Here is a great list of things to do in San Diego, California during the month of February 2017. The calendar of events is courtesy of my colleagues at First American Title, Kevin Morehouse, Amanda Brown, & Rebecca Ives.
Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque Feb. 2-13
Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!
See website for schedule. / Mission Bay Park
(877) 468-3861 / www.circusvargas.com
Love Your Wetlands Day Feb. 4
The Kendall-Frost/Northern Wildlife Reserve in the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park is the only remaining saltwater wetland in Mission Bay and is normally closed to the public due to its fragile nature. This annual event is one of the few opportunities for the public to actually visit the wetland.
9am-4pm / 2055 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego
San Diego Fermentation Festival Feb. 4
Celebrating Food, Culture, Knowledge, and Community. Features a Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal foodmakers and brewers, an Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha and wine, workshops and presentations, Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, live music and entertainment.
10am-5pm / Waterfront Park San Diego: 1600 Pacific Highway
Come From Away Gala Feb. 4
This event will feature a cocktail reception with COME FROM AWAY creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff, as a celebration of Artistic Director Christopher Ashley’s 10th Anniversary at La Jolla Playhouse and the 70th Anniversary of the Playhouse’s founding, as well as a special concert performance of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical with Broadway-bound cast!
5pm / La Jolla Playhouse: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr.
(858) 228-3089 / http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org/
Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Walk/Run Feb. 4
Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Warrior Team Trophy to the largest team, great prizes for top individual and team fund raiser, Best Warrior or Super Hero get up and more. Kids timed obstacle course.
8:30am-2pm / Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad
St. Rose of Lima 5k Feb. 4
In the spirit of building community, nurturing family time, promoting good health and celebrating community.
8am-12pm / Rohr Park: 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita
Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby Feb. 4
Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, casting contest, a free barbecue lunch and more! Freshly stocked with 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to ages 15 and younger.
6am-12pm / Lake Poway
(858) 668-4772 / www.takekidsfishing.net
San Diego Miniatures Show & Sale Feb. 4-5
Exhibits, sales and classes designed for crafters, artists and collectors of dollhouse size miniatures. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced miniaturist, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy with our two floors of quarter, half-inch and one-inch scale miniatures.
Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm / Al Bahr Shrine Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa, San Diego
Cardiff Kook 5K/10K Run Feb. 5
The scenic loop starts and finishes under the famous “Encinitas” sign, passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast HWY 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach.
7:30am / 505 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
(760) 803-1797 / www.cardiffkookrun.com
El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon Feb. 7
Please join us in this celebration of community service by making your nomination and honoring all those who serve our City.
12-2:30pm / Elks Lodge 1812: 1400 East Washington, El Cajon
(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society Winter Show and Sale Feb. 11
Over 40 vendors from all over Southern Cal and Ariz, and show plants to wow you highlighting winter growers. Members may show early from 9 to 10 (memberships sold at the door for $15). Thousands attend so come early and bring some boxes for your purchases – we provide a limited amount.
10am-4pm / Casa del Prado, Balboa Park: Park Avenue
(619) 249-3032 / www.sdcss.net
Sandbag Give-A-Way Event Feb. 11
Residents must provide photo identification and show proof of residency. A water bill or electric bill is acceptable, which shows the customers address. 10 sandbags will be given for each address/property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.
8:30am-2pm / Public Works Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas
(760) 633-2600 / www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo Feb. 11-12
Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons, and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. While all products at the Expo are gluten free, many are also free from the top 8 allergens. There is also a dedicated nut-free section.
Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run Feb. 12
In its 7th year, the event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party at Tidelands Park & McP’s.
Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Drive
East County Honors Awards Gala Feb. 16
Honors businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizes the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made on our community. Serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year.
6-9:30pm / MCAS Miramar Commissioned Officer’s Club: 4472 Anderson Ave., San Diego
(619) 440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org
5K Paw Walk in the Garden Feb. 18
The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37-acre garden with their dog(s) in tow.
9am-1pm / San Diego Botanic Garden: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas
(760) 436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm
East County Career Expo Feb. 22
Sponsored for Cuyamaca College and East County Career Center. OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS!
9:30am-1:30pm / Cuyamaca College Student Center: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon
(619) 660-4695 / www.cuyamaca.edu
Salute to Local Heroes and Installation Dinner Feb. 22
Join us as we entertain you through this popular evening to celebrate our local heroes from the La Mesa Police Department, Fire Department, paramedics, and our Retired Volunteers of the La Mesa Police Department.
5-8:30pm / Town & Country Resort Hotel: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego
(619) 465-7700 / www.lamesachamber.net
Escondido State of the City Address Feb. 22
Escondido’s Annual State of the City Address by Mayor Sam Abed.
7:30am / Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido
(760) 839-4631 / www.escondido.org
Enlisted Recognition Reception Feb. 23
The Oceanside Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee created the Enlisted Recognition Program in 2001 as a way for the business community to recognize the excellence of the local enlisted personnel. This event is open to the public and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an evening of celebration as we recognize Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as top performers and contributors.
6-8pm / Veterans Association of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside
(760) 722-1534 / http://www.oceansidechamber.com/enlisted-recognition-reception.html
Go Red For Women Luncheon Feb. 24
The Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrates all the wonderful work the American Heart Association does to fight against heart disease and stroke.
10am / Fairmont Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego
City of Champions Celebration Feb. 25
The City of Chula Vista is joining together with Elite Athlete Services to celebrate the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) to celebrate the athletic, academic, arts and other accomplishments of people who live, work, play, study and excel in Chula Vista.
9am-2pm / Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center: 2800 Olympic Parkway
Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium Feb. 26
Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Pre-registration is required.
2:30-4:30pm / False Point
(858) 534-7336 / www.aquarium.ucsd.edu
VVBA Casino Night Feb. 26
The Vista Village Business Association presents Casino Night at the Movies: A red carpet event. Black Jack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, Silent Auction, Craft Beer & Wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vista Art Foundation. $75.
6-9pm / Cinepolis: 25 Main Street, Vista
(760) 414-9391 / www.vvba.org
San Marcos State of the City Address Feb. 28
Mayor Jim Desmond’s annual State of the City Address is a focal point of the annual luncheon during which Mayor Desmond will detail City of San Marcos 2016 accomplishments and future goals for the City.
11am-1:30pm / California State University San Marcos, University Student Union Ballroom
(760) 744-1270 x14 / www.sanmarcoschamber.com
SOURCE: Kevin Morehouse, Amanda Brown, & Rebecca Ives – First American Title