Never miss a thing in San Diego; each week we provide a calendar list of upcoming events in San Diego with tons of unique happenings, holiday festivals, fairs, outdoor markets, pop up events, live music, art installations, beach cleanups, cultural activities, and more.
List of Events in San Diego this Weekend:
Shellie Zhang Reception + Good Faith’s Nite Market from 5:30 to 8:30pm at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Encinitas, CA. RSVP for this free event, here. @icasandiego
An opportunity to connect and experience art in a meaningful way, and an amazing lineup of local artisans for pre-holiday shopping.
The annual holiday event will treat guests to a joyous wonderland of twinkling lights, live entertainment, festive music and views of awe-inspiring wildlife.
BANKSYLAND is an international touring exhibition that immerses audiences in the works of the world’s most infamous and elusive artist: BANKSY. The first ever San Diego exhibit features more than 80 pieces and installations; including original and studio works, salvaged street artworks, and never-before-seen installations at the historic Adams Avenue Theater and Event Space. Experience the mystique and cultural impact of the most sought after artist of our time, live and in person.
Pop up shop will feature handmade holiday crafts, leather jewelry, crystals, and gems.
Snow tubing for the whole family, festival of lights walk-through, igloo private rentals, and build your own snowman and snowball fights.
Jaycees Annual Christmas Parade at 2pm on W. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA.
This the 70th annual Jaycees Escondido Christmas Parade in downtown, historic Escondido. A fun, family event.
A fun spectacle with boats of all shapes and sizes decorated in their finest holiday attire, including lights, ornaments and lots of holiday trimmings. In addition many of the captains and boat crews dress up in their holiday best, with a few jolly Santas joining to take part in the festive parade celebration.
This ticketed before-hours event will immerse children with special holiday activities around the museum, running Christmas trains (including one YOU help make!), and storytime with St. Nick himself. After Santa goes back to the North Pole, enjoy a day of museum admission.
The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights brings more than 100,000 San Diego residents and visitors to the shores of San Diego Bay each year. The procession of approximately 80 lavishly decorated boats has become one of the most iconic events in the region. There is no cost to view the parade.
5th Annual East Village Holiday Market & Tree Lighting from 3 to 7pm at Quartyard in downtown, San Diego. @eastvillagesd
Fun for the whole family. Local vendors will be showcasing an assortment of handmade gifts, giving the community the chance to knock out all their holiday shopping needs. Plus, Santa will be returning to the East Village to spread holiday cheer to all the boys and girls, so be sure to stop by to capture the perfect holiday picture with the man of the season! The Christmas tree lighting will take place at 5:45 p.m. at Quartyard.
Thanks for checking out our list of fun events in San Diego this weekend!