San Diego Black Film Festival
One of the largest black film festivals in the country and second largest on the west coast, 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: Times vary
San Diego Museum Month
Throughout February, San Diego visitors can experience the region’s rich cultural offerings at half-price during San Diego Museum Month.
2/1 – 2/29: Times vary
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
2/1 & 2/15: 7pm–10pm
Big Game 10K & 5K
Courses are flat and fast along beautiful Mission Bay! The fun doesn’t stop at the finish line – hang out and enjoy a post-race complimentary drink! Location: Tecolote Shores
Super Bowl LIV
Watch the 54th Super Bowl game Sunday, February 2 on Fox at 3:30pm. This year’s half-time performers are Jennifer Lopez and Shakira! Even if you don’t like football, the commercials are worth it.
T9 Mermaid Half Marathon
Mermaid returns to Mission Bay for a scenic women’s 5k, 10k, and half marathon. The flat and fast course features beautiful views on mostly closed roads.
Location: Tecolote Shores North
Chinese New Year Fair
Celebrate the Year of the Rat with 15,000 of your closest friends! Experience traditional and cultural entertainment, lion dances, kung fu, traditional instruments, classic Chinese dances, and so much more!
Location: 3rd & J Streets, downtown
2/8 – 2/9: 10am–5pm
The 11th Annual Brewbies Festival – 100% of the proceeds are donated to the Keep A Breast
Foundation. Changing the world – one pink beer at a time!
Location: Bagby Beer Co., Oceanside Info: www.brewbies.org/oceanside 2/8: 12pm–5pm
Escondido Chocolate Festival
Bring your sweetheart or just your sweet tooth to enjoy various designated restaurants, shops, and spas while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines & craft beers.
Location: Downtown Escondido
Cardiff Kook Run
Start and finish under the iconic “Encinitas” sign. This scenic low incline loop passes the famous “Cardiff Kook” statue, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks, and heads down to South Cardiff State Beach.
Location: 505 S. Coast Highway 101
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K, & 1-Mile Fun Run
This race will be held on the flat and fast course that is perfect for everyone - whether you are an experienced runner or a couple looking for something fun and healthy to do.
Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado Info: www.valentinesday10k.com 2/9: 7:30am
Slam Dunk Contest
Do you “Got Skillz”? Come show what you got! Contest is open to men and women of all ages. Location: Mission Bay Park
RE-THINKING RESOURCES –
Zero Waste Symposium
This event aims to educate, reduce waste,
and maximize conservation in the community. We have become all too accustomed to the throw-away lifestyle.
Location: SD County Operations Center Info: zerowastesandiego.org/zero-waste- symposium-2020
Opera on the Concourse
If pricey tickets keep you from experiencing the San Diego Opera, you can still experience the music for free! Artists from Hansel and Gretel will present a free, lunchtime recital of songs.
Location: In front of the SD Civic Theater Info: sdopera.org/engage/opera-on- the-concourse
San Diego Theatre Week
Highlighting the variety and enhancing awareness of San Diego’s diverse performing arts community. Participating organizations will have special offers for present or future performances. Location: Various
2/13 – 2/23: Times vary
You can sign up for one or both races, but make sure to do it early! Tritonman Classic (traditional rules), half-Olympic distance.
Location: Fiesta Island Info: www.tritonman.com 2/15 – 2/16: Times vary
Brick Fest Live!
LEGO lovers rejoice! This experience is filled with hands-on attractions and activities engineered to inspire, educate, and entertain. Over a million LEGO Bricks on display and ready to play!
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds Info: www.brickfestlive.com 2/15 – 2/16: 9am–5pm
Presidents’ Day 2020 is celebrated on Monday, February 17. Also known as Washington’s Birthday, it is on the 3rd Monday of February each year and is a federal holiday in the US.
CA’s American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival
Highlighting the best of current films from American Indian filmmakers, producers, directors, and actors.
Location: CSU San Marcos & Pechanga Casino
2/20 – 2/22: Times vary
Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange
This car event is held annually and has grown to be the largest, old car event held in the San Diego area.
Location: SDCCU Stadium
2/21 – 2/22: Fri. 8am–5pm; Sat. 8am–3pm
Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego: All Breed Dog Shows
Conformation, obedience, rally, and agility trials. Plus over 50 doggie boutiques selling pet supplies and gifts.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds Info: www.silverbaykc.com 2/21 – 2/23: 8am–5pm
Gaslamp Mardi Gras
A 3-day event full of beads and brews! Come for a weekend full of traditions and celebrations leading up to Fat Tuesday.
Location: Gaslamp Quarter
2/21, 2/22, 2/25: 6pm–2am
Average Joe Run
Where the person who finishes in the middle is the winner! Our goal is to remake the 5k experience and break the traditional idea of what it means to be physically fit.
Location: Crown Point Park Info: www.averagejoerun.com 2/22: 8am
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
Hillcrest Mardi Gras
Break out your masks, rock your beads, and revel in your most daring and creative Mardi Gras costumes, while you enjoy this unique party crawl through Hillcrest’s best bars, clubs, and music venues!
San Diego Bird Festival
Celebrate the wild birds and habitats of our county. The festival supports the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of the San Diego Audubon Society.
Location: Marina Village Conference Ctr. Info: www.facebook.com/sdbirdfestival 2/26 – 3/1: Times vary
2020 is a Leap Year! That means there will be an extra day in February! Watch for stores,
restaurants, and attractions to advertise special Leap Day deals.
Sycamore Canyon Trail Races
Choose from 100k solo or relays, 50k, or a half marathon. Held on the Goodan Ranch in
Sycamore Canyon Preserve, runners will enjoy a quality trail race.
Location: Sycamore Canyon, Poway Info: dirtyfeet.us/trailraces/sycamore 2/29: 4:30am–10:30pm
Mission Valley Craft Beer & Food Festival
Beer? Included. Food? Included. MVCBF meets Bacon Fest. An event collaboration.
Location: SDCCU Stadium Info: www.mvcbf.com 2/29: 1:30pm–5pm
Tour tiny houses, van conversions, skookies, and more! Enjoy speakers, workshops, Simple Living Marketplace, good food, and live music.
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds
2/29 – 3/1: Times vary