2.1-29: San Diego Museum Month
It being a Leap Year means 2016 offers an extra day to enjoy half- priced admission at any of the 45 local museums. Free Museum Month passes are available at all 14 San Diego-area Macy’s stores.
2.4-14: San Diego Jewish Film Festival
Five Local Movie Theatres
Catch 60 Jewish-themed contemporary films, documentaries and shorts screening nightly at five local theatres.
2.5-6: Cirque Zi?va
Harrah’s Resort Socal, Valley Center
The Golden Dragon Acrobats perform daring, body-bending stunts while demonstrating a centuries-old Chinese art form.
2.6: Gaslamp Quarter Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration
Several Blocks of the Gaslamp
Celebrate Fat Tuesday (on a Saturday) with hip-hop quintet Bone Thugs-n-Harmony and 40,000 revelers watching a parade in the streets of the Gaslamp at one of the west coast’s largest Mardi Gras festivals.
2.8: Dancing with the Stars Live!
Balboa Theatre, Downtown
Professional dancers from ABC’s hit show turn their rumbas and other popular routines into a 90-minute performance hitting the stage in 43 North American cities.
2.11-21: Circus Vargas
Del Mar Fairgrounds
Aerialists, acrobats and creepy clowns entertain crowds beneath the Big Top at the Del Mar Fairgrounds (and later at Mission Bay Park: 2/25-3/7).
2.12, 19: Harlem Globetrotters
Valley View Casino Center, Point Loma
Now on its 90-year anniversary tour, the world-famous traveling basketball troupe demonstrates its superior and comedic ball- handling skills during two family-friendly shows in Point Loma.
2.13-15: Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival
Worldbeat Center, Balboa Park and Observatory North Park
Spend President’s Day weekend in a ganja haze, chillin’ in Balboa Park while a couple dozen reggae artists perform, mon.
2.13: Insane Inflatable 5k
Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Vista
Run, bounce and slide through this 5K course laden with larger-than- life inflatable obstacles including Big Balls, Waverunner and The Mad House.
2.13-14: San Diego Pet Expo
Del Mar Fairgrounds
In addition to pet adoptions and agility demonstrations, this one-stop-shop promises everything your four- legged friends may need: discounted vaccinations, microchipping, free nail trims and more.
2.14: Jump Start Your Heart 5K
Mission Bay Park
Complete this seaside 3.1-mile course for the view, the beer garden at the finish line and to help raise money for the Children’s Heart Foundation.
2.14: Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K
Tidelands Park, Coronado
Doubling as a matchmaking event, this 10K invites runners to sport bibs that say “Available,” “It’s Complicated” or “I’m Taken.”
2.20: Cupid’s Undie Run
Moonshine Flats, Downtown
Strip down to your skivvies for a one-ish-mile run in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation, with pre- and post-race celebrations to be held at Moonshine Flats.
2.20: Color Vibe 5K
Rohr Park, Bonita
Taste the nontoxic, non-flammable, biodegradable colors of the rainbow as you’re blasted with neon-hue-tinted cornstarch during this 5K dash.
2.26-27: Chocolate Decadence & Wine Festival
Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula
Sample hundreds of wines, spirits, artisan foods and chocolate confections created by Pechanga’s acclaimed pastry chef Jean-Jacques Granet at this sixth annual affair.
2.22-28: San Diego Theatre Week
Venues Throughout San Diego County
More than 30 local theatres (performing arts, music and comedy) offer ticket and concession discounts during this inaugural weeklong event.