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The renowned San Diego Opera starts their season performances with the romantic La Boheme January 30 through February 7.The performances are held at the San Diego Civic Theatre, downtown just a few steps from The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.
The annual Buick Invitational Golf Tournament begins February 1 and runs though March 3. It is played at famous Torrey Pines Golf Course where it has been held since 1971. Prestigious tournament players have included Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson and Phil Mickelson.
Every year, thousands of revelers flock to the Gaslamp Quarter to its sensational Mardi Gras parade. It is one big outdoor party with live music, dancing, entertainers and lots of food and drink. This year the event is held on February 16th.
Downtown's Little Italy offers a large open air art gallery that showcases painting, sculpture, glasswork, photography, music and dance. KidsWalk gives children a chance to learn and practice arts of all kinds. Of course food and beverage is plentiful.
One of the largest celebrations in southern California is Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, the Mexican date recognizing one of their many battles for independence. The Gaslamp Quarter takes advantage of every opportunity to have a party and Cinco de Mayo is one of the biggest. Bands, dancing, food and drink at just about every stop in the Gaslamp. And of course, what would the Old Town State Park be without Cinco de Mayo. The Fiesta De Reyes and all the shops will be decorated with special Mexican food and drink.
The 2010 La Jolla Festival of the Arts, opening June 26th, takes place in beautiful coastal San Diego county. The annual event welcomes guests to enjoy the outstanding work of nearly 200 fine artists from the USA and Mexico. Chalk art, fine food and live music complete this fun filled weekend. Balboa Park in June offer the Old Globe Summer Shakespeare Festival. The series is considered one of the best in the country. This is a series of 3 plays with are performed on alternate days. The 2010 season dates will be announced early in calendar year 2010.
The month of July begins with a bang on the 4th of July. The San Diego Bay, just a 10 minute walk from the Westin, features 3 large barges loaded with 25 minutes worth of spectacular fireworks. Other locations throughout the city feature a similar display. A great way to celebrate independence day. Following in the same vein as Independence Day, Gay Pride is celebrated throughout the month of July with special parades, exhibits and other festivities. The single largest annual convention in San Diego is the Comic Book Convention. It is a two week event and brings all the latest cartoon and movie characters to town from Spiderman to the XMen to Startrek and more...another big July event. For pop music and the classics, the San Diego Symphony begins it summer pops concerts with a big, rousing patriotic show kicking off the summer season with fireworks too.
The big downtown celebration in September is Street Scene. A raucus party with a multitude of bands featuring rock and roll. zydeco, r & b, just about every kind of popular music. The east village, downtown San Diego comes alive for two big evenings with lots of food and drink. Book ahead for this one. San Diego Charger football season Begins in September with preseason games played locally at Qualcomm Stadium. Almost always a sell out, the best national football comes to San Diego throughout the season.
The holiday season is celebrated in San Diego even without the cold and snow other parts of the country. Palm trees strewn with holiday lights and Santa in his board shorts and surf board is in all the stores. Balboa Park has a special week of holiday celebrations with the museums open late, carolers, special holiday food and beverages are at the open air stalls... even a very festive air at the Old Globe when the Grinch comes to Who Ville to try to steal Christmas away.