With Martin Luther King Day just around the corner, this week in San Diego features cultural events, Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations, and even a travel convention. Get out and explore some of the fun things San Diego has to offer.
Borrego Springs Film Festival
Take a short road trip this weekend and end up at the Borrego Springs Film Festival where you will have the opportunity to see films in the categories of documentary, animation, short films, narrative, and Latino. In addition, you will be able to watch Q&A sessions and enjoy the beautiful Borrego Springs scenery.
When: January 11 – January 15, 2018
Where: Borrego Springs Performing Arts Center – 590 Palm Canyon Dr. Borrego Springs, CA 92004
Poway Winter Festival
Visit the Poway Community Park this Friday and Saturday to experience the magic of winter! There will be fresh made snow for sledding and snowman building, marshmallow roasting by the campfire, taking photos in the free photo booth or ice skating in the synthetic ice skating rink. This family-friendly event is sure to be lots of fun!
When: January 12, 2018: 5:00pm-9:00pm and January 13, 2018: 3:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Poway Community Park—13094 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064
San Diego Travel & Adventure Show
Travel Bugs! This is a convention just for you to discover the leading travel destinations, learn from local travel experts and top celebrity personalities, gain knowledge from comprehensive content and find exclusive travel deals you won’t find anywhere else. If you enjoy traveling, this convention can help you find out all of the must-knows for traveling today.
When: January 13, 2018: 10:00am-5:00am, January 14, 2018: 10:00am-4:00pm
Where: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W Harbor Dr. San Diego, CA 92101
The “It’s About Time” percussion festival opens with a program of works made of orchestral color and rhythm. Roman Carnival by Hector Berlioz has a core filled with the Italian saltarello dance while Serge Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 is filled with energy with tick-tocks from the percussion section.
When: January 13, 2018: 8:00pm and January 14, 2018
Where: San Diego Symphony—1245 Seventh Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival
Enjoy San Diego’s wide variety of cultures and diversity by attending the Multi-Cultural festival where you will enjoy dance performances, live music, storytelling, children’s activities, drum circles, crafts, face painting, and different ethnic vendors. You can expect to find cultural entertainment from Native American, Cajun, Jazz, Afro-Cuban and Asian bands.
When: January 13, 2018: 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Ruocco Park – 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego, CA 92101
38th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade
One of the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations in the country, the 38th annual parade honors Dr. King with exciting floats, music from High School Bands, performances from Drill teams and floats from colleges, fraternities, sororities, churches, and peace and youth organizations. Come out to celebrate and honor Dr. King’s legacy.
When: January 14, 2018: 2:00pm – 5:00pm
Where: Embarcadero—Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
29th Martin Luther King Day Celebration
Visit the WorldBeat Cultural Center in San Diego to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with local food vendors, dance performances, live music and cultural events. The event features Oneworld Café serving vegetarian food and with live performances by Hempress Sativa, Maka Roots, Rob Symeonn and more.
When: January 15, 2018: 12:00pm-8:00pm
Where: WorldBeat Center—2100 Park Blvd. San Diego, CA 92101
Want More Events? See Our Complete List Below:
- Hamilton – Thru January 28, 2018
- Viejas Outlet Center Ice Rink – Thru January 28, 2018
- Sleeves Up Farmers Market – Thru Jan 25, 2018
- Saving the Horton Grand Hotel from Destruction History Talk! – January 10, 2018
- Carl Verheyen: Essential Blues – January 12-13, 2018
- Scholarshare 529 Toddler Time: Make Friends – January 12, 2018
- Shady Ladies and Hop Heads Tour – January 12, 2018
- Dessert Dwellers – January 12, 2018
- Kids Marathon Mile at LEGOLAND California – January 13, 2018
- Yoga on the Marsh – January 13, 2018
- Funk Soul Social Featuring Queens of Soul Revue – January 13, 2018
- 2018 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon – January 14, 2018