Monday, January 29, 2018 / by Sean Zanganeh
Curie’s 33rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
One of the largest holiday craft fairs in San Diego, drawing thousands of visitors, and is extremely popular with crafters statewide. Each year the fair generally has entertainment for the whole family including over 100 booths of handmade art and craft items, a kid’s corner, bake sale, food booths, silent auction baskets, and an opportunity drawing. Free parking.
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Marie Curie Elementary School, 4080 Governor Dr.
For more information call 858-643-9720 or visit www.curiepta.org
FAAN Walk for Food Allergies
More than 12 million Americans suffer from food allergies. Anaphylaxis is a severe and potentially fatal allergic reaction to particular foods. Proceeds from this walk will bring awareness and provide education and advance research on behalf of persons affected by food allergies and anaphylaxis.
Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Location: East Mission Bay – De Anza Cove, 3000 East Mission Bay Dr.
For more information visit www.foodallergywalk.org
24th Annual Toys for Tots Motorcycle Benefit Ride
Staging area for Toys for Tots ride will depart the Oceanside Harbor parking lot and end at Casino Pauma. All motorcycles welcome. Bring $10 ($5 active military with ID) and a new unwrapped toy. Lunch will be provided by Casino Pauma. Oceanside Police escorted ride departs at 11:30 am.
The ride benefits Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Oceanside Harbor Parking Lot #1
For more information visit www.gwrra-ca1n.net
Bike The Coast – Taste the Coast
A non-competitive bike ride that begins at the Oceanside Pier and travels down along the Pacific Ocean coastline and into the rustic north county of San Diego and then back to the Oceanside Pier. Choose from a 7-mile ride, or a 25-mile ride.
Time: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm / Expo opens at 9:30
Location: Oceanside Pier, Oceanside
For more information visit www.bike-the-coast.com
Escondido Renaissance Faire
The age of chivalry will be recreated among the wonders of nature in an idealic setting. Travel back to the 16th century and the glories of the reign of Elizabeth the First. Activities usually include battle pageants, music in the streets, jugglers and hundreds of costumed re-enactors performing in this giant outdoor play. There is an admission fee, which covers all entertainment.
Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Felicita County Park, 742 Clarence Lane, Escondido
For more information call 805-496-6036
Carlsbad Village Street Faire
The largest one-day street fair in California. A non-profit event to benefit the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce with over 900 vendors, international food, kids rides, pancake breakfast, and a stage of live music with a beer garden.
Time: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Village of Carlsbad – Downtown Carlsbad
For more information call 760-945-9288
16th Annual Komen San Diego Race for the Cure
Proceeds from this 5K run/walk will fund breast cancer education, screenings, and treatment programs in San Diego County as well as national research for the prevention of breast cancer. Includes post-event activities at the park.
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Balboa Park, 6th Avenue & Palm Street
For more information visit www.komensandiego.org
11th Annual Gaslamp Fall Back Festival
Children’s Cultural & Historic Street Faire. Learn about the history of San Diego and enjoy pony rides, hay rides, a Wild West shootout, pan for gold, and two stages of live entertainment.
Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 4th & Island Avenues
For more information visit www.gaslampquarter.org
33rd Annual Dixon Lake Trout Derby
A fun-filled event for anglers of all ages with many ways to win great prizes. The only cost to enter the derby is that each fisherman must purchase a daily permit, normally required to fish the lake anyway. Permits: $7 adults, $5 seniors over 60, and $5 for kids under 16.
Time: 6:00 am – 4:45 pm
Location: Dixon Lake, 1700 North La Honda Dr., Escondido
For more information visit www.escondido.org
9th Annual Veteran’s Day Parade
This parade is held in admiration of veterans of past wars and to give a salute of recognition and honor to our military men and women of today who strive to keep our country safe.
Time: Parade begins at 11:00 am
Location: Downtown San Diego, Cedar St. & Pacific Hwy.
For more information www.sdvetparade.org
Head to Toe Women’s Expo
An extraordinary event – products and services appealing to women, such as apparel, jewelry, handbags, makeup and skin-care products; spa services, health & fitness and much more. Complimentary wine tasting, and even a 5k run/walk!
Time: Fri & Sat 10:00 am – 5:00 pm / Sat 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd.
For more information visit www.headtotoewomensexpo.com
8th Annual San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival
This is Southern California’s largest wine and culinary event with 170 world-class wineries and spirit producers, 70 of San Diego’s top chefs, celebrity chefs, cooking & wine tasting classes, big bottle auction, continuious food and wine tastings – over 800 wines and much more! See website for ticketing and additional information.
Time: Refer to website for schedule
Location: Embarcadero Marina Park North, 500 Kettner Blvd., San Diego
For more information visit www.worldofwineevents.com
65th Annual Mother Goose Parade
The Mother Goose Parade is the largest, single-day event in San Diego County and one of the biggest parades of its kind in the United States. Generally there are over 100 entries featuring clowns, floats, bands, equestrians, giant balloons, and Santa Claus.
Time: 10:00 am
Location: Magnolia Ave., Main Street, El Cajon
For more information visit www.mothergooseparade.org
Encinitas Street Faire & Fall Festival
400 unique booths featuring arts & crafts, antiques, clothing, items from around the world, and more. The Fall Faire Festival also offers children’s rides, and two stages of live entertainment for everyone.
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
For more information visit www.kennedyfaires.com/encinitas/
San Diego Thanksgiving Dixieland Jazz Festival
The 32nd annual celebration of Dixieland Jazz featuring bands from all over the US. The festival bands represent a wide variety of traditional jazz, Dixieland and swing styles. Refer to website for more information and admission prices.
Time: Wed & Thurs 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm / Fri. 10:00 am – 11:00 pm / Sat 9:00 am – 11:00 pm / Sun 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: Town & Country Hotel and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, Mission Valley
For more information visit www.dixielandjazzfestival.org/festival.html
Father Joe’s Thanksgiving Day 5k
Proceeds from this 5K event will help provide basic provisions for underprivileged persons through the St. Vincent De Paul Village.
Time: 8:00 am
Location: Archway at the Museum of Man, Balboa Park
For more information visit www.thanksgivingrun.org
November 24-January 1
Holiday of Lights – Del Mar Fairgrounds
Drive around the Del Mar Racetrack and view more than 400 spectacular lighted scenes from the comfort of your car. Open every night including holidays.
Time: Sun – Thurs 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm / Fri & Sat 5:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar
For more information visit www.holidayoflights.com
Surfin’ Santa at Seaport Village
Santa will arrive via a pirate ship and head to shore for a variety of holiday festivities. Holiday music and live entertainment, tempting treats, face painting, fanciful balloon sculptures and the Seaport Village Historic Carousel add to the excitement.
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Seaport Village, 849 Harbor Dr. San Diego
For more information visit www.seaportvillage.com