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Things to do in February

February is jam-packed with fun events including Museum Month, a Guacamole Bowl, the San Diego Tater Tots & Beer Festival, and Mardi Gras festivities.

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,

The San Diego Natural History Museum (Courtesy photo)


2.4 San Diego Fermentation Festival

Learn about fermented foods, kombucha and beer at this outdoor community festival.

Waterfront Park, downtown,

San Diego Fermentation Festival. (Courtesy of the Fermenters Club)


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,

Cupid’s Undie Run (


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,

Mardi Gras 5k/10k and half marathon. (Courtesy photo)


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,

San Diego Chinese New Year Festival. (Courtesy photo)


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,

Coronado Valentine’s Day 5k/10k and fun run. (Courtesy photo)

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,

San Diego Comic Fest. (Courtesy photo)


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,



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,


The World Beat Cultural Center will host Tribute to the Reggae Legends. (Peggy Peattie/Union-Tribune)


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,

Guacamole Bow. (Courtesy photo)


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,

Metal Mulisha at Monster Jam at Petco Park. (Feld Entertainment)


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,

San Diego Winter Brew Fest. (Jared Gase)


2.18 EPIC Series Obstacle Challenge

Obstacles of epic proportions line a two-mile course for all levels of daredevils.

Qualcomm Stadium, Mission Valley,

Epic Series Obstacle Challenge. (Courtesy photo)


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,

5K Paw Walk in the Garden. (Courtesy Rancho Coastal Humane Society)


2.19 Wedding Party EXPO

The ultimate wedding expo showcases nuptial trends in cakes, dresses, DJs and more.

US Grant Hotel, downtown,


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,

Jump Start Your Heart 5K Run/Walk to benefit The Children’s Heart Foundation. (K.C. Alfred/Union-Tribune)


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,

Tantrums & Tiaras Battle of the Bar Queens. (Photo courtesy of


2.20 Deepak Chopra

The pioneer of integrative medicine and personal transformation will share insights from his latest book, You Are the Universe.

Deepak Chopra. (Peggy Peattie/Union-Tribune)


2.25 San Diego Tater Tots & Beer Festival

Tater tot, beer, repeat.

Balboa Park,

Tater Tots & Beer Festival (Courtesy photo)


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,

Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras parade. (File photo)

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