Event Calendar

Calendar of Events in Carlsbad and San Diego

When it comes to events in and around Carlsbad and Coastal North San Diego, the options are as diverse as the landscape itself. From music and food and wine showcases to sporting events, flower shows, seasonal festivals and county fairs, there is something for every visitor and every age.

Here’s a look at some of the most popular upcoming events – all just moments from West Inn & Suites hotel. Each highlights the fun loving spirit and culture of the Carlsbad area, while giving visitors a wide range of opportunities to join the locals at play.

Upcoming Events:

February 2016

"The Love Train" Valentines Wine Tour on the Train- San Diego Love Train Wine Tour Celebrate Valentines. Sip fine wines on a romantic train ride with breathtaking coastal scenery. Guided historic strolls, luncheon, about 15 wine tastes of local wine. Beer tasting guided brewery tour included in price!

  • When: February 1 - 29
  • Where: Downtown San Diego; Varies
  • Cost: Starting at $98 | Buy tickets

 

Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra- Hailing from the home of The Hobbit movies and sharing DNA with Flight of the Conchords, New Zealand entertainment powerhouse, The Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra, is in hot demand worldwide.

  • When: February 2
  • Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido- 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Cost: $25 - $50 | Buy tickets

 

Ben Folds with the San Diego Symphony- Singer-songwriter-pianist-raconteur Ben Folds is one of pop and rock's great piano-playing showmen. The San Diego Symphony accompanies the bespectacled song-smith who will play his favorite hits along with his piano concerto.

  • When: February 5
  • Where: California Center for the Arts, Escondido- 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA 92025
  • Cost: $40 - $80 | Buy tickets

 

San Diego Fat Tuesday in the Gaslamp- Break out the masks, beads and join an international krewe in celebrating San Diego Fat Tuesday in the Gaslamp Quarter! Enjoy a guided route, welcome shots and free cover to the Top 20 nightclubs, bars, live music venues along the famous Fifth Ave!

  • When: February 9
  • Where: Downtown San Diego- 820 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $35 - $49 | Buy tickets

 

Monster Energy AMA Supercross- The world's premier stadium motorcycle circuit, comprised of 17 races of heart-stopping racing action in some of the largest venues in North America.

  • When: February 13
  • Where: PETCO Park- 100 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $20 - $70 | Buy tickets

 

San Diego Opera presents Tosca- Step into the web of politics, police brutality, betrayal, jealousy and murder in Puccini’s blood-soaked and intense Tosca. With passionate arias and soaring, sensuous melodies, Tosca's power and raw emotion will leave you breathless.

  • When: February 13 - 21
  • Where: 233 A Street, Suite 500, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $45 | Buy tickets

 

Valentine's Evening With Shamu- Valentine's Evening With Shamu is an elegant, unforgettable and romantic evening at SeaWorld!

  • When: February 14
  • Where: SeaWorld San Diego- 500 SeaWorld Dr, San Diego, CA 92109
  • Cost: $99 | Buy tickets

 

Valentine's Day Sweetheart's Dinner Cruise- San Diego's most romantic spot is on the bay. Set sail with us on Valentine's Day. This year, we're offering a dinner cruise and a daytime brunch cruise.

  • When: February 14
  • Where: Flagship Cruises & Events- 990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $99.50 Adults, $59.70 Children | Buy tickets

 

Dead Man's Party Valentine's Day Ball- Dead Man's Party is an Oingo Boingo tribute band that brings the live aspect of Boingo back to reality.

  • When: February 14
  • Where: Belly Up- 143 S Cedros, Suite T, Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Cost: $18 Advanced, $20 Day of Show, $32 Reserved Seating | Buy tickets

 

The 5th Annual Red Ball | Year of the Monkey- Usher in the Lunar New Year at the 5th Annual Red Ball at The Fairmont Grand Del Mar Resort! The Year of the Monkey recurs once every twelve years in the Lunar calendar, and symbolizes optimism, ambition and adventure.

  • When: February 19
  • Where: Club M at the Fairmont Grand Del Mar- 5200 Grand Del Mar Way, San Diego, CA 92130
  • Cost: $25 - $45| Buy tickets

 

Irish Legend & Lore | SoundWAVE @ OMA- Once upon a time in the land of Irish Legend & Lore, there were mystical ballades, lively jigs and lush landscapes. Feel the call of the Emerald Isle as Camarada performs traditional Irish tunes with a rock groove.

  • When: February 23
  • Where: Oceanside Museum of Art- 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Cost: $30, Students & Military $25 | Buy tickets

 

The Book of Mormon- From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical.

