There are so many things to do in San Diego that you'll never be bored once you move here. No matter the season, there's an activity or festival for you and your family.
If you're anticipating your upcoming move to San Diego, you can spend this time planning all of the fun things that you're going to be doing once you get here. Sports, wine tasting, food festivals and more are all waiting for you in this California city.
Not convinced? That's okay. Keep reading for a few of our favorite San Diego happenings. You won't be disappointed; there's something for everyone.
You don't have to leave the country to get the most out of Carnival. Experience it in your new home city.
Parades, dancing, great food and alcohol, music, and more await you at this annual event held at the end of February.
This might not be an event to bring the kids to, but the adults in the house will have a great time and an awesome cultural experience. Throw on your favorite outfit and some comfortable dancing shoes and get ready to party at a Carnival you never thought you'd see in the states.
Cinco De Mayo
San Diego remembers its roots with a Cinco de Mayo festival for anyone willing to join and immerse themselves in a respectful cultural experience.
You can enjoy great food from local vendors, beautiful artwork and products from local Latinx artisans, and music and performances that the whole family can enjoy.
This is a great event for adults and children alike. Naturally, it's on or around the 5th of May.
Are you interested in the arts? The Fringe Festival might be the place for you next June.
This is the biggest performing arts festival on the west coast. This isn't just for actors though, it's for anyone who wants to perform on stage in front of an audience.
You can expect acting, but you can also expect contortionists, body painting, acrobatics, music, and anything else that requires a cheering crowd. Most of all, you can expect to be entertained.
Support the arts with this 10-day festival and leave knowing that you've seen something awesome and totally unique.
Do you like flowers? This Hawaiian event might be the right place for you.
This event happens in September, and it's full of the smell of plumeria. Impressive floral designs will line the area, and you'll get to experience performances from Hawaiian dance and musical groups.
Take some plumeria home to remember the event. Is there anything better than a blooming souvenir?
San Diego Pride
San Diego stands strong behind its LGBTQ+ community, and the Pride events really highlight that.
San Diego doesn't stop at a parade (though there is one). There's also a festival full of love, performances, and parties.
In the daytime, you may feel comfortable bringing your children to experience the event. At night, leave them at home and party the night away.
Psychic and Healing Arts Festival
Are you looking into a bit of holistic healthcare?
Visit the psychic and healing arts festival to learn and listen to speakers who are experts in the field.
Even if this isn't your normal kind of event, you may learn a thing or two from attending. Be open-minded and ready to listen to psychics, doctors, life coaches, and more.
Looking to really amp up your arts and culture experience?
Check out the Shakespeare Festival at the Old Globe. You can attend performances of popular plays and hang out with like-minded thespians and readers alike.
Seating is outdoor, so dress for the weather.
St. Patricks Day
St. Patricks Day is a real event in San Diego.
Bring your kids to the parade to witness a 40-year tradition. Later, visit local vendors, watch performances of dance and music, have a few drinks in the beer garden, and get some great food.
There are events specifically for the children so there won't be a dull or boring moment while you're out.
If you're so inclined, you can attend the morning Mass before the parade.
Sand Sculpting Challenge
Even if you're not artistically inclined, the sand sculpting challenge can be a great time for everyone.
Check out the challenge to see amazing artists competing for the top spot as the best sand sculptor. This isn't your normal sandcastle building contest. These are professionals.
There's a child-friendly sandbox for the kids to test their own sculpting chops, there are food and drinks for everyone, and local vendors who can sell you the coolest souvenirs.
Don't miss this one.
Day of the Dead
Dia de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a big deal in San Diego.
This is a respectful cultural event, but it's also a ton of fun for everyone in the family. Visit the cemetery for an altar to respect those who have passed, but come back to the festival for a huge party.
There are face painting and crafts for the children. There are local Latinx vendors from which to buy authentic souvenirs.
You can eat plenty of good food, watch performances of live music and dancing, and even go dancing yourself.
You and the kids can drink Mexican hot chocolate while listening to live storytellers. Dress for the occasion, it's going to be an outdoor event.
There Are So Many Things to Do in San Diego
You never have to be bored after you move with all of these things to do in San Diego.
Whether you're interested in good food, live music, cultural exposure, performing arts, or anything else, there's an event for you. these were just some of our favorites that you won't want to miss.
When you get here, be sure to mark your calendar for all of the cool things that you get to do in your new city.
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