San Diego County Events for September 20 – 22

So much to do and not enough time! Check out all these San Diego County events:

SD Pacific islander festival

Pacific Islander Festival showcases the cultures and customs of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia with entertainment, food, music and specialty crafts.

When: Sept. 21 – 22 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Mission Bay’s Ski Beach | Vacation Road, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: Free
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San Diego Restaurant Week

The 15th Annual San Diego Restaurant Week returns Sunday, September 22 through Sunday, September 29 for a delicious dining experience! With over 180 participating restaurants offering prix-fixe menu options throughout San Diego County, you’re sure to find the perfect place to satisfy any craving.

When:  Sept 22 – 29
Where: San Diego County
Cost: $10 – 50
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Oceanside Harbor Days

Oceanside Harbor Days are two event-filled days with crafts and food booths, Nail ‘n’ Sail Competition, music, costume party for kids 12 and under, and more.

When: Sept. 21 – 22 | 9am – 5pm
Where: Oceanside Harbor, Oceanside, CA
Cost: Free
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Adams Avenue Street Fair

Adams Avenue Street Fair is SoCal’s largest free two-day music festival held each year in the community of Normal Heights. Beer gardens and tastings, carnival rides, food, arts and crafts booths and 90 musical acts on six stages!

When: Sept. 21 – 22 | 10am – 10pm (Sunday ends at 6pm)
Where: Adams Avenue and 34th St | San Diego, CA 92116
Cost: Free
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Pumpkin Patch – Julian Farm & Orchard

Pumpkin patch and activities for the family: apple pressing, hayrides, tomahawk and archery range, and animals.

When: Sept. 21 – Oct 20 | 10am – 5pm – Every Saturday and Sunday
Where: Julian Farm & Orchard | 4381 Highway 78, Santa Ysabel, CA 92070
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Harvest Festival in Balboa Park

Free, two-day Harvest Festival in the historic Balboa Park Club in the heart of Balboa Park. Family festival with fun, food, shopping, dance performances, dance lessons and dancing!

When: Sept. 21 – 22 | 12:30pm
Where: Balboa Park Club | 2150 Pan American Road West, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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Masquerade Regency Ball

The San Diego English Country Dancers and the Playford Plodders will host a formal Regency Ball; running in conjunction with the free Harvest Festival in Balboa Park (which will host a wide variety of dance classes, performances, and marketplace). Regency or formal attire and masks are not required, although they are a fun addition. All the dances will be taught and called during the dance, but attending a dance class before is helpful.

When: Sept. 21 – 22 | 10am – 10pm (Sunday ends at 6pm)
Where: Balboa Park Club Ballroom | 2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $25 before, $30 at the door, $5 for students/military/non-dancers
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: You could save big with a refinance

“If your mortgage was originated in 2018, then it might be time to consider a refinance.

“According to new data, 80% of mortgages from last year carry an interest rate at least 0.75% higher than today’s prevailing rate (3.49%, according to Freddie Mac).

“But 2018-borrowers aren’t the only homeowners who could benefit from today’s low-rate environment. Data from property analytics firm Black Knight shows that pre-2004 mortgagees could also save big. Nearly all of this cohort could shave 1.75% off their interest rate or more with a refinance.” (Forbes.com. “80% Of 2018 Mortgages Could Save Big With A Refinance, Data Suggests.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/alyyale/2019/09/09/80-of-2018-mortgages-could-save-big-with-a-refinance/#68daef82459d)

Read more about it here on Forbes: “80% Of 2018 Mortgages Could Save Big With A Refinance, Data Suggests.”

San Diego County Events for Sept. 13 – 15

The latest on this weekend’s events for San Diego County:

 

Santee Bluegrass Festival

Funds raised will benefit the Santee Teen Center, park improvement projects, and the Recreation Scholarship Program which provides financial assistance to qualifying Santee children, teens and seniors to take part in City recreation programs.

When: Saturday, Sept. 14 | 5:30 – 9:30pm
Where: Tickets only available at Santee City Hall (10601 Magnolia Ave., Santee – Building 6) until Friday, Sept 13 at 1pm
Cost: $35+
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San Diego Bayfair

San Diego Bayfair’s World Series of Powerboat Racing – a family festival tradition for more than 40 years speeds to the finish line.

When:  Sept 13 – 15
Where: 1404 Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
Cost: $20+
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Founders’ Day – Old Town San Diego

As the birthplace of California, Old Town San Diego plans to commemorate the tapestry of San Diego with a Founders’ Day Festival.

