San Diego County Fair | May 31-July 4
Skip down the yellow brick road and enter an Oz-some world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Deep fried-food-on-a-stick, rides, animals and games. World-class exhibits in fine art, photography, woodworking, jewelry/gems & minerals and home & hobby, and the Paul Ecke Jr. Flower & Garden Show. The Toyota Summer Concert Series features nationally recognized entertainment.  
Time/Place: See website for schedule / Del Mar Fairgrounds 
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com

Art Around Adams | June 1
Experience exhibits and performances that will dazzle the eye and stir the senses. Each year we strive to infuse new and exciting artists and talents that reflect this year’s local trends in art and business. 

Time/Place: 12-8pm / Kensington
Contact: www.artaroundadams.org

San Diego Bay Festival | June 1
Delicious specialty foods, craft beers, craft cocktails and fine wines presented by local restaurants, bars, and nightclub staff. Local arts and crafts will be on sale throughout the festival. 

Time/Place: 12-10pm / Embarcadero Marina Park North 
Contact: www.sandiegobayfest.com

San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon Series | June 1-2
Making running fun by infusing each course with live bands, cheer teams and more. 

Time/Place: See website for schedule / Balboa Park 
Contact: 858-768-6437 / www.runrocknroll.com

RB Alive! Street Fair | June 2
Visitors can sample tasty treats, browse over 300 booths featuring arts and crafts and gain information from regional and local businesses, service clubs and religious organizations. The Kids Zone provides rides, games and special carnival foods. 

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Bernardo Center Drive 
Contact: 858-487-1767 / www.sdbusinesschamber.com

San Diego International Boat Show | June 6-9
Make your boating dreams a reality by checking out more than 150 boats for sale, as well as the latest nautical gear, gadgets and accessories. If youre dreaming big, our expanded selection of 80+ superyachts continue to grow. 

Time/Place: See website for schedule / Spanish Landing Park, East 
Contact: 949-757-5959 / www.sandiegointernationalboatshow.com

Festa do Espirito Santo | June 7-9
Celebrate Portuguese Heritage by joining in the city’s oldest ethnic festival, Festa do Espirito Santo, that commemorates Portugal’s Queen St. Isabel. 

Time/Place: United Portuguese S.E.S. Hall, San Diego 
Contact: 619-223-5880 / www.upses.com

San Diego Greek Festival | June 7-9
We enjoy sharing our heritage, culture, music, traditions, customs and culinary skills with you, our neighbors and friends in San Diego and Southern California. 

Time/Place: St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church: 3655 Park Boulevard 
Contact: 619-297-4165 / www.sdgreekfestival.com

The Toast of the Coast Wine Competition & Festival | June 8
Your ticket will include unlimited 1-oz samples of wines entered in the 2019 Toast of the Coast Wine Competition. When you find one you like, youll be able to buy bottles to take home. 

Time/Place: 12-7pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds 
Contact: 858-755-1161 / www.thetoastofthecoast.com

National City Gets Active | June 8
Once completing the scavenger hunt you are welcome to a FREE community breakfast in the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center which will include community presentations and kid zone. 

Time/Place: 9am / Kimball Park
Contact: www.nationalcityca.gov

Marine Corps Mud Run | June 8-9
10K, 5K and 1K. There will be over 300 Marines motivating participants along the course, as well as Military vehicle displays. T-shirt, finisher medals, free parking and parking shuttle, post-race refreshments and course-aid/hydration stations. 

Time/Place: See website for schedule / Camp Pendleton  
Contact: www.marinecorpsmudrun.com

Inter-Tribal Powwow | June 8-9
Join the San Luis Rey Band of Luiseo Mission Indians for the Annual Inter-Tribal Powwow with arts and craft booths, food, dancers, drums, an opportunity drawing and contest dancing. 

