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Exploring San Diego: San Diego Tết, Sunroad Marina Boat Show, Restaurant Week

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Posted at 11:29 AM, Jan 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 14:29:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — San Diego's Lunar New Year celebrations continue this weekend and fun in the sun is happening down by the bay.

San Diego Tết Festival and Chinese New Year Festival will continue local Lunar New Year celebrations will fun-filled events featuring delicious foods, cultural performances and dancing, and more to welcome in the Year of the Rat.

San Diego's Sunroad Marina Boat Show returns to showcase the latest in boating and nautical fun, offering free boat rides and seminars for avid boaters.

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San Diego Restaurant Week continues until Sunday. Local foodies (or hopeful foodies) can grab a taste from more than 180 restaurants featuring bites and sips on specially-priced lunch and dinner menus.

While the Farmers Insurance Open may be sold out to general attendance, there remains limited ticket packages and exclusive seating for golf fans to see their favorite players take the tee at Torrey Pines.


San Diego Restaurant Week
Where: Various locations; Cost: $10 - $50
(Thursday - Sunday) San Diego Restaurant Week brings special pricing and delicious eats to hungry locals, with more than 180 restaurants taking part in the week-long event offering two-course lunch price points from $10 to $20, and three-course dinner options from $20 to $50.

Farmers Insurance Open
Where: Torrey Pines Golf Course; Cost: Varies by ticket
(Thursday - Sunday) Come out and cheer on several big names with San Diego ties at the Farmers Insurance Open, including Phil Mickelson, Jamie Lovemark, Pat Perez, Xander Schauffele and J.J. Spaun. Golfing icon Tiger Woods is also set to take the tee once again this year. While general admission is sold out on each day, other ticket packages are still available.


San Diego Tết Festival
Where: Mira Mesa Community Park; Cost: Free
(Friday - Sunday) San Diego Tết Festival hosts cultural performances like lion dances and traditional singing, dancing and singing competitions, karaoke, a pet costume contest, delicious foods, and the crowning of Miss Vietnam of San Diego 2020.

San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show
Where: Sunroad Resort Marina; Cost: Free - $15
(Thursday - Sunday) The Sunroad Marina Boat Show returns with an expanded addition of floating docks to several larger vessels. Boaters won't want to miss a variety of marine vendors, boating seminars, and the latest in nautical products and services. Plus, families can enjoy free boat rides and food and drinks along the bay.


Chinese New Year Festival
Where: International Houses, Balboa Park; Cost: Free
Balboa Park's House of China will hold lion dances, a cultural performance, family-friendly crafts and calligraphy, and serve up some delicious traditional food as they celebrate the Year of the Rat.

Disney on Ice: Mickey's Search Party
Where: Pechanga Arena; Cost: Tickets start at $15
(Thursday - Sunday) Join Mickey, Minnie, and more Disney characters on a brand-new adventure on ice, with amazing acrobatics, stunts, and skating. World-class skaters take audiences along as they use Captain Hook's treasure map to search for Tinkerbell through a variety of Disney-themed worlds and classic characters.

Australia Wildfire Relief Fundraiser
Where: Mission Brewery; Cost: Free event, donations welcomed
Mission Brewery is hosting a fundraising event to help provide needed funds for Australia's wildlife in the wake of the country's devastating fires. The brewery will host delicious food truck fare from Tacos la Mezcla and Dang Brother Pizza, while serving up its delicious brews. The event will also feature a churro stand, games, and raffle prizes.


Fleet Science Center: Mindbender Mansion
Where: Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park; Cost: $19.95 - $21.95
(Saturday - Sunday) Solve as many puzzles as you can, as you and your friends journey through Mindbender Mansion, where you'll solve interactive puzzles, race the clock to answer trivia and complete tasks to solve mysteries in thematic rooms around the exhibit.

Shen Yun 2020
Where: San Diego Civic Theater; Cost: $80 - $120
(Friday - Sunday) The excitement of Shen Yun returns to San Diego, bringing a colorful and theatric display of traditional Chinese culture through five millennia. With stunning costumes, high-tech backdrops, and a unique blend of music and dance, Shen Yun immerses audiences into a multi-dimensional journey of classic Chinese dance.

Django JazzFest San Diego
Where: Dizzy's Jazz - Arias Hall; Cost: $20
The annual Django JazzFest will bring vocalist Allison Adams Tucker in to celebrate the life and music of French "Hot Club" gypsy jazz founder Django Reinhardt. Music will be performed by guitarists Patrick Berrogain and Joe Amato, bassist Evona Wascinski, and violinist David Morales Boroff. The Mission Bay High School Gypsy Jazz Quartet will also give a special performance.