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

Red, White and BOOM! Includes Fireworks
10am-9pm / LEGOLAND California

Chula Vista
4th Fest Fireworks
9pm / Elite Athlete Training Center

Independence Day Parade & Festivities
7am-9:30pm / Various Locations

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

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

El Cajon
4th of July Picnic & Fireworks
1-9:30pm / Kennedy Park

Independence Day Festival & Fireworks
4-9:30pm / Grape Day Park & The Center

Imperial Beach
Independence Day Fireworks
12-6pm / IB Pier

4th of July Parade
10am-5pm / Downtown Julian

La Jolla
Fourth of July Fireworks
9pm / Ellen Browning Scripps Park

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

National City
4th of July Festivities – June 29-July 4
Kimball Park

Ocean Beach
4th of July Fireworks
9pm / Ocean Beach Pier

Independence Parade
10am-12pm / Coast Hwy

Oceanside Fireworks Show – July 3
5-9:30pm / Rancho Del Oro Rd.

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

Rotary Community Fireworks & Family Picnic   
5:30-9:30pm / Olive Peirce Middle

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

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

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

Big Bay Boom
9pm / San Diego Bay

Old Town 4th of July
11am-4pm / SD State Historic Park

SeaWorld 4th of July Fireworks
9:40pm / SeaWorld

San Marcos
4th of July Celebration w/Fireworks
6-9:30pm / Bradley Park

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

Santee Salutes – Includes Fireworks
2:30-10pm / Town Center Park East

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

Independence Day Celebration w/Fireworks
7am-10pm / Brengle Terrace Park

Photo Credit: © Miflippo | Dreamstime.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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More Than Pink   Through May 31
Donate $10 to Susan G. Komen and receive a special discount card offering 15-25% off one item at participating retailers.
Time/Place: 12pm / Fashion Valley Mall
Contact: www.simon.com/shop-support-save

MS Golf Invitational   May 1
Come join us at this esteemed golf tournament featuring premier tee prizes, silent and live auction, lunch, on-course contests, hosted reception, gourmet dinner and player awards.
Time/Place: 10am / La Jolla Country Club: 7301 High Ave.
Contact: http://golfms.org

Small Business Expo, Awards, And Mixer   May 2
The San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce annually honors our region’s small businesses for their significant contributions.
Time/Place: 3:30-7:30pm / Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Contact: 619-544-1343 / www.sdchamber.org

Fiesta Cinco De Mayo Old Town   May 5-7
This celebration attracts over 100,000 people with its bustling mercado, non-stop music and live entertainment, lucha libre wrestling, and a huge display of lowriders!
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Old Town, San Diego
Contact: www.CincoDeMayoOldTown.com

Serra Mesa Spring Craft Fair   May 6
Over 50 vendors with handmade and artesian items, Fair Trade, vintage. Something for everyone and every budget.
Time/Place: 10am / City View Church San Diego: 8404 Phyllis Pl.
Contact: 858-560-1870 / www.cityviewsd.com

Asian Cultural Festival   May 6
Martial arts, ethnic dances, cultural exhibitions, entertainment, games, and of course, food!
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Mira Mesa Community Park: 8575 New Salem St.
Contact: www.asianculturalfestivalsd.com

LakeFest   May 6
The whole family is invited to attend this all-ages event that features live bands, craft beer, kid’s activities and great food.
Time/Place: 12-5pm / Mountain Hawk Park: 1475 Lake Crest Dr., Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov/LakeFest

Horses, Hats & Hope   May 6
A Kentucky Derby Party benefiting REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program & The Foundation for Senior Care.
Time/Place: 12-4pm / 4461 S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook
Contact: 760-731-9168 / www.reinsprogram.org

Bikes Boards and Brews   May 6
Participants will enjoy tasters from San Diego’s best Craft Brewers, food pairings from local Pacific Beach Restaurants, a bike show, local artists and more.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Crown Point, Mission Bay Park
Contact: 858-273-3303 / www.pbbeerfest.com

Rhythm & Brews Fest   May 6
The San Diego Brewers Guild’s Rhythm & Brews music and craft beer festival will pair many of the country’s most celebrated craft breweries with local musicians.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / Historic Downtown Vista Village
Contact: www.sdrhythmandbrews.com