Time/Place: Sat 10am-11pm, Sun 10:30am-6pm / Mission San Luis Rey 
Contact: www.slrmissionindians.org

San Diego Festival of the Arts | June 8-9
Showcasing stunning works of painting, sculpture, photography, glass, jewelry, ceramics, wood, fiber and mixed media from nearly 200 world renowned artists. A silent auction and wine and beer garden all contribute towards this philanthropic effort spearheaded by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis Foundation.  

Time/Place: 10am-6pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park 
Contact: 619-744-0534 / www.sdfestivalofthearts.org

Beer & Sake Festival | June 13
The Japan Society’s Beer & Sake Festival is a unique and popular charity tasting event featuring local restaurants serving sumptuous appetizers and breweries pouring tasty beers and sakes. The festival also includes art booths, a silent auction, a raffle, and exciting entertainment. 

Time/Place: 4-10pm / USS Midway
Contact: www.japan-society.org

Wild Night Out | June 13
Join us for an evening of music, socializing and animal friends, and a preview of Jungle Bells at the San Diego Zoo! Adults ages 21 and up only can visit parts of the Zoo, savor a complimentary beverage, talk with a keeper, meet some animal ambassadors, and enjoy a variety of music and more! 

Time/Place: 6-9:30pm / San Diego Zoo
Contact: www.sandiegozoo.org

REINS of Life Golf Tournament | June 14
Benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program and Fallbrook Child Development Center. A day of golfing and fun with competitions, contests and hole prizes including a shot at a $10,000 prize for a Hole in One! Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin and Putting Contests with the chance to win great prizes. 

Time/Place: 11:30am / Golf Club of California, Fallbrook 
Contact: 760-731-9168 / www.reinsprogram.org

Cooper Family Foundation Juneteenth | June 15
Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. In loving memory of Sidney Cooper, Sr. Featuring Dazz Band. 

Time/Place: 11am-6pm / 2900 Block of Imperial Ave. 
Contact: 619-788-2898 / www.cfjuneteenth.com

Sam Hinton Folk Festival | June 15
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: www.poway.org

Wine, Brews & Blues Festival | June 15
Wine & handcrafted beer tastings, silent auction, live music, dancing, beer n brats courtyard, tasty bites by local restaurants. 

Time/Place: 5:30-10pm / Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook 
Contact: www.bonsallrotary.com

Taste of Gaslamp | June 15-16
Showcasing the excellent dining options available in our vibrant district. 

Time/Place: 1-4pm / Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego 
Contact: 619-233-5227 / www.tasteofgaslamp.com

San Diego Wooden Boat Festival | June 15-16
Live music, a galley run by members of the Koehler Family along with a few dedicated volunteers, a variety of booths, activities for children and a raffle with a large assortment of valuable items donated from local businesses. 

Time/Place: Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm / Koehler Kraft Boat Yard 
Contact: www.koehlerkraft.com

Taste of Little Italy | June 19
Each year, our neighborhoods one-of-a-kind eateries open their doors for food lovers to enjoy a sample of each restaurants most popular dishes, including appetizers, entrees, desserts and beverages. 

Time/Place: 5-9pm / Piazza della Famiglia
Contact: www.tasteoflittleitalysd.com

Summer Solstice | June 20
Enjoy Del Mar’s favorite local eateries and California’s best wineries, breweries and distilleries. With balmy ocean breezes, amazing front-row sunset views, and live music, this is the way Del Mar celebrates the arrival of summer! 

Time/Place: 5-8pm / Powerhouse Park, Del Mar 
Contact: 858-735-3650 / www.visitdelmarvillage.com

Make Music Day | June 21
Explore the world of instrument making through a variety of stations where kids and their families can Make n Play their own musical instruments. Jump on stage and play your new instruments along with ukuleles, drums and percussion instruments provided by the Museum. 

Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Museum of Making Music, Carlsbad 
Contact: 760-304-5844 / www.museumofmakingmusic.org

Movies & More by the Lake | June 21
Bring your blankets and join us for a movie under the stars! Pre-movie fun starts at 6pm. Food trucks and snack bar treats will be on site for your munching pleasure. Parking is $10 per carload of movie goers and movie is free. 

Time/Place: 6-10pm / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve 
Contact: 619-596-3141 / www.santeelakes.com

California Wine Festival | June 21-22
California’s best wineries pouring hundreds of vintage red and white wines, complemented by dozens of the regions top chefs and specialty food purveyors serving gourmet appetizers along with live music and an ocean view.  

Time/Place: Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, Carlsbad 
Contact: www.californiawinefestival.com

Ocean Beach Street Fair & Chili Cook-Off | June 22
Join more than 70,000 visitors for an oceanfront chili cook-off, an array of food and merchandise vendors, four stages of continuous music, the Community Mural Project, a Local Art & Artisans showcase and more. 

Time/Place: 10am-8pm / Newport Avenue, Point Loma 
Contact: www.OceanBeachSanDiego.com

U.S. Police & Fire Championships | June 22-29
Athletes representing law enforcement, fire, prisons and border patrol from across the country, competing Olympic-style sports. 

Time/Place: Various Locations Throughout the County
Contact: www.uspfc.org

Fairy Festival | June 22-23
Wear your fairy costume or come just as you are. Create a fairy house, make fairy treasures, leave messages on the wishing bush, or shop in the Fairyland market. Be sure to bring your camera for a picture with the Fairy Queen. 

Time/Place: San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas 
Contact: 760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org

Festival of Yoga | June 23
This free, all-ages event will feature guided yoga, meditation, music, a vendor marketplace and other activities intended to instill peace and to inspire and empower people of all ages and walks of life. 

Time/Place: 8am-3pm / Waterfront Park: 1600 Pacific Hwy 
Contact: www.festivalofyogasandiego.org

San Diego Smooth Jazz Festival | June 28-30
This three-day event combines the soothing sounds of smooth jazz, a variety of delicious cuisine and an amazing atmosphere that creates an unparalleled experience. 

Time/Place: Embarcadero Marina Park North 
Contact: 562-424-0013 / www.sandiegosmoothjazzfestival.com

Switchfoot BRO-AM | June 29
Surf contests, free concert, numerous vendor booths…all to celebrate community and to raise awareness and funds for local youth organizations. 

Time/Place: 7am-5pm / Moonlight Beach, Encinitas
Contact: www.broam.org

Oceanside Independence Day Parade | June 30
Join us as it marches up Coast Highway from Wisconsin Street to Civic Center Drive. Viewing is available from the sidewalks along the entire route. Spectators are encouraged to bring folding chairs. 

Time/Place: 10am-12pm / South Coast Highway 
Contact: www.oceansideparade.com

Photo Credit: blog.bdhomes.com

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With drops in activity, relatively flat prices and climbing inventory levels, San Diego County is pacing back toward a buyers’ market. However, the market is showing some reluctance to this change, unlike what we are seeing in Orange County and the San Gabriel Valley. That being said, there are signs that the market is due to swing back toward favorable buyer conditions, including a slowing sales pace and relatively significant discounts on the list price of homes. As inventory levels go up, we expect to see more potential homebuyers continue to practice patience as they wait for home prices to meet their valuation of the market. With the summer sales season coming, usually peak season for most of our Southern California coastal markets, it will be interesting to see how rising inventory and consumer impressions of home valuations affect home prices and buyer demand.

San Diego County saw 2,987 homes change hands in April, a 4.8% drop from the same period last year. Those transactions accounted for a decrease of 3.0% to the total sales volume, which finished at $2,114,337,000 for the month. The average price for a closed home came in at $707,800 which is a slight (1.9%) bump from the same period last year. However, the average price per square foot saw a 1.1% drop, finishing at $388.70 per square foot countywide. The market finished with 6,424 homes on the market, a 14.4% increase from the same period year-over-year. The sales pace (average days on market) was 31 days, a 24.0% increase from 2018. Additionally, the listing discount (sold versus list price) finished at 97.7%, a 0.5% drop compared to last year. Overall, the county sits with an inventory of 2.2 months, a 22.2% increase from 2018.

