Explore all of California’s Beach City this weekend with amazing hikes from the waterfront to the mountains and these top things to do.
When: January 16 – February 16, 2019
Where: Cygnet Theatre – 4040 Twiggs St, San Diego, CA 92110
West Coast Premiere! Get your front-row seat to music history in the making! Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, and Ray Charles. Marie and Rosetta chronicles her first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in musical history. This story of letting loose, finding your voice, and freeing your soul is a soaring music-theatre experience chock full of roof-raising performances.
When: January 17-21, 2019
Where: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center – 590 Palm Canyon Dr, Borrego Springs, CA 92004
One huge theater, one big screen, and endless community enthusiasm, it’s a winning combo. The Borrego Springs Film Festival is a young and popular Southern California juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, latino, and short films.
When: January 19-20, 2019
Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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When: January 19, 2019
Where: Petco Park, San Diego, CA 92101
Monster Jam® returns to Petco Park with high-octane entertainment on January 19 and 26. This action-packed live event showcases some of the most recognizable Monster Jam trucks, including Grave Digger®, Max-D™ and many more, performing jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats. These Monster Jam trucks deliver on what fans want to see most – more freestyle, more racing, more donuts, more wheelies, and more action!
When: January 20-27, 2019
San Diego Restaurant Week returns with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Dine deliciously at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County. This foodie-favorited week is the perfect time to take a culinary tour throughout the diverse and thriving food culture of San Diego
When: January 21, 2019
Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations
When: January 21, 2019
Where: WorldBeat Center – 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Worldbeat Center will feature outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and Oneworld Cafe – vegetarian food served!
When: Thru April
Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000-mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.
More Top Things to Do in San Diego
- Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink – Thru January 27, 2019
- Yutaka Murakami: Paintings of Mt. Fuji – Thru January 27, 2019
- Hops on the Harbor with Fall Brewing – Thru January 26, 2019
- Illuminating Rhythms, an Art Exhibition – Thru January 26, 2019
- Yoga & Beer – Thru January 19, 2019
- The Magpie Salute – January 15, 2019
- Natural History 101 – January 16, 2019
- Daring Greatly – January 16, 2018
- Pablo Francisco – January 17-19, 2019
- High Tech Fair – January 17, 2019
- The Infamous Stringdusters – January 17, 2019
- Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California – January 19, 2019
- Frailty and Form: A Human Sculpture Workshop – January 19, 2019
- 2019 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon – January 20, 2019
- House of Blues Gospel Brunch – January 20, 2019
- Ocean Commotion Family Day – January 21, 2019