Monday, January 29, 2018 / by Sean Zanganeh
January 1, Annual Polar Bear Plunge
As an annual tradition to ring in the New Year, a bunch of absolutely nutz swimmers will congregate on the beach at La Jolla Shores and plunge into the icy cold ocean. Lifeguards and support crew will be there on hand in kayaks and jet skis. Free event.
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Location: La Jolla Shores
For more information call 619-235-5929 or visit www.lajollacoveswimclub.org
January 9, Annual San Diego Resolution 5k & 15K
This event takes runners on a loop around Fiesta Island in scenic Mission Bay Park’s De Anza Cove while raising funds for charities that seek to keep the environment healthy.
Time: 7:00 am
Location: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay
For more information call 619-890-6067 or visit www.sandyfeetevents.com
January 15, Annual Downtown Multicultural Festival
A fun festival celebrating the diversity of San Diego. Visit the Global Villages and enjoy continuous multicultural performances of music, song, and dance. While there, you can shop for merchandise, have a tasty lunch, and take the kids to the children’s area. Free event.
Time: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Downtown San Diego – Martin Luther King Promenade and K St.
For more information call 619-533-7145 or visit www.ccdc.com
January 15, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Family Reunion
This is an all-day community celebration in remembrance of
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring two stages of fine entertainment, a car & motorcycle showcase, Kids Zone, merchandise booths, and a BBQ cook-off contest. Includes Sports Fest segment which has a basketball camp, football camp, and tennis camp. Free event.
Time: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 6401 Skyline Dr.
For more information call 619-366-9386
January 15, Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
This parade features marching bands and floats, drill teams, dance groups, and other community groups.
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Parade Route: Tailgate Park (13th St. & Imperial Ave) – Imperial Ave.g Park Blvd. -
Tony Gwynn Way – 7th Ave. – J St. – 11th Ave. – Park Blvd. – 13th St. – Tailgate Park.
For more information call 619-264-0542
January 16-21, San Diego Restaurant Week
Twice a year San Diego restaurants throw a culinary celebration featuring three fabulous courses for a fixed price. There are no tickets or passes required. Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like. Guests can enjoy a 3 course meal for $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the restaurant.
Location: Visit www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com for a list of participating restaurants
and for more information.
ShowJanuary 21-23, Del Mar Antique
For $5.00 per item, attendees can have items appraised at the antique appraisal booth. Restoration services also available. Adults $8.00; $5.00 with coupon (found on website); younger than 17 free with accompanying paid adult.
Time: Fri. & Sat. 11:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds – O’Brien Hall
For more information call 800-943-7501 or visit www.calendarshows.com
January 22, Auto Products Recyling Event – Kearny Mesa
This event is geared for City of San Diego residents only. At-home mechanics can take advantage of this offer. Items such as used oil, antifreeze, oil filters, and auto batteries will be collected for recycling. There’s no charge to do it today, but there is a 10-gallon limit per person.
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Public Utilities Operation Center Parking Lot, 5571 Kearny Villa Rd.
For more information call 858-694-7000
January 23, Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
The Carlsbad Marathon features a rolling course, including
14 miles along the Pacific Ocean.
Time: 6:00 am marathon / 7:30 am half-marathon
Location: Westfield Plaza Camino Real, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
For more information visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com
January 24-30, PGA Tour Golf Tournament
San Diego is the host for the “Farmers Insurance Open” at the exclusive
Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
For more information visit www.centuryclubofsandiego.org
January 27-30, San Diego Sunroad Boatshow
The San Diego Sunroad Boatshow is complete with both land and in-water locations, focusing on the latest boats and marine equipment. This year show includes big crowds, a rock band, good food and free boat rides. Fun for the whole family, the San Diego Sunroad Boatshow will have something for everybody who wants to experience the adventure of San Diego’s beautiful waterways. Free event.
Time: Thurs & Fri. noon – 6:00 pm / Sat. & Sun. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: East end of Harbor Island – San Diego Bay
For more information call 619-497-5254 or visit www.sandiegosunroadboatshow.com
January 28-30, San Diego Pet Expo
Information about pets, including pet product and service vendors.
Time: Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Bing Crosby Hall
For more information visit www.sandiegopetexpo.net
January 28-30, San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival
The Vietnamese community, in celebration of the Lunar New Year, is presenting a festival to promote homeland traditions. There will be a mock structure of a Vietnam village where you’ll experience ancestral rituals and entertaining performances; plus contests, rides, food, and merchandise. Admission is $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for kids.
Time: Fri. 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Sat. 11:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park – lawn area & parking lot at Park Blvd. & President’s Way
For more information visit www.sdtet.com
January 29, Lake Hodges Trail Run 5K
Another Tanzania benefit at Lake Hodges. This event is a 5K run along the North Shore Trail. Proceeds from this event will help build a biogas conversion tank for cooking at the Tumaini Childrens Village in Arusha, Tanzania (East Africa).
Time: 9:00 am
Location: Lake Hodges – meet at the boat dock
For more information call 858-395-3320 or visit www.sunstrides.org
January 30, Bridal Bazaar
At the January Bridal Bazaar there will be thousands of wedding ideas, fashions, products and services…in one place. You’ll meet more than 300 of San Diego’s most trusted wedding professionals offering everything you need to make your wedding extraordinary; Ceremony and reception locations, photographers, videographers, DJs, musicians, cake and catering options, the latest trends in florals and décor from San Diego’s leading designers and much more!
Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Dr.
For more information visit www.bridalbazaar.com