Ride! Run! Walk! Join thousands of people from around the country who have the same passion for fighting diabetes at the same time help the fundraising event to help those thriving from this disease.
The Tour de Cure is an opportunity to recognize our participants with diabetes and Champion fundraisers who are committed to ADA’s mission. Every mile covered and every dollar raised brings us that much closer to a cure.
They value everyone in our community that want to take part in the event, which is why they offer ride, run and walk route options for people of all abilities. Tour de Cure features well-marked cycling and walk/run routes, with safety marshals, safety vehicles and fully stocked rest stops to fuel your journey! Registered participants will enjoy lunch, diabetes resources, family activities, music and so much more when you reach the end of your event route.
Learn more about the event diabetes.org
For its eighth year, the Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival returns March 27, 2020, from 6 to 9 p.m. at The Abbey on Fifth Avenue! Socialize and discover local craft breweries, restaurants and art at this year’s festival.
The Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival’s growing lineup of more than a dozen breweries includes Pure Project, Pizza Port Brewing Company, Mikkeller Brewing, Latchkey Brewing Company, Booze Brothers Brewing Co., Mike Hess Brewing, Green Flash Brewing Co., Alpine Beer and more.
Included in the price of each ticket, guests will enjoy unlimited two-ounce pours from each brewery and savory and sweet bites from Bankers Hill restaurants, as well as live music and pop-up art exhibits from local artists – with mediums ranging from paintings and fine art photography to creative displays, and many pieces of art available for purchase at the event.
For more information, visit ticketsauce.com
Come and celebrate the Gaslamp Mardi Gras Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour Saturday, February 22nd, 2020!! This tasting event will be serving up New Orleans inspired bites and Carnival inspired cocktails with BEADS at every stop!
Grab your crew and get in the Mardi Gras mood of eating, drinking, and merrymaking with the Big Easy Bites & Booze Tour!
⚜️ Saturday, February 22 | 1 PM to 5 PM
⚜️20 NOLA INSPIRED BITES
⚜️20 NOLA INSPIRED SIPS
⚜️EXCLUSIVE VIP AFTERPARTY
⚜️BEADS, BEADS, AND MORE BEADS!
Collect 10 beads along with your edible excursion and redeem them at check-in for exclusive VIP access to the secret Bites & Booze after party. Tickets for the pre-Fat Tuesday festivities start at just $25!
Attendees must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to enter. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit
Visit sdmardigras.com for tickets.
Join the 39th Annual Tribute to the Reggae Legends Fest aka Bob Fest — a Tribute to Vaughn Benjamin this Valentine’s Weekend, February 15th and 16th, 2020 at the WorldBeat Cultural Center located at 2100 Park Blvd, San Diego, (Balboa Park) and gates will open at 4PM. This two-day annual event features artists from Jamaica, Virgin Islands and California.
The Annual Festival is one of Southern California’s Largest Reggae events. WorldBeat Productions has been the spearhead for bringing Reggae Music to San Diego with artists like Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Bunny Wailer, Mikey Dread, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Burning Spear, Lucky Dube, Jimmy Cliff and the brightest stars from Africa, Latin America, Europe and Asia.
- Akae Beka Band (Virgin Islands)
- Army (Virgin Islands)
- Reemah (Virgin Islands)
- Spiritual (Jamaica)
- Ninjah P Soundsystem (Virgin Islands)
- Junyah P (Virgin Islands)
- Boostive (CA)
- Incient Rootsman Nyabinghi (JA/ CA)
Find out more about the event, visit bobfestsandiego.com
The San Diego Tet Festival is the longest-running Vietnamese Lunar New Year festival in San Diego that attracts more than 25,000 people every year from all over the city. This is a FREE admission event with a variety of cultural attractions, activities, games, food and live entertainment, as well as lion dancing, martial arts, firecrackers, and our most popular program, the Miss Vietnam of San Diego pageant. Join the happy crown on Jan 24 – Jan 26, 2020, from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
The San Diego Tết Festival has moved through a few locations over the course of the last 14 years, but Mira Mesa Community Park has been our longest home. We want to thank the district of Mira Mesa for allowing us to host our event in your home. Below is the timeline of when the San Diego Tet Festival started, and which location it’s been in.
– Our signature Miss Vietnam San Diego Pageant
– Lion dancing all 3 days
– Cultural village
– Beer Garden
– Full Carnival Rides
– Golden Voice contest and Dancing contests for cash prizes
– Game Booth with prizes
– 2 stages with non-stop entertainment from A-list singers/artists as well as local artists in San Diego
– Food vendors with variety of foods from cultures all around the world!
