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Lemon Grove Concerts in the Park   Through Aug. 17
Bring your own picnic, have a BBQ, bring a blanket or lawn chair, pets must be on a leash, no alcohol or smoking permitted.
Time/Place: Thursdays 6:30-8pm / Berry Street Park: 7071 Mt. Vernon
Contact: 619-825-3800 / www.lemongrove.ca.gov

2017 Del Mar Racing Season   Through Sept. 4
The Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, where the turf meets the surf. Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack
Contact: 858-755-1141 / www.dmtc.com

Clairemont Family Day   Aug. 5
There’ll be a variety of entertainment and music, plus food, vendors, games, pony rides, a huge carnival ride zone, and the “Greatest Show on Turf” car show. Bring the whole family and make a day of it!
Time/Place: 8am-4pm / South Clairemont Recreation Center
Contact: www.clairemontfamilyday.com

A Sip of Julian   Aug. 5
Eight tasting rooms offering samples of their wine, beer, hard cider or craft cocktails along with a small bite food pairing. $25.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Julian Town Hall
Contact: 760-765-1857 / www.visitjulian.com

Farm to Bay   Aug. 5
A unique tasting event fundraiser that supports coastal wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast.
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Living Coast Discovery Center, Chula Vista
Contact: www.thelivingcoast.org/farmtobay

Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest   Aug. 5
Lemon and garlic inspired food tastings, a beer garden, dozens of retail vendors and a free family area.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park  
Contact: www.lzgfsd.com

Lake Poway Family Campout   Aug. 5-6
Guided night hikes, campfire with s’mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim at 6:30. Kiwanis club will be offering a pancake breakfast. Fees are as follows: Children 10 and under $3, Adults and Children 11 and over $5. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway  
Contact: www.poway.org

Solana Beach Family Camp Out   Aug. 5-6
Campfire program – live music, s’mores, campfire songs, Solana Beach Historical Museum tours, dinner and breakfast.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / La Colonia Park: 715 Valley Avenue
Contact: 858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Vista Rod Run   Aug. 6
350 Domestic and Import Pre-74 vehicles and specialty vehicles. 30 awards, live music, vendors and Village special events.
Time/Place: 9am-2pm / Main Street, Historic Downtown Vista
Contact: 760-390-2932 / www.vistarodrun.com

Chula Vista Lemon Festival   Aug. 6
The free family festival is celebrating 21 years in Chula Vista’s original neighborhood. Live bands, lemon pie eating, lemon peeling and largest lemon contests will be held in addition to a Festival Fun Zone for kids and a craft beer garden for adults.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Third Avenue between E and G Streets
Contact: 619-422-1982 / www.thirdavenuevillage.com

North County Health Fair   Aug. 10
This event provides an opportunity for local health & wellness related businesses to promote their products and services. The event also features a variety of health related free screenings for community members.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza
Contact: 760-722-1534 / www.oceansidechamber.com

Coronado Movies on the Bay   Aug. 11
A FREE, fun activity for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets. Tonight’s movie is “Sing.”
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Coronado Ferry Landing  
Contact: www.coronado.ca.us

Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser   Aug. 11
Proceeds support the San Diego East County Chamber Foundation. Play a fun scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres at the After Party!
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul
Contact: 619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Oceanside Longboard Surfing Club Contest & Beach Festival   Aug. 11-13
Features coalition surf teams from all over California. The event will include a beach festival in the amphitheater with food and merchandise vendors, music and a beer garden.
Time/Place: Junior Seau Pier Amphitheater and North & South Pier Beaches
Contact: 760-519-8384 / www.oceansidelongboardsurfingclub.org

National City Movies in the Park   Aug. 12
Food Trucks will be onsite for anyone wanting to grab a snack or dinner before the movie. Tonight’s movie is “Moana.”
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Kimball Park  
Contact: www.nationalcityca.gov

National City Automobile Heritage Day Festival & Car Show   Aug. 12
Join us for live music, food from a variety of popular eateries, entertainment for children and specialty booths.
Time/Place: 10am-3pm / Kimball Park
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.automobileheritageday.com

Luau Fundraiser at the VFW   Aug. 12
Roast pig dinner and dessert, authentic Hawaiian band, Polynesian dancers, fire dancers, costumer contest, limbo contest, special surprises and raffle. Proceeds directly fund VFW-1924 Post building improvements.
Time/Place: 4pm / VFW Post #1924: 1175 S. Old Stage Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: www.fallbrookchamberofcommerce.org

