If you thought January was a blast, wait 'till you see the events for the month of Love! This February, prepare something special for your loved ones. 

Here is a list of events for you to choose from this month:

Circus Vargas presents Steam Cirque   

When: Feb. 2-13


Where: Mission Bay Park

Goggles, gears, and gadgets set the stage for 2017’s retro-futuristic production, Steam Cirque! Meet and mingle with the entire cast after each performance. Capture the fun by posing for pics or selfies with your favorite cast members, all part of an unforgettable Circus Vargas experience!

See website for schedule. / Mission Bay Park/(877) 468-3861 /

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Love Your Wetlands Day   

When : Feb. 4 

Time: 9am-4pm

Where: 2055 Pacific Beach Drive, San Diego

The Kendall-Frost/Northern Wildlife Reserve in the northeast corner of Mission Bay Park is the only remaining saltwater wetland in Mission Bay and is normally closed to the public due to its fragile nature. This annual event is one of the few opportunities for the public to actually visit the wetland.

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San Diego Fermentation Festival   

When: Feb. 4

Time: 10am-5pm

Where: Waterfront Park San Diego: 1600 Pacific Highway

Celebrating Food, Culture, Knowledge, and Community. Features a Makers Marketplace showcasing the southern California bounty of artisanal food makers and brewers, an Ambrosia Garden (21+) featuring fermented adult beverages such as mead, beer, kombucha and wine, workshops and presentations, Wellness Pavilion with yoga classes, live music, and entertainment.

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Come From Away Gala   

When: Feb. 4

Time: 5pm

Where: La Jolla Playhouse: 2910 La Jolla Village Dr.

This event will feature a cocktail reception with COME FROM AWAY creators David Hein and Irene Sankoff, as a celebration of Artistic Director Christopher Ashley’s 10th Anniversary at La Jolla Playhouse and the 70th Anniversary of the Playhouse’s founding, as well as a special concert performance of La Jolla Playhouse’s world-premiere musical with Broadway-bound cast!

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Mitchell Thorp Foundation 5K Walk/Run   

When: Feb. 4 

Time: 8:30am-2pm

Where: Poinsettia Park, Carlsbad

Warrior Spirit 5K Run/Walk for children battling life-threatening illnesses. Warrior Team Trophy to the largest team, great prizes for top individual and team fund raiser, Best Warrior or Super Hero get up and more. Kids timed obstacle course.

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St. Rose of Lima 5k   

When: Feb. 4

Time: 8am-12pm 

Where:  Rohr Park: 4548 Sweetwater Road, Bonita

In the spirit of building community, nurturing family time, promoting good health and celebrating community.

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Lake Poway Youth Fishing Derby   

When: Feb. 4

Time: 6am-12pm 

Where: Lake Poway

Fishing, prizes, entertainment, games, casting contest, a free barbecue lunch and more! Freshly stocked with 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout, the lake will be open only to ages 15 and younger.

image source: Poway.org

San Diego Miniatures Show & Sale   

When: Feb. 4-5

Time: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-4pm

Where: Al Bahr Shrine Center: 5440 Kearny Mesa, San Diego

Exhibits, sales and classes designed for crafters, artists and collectors of dollhouse size miniatures. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced miniaturist, you’re sure to find something that suits your fancy with our two floors of quarter, half-inch and one-inch scale miniatures.

image source: SD Miniature Show.com

Cardiff Kook 5K/10K Run   

When: Feb. 5

Time: 7:30am 

Where: 505 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas

The scenic loop starts and finishes under the famous “Encinitas” sign, passes by the Cardiff Kook statue on Coast HWY 101, rises above some of the most popular surf breaks in San Diego and then make its way down to Cardiff State Beach.

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Super Bowl 51

When: Feb. 5 

Time: 3:30 pm


Watch the 51st Super Bowl game Sunday, Feb. 5 on FOX ~ 3:30 pm kickoff. Even if you don't like football, the commercials are worth it. Still can't convince you to watch? It's a great time to shop in the empty stores or walk the beaches!

