This weekend, San Diego County has unique events to offer — check out the 1000 Lights Lantern Festival, the Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer event, or La Mesa’s historical lecture on Mt. Helix.
1000 Lights Lantern Festival
Come to enjoy good food, lively entertainment, and a beautiful spectacle of twinkling lights with your family and friends. 1000 Lights Lantern Festival is an experience you don’t want to miss.
When: March 23 | 4pm
Where: Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve | 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Cost: $13 – $35
La Mesa Historical Society’s History Roundtable: Around Mt. Helix
Historical Society’s History Roundtable series provides an encore presentation, as author James Newland’s presentation will provide an overview of the history of the Mt. .
When: March 23 | 5 – 7pm
Where: Grossmont Healthcare District Auditorium | 9001 Wakarusa Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free for LMHS Members, $5 suggested donation from non-members | RSVP
24th Annual Ugly Dog Contest
The Ugly Dog Contest is a family event where dog lovers can enter their pets into any of the 10 categories. Categories include ugly dog, best costume, best mutt, most handsome, most beautiful, cutest puppy, most unusual markings, looks like their owner and best trick.
When: March 24 | 10am – 3pm
Where: Plaza de Mexico, The Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
Cost: $5 – $75
Sunday Spreckles Organ Concert
Enjoy a free, hour-long organ concert Sunday at Balboa Park’s famed Spreckels Organ Pavilion. At the keys, the audience will typically find Raul Prieto Ramirez, the city’s San Diego Civic Organist and Artistic Director of the Spreckels Organ Society. Pets are welcome, and so are picnics.
When: Sunday | 2pm
Where: Spreckels Organ Pavilion at Balboa Park, San Diego
7th Annual Bankers Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival
Taking place throughout the two levels of The Abbey on Fifth Avenue, a historic 10,000-square foot venue, this year’s festival features unlimited access to two-ounce pours from more than a dozen San Diego craft breweries, complimentary savory and sweet bites from Bankers Hill eateries, live DJ music and pop-up art exhibits ranging from paintings and fine art photography to creative displays, with many works for sale at the event.
When: March 22 | 6 – 9pm
Where: The Abbey on Fifth Avenue | 2825 5th Ave, San Diego, CA
Cost: $30 – $35