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Annual Events &Holidays

With its prime waterfront location just minutes from everything, InterContinental San Diego is the perfect place to stay throughout the year — great for mixing business with pleasure or for celebrating holidays meaningful to you.

Introduction

Summer

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club

The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California.

Oysterfest

Oysterfest

San Diego’s most popular event for live music, beer, food, bayside views and a whole bunch of good-looking locals.

4th of July Big Bay Boom

4th of July Big Bay Boom

Big Bay Boom is an annual Independence Day fireworks display in San Diego, California. The event has been put on since 2001. It is claimed to be one of the largest annual fireworks displays in the United States.

San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con

San Diego Comic-Con International is a multi-genre entertainment and comic convention held annually in San Diego, California, United States.

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade

San Diego LGBT Pride Parade

Attendees can celebrate LGBT pride throughout the two-day fest, which also includes vendor booths, a beer garden, a dance floor and an artist area.

Sun & Sea Festival

Sun & Sea Festival

the Sun & Sea Festival brings together world-class sand castle sculptors plus a pancake breakfast, live music, a parade and more.

Fall

Labor Day

Labor Day

KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO Music Festival

KAABOO was created by music lovers for music lovers. An adult escape, uniquely curated to appeal to all five of your senses, with world-class music, hilarious comedy, inspiring contemporary art, gourmet cuisine, craft libations and personal indulgences.

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

San Diego International Film Festival

San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego International Film Festival produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and International independent filmmaking.

Fleet Week San Diego

Fleet Week San Diego

The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

San Diego Beer Week

San Diego Beer Week

San Diego Beer Week is a 10-day celebration, promoting more than 130 independent craft breweries in San Diego County. This year’s San Diego Beer Week is brought to you by the San Diego Brewers Guild and Lyft, with participation from the region’s local craft breweries, allied and affiliate members.

San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

San Diego Bay Food & Wine Festival

Welcome to the San Diego Bay Wine + Food Festival, where sailboats and sandy beaches serve as the backdrop to one of the country’s most talked about weeks in food. Featuring dozens of events, hundreds of domestic and international wineries, the celebration of craft beer and spirits, local culinary legends and nationally recognized celebrities, and a Grand Tasting Finale on the stunning Embarcadero.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

Winter

Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park December Nights

Balboa Park December Nights brings families and friends together to spread holiday joy and kick-off the "most wonderful time of the year" with lights and more!

Christmas Day

Christmas Day

Holiday Bowl

Holiday Bowl

Don’t miss America’s Finest Bowl Experience! This signature San Diego event annually showcases a thrilling game between some of college football’s most competitive conferences, the Big Ten and the Pac-12. Don’t miss the electrifying pageantry, excitement and football thrills this year!

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

San Diego International Auto Show

San Diego International Auto Show

Where the cars are the stars! The San Diego International Auto Show features the widest variety of new vehicles under one roof.

San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week

San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, January 20th through Sunday, January 27th with a FEAST for the senses at over 180 participating restaurants.

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp Quarter

This is the biggest Fat Tuesday celebration on the U.S. West Coast. Parades, music, and beads take over downtown San Diego's historic Gaslamp Quarter.

Spring

Padres Opening Day

Padres Opening Day

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K

San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K

The San Diego Half Marathon & Padres 5K is a race that celebrates the beauty and uniqueness of San Diego, while raising money to support our communities!

Memorial Day

Memorial Day