Bocce Bash   Aug. 12
This fundraiser for the San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl features round-robin Bocce tournament play, a live DJ, a costume contest and beer provided by Coronado Brewing Company! Bocce equipment provided. Must be 21+.  
Time/Place: 9am / Qualcomm Stadium  
Contact: www.holidaybowl.com

Red Balloon Awards   Aug. 12
This year’s gala theme is “Oh! The Places You’ll Go!” inspired by the Dr. Seuss book. It will begin with a cocktail reception and include a silent auction. The event will honor three literacy heroes and benefit the organization’s StoryTent program.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla  
Contact: www.eventbrite.com

SRCA Movie Night   Aug. 12
Bring the kids, blankets, and low-profile chairs and enjoy the movie.  Get there early for easy parking and to get a good spot. Tonight’s movie is “The Incredibles.”
Time/Place: 6pm / Scripps Ranch Community Park  
Contact: www.scrippsranch.org

Fiesta del Sol San Diego   Aug. 12-13
Street festival celebrating the history, diverse cultures, and civic engagement of the people of San Diego. Entertainment stage, a multi-cultural food court, four community pavilions, and over one hundred booths.
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Main Street, between So Evans St. & Sicard St.
Contact: www.fiestadelsolsandiego.org

ArtWalk   Aug. 12-13
The free, weekend long event offers fine art, food, live entertainment and excitement for all ages. Over 200 international, national and local San Diego artists will be featuring every medium of art.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-5pm / Ingram Plaza, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-615-1090 / www.artwalksandiego.org

Cardiff Dog Days of Summer   Aug. 13
A free event with over 200 dog related vendors and rescue groups with pet adoptions, live music, beer garden oasis, dog contests, local makers market, food trucks and more!
Time/Place: 11am-6pm / Encinitas Community Park
Contact: 760-436-0431 / www.cardiff101.com

Hillcrest CityFest Street Fair   Aug. 13
A huge celebration of community spirit through music, arts, crafts, and food.
Time/Place: Noon-11pm / 5th Ave and University Ave.
Contact: 619-299-3330 / www.fabuloushillcrest.com

Open Cockpit Days   Aug. 15-16
Come sit in a plane! Cockpits of select aircraft will be open for visitors of all ages to experience Marine aviation from a pilot’s perspective.
Time/Place: 9am-3pm / Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, San Diego
Contact: 858-693-1723 / www.flyingleathernecks.org

Summer Bash – Business Expo   Aug. 17
Join members of the business community and view the goods and services they provide and mix and mingle! Attend and be prepared to have fun, taste great food.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center  
Contact: 619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net

Best of San Diego Party   Aug. 18
More than 2,000 guests and the winners from San Diego Magazine’s Best Restaurants. Taste signature dishes from more than 40 restaurants plus the best local breweries, wineries and spirit companies.
Time/Place: 6:30-9:30pm / Liberty Station NTC Park
Contact: www.sandiegomagazine.com

¡Latin Food Fest! San Diego   Aug. 18-19
Featuring tastings, a celeb chef dinner, parties and workshops. The signature event, Gran Tasting, is an all-inclusive tasting festival.
Time/Place: Fri 5-11pm, Sat 12-11pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North
Contact: https://latinfoodfest.com

Transforming Lives Gala   Aug. 19
You’re Invited to Join Toward Maximum Independence for An Evening to Benefit Children and Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Music, Casino-Style Gaming, Delicious Food, Magic, Silent & Live Auction, Opportunity Drawing.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / The Lafayette Hotel, San Diego  
Contact: www.tmi-inc.org

HarborFest   Aug. 19
Check out three stages of live entertainment, engaging educational and interactive exhibits, exciting harbor activities, unique automobiles, beautiful art displays, a Taco and Spirits Revolution, a Craft Beer Uprising and a Wine tasting!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-233-5008 / www.CVHarborFest.com

Carlsbad Music Festival   Aug. 25-27
Features 60+ performances of creative music of all kinds. These include 10 ticketed concerts; FREE outdoor concerts all weekend; FREE New Currents concerts on Saturday and Sunday; and a beer garden, food trucks and artisan market on Saturday and Sunday.
Time/Place: Carlsbad Village  
Contact: www.carlsbadmusicfestival.org

