San Diego Weekend Events | Jan 15 – 17

san diego weekend eventsA film festival on Coronado Island, a beer festival at Liberty Station, and the start of San Diego Restaurant Week – what more could you ask for on this beautiful Southern California weekend? Check out our top 6 San Diego weekend events!

Coronado Island Film Festival

When: Friday Jan 15 – Monday Jan 18
Where: Vintage Village Theatre; 820 Orange Avenue, Coronado
What: Coronado Island hosts its 1st annual film festival this weekend! The island will provide the setting for four jam-packed days of parties, panels, exhibits, workshops, Special Events, celebrities, live performances, new films, treasured classics, filmmakers, interesting venues, awards, and tributes along with approximately 60 films by filmmakers from every level of the craft.

San Diego Brew Fest

When: Saturday Jan 16, 12pm-4pm
Where: Liberty Station; 2640 Historic Decatur Road, San Diego 92106
What: The 6th annual San Diego Brew Fest returns to Liberty Station this weekend, promising another fun filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event will feature dozens of local local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks. Admission is $40 for general admission (1pm-4pm) and $50 for VIP (Noon to 4pm) and include the beer tastings. The Brew Fest’s proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark Pet Rescue.

2016 Carlsbad Marathon

When: Sunday Jan 17, 6:15am-12pm
Where: The Shoppes at Carlsbad; 2525 El Camino Real, Carlsbad
What: The full marathon starts and finishes at The Shoppes at Carlsbad. After the starter’s gun goes off, marathoners will head for the coast passing the Buena Vista Lagoon and out to Carlsbad Blvd. north to the north Carlsbad city limit, then south on Carlsbad Boulevard (Highway 101). Much of the course is along the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Register early to save money and your spot!

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San Diego Multicultural Festival

When: Saturday Jan 16, 11am-5pm
Where: Ruocco Park, 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego 92101
What: The San Diego Alpha Foundation Inc. is excited to host the annual Multicultural Festival again this year! The Festival is free and open to the public and is being held at San Diego’s beautiful downtown waterfront park located at the corner of Harbor Drive and Pacific Hwy. The afternoon will showcase San Diego’s rich cultural diversity and traditional heritage through live music, dance performances, storytelling, children’s activities (drum circles, face painting and crafts), and a wide range of ethnic vendors.

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San Diego Restaurant Week

When: Sunday Jan 17- Jan 24
Where: Participating restaurants in San Diego
What: For eight scrumptious days, Sunday, January 17th through Sunday, January 24th, foodies will be able to eat their hearts out at an ever growing list of participating restaurants featuring unbelievable price options for both lunch and dinner! Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for just $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person OR two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for only $10, $15 or $20 per person. Tickets and passes aren’t necessary, but reservations are highly recommended.

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36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

When: Sunday Jan 17, 2pm
Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego 92101
What: Head to Harbor Drive Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. for the 36th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Parade. This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, drill teams, and marching colleges, fraternities, churches, peace and youth organizations. The parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the oldest African American fraternity in America.

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