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Nov. 19-Jan. 7
Global Winter Wonderland   
SDCCU Stadium (formerly Qualcomm)

Nov. 30-Dec. 3
ISA World Adaptive Surfing   
La Jolla Shores

Dec. 1
Coronado Holiday Parade   
See website for schedule of events.

Dec. 1
Fallbrook Community Tree Lighting    
Fallbrook Community Center: 341 Heald Ln.

Dec. 1-2
Balboa Park December Nights   
Fri 3-1pm, Sat Noon-11pm / Balboa Park

Dec. 2
Jingle Paws Walk for Pets  
8am-Noon / Garden at Cuyamaca College

Dec. 2
LTB Christmas Festival Fundraiser   
Lions Tigers & Bears Animal Sanctuary

Dec. 2
Chula Vista Starlight Parade   
6-8pm / Third Avenue Village

Dec. 2
Mission Hills Holiday Craft Sale   
9am-3pm / Mission Hills United Church

Dec. 2
Encinitas Holiday Parade   
5:30-7:30pm / Coast Highway 101

Dec. 2
North Park Toyland Parade/Festival   
11am-3pm / University Avenue

Dec. 2
OB Holiday Parade   
5:05-7pm / Sunset Cliffs Blvd & Newport Ave.

Dec. 2
Little Italy Tree Lighting & Village   
4-8pm / India Street & W Fir Street

Dec. 2
Fallbrook Christmas Parade   
5pm / Main Avenue

Dec. 3
SoNo Fest & Chili Cook-Off   
11am-5pm / Thorn & 32nd Streets, North Park

Dec. 3
San Pasqual Battle Day   
San Pasqual Battlefield State Historic Park

Dec. 3
La Jolla Christmas Parade/Festival   
1:30-5pm / Girard Avenue & Prospect St.

Dec. 6
Holiday Laser Light Show & Santa   
5-7:30pm / Del Mar Highlands Town Center

Dec. 9
Toast of Gaslamp   
1-5pm / Downtown San Diego

Dec. 9
Poway’s Christmas in the Park   
3:30-8:30pm / Old Poway Park

Dec. 9
San Diego Santa Run 5K/1 Mile Race   
8:30am-1pm / Pacific Beach: 900 Garnet

Dec. 9
Toys for Joy   
7am-2pm / El Cajon Valley H.S.

Dec. 9
Oceanside Harbor Parade of Lights   
7-9pm / Oceanside Harbor

Dec. 9
Makers Arcade Holiday Fair   
11am-7pm / Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier

Dec. 9
Mission Bay Christmas Boat Parade   
6-9pm / Mission Bay

Dec. 9-10
La Mesa’s Holiday in the Village   
La Mesa Village

Dec. 10
Del Dios Trail Half Marathon/10K/5K   
6-10:15am / Lake Hodges Visitors Center

Dec. 10
Gaslamp Holiday Pet Parade   
1-5pm / Gaslamp Hilton Park: 401 K Street

Dec. 10
Santa at the Lakes   
10am-3pm / Santee Lakes Rec. Preserve

Dec. 10 & 17
San Diego Bay Parade of Lights   
5-7pm / San Diego Bay

Dec. 15
Red Nose Run   
1-4pm / Powerhouse Park, Del Mar

Dec. 15-18
Nat’l City Tree Lighting Ceremony
5-8pm / Kimball Park

Dec. 16
San Diego Holiday Half Marathon   
5am-Noon / Hotel Karlan

Dec. 16
Scripps Ranch Holiday Tree Lighting   
4-6pm / Jerabek Park

Dec. 16
Dirty December Poker Run   
Sycamore Canyon Open Space Preserve

Dec. 28-Jan. 1
San Diego International Auto Show   
San Diego Convention Center

Photo Credit: Palm trees and sunset ID 26615641 © Sashahaltam |


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Nov. 1
Escondido Dia de los Muertos  
6-9pm / CA Center for the Arts, Escondido

Nov. 3-4
Breeders’ Cup World Championships   
Del Mar Racetrack

Nov. 3-12
San Diego Beer Week   
See website for schedule of events.

