February is jam-packed with fun events including Museum Month, a Guacamole Bowl, the San Diego Tater Tots & Beer Festival, and Mardi Gras festivities.
2.1-28 Museum Month
Explore more than 40 museums for half-price during San Diego Museum Month. Discount passes are available (beginning Feb. 1) at any of Macy’s 14 locations in San Diego, Temecula and Imperial Valley. Read more about the month-long event here.
Various museums, sandiegomuseumcouncil.org
2.4 San Diego Fermentation Festival
Learn about fermented foods, kombucha and beer at this outdoor community festival.
Waterfront Park, downtown, sandiegofermentationfestival.com
2.11 Cupid’s Undie Run
Strip down to your skivvies and run amok around the streets surrounding Liberty Station. Read more about the Valentine’s event here.
Liberty Station, cupidsundierun.org
2.11 Mardi Gras 5K, 10K and Half Marathon
Follow a course along Mission Bay with a costumed crowd sporting masks and beads.
Mission Bay, wiz-events.com
2.11-12 San Diego Chinese New Year Fair
Celebrate the year of the rooster at the Chinese New Year Fair, featuring dance, cultural performances and quintessential Chinese market street food.
Third Avenue and J Street, downtown, sdcny.weebly.com
2.12 Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K/5K/1 Mile Fun Run
Wear a bib that says “available,” “taken” or “it’s complicated” while running this matchmaking Valentine’s Day race.
Tidelands Park, Coronado, active.com
2.17-20 San Diego Comic Fest
Mingle with comic book fans, artists and creators at an event billed as “the friendly, intimate comic-con experience.”
Four Points by Sheraton, sdcomicfest.org
2.18 The Ultimate Wine Run
This 5K kicks off with a wine tasting followed by a run, more wine, a dance party, more wine and food trucks (and more wine).
NTC Park at Liberty Station, Point Loma, theultimatewinerun.com
2.18-19 Tribute to the Reggae Legends
The smoky sounds of Israel Vibration, The Roots Radics and many other reggae acts provide the musical backdrop for a celebration of the life, work and birthday of Bob Marley (born Feb. 6, 1945).
WorldBeat Cultural Center, Balboa Park, tributetothelegends.com
2.18 Guacamole Bowl
Grab a bag of tortilla chips, taste an array of guacamoles and vote for the winner of the coveted Guacamole Cup.
Balboa Park Club, Balboa Park, guacamolebowl.com
2.18 Monster Jam
High-octane action fills Petco Park as the world’s top Monster Truck drivers compete for cash, glory and adrenaline rushes.
Petco Park, East Village, mlb.com
2.18 San Diego Winter Brew Fest
Fill ’er up with beer samples from more than 30 California craft breweries as local bands fill the space with live music.
San Diego Hall of Champions, Balboa Park, sandiegobrewfest.com
2.18 EPIC Series Obstacle Challenge
Obstacles of epic proportions line a two-mile course for all levels of daredevils.
Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley, epicseriesocr.com
2.18 5K Paw Walk in the Garden
Tails wag during the one day each year when dogs are allowed into the San Diego Botanic Garden.
San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas, sdbgarden.org/pawwalk.htm
2.19 Wedding Party EXPO
The ultimate wedding expo showcases nuptial trends in cakes, dresses, DJs and more.
US Grant Hotel, downtown, sandiegoweddingparty.com
2.19 Jump Start Your Heart 5K
Run a 5K around Mission Bay and enjoy beers at the finish line to help raise money and awareness for The Children’s Heart Foundation.
Mission Bay Park, Mission Bay, jumpstartyourheartsd.com
2.19 Tantrums & Tiaras Battle of the Bar Queens
Novice drag queens from the Hillcrest hospitality scene compete in a hilarious pageant benefiting the San Diego LGBT Community Center.
The Observatory, North Park, tantrumstiaras.org
2.20 Deepak Chopra
The pioneer of integrative medicine and personal transformation will share insights from his latest book, You Are the Universe.
2.25 San Diego Tater Tots & Beer Festival
Tater tot, beer, repeat.
Balboa Park, tatertotfestival.com
2.28 San Diego Mardi Gras Parade and Celebration
Beads, booze and a boatload of Mardi Gras floats make this the biggest Fat Tuesday parade on the West Coast.
Gaslamp Quarter, sdmardigras.com