!

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden – 230 Quail Gardens Dr, Encinitas, CA 92024
When: March 14-15, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Included with admission
> Find out more about the Spring Garden Festival and Tomatomania

> Marvel at San Diego’s Spring Flower Fields & Displays

Nixon in China by John Adams

San Diego Opera's Nixon in China

From serious political discussions to a toast-filled banquet scene where every toast tries to outdo another, with Chinese dancers and a fantasy scene with Kissinger, Nixon in China explores a heroic gesture by a sitting American President towards a burgeoning world power. Join us for a whirlwind diplomatic trip which changed history and an opera that has risen to the top rank of 20th century American operas and is arguably one of the most influential of the last few decades.

Where: San Diego Civic Theatre – 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 14-22, 2015
Cost: $45-$290
> Find out more about Nixon in China by John Adams

National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

The Mariachi Festival and Competition will highlight mariachi music in the schools, showcasing Mariachi student groups from throughout the United States and Mexico. In addition to offering a wholesome community friendly event, the festival provides entertainment for families to come together and celebrate San Diego’s heritage through mariachi music and traditional ballet folklorico dancing.

Where: Pepper Park – 3299 Tidelands Avenue, National City, CA 91950
When: March 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the National City Mariachi Festival and Competition

Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

Balboa Park Science Family Day - Paper Airplane Festival

Learn how to make a paper airplane and more at the Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

As the first major event for families on the 2015 Centennial Celebration calendar, Balboa Park STEAM Family Day brings a world of discovery to children of all ages. Over two dozen cultural organizations will put the fun into STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math – through hands-on activities, crafts, demonstrations, special exhibitions, and more.

Where: Balboa Park
When: March 15, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Cost: Free. Museum Admission – Kids 12 and Under Free with Adult Admission
> Find out more about the Balboa Park STEAM Family Day

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Top Things to Do in San Diego – March 3-8, 2015

Warm up by spending the first weekend of March in San Diego and revel in the beautiful weather and these top things to do.

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19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

The San Diego Bird Festival celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego County, which truly offers some of the best birding in the United States. In a world where social media and smart devices seem to be taking over, birds are a lovely reminder that the world is full of real experiences. All you need to do is Look Up!

Where: Marina Village Conference Center – 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109
When: March 5-8, 2015
> Find out more about the 19th Annual San Diego Bird Festival

TNT: Remixed

TNT: Remixed

Converge on Figi Concourse, the historic colonnade located between MCASD’s downtown location and adjacent train tracks

Join MCASD as they celebrate the opening of Gravity and Grace: Monumental Works by El Anatsui at TNT: Remixed! This lively evening which will include two performances by Jimmy LaValle of famed San Diego band The Album Leaf, as well as interactive performances and art-making experiences with artist Keenan Harsten and his sound sculptures, food, drinks and more.

Where: Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego – Downtown – 1001 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 5, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $8-$10. Members – Free
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City Ballet’s Balanchine Spectacular

City Ballet's Balanchine Spectacular

Three full-length masterworks choreographed by George Balanchine

City Ballet of San Diego presents three full-length masterworks choreographed by the 20th century genius, George Balanchine. George Balanchine’s ballets are presented by arrangement with The George Balanchine Trust. City Ballet of San Diego is honored to be recognized by The George Balanchine Trust as having the technical skills and artistic quality to present these George Balanchine ballets.