When: Sept. 14 – 15, 10am – 6pm
Where: San Diego Avenue – Old Town San Diego
Cost: Free
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Studio by the Bay Family Days

More than 20 small businesses on El Cajon Blvd (from Idaho to Illinois Streets) are putting on the end-of-summer installment of Stroll the Boulevard. Free festival with food deals, music, art and shopping.

When: Friday, Sept. 14 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Seaport Village, San Diego
Cost: Free
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: Home prices rising in car-dependent neighborhoods

“Market trends suggest that many homebuyers are prioritizing affordability above walkability.”

“Prices have been rising faster in car-dependent neighborhoods than in walkable neighborhoods since September 2018…” “Home-sale prices in walkable neighborhoods across the country increased 2.3 percent year over year to a median $343,900 in July, compared to 4.3 percent annual growth to a median $312,100 for homes in car-dependent areas.” (Redfin. 29 Aug 2019. Redfin.com/blog/walkable-neighborhoods-home-prices-rising-slower)Read more about this on Redfin.

San Diego County Events for Sept. 6-8, 2019

Close out the summer here in San Diego County!

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Celebrate the 23nd anniversary of the Julian Grape Stomp Festa Julian’s Grape Stomp Festa is a great way to spend this Saturday, with: local wineries, breweries, and cideries offering sips to sample, a wide variety of food and shopping opportunities, and great music.

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 11am
Where: Menghini Winery, 1150 Julian Orchards Dr, Julian, CA 92036
Cost: $15 – 75
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

Carlsbad Brewfest celebrates craft beer with tastings from more than 34+ San Diego and national breweries, music, entertainment, games and food vendors.

When:  Sept 7 | 12 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 3400 Pio Pico Dr, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $20-55
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Friday Night Liberty

The Arts District at Liberty Station hosts Friday Night Liberty, a free, monthly art walk showcasing local artists, dance, music and theatre – highlighting the arts culture in San Diego.

When: Friday, Sept 6, 5 – 9pm
Where: The Arts District at Liberty Station | 2640 Decatur Rd, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Stroll the Boulevard: End of Summer Evening Festival

More than 20 small businesses on El Cajon Blvd (from Idaho to Illinois Streets) are putting on the end-of-summer installment of Stroll the Boulevard. Free festival with food deals, music, art and shopping.

When: Friday, Sept. 6, 6 – 10p
Where: El Cajon Blvd (between Idaho and Illinois Streets), El Cajon
Cost: Free
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6th Annual Carlsbad Brewfest

More than 40 craft breweries and cider houses are coming together for the Carlsbad Brewfest this Saturday at Holiday Park. Music, entertainment and food along with beer and cider!

When: Saturday, Sept. 7 | 1 – 4:30pm
Where: Holiday Park | 1055 Chestnut Ave, Carlsbad
Cost: $55
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!

Money Monday: School districts when buying a home

“Purchasing a home is one of the biggest decisions a person can make during their lifetime…As back to school season approaches, a recent report from the National Association of Realtors highlights the different purchasing and selling habits of Americans, revealing that a significant share root their home purchasing decisions in school district quality.” Read more here at Housing Wire.

I’m curious — did you buy your home based on the school districts?

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San Diego County Events for Aug 31 – Sept 2

Check out these Labor Day weekend events in San Diego County:

Grossmont Center’s Summer Concert Series

Grossmont Center will be alive with the sound of music during the Summer Concert Series! The Cat*illacs perform the last concert at Grossmont Center today.

When: Saturday, Aug. 31
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
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US San Sculpting Challenge & Dimensional Art Expo

One of the top 20 “Must See” seaside festivals in the world according to American Express and USA Today’s 10 Best, the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge and Dimensional Art Exposition will return to San Diego’s downtown waterfront for 2019.

When: Aug 31 – Sept 2
Where: Broadway Pier and Landing | 1000 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: $15
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5th Annual Diamond Street Festival

This free community street festival in the heart of San Diego’s “Diamond neighborhoods” – along Imperial Avenue, between 60th and 63rd streets – will boast music, food, art, a car show and activities for kids.

When: Saturday, 12 – 7pm
Where: Imperial Avenue between 60th and 63rd Streets, San Diego
Cost: Free
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Hawaiian Plumeria Festival

All about plumerias: amazing flower show, plumeria themed gifts, potted plumeria plant sale, live entertainment and food.

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: Casa Del Prado | 1800 El Prado, Room 101, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
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49th Annual Barona Powwow

Hundreds of Native American participants of all ages and from across the country will showcase their dancing skills – also dancing, hand drum contests, singing and music, arts and crafts, and more.

When: Aug. 30 – Sept 1
Where: Barona Resort & Casino | 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd, Lakeside, CA
Cost: Free – $20
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If these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!