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San Diego County Events for April 14 – 16

Happy Easter! As expected, the majority of things to do this weekend are Easter egg hunts for the kids, but there are a couple of other options as well. Check out my list below:

San Diego county events this weekendSunday Easter services in San Diego County

Around San Diego County, there are Easter church services to celebrate the resurrection of Christ. Check out this list here and here.


Easter in the Courtyard

Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon will host its annual Easter in the Courtyard on Saturday which includes an egg hunt boasting 14,000 Easter eggs. Also on the agenda: jumpy houses, carnival games, a shop-and-swap zone and food for sale from Ray’s BBQ.

When: Saturday, April 15 | 10am – 1pm
Where: Foothills Christian Church | 365 W Bradley Ave, El Cajon CA 92020
Cost: Free
More information: foothillschurch.org/events/easter-in-the-courtyard


Spring Eggstravaganza

At the Spring Eggstravaganza at Santee Lakes, have fun with the kids! There’s going to be continuous egg hunts for kids eight and younger, plus – carnival rides, pony rides, crafts, Primo DJ and more fun for the entire family.

When: Saturday, April 15 | 9am – 3pm
Where: Santee Lakes, Lake 5 | 9310 Fanita Parkway, Santee, California 92071
Cost: Free
More information: www.ci.santee.ca.us/Index.aspx?page=8&recordid=3618


Grossmont Easter Egg Hunt

Check out Grossmont Center for eggs-tra special fun, free kid-friendly crafts and activities, an Easter Egg Hunt, costumed characters, face painters, balloon artists, hair styling and more. Get ready for an egg-sperience to remember this Easter at Grossmont Center. Plus, don’t forget to get your photo taken with the Easter Bunny!

When: Saturday, April 15 | 10:30am – 12:30pm
Where: Grossmont Center | 5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Cost: Free
More information: www.grossmontcenter.com/event/easter-egg-hunt


More Easter egg hunts around San Diego County here!


Cat-illacs concert

Part of Seaport Village’s concert series, the Cat-illacs will perform Sunday afternoon with rock-n-roll music.

When: Sunday, April 16 | 1 – 4pm
Where: Seaport Village | 849 West Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: www.seaportvillage.com/events-calendar/cat-illacs-12


The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch

The famous Flower Fields in Carlsbad Ranch officially opened for the season on March 1; the fields are open daily, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., through May 14. Patrons will enjoy nearly 50 acres of colorful displays of Giant Tecolote Ranunculus flowers, which are in bloom for six to eight weeks. The famous fields also include roses, orchids, sweet pea blossoms, petunias and poinsettias.

This Sunday, there will also be an Easter service at 6:30am, as well as The Bayou Brothers performing 1-5pm.

When: Now – May 14 | 9am – 6pm daily | Sunday Easter service at 6:30am
Where: Carlsbad Ranch | 5704 Paseo Del Norte, Carlsbad, CA 92008
Cost: $14 | details here
More information: www.theflowerfields.com

San Diego County Events for March 24 – 26

This weekend in San Diego County, there are so many fantastic activity options available! Soak up the beauty in nature, reveal in the city’s events, and soak up some tunes.

San Diego county events this weekendFred Hall’s Fishing, Tackle, Boat & Travel Show

The 41-year-old Fred Hall Show at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is the largest outdoor recreation show in the nation’s fifth largest county. It is San Diego’s biggest fishing show, biggest boat show and biggest outdoor recreation event of the year. The show features nearly 500 booths, hundreds of boats, vehicles, campers and RV’s. Over 200 outdoor recreation seminars will take place over the 4 days of this show.

