Wednesday, January 1
New Year’s Day Polar Bear Swim
10:00am ; La Jolla Shores
San Diego Black Film Festival
Del Mar Polo Fields, 14555 El Camino Real
Lacrosse teams of youths from Canada and the United States (West & Midwest) will meet in San Diego to face their challengers. The game is played when two teams of ten players each use netted sticks to catch and throw a small rubber ball into the goal net of the opposing team to score for points. (858) 405-2435.
Saturday, January 4
New Me 5k Family Fun Run/Walk
9:00am; Coronado Tidelands Park
Saturday, January 4
San Diego Resolution Run 15K & 5K
Start/Finish at Tecolote Shores, 1740 Mission Bay
Are you ready to keep your New Year's resolution to exercise regularly? You can begin with this event that offers adult 5K and 15K run/walks; plus youth races and a stroller strut run. You'll be glad you did. It all starts with that first step forward.
Saturday, January 18
Multi-Cultural Festival in Honor of Sheila R. Hardin
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade
General Information: C. James-Price (858) 735-5921
San Diego Restaurant Week
Mission Valley & Old Town
It's almost that time of year again when you get to treat your taste buds to a night out, at San Diego Restaurant Week! Leave the cooking to someone else and join over 140,000 diners in the celebration of Restaurant Week and indulge in three-courses prepared special for this occasion only at discounted prices with prix-fixe lunches priced at $10, $15, and $20 and three-course prix-fixe dinners are $20, $30, or $40. No tickets necessary for this event, just make reservations for any of the participating locations, show up, choose from their prix-fixe menu and let your taste buds enjoy!
Sunday, January 19
34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade and Festival
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown San Diego Bay Waterfront
Celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a waterfront parade. Musical bands, floats and drill teams will march along the Embarcadero from North Harbor Drive south to Pacific Highway. The parade is coordinated by the Zeta Sigma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the oldest Black fraternity in the United States, which was founded in 1906 at Cornell University. Dr. King was a member of this fraternity. (619) 264-0542.
San Diego Sunroad Boat Show
Thursday & Friday: Noon - 6:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sunroad Resort Marina, 955 Harbor Island Drive
This show brings in more than 350 exhibitors and 30,000 visitors to the San Diego Convention Center and to the marina at the San Diego Marriott Hotel in downtown San Diego. The event features free sailing on San Diego Bay, a children's area and cruising, fishing and boating seminars. (619)497-5254.
Saturday, January 25
Big Bay Whale Days Festival
Port Pavilion on the Broadway Pier
The free Whale Festival community event offers a wide variety of interactive and hands on displays to spark the interest and imagination of any child including a walk-through whale, live sea creatures, face painting, art projects, and a bounce house.
Sunday, January 26
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
San Diego Convention Center, Hall C
At the Bridal Bazaar you'll find aisle after aisle of displays, demonstrations, and advice on everything you can imagine for your wedding. More than 300 of San Diego's most talented wedding professionals will have displays at the show... providing more ideas, more variety and more choices than any other bridal show. In one exciting day at the Bridal Bazaar, you’ll see the latest trends, the hottest styles, and the best suppliers. Plus you’ll find money saving specials offered only by exhibitors at the Bridal Bazaar. It’s no wonder brides have named the Bridal Bazaar “San Diego’s Best Bridal Show” every year they've voted. (760) 334-5500.