A new month with new things to do that will make you fall in love with our hometown over and over again. Every month we put together a list of events and activities for everyone to enjoy and we hope this month is no different.
From celebrating Lunar New Year to getting some more mileage on your running shoes at the Kook Run to indulging at a chocolate OR beer festival. San Diego has everything under the sun to keep your February as warm as ever. Enjoy!
First pop up experience museum to North County San Diego! A non traditional pop up museum featuring an array of blissful exhibits that will inspire you to live, laugh, & love.
Your trip at the Museum Of What LOVE TOUR will delight your senses as you touch, smell, feel, and listen to our fabulous exhibits all inspired by love and happiness. Captivating displays, thoughtful presentations, and a modern twist on entertainment, you’re invited to experience the Museum Of What LOVE TOUR! Ticket info and more info at: www.museumofwhat.com
Modern Maker Market – Escondido
A space for learning and doing – helping you to make some of the items you use. Whether that’s as a hobby, for gift giving, or for self reliant living. This space has only been around for a year but the list of activities to up your homesteading is a life time worth of skills. Most classes are held on the weekend. Everything from cheese making, bread baking, scarf dying and more. Be sure to check out their website for their upcoming schedule of events; Modern Maker Market
Embracing Retirement, Before and After 65. Expert Speakers, Government Agencies, Health Care Providers, Housing Providers, Senior Service Providers, Refreshments, Commemorative bag, Opportunity Drawing. 10am-2pm / Encinitas Senior Community Park 760-753-6041 / www.encinitaschamber.com
Enjoy a riveting Chinese acrobat show, be awed by lion dancers, and be enveloped in wonderful sights, sounds, tastes and aromas characteristic of Asia. See website for schedule. / SeaWorld San Diego 619-222-4732 / www.seaworld.com/san-diego
The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest. The course starts under the world famous “Encinitas” sign on historic HWY 101. This scenic loop passes by the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in the world and heads down to Cardiff State Beach. 7am-12pm / 505 S Coast Highway 101, Encinitas www.cardiffkookrun.com
Join us in welcoming the Year of the Pig as we Spring To New Horizons! Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant, Lion dancing all 3 days, A new cultural village, Beer Garden, Full Carnival Rides, Golden Voice contest and Dancing contests, Game Booth with prizes, 2 stages with non-stop entertainment, Food vendors with variety of foods from cultures all around the world! Mira Mesa Community Park 858-215-4838 / www.sdtet.com
Stroll through Downtown Escondido’s various designated restaurants, shops and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down Historic Grand Avenue. Don’t miss the 2nd Saturday, Escondido Arts & Culture events downtown! 1-5pm / Historic Downtown Escondido 760-877-8582 / www.downtownescondido.com
Enjoy an array of outstanding, interesting, unique and (our favorite) signature PINK beers from over 40 of the best breweries around! As always, we donate 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep A Breast Foundation to help support their mission of empowering young people around the world with breast health education and support! 12-5pm / Bagby Beer Company, Oceanside www.brewbies.org
Spectacular ocean views in a unique setting at an hour of the day when the park is normally closed. Plus, your participation helps with the park’s many programs, including science education for underprivileged children. 6:30-9am / Cabrillo National Monument, Point Loma 619-222-4747 / www.cnmf.org
This is a family event for children on up to grand-parents. Sweethearts young and old are invited to attend an evening of dancing. Light hors d’oeuvres, treats and refreshments will be provided. Photo backdrops will be available so bring your camera to capture your memories of the evening. 6-8pm / Encinitas Community Center 760-633-2740 / www.encinitaschamber.com
Once each year Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) and the San Diego Botanic Garden join paws to raise funds that support people, plants, and animals. There will be pet products, food (for people), treats (for dogs), lots of great information for dog lovers, and (of course) dogs and puppies! 8am-12pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org
Make sure to hydrate and eat lots of iron-rich foods to ensure a successful donation. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. 9am-3pm / 1 Civic Center Drive, San Marcos 760-744-9000 / http://www.san-marcos.net
“Through the Looking Glass: Alternate Realities” ConDor is San Diego’s long-running Science Fiction & Fantasy convention. Enjoy panel discussions, classes, workshops, art show, vendor hall, karaoke, dance and much more. Meet authors, artists and cosplayers. Handlery Hotel: 950 Hotel Circle North www.condorcon.org
AKC All-breed Dog Shows, Conformation, obedience, rally and agility trials. AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing (Saturday 1pm) and AKC Trick Dog Title (Saturday, following CGC Testing). Dog Show Tour at 10am. Meet 50 AKC Breeds (Seaside Pavilion) from 10am-2pm. Over 50 doggie boutiques selling pet supplies and gifts. Del Mar Fairgrounds www.silverbaykc.com
We’re celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States. Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. See website for schedule. / Marina Village Conference Center 858-273-7800 / www.sandiegoaudubon.org