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:

January 2017

Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventures- Experience marine wildlife up close and personal on the large, fast and stable watching boat in San Diego! Experience live educational narration by expert captains and the trained docents called Whalers from the San Diego Natural History Museum (theNat).

  • When: January 1 - ongoing
  • Where: Hornblower Cruises & Events, 970 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: Starting at $41 | Buy tickets

San Diego International Auto Show- Featuring an incredible variety of new vehicles under one roof, including over 400 vehicles from 40 global manufacturers. The 2016 model-year vehicles on display will feature the newest technology to enhance the driving experience, all packaged in luxurious interiors and wrapped in cutting edge designs.

  • When: December 29 – January 2
  • Where: San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Cost: $8 - $12 | Buy tickets

San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K- Get ready to shed those holiday pounds and kick off your New Year's Resolution by running along San Diego's beautiful Mission Bay Park. 10K and 5K distances available for runners and walkers. We work hard to keep the Resolution Run’s impact low through earth-friendly race management practices. Plus, the Resolution Run benefits San Diego Roots Sustainable Food Project.

  • When: January 7
  • Where: 1590 E. Mission Bay Dr, Mission Beach, CA 92109
  • Cost: Varies | Register

37th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade- This is one of the largest celebrations of its kind in the United States in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The parade is filled with dazzling floats, phenomenal High School Bands, Drill Teams, College, Fraternities & Sororities, Churches, Peace and Youth organizations.

  • When: January 15
  • Where: Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA
  • Cost: Free

Salk Science & Music Series- The Salk Institute invites you to attend the fourth season of the Salk Science & Music Series. The series consists of six remarkable Sunday afternoons that bring together virtuosos from the worlds of science and music.

  • When: January 22 | Amit Peled with Kenta Asahina
  • Where: Conrad T. Prebys Auditorium, 10010 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037
  • Cost: $55 | Buy tickets

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Enchantment- See Lightning McQueen, Mater and the Disney-Pixar’s Cars race across the ice. Dive into undersea fun with Ariel in The Little Mermaid’s kingdom. Experience the adventures of Buzz, Woody and the Disney-Pixar Toy Story gang as they race for home. Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff from Disney’s Frozen as they learn true love comes from within. Get warmed up for the show at Mickey’s Dance-Along Pre-Show. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s beloved Disney moments will come to life.

  • When: January 27 - 29
  • Where: Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Boulevard, San Diego, 92110
  • Cost: $14.50 - $72.50 | Buy tickets

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