San Diego Events for February 2013

img 00001. CalendarFebruary is full of things to do throughout San Diego County. Check out the calendar of events and see what’s happening in your neighborhood.

February   8
Kettner   Nights in Little Italy North
Held on the second Friday of every month this event has become the place to   be for the arts and design crowds. Art-lovers and design patrons will enjoy   this neighborhood walk filled with art, design and antiques.
Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Little Italy, along Kettner Blvd., San Diego

February   3
Annual   Red Trolley Classic Criterium
Amateur and professional cyclists will compete at this popular, fast-paced   cycling event which takes place on a 7-mile looped course through the   neighborhood streets of Mira Mesa. Top finishers receive awards. See website   for registration information.
Time: 7:00 am – 5:15 pm
Location: Top Gun St., San Diego

February   8 – 10
Kearny   Mesa Lunar New Year Festival
The Lunar New Year Festival will include over 100 vendor booths, non-stop   live entertainment, traditional Lion Dance performances, and The Miss   Vietnamese Traditional Dress Pageant.
Time: Fri: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Sat/Sun: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Location: Kearny Mesa Park and Rec Center, 3170 Armstrong   St., San Diego

February   9
Mermaid   San Diego 5K & 10K & Half Marathon
This event is an all women’s 5K and 10K run/walk & half-marathon that   travels along the shoreline of East Mission Bay and on the roadway around   Fiesta Island. See website for admission fees.
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Tecolote Shores, Mission Bay, San Diego

February   9
10th   Annual Little Italy Carnevale
This Venetian masquerade event in Little Italy mirrors the one held in   Venice, Italy, as the celebration before lent. People will be dressed in   traditional Venetian Carnevale attire. Entertainment includes music,   stilt-walkers, jugglers, and more. This is a free event.
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: Little Italy, India Street between Hawthorn and   Cedar, San Diego

February   9
21st   Annual San Diego Brazil Carnival
Have the time of your life at the best Brazilian Carnival on the West Coast.   This spectacular Brazilian Mardi Gras Ball will feature pulsating Samba   beats, Samba dancers, Capoeira performances, and nonstop Brazilian music. See   website for admission information.
Time: 9:00 pm – 1:30 am
Location: San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, 1450 El   Prado, San Diego

February   9
For   the Love of Chocolate & SweetArt Festival
This is the 3rd Annual “For the Love of Chocolate” chocolate festival that   will take place in Downtown Escondido. Enjoy the best of the downtown shops   and spas while sampling locally brewed beer and wines, paired with San   Diego’s finest chocolatiers.
Time: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Downtown Escondido, Grand Ave., Escondido

February   10
Puppy   Love 5k Run/Walk Fundraiser
The programs at the Helen Woodward Animal Center find homes for orphaned   pets, connect therapy animals with people in need, and celebrate the   human-animal bond. The Puppy Love 5K Run/ Walk is a chance for people to get   involved, make an impact and have a blast.
Time: 7:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: along Hwy 101, Solana Beach

February   12
Mardi   Gras 2013 Gaslamp Quarter
Masked revelry in the streets of Downtown San Diego! There will be   entertainment on multiple stages, a masquerade parade, International DJ   talent, themed areas, and beads–beads–beads! Refer website for admission   information.
Time: 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Gaslamp Quarter, Downtown San Diego

February   12
Hillcrest   Mardi Gras 2013
Dress up in colorful attire, lots of beads, and party down! Dance in the   streets, mingle, drink beer and enjoy games, rides, and more. Refer to   website for admission information.
Time: 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: University Ave. and 3rd Ave., Hillcrest

February   15 – 17
8th   Annual San Diego Lunar New Year Tet Festival
This is a Vietnamese cultural festival promoting homeland traditions. To   celebrate the Lunar New Year, there will be live entertainment, food booths,   merchandise, carnival rides, Miss Vietnam of San Diego, and more. This is a   free event.
Time: Refer to website for specific times
Location: Mira Mesa Community Park, 8575 New Salem St., Mira   Mesa

February   16 – 17
31st   Annual Chinese New Year Food & Cultural Fair
This Chinese Lunar New Year celebration is the Year of the Snake! Celebrate   cultural traditions and community diversity. Sample Asian cuisine, lion   dancing, dragon and lantern parade, martial arts, cultural music and dances,   Asian Story Theater, children’s arts and crafts, and more! This is a free   event.
Time: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location: 3rd Ave. and J St., Downtown San Diego

February   17
Coronado   Valentine’s Day 10K
Spend the weekend or the day with your family or Valentine and enjoy this   exciting event. The flat and fast course is perfect for the casual runner or   couple who are looking for a fun event or for the serious racer who is   looking for the perfect course for a 10K. Refer to website for registration   information.
Time: Race starts at 8:00 am
Location: Tidelands Park, Coronado

February   23
10th   Annual Guacamole Bowl Cook-Off Contest
Teams will come together and use their own guacamole recipes that will be   entered into a contest for the best tasting concoction. Go hungry and vote   for your favorite!
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Balboa Park Club, 2150 Pan American Rd. West, San   Diego

February   23
K9   Cancer Walk – San Diego
Help find a cure for canine cancer. All dog lovers are invited to walk with their   dogs to celebrate the life of their canine best friend or to walk in memory   of dogs that have lost their battle with canine cancer. There will be an expo   area of dog related vendors and a celebration after the walk. All the   proceeds benefit the Morris Animal Foundation.
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Walnut Grove Park, 1950 Sycamore Drive, San Marcos

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