When: Thursday – Sunday, March 23 – 26 | 12 – 8pm
Where: Del Mar Fairgrounds | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: $15, 15 and under are free
More information: www.fredhall.com/san-diego


2017 San Diego Beatles Fair

To be held at Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center in North Park, this year’s edition of the San Diego Beatles Fair — the 15th since 1995 — is set to be the biggest yet. More than three dozen bands and solo artists are scheduled to perform on four stages

When: Saturday, March 25 | 12 – 11pm
Where: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center, 3925 Ohio St., North Park, San Diego, CA
Cost: $10-$25
More information: sandiegobeatlesfair.com


Tequila & Taco Music Festival

California’s largest traveling tequila and taco music festival is coming to San Diego this weekend. On Saturday, sample top-shelf tequilas, while enjoying gourmet tacos, live music, margaritas, craft beer, and art vendors to shop from! Tequila sampling will only happen on Saturday, 11am -3:00 pm.

When: Saturday, March 25, 11am – 5:30pm | Sunday, March 26, 11:30am – 6pm
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South, 200 Marina Park Way, downtown San Diego, CA
Cost: $10 – $60 | Must be 21+ to attend
More information: tequilaandtacomusicfestival.com/sandiego


Farm Stand Spring Farm Fair

At Golden Door Resort’s Spring Farm Fair, there will be local vendors, kids’ crafts, live local music, organic fruits & vegetables, refreshments and more.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 9am – 3pm
Where: 314 Deer Springs Rd., San Marcos, CA
Cost: Free
More information: shop.goldendoor.com/farmstand


Rolando Street Fair

Enjoy one of the county’s most intimate street fairs on Rolando Blvd in San Diego. The Fair boasts a great musical line-up every year and offers tons of food, arts and crafts, and service booths. The Rolando Street Fair has a wide assortment of carnival rides and games, face-painting and balloon artists, and plenty of youth-friendly booths too. Something for everyone in the family!

When: Sunday, March 26 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Rolando Blvd at El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: rolandocc.org/p-25118-street-fair


Stars at West Sycamore

Join the San Diego Astronomy Association (SDAA) for this springtime stargazing session at Mission Trails Regional Park Friday night. Weather permitting, the group meets at the West Sycamore staging area located at the east end of Stoneybridge Parkway in Scripps Ranch. The event is free; and there will even be telescopes that you can use.

When: Friday, March 24 | 7 – 10pm
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.sdaa.org


Arbor Day Celebration

El Cajon, now in its 20th year of receiving the Tree City USA Award, will host its 28th annual Arbor Day Celebration with a tree-planting ceremony at Kennedy Park.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 8am
Where: Kennedy Park | 1675 East Madison Ave., El Cajon, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.ci.el-cajon.ca.us


8th Annual Chamorro Cultural Festival

Join the CHE’LU San Diego organization for this free cultural event at California State University San Marcos. The family-friendly festival will include live music, dancing, food, raffles, art, workshops, a beer garden and more – all to celebrate the Chamorro culture of the indigenous peoples of the Mariana Island.

When: Saturday, March 25 | 9am – 6pm
Where: Cal State University San Marcos | 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096
Cost: Free
More information: www.chelusd.org/events

San Diego County Events for November 18 – 20

Art, a holiday lighting, parade, and Shakespeare are just a few of the activities going on in San Diego County this weekend!

San Diego county events this weekendHoliday Lighting in Santee

Santee will kick off the holiday season Friday night with this Holiday Lighting party at Santee Trolley Square, which includes live music, arts and crafts for the kids, a mini express train, a petting zoo, snow sledding, food vendors and photos with Santa ($12). The event itself is free, but some activities may cost a small fee. Don’t miss the tree lighting ceremony, which happens at 6:15 p.m. sharp.

When: Friday, Nov. 18 | 5:30 – 8:30pm
Where: Santee Trolley Square | 9884 Mission Gorge Rd., Santee, CA
Cost: Free – $12+
More information: Holiday Lighting in Santee


Jai Ho! Bollywood Party: Diwali Night

This Bollywood party celebrates the Indian tradition of Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Activities include a dance lesson, Henna tattoos and an 11 p.m. dance performance, and tunes of DJs Ukeim and Prashant. Entry is free to the first 100, pre-registered attendees until 10 p.m. Otherwise, it’s $10 per person at the door. Attendees are encouraged to wear traditional Indian attire.