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You’re Invited!!!!!

May 17, 2019

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You’re invited to the Peacock Hills Community Garage Sale on Saturday, May 4 from 8am to 1pm! The Peacock Hills community is located just north of Oceanside Boulevard and east of College Boulevard. With over 50 homes participating in the sale, there will certainly be plenty of deals and unique finds. Check out a map of the participating homes by clicking here or pick up a printed copy on the morning of the sale at 4552 Quailridge Drive in Oceanside.

Hope to see you there!

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Eat Drink Read | May 2
Experience imaginative dishes created by the most popular chefs from every corner of San Diego County, with each bite inspired by their favorite books. Eat. Drink. Read. is the San Diego Council on Literacy’s annual culinary event that brings together friends of food and literacy every spring to raise literacy awareness and generate funding for the SDCOL’s ongoing effort in San Diego.
Time/Place:
6 – 8:30pm / San Diego Air and Space Museum
Contact:
619-574-1641 / www.eatdrinkread.com

West Coast Weekender | May 2-6
With a strong focus on local art and industry, West Coast Weekender pays homage to the American westside’s rich underground music culture. World class talent will participate in daytime panel discussions and play parties that will run from afternoon to early morning.
Time/Place:
Viejas Casino & Resort
Contact:
www.westcoastweekender.net

Old Town Fiesta Cinco de Mayo | May 3-5
Bustling Mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, Lucha Libre wrestling and a huge display of lowriders and other incredible autos!
Time/Place:
Old Town San Diego State Historic Park
Contact:
619-291-4903 / www.cincodemayooldtown.com

Julian Woman’s Club Wildflower Show | May 3-5
The Wildflower Show is meant to educate club members, local residents, out-of-town visitors and children about the botanical wealth of Julian and its vicinity. The flowers are arranged on tables representing the different geographical areas and plant zones in which they are picked.
Time/Place:
10am-4pm / Julian Town Hall  
Contact:
www.julianwomansclub.org

Southern California Beach Soccer Championships | May 3-5
The largest Beach Soccer Festival on the West Coast, this annual event is a competitive tournament for regional and worldwide teams.
Time/Place:
Harbor Beach, Oceanside
Contact:
www.beachsoccerusa.org

Rhythm & Brews Music & Craft Beer Festival | May 4
Enjoy jams from local musicians and tastes from more than 50 of the most renowned breweries in San Diego County and other vibrant craft beer regions from across the country.
Time/Place:
12-4pm / Historic Vista Village
Contact:
https://rhythmandbrews.sdbeer.com

Asian Cultural Festival of San Diego | May 4
This FREE family-friendly festival features cultural, traditional and contemporary acts.
Time/Place:
10am-5pm / Mira Mesa Community Park  
Contact:
www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

Cinco de Mayo Trail Run | May 4
Featuring a professionally chip-timed 5K, 10K and The Kathy Crafts Young Memorial Kids Race. More than $1,600 in cash awards. Male and female age division awards.
Time/Place:
6:30-10:30am / Lake Poway Trail  
Contact:
www.cincodemayotrailrun.org

Carlsbad Spring Village Faire | May 5
More than 850 vendors will be selling clothes, accessories, plants, household products, art, antiques and home decor. The international food court will feature more than 50 booths serving everything from Thai to Hawaiian cuisine.
Time/Place:
8am-5pm / Grand Avenue  
Contact:
www.kennedyfaires.com/carlsbad

