Prepare your taste buds for a roller coaster ride to remember as a host of flavorful food & drink fests highlight the events calendar this February in So Cal.
Find fun close to home but don’t be afraid to plan a weekend escape and get to know more of your beautiful Golden State.
Swing by a Taylor Morrison So Cal community to round out your day!.
Join the Laguna Canyon Foundation for a free hike through the coastal wilderness. Learn about native plants and connect with nature on February 11th at 8am.
Dog-a-Palooza returns to Lake Forest on February 18th. Bring your people-friendly pooch to the Sports Park from 10-1 to learn everything you need to know for a happier, healthier pet.
For 21 years, the Irvine Park Railroad has supplied wholesome fun for the entire family. Celebrate this milestone anniversary with throwback ticket prices of just $2 Feb. 25-26.
Barclay Theatre presents Savion Glover in a classical dance performance like no other. Come see the Broadway star February 10th & 11th.
The 17th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party returns Feb. 23-26. Featuring 100+ artists, 6 big bands, champagne brunches and poolside concerts, it’s the jazz event of the year.
Join famed Roy’s chefs at the restaurant’s Winter Inspired Cooking Class & Luncheon on February 11th at 11:30am. Tickets are just $45 per person and include a 3-course luncheon. Space is limited so reserve soon.
OC Parks presents the 8th Annual Monarch Butterfly Day at Mile Square Regional Park. Bring your camera and your curiosity on February 11th from 10am-2pm. This free event features butterfly experts and interactive activities & face painting for the kids.
In partnership with The Event Loft and Gray Matter Museum of Art, Barks of Love is hosting their largest fundraiser to date to raise money for a new rescue facility. Join the Bark Bash of the Year for doggie kissing booths, pet modeling, food, games & a great cause.
Run it. Hike it. Rock it. At San Onofre State Beach! Super Trail Sunday on February 5th is the perfect way to pre-burn those extra calories before plopping down on the sofa for beer, nachos and the big game! Check in for registered runners begins at 7am.
The Village Art Faire on February 5th is a decades old tradition that connects local craftspeople with the community they love. Shop 60+ unique artisan vendors, selling every sort of handicraft imaginable.
Head to San Juan Hills Golf Club on February 9th from 6-9pm and get to know the finest restaurants in town, one bite at a time. The Taste of San Juan showcases the best local eateries all under one roof.
February 18th is the annual Kid’s Pet Parade, where local children aged 5-12 show off their favorite animals for fabulous prizes and heaps of fun. Download application online & register the day of the event at 11am.
Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with the Firecracker 10k fun run in Chinatown. Two full days of events are scheduled for February 11th and 12th, including the Firecracker Festival from 10am-10pm on Sunday.
Head to Plaza West Covina Feb. 10-12 for a full weekend of handmade fun. The SoCal Etsy Guild Market features live art and local designers.
The Highland Games are coming to the Queen Mary Hotel. Enjoy the caber toss and other feats of strength and stick around for the kilt-astic fun of ScotsFest! Scottish music & dancing, haggis, whiskey and more. February 18-19.
Break out your crab crackers for the Great San Pedro Crab Feed, sponsored by the Rotary Club on February 4th from 5-9pm. Fill up on crunchy French bread and fresh Northwest Dungeness crab.
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Down signature pink beers from 40 craft brewers at Brewbies Craft Beer Fest benefiting the Keep a Breast Foundation. The event kicks off at noon on February 11th at Bagby Beer in Oceanside.
Tango by the Beach returns February 4th with free Argentine dance classes for dancers of all skill levels. Arrive at 4 for the lesson and stick around to put your new moves to work on the dance floor from 5-6:30.
Fat Tuesday falls on the 28th this year and there’s no better place to toss beads than the Gaslight Quarter Masquerade Parade & Celebration. This is the official “Big Easy” style Mardi Gras party in San Diego.
Register for the San Diego Bird Festival at Marina Village Feb. 23-26. Event features special guests Kenn & Kimberly Kaufman, field trips, displays, birding workshops and more. Each year hundreds of species are spotted by festival goers.
So Cal pet lovers won’t want to miss the San Diego Pet Expo at the Del Mar Fairgrounds February 18th & 19th. Dozens of exhibitors, free nail trims, discounted vaccination, free admission and the opportunity to adopt a furry friend. Bring your pets and have an arf-ully good time.
Community Concerts of Rancho Santa Fe present the delightful music of Alina Kiryayeva. Come see an internationally acclaimed classical pianist February 24th from 6:15-9pm.
Chocoholics get ready – For the Love of Chocolate is headed to Historic Downtown Escondido!
Pair gourmet chocolates with fine wine & craft beer and celebrate with your sweetie the Saturday before Valentine’s Day.
New Village Arts presents a rousing rendition of Homer’s The Iliad all month long. Showtimes Thu-Sun with afternoon matinees on the weekend.