Little Italy Farmer's Market
– (every Saturday 9am to 1:30pm) In Little Italy at Date & India Streets,
the Little Italy Mercato is the city market for downtown San Diego residents and visitors
with more than 100 booths lining Date Street from Kettner to Union offering farm fresh produce,
artisan foods and specialty items.
Flower Fields Ranunculus Season – (March - May)
Flowers, flowers as far as you can see. The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch blossom
into a spectacular sea of brightly colored ranunculus flowers. Tours are offered, and photographers, professional
and amateur alike, set up for stunning closeup buds in bloom. Located about 30 minutes north of downtown San Diego.
Mardi Gras – (Fat Tuesday)
This Gaslamp-wide outdoor celebration includes two spectacular parades on Fifth Avenue and a fabulous block party
featuring several stages with musical acts. Enjoy tasty treats, cold beverages and beads, beads, beads.
Red Bull Air Races – (April)
This event comes and goes from San Diego. Be sure to catch it if it's here!
Red Bull Air Race is thrilling, supercharged, and only the best pilots qualify to compete in the world's fastest motorsport series.
Rock & Roll Marathon – (early June)
What would make running 26 miles even more fun? How about having a different rock band positioned
every mile or so who play music to help you pick up the pace? A popular race that brings out thousands
of runners and sideline supporters.
San Diego County Fair – (early June)
The San Diego County Fair at the Del Mar Fairgrounds takes place from mid-June through the Fourth of July weekend each year.
It has great entertainment featuring nationally known performers, food, rides and exhibits, all in a location next to the
Pacific Ocean in Del Mar, California.
Summer Movies in the Park – (June - October) San Diego's Parks and Recreation department brings free, family movies to local parks all summer long.
Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cookoff Festival- Street Fest, OB
– (late June)
Thousands flocked to Newport Ave. and surrounding areas the 4th Saturday in June for the live music and entertainment, unique vendors,
talented artists, thrilling rides, refreshing beer garden, and so much more!
Del Mar Racing Season – (July through September)
Live Thoroughbred racing at the Fairgrounds in the beautiful seaside city of Del Mar. The season starts
with the annual opening day hat contest and ends in early September. In addition to special admission deals
throughout the season, there are “4 O’Clock Fridays” concerts each week.
Comic-Con – (July)
The largest comic book and pop culture convention in the world.
Started as a modest comic book collectors convention, over the years the 'con” has become synonymous with
Hollywood blockbusters and the hottest TV shows. Panel discussions with top movie stars are common, as are
in-depth production discussions with directors, animators and producers. Screenings, signings, and omnipresent
Klingons keep this party going year after year.
Over the Line Tournament – (early July)
Held in the beautiful Mission Bay area of San Diego, the Over-the-Line Tournament (better known to locals as the OTL tourney) takes place on Fiesta Island,
at the the bay. Held in the middle of July over the span of two weekends, the OTL tourney begins
early in the morning no sooner than people can begin popping tops off their beers. Beer coolers are scattered among
the sand playing courts almost as abundantly as the attendees playing and observing the games. (parental supervision suggested ;)
Adams Ave Street Fair – (September)
One of the largest FREE music street fairs in California. Over 70 live music acts on 6 stages,
three beer gardens, Giant Carnival rides and 300 craft & food vendors.
Pacific BeachFest - PB Summer Beach Festival – (early October)
This one-day event is perfect for visitors looking to enjoy all that San Diego beaches have to offer. Whether traveling or
walking from your house down the street, young, old or somewhere in between Pacific BeachFest has something for everyone!
Miramar Air Show – (October)
Free to the general public, the air show has 100+ military and civilian airplanes for you to discover.
You can walk into a cargo plane or climb into the cock pit of a warbird. There's lots to see and explore
including static displays, Air Show Expo exhibits, and vendors selling souvenirs and memorabilia.
Whale Watching – (December through March) From December through March, visitors to San Diego have the unique opportunity to glimpse one of nature’s most extraordinary events—the migration of California gray whales. View these beautiful mammals as they travel from the chilly Alaskan seas to the warm water lagoons of Baja California where they birth and rear their young.
December Nights – (early December)
This favorite annual holiday event is held in historic Balboa Park and features sparkling lights,
festive colors, international food and music performances and free admission to all museums.
Holiday Bowl – (December)
College football action comes to San Diego during the holidays. Bring friends and family out to cheer on
your favorite team and enjoy festive parades and other specials events.