New Year Events in San Diego
In anticipation of the New Year coming, it is a great time to reflect on our year that has passed and begin to look ahead.
Part of this practice involves the old ritual of making New Year's Resolutions! Well for some of you, it might mean
participating in an upcoming 5 or 10K run, or starting a recycling program, or picking up a new hobby, or trying
some new cuisine......whatever it may be for you and your family, just know that life is more enjoyable
when you get out there and participate! So check out this list below of dates and events coming this January
in San Diego County that may peak your interest and provide some fun for you and the entire family!
From all of us at PacifiCal Realty Group, make it a safe, healthy, happy, fun, and prosperous New Year!
January 6-7, 2nd Annual Free E-Waste Recycling Event
Need to get rid of the electronic waste just sitting around your home or office? This free E-waste recycling event is sponsored by Computer Circulation Center, Inc. and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce.
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 2205 Vista Way, Oceanside
For more information call 760-722-1534
January 6-8, Gem Faire
The Gem Faire, established in 1989, has become a world-renowned marketplace for the finest gemstones, beads, jewelry, minerals, fossils, meteorites, lapidary equipment, metaphysical items and much more at the lowest prices in today’s market. Workshops and classes are also offered.
Time: Fri. Noon – 6:00 pm / Sat. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm / Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Bing Crosby Hall
For more information visit www.gemfaire.com
January 8, Annual San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K
San Diego Resolution Run will take runners on a loop around Fiesta Island in scenic Mission Bay Park’s De Anza Cove while raising funds for charities that seek to keep the environment healthy.
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: De Anza Cove, 3000 East Mission Bay Dr., Mission Bay
For more information visit www.sandyfeetevents.com
January 15, Petco Foundation Walk, Run, Wag
This is a do-not-miss event for San Diegans and their beloved four-legged family members! Walk or run a 5K or 1 mile course with your dog, or without a dog, or with a team. This event will also include an expo where dogs and their owners can shop together for sports products, pet products and more.
Time: Starts at 7:00 am
Location: 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit http://walkrunwag.com/san-diego/athlete-information
January 15, 32nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
An annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. The Parade features marching bands and floats, drill teams, dance groups, and other community groups.
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Harbor Dr. – Embarcadero
For more information visit www.alpha-zsl.org/mlkdayparade.html
January 15-20, San Diego Restaurant Week
Extraordinary three-course menus from San Diego’s best restaurants. Choose from
180 of the city’s best restaurants and enjoy a fixed price, three-course dinner for $20, $30 or $40 per person, depending on the restaurant. There are no tickets or passes required. For a complete list of participating restaurants visit the
San Diego Restaurant Week website.
Location: Refer to website for participating restaurants
For more information visit www.sandiegorestaurantweek.com
January 20-22 San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival
The Vietnamese community, in celebration of the
Lunar New Year, is presenting a festival to promote homeland traditions. There will be a mock structure of a Vietnam village where you’ll experience ancestral rituals and entertaining performances; plus contests, rides, food, and merchandise.
Time: Fri. 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm / Sat. 11:00 am – 10:00 pm / Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park – lawn area & parking lot at Park Blvd. & President’s Way
For more information visit www.sdtet.com
January 20-22, Del Mar Antique Show
More than 250 premier antique dealers from all over California and the western
United States will be selling the finest antiques & collectibles. Appraisal service is available
for $5 per item. Restoration services are also available.
Time: Fri. & Sat. 11:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall
For more information visit www.calendarshows.com
January 21, Whale Festival
The free Whale Festival is a family community event offering a wide variety of interactive and hands-on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child. Activities includes a walk-through gray whale, live sea creatures, free face painting, a kids art mural coloring project, a festival train ride and a bounce house. Live music on-stage.
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier, on the corner of Broadway and N. Harbor Dr.,
Downtown San Diego, on the Embarcadero
For more information visit www.whaledays.com
January 22, Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
This marathon features a rolling course, including 14 miles along the Pacific Ocean. Includes 26 fully staffed course support stations, continuous entertainment and unsurpassed volunteer support. The marathon and half marathon start and finish at Westfield Plaza Camino Real.
Time: 5:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Westfield Plaza Camino Real, 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
For more information visit www.carlsbadmarathon.com
January 23-29, PGA Tour Golf Tournament
San Diego is the host for the “Farmer’s Insurance Open” at the exclusive Torrey Pines Golf Course.
Time: Opening round 26th: 7:30 am
Location: Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 North Torrey Pines Rd.
For more information visit www.pgatour.com/tournaments/r004/
January 26-29, San Diego Sunroad Boatshow
The San Diego Sunroad Boatshow is complete with both land and in-water locations, focusing on the latest boats and marine equipment. This years show includes over 100 new & pre-cruised sailboats and motor yachts, dozen of marine vendors with the latest nautical products & services, delicious food and drink sponsored by local restaurants, and special boating events and boat rides for kids and adults. Fun for the whole family.
Time: Thurs. & Fri. Noon – 6:00 pm / Sat. & Sun. 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Harbor Island, San Diego Bay, East end of Harbor Island
For more information visit www.bigbayboatshow.com/
January 27-29, Home Decorating & Remodeling Show
The show features home improvement products and services offered by local businesses. This show will have a “green theme” and will highlight businesses that offer environmental products. Free admission.
Time: Fri. & Sat. 10:00 am – 7:00 pm / Sun. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, O’Brien Hall & Activity Center
For more information visit www.delmarhomeshow.net
January 28, 2nd Annual Stephen Strasburg 5K Walk
& Fun Run with Tony Gwynn
A family-friendly event that will include games and fun for everyone. By registering for this event you will receive an all-inclusive package featuring autographs, tickets, t-shirt and more. After the walk/fun run there will be lots of activities for all ages. Live music, food court, Kids Fun Zone and more.
Time: Start time @ 8:25 am
Location: Tony Gwynn Stadium, San Diego State University
For more information visit www.strasburg5k.com
Posted on: Friday the 30th of December 2011.
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Written by: Ernesto Rivera