The San Diego Bird Festival celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego county. The San Diego Audubon Society is celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States, on February 17-21, 2021.
In a world where social media and smart devices seem to be taking over, birds are a lovely reminder that the world is full of real experiences. All you need to do is Look Up!
Know that your experience is giving something back to the birds: the proceeds of this festival support the education, conservation, and sanctuary programs of San Diego Audubon Society. We thank you for your support, and hope to meet you at the Festival.
If you are interested in being involved in the 2021 San Diego Bird Festival as a volunteer, vendor, sponsor, speaker or leader, please contact them – visit sandiegoaudubon.org
Explore San Diego’s epic roadways along with the best places for visitors to stop along the way and live out their SoCal road trip dreams.
Check out this list from sandiego.org
- San Diego’s 59-Mile Scenic Drive – A truly beautiful way to spend a day
Encompassing a good portion of the city’s most outstanding attractions, taking San Diego’s 59-mile scenic drive is a beautiful way to spend a day.
- One-Day Coastal Road Trip – Cruising San Diego’s Fun-Filled Coastline
From off-the-beaten-path Sunset Cliffs to family-friendly Torrey Pines State Beach, San Diego’s coastline offers endless opportunities for fun throughout the year. Driving through diverse and colorful beach communities, you can experience a jam-packed day filled with great local food, popular activities and spectacular sites to discover.
- Highway 79 Road Trip – 7 Wild Mountain Adventures
A road trip along Highway 79 is an awesome way to explore San Diego’s charming mountain communities, complete with animal encounters, waterfalls, epic views and gold!
- Historic Highway 80 – Desert to Ocean Scenic Road Trip
Traversing 150 miles between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona, Historic Highway 80 winds its way through the scenic, chaparral-covered rolling hills of San Diego’s East County, coming to an end on the Pacific peninsula of Point Loma. Along this nostalgic route there are several charming towns and roadside wonders worth exploring.
- Historic Highway 94 – Scenic Rural East County Road Trip
Traversing 50 miles, Historic Highway 94 is a two-lane country highway between the foothills of picturesque Rancho San Diego and the backcountry town of Boulevard in San Diego’s rural East County. Along the historic route, visitors can relive the region’s colorful past and enjoy many roadside attractions.
- 7 Things to Do Along – Scenic California Highway 101
A favorite drive for locals and visitors alike, US Route 101, aka the Pacific Coast Highway, runs through San Diego beach towns along 70 miles of winding coastline from La Jolla to Oceanside. This scenic route is a great way to experience an authentic So. Cal lifestyle vibe and mix and mingle in San Diego’s surf culture. Here are seven spot worth checking out along the way.
- Historic County Route S2 – Take a Delightful Desert Road Trip
Formerly the Great Overland Stage Route of 1849, County Route S2 stretches more than 65 miles from the small desert town of Ocotillo to the Historic Highway 79 junction near Warner Springs in San Diego’s rural East County. Along this desert roadway, a dramatic landscape unfolds with popular hot springs, campgrounds, parks and photo-worthy roadside attractions to discover.
Come join and celebrate The Gifts of Christmas happening on December 19, 2020, from 2 pm to 8 pm. This is a FREE family outdoor event. Stay safe and watch amazing artists share their GIFTS!
Outside local performances, dance performances, crafts, hot chocolate, hot apple cider, movies, spoken word, and more!
Their growing Line-Up:
2pm Gift of Dance School & Company
2:30pm Catalyst Dance Ensemble
3:00pm Fearless Dance Company
3:15pm Stronghold Jiu Jitsu
3:30pm Angel and Jaami
4:00pm Catalyst Dance Ensemble
4:30pm Fearless Dance Company
5:00pm Carla Leon
5:30pm Audrey Callahan
5:45pm Bite Dance Company
6pm Junkyard Dance Crew
7pm The PGK Project
Provided by Roseville Barber Co
To learn more visit their website, https://gifts-of-christmas.com/
Enjoy this magical, must-visit holiday event at Village Walk at Eastlake. Mesmerize at the man-made snowfall, which transforms Village Walk at Eastlake into a winter wonderland. Their scheduled shows will run four nights each week, Thursday through Sunday at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., from December 3-20. Don’t forget to enjoy this awesome event!
New for this holiday season, families can take pictures with life-sized photo props including Santa, the Snowman, Elsa and Olaf which will be located throughout Village Walk at Eastlake on the same days as the snowfall.