Nov. 4
Bike the Coast–Taste the Coast  
8am / Oceanside Pier

Nov. 4
Autumn Fest & Plant Sale   
Water Conservation Garden, El Cajon

Nov. 4
Boys & Girls Club Brewfest   
5-8:30pm / 410 West California, Vista

Nov. 4
Village Block Party  
1-4pm / Z Cafe Upper Parking Lot, Bonsall

Nov. 5
Stone DRK Festival   
10am-2pm / Stone Brewing, Escondido

Nov. 5
Carlsbad Fall Village Faire   
8am-4pm / Carlsbad Village

Nov. 5
Fallback Festival   
Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House

Nov. 9-12
Coronado Island Film Festival   
See website for schedule.

Nov. 10-12
Victorian Country Christmas   
9am-4pm / Chula Vista Elks: 901 Elks Lane

Nov. 11
Fallbrook Veteran’s Day/Ceremony   
10am / Main Avenue, Downtown Fallbrook

Nov. 11
Poway Veterans Day Ceremony   
11am / Veterans Park

Nov. 11
San Marcos Veterans Day Ceremony   
9-11am / Helen Bougher Memorial Park

Nov. 11
San Diego Veteran’s Day Parade   
11am-1:30pm / San Diego Embarcadero

Nov. 11
Escondido Tamale Festival   
11am-5pm / Grape Day Park

Nov. 11
Ride the Point Memorial Bicycle Ride   
7am-12pm / Oggi’s Restaurant, Liberty Station

Nov. 11
I.B. Military Appreciation Day   
11am / Dunes Park, Imperial Beach

Nov. 12
Taste of University Heights   
11am-4pm / University Heights

Nov. 12
Silver Strand Half Marathon
7-11:30am / Sunset Park, Coronado

Nov. 12-19
SD Bay Wine & Food Festival   
See website for shedule.

Nov. 17-19
Del Mar Antique Show & Sale   
Del Mar Fairgrounds

Nov. 17-19
Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day   
Fri 6:30am-Sun 4:30pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds

Nov. 18
Diamond Ball   
5-11pm / Omni La Costa Resort, Carlsbad

Nov. 19
Encinitas Fall Festival   
Coast Highway 101 between D and J Streets

Nov. 19
Mother Goose Parade   
1-3pm / El Cajon Blvd & W Main St., El Cajon

Nov. 22-26
SD Jazz Fest/Swing Extravaganza   
Town & Country Resort & Convention Center

Nov. 25
Surfin’ Santa Arrival   
1-5pm / Seaport Village, San Diego

Nov. 25
Village Artisan Faire   
10am-4pm / Main & Elder Streets, Fallbrook

Thanksgiving Runs- November 23

Thank You Run 5K/10K and Kids Run
7:30-10:30am / 4S Ranch Community Park

SD South Bay Turkey Trot/Food Drive
8-10:30am / Rohr Park, Bonita

Father Joe’s Villages Thanksgiving 5K
7:30-10:30am / Balboa Park, San Diego

Coronado 5K Turkey Trot
8-10am / Tidelands Park, Coronado

O’side Turkey Trot
6am-12pm / Oceanside Civic Center

Running of the Turkeys 10K Trail Run
7:30-10am / Torrey Hills Neighborhood Park

 Fallbrook Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot
8-10:30am / Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens

Waddle &Trot 5K and Kid’s Fun Run
6-11am / Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve

San Diego Run for the Hungry 5K & 10K
7-10am / Westfield Horton Plaza Mall


Photo Credit: San Diego Skyline At Sunset ID 44343589 © Scott Jones |


435 W Thorn

October 10, 2017

Cover 4-2017 of From the Front Porch Journal

See more photos of The Front Porch Journals gorgeous cover home below.  The incredible craftsmanship of this 1926 home is stunning. To see the photos full screen click on the arrows icon in the bottom right corner.


