The following events are taking place in San Diego during the month of January and are listed by date. Click on the event’s link for more information.

January 1

New Year’s Day Polar Bear Plunge – Some will come to swim and other just to dip their big toe in the big blue (without turning blue!), but all should come to share in the joy of the New Year and the warmth of good friends, fellow swimmers, and great potluck food. Cider/Coffee provided.

January 1 – 2

Fantasy on Ice at Liberty Station – Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

January 1 – 8

San Diego International Auto Show – Fantasy on Ice is open New Years Day ! Bring the family for ice skating fun and support Rady Childrens Hospital! Join us everyday from 10am to 10pm.

January 1 – 31

The Lore behind the Roar – This extraordinary family-friendly exhibition tells the story of the San Diego Zoo’s humble beginnings in 1916 to its evolution as a major tourist attraction and global conservation organization. Visitors will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Zoo’s role in the San Diego community and its efforts to end extinction worldwide.

January 1 – 31

Beer Train Trolley Tour – Drink, don’t drive. Hop aboard the San Diego Beer Train Tour and enjoy ample tastes of local craft beer, behind the scenes guided brewery tour. Travel by rail, enjoy brewery lunch, awesome beer, games and prizes. No need to drive, take the train.

January 4 – 29

“Kick Start” an SDWS Art Exhibition – The San Diego Watercolor Society presents “Kick Start”, an art exhibition juried by award-winning artist, Penny Hill. The exhibit runs 1/4/17 – 1/29/17 at our Art Gallery in The ARTS DISTRICT Liberty Station.

January 7

San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K – Take strides to reduce your carbon & physical footprint at the San Diego Resolution Run 5K & 15K at Mission Bay! A healthier you can mean a lighter you.

January 8

Poway Winter Festival – The Poway Winter Festival brings to life all of the charm and entertainment of a cold-mountain town, set right in Poway.

January 12 – 16

Borrego Springs Film Festival – The annual Borrego Springs Film Festival will showcase Narrative, Documentary, Animation, and Latino features and shorts.

January 14

San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival – San Diego Multi-Cultural Festival activities include music and dancing, children activities, multi-cultural story tellers, food and more.

January 15

37th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade – Celebrate the legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at a waterfront parade at the downtown San Diego Bay waterfront.

January 15

Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon – The Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half Marathon course goes through Carlsbad Village and along the oceanfront Pacific Coast Highway.

January 15 – 22

San Diego Restaurant Week – This January, San Diego Restaurant Week will celebrate local by showcasing the fresh and delicious ingredients that our region is known for with Eight Days of Dining!

January 19 – 29

Plays by Young Writers Festival – Playwrights Project’s Plays by Young Writers festival, sponsored by the Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, features winning scripts from its California Young Playwrights Contest for ages 18 and under. Contest winners were selected from 385 plays submitted by students from across the state.

January 20 – 22

San Diego Caffeine Crawl – Caffeine Crawl in sunny San Diego promises our biggest shop lineup yet, multiple bike route options, snazzy new spaces and more caffeine than you can handle!

January 21

Monster Jam – Monster Jam® is one of the world’s largest and most famous monster truck tour featuring some of the biggest names in monster trucks.

January 26

Farmers Insurance Open – The annual PGA Tour Farmers Insurance Open men’s golf tournament is played at the Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, home of the 2008 U.S. Open.

January 28 – 29

San Diego Cat Show – San Diego Cat Show – Del Mar Fairgrounds. 450 kittens and cats in competition, 42 breeds, agility, rescues, education.