Convention in San Diego

Comic-Con International

America’s largest event for collectors of comic, pop-culture and movie memorabilia has gone from geek chic to trendmaker.
LGBT in San Diego

San Diego LGBT Pride

The city’s gay community celebrates in Hillcrest and Balboa Park at the month's end, with parades, parties, performances, art shows and more.
Holiday Festival in San Diego

Harbor Parade of Lights

Dozens of decorated, illuminated boats float in procession on San Diego's harbor on two Sunday evenings in December.
Military in San Diego

Fleet Week

The US military shows its pride in events including a sea and air parade, special tours of ships, the Miramar Air Show (the world’s largest) and the Coronado Speed Festival (featuring vintage cars).
Beer in San Diego

San Diego Beer Week

Celebrating all things hoppy: take part in beer-tasting breakfast, dinners with beer pairing, and roam around the giant beer garden with dozens of San Diego’s best breweries and chefs.
Fair in San Diego

San Diego County Fair

More than a million people watch headline acts, enjoy hundreds of carnival rides and shows, and pig out on 'fair fare' (plus some healthier options).
Sports in San Diego

Opening Day at Del Mar Racetrack

Outrageous hats, cocktails and general merriment kick off the horse-racing season, ‘where the turf meets the surf.’ Racing through early September.
Food & Drink in San Diego

Little Italy Festa

Come for the tastes and aromas of old Italia, and stay for Gesso Italiano, chalk art drawn directly onto the streets.
Sports in San Diego

San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon

Live bands perform at each mile mark of this 26.2-mile race, with a big concert at the finish line.
Sports in San Diego


Some of the world’s fastest speedboats compete on San Diego's Mission Bay.