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La Mesa Oktoberfest   Sept. 29-Oct. 1
The locally loved La Mesa Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to bring guests more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (Cheers!) than ever before.
Time/Place: La Mesa Village

El Cajon Oktoberfest   Sept. 29-Oct. 8
Enjoy authentic German food, German beers and liquors, our band the Guggenbach-Buam and traditional folk dancing.
Time/Place: Fri, Sat & Sun / 1017 South Mollison Avenue
Contact: 619-442-6637 /

Art & Craft Show Old Town San Diego   Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Colorful art, crafts and entertainment, delicious international food, tasty tequilas, and a craft beer and wine garden.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-7pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Old Town San Diego

Adams Avenue Street Fair   Sept. 30-Oct. 1
SoCal’s largest free two-day music festival held each year during the last weekend in Sept. in the community of Normal Heights.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 10am-6pm / 34th and Adams Avenue
Contact: 619-282-7329 /

Taste of Rancho Santa Fe   Oct. 1
This festive wine and food festival features over 40 wineries, restaurants, breweries and more and raises much needed funds for 10 worthy nonprofit organizations.
Time/Place: 4-7pm / The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe

Encinitas Oktoberfest   Oct. 1
Will feature music, Bavarian dancers, German food and drink, and a street craft faire featuring more than 200 vendors.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Mountain Vista Drive and El Camino Real

Fashion Week San Diego   Oct. 4-8
This year we are featuring 21 very talented and dynamic labels/brands on the catwalk in La Jolla.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.
Contact: 858-270-9466 /

San Diego International Film Festival   Oct. 4-8
World premieres, never before seen studio releases, the best in independent filmmaking and a full schedule of glamorous parties and intimate events with filmmakers.
Time/Place: See website for schedule.

Beachfest Beer Cup   Oct. 6
A Pacific Beachfest kickoff event including a beer competition featuring San Diego Craft Breweries showcasing their finest Lagers.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / PB Shore Club: 4343 Ocean Blvd., San Diego

Ocean Beach Oktoberfest   Oct. 6-7
A two-day, eclectic, beachside festival with a variety of exciting activities, contests and entertainment.
Time/Place: Fri 12-6pm, Sat 9am-11pm / Foot of Ocean Beach Pier
Contact: 619-224-4906 /

Polish Festival   Oct. 6-8
A wonderful cultural celebration in Pacific Beach all about Polish culture, traditions and cuisine.
Time/Place: St. Maximilian Kolbe Polish Roman Catholic Mission
Contact: 858-272-7655 /

Raptor Ridge Half Marathon   Oct. 7
An awesome trail racing experience on an out-n-back course that begins with 4.5 miles of flat and fast jeep road that winds east towards the San Diego Safari Park and Raptor Ridge.
Time/Place: 7am / San Dieguito River Park, Escondido

Grape Day Discovery Festival   Oct. 7
Includes a wine and beer garden, entertainment that includes dance battles by local dance crews, music, a grape stomp and a pie-eating contest!
Time/Place: 2-8pm / Grape Day Park, Escondido

Carlsbad Oktoberfest   Oct. 7
The Carlsbad Rotary Oktoberfest, a fall tradition, will bring thousands of people to enjoy German food (and beer!), live music, and entertainment for children.
Time/Place: 12-10pm / Holiday Park

Pacific BeachFest   Oct. 7
Includes a fish taco contest, surf competition, beach volley ball, craft beer, kids activities and music!
Time/Place: 8am-7pm / Pacific Beach Boardwalk
Contact: 858-273-3303 /

Maker Faire San Diego   Oct. 7-8
A celebration of technology, arts, crafts, science, many more projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Balboa Park

La Jolla Art & Wine Festival   Oct. 7-8
Works of 150+ artists, entertainment, a gourmet marketplace, the Family Art Center, and a wine and beer garden.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-6pm / Girard Ave. and Prospect St.
Contact: 858-228-6542 /

Taste of Mission Hills   Oct. 10
Our chefs’ preparations will surely captivate your taste buds. Included in the price of each ticket is Old Town Trolley guest transportation to within steps of each participating venue.
Time/Place: 5-9pm / Mission Hills, San Diego

Fleet Week San Diego   Oct. 11-17
The mission of Fleet Week San Diego is to honor and celebrate the men and women of the military through public events that entertain and alliances that support and thank these heroes.