  • When: February 23 – March 6
  • Where: San Diego Civic Theatre- 1100 Third Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $32.50| Buy tickets

 

Rihanna- Rihanna is an eight-time grammy award winner who also counts 12 billboard music awards among other countless music accolades.

  • When: February 26
  • Where: Viejas Arena San Diego State University- 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
  • Cost: $35 - $165| Buy tickets

 

Toby Mac- With over 11 million units in career sales and six Grammy® awards, Toby Mac shows no signs of slowing down as he delivers a deeply personal record that celebrates the richness that comes from collaboration, diversity and vulnerability.

  • When: February 28
  • Where: Viejas Arena San Diego State University- 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
  • Cost: $15 - $69.50| Buy tickets

March 2016

San Diego Opera Presents Ferruccio Furlanetto- Last seen here in Don Quixote, we welcome back this charming and charismatic opera star in a program, with full orchestra conducted by Maestro Emanuele Andrizzi, that will feature selections from Furlanetto's most popular San Diego Opera appearances.

  • When: March 5
  • Where: Jacobs Music Center, Copley Symphony Hall- 750 B St. San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $35 | Buy tickets

 

CRSSD Festival- CRSSD Festival is a two-day electronic music festival at the 12 acre San Diego Waterfront Park featuring three stages and 36+ performers.

  • When: March 5 - 6
  • Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park- 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $125 - $135| Buy tickets

 

36th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival- Join us for St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival featuring a parade with over 125 entries, more than 75 food/craft booths, a beer garden, two band stages, and a Celtic village.

  • When: March 12
  • Where: Balboa Park- 6th and Laurel, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Free

 

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced Tour- Jeff Dunham has truly impacted popular culture, and his character catchphrases, such as Achmed's "Silence! I Keel You!" and José Jalapeño's "On A Steek!'", are now part of our vernacular, much to the delight of multi-generational audiences worldwide.

  • When: March 12
  • Where: Viejas Arena San Diego State University- 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
  • Cost: $51.50 | Buy Tickets

 

shamROCK Gaslamp Block Party- Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Gaslamp Quarter, as it magically transforms into the greenest party complete with go-go dancers and great live bands.

  • When: March 17
  • Where: Downtown San Diego, Gaslamp Quarter: Main entrance is at 5th Avenue & G Street
  • Cost: $45-95 | Buy tickets

 

Whales: Giants of the Deep- An experience that brings adults and children eye to eye with some of the world’s most elusive creatures.

  • When: March 19
  • Where: 1788 El Prado Balboa Park, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $11-27 | Buy tickets

 

Kia Classic- The Kia Classic features 144 of the best women golfers, including 2015 Kia Classic Champion Cristie Kerr, playing for the $1.7 million purse.

  • When: March 21 - 27
  • Where: Park Hyatt Aviara Golf Club- 7447 Batiquitos Drive, Carlsbad, CA 92011
  • Cost: $20 - $150 | Buy Tickets

 

Easter Dining Cruises- Celebrate Easter Sunday on board a Hornblower yacht. Enjoy ever-changing Bay views, free flowing champagne, a lavish brunch buffet, and award winning service. You can even have your family picture taken at boarding with the Easter Bunny!

  • When: March 27
  • Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events- 1800 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $62.95 | Buy Tickets

April 2016

Sanctuary Suite | SoundWAVE @ OMA- Join Camarada for a trek into the soundscape explorations of world music-inspired jazz by San Diego's own jazz legend - Peter Sprague.

  • When: April 12
  • Where: Oceanside Museum of Art- 704 Pier View Way, Oceanside, CA 92054
  • Cost: $30 General, $20 Students & Military | Buy tickets

 

San Diego Opera presents Madama Butterfly- Hope, devotion, and betrayal find their fateful and desperate home in Puccini's Madama Butterfly. The music of Madama Butterfly is passionate, poignant and haunting, and will stay with you long after you’ve left the theatre.

  • When: April 16 - 24
  • Where: San Diego Civic Theatre- 1100 3rd. Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $45 | Buy tickets

 

Ellie Goulding- Elena Jane "Ellie" Goulding is an English singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. After signing to Polydor Records in July 2009, Goulding released her debut extended play, An Introduction to Ellie Goulding, later that year.

  • When: April 23
  • Where: Viejas Arena San Diego State University- 5500 Canyon Crest Dr, San Diego, CA 92182
  • Cost: $29.95 - $69.95 | Buy tickets

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