When: Friday, Nov. 18 | 9pm – 1:30am
Where: Queen Bee’s Art & Cultural Center | 3925 Ohio St., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free for the first 100; $10 after
More information: Jai Ho! Bollywood Party: Diwali Night


Fall Talmadge Art Show

The 24th annual Fall Talmadge Art Show features 85 artists showcasing handmade contemporary craft and fine art including: skirts, dresses, hats, purses, nuno felt clothing; silk clothing; pottery, mosaics, jewelry of all kinds, including bead, silver, pearl and more; baskets, clocks, garden art, dolls, sculpture, paintings, fiber art and more — plus events!

When: Sunday, Nov. 20 | 10am
Where: Liberty Station Conference Center | 2600 Laning Rd., San Diego, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.talmadgeartshow.com


70th Annual Mother Goose Parade

The 70th annual Mother Goose Parade is Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Always the Sunday before Thanksgiving.

The parade includes colorful and exciting parade entries, such as floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, clowns, eloquent equestrians, special guests, and of course Santa Claus at the end of the parade. The parade route travels down Main Street. Parade begins at 1 p.m.

When: Sunday, Nov. 20 | Parade starts at 10am
Where: Main St, El Cajon, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.mothergooseparade.org


“Globe for All”: Free Performance of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”

Audiences around San Diego get the chance to see free performances of one of William Shakespeare’s beloved plays in their own community as part of The Old Globe’s “Globe for All” program. The program, now in its third year, brings free and low-cost performances of a Shakespeare play to communities around San Diego. This year, the program will put on Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure.”

When: Saturday, Nov. 19 | 12pm
Where: Escondido Public Library | 239 S. Kalmia Street, Escondido, CA
Cost: Free
More information: “Globe for All”: Free Performance of Shakespeare’s “Measure for Measure”

San Diego County Events for October 21 – 23

San Diego events this weekend include many Halloween-related activities, but there’s also a few other fun things to do!

San Diego county events this weekendBoomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt

Boomont Park is back for its 4th year with even more family-friendly Halloween festivities and fun during this month-long event! Friday, Saturday & Sunday after 5pm. Halloween activities include: free trick-or-treating, zombie laser tag, a roller coaster, pumpkin patch and painting, zip line and rock wall, live performances, costume contests, and more.

 

 

When: Oct. 21-Oct. 23 and Oct. 28-Oct. 30, 5pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego, CA 92109
More information: Boomont Park Fall Festival and Haunt


HauntFest

The fifth annual “HauntFest on Main” event will be held Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 in Downtown El Cajon! The special event will run from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown El Cajon, with an estimated 35,000 people expected. Admission is free, but some of the rides will charge a nominal fee.

When: Friday, October 21 | 5 – 10pm
Where: Downtown El Cajon
Cost: Free; rides charge
More information: hauntfest.org


Howl-O-Ween Canine Carnival

Ocean Beach Kiwanis’ Annual Howl-o-Ween Canine Carnival will be held at Dusty Rhodes Park on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a Howl-O-Ween Party and Street Fair for OBceans and their best friends, featuring games, prizes, costume contest/parade (for dogs and their humans), and food. Dog lovers from anywhere are welcome!

When: Saturday, October 22 | 10am
Where: Dusty Rhodes Park | Nimitz Blvd. and Sunset Cliffs Blvd., San Diego, CA 92107
Cost: Admission is free but dogs must be registered: $7 for single dog/ $10 for groups of dogs/ $10 for floats.
More information: oceanbeachsandiego.com/attractions/parks/dusty-rhodes-park


Fit Foodie 5K and 10K

Cross the most delicious finish line ever and indulge in an unforgettable day filled with food, fitness and fun!

When: Saturday, October 22 | 7am
Where: Embarcadero Marina Park South | 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Free
More information: Fit Foodie 5K and 10K


Kids free in October

Organized by the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC), Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences this October with free admission for kids 12 and under at 40 arts, cultural and science museums in San Diego County.

