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Top February Events

Diverse activities and events from the coastline to desert

Experience new and different offerings and celebrate a variety of holidays and events this February in San Diego.

Don't miss these exciting events happening in San Diego this February.

Featured February Events

Museum Month

When: February 1-28, 2023
Join us every day in February as we explore a rich world of cultural experiences, including virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and other special museum moments you can only find in San Diego.

Seniors Free at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: February 1-28, 2023
During the month of February, all visitors age 65 and older receive free admission to the Safari Park. Enjoy the sights on an Africa Tram, see the platypuses and other Aussie species at Walkabout Australia, wander through Tiger Trail, take a stroll around Mombasa Lagoon, and relax with refreshments on the patio at Kijamii Overlook. There's a world of sights to see—all at the Safari Park!

Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo

When: February 4-5, 2023
Celebrate good fortune this Lunar New Year, a holiday recognized throughout many East and Southeast Asian countries. 2023 is the Year of the Rabbit, and those born during this zodiac year are known for being calm, agile, and prosperous.

Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

When: February 4-5, 2023
Join the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for Lunar New Year festivities. Discover fun activities for the whole family—where we hope you’ll leave feeling inspired by the conservation work you make possible and filled with good wishes for the future!

Valentine's Day

When: February 14, 2023
Enjoy that heart-pounding feeling of love as you two embark on an exciting romantic getaway to San Diego this Valentine's Day complete with sunsets, prix fixe dinners, spa specials and more.

Winter & Spring Gray Whale Watching

When: Thru April
Each year, more than 20,000 gray whales make a 10,000 mile round-trip journey from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. After spending time in warm Baja California waters so their young can grow strong, they make the journey north again in spring. The longest known distance any mammal migrates on an annual basis, it is truly an extraordinary spectacle to observe. With 70 miles of coastline directly in the migration path, San Diego is an ideal destination to see this impressive parade of gentle giants.

SeaWorld Mardi Gras

When: Through February 26, 2023
This New Orleans-style carnival event comes complete with live music, colorful costumes, and Mardi Gras-infused Creole and Cajun food favorites like hearty jambalaya, those ever-popular beignets, and much more.

More Awesome February Events

Taste of Barrio Logan

When: February 4, 2023
Come and experience the culture of Barrio Logan on a food, sips and beer crawl with an amazing fun mixer after party event at La Davina Restaurant and Bar.

40th Annual Chinese New Year Fair

When: February 4-5, 2023
The San Diego Chinese New Year Fair is a two-day event celebrating the Lunar New Year, showcasing exciting performances, Asian art and culture, an array of delicious Chinese and Asian food, and much more.

Coronado Valentine's 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run

When: February 5, 2023
The event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party, and will be a Match Making event this year!

Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K, & Costume Contest

When: February 12, 2023
The Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K and Costume Contest is a celebration of the greatest community in the most amazing town on the map.

San Diego Jewish Film Festival

When: February 15 - March 3, 2023
he festival annually showcases a selection of the best contemporary Jewish-related films in multiple genres and aims to educate and illuminate the diverse Jewish experience through evocative, independent narrative and documentary films. 

San Diego Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Celebration

When: February 17-21, 2023
Come celebrate Fat Tuesday at San Diego's Mardi Gras Club Celebration in your festive attire!

Rocket Con

When: February 18-19, 2023
San Diego Rocket Con is coming up on it's 4th Annual show, which is full of various vendors with all kinds of collectibles, comics, toys, and other items fans love!

Oceanside International Film Festival

When: February 21-25, 2023
Held every February, the Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened along the county’s North Coast region. It also gives attendees a chance for viewing local and international cinema at a locale in Southern California known for its rich history, beautiful beaches, and unique artistic community.

San Diego Bird Festival

When: February 22-26, 2023
We're celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which truly offer some of the best birding in the United States.

Mermaid Half Marathon

When: February 25, 2023
Mermaid returns to San Diego's Mission Bay for a scenic women's 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line.

San Diego FlingGolf Open

When: February 25, 2023
FlingGolf is in San Diego for the first stop of its WLF 2023 Tour. Everyone is welcome to play for a cash purse!

Sycamore Canyon Trail Races

When: February 25, 2023
The Sycamore Canyon Trail Races are run on a loop course in the beautiful Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve just east of San Diego.

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