Harvest Festival Art & Craft Show   Oct. 13-15
Features hundreds of artisans exhibiting American handmade items, strolling entertainment, festival food and a Kidzone.
Time/Place: Del Mar Fairgrounds

Old Town’s Fall Festival   Oct. 14
The museums and merchants will be richly decorated and will host family friendly games, activities and entertainment reminiscent of an old-fashioned harvest celebration.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Old Town San Diego
Contact: 619-297-3100 /

Escondido Grand Avenue Festival   Oct. 15
Live entertainment, over 400 vendors, children’s rides and activities, and food from around the world.
Time/Place: 9am-5pm / Downtown Escondido
Contact: 760-745-2125 /

Extreme Sailing Series   Oct. 19-22
The free entry Harbor Island Race Village will provide front-row seats for the adrenaline-fueled action for the public, along with plenty of other entertainment throughout the day.
Time/Place: 10am-7pm / Point Loma Peninsula, Harbor Island

HauntFest on Main   Oct. 20
An exciting family friendly event with a pumpkin patch, costume contest, kidz zone, rides, entertainment and more!
Time/Place: 5-10pm / Main Street, El Cajon

Borrego Days Desert Festival   Oct. 20-22
Art, entertainment, delicious food and drink, and so much more! Parade, Car Show and Off-Road Show.
Time/Place: Christmas Circle Community Park, Borrego Springs
Contact: 760-767-5555 /

Bulls of St. Agata Charge Little Italy   Oct. 21
Over 40 fine Italian bulls; the famous Lamborghini, and musical entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / India St. & W Fir St.
Contact: 619-233-3898 /

Bayside Brew & Spirits Festival   Oct. 21
We’re bringing together the best of both sides of the border to create an afternoon of fun for the South Bay.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Pepper Park, National City

La Vista Memorial Park and Mortuary Dia de los Muertos   Oct. 21
Programs of music, folk dancing, entertainment, food and hand crafted items.
Time/Place: 2-10pm / 3191 Orange Street, National City
Contact: 619-475-7770 /

San Diego Kids Expo & Fair   Oct. 21-22
Part businesses and non-profits on display, part fun fair and part music and dance festival. And definitely all kids!
Time/Place: 10am-5pm / Del Mar Fairgrounds
Contact: 619-269-9441 /

San Diego Triathlon Challenge   Oct. 22
Join 200 physically challenged athletes, 550 able-bodied athletes, celebrities, and sports legends as they compete.
Time/Place: 6am-4pm / La Jolla Cove

Giro di San Diego GranFondo   Oct. 22
A celebration of cycling, food, and SD’s North Inland region.
Time/Place: 5:30am-6pm / Kit Carson Park, Escondido
Contact: 858-668-1739 /

Spooktacular 15k,10k/5k Run/Walk   Oct. 22
For men, women, and children.
Time/Place: 7-10am / Hospitality Point Park, San Diego
Contact: 619-491-0677 /

Trick-or-Treat on India Street   Oct. 27
Little Italy businesses along historic India Street open their doors to give out candy and Halloween treats.
Time/Place: 5:30-7:30pm / Piazza Basilone and participating businesses
Contact: 619-233-3898 /

Spooky Camp-O-Ween   Oct. 27-29
Come join us for fun, spooky activities at the campground! Make your camping reservations today!
Time/Place: Lake Jennings, Lakeside

