January may be a time to recuperate from the holidays but the fun keeps going in San Diego! The mild winter weather is the perfect inspiration for a variety of events that take place during the month of January. Take a look at some of the highlights.
Poway Winter Festival
January 11, 2019 from 5-9 PM
January 12, 2019 from 3:30 – 8:30 PM
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Winter enthusiasts will be drawn to the Poway Winter Festival where you can build a snowman, sled down the snow hill, roast marshmallows by the campfire, make silly faces in the free photo booth and take a spin around the synthetic skate rink!
Along with a host of winter activities, there will be a variety of specialty and food vendors on-site. There will be no ATM machines at the event, so please plan accordingly.
FREE shuttles to and from the event will be available from two locations: Poway City Hall parking lot, located at 13325 Civic Center Drive; and the Boys and Girls Club parking lot at 12988 Bowron Road.
San Diego Brew Fest
January 12, 2019
12 – 4 PM
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The 9th annual San Diego Beer Fest returns to Liberty Station and promises another fun-filled day with beer, food trucks, and music. The event features dozens of local and international craft beers, as well as San Diego’s most popular food trucks (food sold separately).
Admission is $45 for general admission (1:00 – 4:00 PM) and $55 for Early Admission (Noon to 4:00 PM). Both include unlimited beer tastings, with VIP admission offering an added hour. Please keep in mind that the event is limited to 21 and over and no pets are allowed.
The San Diego Brew Festival’s proceeds will benefit Noah’s B-ark, Inc., whose aim is to rescue dogs from shelters and find permanent homes for rescued pets.
2019 Carlsbad Marathon & Half Marathon
Sunday, January 20, 2019
7 AM – 1 PM
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With ideal weather conditions, a spectacular coastal course, 26 fully staffed course support stations and continuous entertainment, the Carlsbad Marathon is more than a race, it’s an unforgettable experience.
Each participant receives a gender specific long-sleeve technical fabric shirt, virtual goody bag, finisher’s medal, post-race mylar blanket, refreshments (including chocolate milk!) and much more. Participants have several race options, including a full marathon (26.2 miles) or half marathon (13.1 miles), the Surf Sun Run 5K and the Double Down Challenge which begins at 6:45 a.m. with the Surf Sun Run 5K then finishes with the 7:45 a.m. Carlsbad Half Marathon.
San Diego Restaurant Week
January 20 – January 27, 2019
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San Diego Restaurant Week will be held Sunday, January 20 through Sunday, January 27 with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants. Enjoy delicious selections at restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County.
During the week, more than 180 participating restaurants will offer three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $20, $30, $40 or $50 per person and/or two-course prix-fixe lunch menus for $10, $15 or $20 per person. The participating restaurants span across the county from the South Bay to East County and to the borders of Oceanside and Fallbrook to the North and touch on all cuisine types and cravings.
Tickets are not necessary for this spectacular week of discounted dining, but reservations are recommended! San Diego Restaurant Week is brought to you by the non-profit San Diego Chapter of the California Restaurant Association.