Cinco de Mayo in Balboa Park | May 4
The days collaborative, community-driven programming includes Mexican-themed music and dance performances, colorful horseback riders, strolling mariachis, hands-on activity booths for kids, arts and crafts vendors, gourmet food trucks, and more.
Time/Place:
11am-6pm / House of Hospitality
Contact:
www.balboaparkconservancy.org

Carry the Load | May 8
Join Carry the Load in honoring our military, veterans and first responders by walking with the West Coast relay team through Miramar National Cemetery as they continue on their 4,600-mile trek to Dallas, Texas. Participants are encouraged to bring a memento that symbolizes the load they are carrying.
Time/Place:
6:45-9:30am / San Diego Fire-Rescue Station 35, La Jolla
Contact:
972-757-1828 / www.carrytheload.org

San Diego Surf Film Festival | May 8-11
Featuring 15 of the finest international surf films. Opening night featuring live art, music and local beer. Grant Ellis slideshow presentations. Surfing expression sessions. Salty surf housings. VIP nautilus pass holder happy hours. Meet the filmmakers and artists lunch.
Time/Place:
Misfit Gallery, La Jolla
Contact:
www.sdsurffilmfestival.com

Gator by The Bay-Zydeco, Blues & Crawfish Festival | May 9-12
Features four days of live music – more than 100 performances on 7 stages, dancing, delicious Southern food – including beignets, gumbo, jambalaya & 10,000lbs of crawfish.
Time/Place:
Spanish Landing Park, Point Loma
Contact:
www.gatorbythebay.com

SDCCU Festival of Arts | May 11
This unique and vibrant neighborhood festival brings out over 40,000 people from all over San Diego County to enjoy live music, art, crafts, delicious food and some of San Diego’s top craft beers.
Time/Place:
11am-10pm / North Park Main Street
Contact:
619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com

Chocolate Festival | May 11
Enjoy dozens of delectable chocolate tastings, demonstrations, a chocolate fountain and more. Featuring a variety of children’s activities and Mother’s Day gifts.
Time/Place:
10am-4pm / San Diego Botanic Garden, Encinitas
Contact:
760-436-3036 / www.sdbgarden.org

FilmOut San Diego LGBT Shortfest | May 15
This mini-festival will be a pre-Summer/Pride screening featuring only LGBTQ short films.
Time/Place:
7pm and 9pm / Hillcrest Landmark Theatres
Contact:
www.filmoutsandiego.com

Ramona Rodeo | May 17-19
A top-notch PRCA rodeo with some of the greatest cowboys around, boasting a professional attitude with the best hometown hospitality you will find at a rodeo.
Time/Place:
See website for schedule / Fred Grand Arena  
Contact:
760-788-0811 / www.ramonarodeo.net

San Diego Century | May 18
Take on one of 3 beautiful courses for a challenging and rewarding cycling experience on San Diego’s most scenic routes. Experience the beautiful hills and coastline along 33, 67 or 105 mile routes.
Time/Place:
6am-5:30pm / Mira Costa College, Cardiff-by-the-Sea
Contact:
909-399-3553 / www.spectrumsportsevents.com

Ocean Beach Kite Festival | May 18
Kite building and decorating, prizes, professional kite fliers and amazing kite demonstrations and games, crafters, community organizations, gourmet food, carnival activities and live music!
Time/Place:
10am-4pm / Robb Athletic Field 
Contact:
www.oceanbeachkiwanis.org

Taste of Julian | May 18
This year, many of the town’s restaurants, wineries and breweries will be participating in this self-guided culinary tour of the historic mountain towns unique restaurants.
Time/Place:
1-5pm / Town Hall
Contact:
www.atasteofjulian.com

Van Go! STEAM Festival | May 18
This event features a silly soap box race, fine arts exhibition, live music as well as visual and performing arts entertainment and a beer and wine garden.
Time/Place:
10am-2pm / Little Italy
Contact:
www.littleitalysd.com