Nightmare on Normal Street   Oct. 28
Late night live entertainment, costume competitions with sassy judges, and two gigantic bars. This event is 21+.
Time/Place: 6-11pm / Normal Street at University Avenue, San Diego
Contact: 619-299-3330 /

San Diego Monster Bash   Oct. 28
Five themed stages to transport revelers into realms of fear and intrigue with stacked lineups of world class entertainment.
Time/Place: 6pm-Midnight / Gaslamp Quarter

Balboa Park Halloween Family Day   Oct. 28
Over two dozen participating museums and cultural attractions will present free craft projects for kids, costume parades and contests, and other spooky surprises.
Time/Place: 11am-4pm / Balboa Park
Contact: 619-239-0512 /

Encinitas Dia de los Muertos Celebration   Oct. 28
Celebrate life with live performances, art-making workshops, a student art exhibit, artist demos, food trucks and more.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / Encinitas Community Center

The Boulevard Boo! Parade   Oct. 28
Features a spellbinding parade with ghoulish floats, unique vintage cars, costumes characters, bands and more!
Time/Place: 10am-Noon / El Cajon Boulevard
Contact: 619-582-1093 /

Carrera de los Muertos San Diego   Oct. 29
Enjoy a festive and scenic 5k run along downtown’s San Diego Bay and stay to celebrate in Embarcadero Park South with mariachi, dancers and comida deliciosa!
Time/Place: 6:45am / Embarcadero Park South

Once Upon a Hallowe’en   Oct. 29
Celebrate Halloween by taking a ride into the past. Haunted house, scary stories, performances, and more.
Time/Place: 5:30-8:30pm / Old Poway Park

Oceanside Dia de los Muertos   Oct. 29
The Mission will come alive with entertainment, carnival rides, altar displays and a classic car show!
Time/Place: 10am-4pm / Mission San Luis Rey
Contact: 760-757-3651 /

Trick or Trot 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run   Oct. 29
Promises spooktacular fun for the whole family. Prizes will be awarded for race winners as well as best costumes.
Time/Place: 8-11:30am / Morley Field, San Diego


Photo Credit: Birds at sunset ID 2388073 © Photo168 |


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San Diego Triathlon and Expo
San Diego’s only USAT sanctioned Olympic distance triathlon that is designed for serious and active athletes who race frequesnlty.  Expo is Friday at Moment Cycle Sports, Race is Saturday.
Location:  (NTC Park in Liberty Station Point Loma)
9/8-9/9 Friday 2 pm-7 pm Saturday 5 am-12 pm

9-11 Memorial Stair Climb
Join this living memorial for the commemoration of 9-11.  Join together in a spirit of remembrance and courage to honor the memories of those lost.
Location:  San Diego Hilton Bayfront.
9/9  8 am-3 pm

Carlsbad Brewfest
30+craft breweries & cider houses.  60+ of the finest craft beers & ciders, 1,500 of your closest  beer buddies, 4.5 hours of fun.
Location:  Holiday Park, Carlsbad
9/9 Noon to 4:30 pm

Surf Dog – Surf-a-Thon
Dog surfing in San Diego means more than just a great time – all proceeds help resuce pets too!
Location:  Dog Beach Del Mar
9/10 8:30 am

San Diego Bayfair (Powerboat Racing)
It’s an extreme water sport event where sleep powerboats and hydroplanes race so fast that they nearly become airborne.
Location:  Mission Bay (East/West), Vacation Island, Fiesta Island, Ski Beach, Crown Point Shores, Stony Point, Hydro Pond.
9/15-17 7 am-6 pm

San Diego Beer Run
Burn some calories before partaking in some of  San Diego’s finest brewed beer at The San Diego Beer Run 5K & 10K.
Start at Embarcadero Marina Park

9/16 7:30 am

San Diego Heart & Stroke Walk & Expo
This nationwide 5K and 1-mile with donations used to help fight against various forms of heart disease.  The expo offers entertaining music, a Pet Zone, Kids Zone, heart-healthy foods, and educational material.
Location:  Balboa Park
9/16 6:30 am-10 am

