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Top January Events

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Experience endless blue skies, expansive beaches, exciting outdoor adventures and these awesome events in San Diego this January.

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

Featured January Events

SeaWorld Inside Look

When: January 8-30, 2022
This unique event will take you behind the scenes and give you an inside look into what it takes to maintain a premier zoological institution like SeaWorld San Diego.

Farmers Insurance Open

When: January 26-29, 2022
Come to enjoy everything San Diego has to offer! The ocean views, the world-class competition, and fan attractions including, The Michelob ULTRA Zone, Fan Village, autograph areas, a variety of locally themed concession stands and much 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.

More Awesome January Events

Skating by the Sea

When: Thru January 2, 2022
The landmark Hotel del Coronado offers a unique Southern California experience with Skating by the Sea, an outdoor ice-skating rink adjacent to Coronado Beach and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. During the holidays, the resort's famous Windsor Lawn is transformed into a seaside skating rink offering skating sessions daily.

soundON Festival of Modern Music

When: January 6-8, 2022
The soundON Festival of Modern Music brings together an international roster of composers and performers to present a three-day exploration of contemporary chamber music.

San Diego Brew Fest

When: January 8, 2022
Promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego's most popular food trucks.

Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station

When: Thru January 9, 2022
Glide gracefully across the ice surrounded by history at Rady Children's Ice Rink at Liberty Station. 

Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink

When: Thru January 9, 2022
Lace up your skates and take in the holiday splendor as you relive a cherished piece of your childhood or take your very first spin at the Viejas Ice Rink!

Poway Winter Festival

When: January 10-12, 2022
Whether you're building a snowman, sledding down the snow hill, roasting marshmallows by the campfire, making silly faces in our free photo booth, or taking a spin around the synthetic skate rink, there is bound to be something for everyone!

Borrego Springs Film Festival

When: January 13-17, 2022
One huge theater, one big screen, and endless community enthusiasm, it's a winning combo. The Borrego Springs Film Festival is a young and popular Southern California juried film festival in the categories of narrative, documentary, animation, latino, and short films.

Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California

When: January 15, 2022
LEGOLAND® California is host to this special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors open to the public, they're opened for us to enjoy the sights and sounds of LEGOLAND®!

Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon

When: January 16, 2022
The Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

When: January 17, 2022
Worldbeat Cultural Center, located in Balboa Park, is celebrating the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr with a family festival. With live music, dancing, vegan food, an outdoor cultural arts & craft vendors marketplace, and more.  

San Diego Resolution Run 5K / 10K / Half Marathon

When: January 22, 2022
Walk, run, skip, crawl - just get out here! Whether this is your first race or you're a trained running professional, there's something for every level!

San Diego Black Film Festival

When: January 26-30, 2022
The festival will screen over 100 films each year: Comedy, Drama, Documentaries, Animation, GLBT, Horror, Religious, Foreign/African Diaspora, Shorts, Feature Films and music videos.

San Diego Lunar New Year Festival

When: January 28-30, 2022
Celebrate this new year with us in a festive environment with dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, food, and more!

 

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