Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant energy of San Diego this February with our exclusive guide to must-attend events and happenings during your stay. From cultural festivals and live performances to outdoor markets and sporting events, this month is set to be a thrilling showcase of the city’s diverse offerings. Explore the rich tapestry of San Diego’s arts scene, indulge in delicious culinary experiences, and cheer for your favorite teams at exciting sports matchups. Whether you’re a solo traveler, a couple seeking a romantic getaway, or a family looking for wholesome fun, our curated list ensures that you won’t miss a beat of the exciting pulse that defines San Diego this February. Let the city’s charm and the allure of these events make your stay an unforgettable experience.


Museum Month (February 1-29, 2024):

Explore a rich world of cultural experiences every day in February, featuring virtual activities, behind-the-scenes tours, and unique museum moments exclusive to San Diego.


Seniors Free at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (February 1-29, 2024):

Visitors aged 65 and older enjoy free admission to the Safari Park, experiencing Africa Tram, Walkabout Australia, Tiger Trail, Mombasa Lagoon, and Kijamii Overlook, all within the vibrant surroundings of the Safari Park.


San Diego History Center:

Commemorating Black History Month, the San Diego History Center presents exhibitions like “Nathan Harrison: Rediscovering the Lost Shotgun” and “Nathan Harrison: Born a Slave, Died A San Diego Legend,” available virtually and at Casa de Balboa in Balboa Park.


Guided E-Bike Tour of San Diego:

Take a 2.5-hour guided e-bike tour through the Historic Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Bay, and Balboa Park, starting at 330 K Street. Tickets start at $80. Get tickets here.


Galentine’s Day at Vin De Syrah (February 9):

Celebrate a Mean Girls-themed Galentine’s Party with vendors, activities, and rose and glitter cocktails at Vin De Syrah. Free RSVP.


Sweetheart Sail (Various Dates in February):

Celebrate Valentine’s Day on a three-hour sailing adventure. Details here.


Valentine’s Day (February 14, 2024):

Embark on a romantic getaway with sunsets, prix fixe dinners, spa specials, and more.


African-American Festival (February 24-25):

Celebrate Black History Month with outstanding performances, cultural displays, and crafts at the Aquarium of the Pacific. Free with general admission. Details here.


Cinema Under the Stars:

Experience classic films under the stars; film announcements for this month are pending. Check updates here.


Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo (February 17-18, 2024):

Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with family-friendly activities at the San Diego Zoo.


Lunar New Year at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (February 17-18, 2024):

Join the Safari Park for Lunar New Year festivities, inspired by conservation efforts.


San Diego Jazz Party (February 23-25, 2024):

Enjoy smooth jazz vibes with renowned musicians.

Cymbiotika San Diego Open (February 24 – March 3, 2024):

Witness the best professional women’s tennis talent in the world at this WTA 500 event.


SeaWorld Mardi Gras (Through February 25, 2024):

Experience a New Orleans-style carnival with live music, colorful costumes, and Mardi Gras-infused cuisine.


Winter & Spring Gray Whale Watching (Thru April):

Witness the extraordinary migration of gray whales along San Diego’s coastline.


Coronado Valentine’s 10K & 1 Mile Fun Run (February 4, 2024):

Join this well-reputed event with attention to detail, race management, and a post-race party.


San Diego Lunar New Year Festival (February 9-11, 2024):

Celebrate the new year with dragon and lion dances, firecrackers, games, and more.


Cardiff Kook Run 5K, 10K, & Costume Contest (February 11, 2024):

Join the celebration in Cardiff with a run and costume contest.

San Diego Tet Festival (February 16-18, 2024):

Attracting over 25,000 people, the festival features free admission, attractions, activities, and live entertainment.


Oceanside International Film Festival (February 20-24, 2024):

Attend the festival for independent filmmakers and experience local and international cinema.


San Diego Bird Festival (February 21-25, 2024):

Celebrate the birds and habitats of San Diego with outstanding birding opportunities.


Annual Chinese New Year Fair (February 24-25, 2024):

Join the two-day event celebrating the Lunar New Year with performances, Asian art, delicious food, and more.


Mermaid Half Marathon (February 24, 2024):

Experience the scenic women’s 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon at Mission Bay.


Sycamore Canyon Trail Races (February 24, 2024):

Run the loop course in the beautiful Goodan Ranch Sycamore Canyon Preserve.


Don’t forget to check local calendars for a plethora of plays, concerts, and recurring events, adding vibrant entertainment options to your February itinerary.