SDCVA Wine & Food Festival | May 18
Spend the day discovering the array of varietals produced county wide. This is the only wine event exclusively featuring San Diego County wines.
Time/Place:
1-4pm / Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead, Escondido
Contact:
858-487-1866 / www.sandiegowineries.org

SoCal TACO FEST | May 18
Over 25 of your favorite restaurants, plus Lucha Libre wrestling, Chihuahua races & beauty pageant and the Milagro Cantina Margarita Tent. Ages 21+ only.
Time/Place:
11am-10pm / San Diego County Waterfront Park
Contact:
www.91x.com

Fiesta del Sol | May 18-19
The Belly Up is lining up a great list of musicians to perform. A large, fun and exciting children’s area. Food trucks along with other great specialty food vendors will be back as well as our Arts & Crafts area, sponsor area, Solana Beach Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast on Sunday and much more!
Time/Place:
9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Contact:
www.fiestadelsol.net

OMBAC Over the Line Beerfest | May 18-19
Kick off summer with the Over the Line tournament – a baseball tournament complete with San Diego’s finest craft breweries and food trucks. Beerfest on Saturday and OTL Tourney on Sunday.
Time/Place:
11am-6pm / Mariners Point, San Diego
Contact:
www.ombac.org/beerfestotl

Navy’s Bay Bridge Run/Walk | May 19
A one of a kind spectacular panoramic view as participants make their way to Coronado’s beautiful Tidelands Park from downtown San Diego over the Coronado Bay Bridge.
Time/Place:
8am-12pm / Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Contact:
858-848-5786 / www.navybaybridgerun.com

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival | May 19
Featuring over 500 vendors with unique crafts and imports, fine international cuisine and family entertainment.
Time/Place:
9am-5pm / Grand Avenue 
Contact:
www.kennedyfaires.com

Valley Center Stampede Rodeo & Memorial Festival | May 24-25
Mutton Bustin event, Junior Barrel Racing and a Calf Scramble during intermission that is open to children in attendance free of charge. Rodeo proceeds are donated to local youth organizations, as well as organizations that promote the morale of our local military.
Time/Place:
Star Valley Park
Contact:
www.vcstampede.com

Legacy Week | May 24-27
The lineup of activities range from a wreath memorial ceremony, benefit concert, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage.
Time/Place:
USS Midway Museum
Contact:
619-544-9600 / www.midway.org

Valley Center Western Days | May 25
Each May, the Valley Center community celebrates its western heritage with a series of events including the Western Days Festival, Parade, Library kick-off party, Chili Cook-off and the election of Valley Center’s Honorary Mayor.
Contact:
760-440-8293 / www.westerndays.org

Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival | May 25
Featuring live music and entertainment, more than 300 food and craft vendor booths, carnival rides and more!
Time/Place:
10am-6pm / Riverview Parkway & Town Center Parkway
Contact:
619-449-1515 / www.santeestreetfair.com

Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea | May 25-27
General admission tickets for the three-day event include entrance to all vessels, exhibits, live music, education zone and artist exhibition with market.
Time/Place:
Maritime Museum of San Diego
Contact:
www.sdmaritime.org

House of Pacific Relations Ethnic Food Fair | May 26
Sample the culinary treats of 34 different cultures and witness performances in native costumes. Features musical and dance performances on the HPR stage.
Time/Place:
11am-5pm / Balboa Park
Contact:
www.sdhpr.org

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Memorial Day Celebration | May 27
A community-wide event supported enthusiastically by National City public officials.
Time/Place:
1-3pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City
Contact:
619-475-7770 / www.lavistamemorialpark.com

San Diego County Fair | May 31-July 4
Skip down the yellow brick road and enter into an Oz-some world inspired by L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 
Time/Place:
Del Mar Fairgrounds  
Contact:
858-755-1161 / www.sdfair.com

Photo Credits: sandiegowineries.org, sdentertainer.com and sandiegomagazine.com

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