Festivals & Fairs
Enjoy a festival which has an international, cultural or ethnic flavor.
- Pacific Islander Festival Luau
In celebration of PIFA's 25th Anniversary, we will host a PIFA luau at the Balboa Park Club!
Enjoy a night of traditional Pacific Islander food, entertainment and learn the history of PIFA.
Balboa Park Club Ballroom
2144 Pan American Road West
San Diego, CA 92101
- [Park Map]
Saturday, August 31 - 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
- Balboa Park Halloween Family Day
Over two dozen museums and community partners present costume parades, craft projects for kids, and spooky gallery tours and treasure hunts. Highlights include a mini-carnival hosted by San Diego Park and Rec., a doggie costume contest in the Spanish Village, the San Diego Air & Space Museum's annual rooftop pumpkin drop, live animals from the San Diego Zoo, and activities along the Prado and in the Plaza de Panama. Halloween surprises at the Fleet Science Center, House of Pacific Relations International Cottages, Japanese Friendship Garden, Marie Hitchcock Puppet Theater, Mingei International Museum, San Diego Automotive Museum, and more.
The Worldview Project and the San Diego Participant Observer are excited to have a booth at Balboa Park Family Day! Drop by and say hello! Spin our prize wheel to win an international snack, enjoy our "Been There, Want to Go There" activity and find out all about our organization, who we are and what we do!
San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, October 29 - 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.balboapark.org
- Lunar New Year at SeaWorld
Celebrate Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego. Enjoy riveting performances from Chinese acrobats inside Mission Bay Theater. Be awed by lion dancers and take in the beautiful scenery and décor. Fill your appetite with Asian-inspired food and drinks. Start a new tradition at SeaWorld's Lunar New Year.
Highlights of Lunar New Year at SeaWorld San Diego:
Chinese Acrobats of Hebei: Masters of agility and grace, the Chinese Acrobats of Hebei combine Chinese traditions, incredible acrobatics, stunning costumes, Chinese props and a beautiful soundtrack. During 25-minute shows held four times a day at SeaWorld's Mission Bay Theater, several acts will be performed including lion dancing, plate spinning, hoop diving, hat juggling, contortion and chair stacking.
Community stage: At SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area (located just east of the Explorer's Reef™ arrival experience), the community stage will be brimming with cultural entertainment including taiko drummers, lion dancers and fan dancers.
Asian-inspired culinary offerings: SeaWorld's Lunar New Year Festival area will be brimming with Asian-inspired food choices!
Animal visits: Trainers will bring some of SeaWorld's ambassador animals to the Lunar New Year Festival area for up-close encounters with guests. Animals guests may see include Asian small-clawed river otters, an Asian water monitor and a Eurasian eagle owl.
Admission/Cost: $69 - $395
SeaWorld San Diego
500 Sea World Dr
San Diego, CA 92109
Dates and times:
January 30 to February 21 - 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, January 30
Sunday, January 31
Saturday , February 6
Sunday, February 7
Monday, February 8
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Sunday, February 14
Monday, February 15
Saturday, February 20
Sunday, February 21
For more information, please visit: www.seaworldparks.com
- 12th Annual Festival Of Lights
Come and enjoy Indian Culture in Balboa Park on October 19. Have your name written in four different Indian languages.
See the display of ancient lamps, beautiful dolls and Indian musical instruments. Women are encouraged to wear sarees.
Learn more about the revered Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth year anniversary.
Admission/Cost: Free - $5
1549 El Prado
San Diego, CA
- [Park Map]
Saturday, October 19 - 4:00 PM
For more information, please visit: www.sdias.info
- Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration
In partnership with the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Friends of the Arts will be celebrating its 6th annual Encinitas Dia de la Muertos (Day of the Dead). In keeping with our mission, we believe this free family event will foster an appreciation and awareness of this significant Latino cultural celebration while uniting people of all backgrounds and traditions. The event draws more than 4,500 attendees each year from North County and greater San Diego County. The festival is geared toward families offering great performances by Mariachi bands and exciting Ballet Folklorico groups on stage. Plus art-making workshops, artist demonstrations, a Day of the Dead art exhibit by local students, food trucks and a low-rider car show. There will be a 10' Ofrenda in the Encinitas Library and Community Center, which will be open to all to contribute remembrances of loved ones.
