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Things to do in February in North County San Diego

Posted on: January 29th, 2018 by Kate Hamernik

It’s a beautiful time of year! The days are getting a bit longer so there are plenty of great ways to enjoy living in North County. Check out the many great FREE and low-cost things to do in North County San Diego in February.


2/4 – ENCINITAS | Cardiff Kook 5K, 10K, and Costume Contest (Registration $48-58)

Annual fun run on Super Bowl Sunday. The course begins under the iconic “Encinitas” sign on North Coast Highway 101. This scenic loop passes by the “Cardiff Kook” statue (The Magic Carpet Ride), overlooks some of the most popular surf breaks in the world, before it heads down to Cardiff State Beach.


8am to 10:30am
North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

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Registration: $48 – $58 | Get tickets



2/10 – ESCONDIDO | Escondido Chocolate Festival ($25-35)

Take a leisurely stroll through Downtown Escondido while sampling chocolates paired with local fine wines and craft beer. Enjoy 20+ participating restaurants, shops, and spas. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride down Historic Grand Avenue.


Attendees will purchase a ticket passport. The purchase includes a tasting glass, bag filled with swag, coupons, information from participating businesses and a map indicating each tasting location. Attendees obtain their passport from will call stand located at the Maple Street Plaza.


1pm to 5pm
Maple Street Plaza- On Maple Street between Grand Avenue and Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92025

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Cost: $25 – $35 | Get tickets

Age limit: 21+




2/17 – ENCINITAS | Surfrider Cleanup Meet-Up (FREE)

The Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter and San Diego Coastkeeper have coordinated cleanups on the third Saturday of the month at Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas. Meet on the sand by the beach stand and shower/restroom area and you can help with the cleanup.


Please wear comfortable clothes, closed-toed shoes, and sunscreen. All volunteers are welcome to participate and must sign a liability waiver. Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver before the minor can participate. Learn more:


Begins at 9am

Moonlight Beach

200 B Street, Encinitas, CA 92024
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