“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
San Diego is such a beautiful city with so much to see and so much to do!
February is a good time to visit San Diego, as winter starts to wind down and before the crowds arrive for spring break. Pro tip: Hotel rates are lower than they will be through spring and summer. Don’t go to the beach though, the water gets so cold that time of year (sometimes) that not even us locals want to go in.
Each month I have special fun events I want to show you so that you get the most out of this beautiful city!
Let’s start with our usual daily Farmer’s Markets. Check out times above ^
Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego Black Film Festival
One of the largest black film festivals in the country, screening over 100 films each year. Our motto is “Spotlight on African American and African Diaspora Cinema.” Location: 220 West “G” St.
Info: www.sdbff.com 1/29 – 2/2 various
San Diego Museum Month
Throughout February, visitors can experience rich cultural offerings at half-price during San Diego Museum Month. Location: various.
Info: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org 2/1 – 2/29 various times
The most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in the most recognizable trucks in the world. Location: Petco Park.
Info: www.monsterjam.com 2/1, 2/15 7 pm – 10 pm
Super Bowl LIV
Watch the 54th Super Bowl game from Miami, FL, on Fox. This year’s half time performers are Jennifer Lopez and Shakira!
Info: www.nfl.com/super- bowl 2/2 3:30pm
T9 Mermaid Half Marathon
Mermaid returns to Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. Location: N. Tecolote Shores.
Info: www.mermaidseries.com 2/8 7am
Chinese New Year Fair
Celebrate the Year of the Rat with traditional and cultural entertainment, lion dances, and so much more! Location: 3rd & J Streets, downtown.
Info: www.sdcny.org 2/8 – 2/9 10 am – 5 pm
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile
This flat and fast course is perfect for everyone – whether you are an experienced runner looking to set a 10K PR or a couple looking for something fun and healthy to do with your Valentine. Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado.
Info: www.valentinesday10k.com 2/9 7:30 am
Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego: All Breed Dog Shows
Conformation, obedience, rally & agility trials. And doggie boutiques selling pet supplies and gifts. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Info: www.silverbaykc.com 2/21 – 2/23 8 am – 5 pm
The MadHatter’s Ball
Part Circus, Part Formal Ball, Part Wonderland. Fall down the rabbit hole for an evening of unforgettable entertainment in the heart of North Park. Location: West Coast Tavern.
Info: www.northparkcarnival.com 2/22 8 – 11:30 pm
Hillcrest Mardi Gras
The spirit of the French Quarter is taking over Hillcrest, so break out your masks, rock your beads, and revel in your most daring and creative Mardi Gras costumes! Location: various.
Info: www.fabuloushillcrest.com 2/25 7 – 11 pm
San Diego Bird Festival
Celebrate the wild birds and habitats of our county, which truly offers some of the best birding in the U.S. Location: Marina Village Conference Center.
Info: www.facebook.com/sdbirdfestival 2/26 – 3/1 various
Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival
Beer? Included. Food? Included. MVCBF meets Bacon Fest. Location: SDCCU Stadium.
Info: www.mvcbf.com 2/29 1:30 – 5 pm
Tour tiny houses, van and bus conversions, backyard cottages, and more! Enjoy speakers, workshops, a marketplace, food, and live music. Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Info: tinyfest.events 2/29 – 3/1 various
So much to do, so much to see!