Top Things to Do in San Diego – February 12-17, 2013

The party in San Diego starts tonight with Mardi Gras and continues on through Sunday. Here are your top things to do in San Diego this weekend.

Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day Idea - Romantic Stroll on Coronado

Take a romantic sunset stroll on Coronado Beach this Valentine’s Day!

Still not sure on how to express your love on Thursday? Here are a few ideas to help you plan an amazing Valentine’s Day:

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Valentine’s Day Ideas – Fall in Love with Coronado!
Valentine’s Day Ideas – A Guide for Single Ladies in San Diego
Valentine’s Day Ideas – Savor the Romance at San Diego Restaurants

Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

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

Celebrate the new lunar year with plenty of Chinese food and fun.

It is the Year of the Water Snake (or Dragon), which is one of the most revered animals in the Chinese Zodiac, and people born in this year are thought to be very lucky. The Chinese New Year Food & Cultural fair is 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.

Where: 3rd Avenue and J Street (Downtown)
When: February 16-17, 2013
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair

San Diego Tết Festival

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

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

The San Diego Tết Festival promises fun for whole the family with such activities as carnival rides and games, authentic Vietnamese food, lion dancing, firecrackers, and a Cultural Village to immerse yourself in Vietnamese life.

Where: 8575 New Salem Street, San Diego, CA 92126 (North County Inland)
When: February 15-17, 2013
– Friday: 5:00 to 10:00 PM
– Saturday: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM
– Sunday: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: Free
> Find out more about the San Diego Tết Festival

23rd Annual Jewish Film Festival

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

This year’s films explore many facets of contemporary Jewish life: the arts, history, politics, and personalities. The films also reflect the Jewish identity in the context of the world at large with all of the issues, challenges and rewards that come with it. New York is a sub-theme of this year’s festival with music that thrives in the Big Apple from Julliard to the Bowery, the cacophony of political life and personalities, the visual images captured from immigrant life, the theatre and more.

Where: Locations vary throughtout the entire Film Festival
When: Through February 17, 2013
Cost: Prices Vary
> Browse the full schedule for the San Diego Jewish Film Festival

California Open Wildlife Art Festival

This year is the 40th Anniversary of 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.

Where: 2875 Dewey Road, San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)
When: February 16-17, 2013
Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Cost: $5
> Find out more about the California Open Wildlife Art Festival

> Browse more top things to do on the San Diego Event Calendar

Know of some other top things to do this weekend? Let everyone know in the comments below.

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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.

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