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12 can’t-miss events in San Diego County in 2024

What do the Breeders’ Cup, Iron Maiden and Idina Menzel have in common? They will all be in San Diego in 2024.

Here are 12 events (one for each month) to put on your calendar to make sure not to miss. There are various events from art and culture to music and sports.

These events are just a sample of the many coming locally and are either one-time only or here for a very limited time and already have scheduled dates and locations. For more ideas for things to do in San Diego, go here.

January

Young fans giggle during the final round of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open.

Young fans giggle during the final round of the 2023 Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 in La Jolla, CA.

(Meg McLaughlin/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Farmers Insurance Open: Top professional golfers will make their way to Torrey Pines for one of the first PGA tournaments of the year from Jan. 24 to Jan. 27. The Farmers Insurance Open is a yearly event where golf aficionados can see some of their favorite players compete against one another. Jan. 24-27. Torrey Pines Golf Course, 11480 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla. Tickets start at $55. farmersinsuranceopen.com

February

Tina Landau, writer and director; and Idina Menzel, actor; pose for a photo as they prepare for "Redwood"

Tina Landau, writer and director; and Idina Menzel, actor; pose for a photo as they prepare for the upcoming musical play “Redwood” that will debut at the La Jolla Playhouse on Feb. 13, 2024.

(Courtesy of Jenna Selby)

Redwood: Broadway star and the voice of Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen” films and television shows, Idina Menzel, will be making her La Jolla Playhouse premiere in the musical play “Redwood” starting Feb. 13. This play follows Menzel’s character Jesse, a businesswoman, mother and wife as she goes on a journey into a Northern California forest. The musical is written and directed by Tina Landau with music by Kate Diaz. Feb. 13-March 31. La Jolla Playhouse, 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla. $25-$149. lajollaplayhouse.org/show/redwood

March

Women’s Gold Cup Final: The first-ever CONCACAF W Gold Cup soccer tournament is taking place in 2024 and San Diego will host the final at Snapdragon Stadium on March 10. Twelve women’s national teams will compete in group play in February (San Diego will host Group B games on Feb. 21, 24 and 27) for a chance to make it to the final and be crowned the 2024 CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup champion. Some of the countries competing in group play include the United States, Mexico, Canada and Brazil. March 10. Snapdragon Stadium, 2101 Stadium Way, San Diego. concacaf.com/w-gold-cup

April

Danza Azteca groups perform during Chicano Park Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in San Diego, California.

Danza Azteca groups perform during Chicano Park Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023 in San Diego, California.

(Ana Ramirez/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Chicano Park Day: The 54th Chicano Park Day will be on April 20. This yearly event celebrates the historic park in Barrio Logan that was almost a California High Patrol station, but the community and Chicano activists protested and occupied the area until an agreement was made with city and state officials to create a park in 1970. Chicano Park Day is a free, family event that includes music and cultural performances, food vendors, art displays, educational sessions, lowriders and more. April 20. Chicano Park, 1986 Logan Ave., San Diego. Free. chicano-park.com

May

World Design Capital 2024: Every two years the World Design Organization puts on the World Design Capital, a regional year-long showcase of design via seminars, speaking engagements, experiences, conferences and more. Throughout the year there will be various events in San Diego and Tijuana. One of the showcase events is the World Design Festival from May 1 to May 5. It will feature interactive workshops, projects from designers, speaker engagements and more. It will take place at the Centro Cultural Tijuana (CECUT). May 1-5. Paseo de los Héroes 9350, Zona Urbana Rio Tijuana, 22010 Tijuana. wdc2024.org

June

People walk past food vendors on opening day of the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

People walk past food vendors on opening day of the San Diego County Fair in Del Mar on Wednesday, June 7, 2023.

(Hayne Palmour IV/For The San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego County Fair: In 2024, the San Diego County Fair is going old school with music, games, rides and more. This year’s theme is, “Let’s go retro,” with theme days and entertainment from the 50s through 90s. There will also be the traditional fair rides, unique food options and farm animals. Check out the fair’s website for updating information as opening day gets closer. June 12-July 7. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. sdfair.com

July

Stephen Eckert of Brooklyn dressed as Shakespearian Spider-man at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

Stephen Eckert of Brooklyn dressed as Shakespearian Spider-man at Comic-Con in San Diego on Thursday, July 21, 2022.

