Category Archives: Imperial Beach

San Diego County Events for July 17 – 19

Enjoy your weekend in San Diego County at one of the following events — there’s horse racing to watch, food to be enjoyed, media to see, and so much more down here!

San Diego county events this weekendDel Mar Racetrack – Racing Season

The annual Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racing season, starts up this week, from mid-July to early September.

When: July 16 – September 7, 2015
Where: Del Mar Racetrack | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA 92014
Cost: Stretch Run: $6 | Clubhouse: $10
More information: | (858) 755-1141

Imperial Beach Sun & Sea Festival

sandcastleThe 2015 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 Kids ‘n Kastles competition, Farmer’s Market and International Food Fair.

When: July 17-18, 2015
Where: Pier Plaza | 10 Evergreen Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Cost: Free
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Festival of the Bells

Celebrates the anniversary of Mission San Diego de Alcalá, the Mother of California’s 21 Missions, which was founded by Blessed Father Junipero Serra on July 16, 1769. All five Mission bells are rung during the weekend festivities, including an original bell dating back to 1802. There will also be food, entertainment, dancing and traditional activities like the Blessing of the Bells and the Blessing of the Animals.

When: July 18-19, 2015
Where: Mission San Diego de Alcalá | 10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, CA 92108
Cost: Free
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Lemon Zest & Garlic Fest

lemon and garlicFrom lemon and garlic inspired food tastings from San Diego’s top culinary minds, to cooking demonstrations, a beer and wine garden, dozens of retail vendors and a free family area, the festival will be filled with tasty delights and fun activities for all ages. Guests will also be invited to cast their vote for “Best Dish” of the fest.

When: July 18, 2015 | 12 – 5pm
Where: San Diego County Waterfront Park | 1600 Pacific Hwy., San Diego, CA 92101
Cost: Family Area – Free | Food, Beer & Wine Tastings – $50-$70
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The Little Italy Summer Film Festival

Kick-off summer with some of Italy’s greatest films. The Little Italy Summer Film Festival will show every Saturday starting June 27, 2015, until Saturday, September 5, 2015, at the Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets).

When: Saturday, July 18 and every Saturday until Sept. 5 | Doors open 7:30pm, films start at 8pm
Where: Amici Park Amphitheater (W. Date & State Streets) | W. Date & State Streets, San Diego, California 92101
Cost: $5.00 Donation
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Rubio’s Coast Fest

Rubio’s CoastFest is a celebration of the ocean and its many gifts. From the bounty it offers to the shores it graces, the ocean is more than a resource for Rubio’s: it is a way of life. After the cleanup, enjoy: live music, free food and drinks, a beer garden, free surf lessons from Surfin Fire, photo booth, pledge wall, Rubio’s Prize Wheel, and a Salsa Garden.

When: July 18, 2015 | 10am – 2pm
Where: Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre | 200 N. The Strand, Oceanside, CA 92054
Cost: Free
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San Diego county events this weekend

San Diego International Beer Festival


The 2013 San Diego International Beer Festival takes place June 21-23, in the Del Mar Arena, with many breweries and hundreds of beers from around the world! This year, participants will arrive from across the country and from many nations to sample some of the best beers anywhere.

When: June 21 to June 23

Cost: General Admission $55, Brewers Lounge $90

Where: Del Mar Arena | 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd., Del Mar, CA

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Loews Surf Dog Competition – Unleashed

The Loews Coronado Bay Surf Dog Competition is unleashing the fun with new friends from Unleashed by Petco. Whether catching a wave with a furry friend or seeking fun on the beach with friends and family, this year’s attendees can expect a fun-filled day at the “2013 Loews Surf Dog Competition- Unleashed by Petco.” This year’s competition—held on June 22, 2013 in a new location in Imperial Beach, adjacent to the pier—is expected to draw up to 40 surf dogs and thousands of spectators from across the U.S.

When: Jun 22 | 11:00 am until 3:00 pm

Cost: Free!

Where: Imperial Beach Pier | 2 Elder Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA

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La Jolla

La Jolla Festival of the Arts

The 27th Annual La Jolla Festival of the Arts™ has become one of the finest art show in San Diego where visitors can meet world renowned artists in an intimate, personable and fun setting surrounded by first class entertainment, delicious cuisines, fine wines, craft beer and more. Now in its 27th year “The La Jolla” features fine art with cause. As a fundraiser by the Torrey Pines Kiwanis, its proceeds support programs for San Diegans with disabilities.

When: June 22 to June 23 | 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Cost: $15

Where: UCSD Warren Field | UCSD campus, I-5 @ Genesee, San Diego, CA

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