Oceanside Harbor Days
This event will feature arts and craft exhibits, great food and fun activities for the entire family.
Location:  Oceanside Harbor
9/16-9/17  Saturday 9 am-6 pm, Sunday 9 am-5pm

San Diego Festival of Beer
Ticket incluldes admission into the vent, unlimited  2 oz. beer tastes and the first 1,500 guests receive a free souvenir event logo tasting mug.
Location:  Broadway Pier, 1000 N. Harbor Drive
9/22 6 pm-10 pm

Poway Rodeo
Cowboys will compete in Bareback Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Barrel Racing, The Down Roping, Steer Wrestling, Team Roping, Bull Riding, Mutoon Bustin’, and Rodeo Bullfighters.
Location:  14336 Tierra Bonita Rd.
9/22-9/23 Various times

Home & Garden Show
The San Diego Home/Garden Show is a three-day extravaganza of inspiriting displays and home-product sales booths, real gardens, hands-on demonstrations, educational seminars, and face-to-face consultations with top experts.
Location:  Del Mar Fairgrounds
9/22-9/24  Friday 11 am-6 pm, Saturday 10 am- 6 pm, Sunday 10 am-5 pm

MCAS Miramar Air Show
The theme for the 2017 MCAS Miramar Air Show is “a Salute to Vietnam Veterans.” Performances from miliatary parachute teams and aerial demonstartions by the F–35B Lighting II Joint strike Fighter, The AV-8B Harrier, the MV-22B Osprey, The Navy Blue Angels, and more!
Location:  Miramar Marine Corps Air Station
9/22-24 8 am-4 pm

Semper Tri/Devil Dog Duathlon
Here’s your chance to test your skills against our countries best men and women.  This run offers a variety of options to please any endurance athlete looking for a unique experience in the San Diego County area.  This race is open to Marines and Civilians ages 13 and up.
Location:  Camp Pendelton.
9/23 7:30 am-1 pm

Superfrog Triathlon
Featuring a cold ocean and surf swim, the discipline and endurance of a windy bike ride and the mindbending harassment of soft sand and pavement run.  This course is not a course for the faint of heart.
Location:  Silver Strand State Beach
9/24 5:15 am

San Diego Restaurant Week
This beloved culinary tradition features discounted menus from more than 180 of San Diego’s best restaurants.
Location: Participating restaurants in San Diego
9/24 10-1 Restaurant hours

El Cajon Oktoberfest
Come and enjoy authentic German food, and a variety of German pastries, beers and liquors, soft drinks and more!
Location: 1917 S. Mollison Avenue
9/29-10/1 Friday 4 pm-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 12 pm-9 pm

La Mesa Oktoberfest
This locally loved Oktoberfest is going back to its roots to brings guest more entertainment, more vendors, more beer, and more “Prost!” (Cheers!) than ever before.
Location:  Downtown La Mesa Village
9/29-10/1 Friday 4 pm-10:30 pm, Saturday 10 am-10:30 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

AIDS Run/Walk San Diego
A 5k walk and a 10K run at beautiful Balboa Park.  Also displays and offers of health information., HIV testing, refreshments, and more.
Location:  6th Ave./Quince St.
9/30 7 am-11 am

Old Town Art Festival
Over 100 artists from Southern California and around the country are coming together to display their creats at this art festival.
Location:  San Diego Avenue into Old Town Sand Diego State Historic Park
9/30-10/1 Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

Adams Avenue Street Fair
This big popular festival offers continuous musical performances on 6-stages, 3-beer gardens, 300+ food & concession booths, and a carnival area with rides and games.
Location:  Adams Avenue between 32nd Street and 35th Street.
9/30-10/1 Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 10 am-6 pm

Photo Credit: Belmont Park ID 39232152 © Rinus Baak |