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El Cajon Citizen of the Year Luncheon   

When: Feb. 7

Time: 12-2:30pm 

Where: Elks Lodge 1812: 1400 East Washington, El Cajon

Please join us in this celebration of community service by making your nomination and honoring all those who serve our City.

image source:  East County Chamber.com

San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society Winter Show and Sale   

When: Feb. 11

Time: 10am-4pm 

Where: Casa del Prado, Balboa Park: Park Avenue

Over 40 vendors from all over Southern Cal and Ariz, and show plants to wow you highlighting winter growers.  Members may show early from 9 to 10 (memberships sold at the door for $15). Thousands attend so come early and bring some boxes for your purchases - we provide a limited amount.

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Sandbag Give-A-Way Event  

When: Feb. 11

Time: 8:30am-2pm 

Where: Public Works Facility: 160 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas

Residents must provide photo identification and show proof of residency. A water bill or electric bill is acceptable, which shows the customers address. 10 sandbags will be given for each address/property (while supply lasts). Residents must self-load and transport the sandbags.

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For the Love of Chocolate 

When: Feb. 11 

Time: 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: Downtown Escondido.

Indulge in the sweetest mix of chocolate and unique art at Escondido’s Chocolate Festival.

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Chinese New Year Food 

When: Feb. 11 & Feb. 12 

Time:10 am - 5 pm

Where: Third Ave & J St. & Cultural Fair

This two-day event, sponsored by over 25 organizations, is an annual cultural outreach program as well as a fundraising event to benefit the year-round cultural programs and charitable services provided to the community by the San Diego Chinese Center.

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Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo   

When: Feb. 11-12

Time: Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm 

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Sample and purchase hundreds of products, meet with local and national brands, receive coupons, and attend informative presentations by top-notch speakers. While all products at the Expo are gluten free, many are also free of the top 8 allergens. There is also a dedicated nut-free section.

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Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1 Mile Fun Run  

When:  Feb. 12


Where: Tidelands Park: 2000 Mullinex Drive

In its 7th year, the event has earned a great reputation for its attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party at Tidelands Park & McP’s.

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East County Honors Awards Gala   

When: Feb. 16

Time: 6-9:30pm 

Where: MCAS Miramar Commissioned Officer’s Club: 4472 Anderson Ave., San Diego

Honors businesses and individuals for their accomplishments and recognizes the tremendous and lasting impact they’ve made on our community. Serves as a fundraiser, raising money to fund community programs and services supported by the Chamber throughout the year.

image source: East County Chamber.org

5K Paw Walk in the Garden   

When: Feb. 18

Time: 9am-1pm 

Where: San Diego Botanic Garden: 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas

The San Diego Botanic Garden is teaming up with the Rancho Coastal Humane Society for our fifth annual “5K Paw Walk in the Garden.” Both organizations will be benefiting from this event. Participants will follow a 5K walk through the 37-acre garden with their dog(s) in tow.

image source: SB Garden.org

Winter Brew Fest 

When: Feb. 18 

Time: 7 pm - 10 pm

Where: San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park

The San Diego Winter Brew Fest will celebrate craft beverages from around California and beyond and features live local music, food, and other vendors. This event benefits Outdoor Outreach and the San Diego Mountain Biking Association.

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California Open Wildlife Art Festival

When: Feb. 18 - Feb. 19 

Time: 9:30 am - 4 pm

Where: Liberty Station—NTC Promenade, Corky McMillin Event Center.

This art show will feature over 150 artists and carvers from the United States, Canada and Japan, who will compete for awards and exhibit their work.

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San Diego Pet Expo

When: Feb. 18 & Feb. 19 

Time: Sat: 10 am - 5 pm & Sun: 11 am - 4 pm

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds.

Tons of exhibitors, fabulous prize giveaways and fun for both two legged and four legged participants. Dozens of rescue organizations on hand, entertainment and much more.

image source:  San Diego Union Tribune.com

New Earth Expo 

When: Feb. 19 

Time: 10 am - 6 pm

Where:  Mission Valley Resort.

Shop for holistic and metaphysical gifts, products, services including psychic readings, massages, aromatherapy, gemstones, jewelry, crystals, more. Presentations by psychics and healers.

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East County Career Expo   

When: Feb. 22

Time: 9:30am-1:30pm  

Where: Cuyamaca College Student Center: 900 Rancho San Diego Parkway, El Cajon

Sponsored for Cuyamaca College and East County Career Center. OPEN TO ALL JOB SEEKERS!

image source:  Cuyamaca.edu

Salute to Local Heroes and Installation Dinner  

When: Feb. 22

Time: 5-8:30pm 

Where: Town & Country Resort Hotel: 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego

Join us as we entertain you through this popular evening to celebrate our local heroes from the La Mesa Police Department, Fire Department, paramedics, and our Retired Volunteers of the La Mesa Police Department.

image source: La Mesa Chamber.net

Escondido State of the City Address   

When: Feb. 22


Where: Conference Center of the California Center for the Arts, Escondido

Escondido’s Annual State of the City Address by Mayor Sam Abed.