San Marcos Concert in the Garden   Aug. 26
Bring beach chairs or blankets for lawn seating. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. No pets (except service animals). The Kings of 88 perform tonight.
Time/Place: 6pm / Wood House Gardens in Woodland Park
Contact: 760-744-9000 x3504 / www.san-marcos.net

Imperial Avenue Street Festival   Aug. 26
A multicultural street scene that celebrates the rich history, arts and culture of the Greater Logan Heights community.
Time/Place: 12-9pm / Imperial Ave & 28th, San Diego
Contact: 619-858-0563 / www.imperialavenuestreetfest.com

San Diego Spirits Festival   Aug. 26-27
Promises to open your eyes to new and unique cocktails, introduce you to great liquor purveyors, talented mixologists, great chefs so you can savor delicious restaurant offerings to soak up all your favorite libations.
Time/Place: Sat 2-6pm, Sun 2-5pm / Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier
Contact: www.sandiegospiritsfestival.com

LeucadiART Walk   Aug. 27
A revival of the original 80’s art event in historic Leucadia with art, entertainment, a children’s art pavilion and more.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

Bike the Bay   Aug. 27
Ride the bridge, Bike the Bay! Cruise around the San Diego Bay and enjoy your only opportunity to ride across the San Diego Coronado Bay Bridge. Proceeds from the Bike the Bay ride will benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.
Time/Place: 7am / Embarcadero Marine Park South  
Contact: www.bikethebay.net

 

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The Joles Group, Bennion Deville Homes 4th of July Celebrations 2017

Camp Pendleton
Ken Grody Ford 4th of July Beach Bash w/Fireworks
10am-10pm / Del Mar Beach Resort
www.mccscp.com/beachbash

Carlsbad
Red, White and BOOM! Includes Fireworks
10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California
www.legoland.com

Chula Vista
4th Fest Fireworks
9pm / Elite Athlete Training Center
www.chulavistaca.gov

Coronado
Independence Day Parade & Festivities
7am-9:30pm / Various Locations
www.coronadochamber.com

Del Mar
San Diego County Fair 4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
10am-11pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
www.sdfair.com

Independence Day BBQ & Fireworks
6:30-9:30pm / Fairmont Grand Del Mar
www.fairmont.com

El Cajon
4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
1-9:30pm / Kennedy Park
www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us

Escondido
Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Grape Day Park & The Center
www.artcenter.org

Imperial Beach
Independence Day Fireworks
12-6pm / IB Pier
www.imperialbeachca.gov

Julian
4th of July Parade
10am-5pm / Downtown Julian
www.julianparade.com

La Jolla
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park
www.lajollabythesea.com

Mira Mesa
Parade, Family Fun Day in the Park & Fireworks
7am-9:30pm / Community Park
www.miramesatowncouncil.org

National City
4th of July Festivities – June 29-July 4
Kimball Park
www.ci.national-city.ca.us

Ocean Beach
4th of July Fireworks
9pm / Ocean Beach Pier
www.oceanbeachsandiego.com

Oceanside
Independence Parade
10am-12pm / Coast Hwy
www.mainstreetoceanside.com

Oceanside Fireworks Show – July 3
5-9:30pm / Rancho Del Oro Rd.
www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Poway
Old Fashioned Fourth of
10am-4pm / Old Poway Park

4th of July Veterans Ceremony
11am / Veterans Park

Fourth of July Fireworks
6-10pm / Poway High School
www.poway.org

Ramona
Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic   
5:30-9:30pm / Olive Peirce Middle
www.ramonarotary.org

Ranch Bernardo
Spirit of the Fourth
Community Fair: 9:00am / Webb Park
Parade: 3:30pm / Downtown Rancho Bernardo
Festivities/Fireworks: 6:30-9:30pm / Bernardo Heights Middle
(858) 945-1616 / www.spiritofthefourth.org

Rancho Santa Fe
4th of July Parade
1pm / Avenida De Acacias
www.rsfassociation.org

San Carlos
Fireworks and Music Fest
11am-9:30pm / Lake Murray Community Park
www.lakemurrayfireworks.org

San Diego
San Diego Symphony: Star Spangled Pops – June 30-July 2
7:30pm / Embarcadero Marina Park South
www.sandiegosymphony.org

