San Dieguito River Park
Location: Escondido, 12655 Sunset Dr
The San Dieguito River Park hosts a variety of events throughout the year, from volunteer activities to bird walks.
January events include hikes, nature photography workshops, bird walks, mountain biking, farmers markets, trail and habitat restoration, crafts and yoga. Just click on the events calendar to find your next event!
Front Porch Gallery Presents ‘Transcending’
January 1 – 13
Location: Carlsbad, 2903 Carlsbad Blvd
What does it mean for a work of art to “transcend”? To rise above, go beyond or surpass? How does it permeate the boundaries of time and space? With an invitation to broad interpretation, artists from Oceanside Museum of Art’s Artist Alliance explore the possibilities of “transcendence” in this unique juried exhibition.
Through a range of mediums — from painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, digital and more — these works take the viewer on a provocative journey of wonder and imagination.
Coffee And Conversation With OMA Artist Alliance
12 – 2 PM
Location: Oceanside, Oceanside Museum of Art, 704 Pier View Way
Socialize with fellow artists, enjoy drinks and snacks, learn more about the community, and explore exhibitions at OMA for free.
Around the World in Eighty Days at North Coast Repertory Theatre
January 10 – February 4
Location: Solana Beach, 987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, Suite D
Stampeding elephants! Runaway trains! Unbridled humor! Join fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg in the original “Great Race,” circling the globe alive with danger, romance, and comic surprises at every turn. In the hilariously theatrical style of The 39 Steps, 5 actors portray 42 characters in a thrilling race against time. Grab your family, your passport and book passage now for this outrageously funny adventure.
Poway Community Park’s Winter Festival
January 12 – 13
Location: Poway Community Park, 13094 Civic Center Dr
Experience the magic and charm of winter like never before! Join us for Winter Festival on Friday, January 12 from 5:00-9:00pm and Saturday, January 13 from 3:30-8:30pm at Poway Community Park.
Feel snow between your fingers while sledding down the snow hill. Smell roasting marshmallows as you devour delicious s’mores. Experience the wind in your hair skating around the synthetic ice rink, and peruse a variety of vendors and their sensational products. Lights will twinkle, as music sets the tone and laughter fills the air. The Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway. Bring one or bring all! There’s something for everyone!
Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon And Half Marathon
January 12 – 14
Location: Carlsbad, 2525 El Camino Real
The 27th edition of the Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon sponsored by Tri-City Medical Center since 2010 is scheduled for Sunday, January 14, 2017.
The 26.2 and 13.1-mile out-and-back courses begin at The Shoppes at Carlsbad and pass by the Buena Vista Lagoon in the early miles, setting the event’s naturalistic tone. The course and surroundings soon pick up the beat as participants make their way through spectator-packed Carlsbad Village, a quaint but popular mix of restaurants, shops and hotels. Mile three exposes stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, providing an inspiring sight and gorgeous backdrop as rolling hills carry runners and walkers past sandy beaches and rolling surf. In addition to the marathon and half marathon, there is also a 5K run.
Live bands at every mile, enthusiastic volunteers and thousands of spectators are sure to keep participants motivated throughout both courses, offering encouragement all the way to the finish. Once crossing the finish line, participants are presented with a dazzling finisher’s medal, Mylar blanket and Nom Nom food bag before entering a celebratory festival that includes live music, refreshments and a beer garden for those 21 and older.
Schedule of Events:
Friday, January 12
Health & Lifestyle Expo from 12 to 6 PM
Saturday, January 13
Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND – See below.
LEGOLAND parking lot open (free parking) at 6:30 AM
Kids Event Day Registration from 7 to 7:50 AM
Kids Mile Races Start at 8:00 AM
Health & Lifestyle Expo from 10:00 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, January 14
Marathon Start at 6:15 AM
5K Start at 6:45 AM
Half Marathon Start at 7:45 AM
Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND
Location: Carlsbad, LEGOLAND®, One LEGOLAND Dr
LEGOLAND® California is host to a special, 1-mile fun run for kids of all ages and abilities. Before the doors open to the public, they’re opened for us to enjoy the sights and sounds of LEGOLAND®! Participants can run, walk, skip or stroll, or even be pushed in a stroller or carried on a back as they wind through the park and back out to the finish line. Each finisher is presented with a shiny finisher’s medal and treated to light refreshments and family-friendly entertainment. The event concludes at 10 a.m. with the opening of LEGOLAND® and SEA LIFE™ Aquarium where registered participants ages 3 to 12 can enter the park for free and moms and dads can enter for 50 percent off admission. Space is limited. Register early!
