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Wonderfront, a new music and arts festival, will debut on Nov. 22-24, 2019, on San Diego Bay. The first annual event plans to integrate the festival into the city’s vibrant waterfront, including ferry and yacht tours of the bay and after-parties in downtown’s Gaslamp Quarter. With more than 95 artists on seven stages, the music lineup will feature new breakout artists as well as career bands. Ben Harper and MGMT are two of the many acts performing on the rock stage. The hip hop stage will feature Migos, Miguel, Tyga and more and the EDM area will feature sets by Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Phantogram, and Big Gigantic among others. Artists Nicky Jam, Don Omar and CNCO are among the acts on the Latin stage. Wonderfront will be a celebration of San Diego’s arts, culture and beach lifestyle. Concert-goers are invited to participate in water activities like paddle boarding, kayaking, taking a jet boat ride or playing on the beach.

Nov. 1-10, 2019, marks San Diego Beer Week, bringing together craft brewers for events both large and intimate. From a kick-off Brewer’s Guild Festival featuring more than 60 independent breweries to a VIP beer-centered cruise on San Diego Bay to the exclusive culinary closing event at the Lodge at Torrey Pines featuring 14 chefs and decadent food and beer pairings, Beer Week celebrates San Diego as the Capital of Craft for 10 days of tasting opportunities throughout the county. 

On Dec. 6-7, 2019, Balboa Park December Nights celebrates the holiday season as the largest free community festival in San Diego. The event offers light displays, free inspirational choirs, bands and dancers, foods and crafts from around the world for sale, and free admission to Balboa Park's diverse museums.

On Dec. 8 and 15, 2019, the Port of San Diego hosts a free San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. This unique San Diego holiday tradition features more than 100 private boats colorfully decorated with holiday lights, sailing along the waters of San Diego Bay.

The annual San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl will be played at SDCCU Stadium on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 5 p.m. The game will feature powerhouse teams from the Pac-12 and the Big Ten Conferences and will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1. The Big Bay Balloon Parade, along downtown San Diego's waterfront, will be held the day before the game on Dec. 26 at 3:00 p.m.

During Jan. 19-26, 2020, more than 180 of San Diego's finest restaurants participate in a celebration of the local dining scene with special prix fixed menus for San Diego Restaurant Week. 

On Jan. 23-26, 2020, the Farmers Insurance Openannual PGA Tour men’s tournament hosts golf’s biggest stars on the green at the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2021 U.S. Open. 

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