Big Bay Boom
9pm / San Diego Bay
www.bigbayboom.com

Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm / SD State Historic Park
www.parks.ca.gov

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm / SeaWorld
www.seaworldparks.com

San Marcos
4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Bradley Park
www.san-marcos.net

San Ysidro
Independence Day at the Border – July 1
3-9pm / Cesar Chavez Park
www.sanysidrochamber.org

Santee
Santee Salutes – Includes Fireworks
2:30-10pm / Town Center Park East
www.ci.santee.ca.us

Scripps Ranch
4th of July Parade
10am / Red Cedar Place to Hoyt Park
www.scrippsranch.org

Vista
Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
7am-10pm / Brengle Terrace Park
www.cityofvista.com

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La Mesa Classic Car Show    Through-Aug. 31
Every Thursday the La Mesa Village Association is proud to host a car show featuring pre-1974 cars, trucks, and vans. DJ’s and bands and an award giveaway each event.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / 3rd and La Mesa Blvd
Contact: 619-784-6372 / www.lamesavillageassociation.org


Patrons of the Prado’s Masterpiece Gala   July 8
Noche de Suenos-Night of Dreams.  The gala recognizes its 20/20 Circle sponsors for their Leadership Gifts.  Sunset cocktails, dining catered by Chef Jeffrey Strauss and moonlight dancing.
Time/Place: 6pm / Spreckels Organ Pavilion, Balboa Park
Contact:  858-256-6140 / www.patronsoftheprado.org

Over The Line Tourney   July 8-9 & 15-16
Beach softball played by men and women into their 80’s and is one of the last pure Southern California traditions.
Time/Place: 7:30am-6pm / Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park
Contact: www.ombac.org

Lake Poway Family Campout   July 8-9 & 22-23
Activities include: guided night hikes, campfire with s’mores, magic show by Extreme Rahim. Don’t forget your own camping equipment, dinner supplies to barbeque, and grill/charcoal.
Time/Place: 5pm-9am / Lake Poway 
Contact: www.poway.org

South Bay Salsa Festival   July 9
Music, Food, and Craft Beer.
Time/Place: 12-6:30pm / 550 Marina Bayside North, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-602-9146 / www.facebook.com/salsadura

Carlsbad Triathlon   July 9
This sprint triathlon boasts a 1k ocean swim, a 25k rolling bike course and a 5k smooth run for the finish.
Time/Place: 7:30am / Tamarack Surf Beach
Contact: 760-602-7519 / www.carlsbadtriathlon.com

Bluegrass & Ice Cream Social   July 9
Ice Cream Sundaes and Root Beer Floats will keep you cool as you listen to some of the best bluegrass in San Diego.
Time/Place: 2-4pm / Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, Vista  
Contact: www.cityofvista.com

National City Chamber Golf Tournament   July 10
Scramble format/hole in one. BBQ lunch, raffle drawings, cash prizes and contests.
Time/Place: 12-6pm / Coronado Municipal Golf Course  
Contact: 619-477-9339 / www.nationalcitychamber.org

Nine and Wine Foundation Fundraiser   July 14
Support the SD East County Chamber Foundation. Scramble game of 9 holes followed by wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres.
Time/Place: 4-7:30pm / Steele Canyon Golf Club, Jamul
Contact: 619-440-6161 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Del Mar Racing Kickoff Party   July 14
Join racing enthusiasts, designers, jockeys, and Turf Club members in kicking off the 80th Del Mar Racing Season.
Time/Place: 7:14pm-1:30am / Club M at The Grand Del Mar  
Contact: http://DelMarKickoff.NightOut.com

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival   July 14-15
Features world-class sandcastle sculptors, music, children’s activities, a Kids ‘n Kastles competition, and more. “Pirates In Paradise” is the theme for this year’s Festival.
Time/Place: Sat 8am-Midnight, Sun 7am-5pm / Pier Plaza
Contact: www.sunandseafestival.com

Wild Animal Show   July 15
See, touch and learn all about wild animals.
Time/Place: 11am / Oceanside Civic Center Library  
Contact: www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Junior Ranger Day   July 15
Experience hands-on learning opportunities about nature, trail safety, conservation, local plants and animals, and natural history of this amazing city in which we live.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / Jack’s Pond Nature Center, San Marcos
Contact: 760-744-9000 x3508 / www.san-marcos.net