Western Surfing Association Championship Tour
January 13 – 14
Location: Oceanside, South Harbor Jetty, N Pacific St and Harbor Dr
This is a surfing competition to qualify competitors to the West Coast Championships, U.S. Championships, Prime Events and any World Team Events. Sponsored by Western Surfing Association.
January 17 – 21
Location: Del Mar Fairgrounds, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd
Circus Vargas Delivers the Ultimate Entertainment Extravaganza for 2018! Join Us for a swashbuckling circus spectacular, “Dreaming Of Pirates!” a voyage of non-stop action and adventure for all ages. You’ll watch death-defying acrobatics, daredevils, flying trapeze artists, jugglers, contortionists, comedians and more.
Arrive 45 minutes early for an entertaining, interactive pre-show celebration, where kids can create their own magic learning circus skills such as juggling, balancing and more. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children. More information at Circus Vargas.
Encinitas Music By The Sea Concert Series
Location: Encinitas Library, 540 Cornish Dr
CRISTINA MONTES MATEO, harp
First-prize winner of the Torneo Internazionale di Musica (Rome, 2006) and the International Harp Competition “V. Bucchi” (2009), Cristina is recognized throughout the world as one of the leading harpists of her generation. She performs with leading orchestras under such noted Maestros as Bernard Haitink, Sir Colin Davis, Pierre Boulez, and Daniel Barenboim.
Free All About Worms Workshop
1 – 3 PM
Location: Encinitas, Weidners Gardens, 695 Normandy Rd
Vermicomposting (worm composting) is an environmentally-friendly way to turn your food waste into nutrient rich castings for your plants or garden beds. Learn all about how easy it is to compost your food waste with red wriggler worms at this interactive presentation.
San Diego Restaurant Week
January 21 – 28
Location: Locations throughout San Diego County
The 14th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 21th through Sunday, January 28nd for an edible extravaganza to ring in the New Year! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.
Reconnect with your friends and family over scrumptious courses and good conversation. Treat yourself to an experience that extends far beyond the dinner plate as delicious food sets the scene to eat, laugh, and share! From appetizer, to entrée, dessert and libations, life is delicious during San Diego Restaurant Week! What better way to ring in the new year than to dine deliciously with your favorite company?
Farmers Insurance Open
January 25 – 28
Location: La Jolla, Torrey Pines Golf Course, 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Dr
This is the 66th year a PGA TOUR event has been held in San Diego, beginning with the San Diego Open in 1952. The Farmers Insurance Open was honored with two “Best Of” awards at the PGA TOUR’s annual Tournament Meetings last week. The Farmers Insurance Open earned the Best Onsite Staging award during the 2017 tournament at Torrey Pines Golf Course, while Danny Waite, Century Club Senior Partnerships Representative, was named Salesperson of the Year by the PGA TOUR. 2018 also marks the 51st time the event is being held at Torrey Pines Golf Course and the eighth year of Farmers Insurance sponsorship of the tournament.
Tidepooling Adventure with Birch Aquarium
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Location: La Jolla
Visit a local tide pool to learn how these amazing habitats and their inhabitants truly survive between a rock and a hard place.
The optimal season for tidepooling is November – March when minus tides reveal wider beaches and tide pools teeming with life. During those months, you can sign up for a Tidepooling Adventure where our trained naturalists will show you how to tread lightly during your visit and help you discover the wonderful world of tide pools. Ages 2+. Under 15 must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Pre-purchase is required. Birch Aquarium Members: $13, Public: $16. Tidepooling Adventures do not meet at Birch Aquarium.