When: October 1 – 31, 2016
Where: At 40 arts, cultrual and science museaums in San Diego County
Cost: Free for kids!
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/kidsfree

San Diego county activities and events this weekend

San Diego County Events for September 30 – October 2

In the beautiful county of San Diego this weekend, there are some great events! Oktoberfests in La Mesa and El Cajon are going on this weekend, the San Diego Int’l Film Festival is underway, and there’s plenty more!


San Diego International Film Festival

The San Diego Int’l Film Festival, currently produced by the San Diego Film Foundation, is the region’s premier showcase for outstanding U.S. and International independent filmmaking. The five-day event is an entertaining, enlightening and educational gathering that embraces the region’s diverse cultural landscape, enhances the art community and expands the economic vitality of San Diego.

When: Wednesday – Sunday, Sept. 28-Oct. 2 | Times vary
Where: Locations vary, see below link
Cost: Tickets cost about $15 per movie, or you can buy a pass for an entire day or several days that includes all screenings
More information: San Diego International Film Festival


La Mesa Oktoberfest

La Mesa’s Oktoberfest is finally here! Check out the details below:

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When: Friday – Sunday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
Where: La Mesa Village
Cost: Free
More information: La Mesa Oktoberfest


Kids free in October

Organized by the San Diego Museum Council (SDMC), Kids Free in October is an opportunity for thousands of families to enjoy museum experiences this October with free admission for kids 12 and under at 40 arts, cultural and science museums in San Diego County.

When: October 1 – 31, 2016
Where: At 40 arts, cultrual and science museaums in San Diego County
Cost: Free for kids!
More information: www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/kidsfree


San Diego Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the greatest show (and tell) on earth — a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

When: Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, 2016 | 10am
Where: Balboa Park (Visitors Center) | 1549 El Prado , San Diego
Cost: $10 – $22.50
More information: sdmakerfaire.org


El Cajon Oktoberfest

El Cajon, like La Mesa, has an Oktoberfest as well; here is the information:

El Cajon Oktoberfest

When: Sept 30 – Oct. 2 & Oct. 7 – 9, 2016
Where: S. Mollison Ave., 1017 South Mollison Avenue, El Cajon, CA 92020
Cost: See flyer above
More information: www.germanclubsandiego.org/portfolio-list/oktoberfest-2016

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San Diego County Events for September 9 – 11

There are several free, local events in San Diego county cities this weekend! Take a nature walk in San Diego, have dinner and a concert in El Cajon, and explore Mexican heritage in Escondidio. Find details on these and more events below!

San Diego county events this weekendFall Home Decor, Gift, and Craft Show

All sorts of decor, gift, and craft items created by local artisans!

When: Friday, September 9, 9am – 6pm | Saturday, September 10, 9am – 3pm
Where: La Mesa Community Center | 4975 Memorial Drive, La Mesa, CA 91941
Cost: Free
More information: www.sandiegoreader.com/events/2016/sep/09/fall-home-decor-gift-craft-show


El Cajon’s Dinner & Concert

Check out El Cajon’s Dinner and A Concert; in the heart of beautiful Downtown El Cajon. This week they are featuring The Soul Persuaders. Funk and Soul Music to get you movin’, all live on the Prescott Promenade. Join thousands and have lots of fun. Local restaurants serve up great food, so you can enjoy your concert in style.

When: Friday, September 9 | 6 – 8pm
Where: Prescott Promenade in downtown El Cajon
More information: downtownelcajon.com/events/dinner-and-a-concert-2016-09-09


52nd Annual Poway Days Parade

The 52nd Annual Poway Days Parade will be taking place on Saturday, September 10th, 2016!  Parade time begins at 9:00 am and starts from Pomerado Road and Poway Road and continues to Bowron Road. This year’s theme is “Literacy: Read, Lead, Succeed.”

When: Saturday, September 10 | Beginning at 9am
Where: Poway Road, Poway, CA
Cost: Free
More information: www.powaydaysparade.org


Herencia Mexicana Festival

Mexican culture and tradition will be celebrated at the Herencia Mexicana Festival — a free family event with mariachis, music, dancing and more.

