Start your 2023 in San Diego with blue skies, awesome outdoor adventures and exciting events, including a prestigious junior surfing championship, festivals, parades and more top things to do listed below.
When: Jan 3 – 8, 2023
“Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations” is the electrifying new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, creating an amazing 42 Top 10 hits, with 14 reaching No. 1.
When: Jan. 7, 2023
The 12th annual San Diego Brew Festival finally returns! The event will feature over 70 breweries, 200 beers and 10 of San Diego’s best food trucks, as well as cover bands and lawn games. The 2023 San Diego Brew Fest will take place at NTC park from noon to 4 p.m.
When: Jan. 7 – 15, 2023
The most unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable motorsports experience for families and fans in the world today returns to San Diego with the debut Monster Jam events at the new Snapdragon Stadium, for two adrenaline-charged weekends. At Monster Jam®, world champion athletes and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill.
When: Jan. 9 – 15, 2023
The WSL Junior Championships is the most prestigious junior event on the planet and a proven benchmark for future greatness in the surfing world. Surfers from around the globe compete in their respective Regional Pro Junior Series for a chance at qualifying for the WSL Junior Championships, held at the start of the new year at Seaside Reef in Cardiff.
When: Jan 12 -16, 2023
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. One huge theater, one big screen and endless community enthusiasm — it’s a winning combo.
When: Jan. 13 -14, 2023
Attend the Winter Festival at Poway Community Park and experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Whether you’re building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone! A variety of old favorites and exciting new specialty and food vendors will be on-site.
When: Jan. 14 -16, 2023
This unique event will take you behind the scenes and give you an inside look into what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution on the par of SeaWorld San Diego. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be on the SeaWorld Rescue Team? Curious to dive deep into the worlds of orcas, dolphins, sharks and more? Hear and see, firsthand, what goes into providing world-class animal care, from the people who do it every day.
When: Jan. 15, 2023
Join in on the fun on Harbor Drive for the 41st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade! 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 bands, drill teams, colleges/universities, fraternities, sororities, churches, and civic and youth organizations. Come and join thousands of others and help continue the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.