Festival of the Bells   July 15-16
A weekend celebrating the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, California’s first Mission, with the blessing and ringing of all five Mission bells.
Time/Place: Mission Valley and Old Town 
Contact: www.missionsandiego.org

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market   July 16
Come shop more than 100 vintage, antique and handmade vendors. Live music, delicious food, drinks, photo ops and infinite amounts of design inspiration.
Time/Place: 10am / Ingram Plaza at Liberty Station
Contact: 480-599-8974 / www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com

2017 Del Mar Racing Season   July 19-Sept. 4
Thoroughbred horse racing from Southern California. Concerts from Violent Femmes, Billy Currington, Ludacris and more. Special events including Food Truck Festival, Burgers and Brews Invitational, Pizza & Beer Festival and more.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Racetrack 
Contact: www.dmtc.com

Heroes Brew Fest   July 22
Live comic book artists, costumed-themed activities enhanced by augmented reality technology, live virtual reality artwork, and custom augmented reality set pieces.
Time/Place: 2pm / Waterfront Park in downtown San Diego
Contact: www.heroesbrewfest.com

71st Flag, General & Senior Officers Ball   July 28
The Chamber is honored to devote this year’s Ball to highlighting the important role of the Coast Guard.
Time/Place: 5:30-10:30pm / The Prado, Balboa Park
Contact: 619-544-1354 / www.sdchamber.org

Supergirl Pro   July 28-30
Join thousands of fans to watch more than 100 of world’s best female surfers compete.
Time/Place: 8am-6pm / Oceanside Pier  
Contact: www.supergirlpro.com

Santee-Lakeside Rotary Concert   July 29
Featuring Dog n Butterfly (a Heart tribute band) and The Long Run (an Eagles tribute band), dinner and an auction. Benefits the funding of scholarships for local high school students.
Time/Place: 4-9pm / Santee Lakes  
Contact: www.concertatthelakes.com

Joggin’ For Frogmen 5k Run/Walk   July 29
Beer garden, food trucks, a kids’ tadpole trot, free giveaways and beautiful views, all while honoring our military heroes.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park at Liberty Station
Contact: www.jogginforfrogmen.com

South Bayfront Powwow  July 29-30
An annual inter-tribal celebration of traditional dances and music, organized collaboration with the Soaring Eagles Dance Troupe and Capuli Mexica Azteca dance group.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Marina View Park, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-796-6769 / www.southbayfrontpowwow.com

Family Fun Festival   July 23 & 30
Bring the entire family for an afternoon of fun including local musicians, pony rides, petting zoo, arts & crafts and more!
Time/Place: 12pm / Flower Hill Promenade, Del Mar  
Contact: www.flowerhill.com

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San Diego County Fair   June 2-July 4
“Where the West Is Fun” There’s a new sheriff in town and it’s you, Pardner. Grab your cowboy hat, pull on your boots, and ride on over to this year’s San Diego County Fair as we celebrate the legendary rough-and-tumble Wild, Wild West.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.org

Moonlight Cultural Foundation – “Under the Sea” Gala   June 3
The premier nonprofit arts foundation supporting North County San Diego, will host their annual summer gala. Guests will enjoy a gourmet sit down dinner, silent and live auctions, and top-notch entertainment courtesy of Moonlight Stage Productions.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / Moonlight Amphitheatre, Vista
Contact: 760-630-7650 / www.moonlightfoundation.com

Encinitas Rotary Wine & Food Festival   June 3
Tickets include entrance into the event where you can sample fine wines and beverages, taste the best dishes and desserts from our local restaurants & caterers, and enjoy live music.
Time/Place: 5-8pm / Encinitas Ranch Golf Course
Contact: 760-753-1977 / www.encinitaswinefestival.com

Sam Hinton Folk Festival   June 3
This wonderful outdoor event will feature musical performances, musical workshops, group jams and an open mic stage. A great variety of folk music will be offered including Bluegrass, Olde Time, Irish music, and much more.
Time/Place: 11am-5pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: 858-6613-0858 / www.sdfolkheritage.org

CSU San Marcos Monopoly Gala   June 3
Dining, dancing, casino games and entertainment at our annual black-tie gala! Proceeds from the evening support research, student programming and faculty professional development.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / CSU San Marcos
Contact: 760-750-4408 / www.csusm.edu/gala