When: Saturday, September 10 | 10am – 6pm
Where: Grape Day Park |321 N. Broadway, Escondido, CA 92025
Cost: Free
More information: visitescondido.com/mc-events/herencia-mexicana-festival-at-grape-day-park


Brazilian Day San Diego

It’s the largest Brazilian festival on the West Coast — with plenty of entertainment, fun, and music! Event highlights include: arts and crafts, live music, performances, food, a beer garden, carnival parade, kids’ zone, and more.

When: Saturday, September 10 | 11am – 7pm
Where: Belmont Park | 3146 Mission Blvd, San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: www.braziliandaysandiego.com


Guided Nature Walk: Chicken Thief

Join an MTRP Trail Guide on a guided nature walk and learn about the plants, animals, geology, history, and ecology of the park on one of their scenic trails. These interpretive nature walks are offered to enhance your appreciation of the unique beauty of San Diego’s natural environment.

Walks start from the Visitor Center every Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.  Walks are free and open to the public, with no reservations required.

When: Sunday, September 11 | 9:30am
Where: Mission Trails Regional Park Visitor’s Center | 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail, San Diego, CA 92119
Cost: Free
More information: www.mtrp.org/events

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San Diego County Events for July 15 – 17

Lots to do this sunny San Diego weekend! Check out: La Mesa’s free concert, the Over the Line competition, Latino Film Series, vintage market, and Imperial Beach’s Sun & Sea Festival. And if these aren’t enough events, check out my list of the top 20 must-do activities to do in San Diego here!


Sundays at Six concert series

Every year, La Mesa Park and Recreation Foundation puts on some free family fun with their Sundays at Six concert series. This Sunday’s concert begins at 6pm, with SILVERMINE – Classic Rock/Pop.

When: Sunday, July 17 and Sunday until July 24 | 6 – 7pm
Where: Harry Griffen Park | 9550 Milden Street, La Mesa
Cost: Free
More information: www.cityoflamesa.com/409/Events-Activities


63rd Annual World Championship OTL | Over the Line

“Hosted each July by the Mission Bay Athletic Club (OMBAC), the annual sporting and merrymaking event typically draws about 1,200 teams from around the world to Mission Bay to partake in OTL, a bat and ball sport first played in Mission Beach in the 1950s” (nbcsandiego.com). Over The Line is a public event and requires no ticket or entrance fee to watch the games and enjoy the tournament. This weekend is the second and last weekend of OTL.

When: July 16 & 17 | each day begins at 7:30am until close to sunset
Where: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay Park, San Diego, California
Cost: Free to watch!
More information: www.ombac.org/over-the-line


Cine Carretera! Free Summer Outdoor Latino Film Series on the Boulevard

CINE CARRETERA! A Free Summer Outdoor Latino Film Series on the Blvd! Saturdays – July 16th, 23rd & 30th 2016. They’re taking over a vacant lot & making it into a vibrant space for film, art, music & community gatherings!

When: Saturdays — July 16 – 30 | 7pm
Where: 4050 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92105
Cost: Free
More information: www.facebook.com/events/291554044513691/?notif_t=plan_user_invited&notif_id=1466708044918683


Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

More than 100 vendors selling vintage, antique and handmade goodies with gather at Liberty Station (2870 Dewey Rd.) both Saturday and Sunday for the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.

When: Saturday & Sunday, July 16 & 17 | 9am – 4pm
Where: Liberty Station | 2870 Dewey Rd., San Diego
Cost: Free
More information: junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com/markets/san-diego-market


2016 Sun & Sea Festival

Being dubbed, “The Original Imperial Beach Sandcastle Competition,” the 2016 Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival will feature world-class sandcastle sculptors creating some of the best sand creations on the West Coast as well as a community parade and pancake breakfast, live music, children’s craft activities, a the Kids n’ Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair. View the whole schedule here.

When: Friday, July 15 at 8am and Saturday, July 16 at 7am
Where: Portwood Pier Plaza |10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, Ca 91932
Cost: Free
More information: www.kpbs.org/events/2016/jul/16/2016-sun-sea-festival/?et=65902