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Enlisted Recognition Reception  

When: Feb. 23

Time: 6-8pm 

Where: Veterans Association of North County (VANC): 1617 Mission Ave., Oceanside

The Oceanside Chamber’s Military Affairs Committee created the Enlisted Recognition Program in 2001 as a way for the business community to recognize the excellence of the local enlisted personnel. This event is open to the public and will feature delicious hors d’oeuvres and an evening of celebration as we recognize Marines and Sailors who have been identified by their respective commands as  top performers and contributors.

image source:  Oceanside Chamber.com

Go Red For Women Luncheon  

When:  Feb. 24

Time: 10am 

Where: Fairmont Grand Del Mar: 5300 Grand Del Mar Ct., San Diego

The Go Red For Women Luncheon celebrates all the wonderful work the American Heart Association does to fight against heart disease and stroke.

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Big 3 Auto Parts Exchange 

When: Feb. 24 - Feb. 26 

Time: Fri: 12-4, Sat: 8-4, Sun: 8-12

Where: Qualcomm Stadium

The car event is held annually and has grown to be the largest old car event held in the San Diego area.

image source:  San Diego Coast Life.com

City of Champions Celebration   

When: Feb. 25

Time: 9am-2pm 

Where: Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center: 2800 Olympic Parkway

The City of Chula Vista is joining together with Elite Athlete Services to celebrate the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVTC) to celebrate the athletic, academic, arts and other accomplishments of people who live, work, play, study and excel in Chula Vista.

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Randy Jones Run/Walk 

When: Feb. 25


Where: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay

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Run to the Max 

When: Feb. 25

 Time: 8 am - 11 am

Where: Morley Field Trails—2221 Morley Field Dr

This is a kid-friendly event to benefit Rady Children’s Hospital. 5k & 1 M fun run with activities for the whole family. There will be live music, face painting and kids' activities, an Expo with vendors and a drawing with great prizes.

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Silver Bay Kennel Club Dog Show 

When: Feb. 25 - Feb. 26 

Time: Various

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds.

The Silver Bay Kennel Club dog show is one of the largest in the United States. A dog agility competition will be part of the competition. Members of the public who would like to see that can take a tram to the competition location.

image source:  Times of San Diego.com

Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium  

When: Feb. 26

Time: 2:30-4:30pm

Where: False Point

Learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place. Trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and how to protect and preserve these natural wonders. Pre-registration is required.

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VVBA Casino Night  

When: Feb. 26

Time: 6-9pm 

Where: Cinepolis: 25 Main Street, Vista

The Vista Village Business Association presents Casino Night at the Movies: A red carpet event. Black Jack, Craps, Poker, Roulette, Silent Auction, Craft Beer & Wine. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Vista Art Foundation. $75.

image source: The Vista Press.com

San Marcos State of the City Address

When: Feb. 28

Time: 11am-1:30pm 

Where: California State University San Marcos, University Student Union Ballroom

Mayor Jim Desmond’s annual State of the City Address is a focal point of the annual luncheon during which Mayor Desmond will detail City of San Marcos 2016 accomplishments and future goals for the City.

image source: San Marcos Chamber.com

San Diego Mardi Gras Parade & Celebration

 When: Feb. 28 

Time: 5 pm- Midnight

Where: The Gaslamp Quarter

The festival includes a spectacular parade on Fifth Avenue and a fabulous block party featuring many of the top DJ’s in the industry. Enjoy tasty treats, cold beverages, and beads, beads, beads.

image source: All About Mardi Gras.com

San Diego Museum Month 

When: Feb. 1 - Feb 28 

Time: Times vary

Where: Various.

Throughout February, San Diego visitors can experience the region's rich cultural offerings at halfprice during San Diego Museum Month. Guests can participate by picking up a free San Diego Museum Month Pass at participating Macy's locations; with the pass, they can receive half-price admission for up to four guests per visit at 40 of San Diego's museums, cultural attractions, and historical sites. 

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