San Diego Events

San Diego Events

Events listed below are held in San Diego County, unless indicated otherwise.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade & Festival
Annual event commemorating the legacy of Dr. King; San Diego;


Black History Month
Events include Micheaux Film Festival, Harlem of the West Tour, Blacks in the Ballpark District Tour, and Micheaux Micheaux Exhibit; Black Historical Society, San Diego;

San Diego Black Film Festival
Films include comedy, drama, hip-hop, documentaries, gospel, music videos and African American animation; Horton Plaza;

San Diego Brazil Carnival
Annual Brazilian “Mardi Gras Ball” featuring Samba and Costume contests, Capoeira, bands and parades; 4th & B;

Mardi Gras Celebration
Gaslamp Quarter;

Kuumba Fest
Annual Black History Month celebration of African American arts, creativity and cultural heritage; Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza, San Diego;

Annual Heritage Day Parade
Featuring arts, crafts, vendor booths, live entertainment of various ethnic backgrounds; Euclid Health Center;


Art Walk
Two day festival showcasing visual and performing artists; downtown San Diego;

Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair/Parade
Ethnic food and entertainment; Linda Vista;

San Diego Adams Avenue Roots Festival
Featuring blues, folk, international and jazz music on six stages; Adams Avenue & 35th, San Diego;


Nations of San Diego International Dance Festival
Don’t miss the largest ethnic dance festival in Southern California; featuring exciting dance troupes with more that 250 dancers and musicians live on one stage; University Avenue, San Diego;

Oceanside Cinco de Mayo Festival
Latino music, food, and entertainment; Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside;

Cajun Zydeco Music and Food Festival
Featuring food, vendors, cooking demonstrations and dancing lessons; Spanish Landing, Harbor Island;

North Park Festival of the Arts
Featuring dance, performing arts, world music, children’s arts and other activities; University Avenue (between 30th and 32nd streets);

Indian Fair
For over 20 years, American Indians from the US to demonstrate tribal dances and sell arts, crafts and ethnic food; Museum of Man, Balboa Park;

KIFM Jazz Festival
Memorial Day Weekend; Jazz block party and music festival; Gaslamp Quarter;

Annual Ethnic Food Fair
Dancing, music, and foods of many nations; Balboa Park;


A Taste of Gaslamp
Features an incredible collection of Gaslamp Quarter chefs’ favorite dishes; Gaslamp Quarter;

San Diego County Fair
San Diego’s annual county fair featuring a midway, exhibits, carnival rides for all ages, flower and garden shows, art in all media, gem & minerals, hobbies, and concerts by top name entertainers; Del Mar Fairgrounds, San Diego;

Juneteenth Celebration
Annual celebration of this African American holiday featuring food, music and more; Oceanside Pier Amphitheater, Oceanside;


Harlem West Fest & San Diego Jazz Parade
Celebrates San Diego’s rich jazz and blues history; features well-known jazz, R & B, and blues artists in live performances, exhibitors, food and entertainment; 7th Avenue (between Market and Island Streets), East Village, downtown San Diego;


Street Scene
California’s largest, most diverse urban food and music festival; Downtown San Diego;


California Indian Days Celebration
Features American Indian arts and crafts, food, singers and dancers with an emphasis on California Indians’ culture; Balboa Park;

San Diego Film Festival
Annual celebration of film, showcasing the best in American and International full-length features, documentaries and short films; Gaslamp Quarter;


Carlsbad Village Faire
Largest one day street fair in California with over 850 vendors; Grand Avenue in Carlsbad;

Fall Back Children’s Festival
Gaslamp Quarter;


Holiday Jazz & Blues Festival
Annual event for holiday jazz and blues music; Gaslamp Quarter;

Begins 12/26; annual 7-day celebration of African American culture in various venues around San Diego;

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