The man-made snow flurries, which dissipate upon touch, draws holiday visitors from throughout San Diego County, some to see their first snowfall and others to recall Christmas holidays in colder climates. The eco-friendly MagicSnow vanishes upon contact, leaving no residue. MagicSnow, which developed snow-themed productions for Walt Disney Parks & Resorts, Universal Studios Theme Park, and the Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes, is producing the custom snowfall experience at Village Walk at Eastlake.
For more information, visit www.shopvillagewalk.com
Enjoy the festivities of this year’s 2020 Theme – The Twelve Days of Christmas. Be wowed by the procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats that has become one of the most iconic events in the region. The procession starts at 5:30 p.m.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 49th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 13 and 20, 2020. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is held two consecutive Sundays:
- Sunday, December 13, 2020
- Sunday, December 20, 2020
For more information and updates about the event, visit https://sdparadeoflights.org/
Join Del Mar for their annual holiday event – Santa by the Sea, A Holiday Event for the Family on Dec 6, 2020, from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Take free pictures with Santa, enjoy treats, games and entertainment, plus a holiday tree lighting!
The holidays are here and Santa is making a stop in Del Mar Village! Come celebrate the holiday season as Santa joins us for an afternoon of jolly activities leading up to an annual Tree Lighting at 5pm. Holiday treats and refreshments will be available as well as fun-filled holiday crafts for all to enjoy. Design your own rad hat and write a letter to Santa’s workshop.
For more info, visit https://visitdelmarvillage.com/
Join and enjoy the 12th Annual Doggie Street Festival San Diego on November 21, 2020, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Liberty Station NTC Park.
This companion animal adopt-a-thon and fun celebration of our furry best friends present fantastic pet products and services, yummy eats, vet tips, speakers, music, kids area, auction prizes and much more. Bring your friendly dog. Become a Sponsor-Vendor-Volunteer-Auction Prize Provider.
Doggie Street Festival (DSF) is dedicated to increasing dog and cat adoption through its yearly Festival.
The event is designed to be an informative experience that promotes public awareness and educates on issues of responsible adoption, foster, spay/neuter and conscientious pet guardianship.
For more info, visit doggiestreetfestival.org
Getting ready for trout season? This would be a great kick-off! On Nov 7 – Nov 8, 2020 from 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 2,500 pounds of Rainbow Trout with large fish up to 12 pounds will be stocked.
There will be prizes for the top 5 largest fish caught over the two-day Trout Opening Event. Greg Even, coordinator for this event, said “This event is great for everyone, including families that want to spend some quality time together. It’s also perfect for sport fishermen because there will be some trophy fish included in the stock”.
You can win a 2-night Cabin Vacation if you catch a trout 5 pounds or larger and you will be entered into a drawing. If you catch a tagged Trout you will win a prize! Prizes include: fishing poles, tackle boxes, bicycles, camping gear and free fishing passes to Santee Lakes.
For more info, visit santeelakes.com
Join Día de los Muertos in Old Town San Diego. In Mexico and other Latin American countries, this holiday is considered to be one of the most important holidays of the year. This event celebrates the history, culture and heritage of the San Diego region and is believed that the unity between life and death is celebrated when families come together and offer hospitality to the spirits of their loved ones.
Old Town San Diego’s Día de los Muertos also holds a traditional procession each year on 2. This is a happy, festive, very artistic, and visually stimulating celebration, which is not in any way to be confused with Halloween. The event consists of three major themes: Remembrance, Community and Celebration.
Visit over 40 altars of remembrance presented in both traditional and contemporary ways, including a public altar where you are encouraged to participate by adding your own mementos and photos.
The San Diego Zombie Crawl is one of the Top 3 Halloween Events in Southern California with lots and lots of activities, food and fun! Experience the one-and-only 5-day event and gain access to 20+ insane costume parties in the famous Gaslamp Quarter on Oct 23 – Oct 31, 2020.
San Diego Zombie Crawl is the most thrilling and visitor-friendly way to experience the award-winning nightlife and dining the Gaslamp Quarter is famous for. Brace yourself for costume insanity, hosted adult treats, and spine chilling entertainment at the Top 20+ nightclubs and bars in San Diego’s main tourist attraction Gaslamp Quarter San Diego Nightlife, SINfamous for its night crawling operations.
This is a party (or should we say 20+ PARTIES included) you do NOT want to miss!
Visit their website sandiegozombiecrawl.com for more information.