La Mesa Flag Day Parade   June 3
“A Salute to Old Glory” Grand Marshal: La Mesa Lumber.
Time/Place: 10am-12pm / La Mesa Village
Contact: 619-667-1300 / www.cityoflamesa.us

Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon, Half, 5K and Relay  June 3-4
This 26.2 mile marathon and 13.1 mile half-marathon features live music lining the streets, cheer squads, and a huge post-marathon concert to end the race with a bang.
Contact: 800-311-1255 / www.runrocknroll.com

Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show   June 3-4
Beautiful mineral specimens, cut gems, gem rough, fossils and eye catching jewelry made from gems and minerals may be purchased.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Contact: www.palomargem.org

Fallbrook Open Tennis Tournament   June 3-4 & 10-11
Benefits The Boys & Girls Club of North County. Up to $3000 prize money for the open divisions.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Fallbrook Tennis Club
Contact: 760-728-1100 / www.bgcnorthcounty.org

San Diego Kidney Walk   June 4
The nation’s largest event to raise awareness of kidney disease and raise funds to support lifesaving programs for patients, their families, and those at risk.
Time/Place: 9am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 818-783-8153 / www.kidney.org

Golf for Wildlife Tournament  June 4
This 18-hole golf event to promote public awareness and contributes to local and global conservation efforts through fundraising and scholarships.
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Coronado Golf Course
Contact: 603-689-5497 / www.golfforwildlife.org

State Beach Classic   June 4
Annual surf contest is also a Tribute to Banning Capps. Bringing the entire community together for a day of family fun, organizers Ulises Thomas and Phil Antonopoulos created the event as a tribute to local professional surfer Banning Capps.
Time/Place: Tamarack Beach, Carlsbad
Contact: 760-908-0235 / www.statebeachclassic.com

America Celebrates the 45th Anniversary of Apollo 16   June 7
A star-studded forum of astronauts and mission control directors will share in-depth personal experiences from NASA’s legendary Mercury, Gemini and Apollo space programs with Museum guests during a rare special event.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / San Diego Air & Space Museum
Contact: 619-234-8291 x111 / www.sandiegoairandspace.org

San Diego Greek Festival   June 9-11
This annual gathering offers a variety of Greek cuisine, handmade pastries, and traditional Greek coffee, all within the festive atmosphere of music and dance.
Time/Place: Fri 5-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-8pm / St. Spyrdion Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Blvd.
Contact: 619-297-4165 / www.sdgreekfestival.com

San Marcos Summer Music Fest   June 10
Featuring local craft brews. Family Lawn Games including cornhole, badminton, table tennis, soccer ball croquet and more. Food and beverage will be sold.
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Walnut Grove Park
Contact: www.san-marcos.net

Veterans Park Flag Retirement Ceremony   June 10
Hosted by The Poway Veterans Park Committee in partnership with the Fleet Reserve Association, Branch 70; the Veterans of Foreign War; the Elks Lodge; and the American Legion. Flags may be dropped off between the hours of 8:30-11am.
Time/Place: 10am / Veterans Park, Poway
Contact: www.poway.org

“MOW”TOWN Gala & Chef Appetizer Challenge   June 10
Meals on Wheels San Diego County’s largest annual fundraiser. Includes a full course meal, an open bar and experiential live auction items that cannot be found elsewhere.
Time/Place: 5:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Contact: 619-260-6110 / www.meals-on-wheels.org

South Bay Sustainability Fair   June 10
Free event that promotes programs, products, and services to help you make a positive impact on the environment.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / National City Chamber of Commerce
Contact: www.southbaysustainabilityfair.com

Filipino American Cultural Celebration   June 10
This is a FREE family friendly event with a costume show, food vendors and much more.
Time/Place: 12-7pm / Oceanside Civic Center Plaza & Library
Contact: 760-435-5600 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Global Wellness Day Bike Ride   June 10
Free day of wellness activities, followed by our Friends & Family 5k Bike Ride. We kick-off the day at IB Pier Plaza with a yoga-inspired stretch, delicious food options, and fitness activities.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Portwood Pier Plaza, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-621-5900 / www.piersouthresort.com

