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
Join Kaiser Permanente’s Thrive Half Marathon & 5K on November 2, 2019, at 6:50 AM – 11 AM which is returning to San Diego for its third year! The course starts at the newest Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center and finishes at Ski Beach in Mission Bay to join the 5K finishers.
Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon & 5K encourages the San Diego community to “Thrive” together: Stay Active, Eat Healthy, Live Well and Give Back.
New this year! Kaiser Permanente Thrive Half Marathon and 5K are pleased to partner with Make-A-Wish San Diego for this event in its first Thrive Walk For Wishes which will immediately follow our 5K Race. Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.
To learn more about the event visit thrivehalfmarathon.com
Discover Elfin Forest on October 20, 2019, at 10 AM – 11:30 AM and learn about the amazing wildlife and plants at the Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Walk on the lower creek trail and learn to enhance and observe the beauty of the Elfin Forest on their Interpretive Nature Walks.
Retired from law enforcement, Al is a native San Diegan and avid outdoorsman. Al has been trained as an interpretive guide, is a Master Educator for the Leave No Trace Center For Outdoor Ethics, a Chaparral Naturalist, and also teaches backpacking, hiking, and camping for Poway Adult School. Al currently volunteers on the Trail Patrol and Education team at Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve. Join Al on the third Sunday of every month and witness a rare testimony of Elfin Forest’s life and beauty. You’ll be glad you did!
For more information, visit escondidocreek.org
Don’t miss out on the great competition at the 10th Anniversary San Diego International Dragon Boat Race on Sept. 28-29 at Tecolote Shores Mission Bay. Enjoy a lion dance, music and performances, plus food trucks, clothing, jewelry, paddling gear and more!
Dragon boating is a growing, global sport with crews of 16-20 paddling in a boat decorated with an ornately carved dragon head at the bow and a tail in the stern. During races, boats consist of a crew, drummer and steersman.
Tecolote Shores North, Mission Bay Park, immediately south of the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa off East Mission Bay Drive
For more info visit SDDragonBoatRace.com
Experience San Diego’s Bayfront at this year’s Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon on September 8, 2019. Swim, bike and run along the boardwalk until the Embarcadero Marina Park. Register to be a racer and get the VIP Party package or volunteer! Will you be there?
Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon is a sprint and Olympic distance triathlon race in downtown San Diego. The Sprint Course consists of a 500-meter swim, 9-mile cycle, and a 3.1-mile run. The Olympic Course consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 25-mile cycle, and a 6.2-mile run. An expo accompanies the event.
ROCK THIS TRI – This Rock Themed Triathlon Will Rock You from Start to finish! The 65′ Adventrous Yacht will be anchored out on the swim course to provide swimmers with Classic Rock, runners will enjoy the awesome tunes of Mystique near the Midway aircraft carrier, and Finishers will be Rocked into the Finish Line!
All Finishers will be Rock Stars and will receive a T-Shirt and Finisher Medal
This is Southern California at its best. This bay swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. Come join us for the Sprint or International Distance Triathlon. Same location and great course as the Original TriRock San Diego!!
Click here for more info rockthebaytri.com
The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition are returning to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2019. World Master Sand Sculptors from the Netherlands, Italy, Canada, Latvia, and Russia will be here to challenge the best in the U.S. Be amazed and fall in love with their works of art. Come one, come all!
This will be the eighth year that one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions will be held on this built-for-the-occasion beach, with over 300 tons of sand dumped on the pier on San Diego’s Big Bay. The 8th annual edition will be open to the public.
Date & Time
Aug 31 – Sep 2, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Open til 7:00pm on Sat. and Sun.
There’s also live entertainment (tribute bands, singers and more), a sandbox and rides for kids, a dozen gourmet food trucks, a fantastic view of the bay and all the great stuff that you always find on the Embarcadero, like Seaport Village and the Headquarters, the U.S.S. Midway Museum, Maritime Museum and more!
For more info, click here.
Austin is coming to San Diego!
Come and join the Texacali Music Festival, bringing Austin to San Diego and spend the day, on Mission Bay, with some of the BEST artists, The Live Music Capital of the World has to offer!
Saturday, August 10th, 2019
San Diego Mission Bay Boat & Ski Club
Gates Open @ 2pm / Music @ 3pm
Bring the whole family and enjoy music from Austin’s JACKIE VENSON BAND (2019 Austin Music Awards “Guitarist of the Year”), DAWN & HAWKES (Billboard Charts & The Voice), BARBARA NESBITT (Austin & San Diego Music Awards Nominee).
Have a taste of Texas & San Diego inspired Food Court provided by “2009 SD Chef of the Year” Hanis Cavin Creations (Kensington Grill, The Pioneer BBQ, The Porchetta Shack).
Texacali Music Festival is a Main Stage, outdoor, general admission event, on grass.
Please dress accordingly and be prepared by reading the General Information here.
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Join the Bike the Bay 2019 and enjoy the opportunity to ride over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. After the ride, everyone will return to San Diego for a festival with food, beverage, beer garden, and entertainment. Come join the fun!
On Sunday, August 25, 2019, this non-competitive community bike ride is for riders of all abilities and will take you on a scenic, and primarily flat ride, around the San Diego Bay via the Bayshore Bikeway. Along the way, riders will travel through the surrounding cities of Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista and National City before finishing back at the start/finish line at Embarcadero Marina Park in downtown San Diego.
Learn more on bikethebay.net
Enjoy the largest public star party in SoCal at the Julian StarFest on August 1-3, 2019. Explore astronomy during the three-day fest and view the night sky in telescopes then have fun camping through the event. Who wants to join?
The event is hosted by the San Diego Astronomy Association, under the dark skies of Menghini Winery near the mountain resort of Julian (think fine wine and fresh baked hot apple pie)!
- Free public star party on Saturday night, August 3
- Camping availability for tent and RV campers
- Exhibits by major telescope and accessory vendors
- Food and beverage vendors
- Astronomy games and crafts for kids
- Raffle for donated astronomy equipment on Saturday
- Optional behind the scenes tour of the world-famous Palomar Observatory on Saturday
Primitive camping is available for tent campers and RVs for up to three nights at the beautiful Menghini Winery.
Learn more here julianstarfest.com