Escondido Renaissance Faire   May 6-7
Our goal is to educate and entertain guests young and old, about the life back in the Elizabethan Era. From battles on the field, to having a drink at the pub, to browsing through our many vendors, or watching the variety of shows.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Felicita Park
Contact: 805-665-0359 / www.oldetymeproductions.com

Girls on the Run Spring 5k   May 7
More than 500 girls ages 8-14, will celebrate their “girl power” by running 3.1 miles with their coaches, families, friends, teachers and community members.
Time/Place: 8:30am / Crown Point Park, Mission Bay
Contact: 619-816-6991 / www.gotrsd.org/5k

Carlsbad Village Street Faire   May 7
The streets will come alive with the sights and smells of fair-time as 800 vendors set up unique booths, fairgoers search for handmade gifts, try mouthwatering foods, and have some fun in the sun. 
Time/Place: 8am-5pm / Grand Avenue
Contact: www.carlsbad.org

Bark in the Park   May 7
Dog Contest: Smallest Dog, Biggest Dog, Best Trick and Owner-Pet Look Alike.
Time/Place: 1-4pm / La Colonia Park, Solana Beach
Contact: 858-720-2400 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

Miracle Babies 5K and Kids Festival  May 7
Dress up as your favorite hero! Kid Zone, Family Resource Fair, vendors, food trucks and exotic cars. Participants are encouraged to fundraise to help raise funds for NICU families.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / NTC Park, Liberty Station
Contact: www.miraclebabies.org

San Diego Surf Film Festival   May 10-13
Over 25 of the finest international surf films.
Time/Place: Misfit Pictures HQ: 565 Pearl Street #100, La Jolla
Contact: www.sdsurffilmfestival.com

Ignite San Diego   May 11
Showcases the community’s movers, shakers, creators, thinkers, innovators, doers and dreamers.
Time/Place: 6pm / The McMillin Center – Liberty Station: 2875 Dewey Rd.
Contact: www.ignitesandiego.org

Mama’s Day Benefiting Mama’s Kitchen   May 12
Features more than 55 chefs from San Diego’s finest restaurants, hotels and catering companies.
Time/Place: 6:30pm / Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Contact: 619-233-6262 / www.mamaskitchen.org

East County Senior Health & Info Fair   May 12
Join us at this free event and receive free health screenings, health and community resources and much more!
Time/Place: 10am-1pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-667-1322 / www.eastcountychamber.org

Surfrider Foundation Art Gala & Auction   May 12
Silent and live auctions, an exclusive fashion show by Fashion Week San Diego®, a delectable menu designed by Executive Chef JoJo Ruiz of Lionfish, and music by DJ Hevrock.
Time/Place: 6pm / Paradise Point Resort: 1404 Vacation Rd.
Contact: 858-622-9661 / https://sandiego.surfrider.org/artgala

Cycle EastLake & Run   May 13
1/2 Marathon, 10K, 5K Super Hero Family Roll & Roll, 25 Mile Marty Garcia Memorial Ride, or our 18 Mile Mountain Bike & Poker Ride! Benefiting EastLake Educational Foundation.
Time/Place: 6:30am / EastLake Middle School, Chula Vista
Contact: 619-997-6470 / www.eefkids.org/cycle

Avenue Amps & Ales   May 13
An overflow of craft breweries, live bands and good eats.
Time/Place: 1-5pm / Memorial Park – Third Avenue, Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov

Touch A Truck 2017   May 13
Car show for kids where sitting in the driver’s seat is part of the deal. Star Wars & Marvel characters, play laser tag, build a rocket, go on a scavenger hunt, and eat from a food truck.
Time/Place: 11am-3pm / Pacific Trails Middle School, San Diego
Contact: 858-621-3473 / www.TouchATruckSD.com

Balboa Park Pow Wow   May 13-14
The San Diego American Indian Health Center’s Annual Balboa Park Pow Wow is a cultural event that showcases the heritage and traditions of American Indians.
Time/Place: 10am-6pm / Balboa Park
Contact: 619-234-1521 / www.facebook.com/BalboaParkPowWow

La Mesa Rocks   May 19
Delicious Food, Live & Silent Auction! Cocktail Attire. Live Music by Disappointing Joseph. Benefiting the La Mesa Parks and Recreation.
Time/Place: 6-10pm / La Mesa Community Center
Contact: 619-667-1319 / www.lamesaparks.org