(K.C. Alfred/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

Comic-Con: Cosplayers and fans will gather at the San Diego Convention Center for the 2024 Comic-Con International from July 24 to July 28 (including preview night). This annual celebration of comics and pop culture has panels, exhibitions, movie and television showings, outdoor activations, a masquerade ball and more. Check out our coverage from previous Comic-Cons at sandiegouniontribune.com/comic-con. July 24-28. San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Drive, San Diego. $27-79. comic-con.org

August

Jason Mraz: Sing along to “I’m Yours,” “ I Feel Like Dancing” and many more hits from Jason Mraz and the SuperBand, along with the San Diego Symphony, at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park on Aug. 11. This show will be the only one in San Diego on this tour and one of two shows that Mraz and the band will be playing with a symphony orchestra. Special guests are also scheduled to open up and be announced at a later date. 7:30 p.m. Aug. 11. Rady Shell at Jacobs Park, 222 Marina Park Way, San Diego. theshell.org

September

The Navy’s precision Blue Angles flight team fly above the crowd at the MCAS Miramar Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

The Navy’s precision Blue Angles flight team fly above the crowd at the MCAS Miramar Air Show on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023.

(Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune)

MCAS Miramar Air Show: For those feeling the need for speed, the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Air Show is the ticket. From Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, the biggest military air show in the world, according to the Marines, will take place. This yearly event traditionally spotlights aerial performances, military vehicles, old school aircraft, flight simulators and more. Some of the aircrafts scheduled to perform and be on display at the 2024 show are the Navy’s Blue Angels and the Red Bull Air Force. Sept. 27-29. MCAS Miramar, San Diego. Free. miramarairshow.com

October

Iron Maiden: The legendary English heavy metal band Iron Maiden brings its Future Past World Tour to North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre on Oct. 4. The band is slated to perform songs from their most recent studio album “Senjutsu” and 1986’s “Somewhere In Time.” The San Diego tour is also the first U.S. stop on the world tour. It starts in Australia in September and then goes to New Zealand and Japan, before landing in San Diego. Oct. 4. North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, 2050 Entertainment Circle, Chula Vista. Tickets start at $48. ironmaiden.com

November

 Jockey Mickael Barzalona, on Talismanic, celebrates winning the Breeders' Cup Turf in 2017 at Del Mar.

Jockey Mickael Barzalona, on horse Talismanic, celebrates winning the eleventh race during the Breeders’ Cup at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar on Nov. 4, 2017.

(Hayne Palmour / San Diego Union-Tribune)

Breeders’ Cup: One of horse racing’s premier events is returning to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club from Nov. 1 to Nov. 2. The Breeders’ Cup is a yearly horse racing competition over two days and it rotates around the top race tracks in the U.S. Approximately $31 million is paid out in winnings and prizes, according to the Breeders’ Cup. This will be the third time the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club hosts the Breeder’s Cup, with previous stops in 2017 and 2021. Nov. 1-2. 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar. dmtc.com

December

The floor of the  San Diego International Auto Show.

Workers put the finishing touches on some of the cars and trucks featured in the 2023 San Diego International Auto Show, which runs Friday through Monday at the San Diego Convention Center.

(Rob Nikolewski/San Diego Union-Tribune)

San Diego International Auto Show: Interested in buying a new car or seeing what the cars of the near future will look like? Take a trip to the San Diego International Auto Show. This annual event typically takes place the last Friday of December to the first Monday of January at the San Diego Convention Center. This year it is scheduled for Dec. 29 to Jan. 1. Some of features of the show include an outdoor area to test drive new cars not on the market yet, and indoor electric vehicle test track and a mobility zone to help those with special needs. Dec. 29-Jan.1. San Diego Convention Center, 111 Harbor Drive, San Diego. Tickets start at $12. sdautoshow.com



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