Where: Spreckels Theatre – 121 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 6-8, 2015
Cost: $29-$79
> Find out more about City Ballet’s Balanchine Spectacular

SeaWorld Wild Days

SeaWorld Wild Days - Jack Hanna

Join Jack Hanna and Julie Scardina the weekend of March 7-8 for exciting animal presentations in the Mission Bay Theater

During SeaWorld Wild Days, get up close with SeaWorld’s zoological team and learning firsthand the ways they can make a difference with their own everyday actions. At the Wild Days Amphitheater, SeaWorld vets and animal care specialists will interact with guests and share information about the way they care for animals. Scientists from Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute will also be on hand, as well as representatives from the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

Where: SeaWorld San Diego – 500 SeaWorld Drive, San Diego, CA 92109
When: Weekends March 7-29, 2015
Cost: Included with Admission
> Find out more about SeaWorld Wild Days

Spring Busker Festival

Spring Busker Festival - Seaport Village

Step Right Up! See amazing feats of human strength at the Spring Busker Festival

The celebration brings colorful street performers from across the country to perform their bizarre talents like sword swallowers, jugglers on unicycles, escape artists and comedic stuntmen to the cobblestone streets of downtown’s Seaport Village. The extraordinary and bizarre talents will provide outdoor amusement for all unlike any other festival in the region.

Where: Seaport Village – 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 7-8, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 6:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Spring Busker Festival

Best Coast Beer Fest

Best Coast Beer Fest

You. Beer. Music. Food trucks. San Diego Bay. Taste beer from nearly 100 of the West Coast’s craft breweries, enjoy the sweet sounds of local bands and possibly enjoy a sensible lunch from our food truck alley. The whole shebang. According to Will Ferrell, there is no physical way in the universe you can enjoy a day better than this. He has done the research. It’s science.

Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South – Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 7, 2015
Time: 12:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $20-$125
> Find out more about Best Coast Beer Fest

10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

japanese friendship garden cherry blossom

Enjoy the sights and smells of cherry blossoms this weekend

Celebrate spring and the blooming of the Japanese Friendship Garden’s 150 Cherry Tree Grove with cultural performances, traditional food, unique local vendors, children’s corner and a beer tasting! Guests may partake in Hanami, the traditional custom of picnicking under the cherry trees.

Where: Japanese Friendship Garden – 2215 Pan American Way, San Diego, CA 92101
When: March 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $5-$6
> Find out more about the 10th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

2015 Women’s Film Festival

2015 Women's Film Festival - Women's Museum of California - Top Things to Do

Join the Women’s Museum of California as they screen films that will educate and inspire future generations about the experiences and contributions of women through the art of film.

Where: Women’s Museum of California – 2730 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego, CA 92106
When: March 4-22, 2015
Cost: $8-$40
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Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 24 – March 1, 2015

Visit San Diego this weekend and take in the vibrant colors, beautiful sights and soothing sounds the city has to offer while you enjoy these top things to do.

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San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum Month - Top Things to Do

Don’t miss out! It’s the last week to take advantage of 50% admission to 45 museum throughout San Diego county.

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Whale Watching Cruises

If you're lucky, you can spot a whale breaching the surface along the San Diego coastline.

If you’re lucky, you can spot a whale breaching the surface along the San Diego coastline.

San Diego is an ideal destination to see the impressive parade of more than 200,000 grey whales migrate south each spring. Book a daily voyage aboard vessels ranging from luxurious private charters to affordable group cruise ships to see these gentle giants up close.

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Cirque du Soleil – Varekai

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

Where: Valley View Casino Center – 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92110
When: February 25 – March 1, 2015
Cost: $25-$165
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Tower After Hours: Ireland

San Diego Museum of Man's Tower After Hours: Ireland - Top Things to Do

Join in the fun and experience the rich cultural heritage of Ireland at Tower After Hours: Ireland! Taste delicious Irish pub fare from local eateries, watch lively performances of music and dance, and enjoy a cold Guinness. Don’t miss this great Irish party!

Where: San Diego Museum of Man – 1350 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 26, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Cost: $15-$30
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The Very Best of Celtic Thunder Tour

Drawing material from Celtic Thunder’s nine Public Television Specials, eleven CDs and DVDs and eight US tours to date, the tour aims to combine all Celtic Thunder classics, fan favorites and hit songs into a formidable stage show, married with that huge Celtic Thunder signature sound, dramatic lighting and imposing set that audiences and fans everywhere have come to expect from a Celtic Thunder show.