Encinitas Community and Senior Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Drive
Encinitas, CA 92024
Saturday, October 26 - 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- City Heights El Dia de los Muertos
Celebrate a most colorful and artful El Dia de los Muertos in City Heights.
Along with family altares, cultural festivities include presentations from The Old Globe, Azteca Dancers, a participatory parade with Drummers Without Borders, Fern Street Circus, face painting, a Catrin and Catrina contest.
Make butterfly and skull masks with City Heights Puppet Project and more joys! Enjoy home cooked food.
City Heights Weingart Library
San Diego, CA 92105
Saturday, October 26 - 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Armenian Culture Night
Join us for Armenian Food, Music & Dancing!! Hosted by: SJG Parish Council, Ladies' Society, ACYO, Choir, Armenian Sunday School, and Gala Committee with Triple X Fraternity, United Armenians of SD, Knights & Daughters of Vartan,Homenetmen Scouts, Armenian Professionals of SD, and ARS Roubina Chapter.
St John Garabed Armenian Apostolic Church
4473 30th St
San Diego, CA 92116
Saturday, October 19 - 5:00 PM
- Bahia Fest
The Latin reggae-based lineup features live performances by Cultura Profetica, Rayawana, Alborosie, Somos Uno, Alika, E.N Young, and Leilani Wolfgramm.
Admission/Cost: $60 - $150
Embarcadero Marina Park North
400 Kettner Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Dia de los Muertos At La Vista Memorial
The Most traditional and authentic Celebration of Life in San Diego County!
La Vista Historical Foundation is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed Colombian musical group La Sonora Dinamita will perform at the 11th annual Día de los Muertos celebration on Saturday, October 19 at La Vista Memorial Park in National City.
This year's celebration also welcomes Olga de La Vega Fashion, Tijuana, B.C., showcasing "Weavers of Dreams," a collection of Mexican regional huipil, a traditional garment worn by indigenous women and cultural ensembles. We will introduce a saw dust carpet with several layers of color traditionally used for processions. This carpet will be traveling from Huamantla, Tlaxcala made by artisans who feature the largest sawdust carpets in Mexico.
The celebration will once again award prizes to the best traditional Catrina and altars. The celebration will award $500 to the most traditional Catrina and $1000 cash prize for the most elaborate altars built by visiting families to honor their deceased loved ones.
This year's newest contest invites performing arts, dance studios, and schools of fashion to participate in the largest procession, with a chance to win a $1,000 cash prize.
Admission/Cost: $5 - $75
La Vista Memorial Park
3191 Orange St.
National City, CA 91950
Saturday, October 19 - 12:00 PM
- Sukkot Harvest Festival
The 7th Annual Sukkot Harvest Festival family event coincides with the last day of the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, and is the Farm's biggest event of the year, inspired by the Jewish tradition of gathering community outdoors to celebrate the end of an abundant summer harvest and welcome in the fall season and all it brings. The Sukkot holiday is an ancient Jewish harvest festival reflecting themes of hospitality and the welcoming of strangers; like many of the farm's events, the festival will welcome people of all backgrounds. This year's festival theme is Sukkot Shalom, which means "sukkah of peace." The community is invited to meet under the sukkah (temporary shelter) for a day filled with live music, food, and activities for all ages. Happenings include a host of Jewish learning workshops, self-guided Farm Tours, Kids Zone, petting zoo, as well as numerous food vendor options for purchase. The music lineup includes Zzymzzy Quartet and Kavanah by Temple Solel
Admission/Cost: $9 - $18
Coastal Roots Farm
441 Saxony Road
Encinitas, CA 92024
Sunday, October 20 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
[ 1 ]
. . . 81
1 - 10 of 817