– Children’s games and activities
– Petting zoo
– ” Lucky Red Envelope” – Traditional Money Giving for Luck during Opening Ceremony with city councils, officials, and even the city mayor! That’s right, we invite the San Diego Mayor!
For more info, visit sdtet.com
The 8th annual San Diego Beer Fest promises another fun-filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature 70 Breweries, 150 Beers & San Diego’s most popular food trucks. It will be located at the Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station on Jan 11, 2020, from12:00 PM – 5:00 PM.
VIP admission starts at noon and regular admission starts at 1:00 PM. Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour. Please keep in mind that the event is limited to 21 and over and no pets are allowed.
Are you joining or planning to join the festivities? Get your tickets here sandiegobeerfest.com
Come one, come all to America’s Largest Balloon Parade! Watch marching bands, floats, drill teams and giant balloons parade down San Diego’s beautiful waterfront on Dec 26, 2019, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
The scenic, bayside streets of downtown San Diego will come alive with the 2019 Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade! As always, this exciting family event brings together world-class marching bands, magnificent floats, entertaining drill teams, and a procession of enormous balloons – more than any other parade! Over 100,000 street-side spectators will enjoy the parade along with a nationwide television audience in celebration of Holiday Bowl game day.
Parade festivities will begin in the television area with the Solar Turbines 5K Run/Walk.
Holiday Bowl Parade and Game Day Event Timeline:
9:45 AM: Holiday Bowl 5K Run/Walk
10:00 AM: Port of San Diego Holiday Bowl Parade presented by National Funding
1:00 PM: FanZone opens – SDCCU Stadium
1:30 PM: VIP Tailgate – SDCCU Stadium
3:30 PM: Pregame Show – SDCCU Stadium
4:00 PM: Holiday Bowl – SDCCU Stadium
For more information visit holidaybowl.com
Join the 47th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights! Visit this time-honored holiday tradition with more than 80 boats lavishly decorated sailing by the shores. Whether you’re a participant or spectator, this festive and delightful Parade of Lights is a true experience for all!
Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade of Lights will bring more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.
Parade Dates and Times
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays:
Sunday, December 8, 2019
Sunday, December 15, 2019
For those viewing the parade from the water, the best vantage point for viewing is where the parade turns west to Coronado, near the 10th Street Terminal. For those on land, try the north and south ends of the Embarcadero, as well as the pathway along Coronado, as these areas tend to be less crowded. Other excellent viewing points are the park behind Seaport Village, Harbor Island, Shelter Island and the pier at Cesar Chavez Park. If you plan on viewing the parade from Harbor Island, get there early as available parking spaces fill up quickly.
Learn more sdparadeoflights.org
Join the San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K on Thanksgiving morning, November 28 in Downtown San Diego – Outside Horton Plaza. The 10K run will be at 7 a.m. and the 5K at 8:15 a.m. This event will benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Dogs are also welcome!
Participants enjoy being able to run or walk through beautiful Downtown San Diego and the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. The event attracts all levels and abilities from athletes to families looking to get some exercise before sitting down to a Thanksgiving meal. An added bonus to the event includes the participation of dogs, and each registered dog receives a bandana and dog treats along the course.
Run for the Hungry has remained a fun family tradition on Thanksgiving Day for the past 16 years. Plus, it is a great way to get outside and burn a few calories before indulging in your favorite holiday dishes. Plus, for every participant, at least 185 meals will be raised through each runner’s race fee to help individuals and families in need.
For more info visit sdrunforthehungry.org
This year’s Challenge Walk MS in Southern California 2019 will be a 3-Day event on November 8-10, 2019. The walk travels from San Diego Hilton Del Mar to Bonita Cove. Experience a personal journey of physical stamina and adventure while helping the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Challenge Walk MS is an endurance walking experience that tests your strength and spirit. Year after year, teams push their physical and mental limits to get closer to a world free of MS. And with each step and dollar you raise, you won’t be alone. Because at Challenge Walk MS, we’re all in this together.
From group training walks to volunteers who hand out ice-cold popsicles when you need them most, we all rely on and appreciate one other – savoring the joy, the triumphs and the connections on our journey together.
Once you cross the finish line, you’ll have feelings of accomplishment and fulfillment that you worked so hard to achieve. No one can fully describe what it’s like to participate in Challenge Walk MS – it’s something you must experience for yourself.
For more information visit www.mymschallenge.com