Where: Historic Balboa Theatre – 868 Fourth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 26, 2015
Time: 7:30 to 9:15 PM
Cost: $60-$65
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Jay Mohr

Jay Mohr at The American Comedy Company

Celebrate The American Comedy Co’s 3 Year Anniversary Weekend with Jay Mohr! Comedian, actor, radio host and bestselling author, Jay Mohr has been performing stand-up comedy since he was sixteen years old. With a career that has spanned over three decades, Jay has become an artist that is very difficult to define.

Where: The American Comedy Company – 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 26 – March 1, 2015
Cost: $30
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The Chinese New Year Red Ball – Year of the Sheep

The Red Ball 2015 - A Chinese New Year Celebration

Don’t forget to wear red to ring in the Chinese New Year!

Usher in Chinese New Year at The Annual Red Ball held at Club M inside the Grand Del Mar, California’s luxurious 15-Star Resort! The Year of the Sheep recurs once every twelve years in the Lunar calendar, and symbolizes peace and compassion. At this coveted 21 & up Lunar New Year party, guests will enjoy award-winning hospitality, live music, DJ, dancing and more! Guests of every culture are welcome. Red cocktail attire suggested for good luck.

Where: Club M at The Grand Del Mar – 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
When: February 27, 2015
Cost: Free Admission
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The Flower Fields

The Carlsbad Flower Fields

Get lost in a sea of beauty and color at The Flower Fields of Carlsbad

Don’t miss the chance to see more than 50 acres of breathtaking Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers bloom and transform the landscape into a solid expanse of dazzling color. This sanctuary of natural beauty offers a host of family friendly activities and events including an open-air wagon ride through the fields via an antique tractor, a walk through the fragrant sweet pea maze, and more.

Where: 5704 Paseo del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
When: March 1 – May 10, 2015
Cost: $6-$12
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Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 17-22, 2015

Visit San Diego this weekend for a ton of great top things to do including half off museums, amazing opera, lunar new year’s festivals, dinosaurs, craft beer and more:

San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum Month - Top Things to Do

Leap into 45 museums in San Diego this February. Presented by Macy’s, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 45 San Diego Museum Council membership museums. The savings encourages locals and visitors to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family.

When: Through February 28, 2015
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Mardi Gras

Samba Dancer at Mardi Gras -Courtesy Enne Bi Communications

Let Loose at a Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration in San Diego

The rhythm of Brazil comes to San Diego during Mardi Gras. Let loose, dance and indulge at carnival celebrations ranging from massive block parties bumping with music from the best DJs to more traditional festivities with feather-adorned dancers in samba shows, performances of the Brazilian martial-arts dance form capoeira, caipirinhas, and more.

When: February 17, 2015
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San Diego Opera’s Don Giovanni

San Diego Opera's Don Giovanni - Top Things to Do in San Diego

This intense opera stuns as Giovanni stalks his latest conquest, a beautiful young bride. But he cannot escape his past sins – the daughter of the nobleman who he brutally murdered and a woman he carelessly left at the altar – or the ones who try valiantly to bring him to justice. In a shocking conclusion, we find out that the living are not the only ones who can seek vengeance.

When: Through February 22, 2015
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Shen Yun: 5,000 Years in One Night!

SHEN YUN means “the beauty of heavenly being dancing.” Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, and takes you on a journey through 5,000 years. The 2-hour Shen Yun performance consists of about 20 pieces, moving from one story, region, and dynasty to the next.

When: February 18-24, 2015
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Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Join in the New Year of the Horse celebration at the Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

In 2015, we again welcome the San Diego community to share our celebration of the Year of the Ram – a time for family, friendship, and giving thanks. This is a free two-day event fun-packed with various cultural performance including lion dancers, martial arts demonstrations and acrobatics, children’s crafts, lantern parade and a wide variety of Chinese and Asian food booths.

When: February 21-22, 2015
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San Diego Winter Brew Fest

The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features; live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Bike Association (SDMBA).

