Encinitas Street Fair:
This holiday bazaar in downtown
Encinitas features 450 vendor
booths stocked with arts and
crafts, gifts, food, and more.
La Jolla Christmas Parade:
Get into the holiday spirit with
this fun, festive parade through
downtown La Jolla.
San Diego Big Bay Whale
Festival: January 25
This interactive event at the
Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
features hands-on displays,
live sea creatures, an inflatable
obstacle course, and more.
Chinese New Year and Cultural
Welcome the year
of the horse with
a dragon and
martial arts, and
Asian cuisine at this
downtown festival (Third
Avenue and J Street).
Spring Busker Festival:
Watch one-of-a-kind street
performers like acrobats,
dancers and jugglers perform
amazing feats for your
amusement in Seaport Village.
Fallbrook Avocado Festival:
The avocado capital of the world
celebrates the delicious green
fruit with a family-friendly
festival in downtown Fall-
brook overflowing with
all things avocado, from
artwork to plenty of
1-5 Cars of all kinds will be on display at he San Diego International Auto
Show at the San Diego Convention Center.
3-5 Catch Culture Shock San Diego’s hip-hop production of The
Nutcracker at Birch North Park Theatre.
7-12 Be dazzled by a romantic pro- duction of Disney’s Beauty and
the Beast at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
19 On your marks! The Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon
challenges amateur and professional
athletes on a spectacular coastal course.
19-24 San Diego’s best restau- rants serve up prix fixe
menus at a steep discount during San
Diego Restaurant Week.
23-26 Watch the PGA Tour golf pros play Torrey Pines at
the Farmers Insurance Open.
25 The San Diego Opera’s 2014 season commences, starting with
Pagliacci and concluding with Don
Quixote (until April 13).
22 Sample brews from California and beyond during Winter Brew Fest
at the Hall
of Champions in
Open at Torrey Pines
Interested in hanggliding?
Check out our Outdoor Guide
on page 35
4 Celebrate Mardi Gras with a boister- ous street party in the Gaslamp
Quarter, featuring live music, revelry, and
hours of fun.
9 Lace up your Nikes for the San Diego Half Marathon, which features a
spectacular course that runs along the bay,
winds through scenic neighborhoods, and
concludes in the Gaslamp Quarter.
17 Don head-to-toe green for “sham- ROCK,” the raucous St. Patrick’s
Day party in the Gaslamp Quarter.
5-6 Watch rowers race Mission Bay at the San Diego Crew Classic.
10-13 Get up close and personal with marquee luxury cars on
display along the La Jolla shoreline at the
10th annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance.
19 Eat your way through one of San Diego’s most colorful neighborhoods
during Taste of Hillcrest, where dozens of
local eateries offer bite-sized samples.
17 Elegance, excitement, excellence are the hallmarks of the annual Del
Mar National Horse Show, now in its 69th
year (event runs until May 4).
26-27 The streets of Little Italy are transformed into a
pop-up art gallery featuring the works
of 350 local, national, and international artists during the Mission