The City of San Diego is home to one of the most vital and culturally diverse populations to be found anywhere in America. The Participant Observer is a web magazine dedicated to discovering and showcasing the wide variety of culturally interesting events, people, places, and organizations our city has to offer. Our continuously updated Events Calendar provides comprehensive information about current and forthcoming events in San Diego. In addition to covering local events, The Participant Observer publishes features and articles about cultural events and phenomena happening around the world. We urge you to explore the many other resources our site provides.

Below are all the Ongoing and Extended Events in San Diego. Whether your interest is in music, dance, theater, food, social causes, art, festivals etc., you can find something that to enjoy or participate in!


From Saturday, May 4 to to Sunday, May 26, 2024

From Wednesday, May 19 to to Sunday, June 23, 2024

Fat Ham
From Saturday, May 25 to Sunday, June 23, 2023

Pásale Pásale
From Wednesday, May 19 to to Sunday, June 30, 2024


Mambo Stars: a Musical Tribute To Perez Prado
Every Thursday - 9:00 PM

Afro-Latin Jam Session
Every Sunday - 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Argentine Tango Classes
Every Tuesday

Milonga Recuerdo
1st and 3rd Monday of every month

Opera Wednesdays
2nd Wednesday of every month

Native American Flute Circle
2nd Sunday of every month - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Hot Club of Bird Rock
1st Wednesday of every month - 7:00 PM

Latin Jazz @ Border X Brewing
Every Thursday

Salsa Bachata @ Tango Del Rey
Every Thursday

Gilbert Castellanos @ Westgate Hotel
Every Friday

The Art of Flamenco Dinner Show @ Cafe Sevilla
Every Saturday

Sabado Latino @ Sierra Madre Cantina
Every Saturday

Salsa @ Queen Bee's Art and Cultural Center
Every Sunday

Salsa Nights - Classes & Live Music @ Bastards Canteen Temecula
Every Friday

Salsa & Bachata del Rey
Every 4th Saturday of the month - 8:00 PM

Middle-Eastern Drumming Class
Every Monday

Música en la Plaza at CCA
Last Friday of Every Month

Roman Palacios Trio
Every other Wednesday

Banda Fridays
Every Friday - 8:00 PM

Latin Music Essentials Workshop
Every Tueday - 5:30 PM


Undocumented Times / Queer Yearnings
From May 25 to October 6, 2024

45 Years on the U.S.-Mexico Border
From May 18 to June 15, 2024

Latine Entretejida
From May 11 to October 5, 2024

Wabi-Sabi: 2nd Annual AAPI Group Exhibition
From May 3 to June 1, 2024

Shirin Towfiq - Threaded Journeys
From March 30 to August 11, 2024

Forecast Form: Art in the Caribbean Diaspora
From April 18 to July 21, 2024

Mini Mingei for Children
1st and 3rd Fridays of every month

Free Tuesdays at Balboa Park
On 3rd Tuesday of every month, admission is free at the Mingei International Museum, the Japanese Friendship Garden and the San Diego Museum of Art.


The San Diego Anime, Kawaii, Nerdy Mini-Convention
Selected Saturdays every month.

Mockingbird Improv: 'Telenovela'
Every 2nd and 4th Fridays - 8:30 PM

Pasion Latina Impersonation Show
Ongoing every Saturday - 9:00 PM

Art Walk Through the Barrio
Ongoing every Sunday - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Anime & Manga Club
First Thursday of every month - 3:00 PM

San Diego Dim Sum Tour
Sundays - 10:00 AM

626 Night Market
Saturdays & Sundays every other week - 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Tijuana Day Trip
Every 4th Saturday of the Month - 9:30 AM

626 Night Mini Market
Ongoing Saturdays & Sundays.

Geneology Assistance
Ongoing, every 4th Monday at the Mira Mesa Library - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Kamishibai Story Theater

Little Italy History Tour
Saturdays - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Walk The Block: Barrio Logan
Ongoing Saturdays

Tijuana Street Food Tour
Ongoing Saturdays

Tianguis de la Raza Market
Every third Sunday of the month - 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Las Jefas Multicultural Market
Every forth Saturday - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Familia Loteria at Border X
Every Tuesday -7:00 PM

Loteria at Thorn Barrio LoganL
Multiple Fridays-7:00 PM

Taste of Little Italy Food Tour
Sundays through Thursdays - 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

African Internationalism Talk
Every Friday - 6:00 PM