Exploring San Diego


Exploring San Diego: Things to do 70s car show, LEGO festival, V-Day

Posted at 12:01 PM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 20:28:48-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — It's the perfect weekend to celebrate your loved ones at events around San Diego County this weekend.

The San Diego Automotive Museum hosts a walk back to the 1970s for a look at the evolution of cars with That 70s Car Show, a new exhibit showing how the 70s fueled today's industry. Plus, all February is Museum Month, giving locals the chance to visit participating museums of half-off admission.

Valentine's Day dinners will headline Friday night for many across San Diego and thankfully there are plenty of places with a view and delicious meals to match.

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Monster Jam returns to Petco Park this weekend for more monster truck madness across dirt ramps. Brick Fest Live! brings millions of LEGO bricks to Del Mar with hands-on activities and exhibits to see.

Here's a look at this weekend's events:


That '70s Car Show
Where: San Diego Automotive Museum; Cost: $6 - $12
(Thursday - Sunday) Check out the defining era of automobiles that was the 1970s in a new exhibit at the San Diego Automotive Museum. From social changes to political upheaval to technology, the 70s had a profound impact on the automotive industry and U.S. manufacturing. See how the past's innovations fueled what we drive today.

Oceanside Sunset Market
Where: Tremont and Pier View Way; Cost: Free
Every week, residents head down to Pier View Way to enjoy Oceanside's Sunset Market, giving visitors the chance to enjoy the scenic sunset alongside delicious foods and desserts, live entertainment, and local shopping. More than 200 merchants span four blocks, boasting an array of fun, unique, and delicious finds. The free market also features fun for kids with a special "KidZone" packed with activities.


Valentine's Day dinners
Where: Various locations; Cost: Varies
You've got the flowers ordered, the gift ready, but have you found a place for that romantic dinner? Take your sweetheart out to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner in San Diego — where there are plenty of special dinners and views to match planned for the evening.

Mingei pop-up workshop: We Heart Art
Where: The New Children's Museum; Cost: Free - $15.50
Mingei International Museum hosts a special Valentine’s Day pop-up with Mexican folk and heart-inspired art. Create a “milagro” folk charms or decorative items for yourself or as a gift for your love this Valentine's Day!


5K Paw Walk in the Garden
Where: San Diego Botanic Garden; Cost: $14 - $32
Take your four-legged friends to the San Diego Botanic Garden to help raise funds for Rancho Coastal Humane Society. Pets will get to take a nice, scenic walk though the 37 acre garden, enjoy treats, and hang out with other canines. Adults can check our pet products and enjoy some treats themselves.

Monster Jam
Where: Petco Park; Cost: Starting at $48
Monster Jam will tear up dirt and mud at Petco Park, bringing monster truck drivers to town to jump, flip, and fly across the park in head-to-head competitions and to wow fans. Pit party tickets get fans up-close access to their favorite drivers and cars, the chance to get autographs, take photos, and more fun activities.

Brothers Keeper Music Festival
Where: Booze Brothers Brewing, Vista; Cost: $30
Hang out at Booze Brothers in Vista for their Brothers Keeper Music Festival, featuring performances by San Diego's The Schizophonics, Sacri Monti, Dani Bell & The Tarantist, Volcano, and more.


Brick Fest Live!
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds; Cost: $20
(Saturday - Sunday) Brick Fest Live! brings thousands of magnificently built LEGO models to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, with hands-on attractions and activities geared to inspire and educate guests to create. The event features a Guinness World-record setting mosaic, video game arena, a LEGO speedway, life-sized builds, and more.

Where: Point Loma Community Presbyterian Church; Cost: Free
Join PLCPC for some winter magic at their Winterfest. The event features a bounce house for kids, hot chocolate bar and snacks, crafts, bingo, an indoor snowball fight, a winter movie, snow, and more.

Museum Month
Where: Various locations; Cost: Prices vary
(Saturday - Sunday) Throughout the month of February, San Diegans and visitors can pick up a special, free pass to save 50 percent at more than 40 museums throughout the city. Museums like the Fleet Science Center, Maritime Museum, San Diego Air & Space Museum, Natural History Museum, and many more are participating in the special month.