Things to Do in San Diego

Things to do this weekend in San Diego: Chinese New Year Street Fair, Circus Vargas and Museum Month

There’s always something fun to do in America’s Finest City. Our Weekend events guide is here to help

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There’s always something fun to do in America’s Finest City. Our Weekend events guide is here to help. Get up. Get out. Play!

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👪 Family-friendly | 🆓 Free | ⭐Must-see | 🎉 Concerts | 🎫 Ticketed event | 🍴🍺 Food/drinks

Friday, Feb. 23

🎫|Beyond Van Gogh/ Monet: The Immersive Experience
At the Del Mar Fairgrounds
Vincent van Gogh Returns to San Diego. This stunningly beautiful exhibition blends over 300 of Van Gogh’s most celebrated works. The exhibit will be in town until April 4. Tickets are $53.

🆓|Seniors free at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Now until Feb. 29
During February, all visitors ages 65 and older receive free admission to the Safari Park. Seniors must present a valid photo ID for free entry. Parking is not included. 

🎫|Oceanside International Film Festival
Until Feb. 24
Held every February, the Oceanside International Film Festival is an opportunity for independent filmmakers to have their work screened along the county’s North Coast region. Ticket info here.

Saturday, Feb. 24

🆓|2024 Chinese New Year Fair
10 a.m. in downtown
The Chinese New Year fair is at the CCBA celebrating the Year of the Dragon in Downtown San Diego at the intersection of 3rd Ave and J St on Saturday and Sunday, February 24th and 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum will be free to the public and there will be special activities for visitors in the garden.

🎫|San Diego Bird Festival
Until Feb. 24
The San Diego Audubon Society invites the public to the San Diego Bird Festival, which celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego County. Ticket info, here. 

🎫|Concacaf: Puerto Rico VS Panama
4:30 p.m. at Snapdragon Stadium
The U.S. women's national team is back for the Concacaf W Gold Cup. The competition starts on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and runs until the final on Sunday, March 10. Ticket information, here.

🆓|Engineering Day at the mall
10 a.m. at Chula Vista Mall
There will be booths, science experiments, raffles and prizes for kids. This event is free.

Sunday, Feb. 25

|Museum Month
All month long at participating locations
Is that time of year again, Museum Month is finally here. More than 60 locations across San Diego County participate in this annual event, which offers 50% off admission prices at museums, gardens, historic sites and more. We have what you need to know, here. 

👪|Circus Vargas
1 p.m. at the North County Mall
The Circus is back in town. Circus Vargas is in Escondido. Tickets start at $25.

At the Old Globe at 7 p.m.
In a classroom near Tehran, four adult students prepare for an English proficiency exam. They each have a reason for being there: a chance at opportunity, access, or a new calling. But as they bond over this new way to express themselves, they also grapple with the lives they must leave behind. Tickets are $98.

🆓|Give Peace a Chance: The Art of John Lennon Exhibition
6 p.m. at the Exclusive Collections
The exhibition showcases Lennon's visionary art, which has always been a reflection of societal themes that touched his life. His works celebrate human love and communication, two themes that were at the heart of his contribution to the art of the twentieth century. Admission is free and open to the public.

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