Don’t miss out on all these activities this month. Along with other exciting events happening, Valentine's Day is considered to be one of the most romantic days of the year, and San Diego is one of the dreamiest places in the  U.S. to celebrate it. Love is definitely in the air 24/7! 

To get you started with your planning,  The Biszantz Connection brings you a few options to celebrate this month of romance and other events.

Escondido Certified Farmer's Market

When: Ongoing indefinitely, Tuesdays, 2:30pm-6pm

Where: The 200 block of N. Juniper Street and E. Grand Avenu

Join over 50 vendors selling their locally grown fruits, vegetables, and other produce, meats and fishes, freshly baked bread, salsa, and more on a day at the park along with other people and enjoy listening to local musicians. 

Custom Wall Art 

When: Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: Mint Studio, 5965 Village Way, San Diego, 92130

Create your own design and choose the colors to match your home decor. 

Healthier Living with Chronic Condition

When: Ongoing until Wednesday, February 14, 2018,12:30pm-3pm

Where: Oceanside Silvercrest Residence, 3839 Lake Boulevard, Oceanside, 92056

Cost: Free

This interactive workshop is a free workshop for people dealing chronic conditions. Classes are offered once a week for six consecutive weeks all over the County of San Diego. For more information, call 858-495-5500.

Many Pieces Creating a Whole

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Schulman Auditorium at Carlsbad City Library, 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, 92009

Cost: $20

Age limit: 18+

With the goal in mind to inspire and empower people to step fully into their lives even when dealing with a challenging situation. See and feel Diane's journey through trauma and challenge to joy. Written and performed by nationally known sound healer, Diane Mandle and directed by Nicole Cantalupo.

Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo

When: Saturday and Sunday, February 10-11, 2018, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014

Take care of your health and enjoy gluten-free products at the expo. Many are also free from nuts and the top eight allergens. Know what your body needs and be sure to read labels before consuming or purchasing products.

Fruit Tree Pruning & Food Forest Basics

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard, Del Mar, 92014

Age limit: 18+

Learn about General pruning basics, Proper pruning for deciduous (winter dormant) species, Hands-on pruning opportunity, Why fruit trees are the bones of a food forest, Food forest basics.

Escondido Chocolate Festival- For the Love of Chocolate!

When: Feb 10, 2018, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Escondido

Age limit: 18+

Tag along your sweet buddy or your sweet tooth alone as you stroll to beautiful Downtown Escondido to enjoy the “For The Love of Chocolate” Escondido Chocolate Festival. Various designated restaurants, shops, and spas await you while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beers.

Brewbies Fest 

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Bagby Beer Co., 601 South Coast Highway, Oceanside, 92054

Age limit: 21+

Join the 9th annual festival and enjoy your options for unique beers and signature pink beers. 100% of the proceeds from Brewbies to the Keep a Breast Foundation

OB Mardi Gras Party

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018, 4 p.m.

Where: Winstons Beach Club, 1921 Bacon Street, San Diego, 92107

Age limit: 21+

Celebrate this night with The Bayou Brothers, Burlesque Queens Nina Bel Vande, Eva Mae Garnet & Ginger N. Whiskey. This Ocean Beach's inaugural Mardi Gras is presented by Gator by the Bay. Also, enjoy complimentary food, and drinks and NOLA themed artwork by Lynne Bolton.

Valentines Day Romance Coastal Cruise

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Oceanside Adventures Luxury Cruises

Age Limit:  21+

Sail with your special someone aboard the 50', 45 passengers beautifully equipped, one level, fast catamaran. It offers optimal viewing of the beautiful coastline, with both covered and open areas as well as seating throughout.  This special cruise comes with champagne and chocolates.

Valentine's Day at The Shores Restaurant

When: Feb 14, 2018 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where: The Shores Restaurant-La Jolla Shores Hotel

                 8110 Camino Del Oro La Jolla, CA 92037

Have an intimate conversation over a romantic four-course dinner with your the one. For starters will be Hawaiian Oyster Rockefeller you can then choose from main courses including Cajun Spiced Diver Scallops, Center Cut Filet Mignon and Rack of Lamb.

