San Diego is a year round destination for most. South of Los Angeles and right on the beautiful California coast, it features year round surf, the sun, and sand. For most people, it doesn’t take much convincing to head off to enjoy this area any time of year.
But, if you’re looking to add some excitement to your San Diego getaway, consider going during some of the most popular festivals and events in the region.
In this post, we’ll highlight a handful of the biggest festivals and events in San Diego each year. If you need another reason to come back to San Deigo, this is it!
San Diego Comic Con
Love comics, movies, sci-fi, or anything related to them? If so, you don’t want to miss out on the biggest comic convention event in the US at San Diego Comic Con. Held every year in July, this event brings in not only fans from around the world but celebs, authors, movie makers, and actors who participate in film, tv, and movies around comics.
There is plenty to do at Comic Con. You can take in panel discussions, see special screenings of movies and tv shows, and even interact with your favorite movie stars.
San Diego is a sea town. That’s made more prominent by the fact it’s home to one of the biggest bases in the US Navy. Every October, San Diego celebrates its proud military heritage by hosting Fleet Week.
The Fleet Week celebration has some events, both for military members (and their families) and civilians alike. These include a sea and air parade, ship tours and concerts.
San Diego Bay Wine and Food Festival
Food lovers flock to San Diego every year to take in the Wine and Food Festival each November. This week long event is a foodies dream. They will be able to sample wines from over 200 vineyards and try bites from some local and international chefs. For those who love
For those who enjoy mingling with celebs, you’ll love checking out celebrity chef experiences, beer and wine tastings, and cooking classes.
Balboa Park December Nights
Seventy-five degrees in December? If it sounds good to you, then Christmas in San Diego might be the place for you this year. San Diego kicks off the holiday season in Balboa Park with their December Nights event.
Each December, Balboa Park attracts people from all over. The area museum is open and free to the public, making this a perfect event for families to get into the holiday spirit. You can also enjoy music and dance displays, shopping, and food samples from international cuisines.
San Diego County Fair
Every June and July, over one million people head to the Del Mar Fairgrounds to enjoy the San Diego County Fair. This is one of the best large fairs you can find in the country, with dozens of different fun and interesting events going on.
Grab your friends and family and head to the fair to do everything from taking in live concert events to enjoying rodeos, animal event judging, and shows. Also, there are all sorts of rides and games, contests and competitions, and food and drink.
No matter what you do when you’re in San Diego, you’re going to have a very good time. Enjoy any of these festivals and events in San Diego when you’re visiting the city. Or you can plan a special trip to check them out individually.