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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 |


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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 |


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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 /

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 /

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

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 /

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

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  

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  

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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  

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 /

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 /

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  

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 /

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

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  

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  

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  

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.

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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

¡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

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  

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 /

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  

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 /

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 /

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

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 /

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  


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