Festival of the Arts   May 20
This celebration of the historic North Park neighborhood is a free art and live music festival that also highlights the local craft beer and food community.
Time/Place: 11am-10pm / North Park 9-Block Festival
Contact: 619-294-2501 / www.northparkmainstreet.com

Bowling for Rhinos   May 20
The American Association of Zoo Keepers San Diego Chapter will be hosting their Bowling for Rhinos bowl-a-thon fundraiser benefitting rhino conservation.
Time/Place: 6-9pm / Kearny Mesa Bowl: 7585 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Contact: www.sdaazk.com

America on Main Street   May 20
“Come Play For The Day” theme. Come join us as we have fun in the sun and salute our Veterans at this annual event. Admission is FREE!
Time/Place: 12-8pm / Downtown El Cajon
Contact: 619-873-1641 / http://americaonmainstreet.org

Bench Party with Fern Street Circus   May 20
Attendees will be entertained with puppets, jugglers, aerialists, and much more.  Attendees will also have a chance to test out their own circus skills in an interactive workshop in tightwire, hooping and puppetry. FREE FOOD and refreshments will be available.
Time/Place: 12-2pm / Bayside Park, Chula Vista
Contact: www.chulavistaca.gov

Wild in the Country 2017   May 20
“Casino Royale at the Ranch” will feature a live and silent auction, catered meal, opportunity drawing, live music, casino games and entertainment for the whole family!
Time/Place: 3-7pm / Lions Tigers & Bears: 24402 Martin Way, Alpine
Contact: 619-659-8078 / www.lionstigersandbears.org

Tails on the Trails Charity Walk   May 20
There will be pet vendors, therapy dog groups, dog adoptions, music, food, games, and K-9 demonstrations.
Time/Place: 8am-1pm / Mance Buchanon Park, Oceanside
Contact: 760-940-5708 / www.ci.oceanside.ca.us

Community Band Festival   May 20-21
Listen to bands that will offer a wide variety musical genres from blue grass ensembles to full concert bands.
Time/Place: Sat 10am-7:30pm, Sun 11am-7:30pm / Old Poway Park
Contact: 858-668-4576 / www.poway.org

Relay for Life El Cajon   May 20-21
The signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.
Time/Place: 9am-9am / El Cajon Valley High School
Contact: 619-682-7412 / www.relayforlife.org

Fiesta Del Sol   May 20-21
A diverse musical showcase providing continuous live music; an array of arts and crafts exhibits; an area just for kids with rides, games and hands-on activities; gourmet food trucks.
Time/Place: 9am-9pm / Fletcher Cove, Solana Beach
Contact: 858-755-4775 / www.fiestadelsol.net

Bay Bridge Run/Walk   May 21
Participants head east to National Avenue, then up and over the Coronado Bay Bridge. The race finishes in Tidelands Park.
Time/Place: 8am / One Park Blvd.
858-848-5786 / www.navylifesw.com/bridgerun

Valley Center Rodeo & Festival   May 26-28
Vendors, western arts & crafts, food booths, live bands, a horseshoe tournament, beer gardens and more. Head to the rodeo grandstands for a full rodeo event lineup.
Time/Place: See website for schedule. / Valley Center Community Center
Contact: www.vcstampede.com

Aquatic Adventures by the Bay   May 27
Youth fishing, kayaking, rowing, bounce houses, scavenger hunt, obstacle courses, face painting, arts & crafts, entertainment, food & beverage concessions.
Time/Place: 10am-2pm / Pepper Park, National City
Contact: 619-336-4290 / www.nationalcityca.gov

Vista Strawberry Fest   May 28
Live entertainment on multiple stages, bands & local craft brews all day long in the beer garden. Carnival rides & 300+ vendors. Prizes galore!
Time/Place: 7am-4pm / Downtown Vista
Contact: 760-726-1122 / www.vistastrawberryfest.com

Solana Beach Memorial Day Ceremony   May 29
Camp Pendleton Young Marines Color Guard, Santa Fe Christian School Band, “Feathers from Heaven” doves, City Dignitaries and a special guest speaker.
Time/Place: 11am-12pm / Veterans Honor Courtyard at La Colonia Park
Contact: 858-720-2453 / www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us

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