When: February 20-21, 2015
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San Diego Tết Festival

San Diego Tet Festival - Top Things to Do in San Diego

Immerse yourself in the Vietnamese culture with food, music, dance and plenty of fun!

The festival promises fun for whole the family with such activities as carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing and firecrackers. And entertainment programs, such as the Miss Vietnam of San Diego and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture.

When: February 20-22, 2015
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Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live!

Dinosaur Trail Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The show encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology.

When: February 21, 2015
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Stone Belgian Fest

Stone Belgian fest

Trip to Belgium too expensive? Head to Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens – Liberty Station way for their first, annual Belgian Festival here at Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station. With Lambics, Gueuzes, Dubbles, Tripels, Quadrupels, and Flanders Red Ales at your fingertips, you won’t know if you’re in Brussels, Bruges, or San Diego.

When: February 22, 2015
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Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 10-17, 2015

This weekend in San Diego will be full of Valentine’s Day love, Mardi Gras bon temps and more while you are out enjoying these top things to do.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day in San Diego

Fall or Fall Back in Love during a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend in San Diego

Romance is in the air and San Diego is the perfect backdrop for a romantic rendezvous. From the finest cuisine and unparalleled views of the Pacific to a hip singles cruise to find your true love, there’s something for everyone on the sweetest holiday of the year.

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Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebrations

Samba Dancer at Mardi Gras -Courtesy Enne Bi Communications

Let Loose at a Mardi Gras and Carnival Celebration in San Diego

The rhythm of Brazil comes to San Diego during Mardi Gras. Let loose, dance and indulge at carnival celebrations ranging from massive block parties bumping with music from the best DJs to more traditional festivities with feather-adorned dancers in samba shows, performances of the Brazilian martial-arts dance form capoeira, caipirinhas, and more.

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Lunar New Year at SeaWorld

Chair Stacking - SeaWorld Lunar New Year Celenration

Marvel at amazing acrobatics during SeaWorld San Diego’s Lunar New Year celebration

During Lunar New Year at SeaWorld, the park’s Lunar New Year Festival area will feature Asian-inspired culinary offerings and a stage featuring cultural performances celebrating Asia, such as taiko drummers, lion dancers and fan dancers. Also, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei will perform 25-minute acrobatic shows at Mission Bay Theater.

When: February 13 – March 1, 2015 (Select Dates)
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California Open Wildlife Art Festival

California Open Wildlife Art Festival

See top carvers, wildlife artists and art lovers from all over the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan

Pacific Southwest Wildlife Arts, is proud to present the “California Open Wildlife Art Festival.” The exhibition and competition attracts top carvers, wildlife artists and art lovers from all over the United States, Canada, Russia and Japan.

When: February 12-15, 2015
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KuumbaFest

KuumbaFest - Top Things to Do in San Diego

KuumbaFest is San Diego’s longest running and premier celebration of African-American expression, culture, and heritage

The three day festival will include traditional African art and pageantry, drama, educational workshops, community leadership awards, an African marketplace, a health fair, Hip Hop Showcase, tribute to the famed Apollo Theatre “Live at the Lyceum,” a Gospel Concert, and powerful guest speakers and artists.

When: February 13-15, 2015
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Lunar New Year Festival

Lunar New Year Festival at Qualcomm Stadium

2015 marks the Year of the Goat, an animal that represents elegant, charming, artistic, gifted and creative characteristics. Goats encourage us to engage and entertain our own sense of curiosity by sampling a little bit of everything in order to know more deeply the world around us – a perfect match for this year’s theme: Taste, See, Hear, Touch, Smell and Feel the Asian Experience.

When: February 13-15, 2015
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Tribute to the Reggae Legends

Tribute to the Reggae Legends - Exodus: Movement of Jah People

For the 34th Annual Black History Month Celebration, The Worldbeat Cultural Center is proud to present Tribute to the Reggae Legends – Exodus: Movement of Jah People. This two day music festival will feature more than 25 of the best reggae bands in Balboa Park’s new cultural plaza.