Fido Fest   June 10
Dog adoptions, exhibitors, giveaways & fun, discounted vaccinations, microchipping, dog licensing and heartworm & flea preventatives provided by San Diego County Animal Control, demonstrations, entertainment and silent auction.
Time/Place: 9am-1pm / Town Center Community Park East, Santee
Contact: www.ci.santee.ca.us

Julian Backcountry Dance and BBQ   June 10
The “Dance” has featured the best in country music and dancing on the huge floor and stage built by the Sons of the American Legion, Julian. Fabulous BBQ has been a keystone of the event with all the food cooked on-site.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / Menghini Winery: 1150 Julian Orchard Drive
Contact: www.juliandance.org

Mud Run – 5k and 10K   June 10-11
The obstacles in our run are all military inspired and include running through combat town complete with US Marine Corps vehicles and our very own United States Marines who are there to motivate you through this course.
Time/Place: Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton
Contact: www.mccscp.com/mudrun

Chula Vista Summer Sundays   June 11, 18 & 25
Free musical performance every Sunday. Free photo booth complete with fun props and a free photo strip of the experience. Free merchant samples including food and other giveaways will also be offered.
Time/Place: 5-7pm / Village Walk at EastLake
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov

Taste of La Mesa   June 12
Eat your heart out with tastings from many local restaurants!
Time/Place: 5-8pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-465-7700 x1 / www.lamesachamber.net

Salute to Education   June 13
Come join Rancho Santa Fe Security, Denise Mueller and the Encinitas Chamber of Commerce in saluting teachers and students in the community.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / 1991 Village Park Way, Encinitas
Contact: 760-697-9864 / www.encinitaschamber.com

Taste of Little Italy   June 14
Stroll the sidewalks of Little Italy enjoying live music on and taste offerings from dozens of popular restaurants.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Streets of Little Italy, San Diego
Contact: 619-233-3898 / www.littleitalysd.com

Cooper Family’s Juneteenth Celebration    June 17
Healing the Community Street Fair that commemorates African-American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. Joyous celebrations, guest speakers, music, and dance performances and family gatherings.
Time/Place: 10:30am-5pm / Imperial Avenue, San Diego
Contact: 619-788-2898 / www.cfjuneteenth.com

Wine, Brews and Blues Festival   June 17
Wine and handcrafted beer tastings, tasty bites from local restaurants, silent auction, dancing and live music.
Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / California Center for the Arts, Escondido
Contact: www.bonsallrotary.com

Fairy Festival   June 17
Kids dress up and enjoy fairy crafts, face painting, a fairyland market, enchanted butterfly garden, pizza, and Italian Ice.
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org

Low Tide Ride & Stride   June 17
Coronado Rotary Club will hold an 8.2 mile run, walk or bike down the beautiful beach. At the end of the race is a fun, family oriented party with kids games, music and giveaways.
Time/Place: 9am / Camp Surf YMCA, Imperial Beach
Contact: 619-435-8334 / www.lowtiderideandstride.org

Tony Gwynn 5.5K Run & Walk   June 17
AleSmith Brewing Company will be hosting a 5.5 kilometer walk/run to pay tribute to Tony Gwyn. Nicknamed “Mr. Padre” for his unfaltering commitment to his hometown.
Time/Place: 8am / 9990 AleSmith Ct., San Diego
Contact: www.tonygwynn5k.org

Walk For Sobriety   June 17
The Walk is an opportunity to bring help and hope to thousands of individuals and families braving the unforgiving cycle of addiction. Tommy Sablan will serve as emcee.
Time/Place: 8am / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: 619-442-0277 x108 / www.walkforsobriety.com

Taste of Gaslamp   June 17
The Gaslamp Quarter will be showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego
Contact: www.tasteofgaslamp.com

80th Anniversary of Lamplighters Theatre   June 21
Great hors d’ oeuvres and beverages will be served. Raffles will be held to enhance the evening.
Time/Place: 5:30-7pm / 5915 Severin Drive, La Mesa
619-465-7700 x2 / www.lamesachamber.net

Summer Fun on the 101   June 24-25
Starts on Saturday with a concert at Leucadia Roadside Park that is free and open to the whole community. Sunday will be the music walk to support local businesses.
Time/Place: Sat 11am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-5pm / Leucadia
Contact: 760-436-2320 / www.leucadia101.com

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