Sewing For a Cause

When: Ongoing until Tuesday, May 29, 2018, Tuesdays, 6:30pm-8:30 pm

Where: Georgina Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive, Carlsbad, 92008

Cost: Free

Learn all about sewing even for first-timers. It's time to learn about the parts of the machine and its operation, different types of stitches and sewing things together. Create quilts to donate to the Trauma Intervention Program, a volunteer group that partners with first responders in North County. This event allows a maximum 20 participants from Sixth grade through adult. 

Camp for Kids

When: Friday, February 16, 2018, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where:  Helen Woodward Animal Center, 6461 El Apajo Road, Rancho Santa Fe, 92067

Trying to find something your kids might enjoy? Let them experience hands-on animal encounters, make crafts, and play games! Sign up for each day or come to just one. Info: [email protected]

I Love You Because

When: Ongoing from Friday, February 2 until Sunday, February 25, 2018

Sundays, 2pm-4pm

Thursdays, 8pm-10pm

Fridays, 8pm-10pm

Saturdays, 8pm-10pm

Where: Ocean Beach Playhouse, 4944 Newport Avenue, San Diego, 92107

Cost: $28 - $38 | Get tickets

Do you like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice? Then you will love OB Playhouse's version with a  musical twist! Justin Tuazon directs, with musical direction by Michelle Gray.

Surfrider Cleanup Meet-up

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9 a.m.

Where: Moonlight Beach, 200 B Street, Encinitas, 92024

Get ready with your most comfortable attire, closed-toes shoes, and sunscreen. Join the Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and San Diego Coastkeeper coordinate cleanups on the third Saturday of the month at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. All you have to do is show up and meet the group on the sand by the beach stand and showers/restrooms.

Taste of Opera: Storytelling, Magic Realism, and Florencia

When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
Where: La Jolla Community Center, 6811 La Jolla Boulevard, San Diego, 92037
Cost: $20

Join Dr. Nicolas Reveles and William Nericcio, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at SDSU on this unique evening of magical realism in the storytelling. Don’t miss the pre-event reception with light hors-d'oeuvres, wine, and beer.

Circus Vargas: Pirates

When: Friday, February 23, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Where: Westfield North County Shopping Center, 272 E. Via Rancho Parkway, Escondido, 92025
Cost: $15 - $72

Get ready to see some death-defying acrobats, flying-trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, clowns, and swashbuckling circus spectacular. Arrive 45 minutes early for an interactive pre-show celebration where kids can learn juggling and balancing. Meet with the entire cast after each performance. 

Del Mar Farmers' Market and Food Court

When: Ongoing indefinitely, Saturdays, 1pm-4pm
Where:  1050 Camino Del Mar (Between 10th & 11th Streets) Del Mar, CA 92014

Boast of its international cuisine, wide array of art and gifts from various location. Don’t miss your opportunity to purchase the freshest locally grown produce and more! All this and more at the Del Mar Farmers’ Market.

Tide Pooling adventure with Birch Aquarium

When: Sunday, February 25, 2018, noon to 2 p.m.
Where: Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, San Diego, 92037

Get in touch with your curious minds and learn about these habitats, their inhabitants, and how they survive between a rock. Tidepooling is best done from December to March. During these months, you can sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit. Ages 2 -15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. Refer to the daily schedule for location.

Murals of La Jolla Walking Tour

When: Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Athenaeum Music and Arts Library, 1008 Wall Street, San Diego, 92037

Join The Athenaeum Music & Arts Library as they host walking tours of the Murals of La Jolla. Project curator Lynda Forsha will give a guided tour along with other art enthusiasts and learn more about the artists and their artworks. Know the stories of each mural, the inspirations, and each concept.  This is a free event, but reservations are suggested.

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