When: February 14-15, 2015
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Brewbies 6th Annual Beer Festival

Brewbies Beer Festival

Support Women’s health while enjoying the best of San Diego’s craft beer at Brewbies

This year will be better than last year, featuring breweries from all over the country sharing some rare and delicious beers all in the name of boobies. There will be a VIP session that will feature some beers and breweries not available in the general session.

When: February 14, 2015
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Brent Bernasconi

Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 3-8, 2015

Explore 45 museums for half price, see the world’s best pro golfers compete at Torrey Pines, become an Avenger and more at any one of this weekend’s top things to do in San Diego.

San Diego Museum Month

San Diego Museum Month - Top Things to Do

Leap into 45 museums in San Diego this February. Presented by Macy’s, this popular event allows participants to enjoy half-off entry fees at 45 San Diego Museum Council membership museums. The savings encourages locals and visitors to explore a variety of arts, culture and science-oriented destinations. From Oceanside Museum of Art down to the Tijuana Estuary, there are ample opportunities for edutainment, creating memories and fun for the whole family.

When: Through February 28, 2015
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Farmers Insurance Open 2015

Tiger says "See You At Torrey!" Photo courtesy of Stan Badz/PGA TOUR.

Tiger says “See You At Torrey!” Photo courtesy of Stan Badz/PGA TOUR.

Mark your calendars now, because one of golf’s biggest events of the year, the Farmers Insurance Open, returns to San Diego in 2015. San Diego’s leg of the annual PGA TOUR will take place at the iconic Torrey Pines Golf Course.

Where: 11480 Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: February 5-8, 2015
Cost: $30-$200
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San Diego Jewish Film Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

The San Diego Jewish Film Festival showcases 96 films of the best contemporary Jewish themed films from around the world celebrating life, human rights, and freedom of expression. The program aims to educate and illuminate through evocative, independent fiction and documentary films that portray the Jewish experience from current to historic global perspectives.

Where: 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
When: February 5-15, 2015
Cost: Starting at $13.75
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Culture & Cocktails: Havana Nights

San Diego Museum of Art - Culture & Cocktails

The art jumps off the walls during the San Diego Museum of Art’s Culture & Cocktails

Imagine: open-air bazaars, ocean-front walkways, bright colors, crumbling colonial architecture, and salsa music booming through the streets… Enjoy Cuban sandwiches, coffee, chocolate cigars, desserts, a Signature Cocktail infused with Cuban spirits, a Latin DJ, and live musical performance during this Havana Nights-themed party. Come dressed in ruffles, fedoras, and your island-best during this C&C inspired by The Welcome Galleries’ Cuban Contemporary Art installation.

Where: San Diego Museum of Art – 1450 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101
When: February 5, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 10:00 PM
Cost: $20-$25. Members – Free
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The Marvel Experience

The Marvel Experience

Join forces with Marvel’s mightiest Heroes on a mission to save the planet. The Marvel Experience is a first-of-its-kind attraction that covers over two acres and encompasses seven colossal Domes. As S.H.I.E.L.D.’s newest recruit, you’ll swing with Spider-Man, smash with Hulk, and fly with Iron Man in next generation hyper-reality as you prepare to face the forces of Hydra.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds – 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, CA 92014
When: February 7-22, 2015
Cost: Tickets start at $27.50
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Changing of the Barrels 26th Anniversary Celebration

Karl Strauss' Changing of the Barrels 26th Anniversary Celebration

Celebrate Karl Strauss’ 26th year in beer with the annual “Changing of the Barrels” event. To honor the occasion, they invite friends down to the brewery for the debut of their 26th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel-Aged Belgian Dark Strong Ale and a chance to taste their 27th Anniversary brew before it spends a year in barrels.

Where: Karl Strauss Brewery – 5985 Santa Fe Street, San Diego, CA 92109
When: February 7, 2015
Time: 6:00 to 9:00 PM
Cost: $40. Designated Drive – $20.
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