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Major Events in San Diego

Plan your trip around one of San Diego's signature events

San Diego Events Not to Miss

San Diego is packed with exciting events throughout the year. Below is a brief summary of some of the biggest events of the year, but there are also many more events to discover in the San Diego Calendar of Events.

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: January

Kick off your New Year with food, fun, and memories at the San Diego Restaurant Week in January. With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood in San Diego County, diners can be assured that appetites will be appeased and cravings will be satisfied with prix-fixe two course lunches and three course dinners.

Farmers Insurance Open

When: January

The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men's golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 & 2021 U.S. Open.

San Diego Museum Month

When: February 1-28

Arts, entertainment and culture collide for Macy’s Museum Month in San Diego. The San Diego Museum Council and Macy's have teamed up for Museum Month, giving patrons a chance to discover what's new at more than 40 area museums with savings only seen once a year. Pick up a Museum Month Pass at any area Macy's store to enjoy half-off admission to all of the participating museums through the entire month of February.

San Diego County Fair

When: Early June - Early July

San Diego's annual county fair is the largest fair in California, offering a variety of food, entertainment, exhibits, rides & games throughout the beautiful and historical Del Mar Fairgrounds in the oceanfront village of Del Mar.

4th of July - Big Bay Boom

When: July 4

Whether you're traveling with friends or family, San Diego is everyone's first choice for 4th of July celebrations. Even locals can't think of anything better than relaxing with loved ones on a long stretch of sand and watching an extraordinary show of lights in the sky such as Big Bay Boom, the largest fireworks display in the county.

Del Mar Racing Season

When: Mid-July - Early September

San Diego horse racing takes place where the "turf meets the surf" at the Del Mar Racetrack when fans flock to the track to wager on their favorite horses. Be part of the magic and nostalgia!

San Diego Comic-Con International

When: July

Comic-Con is the largest comics and pop culture event in the United States, attracting thousands of artists, celebrities and fans of comic books, movie memorabilia and all things related to pop culture.

San Diego Restaurant Week

When: September

San Diego Restaurant Week is back to kick off your fall with food, fun, and memories. With more than 180 participating restaurants to choose from across every neighborhood in San Diego County, diners can be assured that appetites will be appeased and cravings will be satisfied with prix-fixe two course lunches and three course dinners.

Miramar Air Show

When: September

Experience an amazing lineup of more than 100 military and civilian performers, including the world famous U.S. Navy Blue Angels for what is sure to be a thrilling performance, plus simulation rides, fun for the kids, and a variety of delicious food and beverage offerings. Held at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, this three-day event is the largest military air show in the U.S. 

Kids Free San Diego

When: October 1-31

During this month-long celebration your little ones will be treated like royalty with free admission to attractions, meals on the house and tons of other great perks throughout the city. With over 100 offers and warm fall weather without summer crowds, big fun is in store for kids with savings that parents will love.

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

When: December

Don't miss America's Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football's most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12.

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